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MENLO PARK

A parking garage for Menlo Park? Talks begin again

Building a parking structure in Menlo Park could cost from $4.6 million for a two-level garage to $9.3 million for a four-level...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Michael Levinson, on Jun 16, 2016 at 6:13 am | 39 comments | 2926 Views

SPORTS

Sports Editor Keith Peters says farewell after 49-year career

The past 49 years have seen many historic achievements by local athletes and teams. The state championships by the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Bill Rayburn, on Jun 16, 2016 at 4:03 am | 5 comments | 1572 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fire officials rescue woman from creek at Foothills Park

A woman who fell into a creek at Foothills Park was rescued on Saturday morning by Palo Alto and Woodside fire personnel...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by PlaneSense, on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:37 am | 1 comment | 2122 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Woodside, Portola Valley, Menlo Park

Unlocked doors figure in two residential burglaries, in Woodside and Portola Valley, and a house is ransacked in Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Alzan, on Jun 15, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 2372 Views

WOODSIDE

Tuesday: Woodside council hears appeal of $212,500 tree-felling fine

The Woodside Town Council will hear an appeal from a resident on Tuesday, June 14, requesting relief from a fine of $212,500...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Woodsider Lifer, on Jun 15, 2016 at 10:04 am | 17 comments | 4165 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Brock Turner juror to judge: 'Shame on you'

"Absolutely shocked and appalled" -- that's the reaction of a juror in the Brock Turner sexual-assault case to the sentence...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Truth, on Jun 15, 2016 at 4:49 am | 4 comments | 2514 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Armed men invade occupied home, take cash and jewelry

Three armed men invaded an occupied house on Golden Oak Drive in Portola Valley around 10:30 p.m. Sunday (June 12) and stole...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Member, on Jun 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm | 6 comments | 6896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Facebook to move employee health clinic to new location

Rehearsing for a rock band at an employees-only health clinic? That's what Facebook plans to allow its employees to do...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 2367 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump comes out against First Amendment's Freedom of Press

Today: "The press should be ashamed of themselves," he said, telling reporters, "You make me look very bad." No, sir,...

Original post made by Grand, Wallace on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by fiber, on Jun 14, 2016 at 9:19 am | 5 comments | 406 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump congrats Trump on Orlando massacre, hints Obama involved

Trump first tweets self-congratulatory brag about 50 dead; now Trump implies that the president is possibly in league with...

Original post made by Lancelot on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Jun 14, 2016 at 8:18 am | 9 comments | 322 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Johnson-Weld is the right ticket!

Original post made by Hersch, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Jun 12, 2016 "Menlo Park Republicans: please vote libertarian...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Jun 13, 2016 at 10:59 am | 5 comments | 322 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Donald Trump, A Friend Of The Military?

Let's see the Trump supporters try to spin this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-fires-veterans-military-service_us_57509590e4b0c3752dcd08cf?section=politics...

Original post made by Stop the Trolls on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Katy, on Jun 12, 2016 at 1:17 pm | 5 comments | 321 Views

ATHERTON

Traffic congestion ahead: Marsh Road closure starts today

The planned 10-week closure of Marsh Road in Atherton begins Tuesday, May 31, as the town starts construction on a replacement...

Original post made on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by JimmyCanDo, on Jun 11, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 8 comments | 5135 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Interesting Article on Hillary Rodham Clinton

The UK Daily Mail published a provocative article on the life and times of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Warning: this is not...

Original post made by Menlo Observer on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Peace in Our Time, on Jun 10, 2016 at 10:47 pm | 6 comments | 379 Views

MENLO PARK

E. Gary Smith pretrial conference continued

A pretrial conference for Edwin Gary Smith, 64, former owner of Menalto Cleaners in Menlo Park who is accused of unauthorized...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Curious, on Jun 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm | 5 comments | 2335 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park office manager sentenced to prison for embezzlement

Former office manager of Menlo Park landscaping company sentenced to seven years and eight months in state prison in $1 million...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 10, 2016 at 7:45 am | 3 comments | 2174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district school board endorses plan to involve community

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has come up with a plan to involve the community in issues that arose when the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 9, 2016 at 9:12 pm | 3 comments | 2447 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley event benefits abandoned exotic animals

Representatives from various corners of the animal kingdom — reptiles, birds and mammals, including some 350 humans...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Linda and Paul, on Jun 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are you being paid at the 95 percentile of California workers?

The MPCSD budget states: "The budget does not include projections to compensation increases other than step and column...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Man, on Jun 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 13 comments | 522 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside School District may put parcel tax on ballot

The Woodside Elementary School District's governing board is contemplating putting a parcel tax measure on the November ballot. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 9, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments | 1138 Views
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