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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 | 2262 Views


Tonight: Health care district addresses legality of election system

The threat of a lawsuit over how candidates are elected to the board of the Sequoia Healthcare District may create a more...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 1, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 1601 Views


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 | 1276 Views


Menlo Park: Student, 13, arrested for alleged possession of gun

A 13-year-old student at Willow Oaks Elementary School in Menlo Park was arrested a little before 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13,...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2017
Last comment by Kids and choices, on Oct 26, 2017 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 1905 Views


Menlo Park: Former arborist sues city for wrongful termination

An arborist who worked for the city of Menlo Park between November 2015 and February 2017 filed a wrongful termination lawsuit...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Oct 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 2235 Views


Menlo fire district celebrates 100 years with 'Night of Lights'

Bringing back a tradition started in the 1930s, but dormant for the past 16 years, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2017
Last comment by DoOver, on Oct 30, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 2 comments | 1556 Views


Menlo Park: Suspect arrested after 2nd robbery of CVS pharmacy in three days

In a second robbery of prescription drugs in less than a week at the CVS pharmacy at 700 El Camino Real, on Saturday a man...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2017
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 31, 2017 at 5:47 am | 2 comments | 2316 Views


Menlo Park council moves ahead with district-election plan

The Menlo Park City Council is faced with what amounts to little choice when it comes to changing its system for electing...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2017
Last comment by Really Kirsten?!?!, on Oct 31, 2017 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 1455 Views


Sunday: Menlo Park talk on San Mateo County's boozy history

Ever wonder what the Peninsula was like during Prohibition? Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Nov 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments | 1264 Views


Wednesday: Menlo Park starts process to change system for electing council members

Menlo Park is transitioning to district elections and needs to figure out a fast, fair way to determine how those districts...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2017
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Nov 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1325 Views


Former Cindy's Flowers and Gifts owner ordered to pay $131K in restitution

Cynthia Ann Smith, 60, the former owner of Cindy's Flowers and Gifts in Menlo Park, has been ordered to pay more than $131,000...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Downtowner, on Dec 2, 2017 at 3:26 am | 2 comments | 3333 Views


Menlo Park settles development-related lawsuit with East Palo Alto

After nearly a year of closed-session council talks and negotiations, the cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park have agreed...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 1497 Views


Bats find shelter with patron saint of animals

A Menlo Park resident discovered some unexpected neighbors after a crew hired to power wash her home on Dec. 26 found a...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 3342 Views


Year in review: Development, traffic top Menlo Park agenda

For people in Menlo Park, the past 12 months have likely involved, in one way or another, watching new buildings take shape,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Rightsizing, on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 1571 Views


Project to build replica of Menlo Park gates proceeds

Following the deaths of not one, but two project chairmen in the past year, an initiative by the Menlo Park Historical Association...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Jym Clendenin, on Jan 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm | 2 comments | 139 Views


Atherton mulls regulating private gates into park

Fifteen homes on Felton Gables Drive in Menlo Park have an unusual asset on their property: a back gate leading directly...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 1622 Views


Tonight: Menlo Park council may bring 'charter' option to voters

To kick off 2018, the Menlo Park City Council is going to be digging deeper than just setting new goals -- though that's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by athertonhorses, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 964 Views


"Hillview Robotics" wins 2nd place at Northern California Championship

Are 12 year old 7th graders too old to still play with Lego? Not if you throw in some motors and sensors and ask them...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Jan. 22, 2007
Last comment by Arthur Hogan, on Jul 8, 2007 at 9:35 pm | 2 comments | 4804 Views


Stanford professor has theory for improving grades, study habits

A group of junior high school students were able to markedly increase their grades and study habits after being told that...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by, on Mar 22, 2007 at 8:59 pm | 2 comments | 4361 Views


Kepler's news and book reviews for young readers: Post your own picks below

For young readers: Check out the news and book picks by Kepler's reviewers. Share your favorite reads in the comment box...

Original post made by News Guy on Feb. 10, 2007
Last comment by MPworkingMom, on Feb 12, 2007 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 5234 Views
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