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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Public outcry over city's plans to hire lobbying firm

The Menlo Park City Council is facing lots of objections to a proposal by city staff to hire a Washington, D.C.-based firm,...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2017
Last comment by George Fisher, on Nov 7, 2017 at 12:57 pm | 25 comments | 5893 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Locals question library siting process

After mediators launched Menlo Park's third meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, to pick a site for a new main library by insisting...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by Skeptic, on Feb 25, 2018 at 4:11 am | 25 comments | 6788 Views

MENLO PARK

Locals protest planned felling of seven redwoods

The clock is ticking for seven redwoods situated near one of Menlo Park's busiest intersections, El Camino Real and Ravenswood...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2019
Last comment by Arborist, on Jan 5, 2019 at 7:09 pm | 25 comments | 6533 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park considers policy to help displaced renters

Following months of discussion by the public and the Menlo Park Housing Commission, the City Council has scheduled a study...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by small time landlord, on Feb 26, 2019 at 6:07 am | 25 comments | 7730 Views

MENLO PARK

Rainbow flag stolen three times from Menlo Park church

When the Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin arrived at the Menlo Park church she leads on Aug. 10 for a funeral, she was disappointed...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by cubist, on Sep 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm | 25 comments | 5142 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council greenlights new three-story building for Santa Cruz Avenue

As part of the city's efforts to revive the downtown area, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved a three-story...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by MPer , on Feb 8, 2020 at 1:47 pm | 25 comments | 6701 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs partial Santa Cruz Avenue closure for restaurants, shops

As soon as next week, three blocks of Menlo Park's primary downtown thoroughfare, Santa Cruz Avenue, will be closed to allow...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 43 minutes ago | 25 comments | 7549 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas trustee resigns

David Bailard, a member of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District board, resigned on Monday, Oct. 5, district officials...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by anomynous, on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | 25 comments | 11824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent search limited to insiders

The field of candidates for the next superintendent of the Sequoia Union High School District has significantly narrowed...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 25 comments | 4811 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Heaton named to Las Lomitas school board

Christine Marie Heaton, a high school teacher who has two children in the Las Lomitas School District, has been appointed...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm | 25 comments | 10878 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: 'Platinum education'? A closer look at district spending from a national perspective

In the recent debates over funding and parcel taxes for the Menlo Park City School District, it has concerned me significantly...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by cut, on Feb 13, 2017 at 4:27 am | 25 comments | 5440 Views

SPORTS

Wimberly's exit from coaching not what she envisioned

It could have been an ending to any other school year for Pam Wimberly, who handed out some diplomas at Menlo-Atherton's...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by MA Alum '79, on Aug 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm | 25 comments | 20886 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New York Times article bashes U.S. Constitution

Talk about bait and switch. The title of the article says "We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World"....

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Kathy, on Feb 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm | 25 comments | 5546 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Realtors: Facebook IPO is talk of the town

UPDATE with correction: What will happen to the local real estate market when Facebook goes public? Read the full story...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by PD, on Feb 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm | 25 comments | 6009 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?

In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 25 comments | 5383 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fire training captain works 40 hours, but gets paid for 56

The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has approved an agreement to allow a firefighter to work 40 hours a...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 14, 2017 at 3:19 pm | 25 comments | 4576 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump won't be coming to Atherton after all, police chief says

Atherton will not be the destination of President Donald Trump as he makes his political fundraising visit to the Bay Area...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Welcome Trump and Protesters, on Sep 17, 2019 at 5:28 pm | 25 comments | 6005 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Don't believe high-speed sales pitch

Sure, who wouldn't like to hop a train in San Francisco and step off about three hours later in Los Angeles, for the low...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2008
Last comment by Fredrick Schermer, on Aug 28, 2008 at 4:15 pm | 25 comments | 4899 Views

AROUND TOWN

Which neighborhoods are good for trick-or-treating?

I'd love to get a sense of the liveliest places to take my kids trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Our street is pretty...

Original post made by alp on Oct. 18, 2008
Last comment by Really?, on Nov 6, 2015 at 9:01 pm | 25 comments | 8623 Views

AROUND TOWN

County will pay David Boesch $270,000-plus

Former Menlo Park city manager David Boesch, the man chosen to replace longtime San Mateo County Manager John Maltbie when...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Penny Ury, on Dec 5, 2008 at 11:56 am | 25 comments | 4702 Views
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