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MENLO PARK

Pension initiative group seeks legal defense funds

The grassroots group that sponsored the Menlo Park pension reform initiative is trying to raise at least $35,000 in private...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 22, 2010 at 6:43 am | 41 comments | 3714 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park should not welcome Facebook

I just read where our City Manager said he would be delighted if Facebook were to come into the Sun Micro campus. Why! Does...

Original post made by looking on on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by Doctrine of Relation Back?, on Jan 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm | 41 comments | 3565 Views

MENLO PARK

Volatile public comment on downtown plan

The third session of the Menlo Park Planning Commission's review of the proposed downtown/El Camino Real specific plan inspired...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Norman, on Aug 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 41 comments | 5302 Views

MENLO PARK

Tesla leaves Menlo Park behind this summer

Tesla Motors is preparing to leave Menlo Park in the rear-view mirror. The electric car retailer recently opened a renovated...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 5, 2013 at 6:38 pm | 41 comments | 13248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax election: Backers raise more than $80K for campaign

Backers of the March 7 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District had reported raising more than $80,000 by...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 5, 2017 at 4:46 pm | 41 comments | 6058 Views

OTHER TOPICS

In high-speed rail battle, Peninsula residents may have found their Goliath

Those who would like to see the high-speed rail line run in a tunnel or a trench, rather than on a berm, as it passes through...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by progress, on Sep 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm | 41 comments | 5703 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 3693 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Time for action on gun violence

Another gun spree killing. This time a house of worship, last time a movie theater, and before that a shopping mall, a campus,...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 25, 2012 at 8:55 am | 41 comments | 4080 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Horsley says rising economy led him to end his $1 salary

In explaining his decision to collect his $120,000 annual salary after two years of working for $1 a year, San Mateo County...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by Sarah, on Jan 14, 2013 at 8:57 am | 41 comments | 6441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Campaign stemming from fatal bike accident nets 45 citations

An "Honor the Stop" enforcement campaign that was inspired by the deaths of two bicyclists killed by a sheriff's deputy...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2009
Last comment by Driver, on Jul 13, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 41 comments | 4294 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury convicts track coach for pushing boy

After a four-day trial, a San Mateo County jury on Friday, Dec. 11, convicted longtime Menlo-Atherton High School cross-country...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Ridiculous Arguments, on Dec 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm | 41 comments | 5509 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board imposes terms on union employees

The firefighters of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will get $350 more per month for health and welfare benefits,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm | 41 comments | 5859 Views

AROUND TOWN

New suit claims high-speed-rail officials 'misled' public

Just weeks after California's high-speed rail project withstood a court challenge from a group of Peninsula cities, the agency...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm | 41 comments | 4820 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park kickstarts redesign of Ravenswood train crossing

Thirteen years ago, Menlo Park decided to look at separating the railroad track crossings at Ravenswood, Encinal, Glenwood...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by Thierry, on Mar 20, 2016 at 10:26 am | 41 comments | 7467 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council: more spending cuts needed

Atherton staff must sharpen their pencils and find more spending cuts to avoid reaching into reserves and the parcel tax...

Original post made on May. 22, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:03 am | 41 comments | 6508 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Misuse of social media by 'Athertonians' blog

In connection with the Atherton Library controversy the moderators of the Yahoo blog "Athertonians," which was set up a number...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 6, 2012 at 6:14 am | 41 comments | 3797 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Family of bicyclist files wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a woman fatally struck by a big-rig while riding her bicycle in unincorporated Portola Valley last month has...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 41 comments | 5526 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Andy Cohen reflects on year as mayor

It's been a month since Heyward Robinson took over for Andy Cohen as Menlo Park's mayor, but Mr. Cohen hasn't found himself...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by Gaelstrom, on Jan 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 40 comments | 4116 Views

MENLO PARK

Oregon jury convicts M-A grad in rape case

Gregory Sako, a graduate of Hillview Middle School and Menlo-Atherton High School, was sentenced Tuesday, May 19, in Benton...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by sam, on Nov 11, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 40 comments | 5786 Views

MENLO PARK

City manager working to renegotiate home loan terms

A recent story in a local newspaper about the status of a home loan from the city of Menlo Park to City Manager Glen Rojas...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 4, 2010 at 3:32 pm | 40 comments | 3250 Views
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