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AROUND TOWN

Vikings return from memorable Orlando trip

PeeWee players with the Menlo-Atherton Vikings were filtering back to area schools this week, impressions of the unforgettable...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2011
Last comment by Pearl, on Dec 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 2653 Views

AROUND TOWN

Taking out trash to cost more in Menlo Park

A reluctant council unanimously passed an 8 percent increase for garbage service in Menlo Park during its Dec. 13 meeting....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by hawk, on Dec 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm | 6 comments | 2484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Martinez wins third spot on Sequoia high school board

The Elections Office has confirmed victory for Olivia Martinez, one of two incumbents who ran for re-election to the board...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Fan, on Dec 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm | 4 comments | 3005 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: High-speed rail critics have come a long way

As early as 2003, when Menlo Park was threatened with grade separations that would have achieved what the high-speed rail...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm | 2 comments | 3060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Norm Colb to retire as head of Menlo School after two decades

Norm Colb, who for two decades has served as head of school at Menlo School in Atherton, will retire in June 2013, he announced...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 3433 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Mitsunobu restaurant opens in Sharon Heights

Mitsunobu Japanese restaurant has opened in the Sharon Heights Shopping Center in Menlo Park, replacing the highly rated...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Orly Taitz, on Dec 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | 9 comments | 9314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board meets on leasing Ladera School site

==B Wednesday:== A decision on starting the bid process for leasing the Ladera School site, which was put off last month...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Boardermom, on Dec 14, 2011 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 3110 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Charter school would focus on jobs

If you're lucky, as a teen you take a job or an internship that becomes an instructive watershed moment. You think you like...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Jim Becker, on Dec 14, 2011 at 7:51 am | 1 comment | 3201 Views

ATHERTON

Residents seek vote on 'library in park' issue

Some Atherton residents plan to petition for a special election on whether a new library should be built in Holbrook-Palmer...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Local native, on Dec 13, 2011 at 9:04 pm | 2 comments | 2455 Views

MENLO PARK

Daughter alleges misconduct in father's arrest

The daughter of Menlo Park resident William Burnett, an assistant professor at Stanford University, is alleging police misconduct...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by believer in science, on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm | 39 comments | 3246 Views

MENLO PARK

Recordings could tell what happened at party

Evidence that may be hard to refute could answer questions about whether there was misconduct by police in their response...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by believer in science, on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm | 28 comments | 3480 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burnetts say they didn't provide alcohol

William and Cynthia Burnett said in an NBC "Today Show" interview Thursday (Nov. 8) that they did not provide alcohol during...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by believer in science, on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm | 34 comments | 2871 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Garbage rate hike on Menlo agenda

It's that time of year again. No, not the holidays. The return of the annual garbage rate hike. The Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm | 2 comments | 2022 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park couple give $150 million to Stanford

Stanford University's Graduate School of Business has received a $150 million gift -- one of the largest in the university's...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2011
Last comment by Alfred Nonymous, on Dec 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm | 2 comments | 3708 Views

MENLO PARK

Longtime treasurer Lee Buffington dies at 81

Lee Buffington, San Mateo County long-time treasurer and tax collector and a resident of Menlo Park, died Wednesday, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2011
Last comment by Agnes, on Dec 13, 2011 at 9:34 am | 3 comments | 2225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 12/11/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Death Comes to Pemberley P D James 2 Cats Table Michael Ondaatje 3 Art of Fielding Chad Harbach 4 V...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Dec. 12, 2011
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MENLO PARK

Consultants want $225K more for ECR Downtown Specific Plan Moneypit

It is endless, on top of the nearly $ 900,000 the city has already paid the consultants working on this project, the staff...

Original post made by Roxie Rorapaugh on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by baby, meet bathwater, on Dec 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm | 6 comments | 4516 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford OKs expanded list of trail routes along Alpine Road

Tuesday meeting: Stanford University has agreed to expand the range of options it would consider in its 2006 offer to pay...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2011
Last comment by DNLB, on Dec 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 12 comments | 5320 Views

AROUND TOWN

Church opens pop-up store for holidays

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church has opened a pop-up store at 846 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park to sell handcrafted...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Honore, on Dec 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 2038 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Bike commission looks at Facebook EIR

Given the Menlo Park Bicycle Commission's desire to have bicyclists boldly go wherever they may go in the city, it's no surprise...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by bay trail, on Dec 12, 2011 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 3962 Views
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