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Being Bohannon: One of Menlo Park's biggest names talks about his new hotel, his family history, and why developers aren't all that bad

Original post made on Jun 17, 2007

Sitting at the end of a 15-foot-long conference table in his San Mateo office, David Bohannon reads the headline of a newspaper article and can't stop laughing.

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Posted by JESSE FIFITA
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jun 17, 2007 at 8:24 pm

I JUST REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU MR.BOHANNON FOR DONATING THAT MONEY TO HELP WITH MY SURGERY. MY PARENTS ARE EXTREMELY THANKFUL FOR YOUR ACTIONS. I MYSELF THANK THE LORD FOR ALL YOUR GOOD DOINGS. IT MEANS ALOT TO ME FOR WHAT YOU DID. AND DONT WORRY MR. BOHANNON YOUR DONATION WONT GO TO WASTE. IM A BEAVER NOW... NOW I HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE WHAT IM GOING TO BE NEXT...HOPEFULLY A 49ER OR A RAIDER... BUT THANKS A MILLION AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY... I WONT FOR GET YOU...


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Posted by Dustin
a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I live in San Lorenzo, California where the Bohannon Organization owns land that has not be developed for over 20+ years... Way to go Bohannon Org...... wonderful job.


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Posted by Marleys Smith
a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I don't understand Mr. Bohannon's philosophy. While he develops land in Menlo Park, he totally ignores his property in San Lorenzo where his Grandfather got his start. I find it interesting also that in his History, he doesn't even mention San Lorenzo. His grandfather developed a wonderful little Village across the Bay from Menlo Park in the 40's and 50's. Tract housing, the first of it's kind. He has allowed this property deteriorate shamefully.


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Posted by Member
a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I read some of the history regarding the elder David D. Bohannon, and he did not get his start in San Lorenzo but in the Belle Haven City in the late '20s and '30s. San Lorenzo was the first tract housing of its kind, and is still a great place to live except we do need more businesses. But, it seems the Bohannon ties to Menlo Park go deep, considering that the Bohannons settled in that area and continue to develop in that area. San Lorenzo Village can't sustain the type of industrial buildings that Menlo Park has, mainly because of the ordinances in place (i.e. - no buildings higher than 2 stories). Still, hopefully San Lorenzo can get some kind of businesses in the area where the Mervyn's moved out, because that was such a great hub for shopping.


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