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AROUND TOWN

Skeggs wildfire near Woodside 100 percent contained

A 50-acre wildfire burning near Woodside in San Mateo County is now 100 percent contained, fire officials reported Friday...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2017
Last comment by Jane Gill, on Sep 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 1395 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood schools' superintendent blasts Menlo Park mayor

The superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District has sent a strongly worded letter to Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Sep 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm | 19 comments | 3924 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Arts provide respite from daily grind

In these days of high stress, political turmoil and fast-paced demanding lives, we should be looking to the arts and humanities...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by GoMABears, on Sep 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 536 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley School District trustee resigns

Jennifer Youstra, who was elected to the Portola Valley School District Board of Trustees in November 2015, resigned from...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Suspicious, on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 6 comments | 2437 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Commissions function just fine with clear recusal process

<I>Drew Combs is chair of the Menlo Park Planning Commission.</I></B> Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/09/13/guest-opinion-commissions-function...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by disappointed, on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:02 am | 3 comments | 441 Views

WOODSIDE

San Mateo County supervisors want to ban 'distracted walking'

"The state rightly banned texting and driving and now it's time to protect pedestrians," Superviosr David J. Canepa said....

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:12 am | 6 comments | 1722 Views

MENLO PARK

Mark Rich remembrance: Engineer, pilot, father, friend

Friends, family and colleagues came from all over the country, and even from France, to celebrate the life of Mark Rich of...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2017
Last comment by Allison Kay Nesbitt, on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 4706 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Groundbreaking held for 'Station 1300' development

To launch the redevelopment of a 6.4-acre site at 1300 El Camino Real, a groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by really?, on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:04 am | 4 comments | 2183 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Concept plans released for Bedwell Bayfront Park

A 2-acre dog park, a non-motorized boat launch, a playground, an amphitheater, outdoor fitness facilities, and wheelchair-accessible...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2017
Last comment by Trujillo, on Sep 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 27 comments | 5461 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire crews, aircraft fight fire near Woodside

Fire crews along with aircraft were continuing to fight a vegetation fire today in the hills near Woodside, east of Skyline...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Voelke, on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm | 3 comments | 7023 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Did council member's online remark violate the town's ethics code?

Woodside's ethics code and whether Councilman Chris Shaw violated it in an online remark will be the first order of new business...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2017
Last comment by awatkins, on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 17 comments | 2779 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Parking permit program on Marcussen Drive approved

The votes are in: 87 percent of voting residents who live on Marcussen Drive in Menlo Park favor a residential parking permit...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Judy, on Sep 14, 2017 at 2:08 am | 1 comment | 832 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Council concludes that colleague's comment did not violate town's ethics code

The Woodside Town Council agreed Tuesday on a resolution to "disapprove" of an online remark posted by Councilman Chris Shaw...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 1652 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District authorizes CEO To Enter Into an Agreement For Specialized Legal Services.

In typical fashion, the Sequoia Healthcare District discussed 3 items in closed session at a special meeting this past Monday,...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 13, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park commission favors Ravenswood Avenue tunnel under tracks

Opposition to the concept of a maximum 10-foot wall across town was the main reason the Menlo Park Planning Commission did...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by relentlesscactus, on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm | 4 comments | 1957 Views

OTHER TOPICS

HeartSafe - Saving Lives or Life Support for the Sequoia Healthcare District

Initiated by Stephani Scott, then CEO of the Sequoia Healthcare District in 2005, the HeartSafe Program has provided anecdotal...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:58 am | 12 comments | 4389 Views

MENLO PARK

Resident Survey: What should be the future of the Curtis Street pocket park?

Our City Council needs to hear constructive feedback about the future of a Curtis Street pocket park from more than a small...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Sep. 8, 2017
Last comment by statistician, on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:46 am | 5 comments | 409 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tuesday: Supes to consider asking state to ban cellphone use in crosswalks

With pedestrian fatalities accounting for 24 percent of traffic-related deaths in California in 2016, county Supervisor...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2017
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Sep 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm | 14 comments | 1421 Views

AROUND TOWN

Marijuana eradication on open space preserve; four arrested

A multi-agency law enforcement effort eradicated illegally grown marijuana plants with an estimated street value of about...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2017
Last comment by Sharon T., on Sep 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm | 6 comments | 2484 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Tests show elevated bacteria levels at pop-up mini-park downtown

A project intended to spice up downtown has instead stunk it up, say people who spend time near the city's pop-up park on...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by Local 2 or 3, on Sep 9, 2017 at 5:17 pm | 47 comments | 9770 Views
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