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AROUND TOWN

County may put lid on 'noisy aircraft' at San Carlos Airport

San Mateo County has drafted an ordinance that would put a curfew on the hours and numbers of "noisy aircraft" landing or...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by pilot, on May 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm | 34 comments | 4109 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Neighbors oppose affordable housing plan

A proposal by nonprofit developer MidPen Housing to rebuild and expand an affordable apartment complex, yielding a maximum...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm | 12 comments | 4623 Views

OTHER TOPICS

David Frum: The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton; "I appreciate that Donald Trump is too slovenly and incompetent to qualify as a true dictator"

"To vote for Trump as a protest against Clinton’s faults would be like amputating a leg because of a sliver in the toe;...

Original post made by MacArthur on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on May 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm | 66 comments | 1435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Windmill School to move ahead with construction of new campus

Windmill School, a play-based preschool, recently received a building permit to move ahead with construction of a new campus...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by really?, on May 17, 2017 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 442 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Volunteer claims town's ethics probe violated her constitutional rights

A former longtime volunteer for the town of Woodside has filed a claim against the town and its current and previous mayors,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Danna Breen, on May 16, 2017 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 373 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commits to making all parks herbicide-free

It took a lot of work, manually pulling more than 56 cubic yards of weeds, or about five dump-truck loads, and covering...

Original post made on May. 8, 2017
Last comment by Rhea, on May 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm | 11 comments | 1564 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our Country Upside Down

Our Country Upside Down Today I saw the American flag flown upside down in my community- Is...

Original post made by A Patriot on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on May 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 110 Views

MENLO PARK

Today: Groundbreaking on Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange project

A groundbreaking for the Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange project will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the intersection...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by William, on May 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 1611 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Windmill School moves ahead on new campus

Windmill School, a play-based preschool, recently received a building permit to move ahead with construction of a new campus...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on May 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 1059 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton election: Pro and con views on civic center measure

In a special, mail-only advisory election June 6, Atherton voters are asked whether the town of Atherton should supplement...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Rick DeGolia, on May 16, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 27 comments | 2312 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Menlo Park meeting on Willow Road traffic woes

A community meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Laurel School Upper Campus (275 Elliott Drive) for...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 723 Views

WOODSIDE

Bike lane may improve safety for Woodside High students

When school starts at Woodside High School in August, students on bikes and other bike commuters may have the town of Woodside...

Original post made on May. 15, 2017
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on May 15, 2017 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 188 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Woman charged with stabbing husband faces competency review

A 61-year-old Menlo Park woman arrested on charges of attempting to murder her husband on May 8 will be evaluated for competency...

Original post made on May. 13, 2017
Last comment by Joyce, on May 13, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 1 comment | 1264 Views

AROUND TOWN

Medical marijuana: High tea parties in Menlo Park, Woodside

A pot of tea can actually be a tea of pot if you get an invitation to share a cup at certain high tea parties in the area....

Original post made on May. 13, 2017
Last comment by Local , on May 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm | 3 comments | 2205 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Tuesday deadline for teachers to apply for subsidized apartments

Teachers interested in living at the new apartment complex at 777 Hamilton Ave. in eastern Menlo Park at a subsidized rate...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 12, 2017 at 8:24 pm | 19 comments | 2081 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump Foundation admits Self-Dealing to IRS; Clinton Foundation retains 4 star rating

Not that it matters to hypocrites. After admitting Trump University was a fraudulent scam, the Trumps said they would...

Original post made by Mackinaw on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Green Balloon Day, on May 12, 2017 at 3:20 pm | 28 comments | 1130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district considers fee-based preschool program

Attempting to offer its most disadvantaged students an opportunity for early childhood education, the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by FRANCES GRIFFIN, on May 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 4 comments | 1740 Views

ATHERTON

​Atherton voters face decision on financing new civic center

Atherton's registered voters should start receiving ballots in the mail this week containing one question: Should Atherton...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 1157 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Explosion awakens residents to a shed on fire in a Holbrook Lane backyard

An explosion in a backyard shed at 36 Holbrook Lane in Atherton is being credited for waking up nearby residents at about...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2017 at 3:56 pm | 9 comments | 2063 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike lane may may improve safety for Woodside High students

The Woodside Town Council has approved a bike lane on Alameda de las Pulgas over the last fifth of a mile leading up to Woodside...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by parent, on May 10, 2017 at 8:55 am | 1 comment | 1332 Views
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