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MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Atherton considers license plate readers to combat crime spree

In response to a rash of burglaries in town, the Atherton Police Department will ask the City Council at its meeting on Wednesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by data on homes?, 9 hours ago | 11 comments | 1255 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Planning Commission supports 140-unit affordable apartment complex

A proposal to build a large affordable housing complex in Menlo Park cleared another hurdle March 12 when the city's Planning...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Alan, 11 hours ago | 5 comments | 2299 Views

MENLO PARK

Public outcry prompts further scrutiny for prominent redwoods

About 30 local residents showed up at Menlo Park City Hall for a public forum on Tuesday, expressing strong opposition to...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Katherine, 11 hours ago | 11 comments | 4222 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Earthquake drill scheduled Saturday in Woodside

Passersby who see a lot of emergency activity in Woodside Saturday morning (March 23) will probably just be noticing an earthquake...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by VIcki Coe, on Mar 22, 2019 at 5:47 pm | 1 comment | 681 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council starts downtown plan review

While the Menlo Park City Council decided to put off making any major decisions about the city's El Camino Real/downtown...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Happy Resident, on Mar 22, 2019 at 2:20 pm | 9 comments | 1585 Views

AROUND TOWN

Embattled Ravenswood superintendent forced to resign

Three weeks after placing the Ravenswood City School District's controversial superintendent on paid administrative leave,...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Yes, Corrupted Employees Out Now!, on Mar 21, 2019 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 1146 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student-services director named Ravenswood's acting superintendent

The Ravenswood school board has appointed Gina Sudaria, the district's director of student services and a longtime employee,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by teacher, on Mar 21, 2019 at 6:14 pm | 3 comments | 1012 Views

MENLO PARK

Buildings, RV destroyed in two-alarm North Fair Oaks fire

No one was injured in a two-alarm fire in North Fair Oaks on Tuesday morning (March 19) that Menlo Park fire district officials...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by BarbaraWood, on Mar 21, 2019 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 1478 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo fire board OKs study of district's property needs after $30M in spending

After spending nearly $30 million on real estate acquisitions since 2006, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 21, 2019 at 7:07 am | 7 comments | 1559 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park firefighters rescue kitten from pipe 14 feet underground

A tiny black kitten that slipped into a drain pipe and ended up 14 feet underground was rescued by persistent Menlo Park...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by Proud of our firefighters, on Mar 21, 2019 at 12:42 am | 6 comments | 3429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford coach, local residents among dozens indicted in college-admissions scandal

A Stanford University coach and numerous local residents, including some from Menlo Park and Atherton, are among the dozens...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Rosy, on Mar 20, 2019 at 6:34 pm | 40 comments | 12202 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Deputy pleads not guilty to excessive force charges

A San Mateo County sheriff's deputy accused of using excessive force on inmates at the Maguire Correctional Facility in...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Steve_J, on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 899 Views

AROUND TOWN

A death on the tracks

Nobody saw what happened to 22-year-old Connor McElroy late last year between the time he stepped off the train at the Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by MP Resident, on Mar 20, 2019 at 12:24 pm | 7 comments | 4575 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside's Carroll Ann Hodges: An 'irrepressible force of nature'

A celebration of the life of former Woodside Town Council member Carroll Ann Hodges, who died at the age of 82 on the evening...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Mar 20, 2019 at 9:35 am | 1 comment | 2092 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former president of Peru arrested in Menlo Park

A former president of Peru was arrested Sunday, March 17, in unincorporated Menlo Park on suspicion of being drunk in public,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by really?, on Mar 19, 2019 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 3534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley makes it easier to add second living units

Fulfilling its goal of encouraging more housing in Portola Valley, the Town Council on March 13 unanimously gave preliminary...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by TomS, on Mar 19, 2019 at 4:52 pm | 7 comments | 2016 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Gates on Ravenswood and Alma

Kudos to the City of Menlo Park and to the Menlo Park Historical Association for creating the newly constructed MENLO GATES,...

Original post made by Observer II on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by Beth, on Mar 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm | 1 comment | 109 Views

OTHER TOPICS

School board OKs new administrator position despite outcry

After a bristly back-and-forth between the Las Lomitas Elementary School District school board and a group of parents and...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Captain Obvious, on Mar 19, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 34 comments | 4842 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo fire board meets Tuesday to discuss board's job

The Menlo fire district's board meets Tuesday night, March 19, to discuss how the board should best operate and prepare for...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by lnon, on Mar 19, 2019 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 889 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Alpine Inn has new owners

The Alpine Inn, the Portola Valley beer garden and burger haven also known as Rossotti's, has new owners: Deke and Lori Hunter...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2019
Last comment by Bruce, on Mar 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm | 28 comments | 11206 Views
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