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Digging in: The local food movement in our yards and on our plates

Sarah Machado climbs into the back of her truck at the Menlo Park Farmers' Market and emerges with four small pots of chives...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2008
Last comment by Joan, on Jul 29, 2008 at 9:39 pm | 1 comment | 34923 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Specific plan initiative goes to ballot

Voters will have a chance to determine the fate of a grassroots group's proposed changes to Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 50 comments | 34001 Views

MENLO PARK

Bicyclist severely injured in Menlo Park collision

Menlo Park police are investigating a collision that left a bicyclist with life-threatening injuries Monday morning. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Guest, on Apr 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 23 comments | 33968 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputy police chief named to new county post

The San Mateo Police Department's loss is San Mateo County's gain, as the city's longtime deputy police chief Michael Callagy...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 33785 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Clear choices in fire board race

In this election in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, five candidates are vying for three seats, including one being...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 23, 2013 at 7:23 am | 19 comments | 33667 Views

MENLO PARK

Changes ahead for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

One hundred and forty years ago, the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church first took shape in a small building on Santa Cruz Avenue....

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Edward, on Oct 23, 2016 at 10:34 pm | 45 comments | 33216 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three emergencies leave two men dead, snarl traffic

Three emergencies dramatically slowed north-south traffic through Redwood City and Atherton on Friday, including two incidents...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by What a ... , on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm | 20 comments | 32816 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County is sponsoring a candidate forums for the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm | 68 comments | 32533 Views

MENLO PARK

Planning Commission gives BevMo a thumbs up

It seems like only yesterday that a faction of Menlo Park residents and alcohol merchants rose up against allowing a Beverages...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 9, 2013 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 31893 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm | 7 comments | 31321 Views

MENLO PARK

Parents demand Menlo Park reinstate gymnastics teacher

City employees are often reminded that they work for the public -- usually when the public wants the employee terminated....

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by N.D., on Jul 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 86 comments | 31235 Views

MENLO PARK

The Almanac 2012 Readers' Choice Awards

<B>We are the champions Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=13098 posted Wednesday, August...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by KT, on Aug 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 30936 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election: Clarke releases answers to union questions

How much influence the labor unions should have on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is the hot-button issue...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:16 am | 22 comments | 30924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia high school district board studies enrollment options for Ravenswood kids

A thread emerged last night from the tangle of priorities facing the Sequoia Union High School District as the board discussed...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Further Clarification, on Oct 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 101 comments | 30915 Views

AROUND TOWN

DA Wagstaffe asks Board of Supervisors to Approve bringing on Al Giannini to help prosecute the Ayres case

In 2010, in their eye-opening report on Prosecutorial Misconduct in California, the Northern California Innocence Project...

Original post made by Lurker on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on May 2, 2013 at 9:44 am | 11 comments | 30518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County in 'state of emergency' due to coronavirus

San Mateo County supervisors today (March 10) ratified and extended a proclamation of a state of emergency due to the coronavirus...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 16, 2020 at 6:36 am | 28 comments | 29474 Views

MENLO PARK

Panel of Contributors: Nothing to fear from Dumbarton rail

The proposal to operate six trains in each direction on weekdays between Union City (or Newark) over the Dumbarton rail bridge...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2007
Last comment by opposed, on Jul 30, 2007 at 9:19 am | 28 comments | 29057 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's Measure X would renew parcel tax

Four years ago, Atherton's parcel tax renewal measure passed overwhelmingly, with 77.4 percent of voters supporting the annual...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by F Lee Bailey, on Oct 25, 2013 at 7:42 am | 3 comments | 28768 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Going to the mat: new wrestling club already contender

The Beechwood Wrestling Club started from scratch back in September, thanks to Nathan Pantoja and a former Menlo Park police...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Coach Bodie, on Jul 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 6 comments | 28764 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies; community rallied to raise funds

Update: The young man described in this story, Aisea Mataele, was taken off of life support in the early evening of Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Andrea, on Jun 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm | 5 comments | 28629 Views
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