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MENLO PARK

Split council votes to seek consultant for community engagement process in Belle Haven

The Menlo Park City Council has decided to start looking for a consultant to handle a $90,000 contract to develop a community...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Dawn, on Oct 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm | 33 comments | 6742 Views

MENLO PARK

How tragedy transformed a life

Melissa Moody of Menlo Park is the subject of a new documentary on the nature of happiness. After being run over by a truck...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Lynn, on Sep 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm | 9 comments | 6702 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to buy surveillance equipment, but delay use until crafting privacy policy

After several hours of sometimes spirited discussion on Tuesday night, the Menlo Park City Council voted to approve the purchase...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 21 comments | 6699 Views

MENLO PARK

Panel of Contributors: Nothing to fear from Dumbarton rail

The proposal to operate six trains in each direction on weekdays between Union City (or Newark) over the Dumbarton rail bridge...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2007
Last comment by opposed, on Jul 30, 2007 at 9:19 am | 28 comments | 6688 Views

WOODSIDE

Feb. 10-11: Big changes ahead at Woodside, M-A high schools

The Sequoia Union High School District will host community meetings at Woodside and Menlo-Atherton high schools on Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Feb 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm | 16 comments | 6685 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: A traffic nightmare for the Peninsula

Cargill's proposed development in Redwood City will have significant adverse impacts upon the Peninsula, both environmental...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Mari Aldridge, on May 26, 2010 at 9:17 am | 2 comments | 6662 Views

ATHERTON

Park Theatre torn down

Demolition work at the building housing the old Park Theatre, built in 1947 and closed in 2002, was underway Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Just curious, on Dec 22, 2013 at 10:35 am | 29 comments | 6658 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district sued over student injured by piano on playground

In the land of earthquakes, even IKEA has kits to bolt heavy indoor furniture to the walls just in case. Turns out, securing...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by MPCSD Teacher, on Apr 15, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 16 comments | 6647 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 188 comments | 6631 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 | 6581 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peter Carpenter running for Menlo Park fire board

Peter Carpenter has qualified for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District election on November 5, 2013. Peter Carpenter...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm | 44 comments | 6568 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Solyndra Execs and Shareholders made Huge Donations to the Obama Campaign

Solyndra executives and shareholders made hundreds of thousands of dollars to Obama's 2008 campaign for the White House and...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Pearl, on Sep 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 131 comments | 6567 Views

ATHERTON

The correct standard for falsifying documents under perjury

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22768099/da-looking-into-possibility-additional-forged-signatures-shirakawa?source=rss "I...

Original post made by Penalty of perjury on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Penalty of perjury, on Mar 12, 2013 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 6541 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton walking/biking tour this Saturday

Residents interested in the Atherton's ongoing planning process to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety on town roadways...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Linda, on Nov 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 1 comment | 6526 Views

ATHERTON

State board approves charter for Everest

A September opening is much more likely now for Everest Public High School, a new charter school that was opposed by the...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Libertarian, on Apr 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm | 70 comments | 6522 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wood burning banned

Put away the chestnuts; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that wood burning will be banned in...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Agree, on Jan 4, 2014 at 9:44 am | 46 comments | 6516 Views

AROUND TOWN

Carpenter leaps into Menlo Park fire board race

Peter Carpenter, no stranger to the Menlo Park fire district board of directors, decided to enter this year's election with...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:32 am | 16 comments | 6514 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Ruby Sparks'

"Ruby Sparks" proves it's something special by being unafraid to follow its premise to a dark place, the dream turning into...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Aug 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 6498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Valentine's Day: Hearts and Flowers

Like heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and romantic cards, flowers are an intrinsic part of Valentine's Day, especially roses....

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
There are no comments yet. 6484 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 | 6467 Views
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