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MENLO PARK

Consultants say Menlo Park school's playing field is safe; parents disagree

After parents questioned aspects of a consultant's report on the safety of the artificial turf field at Hillview Middle School,...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Nov 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm | 16 comments | 2930 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Polarized voting in Menlo Park has not been proven

The City Council, facing a potential lawsuit represented by attorney Kevin Shenkman, is scrambling to create a plan for city...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Ancient Relic, on Nov 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 7 comments | 627 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council reverses approval of Stanford's office building on Sand Hill Road

Claiming inaccuracies and omissions in Stanford's traffic projections for its current and future developments, the Menlo...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 5 comments | 2868 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Menlo Park 'community conversation' on housing crisis

Want to vent, or just have a discussion, about the local housing crisis? Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will host a "community...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2017
Last comment by Joan, on Nov 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm | 5 comments | 1289 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Bedwell Bayfront Park plan approved

The feel and function of Menlo Park's Bedwell Bayfront Park will remain mostly the same over the next quarter-century, but...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by acomfort, on Nov 17, 2017 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 1596 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Los Trancos Road closed between Alpine and Valley Oak

Los Trancos Road, the primary route to and from the communities of Los Trancos Woods and Vista Verde in the hills above Portola...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by Bob Strehlow, on Nov 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 1030 Views

MENLO PARK

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 https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/11/16/sunday-menlo-park-talk-on-san-mateo-countys-boozy-h...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Nov 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments | 1252 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tuesday: Menlo Park grapples with Willows traffic emergency

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to discuss at its meeting Tuesday (Nov. 14) what to do about the drastically worsened...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Nov 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 2175 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: What's next after parcel tax defeat?

After voters failed on Nov. 7 to renew a parcel tax that brought $1.86 million a year to Atherton for its police, roads and...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by Correction, on Nov 16, 2017 at 10:50 pm | 28 comments | 2355 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside agrees to settle ethics code case

The Woodside Town Council on Tuesday (Nov. 14) voted unanimously, with one council member absent and two recused, to approve...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by awatkins, on Nov 16, 2017 at 9:06 pm | 5 comments | 1697 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: What's next after parcel tax defeat?

After voters Nov. 7 rejected the renewal of a parcel tax that brought $1.86 million a year to Atherton for its police, roads...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 7 comments | 473 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park to be renamed after war hero Karl Clark

Karl Clark, a Menlo Park resident and World War II hero who died in March at age 100, is at last getting the prompt recognition...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by Ricki Stevenson, on Nov 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 1396 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man pleads not guilty of pharmacy robberies

The man accused of armed robberies of the CVS pharmacy on El Camino Real on Oct. 26 and 28, and an attempted robbery of the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 344 Views

MENLO PARK

Aggressive Downtown Parking Enforcement

I shop in a lot of cities up and down the peninsula, however, by far, Menlo Park displays the most aggressive parking enforcement...

Original post made by X-shopper on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Nov 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 10 comments | 394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Doctor shares secret for teen mental health: sleep

Dr. Jacob Towery told parents attending his recent talk at Hillview Middle School how they can do one thing to improve their...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Start school later, on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 3212 Views

ATHERTON

Why Atherton Residents Can Trust City Council to Make the Right Choices after Parcel Tax defeat

Why Atherton Residents Can Trust City Council to Make the Right Choices after Parcel Tax defeat With the defeat of the...

Original post made by Elizabeth Lewis on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Trust, on Nov 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm | 2 comments | 324 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley school board to decide how to fill vacancy

How to fill a vacancy on the Portola Valley School District's governing board will be on the agenda when the board meets...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 768 Views

WOODSIDE

Wildfire fears: Woodside fire district calls meetings

With lessons from the North Bay fires and the recent Skeggs Fire above Woodside, Woodside Fire Protection District officials...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 3 comments | 1664 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park losing Police Chief Bob Jonsen to Palo Alto

Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen will leave Menlo Park early next year to head the police department of the city's larger...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Dawn, on Nov 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1763 Views

ATHERTON

Report: Tax loss has 'significant impact' on capital projects

Losing the funding Atherton received from its annual parcel tax will have a "significant impact" on the town’s ability...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Nov 14, 2017 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 1469 Views
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