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AROUND TOWN

Stanford backs away from divisive Dish parking plan

After pressure from the city and an outpouring of opposition from hikers who frequent the Dish, Stanford University is backing...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm | 4 comments | 2448 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park staff asks for $500,000 boost to city hall renovation budget

Earlier this year, the Menlo Park City Council agreed to budget $300,000 for capital improvements to city hall. Now, in Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Conscience, on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 1245 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Portola Valley to consider skateboard ramp

An idea that is almost a year old, building a skateboard ramp in Portola Valley, could advance significantly on Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Feb 25, 2014 at 9:13 am | 1 comment | 2579 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth delve into real-world problems

Debates on education often revolve around the idea that preparing the next generation to take on the challenges of tomorrow...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Kay, on Feb 24, 2014 at 8:16 pm | 2 comments | 2240 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Developer in Facebook partnership wants fewer affordable units

Last fall, developer St. Anton announced a partnership with Facebook to build a 394-unit apartment complex on Haven Ave that...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Feb 24, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 25 comments | 7143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Superintendent's actions roil school district

For a superintendent who is reputed to be fond of applying the latest business techniques to improve the performance of local...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by former Ghysels colleague, on Feb 24, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 52 comments | 450240 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district vehicle involved in car crash

A Menlo Park Fire Protection District vehicle was involved in a minor crash in East Palo Alto Friday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1107 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Sharon Green renovations pass round two

The Planning Commission suggested that the owners of an apartment complex in Sharon Heights find a way to save some of the...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by Shawn, on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:17 am | 3 comments | 2492 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo council members' travel expenses vary widely, with mayor topping the list

An annual review of the City Council's travel expenses shows Mayor Kirsten Keith on pace as the top spender, by far, among...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 24, 2014 at 7:24 am | 3 comments | 297 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Another fire at Sims metal recycling

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a metal recycling facility in Redwood City this morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Roger R., on Feb 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm | 64 comments | 14780 Views

MENLO PARK

Save Menlo shows its hypocracy

Save Menlo has finally shown its true colors and its true intentions - rather than working with Stanford or the city council...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 1 comment | 1033 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Aerial view of food truck event

Bruce Deal sent us this aerial view of the food truck event at the Caltrain parking lot in Menlo Park on Wednesday night,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by fun, on Feb 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 12 comments | 6038 Views

WOODSIDE

'Noon ride' of cyclists stop for safety clinic

About 75 cyclists on the well-known "noon ride" voluntarily stopped their lunchtime workout on Jan. 23 in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 22, 2014 at 2:46 pm | 11 comments | 4433 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New home for German-American school?

The German-American International School has found a potential new home in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood, just a few miles...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Impressed reader, on Feb 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm | 8 comments | 4638 Views

AROUND TOWN

Press Support for Eric Holder waning

Eric Holder has scheduled an off the record press conference regarding the abuse of the IRS that is being boycotted by: 1....

Original post made by Menlo Observer on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Barney, on Feb 22, 2014 at 10:42 am | 44 comments | 2003 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

Reborn as a flashy but soppy new adventure directed by and starring Ben Stiller, the film is sentimental claptrap about...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by TMoney, on Feb 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 13 comments | 15714 Views

MENLO PARK

Laura Rich leaves school board, but not the world of learning

It all started with 16 unmatched fragments of carpeting greeting her in the hallway outside the multipurpose room during...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by C Orton, on Feb 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 3162 Views

MENLO PARK

Studio Red lobby a scene of destruction after car crashes through front window

Models that took "thousands of hours" to construct were destroyed, but product design and development company Studio Red...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by confounded, on Feb 20, 2014 at 2:53 pm | 9 comments | 3754 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Hickey calls for resignation of Kane, Faro and Griffin.

In December of 2012, Sequoia Healthcare District Directorís Kane, Faro and Griffin voted to increase Health Insurance Premium...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:29 am | 7 comments | 2671 Views

MENLO PARK

Community garden in Belle Haven's future?

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park, which backs a number of community causes, now has plans to help the Belle Haven neighborhood...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2014
Last comment by Kris Jensen, on Feb 20, 2014 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 5115 Views
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