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MENLO PARK

Community gets ready for 'charrette' session

Anyone living within a half mile of Menlo Park probably knows the city will host a design "charrette" on Saturday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by Source Force, on Mar 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm | 1 comment | 1488 Views

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Menlo Park councilwoman to pay for D.C. trip -- for now

No stranger to raising eyebrows, Menlo Park Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson did it again when she mentioned staying at a $400...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm | 31 comments | 3290 Views

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Man critical after attack at Caltrain station

A 47-year-old man was in critical condition Saturday (March 5) after being attacked and robbed by about a dozen assailants...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 6, 2011 at 9:19 am | 5 comments | 1737 Views

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Con man Gann swaps closet for prison cell in Menlo Park case

A con man who pretended to be a millionaire math savant to romance a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2011
Last comment by Eyes wide open, on Mar 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 1772 Views

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Obituary: Edna Murray Schreyer

Edna Murray Schreyer of Menlo Park died Oct. 1, one week after her 91st birthday, surrounded by family and friends. For...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2011
Last comment by Kevin T. Moran, on Mar 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 1648 Views

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Menlo update: downtown plan delays; Facebook upgrades

Menlo Park residents will wait another four weeks before seeing the environmental impact report for the downtown specific...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by c'mon c'mon, on Mar 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm | 7 comments | 2266 Views

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Burglary reported at Menlo Park Presbyterian

A burglary and associated loss of about $12,900 has left the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church at 950 Santa Cruz Ave. without...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Sue, on Mar 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm | 6 comments | 2028 Views

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Wednesday: Stanford expansion before Transportation Commission

Menlo Park's transportation commission will discuss this week a proposed development in a neighboring city -– the planned...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Willows, on Mar 19, 2011 at 6:55 am | 11 comments | 2478 Views

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Design teams imagine a different Menlo Park

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (center) checks out the emerging new vision of Belle Haven as the yellow team turns the...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2688 Views

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Guest opinion: Menlo Park still lacks official position on high-speed rail

As the saying goes: you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. The latest Menlo Park kerfuffle puts City Council...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:29 am | 5 comments | 2767 Views

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Guest opinion: Redevelopment agencies siphon funds from schools

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=8504 posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 10:51 AM <B>...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:57 am | 20 comments | 4557 Views

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Fergusson leads Menlo Park council in travel expenses

Menlo Park's council members fall into two camps -- no, not development vs. no-growth -- more like, thrifty vs. profligate...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:05 am | 27 comments | 3050 Views

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Fergusson ponders whether to ask for D.C. trip reimbursement

It was past bedtime even for night owls by the time the Menlo Park City Council got to the staff reports section of the March...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Michael, on Mar 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm | 22 comments | 2612 Views

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Editorial: Council's travel policy woefully lacking

The brouhaha set off when Menlo Park City Council member Kelly Fergusson announced that she was traveling to Washington,...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by perry mason, on Mar 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 1829 Views

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Report calls Stanford traffic mitigation for Menlo Park 'intolerable'

A report drafted by the transportation commission calls the inequity between the $8.3 million Stanford has proposed giving...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 29, 2011 at 10:34 am | 53 comments | 4037 Views

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Updated: City Manager Glen Rojas announces retirement

Calling it a tough decision, Menlo Park City Manager Glen Rojas announced this morning (March 22) that he is retiring, effective...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 25 comments | 3470 Views

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Editorial: Scramble for city's redevelopment funds

With the future of redevelopment agencies hanging by a thread in Sacramento, a new concern has been raised about the distribution...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Mar 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 2206 Views

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Letter: Former council member sticks up for Fergusson

Last week's Almanac story (and accompanying editorial) on council travel implies that some Menlo Park City Council members...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 20 comments | 2828 Views

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County to Menlo: Please take Flood Park

Needing to slice 10 percent off San Mateo County's general fund operating budget, administrators scrambled to find ways to...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by park supporter, on Apr 4, 2011 at 8:36 am | 65 comments | 5741 Views

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Guest opinion: City defends use of redevelopment agencies

There is another side to redevelopment that is absent in Jennifer Bestor's Guest Opinion last week on redevelopment agencies...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Roxie Rorapaugh, on Mar 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 1750 Views
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