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AROUND TOWN

Woodside pig scramble: Opposing views

A group of Woodside residents is calling on the Town Council to ban the traditional pig scramble, when kids chase and capture...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by esthers army, on May 1, 2017 at 6:56 pm | 51 comments | 5108 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:44 am | 51 comments | 8907 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Bummed out by Menlo parking tickets

I attended a reunion luncheon with five friends at Carpaccio in Menlo Park recently. We all received parking tickets and...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by janice, on Feb 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm | 50 comments | 6106 Views

MENLO PARK

Community activist tells of terrifying night

A Saturday drive for Chinese takeout turned into a terrifying night in Menlo Park, said Vicki Smothers. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Brian_12, on Apr 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm | 50 comments | 3079 Views

MENLO PARK

Ballot initiative would target large office complexes in Menlo Park

After Menlo Park's specific plan survived its first annual review mostly unscathed, opponents weren't ready to give up. Save...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2014 at 9:52 am | 50 comments | 12315 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Specific plan initiative goes to ballot

Voters will have a chance to determine the fate of a grassroots group's proposed changes to Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 50 comments | 32578 Views

MENLO PARK

Impartial Analysis of Measure M

There is has been so much miss-information, essentially lies, being written about what Measure M does and telling everyone...

Original post made by morris brown on Oct. 5, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 50 comments | 2637 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park holds workshop on reconfiguring El Camino Real

The city of Menlo Park will host a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, to discuss three alternative configurations for...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Forget Alma , on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 50 comments | 3853 Views

MENLO PARK

New initiatives to make Menlo Park more green, bike friendly

The Menlo Park Environmental Quality Commission during its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28, discussed several topics near and...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 50 comments | 4737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board affirms superintendent choice with unanimous vote

The Menlo Park City School District board unanimously approved a three-year contract Tuesday night that will install Maurice...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2011 at 7:47 pm | 50 comments | 9304 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Time to reform Proposition 13

How ironic that Silicon Valley, the very center of innovation and creativity envied the world over, is saddled with California's...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 13, 2012 at 9:37 am | 50 comments | 4617 Views

AROUND TOWN

A new plan for Park Theatre?

A controversial plan to buy the former Park Theatre on El Camino Real for $2.2 million in city funds and lease it to Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2007
Last comment by not sure, on Oct 25, 2007 at 2:31 pm | 50 comments | 13231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Initiative would shrink Menlo projects

Menlo Park voters who have noticed the recent skirmishes over the proposed mixed-use housing, office and retail projects...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 50 comments | 24104 Views

ATHERTON

Councilman says he hasn't left Atherton

Atherton Councilman Charles Marsala says he hasn't moved out of Atherton. Responding to a complaint from a neighbor who thought...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 25, 2010 at 6:39 am | 50 comments | 3071 Views

ATHERTON

FBI focuses on Atherton, DA's office, sources say

(This is an expanded version of a previously published story.) The FBI is interviewing Atherton residents and others about...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Holly L., on Feb 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm | 50 comments | 6371 Views

MENLO PARK

Red Light Cameras: A Success Thus Far?

With all the hyperbole and angst displayed in this forum and elsewhere over the new red light camera installed at Ravenswood...

Original post made by Paul Morphy on Oct. 13, 2008
Last comment by watchdog, on Oct 26, 2008 at 6:39 pm | 49 comments | 4795 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure T opposition solidifies

Being out of office doesn't mean you're out of politics in Menlo Park. A group of former council members and commissioners...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by E.D., on Sep 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm | 49 comments | 3780 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Is it art -- or a disgrace?

Please take a moment to look at this photo. The "sculpture" in the photo is located on Willow Road and Coleman Avenue in...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by mary ellis, on Jul 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 49 comments | 12238 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park weighs three options for separating roads from rail line

Three options to separate the Caltrain rail line from the Menlo Park streets it crosses were presented by the city of Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2016
Last comment by James Madison, on Dec 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm | 49 comments | 4829 Views

MENLO PARK

Plan to expand Belle Haven fire station is back to drawing board

Residents of the Belle Haven neighborhood filled the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's meeting room Tuesday night, protesting...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm | 49 comments | 3435 Views
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