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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 resident,, 4 minutes ago | 115 comments | 3700 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Crime reports from Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park

This information is from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Elizabeth, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 430 Views

OTHER TOPICS

SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds

San Francisco and Peninsula elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by whatever, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 265 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 dana hendrickson, 4 hours ago | 21 comments | 2624 Views

AROUND TOWN

U.S. judge blocks Trump's executive order on 'sanctuary cities'

A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday (April 25) blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatened...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Stats, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 436 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside pig scramble: Opposing views

A group of Woodside residents is calling on the Town Council to ban the traditional pig scramble, when kids chase and capture...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by WHITNEY, 6 hours ago | 50 comments | 4797 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Worker rescued after fall at home construction site

A worker on a home construction site, who was injured after falling 15 to 18 feet into a basement area at the site, was rescued...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Roy, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 1050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Chelsea Clinton draws large crowd at Kepler's

Chelsea Clinton, former First Daughter and the closest person to date to earning the title from both parents, came to Kepler's...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Tanya, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 979 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rethinking the College Arms Race: What Do Companies REALLY Want?

The M-A Parent Education Series presents, "What Do Companies REALLY Want?" https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=33540773356 We...

Original post made by Charlene Margot on Apr. 23, 2017
Last comment by lib, 13 hours ago | 6 comments | 331 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 Invisible Hand, 16 hours ago | 51 comments | 2173 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 Let me get this straight, on Apr 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm | 26 comments | 2786 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 ol' home week, on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:20 am | 5 comments | 251 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 Brenda Norwood, on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 3 comments | 2246 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight's Menlo Park council meeting: parking, bike lanes and more

The Menlo Park City Council will meet tonight, Dec. 6, for its second-to-last meeting in 2016, and, as may be expected, has...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1074 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 Unique perspective, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:46 am | 6 comments | 1044 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, on Apr 22, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 157 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, on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 13 comments | 5397 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 | 548 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 | 1298 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 | 883 Views
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