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The amazing life story of a natural ham

Move over Miss Piggy. There's a new superstar hogging the limelight: Pickles the pig, who lives in the loving care of Portola...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2018
Last comment by Elsie Floriani, on Nov 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 7709 Views


Facebook tells workers to stay home due to COVID-19

Facebook, which is Menlo Park's largest employer with nearly 15,000 workers, has strongly recommended a large portion of...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by resident aldso, on Mar 6, 2020 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 7707 Views


Menlo Park: Analysis of specific plan initiative released

There is plenty for Menlo Park residents to evaluate in the analysis of Save Menlo's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jul 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm | 48 comments | 7707 Views


Recordings could tell what happened at party

Evidence that may be hard to refute could answer questions about whether there was misconduct by police in their response...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by believer in science, on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm | 28 comments | 7706 Views


Menlo Park: Two options to separate Caltrain tracks from roads move forward

The Menlo Park City Council is pursuing two options to separate Menlo Park roads from the Caltrain tracks. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Train Fan, on Apr 8, 2017 at 10:52 am | 31 comments | 7706 Views


Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley

Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2019
Last comment by Awatkins, on Feb 20, 2019 at 2:22 pm | 7 comments | 7702 Views


Where to put 3,800 new homes in Menlo Park? City Council debates details of housing growth plan

Menlo Park's project to plan for roughly 3,800 new housing units hit a speed bump Tuesday night when the City Council raised...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2021
Last comment by Frozen, on Nov 1, 2021 at 2:55 pm | 16 comments | 7701 Views


Submit ideas to Short Takes

The Short Takes editor can always use good ideas for her column. Amusing annecdotes, wacky coincidences, goverment officials'...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Oct. 2, 2006
Last comment by , on Oct 2, 2006 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 7701 Views


New trail opens in La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve

A new six-mile trail is open through the southwest portion of the La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve, a 6,100-acre sanctuary...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2018
Last comment by pvrez, on Jan 30, 2018 at 8:47 am | 4 comments | 7700 Views


Feature story: Which way did the food trucks go?

Coca-Cola braised pork steamed buns? Check. Chicken tikka masala burrito? Check. Refrigeration, potable water, clean food...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Foodie, on Jul 19, 2012 at 8:16 am | 1 comment | 7700 Views


The most epic day hike in Pacifica

If you're looking for an epic foot-powered Peninsula adventure, venture no farther than the Pacifica Grand Tour. It's got...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2021
Last comment by Dominic, on Jul 31, 2021 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 7699 Views


World War II veteran receives long overdue medals

Veteran John Indergand fought and was injured, twice, in World War II, but he never received one of the medals he earned...

Original post made on May. 24, 2014
Last comment by parent, on May 24, 2014 at 9:34 am | 2 comments | 7698 Views


Fallen trees damage homes in Menlo Park and Atherton

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District was busy on Saturday, Dec. 6, dealing with trees that fell on homes in Atherton and...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm | 12 comments | 7697 Views


Facebook rethinking commitment to fund studies for Dumbarton Rail project

Facebook is reconsidering its commitment to pay for studies to help plan for a new rail line across the Bay, a company official...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on May 27, 2020 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 7697 Views


Atherton to work with Caltrain to resolve noise problems

Angry and frustrated after a recent report showed Caltrain is repeatedly violating Atherton's quite zone, City Council members...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2016
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Dec 12, 2016 at 6:39 pm | 7 comments | 7697 Views


Residents raise issues with Pope-Chaucer bridge project

Despite organizational difficulties and a gym with poor acoustics, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents clearly voiced their...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:31 am | 8 comments | 7696 Views


Kristen Gracia named new principal at Oak Knoll School

Kristen Gracia, a 16-year veteran of the Menlo Park City School District who has been serving as an interim co-principal...

Original post made on May. 30, 2015
Last comment by K, on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:53 pm | 3 comments | 7696 Views


Political polarization sparks confrontation at Starbucks, triggering online fury

In the latest example of social-media fueled extremism, a heated confrontation over politics in a Palo Alto Starbucks on...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by isaidso, on Apr 8, 2019 at 2:47 pm | 37 comments | 7696 Views


BART vs. Dumbarton Rail debate gets testy

The dust has settled, and round one in a fight for scarce Bay Area transit dollars goes to Dumbarton Rail supporters. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2008
Last comment by Jay L. Tulock, on Aug 2, 2008 at 10:13 pm | 6 comments | 7694 Views


Obama to brunch, lunch in Atherton

Atherton will have a few extra visitors in town on Thursday, April 4, as President Barack Obama is the guest of honor at...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 42 comments | 7692 Views
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