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MENLO PARK

Monday: Public hearing on potential environmental impacts of 92-foot-tall building in Menlo Park

A 260,000-square-foot, five-story research and development building proposed by Tarlton Properties at 1350 Adams Court in...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by OB Bobby Johnson, on Jan 14, 2019 at 4:28 pm | 4 comments | 5417 Views

MOVIES

Piano teacher arrested for sex crimes on relative

Nicholas Robinson has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse on an underage relative. He is also a piano teacher who gives...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2589 Views

MENLO PARK

Community celebrates Bears' victory with Saturday festivities

Victory was theirs -- and then they partied. In fact, the community partied with them on Saturday to celebrate the Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by The Great American Game, on Jan 14, 2019 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 2983 Views

AROUND TOWN

Postponed: Menlo Park council's goal-setting meeting

A goal-setting meeting at which the Menlo Park City Council was scheduled to talk through priorities for its 2019 work plan...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2019
Last comment by proper procedures, on Jan 12, 2019 at 1:28 pm | 7 comments | 4371 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Thygesen, Lambert step down from school board dais after years of service

Joan Lambert and Terry Thygesen, who have more than two decades of experience as school board members between them, stepped...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2019
Last comment by Laura Rich, on Jan 10, 2019 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 3138 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Cat rescued in Menlo Park up for adoption

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is seeking an owner for a cat that improbably survived ingesting rat poison and was rescued...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Donna C., on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm | 2 comments | 3900 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight: Council to consider a ban on gasoline-powered leaf-blowers

The Portola Valley Town Council, when it meets Wednesday, Jan. 9, will consider banning gasoline-powered leaf blowers, along...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Jan 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 7 comments | 3683 Views

MENLO PARK

Recently digitized city photographs illuminate a Menlo Park of yesteryear

"It started, honestly, as office clean up," said Thomas Rogers, principal planner at the city of Menlo Park. He was speaking...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Been There, on Jan 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm | 1 comment | 3503 Views

OTHER TOPICS

How a beloved family recipe inspired Ladera Foods

The roots for one of the area's most popular granola brands and a growing local business can be traced back to when Brian...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Barbara, on Jan 9, 2019 at 10:40 am | 1 comment | 1209 Views

FICTION

Menlo Park fire district to expand services

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District will hold two dedication ceremonies Monday, coinciding with the expansion of services...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 9, 2019 at 10:03 am | 15 comments | 3390 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Public forum set on plan to fell El Camino redwoods

For residents who are concerned about the future of seven redwood trees sentenced to be cut down near the corner of El Camino...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2019
Last comment by whatever , on Jan 9, 2019 at 10:03 am | 8 comments | 4072 Views

MENLO PARK

Year in review: A rough-and-tumble 2018 for the Menlo fire district

The year 2018 was a challenging one for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, with criticism from a county grand jury,...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 8, 2019 at 4:37 pm | 26 comments | 3128 Views

FICTION

Three households recognized for welcoming native plants, critters

While Portola Valley is not Eden for the plants that dwell there -- they do have pathogens to contend with -- the yards of...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by Friend of Woodside, on Jan 8, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 2672 Views

FICTION

New year brings with it plenty of new laws

A slew of new laws that went into effect on Jan. 1 -- from bills addressing gender issues to new rules banning gun ownership...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2060 Views

AROUND TOWN

La Entrada school floods for second time in five weeks

A water main break at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park on Nov. 29 flooded the campus for the second time in five weeks,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1788 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City seeks feedback on Ravenswood, Caltrain track separation plan

The city of Menlo Park is seeking feedback on a draft report that has been released addressing the complex question of what...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2018
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Jan 7, 2019 at 12:40 pm | 58 comments | 8247 Views

MENLO PARK

Picnickers injured by fallen tree branch sue Menlo College

A San Bruno family has filed a lawsuit against Menlo College seeking more than $2.5 million in damages after a woman and...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by Danielle B, on Jan 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm | 7 comments | 4251 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Who is Menlo Park? The answer is in our values

A lot of people talk about Menlo Park as if we're collectively headed to hell in a handbasket. I don't see it that way. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Jan 6, 2019 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 1132 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City recruiting for volunteer commissioners

The city of Menlo Park is recruiting applicants for its Complete Streets, Environmental Quality and Planning commissions...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2599 Views

MENLO PARK

2018 in review: Summing up a year of change in Menlo Park

The year 2018 has been one of change in Menlo Park, characterized by growing skepticism as the city has been forced to reckon...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2018
Last comment by Happy Menlo Parker, on Jan 5, 2019 at 9:52 pm | 2 comments | 6483 Views
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