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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown bike route approved

The start of new bike lanes and the end of some street parking is ahead for downtown Menlo Park. A concept plan laying out...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by MPer, on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:40 am | 27 comments | 4602 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by slight abdominal bulge, on Nov 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 27 comments | 4296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter school colleagues honor Diane Tavenner with statewide award

Diane Tavenner, co-founder of Summit Prep and Everest public charter high schools, received a leadership award from the state...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by Simple Simon, on Mar 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm | 27 comments | 8445 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MP school board OKs teacher layoffs

Teachers in the Menlo Park City School District could start seeing preliminary layoff notices in their inboxes this week....

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Publius, on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:35 am | 27 comments | 4419 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school campus: Bond measure on ballot as early as November

Although no formal action was taken, Menlo Park City School District board members agreed on two key issues they discussed...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Another TK Parent, on May 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm | 27 comments | 3611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Design, name chosen for new school: A second-campus 'Laurel'

A single two-story building housing 16 classrooms and larger spaces for music, science and arts instruction will be built...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by confusion, on Mar 18, 2014 at 8:13 am | 27 comments | 9296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: Polls open for school parcel tax voters

Tuesday, March 7, is Election Day in the Menlo Park City School District. Voters will decide whether to approve an annual...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Ed Rollins, on Mar 7, 2017 at 9:10 pm | 27 comments | 2439 Views

OTHER TOPICS

the new Gov. Romney VP choice post

Months ago, Emerle created a post on suggested VP candidates for Mitt Romney. Quite a bit early as it turned out, the scrubs...

Original post made by Chuck Roofe on May. 6, 2012
Last comment by VP picker, on Aug 4, 2012 at 9:53 am | 27 comments | 11681 Views

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Watchdogs happy with high-speed rail ruling

High-speed rail watchdogs in Menlo Park were thrilled when a California judge ruled that the funding plan for the $68 billion...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Apex, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:25 am | 27 comments | 7513 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Election: Deputy challenges incumbent sheriff in write-in campaign

Greg Munks ran unopposed for re-election as San Mateo County sheriff in 2010. This time around, while the ballot for the...

Original post made on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 3, 2014 at 3:12 pm | 27 comments | 3533 Views

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Stanford students arrested after protest shuts down San Mateo bridge

Dozens of protestors, including Stanford students, were arrested Monday night after they shut down traffic for more than...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 4, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 27 comments | 5730 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton: 500 guests expected at Super Bowl-related fundraiser Saturday

There's a big party coming to Atherton on Saturday night, but the town is working to make sure the "Big Game Give," an annual...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
Last comment by Concerned, on Feb 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm | 27 comments | 8032 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County looks at adding billboards to public land

A report from County Manager John Maltbie caught the attention, and sparked the ire, of the Committee For Green Foothills'...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm | 27 comments | 3756 Views

OTHER TOPICS

In Trump's wake: Locals take leadership role in campaigns to elect Democrats

The Republican party controls 33 state legislatures, dominance that did not happen overnight or by accident, but the election...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Zuck, on May 20, 2017 at 8:49 am | 27 comments | 1980 Views

AROUND TOWN

M-A moves ahead on lights and expands usage hours

From The Daily Journal: "On Wednesday, the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees will consider adopting a...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Sep 3, 2010 at 7:59 am | 27 comments | 2360 Views

AROUND TOWN

Squirrels vanish from Bayfront Park

No, they're not nuts: Menlo Park residents who thought squirrels were vanishing from Bedwell Bayfront Park were right. The...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by Michael Young, on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm | 27 comments | 6711 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's all but over for Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

For almost 30 years, Sung Lee has been managing his Fosters Freeze burger and ice cream joint, a Menlo Park landmark at...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Mary Leslie Fehrt, on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm | 27 comments | 5667 Views

AROUND TOWN

New affordable housing for homeless vets unveiled

For Veterans Day this year, local homeless veterans saw the completion of a brand new affordable apartment complex some may...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 24, 2015 at 10:35 am | 27 comments | 5469 Views

AROUND TOWN

New York Times: The 281 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List

Unreal. The whole list for those too Moral to folow or link to "the short fingered vulgarian." http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.h...

Original post made by Windy City Tres Cubs on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Westbrook, on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:03 pm | 27 comments | 1538 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Menlo Park may take stand on Trump executive order

When Menlo Park's City Council meets Tuesday (March 14), it may take a stand on President Trump's Jan. 25 executive order,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by NOT tired, on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 27 comments | 3347 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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