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Hartwig to head Portola Valley schools for two more years

Eric Hartwig, hired as interim superintendent of the Portola Valley School District when Superintendent Lisa Gonzales abruptly...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Dick Givens, on Jan 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 963 Views

MENLO PARK

Chef Elperin's cooking keeps Village Pub patrons coming back, and the Michelin star shining

Dmitry Elperin's TV-viewing habits as a child were hardly what you'd call typical: While most kids get revved up weekend...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2022 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: E. Gary Smith sentencing postponed again

The sentencing and restitution hearing for Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed once more, at the request of Mr. Smith's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Srini, on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 1561 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park meeting Wednesday on flood-control project

The agency charged with improving flood protection around San Francisquito Creek is preparing for its next ambitious project...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by Who is in the lead?, on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 1677 Views

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Woodside elementary principal leaving district next month

Pam Duarte, hired in 2014 as a principal at Woodside Elementary School, will be leaving the district in mid-February, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Carrie, on Jan 16, 2017 at 9:03 am | 2 comments | 1961 Views

MENLO PARK

Trump aide Manafort implicated in pro-Russian protests against US troops

Pelting US Marines with rocks? Trump's personal judgement is so flawed - just this example disqualifies him from even running...

Original post made by Conservative American Home on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Palace coup, on Jan 15, 2017 at 9:54 am | 7 comments | 287 Views

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Reagan: Tear down this wall; Trump: "Will he become my new best friend?"

Trump loves Putin, like Bush: "I looked the man in the eye – I was able to get a sense of his soul." American Leaders...

Original post made by Stanford research on the issue on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Rik, on Jan 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm | 15 comments | 456 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 3-story, mixed-use building may arise downtown

The single-story building running from 706 to 716 Santa Cruz Ave., which currently houses the Japanese restaurant Juban Yakiniku...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by popuppark, on Jan 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 13 comments | 2812 Views

MENLO PARK

Get rid of the pop-up park

What a stupid, ridiculous concept. When is this "Pop-Up" park going to disappear. It disrupts traffic, takes up parking...

Original post made by Long time resident on Jan. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 91 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump Foundation admits Self-Dealing to IRS; Clinton Foundation retains 4 star rating

Not that it matters to hypocrites. After admitting Trump University was a fraudulent scam, the Trumps said they would...

Original post made by Mackinaw on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Her, on Jan 14, 2017 at 11:35 am | 23 comments | 685 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park bans drones, remote-controlled aircraft from parks

After hearing passionate comments by more than 22 people, among them numerous model airplane hobbyists and birdwatchers,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Cs, on Jan 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm | 8 comments | 2951 Views

AROUND TOWN

Your Fire District - All the facts you might want to know

The Fire District has just posted its 2015/15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. http://sire.menlofire.org/sirepub/cache/2/rwzycs1v0jwb5o0iks15yhro/33754201132017065122832.PD...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 89 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Federal circuit court rejects petition challenging FAA aircraft noise initiative

Efforts aimed at reducing aircraft noise in the skies above Portola Valley, Ladera and Woodside were dealt a setback recently...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Arabian Elbow, on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 1472 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo introduces bill requiring presidents, candidates to release tax returns

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, introduced a bill in Congress on Thursday that would require presidents and presidential...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2017
Last comment by Not Perfect, on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:34 am | 29 comments | 2379 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council OKs larger floor areas for main residences

The Woodside Town Council on Tuesday, Jan. 10, by a unanimous vote with two council members absent, took the first of two...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 13, 2017 at 8:28 am | 6 comments | 2106 Views

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Surf Air no longer has Bayside route option

To the consternation of local residents and Surf Air alike, San Mateo County announced this week that the alternate route...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:49 pm | 44 comments | 6478 Views

MENLO PARK

Photos of flooding at Menlo Park Caltrain station parking lot

Menlo Park resident Andrea Gemmet took these photos of flooding Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, at the Caltrain station parking...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Ummm, on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 5 comments | 1866 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Term limits for Town Council?

Of the 20 incorporated towns and cities in San Mateo County, five – Redwood City, Foster City, San Mateo, Millbrae and...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:58 am | 10 comments | 2508 Views

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Hewlett Foundation gives $50 million for dam removal

Aiding the restoration of free flow to Western waterways by helping remove obsolete dams is the goal of a $50 million grant...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by WT, on Jan 12, 2017 at 1:58 am | 1 comment | 783 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Displacement policy talk kicks off Menlo Park council's 2017 agenda

The Menlo Park City Council will begin the new year with a long-awaited discussion about residential displacement. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:51 pm | 8 comments | 1974 Views
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