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Body-worn cameras help, hurt law enforcement in Menlo Park

The fatal shooting by three Menlo Park police officers of a burglary suspect who reportedly drew a gun during a foot pursuit...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Memories , on Dec 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm | 23 comments | 5578 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Lots of business on Planning Commission, council agendas

Some Menlo Park city officials are cramming before the holidays, with a series of meetings scheduled during the next couple...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by Menloshopper, on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:31 am | 23 comments | 4627 Views

FICTION

Stanford holds 'open house' on its proposed El Camino development in Menlo Park

Stanford University is holding an "open house" event this week, where the public is invited to ask questions and make comments...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 13, 2015 at 6:20 pm | 23 comments | 2967 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents may be surveyed about building new library in Holbrook-Palmer Park

Atherton residents will be asked a number of questions about issues in their community -- including whether they want a new...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2012
Last comment by waste of money, on Jun 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm | 23 comments | 2062 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park elections: campaign finance reports

Here are links to campaign finance reports (PDF documents) for the Nov. 4, 2014, Menlo Park elections. They cover the period...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 23 comments | 4015 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district faces $1.2 million in cuts

Las Lomitas School District officials are recommending cost reductions that include a hiring freeze, larger classes, cuts...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Stanford Hills Resident, on Jun 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm | 23 comments | 2632 Views

MENLO PARK

Why 'Menlo Pres' is now 'Menlo Church'

A local landmark known as Menlo Park Presbyterian Church for 142 years adopted a new name a few months ago. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by In the know, on Nov 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm | 23 comments | 4085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

O'Connor Street residents ask for transfer into Menlo Park school district

Menlo Park residents on the north side of O'Connor Street, just about a block from where the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Support Public School, on Mar 17, 2015 at 12:34 am | 23 comments | 5376 Views

MENLO PARK

Council receptive to anonymous gym donation

All Menlo Park City Council members said that an anonymous would-be donor's offer to build a new Burgess Gym is worth a...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2008
Last comment by R.GORDON, on May 4, 2008 at 3:04 pm | 23 comments | 5881 Views

MENLO PARK

Steve Schmidt says he won't run for council

Former Menlo Park mayor and two-term councilman Steve Schmidt has been coy about whether or not he'll run for City Council...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2010
Last comment by Distractions, on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:25 am | 23 comments | 2673 Views

MENLO PARK

Neighbors, city, developer agree on housing project

Residents say OK to a scaled-down proposal to build 26 homes on the former Chevrolet truck lot at 389 El Camino Real. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by wpatterson, on Mar 2, 2012 at 8:42 am | 23 comments | 5514 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain deficit could force major service cuts

Faced with a staggering deficit, Caltrain will consider cutting its service significantly in the next 15 months, spokeswoman...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Number, numbers, on Apr 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm | 23 comments | 1779 Views

MENLO PARK

Red Light Cameras cause an increase in Traffic Deaths

People are making unsafe stops when the traffic light turns yellow. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in rear end...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Feb. 14, 2011
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 17, 2011 at 10:47 am | 23 comments | 3687 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Frustration surfaces over reliance on consultants

The familiar complaint that Menlo Park would rather study a problem than fix it has come whistling through the city again,...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Confusedby Hank, on Jun 27, 2009 at 11:57 am | 23 comments | 2027 Views

MENLO PARK

Why businesses consider Menlo Park to be an unfriendly City

The Almanac has just reported: Bohannon project schedule delayed The approval process for the million-square-foot...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2010 at 7:41 am | 23 comments | 1536 Views

MENLO PARK

A case for anonymity

Having lived in Menlo Park while raising our family, I have observed that there are a number of fellow residents who don't...

Original post made by civility is missing on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by civility is missing, on Nov 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm | 23 comments | 2120 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Keep city's water away from golf course

If you believe that climate change is a real and serious if not a crisis issue — as I do — and that California...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2014
Last comment by Chuck, on Jul 9, 2014 at 10:01 am | 23 comments | 2313 Views

MENLO PARK

Kelly Fergusson elected Menlo Park mayor by 3-2 council vote

To follow policy, or not follow policy? That question has weighed on the minds of the Menlo Park City Council since the November...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by pat cala, on Mar 4, 2011 at 4:07 pm | 23 comments | 1958 Views

ATHERTON

Parcel Tax - YES or NO

The council has voted to place the renewal of the current Atherton Parcel Tax on the 5 Nov ballot. Here is the Ballot...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 25, 2013
Last comment by Bill aka Llib, on Aug 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm | 23 comments | 3738 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Frustrated By Menlo Blight & Downtown Vibrancy

Menlo Park deserves better. We are writing as concerned citizens of Menlo Park frustrated by the continued blight on El Camino...

Original post made by 20 Frustrated Residents on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm | 23 comments | 1798 Views
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