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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's assessed property value up 12.5 percent

The assessed value of property in Menlo Park grew by 12.5 percent in 2105, a faster rate than that of any other city in San...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Jun 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm | 16 comments | 5436 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ground broken for boutique hotel on El Camino

"To prosperity, new beginnings, and managed growth," Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline toasted to a small crowd gathered around...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by New to Woodside / formerly MP, on Oct 29, 2016 at 10:05 am | 16 comments | 3952 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Facebook expansion approved unanimously

The Menlo Park City Council on Nov. 1 unanimously approved Facebook's plans to build two large office buildings and a hotel...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by 70s gal, on Nov 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm | 16 comments | 5433 Views

MENLO PARK

Latest vote count confirms Ackerman and Lucas won school board seats

David Ackerman and Caroline Lucas still lead the race for two seats on the governing board of the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 16, 2016 at 7:04 pm | 16 comments | 2001 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to all Menlo/Athertonian/Woodsider/PV-ites on their contributions to Trump's 30 day defeat of ISIS

"I have a plan, a very secret plan, to defeat ISIS in 30 days" Day 31 - he could not have done it without all our work,...

Original post made by New Deal Home on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Lance the Org, on Apr 16, 2017 at 10:05 am | 16 comments | 599 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 | 1664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district won't suspend Tinsley transfers

The Menlo Park City School District won't be shutting its doors to Tinsley transfer students -- at least, not this year....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Bianca, on Jan 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm | 16 comments | 3103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district teachers sign agreement; talks to resume soon for current year contract

Teachers in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District will receive a retroactive 1.75 percent salary increase for the 2008-09...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Kogo, on May 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm | 16 comments | 3665 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voters approve transfer of small area to Menlo Park school district

Residents of 25 townhouses at 600 Willow Road in Menlo Park will be able to send their children to Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm | 16 comments | 4124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community college bond measure fails

School bond construction measures have had an easier time of it since 2001, when state Proposition 39 lowered the threshold...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | 16 comments | 2986 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College district asked for $564 million, but quietly

A voter relying on campaign mailers would have been hard pressed this fall to determine how much money was on the table with...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm | 16 comments | 4384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Was it a conflict of interest?

Was it a conflict of interest for two school districts to award major contracts to an architectural firm that was also doing...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Matt R., on May 26, 2012 at 9:32 am | 16 comments | 4644 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hinshaw selected for Menlo school board

Scott Hinshaw, co-president of the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation and an investment banker, was unanimously selected...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 16 comments | 5277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Neighbors irate and fearful over cut-through traffic

Motorists tend to find paths of least resistance, those combinations of streets and intersections that make for the most...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by X-rez, on Mar 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 16 comments | 40867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why vaccinate?

With an outbreak of measles continuing to spread, the question of whether parents should be allowed to choose not to immunize...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Feb 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 16 comments | 5007 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Perils of a Private Education-only System

One of our more prolific posters here on this Town Square site, Jack Hickey, insists that the private education system is...

Original post made by Stop the Trolls on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:42 am | 16 comments | 717 Views

SPORTS

Night games at M-A? Boosters enthusiastic, neighbors wary

A recent football game between Menlo-Atherton High School and Sacred Heart Prep created a sensation in M-A's school community...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Dave Radtke, on Dec 13, 2009 at 11:20 pm | 16 comments | 4127 Views

OTHER TOPICS

When are bicyclists ever going to get it?

The following letter by Ted Bache was published in the Almanac's April 11 print edition: Editor: When on the road, car...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Apr. 12, 2007
Last comment by Dave, on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:45 pm | 16 comments | 4856 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rail agency analyzes underground option

Peninsula residents crowded around tables, examined maps, shared their opinions and asked questions of officials representing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm | 16 comments | 2912 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Family of Officer Richard May furious about leak

The family of slain East Palo Police Officer Richard May -- including stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton -- is outraged...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Jan 12, 2010 at 8:38 am | 16 comments | 2875 Views
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