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SCHOOLS & KIDS

measure x - empire building continues

Incoming MPCSD Superintendent, Erik Burmeister, is excited to announce the appointment, pending Board approval on April 18,...

Original post made by new guy on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 28, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 352 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature: Menlo Park's Jeff Fisher has argued 31 times before U.S. Supreme Court

Before the Supreme Court's current Chief Justice John Roberts was a judge, he argued cases before the Supreme Court. According...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 2762 Views

ATHERTON

How a Menlo Park man, out on a walk, wound up handcuffed in Atherton

Menlo Park's Dick Winant said he was out to get a better view of the night sky on the Sharon Hills golf course. Soon, though,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:12 am | 77 comments | 7513 Views

MENLO PARK

Polynesian food truck launches in Belle Haven

After spending 25 years as a biotech engineer, Keke Lepulu, 47, of Menlo Park, says he was weary of being a cog in the Silicon...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Howdy, on Mar 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm | 2 comments | 2293 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents oppose civic center funding ballot measure

Opposition to an Atherton City Council ballot measure that would allow spending more public money on new town offices has...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by WE NEED IT, on Mar 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm | 5 comments | 1816 Views

MENLO PARK

Plan to expand Belle Haven fire station is back to drawing board

Residents of the Belle Haven neighborhood filled the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's meeting room Tuesday night, protesting...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm | 49 comments | 3717 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flea Street Cafe, a 'sanctuary restaurant'

While debate persists in online forums and emails to the City Council about whether Menlo Park should become a "sanctuary...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by katie m leeds, on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 17 comments | 3055 Views

MENLO PARK

Six years in prison for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

After being postponed five times, the sentencing hearing for former Menalto Cleaners owner Edwin Gary Smith was finally...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm | 10 comments | 3457 Views

AROUND TOWN

County may pay $450K to settle lawsuit over drug-treatment center

San Mateo County may pay up to $450,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the owners of the Stillpath Retreat Center on Skyline...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1788 Views

MENLO PARK

Trump aide Manafort implicated in pro-Russian protests against US troops

Pelting US Marines with rocks? Trump's personal judgement is so flawed - just this example disqualifies him from even running...

Original post made by Conservative American Home on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Blue Board, on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:53 am | 10 comments | 641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds turn out for tech rally against federal policies

Hundreds of Silicon Valley workers and supporters rallied against President Donald Trump's administration's policies on immigration,...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by The Donny Remembers!, on Mar 26, 2017 at 10:59 am | 10 comments | 1660 Views

MENLO PARK

Contract awarded for bike, pedestrian rail crossing study

Along the half-mile stretch of Alma Street, from the Palo Alto border to Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, there is no place...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by cyclist, on Mar 25, 2017 at 9:53 pm | 7 comments | 1813 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park donors sponsor high school kids to see 'Hamilton'

Today, 2,200 Bay Area high school students and teachers will gain free bragging rights to an exclusive experience many locals...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Bay Home, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 4 comments | 3550 Views

WOODSIDE

Editorial: Pig chase is cruel, and sends wrong message to kids

Does an event that allows children to chase down frantically fleeing baby pigs to capture one for a ribbon constitute animal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Kelly, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm | 12 comments | 1229 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Piggish Truth about Animal Cruelty

It was a surprise to see Ken White, the president of the Peninsula Humane Society, jump in the Pig Scramble debate and take...

Original post made by Christopher Robin on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 442 Views

OTHER TOPICS

JoAnn Loulan, Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser

If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Mar 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm | 3 comments | 2675 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Council approves plan to install license plate-reading cameras

License plate-reading cameras for criminal surveillance are coming to entry and exit points of Portola Valley. A unanimous...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Ben F, on Mar 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 33 comments | 2338 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Tad Taube honored for lifetime achievements

In recognition of philanthropic activities over 40 years, Woodside resident Tad Taube will be honored with a Distinguished...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by bill1940, on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1376 Views

AROUND TOWN

World War II vet honored for heroism after 66 years

Carl Clark of Menlo Park told the hundreds of well-wishers at the Jan. 17 ceremony recognizing his World War II heroism that...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2012
Last comment by Larry A. Moore, on Mar 24, 2017 at 10:26 am | 7 comments | 3683 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park library should double in size, consultants say

Menlo Park's main library in the Civic Center should more than double in size to add rooms for studying, tutoring, meetings...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:13 am | 5 comments | 2285 Views
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