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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax measure passes with 78 percent voter approval

A $360 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District was approved by 78 percent of voters, county election officials...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm | 56 comments | 7528 Views

MENLO PARK

Cover story: The Cool philosophy

Since Jesse Ziff Cool first opened Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park more than 30 years ago, her first allegiance has been to the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by B, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 1491 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can anyone tell me: why Mitt Romney?

Looking at the polls, President Obama is ahead by larger margins in key battleground states than he was at this time 4 years...

Original post made by Ed Treller on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Mt Belle, on Apr 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 166 comments | 17051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: It's time to ax the M-A Senior Fashion Show

I'm excited to send my daughter to Menlo-Atherton High School next year. At the Open House a few weeks ago, I was moved to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Catherine, on Apr 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 26 comments | 6876 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton council set to sign contract for Menlo Park fire district review

A $49,500 contract to examine the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's finances, and look at other ways Atherton might get...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Linda Craig, on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does Menlo Park really care about Safe Routes? We'll find out at City Council meeting

Much lip service has been paid in Menlo Park to the concepts of "Safe Routes" and "Complete Streets". In theory, providing...

Original post made by Jen Wolosin on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm | 20 comments | 1443 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary will keep two principals

With a parcel tax on the ballot and the resignation of one of its two principals, the one-school Woodside Elementary School...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1447 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Does the pig scramble reflect Woodside's values?

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress is judged by the way its Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/04/05/guest-opinion-does-the-pig-s...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by DoGooder, on Apr 18, 2017 at 11:32 pm | 28 comments | 1585 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Food-to-go outlet planned for Alice's Restaurant

It's not uncommon for customers of Alice's Restaurant in Woodside to plan a quick stop for a quick meal on their way to the...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by EspressoYourself, on Apr 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 2257 Views

MENLO PARK

Firefighters deserve high pay, chief says

Firefighters, says Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman, deserve to be well paid. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Zephyrab, on Apr 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments | 2945 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year

The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Zephyrab, on Apr 18, 2017 at 4:27 am | 86 comments | 6435 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton names new police chief

Steven D. McCulley, who has been serving concurrently as police chief in two cities in the state of Washington, is Atherton's...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm | 6 comments | 2305 Views

MENLO PARK

Report: Menlo Park issues permits for hundreds of housing units

Since 2014, Menlo Park has been on a trajectory to reverse its reticence toward housing growth. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Progress, on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 5 comments | 2555 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school tax campaign committee faces fine for reporting violations

The committee that backed the Menlo Park City School District's recent parcel tax has agreed to pay a $678 fine for violating...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 3 comments | 1468 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Driver suffers major injuries in crash

A man in his 20s was severely injured in Menlo Park early Sunday morning (April 16) after the vehicle he was driving slammed...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3508 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Sheriff's Office investigates another Portola Valley burglary

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday that it is investigating another residential burglary in Portola...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2017
Last comment by margomca, on Apr 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments | 1849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees

The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:32 am | 102 comments | 10408 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Westbound Sand Hill Road reopens

Westbound Sand Hill Road, between Branner Road and Saga Way, which had been closed for an accident investigation, is now...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Apr 16, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 1583 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to all Menlo/Athertonian/Woodsider/PV-ites on their contributions to Trump's 30 day defeat of ISIS

"I have a plan, a very secret plan, to defeat ISIS in 30 days" Day 31 - he could not have done it without all our work,...

Original post made by New Deal Home on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Lance the Org, on Apr 16, 2017 at 10:05 am | 16 comments | 650 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Woodside Elementary tax measure win holds at 73% of voters

The county on Thursday released an updated count on Woodside Elementary School District's parcel tax win on Tuesday, reporting...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by PARCEL tax payer, on Apr 16, 2017 at 8:14 am | 2 comments | 1893 Views
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