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MENLO PARK

Oak Knoll teacher John Fuller writes a book inspired by his long commute

Driving 100 miles each day back and forth from his home in Orinda to his job teaching at Menlo Park's Oak Knoll School gave...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 3 comments | 1420 Views

MENLO PARK

Gift or Trade?

John Arillaga made a fortune converting some of the world’s finest farmland in the Santa Clara Valley into the urban sprawl...

Original post made by Susan Lacoste on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Blight, on Oct 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 133 Views

MENLO PARK

Who has bought and paid for Menlo Park's Zoning Rules?

The admission today by Patty Fry that she and Mike Lanza are not the authors of Measure M is absolutely stunning. This is...

Original post made by Mary Gilles on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by more litigation, on Oct 23, 2014 at 11:41 am | 6 comments | 230 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton moves toward study of reducing lanes on El Camino

Atherton's City Council has asked firms to propose how they would study the effects of reducing El Camino Real in Atherton...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:00 am | 25 comments | 2437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park

Renowned chef Bradley Ogden's much-anticipated Bradley's Fine Diner, or BFD, is officially opening in Menlo Park the first...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Zorba, on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 922 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Doesn't Win With Widmer

[Post removed. This strikes us as an over-the-top political hit piece, so we are taking it down.]...

Original post made by No more WMD on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm | 2 comments | 142 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Kopp endorses Healthcare trio

Superior Court Judge Quentin L. Kopp (Ret.), in a telephone conversation with Jack Hickey on Tuesday, endorsed the candidacies...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 93 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Texas Photo ID Ruling Prevents Voter Fraud

Everyone should hail Saturday's Supreme Court decision upholding the Texas Voter ID law for the upcoming elections. The photo...

Original post made by Ricardo Moresca on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Acres of Toes, on Oct 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm | 28 comments | 711 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo mayor asks council to study public benefit thresholds of specific plan

Mayor Ray Mueller plans to ask the rest of the Menlo Park council on Tuesday (Oct. 21) to schedule a study session on the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm | 17 comments | 1646 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Deja vu all over again?

Home prices along the Peninsula continue to rise with no indication of coming down any time soon, according to real estate...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 628 Views

ATHERTON

Woodland students help schools in West Africa

McKenna Brown, 14, an eighth-grader at Woodland School in Ladera, recently organized two drives to collect classroom materials...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jasmine, on Oct 22, 2014 at 12:52 am | 2 comments | 605 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Don't split vote in health care district race

I hope by now enough voters are aware of how our taxes continue to go to what is renamed a health care district — renamed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:36 am | 28 comments | 1593 Views

MENLO PARK

Is "No on M" Making Illegal Use of the Walmart Brand?

Given the metronomic frequency with which a certain Atherton resident is leveling baseless ethics accusations against Measure...

Original post made by Gern on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:16 am | 11 comments | 288 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Plan allows huge tax reduction for Stanford

It does not seem to be widely understood, but the 8.4 acres of land along El Camino that Stanford owns and which is part...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm | 24 comments | 453 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter Guide: Incumbent faces challenger for open space district seat

A newcomer aiming for his first public office is running against a 14-year-veteran for a seat on the board of the Mid-Peninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Oct 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 5 comments | 1236 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Second units key to 'affordable housing'

Portola Valley Town Council members had a lively and generally upbeat discussion recently on what is usually a difficult...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by ann haley, on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 1717 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Open space district acquires 79 acres

Already rich in open space, the town of Portola Valley is richer still with the gift Tuesday (Nov. 15) to the Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Mr. Patrony's Pony's neighbor , on Oct 20, 2014 at 2:26 am | 16 comments | 3824 Views

OTHER TOPICS

First water from new Bay Tunnel reaches Crystal Springs

The first water to come through the newly completed Bay Tunnel reached the Crystal Springs Reservoir on Wednesday (Oct. 15)...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mr Bubble, on Oct 19, 2014 at 7:27 am | 5 comments | 1915 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 Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Oct 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm | 9 comments | 386 Views

WOODSIDE

Portola Valley man killed in Portola Road crash

One Portola Valley man is dead, another is in critical condition, and a third has been arrested for manslaughter and driving...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Eduardo Martinez AKA EL GORDO, on Oct 18, 2014 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 158 Views
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