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ATHERTON

Atherton council members considering taking on debt to build civic center

Faced with the reality of having to slash features from the plans for a new Atherton library and town offices to bring the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm | 36 comments | 6696 Views

FICTION

Defamation suit brought by Menlo Park fire board director settled

Six days before the trial in one defamation case involving a local fire board director is set to begin, a second defamation...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Peter's service, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:38 am | 36 comments | 63318 Views

MENLO PARK

Massive two-story building proposed to dwarf Oak Knoll School neighbors

In its headlong rush to break ground on a monstrous NEW 2 story bldg. at Oak Knoll School, backing on Oak Avenue and dwarfing...

Original post made by BIGGER THE BETTER? on Mar. 21, 2007
Last comment by Concerned Menlo Park Neighbor, on May 9, 2007 at 5:43 pm | 35 comments | 7876 Views

MENLO PARK

Six candidates welcome fire district challenges

Labor talks are stalled, firefighters are working without a contract, morale is low, and financial concerns are causing capital...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:40 am | 35 comments | 4662 Views

MENLO PARK

After covering mortgage payments, city takes possession of below-market-rate condo

An unusual case in which the city of Menlo Park paid mortgage installments and homeowners association fees on a below-market-rate...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2010
Last comment by pull the plug, on Feb 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm | 35 comments | 5847 Views

MENLO PARK

Pension initiative

A group aiming to place a "pension reform" initiative on the November ballot is in its last week of signature-gathering....

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on May 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm | 35 comments | 6634 Views

MENLO PARK

Tunneling dropped as Midpeninsula rail option

Deep tunnels and covered trenches have been dropped as alternatives for the Palo Alto/Midpeninsula portion of the state's...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by martin engel, on Aug 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm | 35 comments | 5382 Views

MENLO PARK

Does Menlo Park really need Flood Park?

Despite a staff report questioning whether Menlo Park truly needs more open space, the Parks and Recreation Commission voted...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jason Primuth, on Nov 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 35 comments | 5856 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission studies El Camino Real options

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will hold a study session tonight (March 23) to evaluate how to improve El Camino Real,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Apr 4, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 35 comments | 6531 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Neighbors raise concerns about proposed hotel

A proposal to demolish the 28-room Red Cottage Inn & Suites at 1704 El Camino Real and replace it with a 68-room Hampton...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 15, 2018 at 8:33 pm | 35 comments | 9953 Views

MENLO PARK

Historic Alpine Inn reopening in Portola Valley next month

Two private parties at the historic Alpine Inn, a Portola Valley institution that was recently sold and closed for renovation,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by scot schmierer, on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:13 pm | 35 comments | 25311 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Minimum wage ordinance approved

Starting on Jan. 1, workers in Menlo Park must be paid a minimum of $15 an hour, following a 4-0-1 vote on Sept. 10 by the...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by try it for yourselves, on Sep 16, 2019 at 9:47 am | 35 comments | 7166 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Special ed director faces ouster

A battle is brewing over the pending dismissal of the Menlo Park City School District's director of special education at...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by lessons learned, on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:29 am | 35 comments | 10324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas parents pepper high school district superintendent in forum

Had public comment been darts, Sequoia Union High School District Superintendent James Lianides would have had puncture wounds...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Educator, on May 20, 2013 at 9:27 am | 35 comments | 13284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside High student attacked after posting her support for Donald Trump

A Woodside High sophomore said that after she posted on social media her support of Donald Trump for president, she was...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Nov 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 35 comments | 14522 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Parcel tax a wise investment in community's future

Our Menlo Park City district schools are outstanding for a reason — this community consistently invests in our common...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Interested Observer , on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:46 pm | 35 comments | 6338 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cops prepare for new cell-phone driving laws

Local law enforcement agencies are gearing up to begin enforcing the "hands-free" cell phone laws that go into effect Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2008
Last comment by not laughing, on Jul 9, 2008 at 8:16 am | 35 comments | 5938 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists

A new state law sets 3 feet as a "safe distance" for vehicles passing bicyclists on the road. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by wcs, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 35 comments | 6397 Views

OTHER TOPICS

School board OKs new administrator position despite outcry

After a bristly back-and-forth between the Las Lomitas Elementary School District school board and a group of parents and...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Supporter of Teachers, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 35 comments | 9260 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eshoo supports Occupy Wall Street protesters

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, supports the Occupy Wall Street protests and said she is "surprised people weren't out...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2011
Last comment by Here come the haters, on Jan 21, 2012 at 11:06 am | 35 comments | 6023 Views
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