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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council still not joining Atherton in fire district fiscal study

Despite frustration with failed attempts to tease out wanted financial information from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Jarvis, on Apr 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm | 5 comments | 1501 Views

MENLO PARK

Should Facebook fund new police unit in Menlo Park?

A proposal by the Menlo Park Police Department to accept a Facebook offer of $9 million over five years to get a head start...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Apr 3, 2017 at 11:59 am | 23 comments | 3730 Views

OTHER TOPICS

'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts tonight

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2017
Last comment by Michael, on Apr 3, 2017 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 2840 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sequoia high school district board names superintendent

The governing board of the Sequoia Union High School District has chosen Mary E. Streshly, currently an administrator for...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 2, 2017 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 3176 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vigil in East Palo Alto protests Amazon, Facebook policies

Chants of "Jobs for EPA!" and "Hey hey, ho ho, racial profiling has got to go!" rang out Thursday night in front of 2100...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm | 8 comments | 3343 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mounted Patrol's statement regarding the pig scramble

The Woodside Mounted Patrol sent the following letter to the Woodside Town Council on March 22: Patriotic men established...

Original post made by Victor Aenlle on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Dr. Peggy W. Larson, on Apr 2, 2017 at 8:01 am | 22 comments | 1030 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Police hire two from San Mateo police academy

The Menlo Park Police Department has hired two new officers, James Walbridge and Alicia Fajardo. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2017
Last comment by James Madison, on Apr 1, 2017 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1706 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: License-plate-reading cameras likely up by start of summer

(Expanded version of story previously posted.) When summer arrives in Portola Valley, if things go as planned, license...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Hers , on Mar 31, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 5 comments | 1479 Views

MENLO PARK

Gordon and Betty Moore donate $50 million for Packard children's heart research

Bay Area philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore have given Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford $50 million toward...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Be More, on Mar 31, 2017 at 5:51 pm | 2 comments | 1521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special Education - Who pays?

In an "Overview of Special Education in California" the Legislative Analyst's Office provides some insight into the cost...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on Mar 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm | 14 comments | 442 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council subcommittee to negotiate with Stanford on proposed complex

Menlo Park council members Peter Ohtaki and Ray Mueller have been appointed to negotiate a development agreement with Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Mar 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 2406 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

War hero Carl Clark dies at 100

Carl Clark of Menlo Park, who for 66 years was denied official recognition as a World War II hero because of the color of...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by M. Lynett USN-Ret, on Mar 30, 2017 at 8:35 am | 6 comments | 6207 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Opponents say tardy analysis of ballot measure shouldn't be allowed

Usually the filing of arguments for and against a ballot measure and the posting of the impartial analysis of the measure...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Do it right, on Mar 30, 2017 at 8:17 am | 13 comments | 1608 Views

MOVIES

Election set for Woodside Elementary parcel tax

A ballot measure asking voters to approve a parcel tax identical to an existing tax that expires June 30 will go before voters...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1800 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Residents petition council to halt pig scrambles

Woodside residents and others opposed to the annual kids-chasing-pigs event at the July Fourth Junior Rodeo put on by the...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by Jennofur OConnor, on Mar 30, 2017 at 2:58 am | 6 comments | 2247 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local restaurateurs battle labor challenges

Last year, Omar PiƱa's Menlo Park restaurant, Mama Coco, was so short staffed, he had to return to the kitchen for several...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
Last comment by Housing glut will fix it, on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:25 am | 20 comments | 5718 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire chief: Mistakes were made

The day after the Menlo Park Fire Protection District agreed to go back to the drawing board with plans for expanding its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm | 9 comments | 2473 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district administrator wins state award

Ginny Maiwald, the Menlo Park City School District's director of student services, has won the California Special Education...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by MPCSD Parent, on Mar 29, 2017 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 2943 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Planning Commission, public to discuss Stanford's major Menlo Park development

Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Mr. Peabody, on Mar 29, 2017 at 9:33 am | 16 comments | 1791 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside council considers banning pig scramble from annual rodeo

The Woodside Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, to discuss the annual pig scramble, the idea of an ad hoc...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 29, 2017 at 8:49 am | 11 comments | 1523 Views
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