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ATHERTON

Atherton signs off on Caltrain proposal to permanently close its train station

The Atherton City Council decided on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to accept a proposal from Caltrain to permanently close the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by peninsula resident, 40 minutes ago | 26 comments | 9120 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Neely Wine's tasting room plans meet further resistance by residents

A plan to permit a tasting room and event center at Neely Wine in the middle of Portola Valley met with further caution from...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by les marks, 3 hours ago | 18 comments | 3083 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council rejects solar project at Town Hall

The Woodside Town Council backed away from a project that would have used solar panels to supply Town Hall and the historic...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Fed up, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 536 Views

MENLO PARK

Guild Theatre construction temporarily narrows El Camino to one lane

Locals, brace for traffic. Construction work at the Guild Theatre site is narrowing sections of El Camino Real and Ravenswood...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 1318 Views

MENLO PARK

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $3.5M to tackle 'pressing community needs'

The nonprofit Chan Zuckerberg Initiative distributed nearly $3.5 million in grants to 40 Bay Area organizations working to...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Lou Ann, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 650 Views

MENLO PARK

Council agrees to pay up for study of fully elevated grade separation option

In the ongoing discussion of how best to separate at-grade rail crossings, the Menlo Park City Council took a small step...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by really?, 9 hours ago | 18 comments | 2013 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local Restaurant and Small Biz Recommendations?

Some years ago there was a great thread here that primarily focused on restaurants. The primary commenters were Menlo Voter,...

Original post made by Hmmm on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 20, 2020 at 11:38 am | 18 comments | 1653 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New Portola Valley mayor embraces thoughtful change

As a professional energy consultant, new Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs is well-positioned to help write new rules to make...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Jan 19, 2020 at 9:43 am | 10 comments | 2113 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Founder of Menlo Park Academy of Dance, RoseAnn Sayler, dies at 96

RoseAnn Sayler, a longtime Menlo Park resident who founded the Menlo Park Academy of Dance and participated in the city's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by PeninsulaGirl, on Jan 19, 2020 at 9:29 am | 3 comments | 1676 Views

WOODSIDE

Remembering Woodside circa 1966

Years after an idyllic experience at Woodside Elementary School, 35 members of the class of 1966 have written about their...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Hughes, on Jan 19, 2020 at 7:44 am | 1 comment | 1679 Views

MENLO PARK

Longtime teaching assistant is the 'rock star' of Trinity School

Bim Cleland is one of the first teachers to arrive at Trinity School in Menlo Park every day. His daily, wide-ranging schedule...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Sheena , on Jan 17, 2020 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 2140 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Auto burglars hit 10 vehicles in Ladera shopping center Wednesday evening

Ten vehicles were reported burglarized in the parking lot of the Ladera shopping center on Wednesday evening (Jan. 15), according...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by PV Res, on Jan 17, 2020 at 8:24 pm | 8 comments | 2872 Views

MENLO PARK

Senate Bill 50 returns -- and so does Peninsula's housing debate

Responding to local concerns about the top-down mandates of his contentious bill, SB 50, state Sen. Scott Wiener in early...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by thought, on Jan 17, 2020 at 5:24 pm | 14 comments | 1675 Views

WOODSIDE

Judge may order PG&E to hire more tree trimmers, removers

A federal judge announced in San Francisco Thursday that he is considering ordering PG&E to hire and train enough workers...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 17, 2020 at 3:35 pm | 2 comments | 883 Views

ATHERTON

Is Atherton Town Council too embarrassed to share minutes and video of its meeting?

At its 18 Dec meeting the Town Council discussed its so called Fiscal Review of the Fire District (a separate public agency...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 11, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 17, 2020 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 258 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Caltrain station may close permanently

Caltrain is proposing to permanently close the Atherton train station, which currently operates only on weekends, according...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 16, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 21 comments | 3666 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park takes on second Greystar proposal to add hundreds of apartments citywide in under a month

Menlo Portal, the tentative name for a second project of developer Greystar to build hundreds of apartments on Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Jan 15, 2020 at 7:07 pm | 28 comments | 4770 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Park to reevaluate locking up public tennis courts

Menlo Park, unlike many neighboring cities (with the exception of Atherton), keeps its public tennis courts under lock and...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jack Whitey, on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 4659 Views

AROUND TOWN

The fight isn't over yet for Feldman's Books, Menlo Park's last used bookstore

For many local bookworms, Menlo Park is synonymous with a certain institution in town that starts with F and has "book"...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2019
Last comment by Progress, on Jan 15, 2020 at 9:23 am | 8 comments | 3763 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-sheriff's deputy Lopez loses bid to dismiss charges, toss evidence

An effort to dismiss charges in a long-standing case against retired San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy Juan Pablo Lopez fell...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 14, 2020 at 7:20 pm | 19 comments | 2194 Views
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