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AROUND TOWN

SMC Elected Officials Please don't Recognize Carlos G. Bolanos as Sheriff.

The reason I am asking this is simple. The appointment of Carlos G. Bolanos was NOT on the agenda of the Board of Supervisors...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 23, 2016 at 12:54 pm | 2 comments | 221 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City receives plans for 16-bed boarding house

A three-story, 16-bedroom boarding house on Willow Road could be in Menlo Park's future, according to a proposal recently...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Aug 23, 2016 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 3185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Taking county to court over aircraft noise

A small claims court judge has awarded $1,000 in damages to a resident who lives directly under the flight path of Surf Air...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by Kerry , on Aug 23, 2016 at 6:44 am | 21 comments | 4225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury: Caltrans 90% responsible for Atherton crosswalk fatality

A jury has found the California Department of Transportation 90 percent responsible for the 2010 death of a 62-year-old man...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Atherton Resident, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:22 pm | 10 comments | 7568 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park woman describes Airbnb nightmare

Menlo Park homeowner Sharon Marzouk made headlines recently when she came home from extended travel to be greeted with what...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Aug 22, 2016 at 7:51 pm | 16 comments | 2906 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Office-housing project approved

Plans to build 17,000-square-feet of offices and 17 for-rent housing units at 650 and 660 Live Oak Ave. in Menlo Park were...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Great, on Aug 22, 2016 at 5:06 pm | 6 comments | 4452 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: SRI International spins off new business to automate fruit picking

In as soon as two years, robots, not people, could be picking apples in orchards. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/08/22/harvesting-apples-by-robot...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:43 pm | 4 comments | 3571 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Kepler's hosts forum Thursday on housing crisis

Kepler's Books in Menlo Park will host a forum Thursday, Aug. 18, on the housing crisis -- how high and rapidly rising housing...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Christin, on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:22 pm | 7 comments | 2042 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: New El Camino stoplight is on

Atherton's pedestrian-activated stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue was turned on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Louise68, on Aug 20, 2016 at 5:17 pm | 3 comments | 960 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Firefighters quickly control grass fire

Firefighters quickly contained a grass fire on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 7) on Grandview Drive in Woodside. A tree in a backyard...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm | 3 comments | 1951 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trump attacks Gold Star family and American hero, accepts Purple Heart: "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier."

Donald "5 Deferment" Trump, while a young 3-sport athlete, claims bone spurs to stay out of Vietnam. A lot of kids got...

Original post made by @cedar - FACTS WITH LINKS on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by a Two-Fer, on Aug 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm | 8 comments | 234 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County sales tax measure will be on November ballot

A measure to extend an existing San Mateo County half-cent sales tax by 20 years will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm | 15 comments | 2080 Views

AROUND TOWN

CIty Drones

City employee Derek Schweigart's report presented to the Council in favor of allowing drones at Bayfront park is amateurish...

Original post made by FAA on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Bizarro World, on Aug 20, 2016 at 11:53 am | 1 comment | 125 Views

MENLO PARK

Trump aide Manafort implicated in pro-Russian protests against US troops

Pelting US Marines with rocks? Trump's personal judgement is so flawed - just this example disqualifies him from even running...

Original post made by Conservative American Home on Aug. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 72 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Overflow parking at Windy Hill; Town Council seeks solutions

Portola Valley's Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a popular place, perhaps more popular than people had in mind when they...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm | 6 comments | 1181 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Two Challengers and one Incumbent face-off in Peninsula Healthcare District Election

Steve Duncan, at my suggestion, filed as a candidate for the Peninsula Healthcare District Board of Directors. Frank Pagliaro...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Aug 19, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 110 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Jury rejects negligence claim in I-280 accident involving car, horse

After a 14-day trial in San Mateo County Superior Court, a 12-person jury denied damages to a Menlo Park physician who had...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 19, 2016 at 1:37 pm | 8 comments | 2290 Views

OTHER TOPICS

who is the uglier American, Ryan Lochte or Paul Manafort

Who is the uglier American, Olympic bad-boy Ryan Lochte or alleged Russian spy Paul Manafort?...

Original post made by parent on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 131 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Belle Haven's Cecilia Taylor to challenge council incumbents

Days before the deadline to declare candidacy for the Menlo Park City Council election in November, Belle Haven resident...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:55 pm | 5 comments | 1799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposal aims to narrow the wide gap in educational equity at local schools

Although Willow Oaks School and the Laurel School Upper Campus are both public elementary schools located just blocks apart...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Aug 18, 2016 at 7:57 am | 2 comments | 227 Views
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