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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 William W. , 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 1112 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: People of color speak up about personal impact of police stops

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by JB, 4 hours ago | 22 comments | 7016 Views

MENLO PARK

Trump goes on Russian state owned TV to criticize America - speaks fondly of Putin

Trump claims he was tricked by 84 year old Larry King "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized U.S....

Original post made by S Grey on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Cover Up!!!, 4 hours ago | 23 comments | 537 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: New, secure spot to dump unwanted medicine

A secured kiosk has been set up in the main lobby of the Menlo Park Police Department where people can drop off unwanted...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by fwiw, 5 hours ago | 9 comments | 763 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Drilling begins on emergency water well

Drilling around the clock began Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the Menlo Park Municipal Water District's first emergency well, according...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 1461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure X to keep schools thriving

The Menlo Park City School District community is appealing to voters once again to support a parcel tax, 10 months after...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 5 hours ago | 58 comments | 2601 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Race-based assault of nanny reported on Santa Cruz Avenue

A Hispanic woman in her 60s employed as a nanny was pushing a 7-month-old baby in a stroller on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Mike, 6 hours ago | 45 comments | 7250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

Our local libertarian with the quest to use vouchers to hinder public education will not share the results of a CONSERVATIVE...

Original post made by Mack on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Conservative Case, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 77 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memory-impaired man found in Menlo Park reunited with family

A man who was found wandering in Menlo Park near Santa Cruz Avenue at San Mateo Drive on Feb. 18 who did not know where...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Louise68, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 3382 Views

MENLO PARK

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits is closing its doors in Menlo Park

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a local institution which has been owned and operated by the Beltramo family in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by DC MCGlynn, 12 hours ago | 38 comments | 17513 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite surplus, Menlo Park fire district considers revenue-raising measures

On the same night that the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District heard that it is expected to end the...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 14 hours ago | 7 comments | 1339 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council votes to take no action on ethics investigation

Before an audience of six or seven Woodside residents on Feb. 14, the Town Council put its equivalent of an "Investigation...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Feb 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm | 1 comment | 215 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: 'Clean energy' program the right choice for local towns

All towns and cities in the county are being asked to participate in what Supervisor Dave Pine calls "the biggest single...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Rob, on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 4 comments | 2385 Views

OTHER TOPICS

David Frum: The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton; "I appreciate that Donald Trump is too slovenly and incompetent to qualify as a true dictator"

"To vote for Trump as a protest against Clinton’s faults would be like amputating a leg because of a sliver in the toe;...

Original post made by MacArthur on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:39 pm | 41 comments | 913 Views

MENLO PARK

DA: No charges against Menlo Park man arrested on suspicion of rape, robbery

No charges will be filed against a Menlo Park man who was arrested Feb. 16 on suspicion of rape and robbery of a woman in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm | 4 comments | 1459 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: E. Gary Smith sentencing postponed again

For the fifth time, the sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith, former owner of Menalto Cleaners in the Willows area of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Jo mclean, on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 1541 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Woodside council ducks ethics issue, despite code's mandate

The town of Woodside says it spent nearly $27,500 on an ethics-related investigation of one of its longtime volunteers, an...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Feb 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 913 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Most Conservative Paper: Dallas Morning News Endorses Dem Candidate For First Time Since WWII

Ultra conservative newspaper rejects Trump as "hostile to conservatism" & "Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this...

Original post made by Conservatives are Revolting on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Brookings, on Feb 23, 2017 at 1:11 pm | 21 comments | 586 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police encounters: 'Am I free to leave?'

What are your rights when you are stopped by a police officer? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/02/21/police-encounters-am-i-free-to-leave...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:01 am | 8 comments | 1653 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm | 46 comments | 4873 Views
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