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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Friday: Menlo Park council to set priorities for 2017

Just like anyone else who starts the year by creating a laundry list of goals for the next 12 months, so, too, does the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Jacqui, on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:28 am | 3 comments | 1661 Views

MENLO PARK

ClimateGate ---

The following message from respected scientists should be noted here in our local paper. It is time to reassess climate change...

Original post made by old timer on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by the wind upstairs, on Jan 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm | 114 comments | 8241 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council considers 'sanctuary city' proposal

At the urging of a group of local residents, the Menlo Park City Council is expected to consider tonight a 'sanctuary city'...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Ice Ice Baby, on Jan 26, 2017 at 3:07 pm | 9 comments | 1840 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

How locals are responding to Trump presidency

Local public officials and residents are pledging to get involved to organize and act, locally and in concert with communities,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by anti-protest, on Jan 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm | 8 comments | 960 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Parcel tax a wise investment in community's future

Our Menlo Park City district schools are outstanding for a reason — this community consistently invests in our common...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Interested Observer , on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:46 pm | 35 comments | 2849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hewlett Foundation gives $50 million for dam removal

Aiding the restoration of free flow to Western waterways by helping remove obsolete dams is the goal of a $50 million grant...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Brian Guth-Pasta, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:09 pm | 2 comments | 1492 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Two men accused of attempted home burglary plead not guilty

Two men accused of trying to burglarize a Portola Valley home Jan. 19 pleaded not guilty Monday in San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 2206 Views

MENLO PARK

Is There A Better Way To Conduct Menlo Park Bike Trials?

On December 6, 2016 three council members approved a field trial for the Oak Grove-Crane-University Bike Project and instructed...

Original post made by Dana C Hendrickson on Jan. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 298 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Camille Paglia has Hillary's Number

Camille Paglia, with her poignant insight into the vain and vacuous (not to mention avaricious) Hillary Clinton hits the...

Original post made by Feel the Bern on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by concern trolling, on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm | 6 comments | 684 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside drivers face perilous stretch of road

A retaining wall is coming to La Honda Road (state Highway 84) at Friars Lane, in Woodside where the narrow road shoulder...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by old farmer, on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments | 2759 Views

MENLO PARK

Will you stand with Menlo Park's immigrant community?

Please attend the Menlo Park City Council meeting on January 24th starting at 7 PM. At this meeting, the council will consider...

Original post made by Belle Haven Resident on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by One Who Follows The Law, on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:40 pm | 4 comments | 412 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council gives final approval to larger floor area for main residences

The Woodside Town Council on Tuesday took Step 2 of a two-step process and adopted an ordinance to expand the maximum allowable...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 1411 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Fire crews respond to head-on collision near Facebook headquarters

Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision Monday in Menlo Park near the Facebook headquarters, but both drivers appeared...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Reader, on Jan 25, 2017 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 3533 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Boats, helicopters and drones search for lost boater

Emergency crews rescued a man Tuesday evening (Jan. 24) and are searching in the dark for second victim whose canoe capsized...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by Wondering, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man who led car chase in Menlo Park gets prison sentence

A man who allegedly ran a stop sign while on the phone in eastern Menlo Park, led a Menlo Park police officer on a car chase...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by The court, on Jan 24, 2017 at 8:17 pm | 3 comments | 1855 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump Breaks First Presidential Promise In Record Time: Hats At Inaugural Were Made In China

How dumb are these fools? Taking away American jobs - they buy Trump hats and send their money to the Trump family and to...

Original post made by Cheap Chinese Profits on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by HSBC emp, on Jan 24, 2017 at 5:10 pm | 9 comments | 497 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight in Woodside: marijuna regulation, final adoption of house-size ordinance

The Woodside Town Council will hold a study session tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 24) on possible regulation of the outdoor cultivation...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Call Me Dubious, on Jan 24, 2017 at 2:44 pm | 1 comment | 1461 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council OKs larger floor areas for main residences

The Woodside Town Council on Tuesday, Jan. 10, by a unanimous vote with two council members absent, took the first of two...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by non-conforming parcels, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:22 pm | 12 comments | 3245 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to ask voters to lift civic center public funding limits

Atherton has a problem. The town has almost all the funds it needs to build a new civic center, but it's not allowed to spend...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:33 pm | 8 comments | 2958 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council to get reports on bills paid, as code requires

When the town of Woodside pays a bill, a check is cut in Town Hall and the transaction is recorded. So such records do exist,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Mountain View resident, on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm | 14 comments | 1617 Views
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