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Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse downtown plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2014 at 11:54 am | 263 comments | 13885 Views


Did Menlo Park fire district chief put TV show ahead of accident response?

There is little or no disagreement from Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman on the facts in an...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 228 comments | 10468 Views


Unions sue Menlo Park over pension initiative

Two labor unions filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court on Sept. 15, challenging the legality of Measure L, the...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | 198 comments | 7768 Views


Menlo council set to impose two-tier pension system

As the bureaucratic gears start turning to verify a citizen-led "pension reform" ballot initiative, Menlo Park's City Council...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | 196 comments | 14393 Views


Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 188 comments | 9566 Views


Menlo voters defeat Measure M

Measure M, the resident-sponsored initiative to change the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, has been the center of...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 159 comments | 7939 Views


County will look into San Carlos Airport noise problems

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has created a subcommittee to look at noise and other problems caused by the steadily...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Oct 7, 2015 at 10:25 pm | 157 comments | 3749 Views


Pounding the pavement for pension reform

Lenny Ayyangar walks door-to-door in her Sharon Heights neighborhood, collecting signatures for an initiative drive aimed...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 153 comments | 45764 Views


Scientist sees dire climate-change impacts

If worldwide carbon emissions continue at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Frosty the Snowman, on May 2, 2012 at 8:58 am | 141 comments | 18031 Views


Stanford-Arrillaga project: Boon or doom?

What's worse than a string of empty car lots? Eight acres of mixed-use office space, retail and apartments, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm | 129 comments | 261531 Views


Fergusson resigns as Menlo mayor; revote delayed

Council member Kelly Fergusson has resigned as the mayor of Menlo Park as a consequence of Brown Act violations she committed...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 128 comments | 6582 Views


City to oppose pension-initiative lawsuit

Menlo Park's city attorney will file an opposing argument to the legal challenge by two public employee unions of the citizen-driven...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 121 comments | 10048 Views


The Downtown Plan is a Fiasco Financially; Measure M Will Help

Critics of Menlo Park's Measure M are able to find fault with it because it has taken on a near-impossible task: repairing...

Original post made by Chuck Bernstein on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm | 120 comments | 2544 Views


Guest opinion on Louise Street dispute: Don't destroy our neighborhood

On July 16 the City Council will vote on an issue that raises fundamental questions about the nature of our community, and...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 27, 2013 at 12:37 am | 115 comments | 6682 Views


Measure L headed for second court challenge

Even though Menlo Park's pension reform initiative was approved by 72 percent of the voters, opponents of the measure said...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 114 comments | 9566 Views


ClimateGate ---

The following message from respected scientists should be noted here in our local paper. It is time to reassess climate change...

Original post made by old timer on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 113 comments | 6673 Views


Menlo Park: Consultant's proposal was rejected

A consultant's proposal that Menlo Park take a proactive role in swaying public opinion with regard to the specific plan...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Nov 5, 2014 at 1:53 pm | 110 comments | 4374 Views


Update: Menlo council forms subcommittee to guide Stanford project on El Camino

After a discussion that started on Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday morning, the Menlo Park City Council decided...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Apr 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm | 107 comments | 11950 Views


Council members express 'grave concern' to David Bohannon over focus groups

Two members of Menlo Park's City Council met with land developer David Bohannon Tuesday to express their "grave concern"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 106 comments | 5465 Views


Menlo Park school district picks Maurice Ghysels as superintendent

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Interested Party, on May 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm | 104 comments | 10950 Views
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Mademoiselle Colette, now open in downtown Menlo Park
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The Big Four - Part one
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