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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park will hire consultant to evaluate specific plan initiative

"I want it to be unmerciful. I want the comparison to be unmerciful to the (specific) plan. And I want the comparison to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 24 comments | 11131 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Tourist'

Saying what we're all thinking, Johnny Depp turns to Angelina Jolie and sighs, "You are the least down-to-Earth person I...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Norman, on Dec 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 11127 Views

ATHERTON

Memorial Mass for William Walsh of Atherton

A memorial Mass is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, for William Desmond Walsh of Atherton. Mr. Walsh died Nov. 16 at Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Marhy O'Riordan, on Nov 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 11019 Views

MENLO PARK

Plans for Menlo Park's BBC restaurant are unveiled

A three-floor restaurant, including a rooftop deck, will replace the BBC in Menlo Park, if all goes according to plan. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Downtown supporter, on Feb 11, 2014 at 11:28 pm | 25 comments | 10985 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside man's yacht makes it to Bay after a few glitches

In 1977, Jimmy Carter took over as president, the Toronto Blue Jays played their first game of baseball, the first Star Wars...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by TheReject, on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:32 pm | 15 comments | 10957 Views

MENLO PARK

Arrillaga eyes El Camino Real properties in Menlo Park

Developer John Arrillaga has his eye on El Camino Real -- more specifically, former auto dealership lots now owned by Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2012
Last comment by Sam Sinnott, on Oct 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm | 28 comments | 10947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Big issues face Sequoia board candidates

Perhaps a middle-aged hermit sequestered in the Santa Cruz mountains, someone with uncanny powers and unpleasant high school...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Funding 101, on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:10 pm | 5 comments | 10921 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park commission confirms specific plan recommendations, starts housing element update

Rarely does a week go by without mention of Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, and that will continue to...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm | 6 comments | 10853 Views

MENLO PARK

How much should nonresidents pay for recreation in Menlo Park?

How much should people who don't live in the city pay to participate in Menlo Park's recreation programs? Tonight the Parks...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Park supporter, on Apr 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm | 28 comments | 10776 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board candidates discuss big issues

It was an evening of 90-second statements, one after another. The three candidates running for election to the board of...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by CBG, on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm | 11 comments | 10729 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council acquiesces to complaints about ideas for downtown's future

An observer looking in on the Woodside Town Council meeting in Independence Hall last night would have picked up on an atmosphere...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:22 am | 12 comments | 10671 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Local effort to help Guatemalan women

Sallie DeGolia of Portola Valley reads aloud to Guatemalan children from the community of San Jorge during a visit that included...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Harry Turner, on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 9 comments | 10659 Views

SPORTS

Plenty of successful efforts in volleyball, water polo and football

==B Prep roundup:== No titles were forthcoming, but local prep teams still had very successful weekends in volleyball, water...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by david mclaughlin, on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 10624 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council set to impose two-tier pension system

As the bureaucratic gears start turning to verify a citizen-led "pension reform" ballot initiative, Menlo Park's City Council...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | 196 comments | 10605 Views

MENLO PARK

Drowning in Restoration Hardware catalogs

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Spunkie, on Jun 21, 2014 at 10:52 pm | 37 comments | 10579 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo commission votes that turning over city property to neighbors follows general plan

The Menlo Park Planning Commission voted 4-2 on May 6 that the proposal to have the city turn over a piece of land in the...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by grammar, on May 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm | 12 comments | 10508 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commission reviews specific plan, Sharon Heights apartment renovations

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will attempt to wrap up its downtown/El Camino Real specific plan review tonight (Nov....

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Garrett , on Nov 9, 2013 at 7:14 am | 19 comments | 10438 Views

MOVIES

Local filmmaker's work screens at Cinequest Film Festival

It's her shortest narrative film yet — only four and a half minutes long — but Kari Nevil put a lot of her heart...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2008
Last comment by Kari Nevil, on Mar 5, 2008 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 10375 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Home design doesn't fit neighborhood, commission decides

The architect of a two-story 3,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home on Middle Avenue was sent back to the drawing board...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by For guidelines, on Jan 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 22 comments | 10341 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: To retreat or not to retreat?

Trips by Menlo Park city staff to Half Moon Bay and Napa during the past two months came as a surprise to at least one council...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:46 am | 21 comments | 10315 Views
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