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Portola Valley: Town may install license-plate-reading cameras

The sense of privacy that Portola Valley residents and visitors have when driving into or out of town may be in the balance...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by whstever, on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm | 3 comments | 1629 Views


Portola Valley: Suspect in January residential burglary pleads no contest

One of the two Redwood City men charged in an attempted residential burglary in Portola Valley in January have entered a...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1813 Views


Sequoia Healthcare District President Art Faro responds to Grand jury.

In a follow-up response to a request by the Continuity Committee of the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury, Board President...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same, on Mar 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm | 6 comments | 895 Views


Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize

The award of this year’s Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in...

Original post made by Michael Binyon on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Meals-on-Wheels, on Mar 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 20014 Views


Briefs: Should Menlo Park build a new library?

The Menlo Park Library is undergoing a "space needs study" and, according to city documents, three schemes to expand the...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by MP Resident, on Mar 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 571 Views


To prevent crime, Portola Valley may change its residential design guidelines

Darkness at night has long been a Portola Valley treasure, but with the town experiencing a couple of high-profile and ruthless...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm | 8 comments | 2029 Views


Obamacare vs shutdown

The negative impact of shutting down our national government is far greater than any negative impact which might result from...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Pitt, Cherie, on Mar 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm | 66 comments | 3314 Views


Police calls: Woman's purse stolen from carport while her back was turned

Crime reports from West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Tax paying resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm | 1 comment | 2570 Views


San Carlos Airport Association head speaks out against curfew plan

The president of the San Carlos airport users group said the members doubt the legal validity of San Mateo County's proposed...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm | 57 comments | 3602 Views


Menlo Park voters grapple with Donald Trump's election

Eighty-seven percent of Menlo Park's voters picked a candidate other than the country's president-elect, Donald Trump. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by clinton cnn=corruption, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm | 116 comments | 4654 Views


Menlo Park: City awards $600K contract for Middle crossing

Somehow, this doesn't appear worthy of making news on Town Square: Score...

Original post made by oldtimer on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 300 Views


Menlo Park council supports lawsuits challenging Trump's executive order

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to sign on to "friend of the court" brief supporting lawsuits...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Stats, on Mar 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 2675 Views


Menlo Park: Woodside Bakery & Cafe reopens -- in Sharon Heights

The Woodside Bakery & Cafe -- the bakery element, anyway -- opened for business today (Thursday, Sept. 1) at the Sharon...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Woodside Bakery, on Mar 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm | 22 comments | 16230 Views


Report: How Stanford project may add to Menlo Park traffic woes

A draft environmental impact report on Stanford University's proposed 459,000-square-foot mixed-use development on El Camino...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 17 comments | 3109 Views


Malaysian restaurant opens in Menlo Park

Black Pepper, the second restaurant from a longtime Malaysian chef-owner in Milpitas, is now open at 1029 El Camino Real...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2865 Views


Guest opinion: Advance notice of Barack Obama

Early in this decade, I attended a political function at the home of Rep. Anna Eshoo where the guest of honor was Sen. Barbara...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2008
Last comment by home, on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:25 am | 23 comments | 3561 Views


Menlo Park: Race-based assault of nanny reported on Santa Cruz Avenue

A Hispanic woman in her 60s employed as a nanny was pushing a 7-month-old baby in a stroller on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 47 comments | 8117 Views


Recommendation for health care reform

I suggest Obama, Reid and Pelosi commission a one-page bill. It would simply amend the Medicare Act in two ways: to remove...

Original post made by Malcolm Dudley on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by TrumpCare, win or lose, is the road to Medicare for all, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:22 am | 41 comments | 3358 Views


Hiding the true cost of the government schooling system

Historically, the cost per pupil reported by school districts did not include the cost of county and state agencies supporting...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:18 am | 7 comments | 513 Views


Would it pay for Atherton to leave fire district?

Atherton is seeking a consultant to tell it, among other things, what it would cost the town to provide its own fire and...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:09 am | 32 comments | 2838 Views
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