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Menlo Park council shows support for 'sanctuary' ordinances

The Menlo Park City Council took a number of steps Tuesday night to deal with the issue of how the city will treat undocumented...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Seriously, 3 hours ago | 43 comments | 1784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: New east-west bike route trial moves forward

Who knew that a proposal to add some white paint on some roads could induce at least 20 people to wait through hours of...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Katie Behroozi, 7 hours ago | 6 comments | 1743 Views

MENLO PARK

Why Doesn't The Bike Project Field Trial Evaluate Bike Safety?

A few weeks ago, a collision between my road bike and a white pick-up truck on Woodside Road reminded me that even well marked...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by dana hendrickson, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 115 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituary: Bruce Halperin, M.D., Woodside resident

Woodside resident Dr. Bruce D. Halperin died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on Sept. 8 while hiking in Montana with his...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Karla House, 12 hours ago | 13 comments | 5333 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain CEO Jim Hartnett awarded big Salary increase

Noticed by few, at the end of the April 6 2017 the Caltrain Board meeting, Jim Hartnett’s employment contract was amended...

Original post made by morris brown on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm | 12 comments | 501 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Is the Fair Political Practices Commission(FPPC) really FAIR?

While following up on this FPPC action: "24. In the Matter of Committee to Support Menlo Park Schools, Yes on Parcel...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 21, 2017
Last comment by djk, on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:19 pm | 3 comments | 133 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton approves cost-benefit study of fire services

Atherton's City Council has given the go-ahead to a cost-benefit study of fire services in town, something that has soured...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm | 24 comments | 999 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: New residential complex may force widening of Mountain Wood Lane

If Woodside issues one more building permit to develop an undeveloped parcel on Mountain Wood Lane, the fire code will require...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by awatkins, on Apr 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 837 Views

AROUND TOWN

Top 2016 pay in Menlo Park Fire Protection District: $387,799

A recently released report from the Menlo Park Fire Protection district shows 12 people, including its chief, had total compensation...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 21, 2017 at 5:15 pm | 80 comments | 3036 Views

AROUND TOWN

Karen Peterson named to Woodside High School Hall of Fame

Woodside High School will honor alumnus and longtime volunteer Karen Peterson, inducting her into the school's Hall of Fame...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Dana Sanderson, on Apr 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 1831 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Atherton may adopt fire district review contract

A $49,500 contract to examine the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's finances, and look at other ways Atherton might get...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 23 comments | 819 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside seeks residents' help to re-examine town ethics code

In the wake of a months-long investigation of a town volunteer, the Woodside Town Council is looking for residents interested...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Let's not mislead, on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:17 am | 10 comments | 979 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's school, only different: Hillview mini-courses offered for fourth year

Eighth-graders at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park spent April 3-7 in one of eight mini-courses, ranging from international...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:20 am | 8 comments | 1774 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park weighs 'sanctuary city' status, bike route

The Menlo Park City Council will have its hands full tonight considering whether it should adopt a "sanctuary city" ordinance,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Think deeper, on Apr 21, 2017 at 8:47 am | 17 comments | 1088 Views

SPORTS

Editorial: Written comments only at aircraft noise workshop

Aircraft noise is a fact of life on the Midpeninsula, but especially in the Portola Valley and Woodside areas that often...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1861 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton not happy being left out of fire station study

Atherton's City Council has unanimously approved a strongly worded letter to the fire district, berating it for not including...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 20, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 18 comments | 2404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district considers fee-based preschool program

Attempting to offer its most disadvantaged students an opportunity for early childhood education, the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Claudia Pinkus, on Apr 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm | 3 comments | 1081 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park burglary: Man, 21, faces up to 11 years in prison

A 21-year-old East Palo Alto resident faces up to 11 years in state prison after pleading no contest to one felony count...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm | 4 comments | 1182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax measure passes with 78 percent voter approval

A $360 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District was approved by 78 percent of voters, county election officials...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm | 56 comments | 7241 Views

MENLO PARK

Cover story: The Cool philosophy

Since Jesse Ziff Cool first opened Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park more than 30 years ago, her first allegiance has been to the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by B, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 1020 Views
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