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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs temporary commercial pot ban

Menlo Park City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to give preliminary approval to a 45-day moratorium on using land for...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by mickle, on Oct 20, 2017 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 1275 Views

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West Atherton house fire sends resident to hospital

A house fire Wednesday on Belbrook Way in west Atherton spread to nearby vegetation before it was put out 21 minutes after...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2017 at 4:59 am | 6 comments | 2328 Views

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Atherton's John Freidenrich, leading Stanford supporter, dies at 80

Longtime Atherton resident John Freidenrich, a leading supporter of Stanford University, co-founder of a major law firm,...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Gwen Luce, on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:25 am | 1 comment | 1888 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council splinters on grade separations

The Menlo Park City Council's answer to the nearly $400 million question: "One grade separation, or three, at Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Clem, on Oct 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm | 76 comments | 4899 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park's Mademoiselle Colette opens another patisserie

The owner of Menlo Park patisserie Mademoiselle Colette has soft-opened another patisserie; this one is on Lytton Avenue...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by MPer , on Oct 19, 2017 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 2585 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council may reconsider West Menlo annexation in January

Residents of West Menlo Park who have petitioned to join Menlo Park will have to wait at least until January to see if their...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:51 pm | 5 comments | 2260 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Bonus approved, 5 percent raise considered for city manager

The Menlo Park City Council approved a $6,654 bonus for City Manager Alex McIntyre, 3 percent of his salary, on Oct. 10,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by market is market, on Oct 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm | 4 comments | 1038 Views

MENLO PARK

Critics question wisdom of rebuilding Menlo Park's main library

A plan to accept a multi-million-dollar gift from developer John Arrillaga to rebuild the Menlo Park main library has its...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Oct 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm | 23 comments | 2939 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Menlo Park district fire board may appoint new member

The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is scheduled to appoint a new director on Tuesday night, to fill the...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 18, 2017 at 8:39 am | 14 comments | 1395 Views

MENLO PARK

State of the city? Things are good, Menlo Park mayor says

Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith presented an upbeat take on where things stand in Menlo Park during her "State of the City"...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Oct 18, 2017 at 7:09 am | 1 comment | 1549 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Mayor commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Menlo Park's Mayor Kirsten Keith has signed, and the council approved, a "Mayors for 100% Clean Energy" initiative, which...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by fran rametta, on Oct 18, 2017 at 6:22 am | 2 comments | 2069 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook's new plans win Planning Commission OK

A debate over the aesthetics of a proposed 8-story parking garage dominated the Menlo Park Planning Commission's discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm | 3 comments | 1529 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: City needs to accept gift, move forward with plans to build two new libraries

Menlo Park has been presented with a tremendous opportunity to create two 21st century libraries: a new main library in the...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Elaine Cummings, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 1 comment | 360 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Firefighters douse structure fire in Menlo Oaks neighborhood

Firefighters needed about 12 minutes to control a fire that burned a shed, a fence and vegetation early on Sunday morning...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Wong, on Oct 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm | 2 comments | 2258 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs hikes in pay, benefits for city employees

The Menlo Park City Council has unanimously approved spending more than $1.9 million for pay and benefit increases for 192...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2017
Last comment by Just the facts, on Oct 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm | 2 comments | 1333 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council could approve major spending for library system

Menlo Park staff are greasing the usual bureaucratic stops to take advantage of local billionaire John Arrillaga's offer...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by library , on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:11 am | 10 comments | 1768 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Loud and late music in Atherton

Doesn't Atherton have any noise regulations? It's 11:45pm Saturday night and I can still hear with windows closed the very...

Original post made by whatever on Oct. 14, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 369 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school district open to new funding plan

Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Gloria Hernandez-Goff announced Oct. 5 that she plans to re-enter conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 11 comments | 2283 Views

AROUND TOWN

For the love of horses

What is it about the horse that intrigues us, captivates the eye, fires the imagination? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/10/11/for-the-love-o...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Rebekah, on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:03 pm | 1 comment | 271 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Fire board should broaden representation with appointment

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board will soon appoint a new board member to fill a vacant seat. There are seven...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
Last comment by Robert Jones, on Oct 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm | 9 comments | 1641 Views
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