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A Tale of Two Public Services BART vs. The Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board

The BART trains have started rolling again as a tentative agreement has been reached, much to the relief of Bay Area commuters. But many people, including me, have...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 9, 2013 at 9:07 am | 14 comments | 16723 Views

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Walk The Talk: A Missed Opportunity For Leadership In Menlo Park

It recently came to light that 20 department heads from the City of Menlo Park went to Half Moon Bay for a two day staff retreat with a total cost to the taxpayers...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peeved, on Nov 21, 2013 at 7:45 am | 15 comments | 4500 Views

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Lessons From Teacher Michelle

Now that the dust has settled in the aftermath of Menlo Park gymnastics teacher Michelle Sutton's firing, several lessons emerge that deserve further consideration....

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Nancy , on Oct 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm | 3 comments | 3751 Views

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Part 2 of Walk The Talk: Honoring The Compact

On November 14th, I wrote about my concerns with a City leadership

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Stu Soffer, on Dec 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm |
10 comments | 3739 Views

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Arata’s Pumpkin Farm And The Grinch(es) Who Stole Halloween (Or At Least Part Of It)

On this gorgeous Columbus Day, my husband, Jeff, and I took our three children to Arata's Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay. We've been visiting Arata's during the...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Erin Glanville, on Oct 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm | 9 comments | 3504 Views

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Unincorporated 94025 Program Fees: Exploring The Case For Change

It was just after midnight when Molly Kossow, a resident of the unincorporated Menlo Oaks area of Menlo Park, went to register her daughter for gymnastics and...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Park supporter, on Apr 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 23 comments | 2287 Views

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My New Year's List: Top 10 Things I Am Grateful We’ve Done As A Family

Holidays provide us with great rest stops. They're opportunities for us to pull over from the daily chaos and blur of life and just breathe. Enjoy the view for...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by OneBDay, on Jan 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm | 3 comments | 1956 Views

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OpenGov To Bring Greater Financial Transparency To Menlo Park

A picture is worth a thousand words. When Menlo Park launches its new city website in early April, it will have a new visual tool, courtesy of a Silicon Valley...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 22, 2014 at 4:55 pm | 6 comments | 1744 Views

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Common Core And The Literary Classics: Supplementing Our Kids Education (By An Avowed Jane Austenophile)

Jane Austen has become quite popular in the past decade—at least commercially. When I see Jane Austen stationary at Paper Source, I know she has joined the ranks...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by paparent, on Dec 7, 2013 at 9:30 am | 6 comments | 1710 Views

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A Local Cinderella Story

One of the best parts of college basketball March Madness is the "Cinderella team"—that underdog team that scraps and claws its way to victory; the David who...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 4 comments | 1686 Views

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Tom Perkins’ Letter & Civil Discourse

Local venture capitalist Tom Perkins' letter to The Wall Street Journal two...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Thomas Payne. , on Feb 6, 2014 at 9:11 pm | 20 comments | 1642 Views

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With $24K On The Line, Council Should Take A Second Look

At last week's City Council meeting, council was asked to select which slight modification to the current logo would be used for the creation of a style guide. ...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Erin Glanville, on Jan 26, 2014 at 2:11 pm | 10 comments | 1639 Views

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When Considering Spending 25K On A New City Logo Design, Process Matters

When The Almanac reported this past week that Menlo Park spent $1800 on a new "Nutty The Squirrel" mascot costume, public comments rolled in expressing a variety...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jan. 12, 2014
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 7 comments | 1617 Views

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The "Bullet" Train: What Does It Say About Our State Government?

Even if you supported the "bullet train" five years ago, you should think about how our state government is – or is not-- respecting California voters as that project...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 1390 Views

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Love Thy Neighbor

I don't live in North Fair Oaks. My Menlo Park neighborhood is slated to attend Menlo Atherton High School and that has never been in jeopardy as the school board...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by OneBDay, on Oct 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm | 10 comments | 1352 Views
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