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MENLO PARK

Editorial: Time to open discussion on leaf blowers

Attempts by cities to curtail or outright ban the use of leaf blowers over the years have often been defeated by professional...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Jay Aarr, on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:53 am | 26 comments | 3058 Views

MENLO PARK

Housing costs drive longtime resident, WWII veteran out of Menlo Park

A 92-year-old World War II veteran took the dais at the Menlo Park City Council meeting on March 15 to tell how rising housing...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Joan, on Apr 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm | 26 comments | 5042 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook aims to build 'significant' amount of housing in Menlo Park

Facebook hopes the city's general plan update will give the company the opportunity to build "a significant amount of...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by explosive irresponsible growth, on Jul 21, 2016 at 1:57 pm | 26 comments | 7160 Views

MENLO PARK

County wins appeal of airplane noise nuisance ruling

San Mateo County doesn't have to pay a $1,000 small-claims judgment related to noisy planes using the county's San Carlos...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Tired of Cronyism, on Sep 6, 2016 at 1:51 pm | 26 comments | 6147 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park approves 'Safe City' ordinance

For what was at least the third time, a group of adults and kids sat in on the Menlo Park Council meeting, many of them supporters...

Original post made on May. 30, 2017
Last comment by POC, on Jun 3, 2017 at 1:07 pm | 26 comments | 1432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district refines initial offer to charter school

A revised offer from the Sequoia Union High School District would still put Everest Public High School's 200 freshmen and...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Circle Jerk, on Apr 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm | 26 comments | 4345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Support for Measure C Seriously Divided

Several in Menlo Park Community urge NO vote on Measure C Measure C YES supporters continue to tout the overwhelming...

Original post made by Get Real on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by YES on C, on Apr 30, 2010 at 9:46 am | 26 comments | 3543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest drops suit against high school district

The court battle is over and maybe the conflict is, too. The Sequoia Union High School District and Everest (charter) Public...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Oct 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm | 26 comments | 4331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Critics say Corte Madera controversy is about teaching style, not technology

Teachers, parents, administrators and others in the Portola Valley School District are sharply criticizing an article in...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm | 26 comments | 4825 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Increased traffic patrol nets at least 200 drivers in Menlo Park and Redwood City

Even with police publicizing stepped-up traffic patrols on Wednesday, at least 200 drivers got tickets in Menlo Park and...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Mar 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 26 comments | 4831 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What to do about enrollment growth, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School

Changes to open-enrollment policies for the Sequoia Union High School District and tentative revisions to the map assigning...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by oldtimer, on Sep 13, 2013 at 9:49 am | 26 comments | 8870 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill eliminating personal belief vaccination exemption clears state senate

A bill that would eliminate the personal belief exemption allowing parents to opt out of vaccinating their children has passed...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on May 24, 2015 at 9:21 am | 26 comments | 7940 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: It's time to ax the M-A Senior Fashion Show

I'm excited to send my daughter to Menlo-Atherton High School next year. At the Open House a few weeks ago, I was moved to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Catherine, on Apr 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 26 comments | 7958 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Palo Alto reviews hospital-expansion plan; expected to have major impact on Menlo Park

Stanford University's plan to vastly expand its medical facilities in Palo Alto will take center stage tonight (Monday, May...

Original post made on May. 24, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on May 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm | 26 comments | 3823 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jimmy Carter at Kepler's

Former president Jimmy Carter will at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, to sign his new book,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by Disappointed, on Oct 27, 2010 at 11:43 am | 26 comments | 2966 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Another decade, another grade-separation study

For years, the question of "grade separations" – separating a roadway from the rail line it crosses by using a bridge...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 1, 2016 at 6:06 am | 26 comments | 3525 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County sues fossil fuel industry for causing climate change

San Mateo County has filed a lawsuit against 37 oil, gas and coal companies, claiming they are responsible for global warming...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2017
Last comment by Scott Lohmann, on Jul 22, 2017 at 1:57 pm | 26 comments | 2206 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fergusson top fundraiser in Menlo Park council race

Trade unions and local government officials are making donations large and small to the re-election campaigns of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2008
Last comment by another petitioner, on Oct 18, 2008 at 9:20 am | 26 comments | 4179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grab your earplugs: Caltrain starts 4 weeks of night work this Sunday

Residents living near the Caltrain tracks and their intersections with Encinal, Glenwood, Oak Grove and Ravenswood avenues...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Bianca, on Sep 4, 2009 at 11:52 am | 26 comments | 3012 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alleged crack dealers arrested in the Willows

Police arrested a Menlo Park couple allegedly selling crack cocaine out of their apartment near Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Former Classmate, on Sep 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm | 26 comments | 3185 Views
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Truckee cafe to expand to Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 4,137 views

Attraction to a Person Outside Your Relationship
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,210 views

"Instead I held you"
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 199 views