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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax election: Backers raise more than $80K for campaign

Backers of the March 7 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District had reported raising more than $80,000 by...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 5, 2017 at 4:46 pm | 39 comments | 5169 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure X to keep schools thriving

The Menlo Park City School District community is appealing to voters once again to support a parcel tax, 10 months after...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 68 comments | 3524 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford's proposed expansion raises anxieties over traffic

As Stanford University prepares for its next phase of campus expansion, officials are confronting a daunting question: How...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2017 at 6:44 pm | 6 comments | 1213 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park bans drones, remote-controlled aircraft from parks

After hearing passionate comments by more than 22 people, among them numerous model airplane hobbyists and birdwatchers,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Kirill, on Mar 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm | 9 comments | 3835 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Occupied Portola Valley home burglarized; culprits escape

San Mateo County sheriff's deputies are looking for two people in connection with a burglary of an occupied home in the 100...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Local, on Mar 4, 2017 at 6:39 am | 2 comments | 3391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

Our local libertarian with the quest to use vouchers to hinder public education will not share the results of a CONSERVATIVE...

Original post made by Mack on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 22 comments | 782 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 3, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 2039 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Crews respond to creek erosion near Alpine Road in Ladera

When storms uprooted two trees along the north bank of Los Trancos Creek in Ladera in mid-February, erosion of the bank by...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Samu Lizard, on Mar 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 2052 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: House fire damages patio, bedrooms

A fire destroyed an attached covered patio and adjoining bedrooms of a house in the 300 block of Grayson Court in the Willows...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3868 Views

WOODSIDE

Bob Sherman returns to Woodside Elementary as interim principal

Bob Sherman, who was assistant principal at Woodside Elementary School from 2002 to 2008, has been named the interim principal...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Mar 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm | 5 comments | 1281 Views

MENLO PARK

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of a recent federal immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials are reviewing programs to...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm | 5 comments | 2960 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park church founder Hattie Bostic dies at 76

The rafters may ring again at Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood, but...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Evangelist Michael Johnson, Jr., on Mar 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm | 11 comments | 8842 Views

AROUND TOWN

Priory's twin towers wreck Stevenson in CCS hoop semi

==BI Priory girls also advance == Size matters, it has been said. Exhibit A is the Priory boys basketball team, which boasts...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Emily, on Mar 2, 2017 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 821 Views

AROUND TOWN

New president-rector named for St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park

A faculty member who has been the spiritual adviser at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park will be the new president-rector...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Margie, on Mar 2, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 2417 Views

ATHERTON

Today: Should Atherton allow Airbnb-type rentals?

Atherton's City Council will look at what, if anything, the town should do about short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, in a...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 2, 2017 at 9:35 am | 20 comments | 1658 Views

FICTION

Caltrain gets 3-month extension for electrification project

Caltrain has successfully negotiated an extension of the deadline for contractors to begin construction on a massive electrification...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 2, 2017 at 8:08 am | 4 comments | 1335 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council passes over incumbent to fill seat on architectural review board

With the appointment of John Carvell to Woodside's Architectural and Site Review Board on Tuesday (Feb. 28), the Town Council...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by awatkins, on Mar 1, 2017 at 8:46 pm | 4 comments | 1882 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: School board may delay opening of Menlo Park high school to 2019

The opening of a tech-oriented magnet high school in Menlo Park will be delayed a year, until 2019, if the board of the Sequoia...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by MaryAnn, on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:04 pm | 1 comment | 1862 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford submits updated plans for 500 El Camino Real development in Menlo Park

Stanford told the Almanac it plans to submit updated plans for its 8.4-acre "Middle Plaza" development at 500 El Camino...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by be a better neighbor, on Mar 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm | 9 comments | 4405 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Michael goodwin takes the New York Times to the Woodshed

This is one of the better articles on the New York Times embarrassing cheer leading for the Obama Administration. Its obsequious...

Original post made by Gray Lady Down on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by structured queries , on Mar 1, 2017 at 3:19 pm | 100 comments | 25139 Views
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