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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Pollock boutique hotel approved

The Menlo Park Planning Commission unanimously approved Monday night a 61-room hotel proposed by the Portola Valley-based...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jun 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm | 25 comments | 4438 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Burglars hit Dish parking lot again

Burglars got away with personal items and cash valued at $7,100 in a series of auto burglaries on Friday and Sunday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by member, on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 12 comments | 4437 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Megan Mitchell lived for years with bipolar disease

Megan Mitchell, the daughter of Kent and Jo Ann Mitchell of Portola Valley and a graduate of Ormondale, Corte Madera and...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by A human, on Feb 24, 2010 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 4437 Views

SPORTS

Pop Warner Vikings in Peninsula championships

Two Menlo-Atherton Vikings teams face their Redwood City Junior 49ers counterparts Sunday, Nov. 13, at Andrew Hill High in...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Blake Stenstrom, on May 28, 2014 at 9:08 pm | 6 comments | 4436 Views

MENLO PARK

Belle Haven parents protest after-school merger

The city of Menlo Park wants to merge the after-school program it runs in Belle Haven with the Boys and Girls Club of the...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Pat Watkins, on May 23, 2012 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 4435 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Outcry over train whistle: Caltrain will reduce volume

Following an outcry from people who live near the tracks, Caltrain plans to reduce the volume of its locomotives' horns back...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 3, 2013 at 9:31 am | 18 comments | 4435 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Police surround house with burglary suspects inside

As recommended by public safety advocates, residents of Lexington Drive in Menlo Park saw something on the morning of Monday,...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Harriet, on Jun 10, 2015 at 10:08 am | 5 comments | 4435 Views

ATHERTON

Night-time rail work Dec. 15-16

Caltrain officials announced plans to install a "track panel" at the Watkins Avenue grade crossing on Friday and Saturday,...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 7, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 4434 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Are you happy or unhappy with the election results?

Here is a place to comment on whether you are happy or unhappy with the election results. You can comment on any particular...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Nov. 9, 2006
Last comment by MPworkingMom, on Nov 16, 2006 at 2:18 pm | 1 comment | 4434 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Some thoughts on James Kim

I didn't know James Kim, the 35-year-old San Francisco man who died in the Oregon wilderness trying to find help for his...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 7, 2006
Last comment by George, on Dec 8, 2006 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 4432 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should sales taxes be increased 1/8th cent for parks and park programs?

Measure A on the San Mateo County ballot would raise $16 million a year for parks and park programs in the county. To pass,...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 26, 2006
Last comment by MP Voter, on Nov 1, 2006 at 7:32 am | 7 comments | 4430 Views

MENLO PARK

PG&E e-mail on power outages in Sharon Heights

This message is from PG&E spokeswoman Roxanne Cruz, and has been forwarded among Sharon Heights residents by Virginia Chang...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Jun. 18, 2007
There are no comments yet. 4429 Views

MENLO PARK

Consultants want $225K more for ECR Downtown Specific Plan Moneypit

It is endless, on top of the nearly $ 900,000 the city has already paid the consultants working on this project, the staff...

Original post made by Roxie Rorapaugh on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by baby, meet bathwater, on Dec 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm | 6 comments | 4428 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia board revises charter school offer

The board of the Sequoia Union High School District voted 4-1 Wednesday (April 1) to approve a revised and "final offer"...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by Paul Goeld, on Apr 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 48 comments | 4428 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Contact Ruskin with chloramine symptom information

The following letter by Rita Solk was published in the Almanac's Jan. 24 issue: Editor: Thank you for your Dec. 27 coverage...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Jan. 23, 2007
There are no comments yet. 4428 Views

AROUND TOWN

Consolidation of San Mateo County Fire Agencies - Yes or No?

In another discussion the issue of consolidation of San Mateo County Fire Agencies was raised. I promised to post your Fire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by Rob Silano, on Nov 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 12 comments | 4428 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district ponders parcel tax increase

With a chunk of the parcel tax received by the Menlo Park City School District due to disappear at the end of June 2017,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm | 54 comments | 4426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Time to reform Proposition 13

How ironic that Silicon Valley, the very center of innovation and creativity envied the world over, is saddled with California's...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 13, 2012 at 9:37 am | 50 comments | 4426 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents raise issues with Pope-Chaucer bridge project

Despite organizational difficulties and a gym with poor acoustics, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents clearly voiced their...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:31 am | 8 comments | 4425 Views
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