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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park voters grapple with Donald Trump's election

Eighty-seven percent of Menlo Park's voters picked a candidate other than the country's president-elect, Donald Trump. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by clinton cnn=corruption, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm | 116 comments | 4645 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City awards $600K contract for Middle crossing

Somehow, this doesn't appear worthy of making news on Town Square: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/15/menlo-park-city-awards-600k-contract-for-middle-crossing/ Score...

Original post made by oldtimer on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council supports lawsuits challenging Trump's executive order

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to sign on to "friend of the court" brief supporting lawsuits...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Stats, on Mar 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 2668 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo Park: Woodside Bakery & Cafe reopens -- in Sharon Heights

The Woodside Bakery & Cafe -- the bakery element, anyway -- opened for business today (Thursday, Sept. 1) at the Sharon...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Woodside Bakery, on Mar 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm | 22 comments | 16221 Views

MENLO PARK

Report: How Stanford project may add to Menlo Park traffic woes

A draft environmental impact report on Stanford University's proposed 459,000-square-foot mixed-use development on El Camino...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 17 comments | 3096 Views

MENLO PARK

Malaysian restaurant opens in Menlo Park

Black Pepper, the second restaurant from a longtime Malaysian chef-owner in Milpitas, is now open at 1029 El Camino Real...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2847 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Advance notice of Barack Obama

Early in this decade, I attended a political function at the home of Rep. Anna Eshoo where the guest of honor was Sen. Barbara...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2008
Last comment by home, on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:25 am | 23 comments | 3558 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Race-based assault of nanny reported on Santa Cruz Avenue

A Hispanic woman in her 60s employed as a nanny was pushing a 7-month-old baby in a stroller on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 47 comments | 8107 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Recommendation for health care reform

I suggest Obama, Reid and Pelosi commission a one-page bill. It would simply amend the Medicare Act in two ways: to remove...

Original post made by Malcolm Dudley on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by TrumpCare, win or lose, is the road to Medicare for all, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:22 am | 41 comments | 3356 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hiding the true cost of the government schooling system

Historically, the cost per pupil reported by school districts did not include the cost of county and state agencies supporting...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:18 am | 7 comments | 509 Views

ATHERTON

Would it pay for Atherton to leave fire district?

Atherton is seeking a consultant to tell it, among other things, what it would cost the town to provide its own fire and...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:09 am | 32 comments | 2822 Views

AROUND TOWN

How drones might be used to respond to emergencies

It's been almost a year since the Menlo Park Fire Protection District received the authority from the Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 491 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park may sign contract for planning Middle Avenue bike/ped crossing

For people navigating Menlo Park by foot or bike, greater convenience may be one step closer to coming true. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 1210 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: What's next for Menlo Park school district?

While voters in the Menlo Park City School District overwhelmingly approved a $360 parcel tax measure on March 7, the district's...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 14, 2017 at 4:55 pm | 4 comments | 1959 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton drafts angry letter over fire station study

Atherton has drafted a letter to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District complaining that its request to be involved in a...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 1740 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature: Former assemblyman says government should bring people together

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Thomas Paine, on Mar 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm | 1 comment | 2379 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Black men's encounters with police suggest need for civilian oversight of department

The poignant stories of DeBraun Thomas, Jonathan Turner, and JT Faraji, black men featured in the Almanac's cover story by...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Pam Jones, on Mar 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 629 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Missing hiker found alive

A hiker who went missing Thursday afternoon in unincorporated Woodside was found alive Saturday morning (March 11), San Mateo...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2017
Last comment by cowgirl in the city, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 3 comments | 3042 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain, SamTrans opt for 100 percent renewable electricity

Electrical power used by SamTrans and Caltrain in San Mateo County will soon come from 100 percent renewable sources, such...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Reality Check, on Mar 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 1798 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Live up to your principles; end the Pig Scramble

We are Woodside residents who love our town and feel fortunate to live here. We appreciate its natural beauty and outdoor...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jennifer, on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:41 am | 15 comments | 1811 Views
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