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MENLO PARK

Pieces of the Park sold off as old theater prepped for final curtain

They may not ever see their names on a movie house marquee, but many of the shoppers at the Park Theatre pre-demolition sale...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by gavino, on Nov 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 12084 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fatal crash closes Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Menlo Park this morning (Dec. 19) that has closed Sand Hill Road. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Brian, on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 14 comments | 12069 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton volunteers rebuild plane-crash victim's home

Four years after a Tesla employee's plane plummeted into an East Palo Alto neighborhood, destroying Lisa Jones' home and...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mary S, on Sep 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 15 comments | 12067 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ladera: Woman using fake license convinces teller to hand over $8,300 check

A woman carrying a fake Florida driver's license walked into the Chase bank in Ladera on Dec. 30 and convinced a teller to...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by gunste, on Jan 15, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 4 comments | 12043 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rally opposing Prop 8

Several community leaders in San Mateo County, including Supervisor Rich Gordon, will speak at a rally to oppose Proposition...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Pledge, on Nov 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm | 248 comments | 12042 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Is it art -- or a disgrace?

Please take a moment to look at this photo. The "sculpture" in the photo is located on Willow Road and Coleman Avenue in...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by mary ellis, on Jul 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 49 comments | 11972 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City officials, developers react to specific plan initiative

Response from city officials and developers to a potential ballot initiative on the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 15, 2014 at 8:14 am | 78 comments | 11941 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Gap year -- a Year of Living Adventurously

It's not always obvious when we as individuals arrive at a crossroad. Decisions that seem inconsequential at the time can...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Ethan Knight, on Jun 14, 2013 at 11:06 am | 3 comments | 11916 Views

MENLO PARK

Did Menlo Park fire district chief put TV show ahead of accident response?

There is little or no disagreement from Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman on the facts in an...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 228 comments | 11904 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown - Aggressive Parking Citations

The topic of downtown - aggressive parking citations is an old topic that deserves a fresh review. The City Council had...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 27, 2014 at 10:56 am | 15 comments | 11874 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents clash over Dish parking plan

A plan to move dozens of parking spaces from the street next to the Stanford Dish to a parking lot more than half a mile...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 8, 2014 at 8:12 am | 19 comments | 11872 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Jason, on Nov 28, 2016 at 2:30 am | 62 comments | 11862 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin school backers seek district sponsorship

Backers of the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School say they will officially ask the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Sep 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 20 comments | 11855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Head-of-line privileges likely for East Palo Alto kids (expanded story)

(This is an expanded version of a story previously posted.) A change in policy is increasingly likely for eighth-graders...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by MP parent, on Oct 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm | 1 comment | 11852 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Wednesday in Menlo Park: Kelley brothers at Kepler's

The whirlwind that is Tom Kelley was heading to San Francisco International Airport for "the ninth city in 10 days" on Oct....

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Charlie Quimby, on Nov 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 1 comment | 11838 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tim Hanretty pleads not guilty of embezzling funds from Portola Valley School District

Tim Hanretty pleaded not guilty this morning (June 19) to six counts of embezzlement from the Portola Valley School District,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by Stephanie, on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:39 am | 8 comments | 11833 Views

SPORTS

Prep football roundup: M-A, Menlo, Woodside, SHP

==I Prep football roundup including Menlo-Atherton, Menlo School, Woodside and Sacred Heart Prep. == Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2012
Last comment by Stan, on Oct 9, 2012 at 9:37 am | 3 comments | 11829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dr. William Ayres Competency trial.

The Jury has the case now as of this morning....

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Sep 9, 2011 at 9:41 am | 39 comments | 11826 Views

MENLO PARK

Sunset campus sold to real estate investment firm

A little more than a month after employees were first told that the landmark Sunset campus was up for sale, the property...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 17, 2014 at 7:45 am | 58 comments | 11818 Views

MENLO PARK

Open Letter to Warren Buffett

The following is a letter that Menlo Park resident Jennifer Bestor wrote to billionaire Warren Buffett concerning her research...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2010
Last comment by Jack, on Mar 26, 2010 at 11:43 am | 23 comments | 11806 Views
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Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto
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Holiday LEGO Show
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