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PORTOLA VALLEY

30-year engagement for Iris Harrell, Ann Benson

A local lesbian couple prepares for a walk down the aisle after the California Supreme Court clears the way. <a href="//www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=2427">...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 34 comments | 9462 Views

MENLO PARK

Global Warming- What's a person to do?

While our leaders are deciding what government can do to stem global warming, there are things we, the people, can do. The...

Original post made by Elizabeth Lasensky on Jan. 25, 2007
Last comment by Old Mom, on May 14, 2007 at 11:33 am | 33 comments | 5354 Views

MENLO PARK

City to spend most of utility user tax revenue on new employee retirement benefits

Today the city issued several staff reports recommending that the UUT tax rate be kept at the maximum rate and that the majority...

Original post made by Finance Wonk on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by ElectionWatcher, on Feb 14, 2007 at 1:17 pm | 33 comments | 5151 Views

MENLO PARK

MP Seeking To Bridge Budget Gap Via Police Ticketing Frenzy?

OK, I guess the "Big Brother" red-light-photo money-makers aren't bringing in enough funds to bridge the city's budget gap,...

Original post made by That Red-Light Flashing Now Means Ka-Ching! on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by Does of reality, on May 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm | 33 comments | 3803 Views

MENLO PARK

Big raises for reassigned city supervisors

The city of Menlo Park has restructured its management operations &#8212; a move that city officials say will save money,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by scott brown, on Jan 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm | 33 comments | 3079 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Peninsula needs to reconsider high-speed rail

Despite voting in favor of Proposition 1A in 2008, few Peninsula communities have been more staunchly opposed to the high-speed...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by start over, on Jul 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm | 33 comments | 8682 Views

MENLO PARK

Split council votes to seek consultant for community engagement process in Belle Haven

The Menlo Park City Council has decided to start looking for a consultant to handle a $90,000 contract to develop a community...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Dawn, on Oct 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm | 33 comments | 8642 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New Hillview Middle School playing field must be ripped up and rebuilt

Neighbors of Hillview Middle School may have hoped for a quiet summer after living through three previous summers of major...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by A little history, on Jul 10, 2013 at 12:21 am | 33 comments | 6232 Views

MENLO PARK

Transitional kindergarten debate: Required or not?

In June 2012 Phil and Christie Kiekhaefer moved from Redwood City to Menlo Park, downsizing their family of four into a tiny...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Test Score Watcher, on Oct 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm | 33 comments | 22363 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: The food truck conundrum

Although we are sympathetic to the concerns of unfair competition raised by some Menlo Park restaurant owners, we do not...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by ann haley, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:15 am | 33 comments | 20858 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes to raise fees, touches on nonresident surcharge

The usual process of increasing fees for city services each year in Menlo Park goes like this: Staff compiles a new list...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on May 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 33 comments | 10787 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Community examines rail-crossing hazards

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Mar 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm | 33 comments | 6802 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Gateway unveils plan for 250-room hotel in Menlo Park

The view from the Bayshore Freeway in Menlo Park may be about to change: Developer David Bohannon, hotel partner in hand...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jul 13, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 33 comments | 10868 Views

MENLO PARK

Deficit budget, M2 development caps before Menlo Park council

On Tuesday (June 16), will the Menlo Park City Council follow through on approving a budget that would have the city spending...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by oldtimer, on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 33 comments | 3737 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council approves terms for Greenheart development

A project to build 420,000 square feet of residential, office and retail space on the large vacant lot along El Camino Real...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Lost opportunity, on Sep 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm | 33 comments | 4405 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission OKs moving food truck event to Menlo Park Library parking lot

Soon, visitors to the Menlo Park Library and Civic Center sports fields may not have to leave the Civic Center to get food...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by bad decision, on Sep 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm | 33 comments | 4390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classroom divide: School district, teachers face push-back on technology in the classroom

John Davenport was a chalk-and-graphite kind of teacher, but when the Portola Valley School District started offering laptops...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 33 comments | 10429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Burnetts won't face charges for underage drinking

Two parents won't be prosecuted for alleged underage drinking at a party held in their Menlo Park home on Nov. 25, the San...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm | 33 comments | 6815 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district parents want a more diverse teaching staff

Parents in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District say something needs to be done about the fact that they have only 9...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on May 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 33 comments | 6616 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park asks for underground rail system

After some wrangling, Menlo Park's City Council approved the text of a letter to the High-Speed Rail Authority at its meeting...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by taxpayer, on Nov 16, 2009 at 9:24 am | 33 comments | 4334 Views
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