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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council budgets $1.3M for city hall remodel

The city also plans to add eight full-time positions and convert seven temporary positions to permanent ones. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Oscar, on Apr 9, 2015 at 2:18 am | 3 comments | 1348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Authorities declare Woodside High campus safe after bomb threat

Investigators and a bomb-sniffing dog from the San Mateo County bomb squad have completed their search of the campus of...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:53 pm | 44 comments | 5142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Recalling moment of panic on the train tracks

In the aftermath of the recent death of a young driver on the Ravenswood Avenue train tracks, a Menlo Park resident recalls...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Gertrude, on Apr 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 34 comments | 2503 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Fees, city hall remodel and staffing go to Menlo Park council

The theme of the April 7 Menlo Park City Council meeting appears to be money. Votes are expected on fee changes for some...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Apr 8, 2015 at 11:35 am | 4 comments | 689 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Caltrain to remove ballast rock piles by October

When public agencies embark upon projects, delays are -- unfortunately -- expected. Caltrain, however, has turned that expectation...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by cleanup, on Apr 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 8 comments | 1948 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Opposition grows to herbicide spraying

The Committee for Green Foothills has joined the protest over recent roadside spraying of herbicides by the California Department...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Patty New, on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 737 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Increase the pressure on water wasters

Many individual area residents and our local water agencies have made tremendous efforts to save water in the face of the...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Water World, on Apr 8, 2015 at 5:47 am | 6 comments | 1514 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Facebook forges ahead with renovation of new site

Facebook's real estate dealings are a constant feature of news headlines of late. Fresh off the opening of the Gehry building...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 7, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 8 comments | 2747 Views

AROUND TOWN

Legal battle erupts over Panzer tank from Littlefield collection

A Seattle company led by Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in in a dispute over ownership...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Apr 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm | 7 comments | 3057 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mass-market hydrogen-powered car at Earth Fair

Of the several factory-manufactured cars parked with their hoods up at the 2015 Earth Fair in Woodside on Saturday, electric...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Keith Malone, California Fuel Cell Partnership, on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:31 am | 14 comments | 2386 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo fire district renews SLAC contract

When Stanford University's National Accelerator Laboratory calls, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will still come...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 7, 2015 at 7:36 am | 4 comments | 834 Views

MENLO PARK

Saturday: Portola Valley, Woodside hold Earth Fair

With a theme of "Carbon: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" for the 2015 Portola Valley and Woodside Earth Fair on Saturday,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Peter, on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:23 am | 1 comment | 1328 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton not willing to give up library tax revenue without a fight

Atherton's City Council members made it clear at an April 1 study session that they have some major concerns about a county...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Carab1n3r, on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 3 comments | 1264 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park Planning Commission studies El Camino Real

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will hold a study session tonight (April 6) to consider how to improve El Camino Real....

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 6, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 9 comments | 1130 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion; plus another $4 trillion in interest

The bill has been presented. Hundreds of thousands of lives, trillions of US taxpayer dollars, and all I got was a tee...

Original post made by Reuters - Brown University on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 2 comments | 121 Views

MENLO PARK

Local schools score high in academic decathlon

Can you answer these questions? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2015/03/25/local-schools-score-high-in-academic-decathlon...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Truth seeker, on Apr 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 218 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

2016 Democratic Presidential Primary Begins to Shape Up

The 2016 Democratic Primary is beginning to look like the Hatfields and McCoys. Only it is the Clintons and O’Malley who...

Original post made by Family Feud on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Independent, on Apr 6, 2015 at 12:37 pm | 7 comments | 157 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by ChaosFactor, on Apr 6, 2015 at 10:55 am | 43 comments | 3626 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Greening up the dinner table

Like most people, Menlo Park resident Julie Shanson knows that eating healthy is no great mystery. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Susannah, on Apr 6, 2015 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 1403 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain crossings down again this morning

At 830 am the caltrain crossing borders were down malfunctioning at several crossing around the Menlo Park train station....

Original post made by Menlo oldtimer on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Doomed, on Apr 5, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 6 comments | 192 Views
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