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Woodside: Solar panel plan to face council scrutiny

A proposal from a previous Woodside Town Council to install solar panels to power town facilities has raised questions about...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by gal up on ranch, on Apr 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm | 7 comments | 1426 Views

MENLO PARK

On a roll: Menlo-Atherton's Bike Shed puts emphasis on carless commutes

Alongside a swath of bike racks on the northwest part of Menlo-Atherton High School's campus, a teacher is spearheading an...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by MP Resident, on Apr 12, 2019 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 260 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Woman arrested for grand theft from employer

Local officers respond to calls: from workplace theft and a construction site fight, to rummaging through trash while naked...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2437 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Complete Streets Commission to consider Middle Avenue bike lanes

The Menlo Park Complete Streets Commission is scheduled to discuss two potential options for adding bike lanes on Middle...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Apr 11, 2019 at 11:49 pm | 1 comment | 961 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Report: Bay Area has nation's third-highest homeless population

The nation's third largest population of homeless people, roughly 28,000, reside in the Bay Area, and most of them are unsheltered,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 1468 Views

MENLO PARK

On a roll: Menlo-Atherton's Bike Shed puts emphasis on carless commutes

Alongside a swath of bike racks on the northwest part of Menlo-Atherton High School's campus, a teacher is spearheading an...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by parent, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 2 comments | 2307 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measles-carrying Caltrain commuter sparks public health warning

Public health officials are warning the public of possible exposure to measles -- this time involving a Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 1 comment | 1071 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 Supporter of Teachers, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 35 comments | 5461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grand jury adds money-laundering charge for four local parents in college admissions scandal

Federal authorities on Tuesday let the other shoe drop on parents involved in the college admissions scandal, adding fraud...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Apr 11, 2019 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 1497 Views

MENLO PARK

Locals lament plans to raze Feldman's

A proposal to build a pre-fabricated, three-story housing structure with nine apartments at 1162-1170 El Camino Real, the...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2019
Last comment by Frank Merrill , on Apr 11, 2019 at 8:17 am | 12 comments | 2931 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Housing, offices proposed for Koma Sushi site

A flood of emails has arrived in the City Council inbox expressing opposition to a new housing and medical office project...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 10, 2019 at 8:57 pm | 10 comments | 2257 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tuesday: Council to reconsider red-light cameras

Following a six-month contract extension, the question of whether Menlo Park should continue its contract with Redflex, a...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by Motivation, on Apr 10, 2019 at 10:27 am | 17 comments | 1306 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council hopes to partner with nonprofit on tenant fund

Given limited staff availability and a lack of expertise, the Menlo Park City Council agreed on Tuesday (March 12) to explore...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2053 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fundraiser brings in more than $1 million for Alzheimer's research

The recent Part the Cloud Luncheon in Menlo Park raised more than $1 million for the Alzheimer's Association. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2667 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Cellphone video captures heated MAGA confrontation that went viral

Even as a 28-second cellphone video of an explosive April 1 confrontation in Palo Alto over a Make America Great Again hat...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by menlo mom, on Apr 9, 2019 at 7:52 pm | 9 comments | 2998 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals among 14 defendants who plan to plead guilty in college-admissions bribery scam

Four Midpeninsula residents are among the 14 people who agreed to plead guilty in the national college-admissions bribery...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by tired, on Apr 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 2372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burglaries reported at Atherton construction sites

There were two burglaries at construction sites off of Middlefield Road in Atherton on April 8, according to the Atherton...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Apr 9, 2019 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1396 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Bills to encourage housing density near transit advance in Senate

Two state bills that would allow more housing density in transit corridors cleared their first legislative hurdles this week,...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by Corporate Take-Over, on Apr 9, 2019 at 1:59 am | 1 comment | 1325 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Political polarization sparks confrontation at Starbucks, triggering online fury

In the latest example of social-media fueled extremism, a heated confrontation over politics in a Palo Alto Starbucks on...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by isaidso, on Apr 8, 2019 at 2:47 pm | 37 comments | 4279 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Snow survey shows twice as much as average in some locations

The latest survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack on April 2 found what a state water official called "practically a California...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2019
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 8, 2019 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 1028 Views
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