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AROUND TOWN

How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 825 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Home Featured in Sunset Magazine

Did anyone else catch the spread in August's Sunset Magazine featuring a local creekside home? http://www.sunset.com/m/garden/landscaping-design/natural-setting Congratulations...

Original post made by Hmmm on Sep. 8, 2015
There are no comments yet. 303 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Tailgate party, Friday night movies at pop-up park

Menlo Park patrol officers will host a tailgate party before the free outdoor screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" at the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Define success, on Sep 7, 2015 at 7:58 am | 4 comments | 2299 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park school district expands language programs

The Menlo Park City School District is working hard this year to achieve a goal it adopted in 2008: to offer world language...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Sep 6, 2015 at 10:12 am | 24 comments | 3189 Views

MENLO PARK

Is the drought killing our trees? (SJMercury 9/4/2015)

Trees need to get enough water to thrive during the drought. Residents should be alerted that this is a fire safety issue...

Original post made by Save Our Water and Our Trees on Sep. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 388 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Drought, disease claim pines

Pine trees are not native to Portola Valley, Woodside and the Woodside Fire Protection District in general, and large numbers...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by RC, on Sep 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 3 comments | 1190 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrans offers $25K prize for ideas to improve transportation

Caltrans is giving Californians an opportunity to earn $25,000 in exchange for submitting the most innovative idea to improve...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Sep 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 1666 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Crews capped gas line break near train station

Menlo Park police reported at 2:49 p.m. today that crews have capped a leak from a gas line damaged 45 minutes earlier near...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Bill Wohler, on Sep 5, 2015 at 10:04 am | 4 comments | 2274 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The Donald Trumps Jeb! Bush in New Hampshire

The Donald, despite what the elite establishment Republicans tell us, is taking a commanding lead over Bush! in NH. And...

Original post made by Two Docs on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Gal, on Sep 5, 2015 at 6:53 am | 30 comments | 892 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton must act to weather winter storms, report says

If the coming winter in the Bay Area is as rainy as long-range forecasts have been predicting, Atherton will have problems...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Sep 4, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 4 comments | 2222 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board member's opposition to contract raises questions

Chuck Bernstein went on record to oppose a new four-year contract with firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 4, 2015 at 7:22 pm | 59 comments | 3048 Views

ATHERTON

Old oak falls

An oak tree that Atherton's town arborist Sally Bentz estimates was close to 200 years old and about 50 inches around, fell...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Lselkins, on Sep 4, 2015 at 10:43 am | 3 comments | 1576 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: When silence isn't golden

Nick Pegueros last month left his post as Portola Valley town manager under a shadow. But thanks to a new provision inserted...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Not a member, on Sep 3, 2015 at 8:18 pm | 13 comments | 2251 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 3, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 96 comments | 7415 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board of Supervisors approves funding for Ravenswood section of Bay Trail

At its Tuesday, Sept. 1, meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors awarded $1 million in Measure A funds to Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Sep 3, 2015 at 8:20 am | 8 comments | 1675 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wednesday: Downtown meeting focuses on Menlo Park's M-2 zone

A community meeting that will give residents a chance to learn the latest about Menlo Park's ongoing project to update goals,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1228 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community to hear three design alternatives for Flood Park

Three design options for Flood Park will be presented tonight (Sept. 1) at a community meeting on the future of the park....

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by TBD, on Sep 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 3 comments | 1652 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown Menlo Park gets French patisserie

A woman raised in France who later graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and now lives in Atherton is opening her own patisserie...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Sep 2, 2015 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 1064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exit

Silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Not a member, on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:05 am | 25 comments | 3719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputy Juan Lopez sues Sheriff's Office

Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has filed a lawsuit against the county and the Sheriff's Office,...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm | 7 comments | 3658 Views
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PokéWorks opens in Mountain View
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