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AROUND TOWN

Top 2016 pay in Menlo Park Fire Protection District: $387,799

A recently released report from the Menlo Park Fire Protection district shows 12 people, including its chief, had total compensation...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by JBCHAM, on May 5, 2017 at 7:35 am | 188 comments | 7064 Views

MENLO PARK

Councilwoman Mickie Winkler's e-mail on recovering Menlo Park sales tax revenues

Below is Councilwoman Mickie Winkler’s Oct. 23 e-mail to Menlo Park residents on recovering Menlo Park revenues. (Note:...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 24, 2006
Last comment by FinanceWonk, on Oct 26, 2006 at 5:49 pm | 17 comments | 7057 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrans: Two more weeks to fix El Camino Real traffic lights in Menlo Park

Feel like a long time since traffic streamed smoothly along El Camino Real in Menlo Park? It's not your imagination. Caltrans...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by santa cruz, on Feb 5, 2013 at 5:18 am | 5 comments | 7055 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Mandarin charter to get $375,000 grant

The Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed in Menlo Park is set to receive a $375,000 grant that will go...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Parent of teens, on Nov 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 23 comments | 7054 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Farewell Su Hong, hello Yum Cha Palace

Jason Kwan's forthcoming Menlo Park restaurant, Yum Cha Palace, will be somewhat of a departure from the Su Hong sit-down...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by People, on Dec 15, 2015 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 7052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What are Ghysels and the MPCSD Board up to now?

Per the district website, the Board is holding yet another Special Meeting with a Closed Session. The meeting is scheduled...

Original post made by A parent who wants to know... on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by A parent who wants to know..., on Jul 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm | 40 comments | 7051 Views

MENLO PARK

Long-time city employee Pat Carson bids farewell to Menlo Park

Thirty-two years ago, Pat Carson came to work for the city of Menlo Park. Now the executive secretary to the city manager,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Curtis Brown Jr., on Dec 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 9 comments | 7048 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton couple's $50 million donation is part of pledge to give away half their wealth

Mark and Mary Stevens, the Atherton couple who have given $50 million to USC's Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, are...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Susan Bird, on Mar 28, 2015 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 7046 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cal Water mails details of drought restrictions

Details of Cal Water's drought restrictions were mailed to customers on May 28, and the company has put a tool online with...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 5 comments | 7038 Views

FICTION

A walk into ... adventure, fame, love, heartbreak -- you be the guide.

This is the beginning of a story, but only the beginning. It is your role, if you choose to accept it, to add a paragraph...

Original post made by Mr. Man on Dec. 15, 2006
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm | 44 comments | 7038 Views

MENLO PARK

Attorney died of 'accidental asphyxiation'

An autopsy has revealed that Menlo Park attorney Daniel J. Weiser, 48, died of accidental asphyxiation by hanging, San Mateo...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2007
Last comment by cindy tamayo, on Oct 17, 2007 at 11:49 am | 7 comments | 7035 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial endorsement: Ackerman and Lucas for Menlo Park City School District board

The Almanac endorses David Ackerman and Caroline Lucas for the two open spots on the Menlo Park City School District board....

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 80 comments | 7033 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside wrestles with trail, road conflicts

It's crowded on Woodside's roads, paths and trails. Cyclists, equestrians, pedestrians and motorists, residents and non-residents,...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm | 11 comments | 7033 Views

ATHERTON

Three youths found dead in crashed car near Woodside

Three young men -- an 18-year-old from Menlo Park and an 18- and 19-year-old from Redwood City -- were found dead Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2017
Last comment by Mama, on Nov 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm | 5 comments | 7025 Views

ATHERTON

Police: Driver at fault for hitting pedestrians

ATHERTON: The 89-year-old driver of a vehicle that struck and seriously injured two women in an El Camino Real crosswalk...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm | 22 comments | 7024 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire crews, aircraft fight fire near Woodside

Fire crews along with aircraft were continuing to fight a vegetation fire today in the hills near Woodside, east of Skyline...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Voelke, on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm | 3 comments | 7023 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Burglars get away with safe, cash

Burglars broke into Lulu's Mexican Food restaurant at 3539 Alameda de las Pulgas in West Menlo Park and got away with an...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Oct 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm | 4 comments | 7016 Views

MOVIES

Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by old timer, on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 9 comments | 7007 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Saturday's candidate forum to be rescheduled

The Green Ribbon Committee's forum for Menlo Park council candidates will not take place on Saturday, Oct. 6. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by looking on, on Oct 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 7001 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to revisit Circus Club tax hike

(An updated version of a previously published story.) With the clock ticking on the lifespan of Atherton's current parcel...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm | 48 comments | 7001 Views
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