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FICTION

Are bike lanes in El Camino Real's future?

Each day, as many as 45,000 cars make the slow, jolting traverse through Menlo Park along El Camino Real. How to make that...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm | 31 comments | 2238 Views

MENLO PARK

Eight candidates compete for District 24 Assembly seat

From the coastal communities of Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay to the sprawling campuses of Google, Facebook and Hewlett-Packard...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on May 6, 2016 at 9:41 pm | 6 comments | 1939 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Update: Portola Valley house fire likely caused by spontaneous combustion

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) An April 27 fire that significantly damaged a two-story house...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by RM, on May 5, 2016 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 1305 Views

WOODSIDE

Today: Woodside School celebrates opening of $8M auditorium

Woodside Elementary School will show off its brand new state-of-the art $8 million auditorium, combining a theater, gymnasium...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on May 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm | 1 comment | 1013 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park postpones bike lanes on El Camino Real

The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday night postponed installing bike lanes on El Camino Real for now; appointed new commissioners...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on May 5, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 8 comments | 2181 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New expenditure per pupil reporting requirements

Those of you who have been following the numbers in the MPCSD Parcel Tax topics will be happy to know that the district's...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 5, 2016 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 486 Views

MENLO PARK

Council boondoggles?

Why are councilmembers Cline and Keith going on trips (Ireland and China, respectively) to other countries on city business?...

Original post made by accountability? on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by I wish, on May 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm | 6 comments | 249 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspected gang member charged after leading deputies on pursuit

A suspected gang member pleaded not guilty Monday to crashing his car and abandoning a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old child...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 870 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: Portola Valley reviews plans for new Windmill School

Plans for a new facility for Windmill School, a preschool, at 900 Portola Road at the former site of Al's Nursery, go before...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by P.V. Resident, on May 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 910 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday deadline to vote on school parcel taxes

Voters in the Menlo Park City School District have until Tuesday, May 3, to mail or drop off their ballots, or vote in person,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 4, 2016 at 10:05 am | 105 comments | 3190 Views

WOODSIDE

Almanac receives awards in state contest

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1114 Views

MENLO PARK

Community meeting on Ravenswood Ave. grade separation

The first of three community meetings to discuss a "grade separation" (separating the roadway from the railroad tracks) at...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by resident, on May 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm | 8 comments | 1697 Views

AROUND TOWN

Willows neighbor saves family's pets from house fire

An alert resident of the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park saw smoke coming from a neighbor's two-story home on Concord...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sybille, on May 3, 2016 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 1851 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trump headlines local CA GOP convention in 2 weeks

Our CA GOP party proudly announces that Donald J. Trump, presumptive party nominee for president, headlines the upcoming...

Original post made by Corner Office on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on May 2, 2016 at 10:16 pm | 11 comments | 365 Views

SPORTS

A Woodside family marks its passage with athletic excellence

It's been a drama-filled life in recent years for Woodside brothers Erik and Karl Arvidsson, and tangentially for their parents...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on May 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 2449 Views

SPORTS

Track & field: Miranda breaks Menlo school record

Menlo School sophomore Robert Miranda ran himself into the history book at the Sacramento Meet of Champions on Saturday as...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on May 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 578 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Update: Supervisors ask for noise study on San Carlos Airport

Supporters of the San Carlos Airport filled a San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March 8, but they...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ron, on May 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 128 comments | 5015 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Protesters Become Violent at California Republican Convention

Professional protesters became violent yesterday morning causing violence and mayhem. They assaulted a fellow delegate with...

Original post made by California Republican Party Delegate on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Liberal, on May 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 9 comments | 370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A reluctant 'no' recommendation on parcel tax measures

The Menlo Park City School District's parcel tax measures contain a fatal flaw: They have no sunset clause, and that's why...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm | 72 comments | 4414 Views

MENLO PARK

Wood-chipper program aims to cut wildfire risks in Woodside, Portola Valley

Crews from the Woodside Fire Protection District will be coming around to neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Chuck Wood, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 1 comment | 1169 Views
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