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MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse downtown plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2014 at 11:54 am | 264 comments | 20436 Views

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Did Menlo Park fire district chief put TV show ahead of accident response?

There is little or no disagreement from Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman on the facts in an...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 228 comments | 15118 Views

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Unions sue Menlo Park over pension initiative

Two labor unions filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court on Sept. 15, challenging the legality of Measure L, the...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | 198 comments | 12016 Views

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Menlo council set to impose two-tier pension system

As the bureaucratic gears start turning to verify a citizen-led "pension reform" ballot initiative, Menlo Park's City Council...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | 190 comments | 20905 Views

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Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 188 comments | 13848 Views

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County will look into San Carlos Airport noise problems

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has created a subcommittee to look at noise and other problems caused by the steadily...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Jetman, on Nov 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm | 163 comments | 9564 Views

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Menlo voters defeat Measure M

Measure M, the resident-sponsored initiative to change the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, has been the center of...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 159 comments | 12360 Views

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Pounding the pavement for pension reform

Lenny Ayyangar walks door-to-door in her Sharon Heights neighborhood, collecting signatures for an initiative drive aimed...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 152 comments | 51112 Views

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Scientist sees dire climate-change impacts

If worldwide carbon emissions continue at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Frosty the Snowman, on May 2, 2012 at 8:58 am | 141 comments | 24341 Views

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Schools: Enrollment study shows low-income families leaving area

A new report shows the Peninsula's high cost of living driving low-income families away from elementary school districts...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm | 137 comments | 11566 Views

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Stanford-Arrillaga project: Boon or doom?

What's worse than a string of empty car lots? Eight acres of mixed-use office space, retail and apartments, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm | 132 comments | 266171 Views

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Fergusson resigns as Menlo mayor; revote delayed

Council member Kelly Fergusson has resigned as the mayor of Menlo Park as a consequence of Brown Act violations she committed...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 128 comments | 10729 Views

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City to oppose pension-initiative lawsuit

Menlo Park's city attorney will file an opposing argument to the legal challenge by two public employee unions of the citizen-driven...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 121 comments | 13257 Views

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The Downtown Plan is a Fiasco Financially; Measure M Will Help

Critics of Menlo Park's Measure M are able to find fault with it because it has taken on a near-impossible task: repairing...

Original post made by Chuck Bernstein on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm | 120 comments | 4705 Views

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ClimateGate ---

The following message from respected scientists should be noted here in our local paper. It is time to reassess climate change...

Original post made by old timer on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by The Skeptics were SOOOO wrong back in 2009, on Jun 1, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 116 comments | 9670 Views

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Guest opinion on Louise Street dispute: Don't destroy our neighborhood

On July 16 the City Council will vote on an issue that raises fundamental questions about the nature of our community, and...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 27, 2013 at 12:37 am | 115 comments | 9337 Views

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Measure L headed for second court challenge

Even though Menlo Park's pension reform initiative was approved by 72 percent of the voters, opponents of the measure said...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 114 comments | 12523 Views

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Update: Menlo council forms subcommittee to guide Stanford project on El Camino

After a discussion that started on Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday morning, the Menlo Park City Council decided...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by redirect, on Jul 5, 2017 at 2:21 am | 111 comments | 15702 Views

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Menlo Park: Consultant's proposal was rejected

A consultant's proposal that Menlo Park take a proactive role in swaying public opinion with regard to the specific plan...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Nov 5, 2014 at 1:53 pm | 110 comments | 7505 Views

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Council members express 'grave concern' to David Bohannon over focus groups

Two members of Menlo Park's City Council met with land developer David Bohannon Tuesday to express their "grave concern"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 106 comments | 8672 Views
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