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AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park commission confirms specific plan recommendations, starts housing element update

Rarely does a week go by without mention of Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, and that will continue to...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm | 6 comments | 19149 Views

AROUND TOWN

Borrone MarketBar: An exciting new addition to an old favorite

Since Cafe Borrone opened nearly 25 years ago, Menlo Park has made it its "go-to" place. In the Readers' Choice 2013 competition,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Joann, on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 11 comments | 19076 Views

ATHERTON

New APOA "tentative" contract

Atherton has announced a new "tentative" contract with the APOA that heralds many reductions in benefits – but then gives...

Original post made by What a joke on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm | 17 comments | 19061 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can anyone tell me: why Mitt Romney?

Looking at the polls, President Obama is ahead by larger margins in key battleground states than he was at this time 4 years...

Original post made by Ed Treller on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Mt Belle, on Apr 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 167 comments | 19026 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge: Rail authority's funding plan violated law

The California High-Speed Rail Authority violated state law and "abused its discretion" in proceeding with the controversial...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Vernon, on Aug 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm | 3 comments | 18987 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton has stiff competition for home sales price crown

For three years Atherton's 94027 ZIP code has been listed by Forbes magazine as having the highest home prices in the country,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Long line, on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm | 11 comments | 18879 Views

MENLO PARK

Plans for Menlo Park's BBC restaurant are unveiled

A three-floor restaurant, including a rooftop deck, will replace the BBC in Menlo Park, if all goes according to plan. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by 30's Native Menlo Park, on Mar 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm | 26 comments | 18798 Views

MENLO PARK

Judge lets defamation lawsuit proceed against John Woodell

A judge declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a fire board director against John Woodell, husband of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by What the Dickens?, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm | 57 comments | 18706 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Local effort to help Guatemalan women

Sallie DeGolia of Portola Valley reads aloud to Guatemalan children from the community of San Jorge during a visit that included...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Harry Turner, on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 10 comments | 18577 Views

FICTION

Applewood Pizza closes in Menlo Park

The original Applewood Pizza has closed after decades of business at 1001 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Edward, on Mar 9, 2019 at 4:45 pm | 27 comments | 18568 Views

MENLO PARK

'We are changing the specific plan' - Menlo Park Planning Commission

Menlo Park planning commissioners are hoping to send "a positive message" with their unanimous action last night to support...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by so sad, on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 11 comments | 18395 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton councilwoman cites harassment and abuse

The difficult job of serving on the Atherton City Council has been made nearly intolerable by incidents including vandalism...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm | 42 comments | 18301 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park proceeds with logo, graphic redesign

Since work is already underway and other cities paid more than Menlo Park did for similar projects, the City Council decided...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by LOCO LOGO, on Feb 2, 2014 at 9:35 am | 26 comments | 18278 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park working to improve emergency alert coverage

Smoke and confusion lingered in the air after Sunday's fire at a metal recycling plant left Menlo Park residents trying to...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Use what we have!!, on Nov 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 2 comments | 18165 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley schools: Audit shows lax oversight

What has emerged from the recent forensic audit of the school district finances overseen by Tim Hanretty is a picture of...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by A. Parent, on Jun 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm | 18 comments | 18124 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commission reviews specific plan, Sharon Heights apartment renovations

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will attempt to wrap up its downtown/El Camino Real specific plan review tonight (Nov....

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Garrett , on Nov 9, 2013 at 7:14 am | 19 comments | 18035 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council: Three seats, eight candidates

For Menlo Park's inaugural district elections, there are eight candidates vying for three City Council seats. Meet the candidates....

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2018
Last comment by What about 3 and 5, on Oct 25, 2018 at 8:47 pm | 5 comments | 18033 Views

MOVIES

Family Film at Atherton Library

Friday July 31st the Atherton library will be screening "Tale of Despereaux" at 7:00pm. Refreshments provided by the Friends...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by , on Jul 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 18011 Views

MOVIES

High-speed rail CEO grilled over 'trust' issues

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has failed to honor its earlier promises and is quickly losing the public's and...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by EFCA, on Nov 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | 3 comments | 18011 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisor Dave Pine will ask the Board to Rescind Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Ayres

I have just been informed that San Mateo Supervisor Dave Pine has contacted County Counsel and asked him to prepare a resolution...

Original post made by Lurker on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 28 comments | 17868 Views
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