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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rich Gordon takes government relations job at nonprofit

Rich Gordon, who served 24 years in elected office locally and recently termed out as representative to the state Assembly,...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1728 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Restaurant, bakery set to open around Thanksgiving

A new restaurant, for the present referred to as "The Bakery in Woodside," is set to open its doors in late November, around...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jan 18, 2017 at 11:19 am | 12 comments | 7796 Views

AROUND TOWN

MPCSD Parent Education announces Winter/Spring Lineup

Welcome to the Winter/Spring Season of Menlo Park City School District Parent Education. We have four great events lined...

Original post made by MPCSD Parent Education on Jan. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 250 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton: Where do your property-tax payments go?

Atherton is trying to help its residents better understand where their property tax payments go by adding a feature to the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 18, 2017 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 2656 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside year in review: Openings, closings, and costly tree-felling

Woodside loves its heritage trees and protects them with large penalties meted out to people who cut them down without a...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by kimmy, on Jan 18, 2017 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 1612 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Atherton to discuss how to pay for civic center

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Atherton City Council will discuss ways to pay for the new civic center and putting a measure...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by More prudent, on Jan 18, 2017 at 8:19 am | 2 comments | 1255 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary principal explains her mid-year departure

A day after Woodside Elementary School District Superintendent Beth Polito announced Principal Pam Duarte's retirement, Ms....

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Portola valley mom, on Jan 18, 2017 at 7:20 am | 5 comments | 2958 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Conservatives Aghast as hypocritical GOP announces at least NINE Trillion in Deficit Spending

2009 deficit actual = $1,413 billion 2015 deficit actual = $438 billion GOP deficits for next ten years skyrocket to...

Original post made by Conservative Principles on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Sfoft, on Jan 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm | 10 comments | 466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are contiguous parcels counted as one for MPCSD parcel taxes?

Many school districts which have levied parcel taxes on property owners have allowed "contiguous lots" to be counted as single...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 7 comments | 496 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Huge apartment complexes nearing finish

The 3600 block of Haven Avenue in eastern Menlo Park may look like a daunting mass of building frames, but it will soon become...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Why Affordable Housing Doesn't Get Built, on Jan 17, 2017 at 4:03 pm | 15 comments | 4446 Views

FICTION

Letter: Gateway should watch out for rising tides

If the Menlo Gateway project is built, it will be submerged under water when global warming causes sea and Bay levels to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by Mack Truck, on Jan 17, 2017 at 3:16 pm | 14 comments | 6389 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Police nab 13-year-old boy driving stolen car

Menlo Park Police are investigating whether a 13-year-old driver and his three passengers, whom officers detained on Saturday,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Local, on Jan 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 3 comments | 4545 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hartwig to head Portola Valley schools for two more years

Eric Hartwig, hired as interim superintendent of the Portola Valley School District when Superintendent Lisa Gonzales abruptly...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Dick Givens, on Jan 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 1566 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park meeting Wednesday on flood-control project

The agency charged with improving flood protection around San Francisquito Creek is preparing for its next ambitious project...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by Who is in the lead?, on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 2438 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside elementary principal leaving district next month

Pam Duarte, hired in 2014 as a principal at Woodside Elementary School, will be leaving the district in mid-February, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Carrie, on Jan 16, 2017 at 9:03 am | 2 comments | 2695 Views

FICTION

Robert Taylor honored for pioneering work on computers, Internet

Robert W. Taylor, a Woodside resident for 30 years and a visionary in the development of computer networks and modern personal...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by , on Jan 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 1 comment | 4970 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reagan: Tear down this wall; Trump: "Will he become my new best friend?"

Trump loves Putin, like Bush: "I looked the man in the eye – I was able to get a sense of his soul." American Leaders...

Original post made by Stanford research on the issue on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Rik, on Jan 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm | 15 comments | 625 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 3-story, mixed-use building may arise downtown

The single-story building running from 706 to 716 Santa Cruz Ave., which currently houses the Japanese restaurant Juban Yakiniku...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by popuppark, on Jan 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 13 comments | 3620 Views

MENLO PARK

Get rid of the pop-up park

What a stupid, ridiculous concept. When is this "Pop-Up" park going to disappear. It disrupts traffic, takes up parking...

Original post made by Long time resident on Jan. 14, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

Your Fire District - All the facts you might want to know

The Fire District has just posted its 2015/15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. http://sire.menlofire.org/sirepub/cache/2/rwzycs1v0jwb5o0iks15yhro/33754201132017065122832.PD...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 13, 2017
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