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MENLO PARK

Menalto Cleaners owner pleads not guilty to 40 felony counts

Edwin Gary Smith, the owner of Menalto Cleaners, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 28, to 40 felony counts stemming from...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Elwood, on Apr 20, 2015 at 10:52 am | 4 comments | 3151 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton park burglary suspect arrested after police chase

Following a police chase, a man was arrested in Newark on Thursday in connection with a series of recent auto burglaries...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Diversity, on Apr 19, 2015 at 9:37 pm | 7 comments | 2822 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Removing Searsville Dam would be 'beyond insane'

With regard to the Searsville Dam, it is beyond insane in a time of extreme drought to even consider demolishing it. We need...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 623 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Daytime auto burglar strikes again in park

Once again, an auto burglar has struck during the day in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/04/15/daytime-burglar-strik...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 8:06 am | 7 comments | 1986 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission likes option to add bicycle lanes along El Camino Real

Given a choice of three options or leaving El Camino Real alone, the Menlo Park Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 7:32 am | 5 comments | 532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton OKs pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino

Atherton has given the go-ahead for work on a pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue, where...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 18, 2015 at 11:38 am | 4 comments | 1628 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opposes transfer of homes to Menlo Park district

Despite a last-minute tearful plea from one of the residents asking to move their homes from the Ravenswood to Menlo Park...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Unity, on Apr 18, 2015 at 10:51 am | 7 comments | 2230 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Spanks Obama

For months, Obama has been threatening to veto bi-partisan legislation that would assert the legislative branch's constitutional...

Original post made by Washington Merry Go Round on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 17, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 8 comments | 337 Views

WOODSIDE

Locals face 35% cuts in water use

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area used an average of 85 gallons of water per person per day in September 2014, according...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Waterworld, on Apr 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 7 comments | 1432 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrans cancels second herbicide spray date on Highway 84

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which had said it would spray herbicides along Highway 84 west of...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 17, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 5 comments | 1630 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two major construction projects planned for Woodside Road this summer

If all goes as planned, two major construction projects will be underway in Woodside this summer, on either side of Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 2684 Views

ATHERTON

Why Atherton might leave county library system

A set of talking points that will be before the Atherton Council for adoption at its Wednesday, April 15, meeting make...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 12 comments | 1744 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council nixes moratorium on 'super basements'

The Woodside Town Council chose not to adopt a moratorium Tuesday on super-sized basements while the town updates basement...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by homeowner, on Apr 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 2 comments | 1919 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday: 'Going Native' garden tour shows how to use less water

A free "Going Native Garden Tour" will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at gardens in Portola Valley, Woodside,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 1353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School boards expected to oppose Menlo Park residents' attempt to change school districts

Residents of the 31 homes on O'Connor Street in Menlo Park who are attempting to transfer from the Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by More to it, on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:50 am | 32 comments | 3609 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: One cart, 17 bottles of booze and three arrests

Despite the number of times such capers go awry, three people allegedly loaded a shopping cart at Safeway with bottles of...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:41 am | 9 comments | 2683 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside student leads effort to remake school library

A new reading library was recently created at Summit Prep Charter High School in Redwood City by Woodside resident Erin Miller...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Margaret, on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 2305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Scientists: State drought likely to worsen

The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by water saver 2, on Apr 13, 2015 at 9:48 am | 5 comments | 1651 Views

MENLO PARK

Discussion of modifications to Menlo Park rail crossing

A discussion of near-term modifications to the Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing is among the items on the agenda for the...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by compass?, on Apr 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 3 comments | 990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

STEM, career tech could be focus at new Menlo Park high school

Academic paths through high school typically lead students toward college, with career technical education as an option....

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 1 comment | 1948 Views
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