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Update: Caltrain will return whistles to underside of trains to lessen noise

After moving train whistles to the tops of its engines, then installing a muffler to quiet them, Caltrain is now working...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Kathy Hamilton, on Sep 19, 2009 at 7:20 am | 10 comments | 1866 Views

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Rich Cline, new Menlo Park mayor, promises measured approach to contentious land-use debates

New mayor Rich Cline looks to guide Menlo Park with a steady hand through emotional debates over 30-year downtown plan and...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by seriously, on Dec 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm | 10 comments | 2594 Views

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Church lights 40-foot-high Christmas cross

Bethany Lutheran Church, at the corner of Avy and Cloud avenues in Menlo Park, has set up a 40-foot-high lighted cross on...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jon Coyne, on Dec 23, 2009 at 12:38 am | 10 comments | 1921 Views

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Purpose of Bohannon polls questioned

A polling effort by land developer David Bohannon has elicited "grave concern" from some Menlo Park city officials, and little...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 31, 2010 at 9:07 am | 10 comments | 1691 Views

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Cargill e-mails: Red flag, or red herring?

A Cargill spokesman has accused a Menlo Park official of crafting a "backroom deal," but some local activists say the food...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by R. GORDON, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm | 10 comments | 1467 Views

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Menlo council takes up Cargill resolution

Menlo Park council members will consider tonight (Feb. 9) a resolution calling for "full restoration" of salt ponds owned...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Kristopher Plumber, on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm | 10 comments | 2380 Views

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Is Peter Carpenter Untouchable on This Forum?

Wow - it now appears that any post interpreted as criticing Peter Carpenter is now not just being deleted, it is being wiped...

Original post made by Just Wondering on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Mar 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm | 10 comments | 1301 Views

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Water worries: City nudges, rather than pushes, consumers to conserve water supply

As climate change sparks concerns of dwindling water supply, Menlo Park is trying to encourage people to conserve through...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Apr 3, 2010 at 9:28 am | 10 comments | 1773 Views

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Eshoo testifies on impact of Lehman collapse

U.S. representatives Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, and Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, testified before the House Financial Services...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Peter Caryotakis, on Apr 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm | 10 comments | 1374 Views

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Service cuts, but no tax hike in Menlo Park budget

A preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year released by the city of Menlo Park calls for reductions in city services...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Jun 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm | 10 comments | 1774 Views

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Menlo council's interminable plans for Terminal Avenue

Twenty-two Habitat for Humanity homes, or 1.5 acres for Beechwood School? That's the question the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by MP Rep, on Nov 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm | 10 comments | 1708 Views

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Menlo Park pension initiative carries easily

Measure L, the pension reform initiative, won easily Tuesday with a 72-percent "yes" vote. ==B Photo:== Roy Thiele-Sardina,...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Nov 4, 2010 at 7:41 am | 10 comments | 2352 Views

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Public meeting on Menlo pool contract

Since the Menlo Park community appears interested in the management of the city's swimming pools, the Parks and Recreation...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by City role, on Nov 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm | 10 comments | 1884 Views

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Tonight: Menlo council may break from mayoral policy

When Kelly Fergusson resigned as mayor of Menlo Park a mere four days after being elected, the roar of the power vacuum could...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm | 10 comments | 1715 Views

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Lingering questions over Brown Act violation

Although the district attorney's office concluded Menlo Park Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson did not commit a misdemeanor by...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by jane, on Feb 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm | 10 comments | 1604 Views

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Willows traffic plan gets thumbs down from Transportation Commission on a 3-2 vote

Does the Willows neighborhood need traffic calming? No. Yes. Maybe, but not like this. The answer, as Menlo Park has discovered...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Willow resident, on Apr 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm | 10 comments | 2204 Views

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Zuckerberg speaks to Belle Haven grads

Families of approximately 75 eighth-graders graduating from the K-8 Belle Haven School in Menlo Park got a surprise Wednesday...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by jk, on Jun 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm | 10 comments | 2004 Views

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Plan for 'blended' rail system gains steam

A proposal by three lawmakers to blend high-speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula received a boost Friday when a panel...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Sep 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm | 10 comments | 1562 Views

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Good Samaritan saves day planner

A man got a mysterious call from a stranger in Menlo Park, who said she'd found his day planner abandoned by the side of...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm | 10 comments | 1291 Views

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Menlo eyes eight possible sites for one club well

The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club's dream for one public well to water its private golf course now has eight chances...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by curious, on Nov 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm | 10 comments | 1338 Views
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