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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 | 2144 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 | 4558 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 | 13004 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 | 1307 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 | 5388 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 | 2461 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 | 4355 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 | 2403 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 | 138 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 | 1221 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 | 11999 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cargill project in RWC being revisited

Congresswoman Jackie Speier bemoans the recent EPA decision declaring the status of the Cargill salt ponds to be outside...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by Yet More Blather, on Mar 16, 2019 at 4:10 pm | 2 comments | 270 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park RFP - Red Light Photo Enforcement System

Now is is the time to complain to the City of Menlo Park re Red Light Cameras. IF they really were about safety alone they...

Original post made by DC McGlynn on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Fremont, CA, on Mar 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm | 50 comments | 2422 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Mountain Mike's Pizza takes over former Applewood space

The space that was for decades home to Applewood Pizza in Menlo Park will soon serve pizza again. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Endless local Pizza places, on Mar 15, 2019 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 3750 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Chain restaurant may replace Applewood Pizza

In the aftermath of Applewood Pizza's closure at the end of December, rumors are swirling that a new pizza parlor is planning...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm | 30 comments | 4269 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposed administrator pay bump, new position raise teacher concerns

Some Las Lomitas Elementary School District teachers are concerned about a proposal on the school board’s March 13 agenda...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2019
Last comment by LLESD teacher , on Mar 15, 2019 at 7:26 am | 34 comments | 6786 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain launches Bikes Board First program

Caltrain riders with bikes are now allowed to board first onto designated bike cars. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2019/03/12/caltrain-launches-bikes-bo...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Mar 13, 2019 at 3:16 pm | 6 comments | 1335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: Parents paid tens of thousands to game the admissions system

The 204-page federal complaint filed by the United States Attorney’s Office on March 12 in the case of a nationwide college-admissions...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by lelkins, on Mar 13, 2019 at 12:44 pm | 4 comments | 2660 Views

WOODSIDE

Remembering Woodside: Dolores Degnan's memories of eight decades in the town she loved

Dolores Degnan, who died on Feb. 19 at the age of 80, had an extraordinary memory for the details of the many years she spent...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Jeannine, on Mar 12, 2019 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 419 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor suggests Sequoia Union absorb Ravenswood school district

The mayor of Menlo Park has floated an idea with major implications for the Ravenswood City School District: that the Sequoia...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by focus, on Mar 12, 2019 at 4:16 pm | 12 comments | 3789 Views
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