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FPPC-BART-SamTrans-Measure W

An article in yesterday's San Mateo Daily Journal, "Watchdog calls for prosecution of BART for campaign violations" promises...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 22, 2018
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PORTOLA VALLEY

Remembering George Mader and the role of outsiders in Portola Valley

I was saddened, as were so many, to hear of the recent death of George Mader, Portola Valley's longtime and trailblazing...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Jon Silver, on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 6 comments | 1465 Views

AROUND TOWN

Piano teacher walks after judge dismisses retrial

Piano teacher Boping Chen, 59, whose March 2006 conviction on child molestation charges involving an 8-year-old Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2011
Last comment by M.Mark, on Jan 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 1451 Views

MENLO PARK

Cities raise concerns about bill that extends streamlined approval for housing

Senate Bill 423 would indefinitely extend an existing law that creates a streamlined approval process for housing. Read...

Original post made on May. 19, 2023
Last comment by PH, on May 20, 2023 at 4:03 pm | 3 comments | 1444 Views

MENLO PARK

8 PM or Later Sunsets for 106 Nights

Starting tonight the sun will set at 8 PM. Menlo Park will have 106 sunsets at 8 PM or later with August 15 being the last...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on May. 2, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

Fire District Purchases Property behind Fire Station 4 in the Unincorporated County Area

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has purchased a 6000 square foot residential lot with a 1980’s single family,...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 3, 2018
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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 | 1427 Views

MENLO PARK

What is the purpose of the pop up parks again?

To date I've seen remnants of two broken (plastic) chairs strewn about, lots of garbage, one homeless person completely passed...

Original post made by MenloRes on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Town involvement vs uninvolved , on Jul 14, 2016 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 1425 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Letter to the editor

Stanford Wedge project Read the full letter here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2021/01/29/letter-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2021
Last comment by Rusty Day, on Jan 30, 2021 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 1412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School bond debt should be serviced by funds from sale or lease of school district properties

Since the vote threshold for school bond measures was lowered to 55%, total school bond debt in San Mateo County has risen...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 12, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 1410 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Fire Protection District President’s Report 2017

As my term as Fire Board President (and my 15th year on the Board) ends, here is what I see as our biggest accomplishments...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 19, 2017
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SPORTS

Seeking Community Volunteers for the 2019 Phillips 66 National and Speedo Junior National Swimming Championships (July 31-August 4) at Stanford University.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the 2019 Phillips 66 National and Speedo Junior National Swimming Championships this...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on May. 23, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1400 Views

MENLO PARK

Fireworks display on spare the air dsy?

What's r with the lengthy fireworks that just ended? Sat June 30th 9:30 pm. Facebook? On a Spare the Air Day/...

Original post made by whatever on Jun. 30, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jul 1, 2018 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 1399 Views

MENLO PARK

In controversial vote, council picks new firm for Menlo Park's legal services

<B>In a tense 3-2 vote, the Menlo Park City Council opted to end its decadeslong ties with the Menlo Park-based law firm...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
Last comment by Ali Mad, on Mar 9, 2021 at 10:19 am | 2 comments | 1399 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Family Service Senior Peer Counseling Training

FREE training. Become a Senior Peer Counselor volunteer. Expand your skills & knowledge. Offer supportive listening & understanding...

Original post made by Volunteer Opportunity on Apr. 11, 2017
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents demand Menlo Park reinstate gymnastics teacher

City employees are often reminded that they work for the public — usually when the public wants the employee terminated....

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by editor, on Feb 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 1384 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Weekly Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstrations every Friday, noon - 1 in Palo Alto

Ongoing noon-1 demonstration EVERY FRIDAY on peace and justice issues sponsored by the local Women's Intl. League for Peace...

Original post made by Judy Adams on Aug. 15, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1381 Views

MOVIES

"Ballerina's Tale" documentary film about African-American prima ballerina Misty Copeland: this Wed. Sept. 18 1pm

This engaging documentary will screen at Menlo Park's Little House Senior/Activity Center theater, just down the hall from...

Original post made by Judy A on Sep. 16, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1380 Views

OTHER TOPICS

noon to 1pm Apr. 20 - TODAY demonstration outside Town & Country - Earth day support; support students against gun violence

There will be a peaceful "sidewalk demonstration" TODAY, Fri. Apr. 20, from noon-1pm at the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero...

Original post made by peace&anti gun activist on Apr. 20, 2018
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AROUND TOWN

County OKs airport landing fees; they'll offset some Surf Air costs

Landing fees that will offset some of the additional operating costs incurred by the San Carlos Airport since Surf Air started...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm | 4 comments | 1376 Views
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