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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 | 6975 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 JGB, on Sep 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm | 13 comments | 2953 Views

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 Victor B., on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm | 53 comments | 7876 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?, on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm | 7 comments | 1297 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, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 624 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 Brian, on Oct 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 202 comments | 4878 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, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 319 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 Dave Boyce, on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 6467 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists

A new state law sets 3 feet as a "safe distance" for vehicles passing bicyclists on the road. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by wcs, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 35 comments | 2724 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 Unfortunate, on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:36 am | 5 comments | 2264 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officers issues 252 traffic tickets on Wednesday in Atherton and Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycles from agencies around San Mateo County spent Wednesday (Sept. 17) patrolling parts of Menlo Park and...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 12 comments | 3142 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Couple plead no contest to burglaries

A San Jose couple, accused of several 2013 Peninsula burglaries, including the theft of a Porsche in Portola Valley, has...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mark Toshland, on Sep 19, 2014 at 7:40 am | 2 comments | 4218 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Tree protest ends peacefully; tree is cut down

A man chained himself to an Italian stone pine tree in Fremont Park early Tuesday morning, but the protest came to a peaceful...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by tammygee, on Sep 19, 2014 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 1563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise visit to Sequoia High

Sequoia High School students and staff were treated to a surprise visit by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

27 local students are National Merit semifinalists

Twenty-seven juniors from three local high schools -- Menlo School, Menlo-Atherton High School and Sacred Heart Preparatory...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Joseph, on Sep 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments | 1438 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 | 2998 Views

MENLO PARK

Key Market closing after 20 years at Marsh Manor

Dehoff's Key Market, part of Marsh Manor in Redwood City for about 20 years, is in its last week at that location, according...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Member, on Oct 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm | 12 comments | 4112 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Stanford 'conflicted' about continuing talks before Measure M is decided

Will they or won't they? Stanford University's abrupt announcement that it would postpone negotiations over its proposed...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Skip Hilton, on Oct 6, 2014 at 10:10 pm | 100 comments | 5540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Making streets safe for kids walking to school

A mother's anger and the tempest that ensued over a recent incident involving a Menlo Park police officer's decision to help...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Well...let's see now..., on Sep 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm | 22 comments | 2666 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: More green bike lanes coming to Willow Road

Willow Road is about to get greener: Menlo Park will be installing additional green bike lanes through Sept. 25 between Middlefield...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Every day cyclist, on Sep 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm | 7 comments | 1101 Views
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