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Menlo Park extends comment deadline on general plan update

People have an additional 15 days to submit in writing what they think about the draft environmental impact report on the...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2016
Last comment by EIRs, on Jul 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm | 3 comments | 2084 Views


Decision on new sheriff up to county supervisors

Sheriff Greg Munks announced recently that he will retire due to health reasons on July 16, with more than two years left...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 8 comments | 1998 Views


GOP NATIONAL platform draft declares pornography 'public health crisis'

7,239 people killed by porn this year already. Whoops - 7,239 people killed by GUNS this year already. Yet the GOP...

Original post made by Louis on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Kitchen table, on Jul 13, 2016 at 7:41 am | 3 comments | 510 Views


Marsh Road drainage channel project moving ahead

Atherton officials say the contractors are making significant progress in installing a new drainage channel along Marsh Road. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 5 comments | 3424 Views


Menlo Park says 'no thanks' to state affordable housing bill

Menlo Park "agrees that California is facing a housing affordability crisis; however, this is not the solution." Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by no more, on Jul 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm | 20 comments | 6157 Views


NRA statement on Dallas missing usual Gun Canard content

Today's statement did not include the usual NRA comments when another mass shooting takes place: - the usual "if only...

Original post made by Stop the insanity on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sophie, on Jul 12, 2016 at 7:56 am | 4 comments | 753 Views


Atherton to rebuild Marsh Road drainage channel, but faces traffic challenges

Atherton finally has what it needs to repair the crumbling Atherton Channel drainage culvert next to Marsh Road -- funding...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by FZ, on Jul 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 12 comments | 4553 Views


Menlo Park: Dry cleaner pleads no contest to fraud charges

Edwin Gary Smith, the former owner of Menalto Dry Cleaners in Menlo Park, pleaded no contest on July 8 to eight felonies:...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Jul 11, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 6 comments | 1784 Views


County attempts to take on housing crisis

San Mateo County is attempting to take on the housing crisis on several fronts, including the creation of a $10 million fund...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2016
Last comment by Joan, on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:56 pm | 20 comments | 5718 Views


Atherton: Still the Worst (Caltrain Electrification Edition)

The Merc reports that Athertonians are yet again uniting the Peninsula, specifically by making everyone else hate them. The...

Original post made by SP1863 on Jul. 10, 2016
Last comment by Robert, on Jul 11, 2016 at 10:57 am | 3 comments | 758 Views



Had it not been for my referendum petitioning effort in 2003, which derailed the effort of those who advocated relocating...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jul 11, 2016 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 4444 Views


Atherton council: Lewis and Wiest say they will run for re-election

Atherton Mayor Elizabeth Lewis and Councilman Cary Wiest, whose council terms end this year, have told the Almanac they plan...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 11, 2016 at 8:25 am | 3 comments | 2472 Views


Pig scrambles: Residents, veterinarians debate issue

A brief and extemporaneous debate on the values of the Old West took shape on June 28 at the Woodside Town Council meeting...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2016
Last comment by KT2, on Jul 10, 2016 at 12:23 am | 5 comments | 2479 Views



Wow. Independence Day for Kevin Durant. Four top 12 players together on the same team. A team where Klay is the 4th best...

Original post made by Confirmed on Jul. 4, 2016
Last comment by High flier, on Jul 9, 2016 at 11:41 am | 2 comments | 781 Views


Liquor license application for Cuckoo's Nest on hold

A request for a liquor license by a private club, called the Cuckoo's Nest, in Menlo Park has generated no insignificant...

Original post made on May. 16, 2016
Last comment by Our town, on Jul 9, 2016 at 11:10 am | 7 comments | 4423 Views


East Palo Alto activists say Menlo Park omitted key letter from Facebook expansion study

Something is missing from the almost 5,000 pages of text detailing how the environment would be affected by Facebook's plans...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by Kathy, on Jul 8, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 4 comments | 2640 Views


Should Sequoia Healthcare District reduce its tax collection?

With the greatly increased assessed value of property in the Sequoia Healthcare District, coupled with their elimination...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 5, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jul 8, 2016 at 8:44 am | 9 comments | 1005 Views


Atherton now has a 'quiet zone' for Fair Oaks rail crossing

On Monday, June 13, Atherton became the first community on the Caltrain corridor to have a "quiet zone" where train operators...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:37 am | 14 comments | 4478 Views


Obama gets Geography wrong again

On the Tonight Show with Jay Leno President Obama made a reference to the following ports as being on the Gulf Coast: Charleston,...

Original post made by 57 States or is the President Smarter than a 5th Grader on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 6, 2016 at 8:42 pm | 47 comments | 3553 Views


Trump losing badly in battleground states - Kasich & Paul Ryan tie Clinton

In all seven swing states, Clinton kills Trump, in most cases with Trump barely getting a third of the vote. Paul Ryan and...

Original post made by Trump destroys my Grand Ol\' Party on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by 3rd base, on Jul 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm | 9 comments | 859 Views
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