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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 | 4147 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Another fire at Sims metal recycling

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a metal recycling facility in Redwood City this morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Roger R., on Feb 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm | 64 comments | 17300 Views

MENLO PARK

Bad Judgment by Outgoing Mayor

I was invited to attend a reception in the city council chambers this evening to welcome in the new Mayor Rich Cline. I...

Original post made by Council Watcher on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by not betting, but..., on Dec 8, 2009 at 11:06 pm | 63 comments | 3428 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax ballots due next Tuesday

Voters planning to mail in their ballots for the Menlo Park City School District or the Portola Valley School District parcel...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on May 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm | 63 comments | 4922 Views

MENLO PARK

BevMo scores permit for Menlo Park store

Second time's the charm: Beverages & More (BevMo) scored a use permit from a divided Planning Commission to open an 8,900-square-foot...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm | 63 comments | 3094 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is the MPCSD Board Holding a Meeting at a Private Home?

I was looking for the agenda for the MPCSD special school board meeting regarding O’Connor School that is scheduled for this...

Original post made by A parent who wants to know, \\\\"What are they thinking?\\\\" on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 63 comments | 4832 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Battle heats up over Stanford's proposed mixed-use project on El Camino

Even as Stanford confirms that it has agreed to make changes to its proposed eight-acre complex on El Camino Real, according...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 63 comments | 148614 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook enters partnership to build 394 apartments in Menlo Park

One question that quickly arose when Facebook decided to relocate to and then expand in Menlo Park was, "What about employee...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm | 63 comments | 9876 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Should we encourage more bicyclists to ride on El Camino Real?

Imagine you're driving south on El Camino and about to turn right onto Santa Cruz Avenue, and during the approach you share...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by FlaviaF, on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 63 comments | 1733 Views

MENLO PARK

Heritage tree falls in Menlo where plenty hear it

Money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently it does grow if you chop the tree down. After an hour and a half of late-night...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Feb 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm | 62 comments | 3782 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Rancor over Planned Parenthood misses point

The appeal, by a group of residents and activists, against Planned Parenthood in Redwood City is unconscionable. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 62 comments | 6506 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: A call for civility at council meetings

The April 24 Almanac gave a balanced report on the Menlo Park City Council meeting on April 16, but neglected to report on...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 11, 2013 at 6:51 am | 62 comments | 2975 Views

MENLO PARK

Talk About A Free Ride

When we take a good look at Stanford's proposal on El Camino Real, Menlo Park, residents have to remember that the university's...

Original post made by Them Apples on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Gern, on May 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 62 comments | 2538 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Backers of Mandarin immersion program plan charter school in Menlo Park

With ambitions to open by fall 2015, supporters of a Mandarin-language immersion program who were turned down by the Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent and tax payer, on Oct 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 62 comments | 22099 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Clearing the air in Atherton

The Atherton Police Department has had its problems of late, so it is welcome news that City Manager Jerry Gruber and Police...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by West Side Trucker, on Feb 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 61 comments | 5362 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton councilman won't face further investigation of loan request

Atherton's city attorney may have ruled that Councilman Charles Marsala broke no law when he requested a $500,000 loan from...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm | 61 comments | 3969 Views

MENLO PARK

Rock on, Readers' Choice

Readers pick their favorite local restaurants, shops and services. ==B Photo:== Klara Turner, owner of Los Salonez in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Of course it's rigged, on Jan 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm | 61 comments | 27306 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford 'rethinking' parts of El Camino plan

Stanford University and developer John Arrillaga are revising their plans for Menlo Park's empty car lots for a third time,...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm | 61 comments | 48209 Views

MENLO PARK

Can we rise to the challenge of rising sea levels

Imagine a darkened bedroom around midnight. You're lying there in the silence waiting for sleep to come. From the direction...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by early blossoms, on Jan 22, 2014 at 10:59 am | 61 comments | 7708 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Judge may dismiss Woodell lawsuit over destroyed evidence

A judge may deliver a devastating blow to the defamation lawsuit filed against two Menlo Park fire board directors A tentative...

Original post made on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm | 61 comments | 6520 Views
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