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MENLO PARK

New turn restrictions in Willows take effect

City officials are warning drivers near Willow Road in Menlo Park to brace for a temporary worsening of traffic as several...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm | 8 comments | 2621 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commission hits pause button on three-story Santa Cruz Avenue project

The Menlo Park Planning Commission wants to conduct further review of plans to knock down the building that is home to Juban...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Susan Bird, on Dec 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 4 comments | 2471 Views

ATHERTON

How much should Atherton spend to protect trees?

Trees will take up most of the Atherton City Council's discussion Wednesday during a short meeting starting at 6 p.m. in...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Get on with it, on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:00 am | 6 comments | 1440 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Hearing tonight for three-story development on Santa Cruz Avenue

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will hold a hearing to discuss the future of the current site of Juban Yakiniku, Union...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2017
Last comment by new blight, on Dec 19, 2017 at 8:16 am | 10 comments | 1736 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Fire Protection District President’s Report 2017

As my term as Fire Board President (and my 15th year on the Board) ends, here is what I see as our biggest accomplishments...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 19, 2017
There are no comments yet. 163 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents protest height of planned Caltrain poles

As Caltrain begins construction to electrify its train service, Atherton residents are protesting plans to install nearly...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Athertonian, on Dec 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm | 33 comments | 3875 Views

WOODSIDE

Feature: Former Woodside Elementary student returns, with a river

Gregory Gavin says his lifelong preoccupation with creeks started more than five decades ago when he was a young Woodside...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Matt Toni, on Dec 18, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 1308 Views

MENLO PARK

City of Menlo Park gives $266,000 to nonprofits

Menlo Park will give more than a quarter of a million dollars to local nonprofit organizations under the city's community...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 17, 2017 at 9:34 pm | 4 comments | 3118 Views

ATHERTON

Winant calls Atherton police probe of his mistreatment claims 'a travesty'

Richard "Dick" Winant, a Stanford University researcher who claimed Atherton police mistreated him after he got lost on the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 17, 2017 at 7:32 pm | 18 comments | 2026 Views

MENLO PARK

Listening to Trump's America

Joe Simitian went on a spring listening tour in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan, in counties where majorities had...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Jose, on Dec 16, 2017 at 5:56 pm | 8 comments | 2087 Views

AROUND TOWN

City tries to battle Willows traffic madness

A little less than a month since Caltrans installed new traffic signals at the Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange — and...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Dec 16, 2017 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 321 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Councilman Peter Ohtaki named next mayor

Marking the completion of another year, the Menlo Park City Council held its annual chair swap as Councilwoman Kirsten Keith...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Dec 15, 2017 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 1381 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Marijuana sales in town worry residents

The idea of a retail marijuana dispensary in a central commercial area in Portola Valley has residents painting grim scenarios,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by E. , on Dec 14, 2017 at 7:15 pm | 13 comments | 2374 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley prepares for license-plate-reading cameras

The poles are in the ground in Portola Valley and waiting for their intended purpose: as mounts for license-plate-reading...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm | 3 comments | 378 Views

MENLO PARK

Spare the Air alerts issued for Wednesday, Thursday

Bay Area air quality officials have issued Winter Spare the Air Alerts banning the burning of solid fuels on both Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by Bernie, on Dec 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 4 comments | 722 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Menlo Park's voter districting effort needs you

Season's greetings, Menlo Park! It's that time of the year when many of us are busy preparing to disconnect from work so...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Pam Jones and Jen Wolosin, on Dec 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: Enrollment drops in all local elementary school districts

The high prices of local housing may be pushing young families away from local school districts, a demographer's report says,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Larry Libertine, on Dec 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm | 20 comments | 5189 Views

SPORTS

Newton is stepping down as Menlo School football coach

Mark Newton is resigning after 14 years as football coach at Menlo School. A former quarterback at Menlo, Newton has guided...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by JBCHAM, on Dec 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm | 1 comment | 1348 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Should new library include housing?

Where to put a new main library and whether it should include housing were two questions discussed but not resolved at a...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by Julie R, on Dec 12, 2017 at 11:22 pm | 8 comments | 1542 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside: Filoli changes its holiday offerings

Filoli, the historic estate in Woodside, has changed its holiday program, which will now run Nov. 18 to Dec. 23, Tuesday...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Epic Disappointment, on Dec 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 1496 Views
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