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PORTOLA VALLEY

Electronic eyes along Portola Valley roads?

Portola Valley residents are soon to confront a tradeoff: continuing privacy in their driving habits or giving up some measure...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2014
Last comment by Max, on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 12 comments | 1701 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Menlo Park consultant's election-year work needs hard look

Menlo Park's divisive Measure M initiative may have been settled at the ballot box earlier this month but, regrettably, newly...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by curious, on Nov 12, 2014 at 12:39 pm | 12 comments | 2000 Views

MENLO PARK

Fallen trees damage homes in Menlo Park and Atherton

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District was busy on Saturday, Dec. 6, dealing with trees that fell on homes in Atherton and...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by lisa.s.shumway@gmail.com, on Dec 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm | 12 comments | 3375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jail smuggling defendants appear in court

Seven defendants including three San Mateo County sheriff's employees accused of a conspiracy to smuggle cellphones and drugs...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 2, 2015 at 11:08 am | 12 comments | 1766 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon's Menlo Gateway hotel project moving forward

A new full-service luxury hotel is on Menlo Park's horizon: Developer David Bohannon said he has found a "very capable, very...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Dagwood, on Jan 13, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 12 comments | 3093 Views

AROUND TOWN

Acting locally on global warming

In September, the Town Council of Portola Valley unanimously approved a resolution to sign the U.S Mayors Climate Protection...

Original post made by David Boyce on Dec. 11, 2006
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Jan 4, 2007 at 7:12 am | 11 comments | 3867 Views

MENLO PARK

CAN'T MP PATROL OFFICERS TAKE THEIR COFFEE BREAKS AFTER 8AM WHEN THE KIDS ARE SAFELY IN SCHOOL?

I'VE NOTICED WITH REGULARITY THAT MULTIPLE SQUAD CARS ARE PARKED AROUND DOWNTOWN STARBUCKS ON WEEKDAYS AT 8AM. CAN'T WE GET...

Original post made by juswondering on Jan. 17, 2007
Last comment by jl, on Mar 2, 2007 at 2:41 pm | 11 comments | 3096 Views

MENLO PARK

Should Menlo Park drop the new tax because of the $3.5 million budget surplus?

Menlo Park City Councilman John Boyle is pushing for a public discussion and re-evaluation of the city's plan to enact, in...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 21, 2007
Last comment by Ship of fools, on Jan 29, 2007 at 10:05 am | 11 comments | 3120 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to the new Housing Commissioner ...

Dear Don Brawner, I am writing to congratulate you on being the newest member of the Housing Commission. I applaud you for...

Original post made by Marianne Quarre Dean on Jan. 24, 2007
Last comment by Marianne Dean, on Jan 28, 2007 at 8:04 am | 11 comments | 3329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A pitch to head off artificial turf in Woodside

By Patrick Noonan Am I the only person in Woodside who cares that soon two of our beautiful natural turf playing fields...

Original post made by Patrick Noonan on May. 16, 2007
Last comment by Angela Hey, on May 29, 2007 at 3:09 pm | 11 comments | 3417 Views

MENLO PARK

Who’s responsible for Allied Arts disaster?

My husband and I recently returned from a six-month trip to find that the Woodside-Atherton Auxiliary to the Packard Children’s...

Original post made by Mrs. S. on May. 29, 2007
Last comment by JANELLE A. ARMSTRONG, on Oct 2, 2008 at 9:44 pm | 11 comments | 3998 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best place to see fireworks

Any secret tips on where to view fireworks in the area?...

Original post made by happyfourth on Jul. 1, 2007
Last comment by Editor, on Jul 17, 2007 at 12:29 am | 11 comments | 3527 Views

OTHER TOPICS

What's in the future for libraries?

On the bookcase in Victoria Johnson's San Mateo office is a lackluster librarian action figure dressed in a calf-length,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2007
Last comment by Downwardly mobile, on Jul 20, 2007 at 11:36 am | 11 comments | 2948 Views

MENLO PARK

Andy Duncan seeks $500,000 from city to restore theater

Menlo Park resident Andy Duncan says he still plans to restore the historic Park Theatre, but he needs the city's help to...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2007
Last comment by John K, on Aug 14, 2007 at 3:49 am | 11 comments | 2608 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Family of cyclist Rodney Smith files wrongful death lawsuit

A more detailed picture of the circumstances surrounding the car accident that killed cyclist and former Altera Corp. chief...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2007
Last comment by Peninsula Cyclist, on Jan 2, 2008 at 9:57 am | 11 comments | 3226 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The bells, my God, the bells!

Is anyone else aware of the severely out-of-tune qualities of the recorded bells that emanate several times a day from the...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 18, 2008
Last comment by laughing, on Jan 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm | 11 comments | 2737 Views

MENLO PARK

Safety measures approved for Oak Avenue

Neighbors' testimony trumped traffic statistics at the Menlo Park City Council's Feb. 26 meeting, as council members approved...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by or consequences, on Mar 6, 2008 at 7:50 pm | 11 comments | 2510 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: New vision is welcome for El Camino

Menlo Park officials who are making a major effort to get the public involved in a plan to spiff up El Camino Real, the city's...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2008
Last comment by Donald, on Mar 16, 2008 at 9:47 pm | 11 comments | 2263 Views

MENLO PARK

New Police contract -- Can the City afford this?

That whopping increase in the police department salaries is going to cost the city each year after the third year $2.3 million....

Original post made by just wondering on Apr. 11, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Apr 14, 2008 at 3:30 pm | 11 comments | 2176 Views

MENLO PARK

Remodeling Burgess Park for a full-sized soccer field

Menlo Park's Parks and Recreation Commission is set to decide what combination of lights, artificial turf, and natural grass...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by no on this idea, on Oct 8, 2008 at 9:41 am | 11 comments | 2447 Views
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