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Police commander pay bump passes on split vote

Although City Manager Glen Rojas characterized it as a restructuring instead of a pay raise, the end result of a 3-2 vote...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 20, 2011 at 10:19 am | 42 comments | 3517 Views

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Commission scrutinizes Menlo Park downtown plan

Is there actually less traffic in Menlo Park now than a decade ago? When the city released the draft environmental impact...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Odd, on Jun 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 1606 Views

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Saving centuries-old oak tree carries steep price

A tunnel might be the key to saving "Granny," the 65-foot-tall heritage oak tree standing in the way of a new Hetch Hetchy...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1627 Views

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Rojas temporary contract approved

It's official: City Manager Glen Rojas will retire on July 15, then return to serve on a temporary contract until December...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by Thomas, on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm | 9 comments | 1676 Views

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Menlo Park chops tree removal request in half

Dueling arborist reports suggest the reason for partially denying the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club's request has...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by W Patterson, on Jun 17, 2011 at 7:30 am | 4 comments | 1520 Views

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New districts would shift power on Peninsula

A state-senate redistricting proposal, released by the nonpartisan California Citizens Redistricting Commission, would make...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by poster , on Jun 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm | 3 comments | 1726 Views

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Bottling plant closure to cost 150 jobs

About 150 people will lose their jobs when an alcohol bottling facility on Commonwealth Drive in Menlo Park closes on July...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by Sparkey, on Jul 7, 2011 at 4:24 pm | 14 comments | 2470 Views

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New Menlo Park budget includes police pay raise

When the Menlo Park City Council passed its balanced budget for the next fiscal year, it also approved a pay raise for police...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Anthony, on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm | 8 comments | 1627 Views

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Downtown Alliance hires law firm

Putting its money where its mouth is, the Menlo Park Downtown Alliance hired a law firm to evaluate the environmental impact...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by what zoning, on Jun 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 12 comments | 2099 Views

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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 | 7144 Views

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Guest opinion: Property owner sees faults in downtown plan

My family and I have been downtown property owners and residents of Menlo Park since the 1940s. There were cars in the 1940s,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jun 23, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 1626 Views

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Fire district labor board hearing to finish Friday

The state Public Employee Relations Board hearing over union complaints of unfair labor practices in the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:12 pm | 13 comments | 2584 Views

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Menlo council delays green building standards

The first phase of implementing new green building standards in Menlo Park was delayed after the City Council on June 14...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by WAP, on Jun 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm | 2 comments | 1636 Views

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Supes agree to plan to reopen Flood Park

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a plan that will temporarily keep Flood Park open through...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Jun 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 1538 Views

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Menlo Park BevMo robber is suspect in 20-plus crimes

A man suspected of robbing the Menlo Park BevMo store at gunpoint may have carried out at least 20 similar crimes throughout...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1502 Views

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Caltrain gets $16 million grant for signal upgrades

Caltrain's effort to upgrade its train service surged ahead Thursday when the Federal Railroad Administration awarded the...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Jun 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm | 4 comments | 1667 Views

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Deconstructing history: old gym comes down

A worker uses a hose to control dust created by the demolition of the old gymnasium at the Menlo Park Civic Center. A new...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2011
Last comment by History, on Jun 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm | 2 comments | 1290 Views

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Alcohol sales at Walgreens?

The Walgreens store in Menlo Park wants to sell alcohol and is seeking approval for a permit from the Menlo Park Planning...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2011
Last comment by capitalism rules, on Jun 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm | 5 comments | 1844 Views

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Update: Willows burglary suspects tied to other crime

Neighborhood watch works. A Willows resident spotted two strangers strolling through his neighbor's backyard on Friday, and...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2011
Last comment by , on Jun 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 2082 Views

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Split vote denies Walgreens alcohol sales

Who knew wine at Walgreens could threaten the welfare of Menlo Park? After hours of debate, the Planning Commission voted...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Dharma, on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm | 16 comments | 2386 Views
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