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MENLO PARK

94-unit apartment building proposed on Independence Drive

A 94-unit, eight-story apartment building at 111 Independence Drive in eastern Menlo Park, near the Marsh Road-U.S. 101,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 13, 2018 at 6:04 pm | 7 comments | 6489 Views

MENLO PARK

Heritage tree falls in Menlo where plenty hear it

Money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently it does grow if you chop the tree down. After an hour and a half of late-night...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Feb 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm | 63 comments | 6485 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hinshaw selected for Menlo school board

Scott Hinshaw, co-president of the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation and an investment banker, was unanimously selected...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 16 comments | 6485 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district ponders parcel tax increase

With a chunk of the parcel tax received by the Menlo Park City School District due to disappear at the end of June 2017,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm | 54 comments | 6484 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Are Woodside, Portola Valley and Atherton boring?

Tired of hearing how our local communities top lists for the most expensive real estate, wealthiest populations or highest...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 27, 2016 at 4:32 pm | 21 comments | 6483 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Jesse Cool wins Trailblazer Award

Restaurateur and organic food pioneer Jesse Ziff Cool received the Trailblazer Award at the 24th annual Leaders & Legends...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2008
Last comment by Annie Nunan, on Jun 4, 2008 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 6483 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: King family drops lawsuit, will keep Tallwood house, for a price

For $10,000, Charles and Leslie King can resolve their dispute with Atherton over the fate of their new house on Tallwood...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by grant johnson, on Sep 30, 2008 at 4:49 pm | 5 comments | 6480 Views

AROUND TOWN

Consolidating Menlo Park and Atherton

Both Menlo Park and Atherton are facing severe financial difficulties and both suffer from a lack of strong political leadership...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 28, 2010
Last comment by it is what it is, on Sep 2, 2010 at 11:29 pm | 60 comments | 6479 Views

AROUND TOWN

County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sandy, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 12 comments | 6479 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford Arrillaga project grows by adding housing

Is this a case of "be careful what you wish for"? The latest revision of the proposed Stanford-Arrillaga development in Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm | 27 comments | 6477 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Are drones a threat to privacy?

After discussing a number of safety, noise and privacy concerns — including that drone technology could allow would-be...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Jul 14, 2016 at 2:12 pm | 18 comments | 6472 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police ask for help in locating scene of fatal shooting

A 16-year-old East Palo Alto boy died of a gunshot wound early Friday morning in a Redwood City hospital and police are...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2014
Last comment by Don, on Jun 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 6470 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Roger Reynolds' carriage house is likely doomed

The carriage house on the former Roger Reynolds Nursery site at 133 Encinal Ave. in Menlo Park will likely face demolition...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Jul 22, 2016 at 9:27 am | 13 comments | 6468 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Redevelopment agencies siphon funds from schools

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=8504 posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 10:51 AM <B>...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:57 am | 21 comments | 6463 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Firefighters return from Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts

Some of the Bay Area firefighters who have been helping with water rescue efforts in Texas in response to flooding from Hurricane...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 8, 2017 at 2:57 am | 5 comments | 6463 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park documentary filmmaker dies unexpectedly at 66

Michael Schwarz, a longtime Menlo Park resident with a gift for documentary storytelling, died unexpectedly on Dec. 1 at...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Tecsi, on Jan 2, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 6463 Views

MENLO PARK

New Pilates studio opens in Menlo Park

Those looking to work the kinks out of their backs after a long day at work now have a new exercise studio to check out....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by show me the money, on Apr 2, 2011 at 9:24 am | 3 comments | 6462 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Council makes long-awaited decision on Draeger's loading zone

The owners of Draeger's specialty grocery store, the owners of the neighboring vacant lot at 840 Menlo Ave., and the Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by MPer, on Oct 25, 2018 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 6460 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Major deal would sell 1,800 East Palo Alto apartments to Menlo Park developer

East Palo Alto's largest block of rental-housing stock could soon be sold to Menlo Park developer Sand Hill Property Company,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 18, 2016 at 5:05 pm | 4 comments | 6459 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside: Council halves fine for three trees felled without a permit

It has become a familiar pattern. A Woodside resident comes to the Town Council to appeal a five-figure fine for having...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Just curious, on Jun 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm | 5 comments | 6456 Views
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