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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Kiwanis Club opens its Christmas tree lot

Santa’s elves, disguised as Menlo Park Kiwanis Club members, opened the club's Christmas Tree lot the day after Thanksgiving. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by John Martin, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 2350 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside extends temporary ban on commercial cultivation of marijuana

Numbers can tell a tale. For example, 65 percent of Woodside voters in the Nov. 8 election voted in support of statewide...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Roberto, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm | 1 comment | 1065 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Losses exceed $54K in two Menlo Park home burglaries

Crime and traffic accident reports from Menlo Park, Woodside and Atherton Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/11/29/police-calls-losses-exceed-54k-in-tw...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Upper ELake, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 4839 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

15 Things Wrong with Caroline Lucas'' Plan to Balance the MPCSD Budget - Part 2

To review, in Caroline’s position paper – ““How to Balance the Long Term Budget – Because we are the Smiths –...

Original post made by CPA on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:01 am | 3 comments | 263 Views

AROUND TOWN

What are the issues regarding a new MPCSD parcel tax?

The issues are: 1 - What quality of K-8 education does the community (not just the parents) want to provide? 2 - Is the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 140 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park voters grapple with Donald Trump's election

Eighty-seven percent of Menlo Park's voters picked a candidate other than the country's president-elect, Donald Trump. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Homeland Security, on Nov 29, 2016 at 9:43 am | 29 comments | 2795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Fund: Feeding our less fortunate neighbors

Mariano is a long-time volunteer at St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room, the large soup kitchen in Menlo Park. Each day he helps...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by be happy, on Nov 28, 2016 at 6:53 pm | 2 comments | 1158 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Jason, on Nov 28, 2016 at 2:30 am | 62 comments | 11588 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump settles his fraudulent Trump University racket for $25 MILLION

A strong admission of guilt. Now he has a bigger stage for his fraud. But first, he attacks the first amendment so the...

Original post made by Under Construction on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by weigh safety, on Nov 27, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 9 comments | 303 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton Bears win CCS championship game, 17-0

Talk about saving your best football for last, about saving your best for the most important games of the season. That’s...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2016
Last comment by home boy, on Nov 27, 2016 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 1425 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: More work needed on general plan before approval

At the outset, let us say collectively that we believe there are many positive attributes contained in the proposed general...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by gridlock ahead, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:40 am | 3 comments | 298 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor warns of 'company town' dangers

Following a Menlo Park tradition in which each mayor delivers a "State of the City" address at the close of his or her one-year...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by More sports fields , on Nov 26, 2016 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 305 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Speakers tell school district to go for a parcel tax to avoid cuts

Members of the public almost universally favored another parcel tax, and several suggested asking for enough to avoid budget...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Interested, on Nov 25, 2016 at 10:37 am | 110 comments | 3848 Views

WOODSIDE

Today: Public forum on Woodside school parcel tax measure

The Woodside Elementary School District board plans to vote in December on a proposal to put a parcel tax measure on an April...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Nov 24, 2016 at 11:02 pm | 3 comments | 1414 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

15 Things Wrong with Caroline Lucas' Plan to Balance the MPCSD Budget - Part 1

As part of her campaign to get elected, Caroline Lucas and her supporters touted how she was the only candidate to publish...

Original post made by CPA on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 24, 2016 at 8:29 am | 9 comments | 359 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Pre-construction work starts on Caltrain electrification

Preparations for the construction work needed to electrify Caltrain along the Peninsula corridor have started and will last...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 23, 2016 at 10:08 pm | 2 comments | 2023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laurel students celebrate school's national award

Students and staff at Laurel School's upper and lower campuses gathered Nov. 21 to celebrate the school's National Blue...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Carmen, on Nov 23, 2016 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 1797 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City School District: Second survey mailing has glitch

A second mailing inviting registered voters in the Menlo Park City School District to participate in an online survey ended...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments | 1153 Views

FICTION

Water world: Woodside resident curates ‘California: The Art of Water' at the Cantor

Claire Perry of Woodside raises a lot of topical questions in "California: The Art of Water," an exhibit she curated that's...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Robert Dolezal, on Nov 23, 2016 at 9:36 am | 1 comment | 1045 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council challenger Taylor plans to stay in game

Candidate and challenger Cecilia Taylor came fairly close to winning a seat on the Menlo Park City Council on Nov. 8, receiving...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by West menlo voter, on Nov 23, 2016 at 7:58 am | 8 comments | 1399 Views
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Surviving Family Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 317 views