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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City's 'satisfaction survey' raises red flags for some

Menlo Park's biennial survey by Godbe Research, circulated randomly among residents in early December to gauge their satisfaction...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2017
Last comment by JP, on Dec 11, 2017 at 9:28 pm | 10 comments | 2158 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs 'traffic calming' measures in Willows

A little less than a month since Caltrans installed new traffic signals at the Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange – and in...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Dec 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm | 27 comments | 4271 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton has little interest in elevating train tracks

Atherton's City Council, responding to a request for input from Menlo Park, offered no hope that it supports elevating train...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 31 comments | 3671 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supes OK limited commercial cultivation of marijuana

It will soon be OK to grow marijuana for commercial purposes in unincorporated San Mateo County if it's grown in a greenhouse,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 9, 2017 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 1990 Views

AROUND TOWN

John Bentley closing out career in restaurant business

After decades in the restaurant business and 22 years of running his eponymous restaurant on the Midpeninsula, John Bentley...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jeff Paine, on Dec 9, 2017 at 10:49 am | 10 comments | 6212 Views

MENLO PARK

SamTrans adopts study on easing Dumbarton Corridor traffic congestion

Directors at SamTrans adopted on Dec. 6 the final version of a study on how to ease severe congestion on the Dumbarton Corridor. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2017
Last comment by henry fox, on Dec 9, 2017 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 1392 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Atherton to study loss of parcel tax revenue

How the loss of $1.86 million in annual parcel tax revenue will affect the capital improvement and police department programs...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Attendees, on Dec 9, 2017 at 9:58 am | 6 comments | 1146 Views

MENLO PARK

Police: Man brandishes firearm while stuck in Willows traffic

Menlo Park police arrested a Danville man at about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Willows neighborhood on charges...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by Kevin, on Dec 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm | 6 comments | 3287 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 1483 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley tonight: Public invited to study session on marijuana cultivation, sale

The Portola Valley Planning Commission on Wednesday, Dec. 6, will hold the first of several study sessions, open to the public,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by PVResident, on Dec 6, 2017 at 5:47 pm | 1 comment | 1133 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Willows residents plead with city for traffic relief

Desperation is mounting in the Willows. Over Thanksgiving weekend, a group of about 30 Willows residents gathered to draft...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Willow Road Resident, on Dec 6, 2017 at 1:50 pm | 47 comments | 3608 Views

MENLO PARK

Home sales: Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from county...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Anonymouse, on Dec 6, 2017 at 12:09 am | 1 comment | 1368 Views

AROUND TOWN

Video: Mountain lion visits Ladera home

Ladera resident Mike Stern posted a video on YouTube of a mountain lion visiting his home on Pecora Way in Ladera early Sunday....

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Not surprising, on Dec 5, 2017 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 2689 Views

SPORTS

Prep report: SH Prep boys hoops coach gains 200th win

Eric DeBrine scored 24 points and the Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball team beat El Camino in a consolation game of the...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Dec 5, 2017 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunset magazine sold to Los Angeles private equity investor

Sunset magazine, once located on Willow Road in Menlo Park and co-published by the late Bill Lane of Portola Valley and...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by Holly L., on Dec 5, 2017 at 5:38 am | 2 comments | 1906 Views

AROUND TOWN

To the lovely young couple hiking at Wunderlich w/baby this just past Monday eve

Why I almost titled this thread "One of the dumbest things that I have ever done": It was getting dark, and a totally...

Original post made by Anonymous on Dec. 5, 2017
There are no comments yet. 299 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jean Lane, philanthropist and environmentalist, dies at 87

Jean Lane, a philanthropist, environmentalist, gardener and notable Portola Valley resident, died at her home on Nov. 18...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by Philippe, on Dec 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 2437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge Throws Out San Mateo DA’s Charges Against San Mateo Deputy Sheriff Juan Lopez

Remember that big press conference San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe held with Sheriff Munks to announce that...

Original post made by No Surprise on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Agreed, on Dec 3, 2017 at 11:23 am | 3 comments | 326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bail restored for Menlo Park man charged with possessing child pornography

Bail has been restored for Matthew Emilio Coda, the Menlo Park man recently arrested on charges of possession of child pornography,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2017
Last comment by Puzzled, on Dec 3, 2017 at 7:26 am | 2 comments | 2084 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 3316 Views
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