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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district starts process to lay off 30 teachers

The Menlo Park City School District's governing board has approved starting the process for laying off the equivalent of...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm | 18 comments | 7630 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature story: Beating the flu bug

It was a terrifying way to start the new year. Feeling wiped out and congested, Menlo Park resident Candace Peterson took...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2013
Last comment by Susan Horstmeyer, on Feb 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm | 2 comments | 7629 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council explores binding arbitration in police-discipline cases

What options besides binding arbitration exist for handling appeals filed by police officers facing discipline? The Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Feb 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm | 6 comments | 7628 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Man fires shot at car carrying his brother, sparking shelter-in-place order before he surrenders

A man who allegedly fired at a car that carried his brother and three other people, including a child, in Atherton was arrested...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 4, 2020 at 1:35 pm | 6 comments | 7628 Views

MENLO PARK

Sinfully good angel food cakes

Espresso-chip cake topped with bittersweet chocolate ganache. Lime coconut cake with coconut frosting. Rosewater cake with...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by Anna, on Oct 11, 2010 at 3:40 pm | 2 comments | 7627 Views

MENLO PARK

When Will Menlo Park Fix El Camino Real?

It's about time Menlo Park's City Council addressed the incredible traffic congestion on El Camino Real (ECR). It has now...

Original post made by POGO on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by really?, on Jan 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm | 65 comments | 7625 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter guide: Sheriff Carlos Bolanos says as incumbent he's the 'most qualified person' for the job

Carlos Bolanos is in the midst of his first reelection campaign for San Mateo County Sheriff, a position he's held for almost...

Original post made on May. 11, 2022
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 8, 2022 at 12:34 pm | 45 comments | 7625 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside gives green light to 'safe routes to school'

On the annual Walk to School day at Woodside Elementary School, about 300 students walk or ride bikes to school. This exercise...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Dec 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm | 5 comments | 7624 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Big new house OK'd despite neighbors' objections

A controversial plan to demolish a one-story single family home and build a 4,900-square-foot, two-story, Spanish-style house...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2017
Last comment by Yellow Dog Real Estate, on Jul 28, 2017 at 7:42 am | 18 comments | 7621 Views

SPORTS

Perkins Twins Help Kick off New Basketball Program in Oakland

Twins, Jesse and Christian Perkins of Menlo Park were invited as two of the premier local basketball players, to help launch...

Original post made by Tarny Perkins on Jun. 5, 2007
Last comment by edgardo molina, on Jul 22, 2009 at 7:55 pm | 5 comments | 7618 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Ex-Menlo Park employee charged with misdemeanor embezzlement

A 48-year-old man who collected program fees at the front desk of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park has...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Reality, on May 8, 2014 at 7:25 am | 8 comments | 7617 Views

AROUND TOWN

FAA invites comment from residents under flight paths

A strong turnout from Portola Valley, Ladera and Woodside is expected at the workshop hosted by the Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Apr 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm | 6 comments | 7615 Views

AROUND TOWN

New owner applies to remodel $117 million Woodside mansion

The new owner of the mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside has applied to the town to redesign parts of the main...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by , on May 15, 2013 at 8:18 am | 3 comments | 7614 Views

ATHERTON

Grand jury urges county cities to prepare for crushing pension costs

Few budget-eating monsters weigh as heavily on the financial futures of California cities as a notably unsexy pest: pension...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2018
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Aug 9, 2018 at 2:41 pm | 19 comments | 7614 Views

FICTION

The search for bigfoot goes on

A prominent researcher in the search for Bigfoot works out of Menlo Park. My immediate question: why Menlo Park? I think...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 20, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 29, 2008 at 4:05 pm | 7 comments | 7614 Views

MENLO PARK

Hotel tax: Menlo Park challenges ballot language

Ballot review came to a screeching halt in Menlo Park recently when a perusal of the rebuttal to Measure K, the city's proposal...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Sep 7, 2012 at 6:10 am | 13 comments | 7611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Norm Colb leaves a rich legacy

The local education community has lost a major player with the departure this month of Norman Colb, who has retired from...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Tim Carpenter, on Jun 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 7610 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Weekend demonstrations extend into Monday as Peninsula residents protest death of George Floyd

Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park and into Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 7609 Views

FICTION

Innocence - a work of fiction

Innocence Every Tuesday we would meet in the park. It wasn’t much of a park, but it was equidistant between our...

Original post made by Anonymous on Dec. 22, 2006
There are no comments yet. 7607 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: St. Anton to start building 394-unit apartment complex

Developer St. Anton Partners is ready to start building its 394-unit apartment complex at 3639 Haven Ave. in Menlo Park....

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Frank, on Mar 17, 2015 at 5:33 pm | 7 comments | 7606 Views
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