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MENLO PARK

Man sentenced to 14 years in state prison for Atherton, Menlo Park home burglaries

Hayward resident and Federal Express contract driver Kevin Eugene Baker was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years and eight months...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Downtowner, on Dec 21, 2017 at 11:10 am | 5 comments | 1909 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Pressure grows for downtown parking garage

A group of Menlo Park's downtown business owners is rallying community support for a downtown parking garage. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Dec 20, 2017 at 10:21 pm | 21 comments | 1965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside school board agrees, again, to comply with open meeting law

The Woodside Elementary School District's board has, for the second time in less than six months, had to change the way...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 20, 2017 at 8:27 pm | 3 comments | 1138 Views

MENLO PARK

New turn restrictions in Willows take effect

City officials are warning drivers near Willow Road in Menlo Park to brace for a temporary worsening of traffic as several...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm | 8 comments | 2618 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commission hits pause button on three-story Santa Cruz Avenue project

The Menlo Park Planning Commission wants to conduct further review of plans to knock down the building that is home to Juban...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Susan Bird, on Dec 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 4 comments | 2449 Views

ATHERTON

How much should Atherton spend to protect trees?

Trees will take up most of the Atherton City Council's discussion Wednesday during a short meeting starting at 6 p.m. in...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Get on with it, on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:00 am | 6 comments | 1433 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Hearing tonight for three-story development on Santa Cruz Avenue

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will hold a hearing to discuss the future of the current site of Juban Yakiniku, Union...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2017
Last comment by new blight, on Dec 19, 2017 at 8:16 am | 10 comments | 1730 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Fire Protection District President’s Report 2017

As my term as Fire Board President (and my 15th year on the Board) ends, here is what I see as our biggest accomplishments...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 19, 2017
There are no comments yet. 162 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents protest height of planned Caltrain poles

As Caltrain begins construction to electrify its train service, Atherton residents are protesting plans to install nearly...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Athertonian, on Dec 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm | 33 comments | 3869 Views

WOODSIDE

Feature: Former Woodside Elementary student returns, with a river

Gregory Gavin says his lifelong preoccupation with creeks started more than five decades ago when he was a young Woodside...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Matt Toni, on Dec 18, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 1302 Views

MENLO PARK

City of Menlo Park gives $266,000 to nonprofits

Menlo Park will give more than a quarter of a million dollars to local nonprofit organizations under the city's community...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 17, 2017 at 9:34 pm | 4 comments | 3112 Views

ATHERTON

Winant calls Atherton police probe of his mistreatment claims 'a travesty'

Richard "Dick" Winant, a Stanford University researcher who claimed Atherton police mistreated him after he got lost on the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 17, 2017 at 7:32 pm | 18 comments | 2023 Views

MENLO PARK

Listening to Trump's America

Joe Simitian went on a spring listening tour in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan, in counties where majorities had...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Jose, on Dec 16, 2017 at 5:56 pm | 8 comments | 2087 Views

AROUND TOWN

City tries to battle Willows traffic madness

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

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Dec 16, 2017 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 317 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Councilman Peter Ohtaki named next mayor

Marking the completion of another year, the Menlo Park City Council held its annual chair swap as Councilwoman Kirsten Keith...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Dec 15, 2017 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 1375 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Marijuana sales in town worry residents

The idea of a retail marijuana dispensary in a central commercial area in Portola Valley has residents painting grim scenarios,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by E. , on Dec 14, 2017 at 7:15 pm | 13 comments | 2370 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley prepares for license-plate-reading cameras

The poles are in the ground in Portola Valley and waiting for their intended purpose: as mounts for license-plate-reading...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm | 3 comments | 375 Views

MENLO PARK

Spare the Air alerts issued for Wednesday, Thursday

Bay Area air quality officials have issued Winter Spare the Air Alerts banning the burning of solid fuels on both Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by Bernie, on Dec 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 4 comments | 718 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Menlo Park's voter districting effort needs you

Season's greetings, Menlo Park! It's that time of the year when many of us are busy preparing to disconnect from work so...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Pam Jones and Jen Wolosin, on Dec 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: Enrollment drops in all local elementary school districts

The high prices of local housing may be pushing young families away from local school districts, a demographer's report says,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Larry Libertine, on Dec 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm | 20 comments | 5182 Views
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