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ATHERTON

Atherton: What's next after parcel tax defeat?

After voters Nov. 7 rejected the renewal of a parcel tax that brought $1.86 million a year to Atherton for its police, roads...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 7 comments | 484 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park to be renamed after war hero Karl Clark

Karl Clark, a Menlo Park resident and World War II hero who died in March at age 100, is at last getting the prompt recognition...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by Ricki Stevenson, on Nov 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 1422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man pleads not guilty of pharmacy robberies

The man accused of armed robberies of the CVS pharmacy on El Camino Real on Oct. 26 and 28, and an attempted robbery of the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 357 Views

MENLO PARK

Aggressive Downtown Parking Enforcement

I shop in a lot of cities up and down the peninsula, however, by far, Menlo Park displays the most aggressive parking enforcement...

Original post made by X-shopper on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Nov 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 10 comments | 399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Doctor shares secret for teen mental health: sleep

Dr. Jacob Towery told parents attending his recent talk at Hillview Middle School how they can do one thing to improve their...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Start school later, on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 3246 Views

ATHERTON

Why Atherton Residents Can Trust City Council to Make the Right Choices after Parcel Tax defeat

Why Atherton Residents Can Trust City Council to Make the Right Choices after Parcel Tax defeat With the defeat of the...

Original post made by Elizabeth Lewis on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Trust, on Nov 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm | 2 comments | 327 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley school board to decide how to fill vacancy

How to fill a vacancy on the Portola Valley School District's governing board will be on the agenda when the board meets...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 778 Views

WOODSIDE

Wildfire fears: Woodside fire district calls meetings

With lessons from the North Bay fires and the recent Skeggs Fire above Woodside, Woodside Fire Protection District officials...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 3 comments | 1682 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park losing Police Chief Bob Jonsen to Palo Alto

Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen will leave Menlo Park early next year to head the police department of the city's larger...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Dawn, on Nov 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1788 Views

ATHERTON

Report: Tax loss has 'significant impact' on capital projects

Losing the funding Atherton received from its annual parcel tax will have a "significant impact" on the town’s ability...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Nov 14, 2017 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 1479 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hillview students raise $7,287 for fire victims

Hillview Middle School's service team, a club made up of students dedicated to community service, raised $7,287 for the...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by PVer, on Nov 13, 2017 at 9:43 pm | 2 comments | 938 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor postpones discussion of controversial lobbying firm

Whether Menlo Park will hire a lobbyist to represent the city in Washington, D.C., and whether the City Council will approve...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 13, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 7 comments | 1308 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New traffic signals at Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange

Temporary traffic signals at the Willow Road and U.S. 101 interchange were installed on Oct. 26 and 27, according to Angela...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm | 10 comments | 2211 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council to reconsider Stanford project

It turns out the standard double-vote process the Menlo Park City Council uses to approve projects isn't ironclad. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by James Collins, on Nov 12, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 3 comments | 1356 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Update: Portola Valley rejects ban on outdoor cultivation, sale of marijuana

The Town Council of Portola Valley is known for trying to get out in front on progressive matters, including green construction...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by John, on Nov 11, 2017 at 5:58 pm | 2 comments | 1780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to review safety of Hillview's artificial turf field

A study of the safety of the artificial turf playing field at Hillview Middle School, commissioned by the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 10, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 1373 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs Facebook's redrawn plans for office building

Facebook's redrawn plans for its next office building along Bayfront Expressway and Constitution Drive – including a 7-story...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by hmm, on Nov 10, 2017 at 4:55 pm | 6 comments | 1917 Views

MENLO PARK

Little Free Libraries bring neighbors together

Who knew circulating free books could turn into such a rewarding social phenomenon in this area? Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by jimlewis, on Nov 9, 2017 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 1661 Views

ATHERTON

How a curious kid from Atherton started and grew a global environmental news site

Rhett Butler says he was inspired to become a champion of the natural environment by a childhood full of family travel to...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Wong, on Nov 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm | 2 comments | 5706 Views

MENLO PARK

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

Home sales information is provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by Prop 13, on Nov 9, 2017 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 1412 Views
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