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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park will hire consultant to evaluate specific plan initiative

"I want it to be unmerciful. I want the comparison to be unmerciful to the (specific) plan. And I want the comparison to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 24 comments | 21915 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Melanie, on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 21528 Views

MENLO PARK

Mueller, Carlton elected to Menlo Park council

A lone woman on a corner of Alameda de las Pulgas waved a sign for Romney 2012/Catherine Carlton/Yes on Prop 32. She got...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Michael, on Nov 11, 2012 at 9:45 am | 18 comments | 21440 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Towns look for volunteers for planning and architectural review panels

The town councils of Woodside and Portola Valley are looking for volunteers to serve on advisory panels. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 21099 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Couple walking dog killed by alleged drunken driver

Two people walking a dog were struck from behind and killed by a suspected drunken driver in Menlo Park on Thursday night,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Drive Unimpaired, on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm | 22 comments | 21003 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Actually, on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 20642 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two more pull papers in Atherton council race

Greg Conlon, who came in a close third in last November's race for two Atherton City Council seats, and Diane Sandhu have...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2013 at 7:34 am | 6 comments | 20519 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church gets OK to switch denominations

The regional governing body overseeing the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church has voted to approve the church's departure. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2014
Last comment by Mike R, on Mar 26, 2014 at 9:48 pm | 5 comments | 20432 Views

WOODSIDE

Hanretty must pay Woodside School District $2.67 million for misappropriation

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District now serving a two-year prison term for embezzlement...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by A WES Neighbor, on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 14 comments | 20376 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police urge more vigilance in face of latest overnight thefts

The rash of burglaries in Atherton's Selby Lane neighborhood continues, with three residents calling police to report thefts...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by JoseG, on Nov 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 20266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board OKs shift of East Palo Alto students to M-A

If Menlo-Atherton High School has room, students from East Palo Alto (in the Ravenswood City Elementary School District)...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm | 51 comments | 20162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas, Woodside High parents spar

There was both faint and full-throated praise for Woodside High School at the May 29 public forum to consider strategies...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm | 47 comments | 20034 Views

MENLO PARK

Transitional kindergarten debate: Required or not?

In June 2012 Phil and Christie Kiekhaefer moved from Redwood City to Menlo Park, downsizing their family of four into a tiny...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Test Score Watcher, on Oct 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm | 32 comments | 19995 Views

MENLO PARK

Four of five Menlo council members skipped ethics training

Of the five Menlo Park City Council members who served from 2004 to 2010, only one obeyed state law by attending an ethics...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by coastside resident, on Jan 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 52 comments | 19968 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Solyndra Execs and Shareholders made Huge Donations to the Obama Campaign

Solyndra executives and shareholders made hundreds of thousands of dollars to Obama's 2008 campaign for the White House and...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Pearl, on Sep 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 131 comments | 19937 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty aftermath: School districts take steps to prevent future financial misdeeds

While both the Woodside and Portola Valley school districts have put measures in place to try to make it more difficult for...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Trust, on Nov 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm | 8 comments | 19846 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school board says time isn't right to add Mandarin immersion

A standing-room-only crowd of parents and proponents of starting a Mandarin immersion program in the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Rich, on May 8, 2014 at 12:51 am | 11 comments | 19823 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Freedom and vigilance

Menlo Park recently purchased several surveillance cameras and roving license-plate readers. Let's try putting the argument...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:22 am | 25 comments | 19765 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton parcel tax renewal measure wins by large margin

With all eight precincts in town counted, Atherton's parcel tax renewal measure supporters are likely to be celebrating tonight. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Mandate, on Nov 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 19702 Views

MENLO PARK

Scientist sees dire climate-change impacts

If worldwide carbon emissions continue at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Frosty the Snowman, on May 2, 2012 at 8:58 am | 141 comments | 19534 Views
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