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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Officer, mom disagree about letting child walk home alone

Everyone agrees on the basic facts: A fourth-grade boy was walking home alone from Encinal Elementary School on Sept. 11....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by stevlevin, 1 hour ago | 50 comments | 3548 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Measure M debate: council control

Measure M includes a provision requiring voters to approve any changes to what the measure puts into place, as well as any...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 153 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: What Measure M will mean for Menlo

As a member of the Planning Commission for six years and an active participant in the specific plan process, I am greatly...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Meno Park, 3 hours ago | 59 comments | 1583 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Reverse outsourcing, at least for two employees?

Atherton's City Council will consider making two current part-time contract jobs into full-time town positions when it meets...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Expect More?, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 527 Views

ATHERTON

Officers again target traffic-law violators in Atherton, Menlo

Motorcycle officers return to Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to ticket traffic violators in another special...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Agnes Brydges, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Measure M is in the spirit of democracy

Definition of an Initiative: allows the people to bypass the legislators and propose a new statute, ordinance, or constitutional...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 101 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Measure M and balanced development

Contrary to what Mickie Winkler claims in her September 3 letter to the Almanac's editor, Measure M does, in fact, uphold...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park council may buy duplexes for city

Menlo Park may pay $1.12 million for two duplexes, at 1175 and 1177 Willow Road, to potentially use as below-market-rate...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by xy, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 267 Views

AROUND TOWN

Motorcycle cops issue 82 tickets for 'distracted driving' in Atherton, Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycle patrols in Atherton and Menlo Park issued 76 tickets to drivers using cellphones illegally and six...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Elena, 10 hours ago | 12 comments | 1668 Views

AROUND TOWN

Democrat Lobbyist predicts substantial gains for the GOP

Neil Dhillon, a Democratic lobbyist and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Government Affairs at the U.S. Department of...

Original post made by Mid Term Elections on Apr. 26, 2014
Last comment by Kansas, 13 hours ago | 82 comments | 1567 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Supporters of a new charter school in the Menlo Park City School District that would teach many of its classes in Mandarin...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by palo alto parent, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 442 Views

MENLO PARK

Keith losing endorsements

Not only was Kirsten Keith, who is running again for MP council, unable to obtain the endorsement of the local Democratic...

Original post made by lost endorsements on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Good for her, 15 hours ago | 4 comments | 201 Views

MENLO PARK

San Mateo Democratic Party Endorses Rich Cline

This evening the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee chose to endorse only one candidate in the Menlo Park City...

Original post made by Politico on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Observer, 15 hours ago | 14 comments | 374 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley residents report seeing mountain lion in backyard

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by West Atherton resident, on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm | 6 comments | 1337 Views

MENLO PARK

Anton Menlo gets ready for construction of 394 apartments

Developer St. Anton Partners has cleared 10 acres of land at 3639 Haven Ave., off Marsh Road, in Menlo Park in preparation...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm | 15 comments | 1922 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside report: Mountain lion and three cubs spotted in Wunderlich park

Deputy sheriffs and park rangers are patrolling the woods at Wunderlich county park in Woodside after the reported sighting...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Old timer, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 24 comments | 3024 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police stage training at former school this week

Explosions, gunfire and yelling -- all simulated -- may be heard coming from the former campus of James Flood Elementary...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 721 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vi seniors take case to federal court

More than 40 seniors mobilized in the U.S. District Court in San Jose this week to show their displeasure with how the parent...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by PACCRC, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 4 comments | 1437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Invitation to Measure M supporters to engage in an open dialogue

The voters of Menlo Park deserve to be fully informed regarding Measure M. Pick any one of the following issues: 1 -...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 15, 2014 at 8:25 am | 1 comment | 104 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to spend $45,000 on drought outreach

The city's water fund will chip in $45,000 to help get the word out about mandatory water conservation measures to customers...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Louise68, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:03 am | 14 comments | 1277 Views
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