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MENLO PARK

Does Menlo Park fire district need drones?

Do firefighters need aerial drones to help them do their jobs? Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm | 19 comments | 1944 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Former President Clinton gives Governor Romney Glowing Praise

Last Thursday on CNN Bill Clinton praised Mitt Romney while he was the CEO of Bain Capital. Former President Clinton said...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Romney Rubio 2016, on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 64 comments | 3480 Views

MENLO PARK

LWV Candidate forum turnout dreadful

The League of Women Voters had its usual Menlo Park candidate forum last evening, and despite what one would expect with...

Original post made by I_was_there on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by interested, on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:27 am | 3 comments | 166 Views

ATHERTON

Almanac endorsements: Atherton City Council

It's been tough going for the Atherton City Council, which has operated with only four members for much of the last 15 months...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Skeptical, on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:29 am | 7 comments | 559 Views

MENLO PARK

Intelligence or Insanity

Nowadays we hear a lot about Smart Phones, Smart Cars and a variety of innovative, creative methods of solving problems with...

Original post made by Observer on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Need for change, on Oct 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 108 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park graffiti arrests lead to drug bust

Menlo Park police officers conducting a graffiti sting Wednesday night arrested two 18-year-olds who were caught allegedly...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm | 3 comments | 1379 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park elections: campaign finance reports

Here are links to campaign finance reports (PDF documents) for the Nov. 4, 2014, Menlo Park elections. They cover the period...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 23 comments | 2380 Views

AROUND TOWN

College district puts $388 million bond measure on November ballot

The San Mateo County Community College District is going back to voters and asking them to approve a large bond measure for...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Maxine Terner, on Oct 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 13 comments | 1870 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley council backs removal of hazardous trees

Eucalyptus trees in Portola Valley on town-owned property received an evaluation of "no confidence" Wednesday night (Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Dave, on Oct 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 970 Views

MENLO PARK

'We are changing the specific plan' - Menlo Park Planning Commission

Menlo Park planning commissioners are hoping to send "a positive message" with their unanimous action last night to support...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by so sad, on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 11 comments | 2196 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another chance to discuss airplane noise

Surf Air, the small commuter airline that began flying in and out of the San Carlos Airport in June 2013, has received more...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Oct 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm | 43 comments | 2666 Views

MENLO PARK

Developer contributes $200K to defeat Measure M

Greenheart Land Co., which is proposing to build a 420,000-square-foot, mixed-use development on El Camino Real at Oak Grove...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm | 10 comments | 1871 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

La Entrada named National Blue Ribbon School

For the second time in six years, La Entrada School in Menlo Park has been named a National Blue Ribbon School. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Oct 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 1232 Views

MENLO PARK

Voter's Guide: Six vie for three Menlo Park council seats

Described by more than one candidate as a "battle for the soul of downtown" Menlo Park, this year's election will decide...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
There are no comments yet. 866 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Post releases their election op ed

For those of you who love local politics, "The Post" has released their op -ed about the Menlo Elections and measure M. ...

Original post made by Scott on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Oct 8, 2014 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 211 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Planning Commission looks at medical office cap

The council's recommendation to cap medical office space within the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan area at 33,000...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Planning Commissioner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm | 20 comments | 1459 Views

SPORTS

A tough climb behind him, Ross awarded top prize

Ross Fulkerson of Portola Valley is at the peak of his game and he's just 12 years old. But he is also on a path to encounter...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Climbinggurl, on Oct 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm | 1 comment | 60 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 Downtowner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 1806 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Tale of Two Web Sites - and a flagrant violation of the law

Here is the No on Menlo web site: http://menloparkdeservesbetter.nationbuilder.com Note the posting of the "Paid for...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 7, 2014
There are no comments yet. 106 Views

MENLO PARK

Tasers, water and Belle Haven garden go before Menlo Park council

The agenda for Tuesday's (Oct. 7) council meeting in Menlo Park runs the gamut from police use of Tasers to hiring a consultant...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
There are no comments yet. 432 Views
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