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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saywell, Gupta top spenders in Menlo Park school district election

The two top spending candidates in the Menlo Park City School District race, Scott Saywell and Alka Gupta, have each spent...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 5027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hinshaw endorses Ackerman and Gupta

While I appreciate people's support, to be clear I am not running for election to the Menlo Park School Board. A few weeks...

Original post made by Scott Hinshaw on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Vickie Mrva, on Nov 1, 2016 at 10:01 am | 12 comments | 2178 Views

AROUND TOWN

District looks at cost of non-resident employees' kids attending district schools

This year, 67 students in the Menlo Park City School District live outside the district, but have parents who work for the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Stats, on Nov 1, 2016 at 9:36 am | 40 comments | 8283 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district sending survey to all registered voters

Beginning this week, the Menlo Park City School District is mailing every registered voter in the district an invitation...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 31, 2016 at 9:46 pm | 21 comments | 4546 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Assembly race splits Democratic establishment

Unlike in recent years, where the district's anointed Democrat rolled to a comfortable Election Day victory, this year's...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Dem, on Oct 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 4 comments | 4674 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park not ready to join Atherton in fiscal scrutiny of Menlo Park fire district

Menlo Park seems to have sidestepped flared tensions between the town of Atherton and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Oct 31, 2016 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 3782 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Website is social network just for those 50 and up

When Noopur Pandey's mom asked how she could meet new friends while visiting family in Menlo Park, Ms. Pandey had a Silicon...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Oct 31, 2016 at 8:05 am | 3 comments | 6179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sparks flying between Atherton and Menlo Park fire district

The relationship between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the town of Atherton has become strained since the town...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 66 comments | 9082 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Home invasions rattle some, galvanize others

It's been a disquieting week and a half in Portola Valley. Anxiety is up after an Oct. 18 daytime residential burglary, an...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Stan Urland, on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:24 am | 3 comments | 3944 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council says 'no,' again, to fixed license-plate cameras

After a two-hour discussion Sept. 28 revisiting the question of whether to install automatic license-plate-reading cameras...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by LawAndOrder, on Oct 29, 2016 at 11:31 am | 10 comments | 4037 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ground broken for boutique hotel on El Camino

"To prosperity, new beginnings, and managed growth," Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline toasted to a small crowd gathered around...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by New to Woodside / formerly MP, on Oct 29, 2016 at 10:05 am | 16 comments | 7200 Views

WOODSIDE

Former Woodside mayor Susan Crocker dies at 75

Susan Crocker, who served on the Woodside Town Council from 1991 to 1995, and was mayor in 1993, died at her home in Woodside...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Oct 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm | 1 comment | 5823 Views

MENLO PARK

New York Times: Racist comment to customer in Draeger's

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/15/opinion/how-dictatorships-are-born.html?_r=0 The Trump effect even here: "Speaking...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by R Buck, on Oct 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm | 14 comments | 2423 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 'Tent City' video bristles against Facebook plans

A homespun music video by Menlo Park resident Bill Coggshall that was posted on YouTube last week takes on Facebook's huge...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Oct 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm | 4 comments | 3614 Views

AROUND TOWN

New York Times: The 281 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List

Unreal. The whole list for those too Moral to folow or link to "the short fingered vulgarian." http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.h...

Original post made by Windy City Tres Cubs on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Westbrook, on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:03 pm | 27 comments | 7220 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Competition, rising rent force yoga studio to close

Nineteen years ago, Fran Philip arrived in the U.S. from Australia with her husband and an L-2 visa, which meant she wasn't...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Annabelle, on Oct 27, 2016 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 5327 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 'Corporate housing' zone would allow 1,500 dorm-style units on Facebook campus

Tonight, the Menlo Park Planning Commission will meet again to talk about the city's general plan update, this time to issue...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Roberto, on Oct 27, 2016 at 2:15 pm | 24 comments | 8673 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside preserves right to regulate marijuana; shifts council elections to even-numbered years

The Woodside Town Council acted unanimously on two matters Tuesday: preserving the council's right to locally regulate the...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by concerned citizen, on Oct 27, 2016 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 3573 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley home invasions rattle some, galvanize others

It has been a disquieting week and a half in Portola Valley. Anxiety is elevated after an Oct. 18 daytime residential burglary,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by neighbor, on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 2168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Donors fill coffers of Measure K campaign to extend sales tax

Donations have poured in to support Measure K, a 20-year extension of the 10-year half-cent sales tax approved by San Mateo...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 6 comments | 4543 Views
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