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MENLO PARK

Kelly Fergusson elected Menlo Park mayor by 3-2 council vote

To follow policy, or not follow policy? That question has weighed on the minds of the Menlo Park City Council since the November...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by pat cala, on Mar 4, 2011 at 4:07 pm | 23 comments | 2573 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Some rail critics hope to save Caltrain

The critics of high-speed rail I know, including myself, want to save Caltrain because it provides a vital service. Our children...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 8, 2010 at 8:30 am | 1 comment | 2245 Views

MENLO PARK

New Menlo mayor may have violated Brown Act

Allegations of soliciting support through one-on-one meetings that may have violated the Brown Act arose after the Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by poster, on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 4 comments | 1612 Views

MENLO PARK

New Menlo mayor may have violated Brown Act

Allegations of soliciting support through one-on-one meetings that may have violated the Brown Act arose after the Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Susan, on Dec 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm | 20 comments | 2942 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo mayor election will be voided

Menlo Park council member Kelly Fergusson said in an e-mail today that the election of mayor and vice mayor two days ago...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm | 101 comments | 5001 Views

MENLO PARK

Carpenter replaces Ohtaki on fire board

Peter Carpenter, never out of public view for long, has rejoined the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm | 19 comments | 3087 Views

MENLO PARK

Fergusson resigns as Menlo mayor; revote delayed

Council member Kelly Fergusson has resigned as the mayor of Menlo Park as a consequence of Brown Act violations she committed...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 128 comments | 8656 Views

MENLO PARK

Rich Gordon settles into Sacramento

Peninsula politician Rich Gordon is quickly settling into a new schedule of responsibilities in Sacramento after being sworn...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Dec 18, 2010 at 6:43 pm | 3 comments | 2153 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo council may break from mayoral policy

When Kelly Fergusson resigned as mayor of Menlo Park a mere four days after being elected, the roar of the power vacuum could...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm | 10 comments | 2085 Views

MENLO PARK

Council urged to drag union negotiations into sunshine

As if the mayoral mayhem weren't enough, the Menlo Park City Council is also taking fire for scheduling a closed session...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by gcjackrabbit, on Dec 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm | 2 comments | 2083 Views

MENLO PARK

Rich Cline re-elected mayor of Menlo Park

The man who put down the gavel last week has now picked it back up. In a unanimous 5-0 vote, and counter to tradition, the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:05 am | 32 comments | 3572 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council forms labor subcommittee

Newly re-elected Mayor Rich Cline and Vice Mayor Kirsten Keith will serve on a labor negotiations subcommittee formed by...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by The question man, on Dec 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm | 15 comments | 2217 Views

MENLO PARK

Gordon to chair subcommittee on transportation

Newly elected state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, has been named chairman of the Assembly budget subcommittee that...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Dec 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm | 7 comments | 2183 Views

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Menlo council meetings canceled

One hopes Menlo Park's gadflies have backup plans for their Tuesday nights, as the City Council has canceled its Dec. 21,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 2 comments | 1997 Views

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Union to resume bargaining with Menlo Park

The Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Local 521 plans to resume bargaining with the city in January, according...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm | 6 comments | 2140 Views

MENLO PARK

Recognition for heroism may be near for Carl Clark

Carl Clark is a survivor, many times over. On Dec. 7, 1941, he was awakened by the sounds of war, and barely escaped serious...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Fred Loveland, on Dec 24, 2010 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 1943 Views

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New Menlo environmental quality commissioner appointed

Christina Smolke, recently seen asking the Menlo Park City Council to spare a heritage redwood tree located on a neighbor's...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by chop chop, on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 3 comments | 2061 Views

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Online impersonators targets of new law

A new law that will go into effect Jan. 1 could bring online impersonators heavy fines or even jail time. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Dec 24, 2010 at 12:06 pm | 4 comments | 2607 Views

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Letter: Council erred in not electing Cohen mayor

Hypocrisy. Inequity. Both words describe the Menlo Park City Council majority, which a week ago feigned allegiance to "the...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2010
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Dec 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm | 24 comments | 3421 Views

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Menlo Park resident decks the halls

At 804 Arnold Way in Menlo Park, the holiday spirit is present in full force. The home and yard, belonging to the Goldman...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2010
Last comment by lite lover, on Dec 25, 2010 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 1919 Views
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