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Palo Alto woman who berated MAGA hat-wearing man reported missing

Rebecca Parker Mankey of Palo Alto, who made national headlines when she verbally assaulted a man wearing a Make America...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2019
Last comment by Haha , 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 1022 Views

MENLO PARK

Village Stationers to close Menlo Park and Los Altos locations

For 53 years, Village Stationers has helped Peninsula residents find gifts, cards, office supplies and more at its family-run...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by Diana B. , 8 hours ago | 9 comments | 2651 Views

MENLO PARK

How would SB 50 impact Menlo Park?

Across California, Senate Bill 50, a proposed law that would require cities to relax height, density and parking restrictions...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Boomer, 10 hours ago | 24 comments | 2865 Views

MENLO PARK

PA Weekly's April Fool's Story - Elon To Build Palo Alto Tunnel

Just read a wonderfully written satire published by the Palo Alto Weekly that I missed on April Fool's Day. It's about Palo...

Original post made by Longtime MP Booster on Apr. 15, 2019
Last comment by Credulous, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 290 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Policy discussion about Caltrain, Dumbarton rail

A Menlo Park City Council subcommittee made up of members Drew Combs and Ray Mueller will meet tonight (April 22) to iron...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 552 Views

MENLO PARK

Midpeninsula mayors, tech company transportation leaders convene to talk traffic

In view of a hulking manzanita tree branch hung from the wall at the Unitarian Universalist Church in south Palo Alto, mayors...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2019
Last comment by Hilda, on Apr 21, 2019 at 11:00 pm | 4 comments | 1315 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Earth Day documentary film program Apr. 27: Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water

All are invited to the program at the Los Altos Public Library, Green Room (13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos) 5-7 pm, free...

Original post made by Judy A on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by Judy A, on Apr 20, 2019 at 2:33 pm | 2 comments | 139 Views

MENLO PARK

Understanding the unsheltered among us

It's the day before an atmospheric river is supposed to dump over Menlo Park and Steven Hough is on the go. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2019
Last comment by Solidarity, on Apr 20, 2019 at 10:19 am | 8 comments | 4677 Views

MENLO PARK

Street parking could be removed on stretch of Middle Avenue

Members of Menlo Park's Complete Streets Commission voted 6-0 on April 10 to recommend that the City Council permit the removal...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2019
Last comment by Julie, on Apr 19, 2019 at 5:33 pm | 22 comments | 2598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bill to mandate safe parking for homeless students raises concerns

Community college students in California, many of whom are vulnerable to food, housing and financial insecurity, may soon...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by Twentse, on Apr 19, 2019 at 2:28 pm | 2 comments | 1534 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council picks top 2019 priorities

It's become a tradition for the Menlo Park City Council to narrow down its list of top projects into a top five do-or-die...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by Nathan , on Apr 18, 2019 at 8:06 pm | 2 comments | 2407 Views

MENLO PARK

Investigation finds Menlo Park horse facility owner housed workers in stables, cheated on wages

Workers at a prestigious Menlo Park horse training center and a second facility owned by the same person were denied minimum...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2019
Last comment by X boarder at pvtc, on Apr 18, 2019 at 8:04 pm | 18 comments | 4761 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Atherton looks at ways to reduce traffic congestion

While its lack of commercial and multifamily zoning has kept the population of Atherton relatively stable in recent years,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Apr 18, 2019 at 10:08 am | 13 comments | 1632 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Man convicted in death of toddler

A jury has convicted a 27-year-old man of involuntary manslaughter and assault on a child resulting in death for his role...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2019
Last comment by 5 years, on Apr 18, 2019 at 12:31 am | 1 comment | 1301 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire chief leaving Woodside district with priorities intact

Woodside Fire Protection District Chief Dan Ghiorso has a lot to reflect on after his 28 years in the department, with his...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by SFO2HKG, on Apr 17, 2019 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 2245 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Menlo Park fire board to discuss concerns with JPA agreement

Faced with the complexity of the issue, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has asked for more time to evaluate a proposal...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 17, 2019 at 9:31 am | 3 comments | 1631 Views

MENLO PARK

How would SB 50 impact Menlo Park?

Across California, Senate Bill 50, a proposed law that would require cities to relax height, density and parking restrictions...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by Helen, on Apr 16, 2019 at 7:06 pm | 1 comment | 140 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's red light camera program to end

The Menlo Park City Council opted Tuesday to not renew a contract with Redflex, a red light camera company, thereby ending...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 16, 2019 at 3:11 pm | 21 comments | 3083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man arrested after reportedly firing gun in home with toddlers inside

A 33-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly firing his gun in a home in unincorporated Menlo Park in which two...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2019
Last comment by Cold Dead Hands Heston, on Apr 16, 2019 at 11:58 am | 22 comments | 1918 Views

AROUND TOWN

SMC Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, Public Trust & Honesty

The day Chinedu Okobi was killed in Custody, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos issued this statement. "The deputy exited his vehicle...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by Bull, on Apr 16, 2019 at 11:50 am | 5 comments | 623 Views
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