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Judge sides with Menlo Park, Atherton over flaws in high-speed rail review; could delay project

Opponents of a plan to send high-speed trains shooting down the Peninsula's Caltrain corridor -- including the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 7, 2009 at 1:51 pm | 22 comments | 2610 Views


Police videotape crowd at rail meeting

Tipped off by blogs that there would be a big crowd at the Aug. 26 high-speed rail meeting, a Menlo Park police officer videotaped...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by Roxie, on Sep 6, 2009 at 6:18 pm | 22 comments | 2551 Views


Passionate boos, cheers mark Eshoo meeting

A vocal crowd of nearly 1,000 people turned out Wednesday night for a town hall meeting with Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Ethan, on Sep 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 22 comments | 2465 Views


Reconsiderations, accusations, recriminations, insinuations ... just another council meeting

In a Menlo Park City Council term that has enjoyed its share of strange, puzzling, and temperamental behavior by council...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm | 22 comments | 6522 Views


Is Menlo Park's downtown plan doomed to failure?

This was posted in the Menlo Park City Council e-mail log. Couperus <> | Sat, Nov 21, 2009...

Original post made by News Guy on Nov. 22, 2009
Last comment by get modern, on Dec 1, 2009 at 5:11 pm | 22 comments | 3028 Views


Bohannon agrees to public benefits, emission reductions for huge office/hotel project

Menlo Park and the Bohannon Development Co. have concluded preliminary negotiations over a proposal for a massive office/hotel...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by reality bites, on Apr 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm | 22 comments | 2484 Views


Like it or not, costs for services are rising

As Menlo Park residents struggle to cope with the effects of the economic recession, fees for basic and not-so-basic city...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardina, on Apr 7, 2010 at 11:24 pm | 22 comments | 2078 Views


Time to kill off the Downtown visioning process

A letter urging Council to rethink the visioning process was suggested. This downtown visioning process needs much more...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by Was it "Political" - NO, on Jun 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm | 22 comments | 4263 Views


Gateway ballot measure argument criticized

Menlo Park City Council candidate Chuck Bernstein inspired a look at how ballot measure arguments get written last week when...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Paul Collacchi, on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:34 am | 22 comments | 2495 Views


Menlo Park smoking ban: it's coming back

For all those holding their breath until Menlo Park's newest smoking ban gets approved, the wait may be almost over. The...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by Steve C, on Sep 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm | 22 comments | 2294 Views


Menlo Park mayor addresses state of city

Drawing a larger crowd than attends most City Council meetings, Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline delivered his state of the city...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Outside Looking In, on Sep 28, 2010 at 11:54 pm | 22 comments | 2543 Views


Fergusson ponders whether to ask for D.C. trip reimbursement

It was past bedtime even for night owls by the time the Menlo Park City Council got to the staff reports section of the March...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Michael, on Mar 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm | 22 comments | 2462 Views


Tap well water to irrigate golf course?

The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club would like to keep its greens well-watered; Menlo Park would like to help, it seems....

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 1, 2011 at 7:16 am | 22 comments | 3659 Views


Menlo council says no to Louise Street driveway

Louise Street resident Michael Schwarz said his neighbors were determined to stop developer Sam Sinnott from building a driveway...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Santa Cruz Ave Resident, on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm | 22 comments | 4466 Views


Menlo Park commissioners 'favorably disposed' toward specific plan's height, density allowances

The Menlo Park Planning Commission signaled its confidence in the provisions of the city's new downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by City, not Village of MP, on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 22 comments | 4105 Views


Menlo Park: Couple walking dog killed by alleged drunken driver

Two people walking a dog were struck from behind and killed by a suspected drunken driver in Menlo Park on Thursday night,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Drive Unimpaired, on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm | 22 comments | 21641 Views


Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 22 comments | 8773 Views


Menlo Park: Home design doesn't fit neighborhood, commission decides

The architect of a two-story 3,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home on Middle Avenue was sent back to the drawing board...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by For guidelines, on Jan 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 22 comments | 17768 Views


District attorney: No charge in crash that hurt 6-year-old twins on Menlo Park sidewalk

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by what de ...., on Jan 26, 2014 at 5:56 pm | 22 comments | 12068 Views


As traffic increases, concerns grow about student safety

As local schools struggle to accommodate larger numbers of students than their campuses were designed for, roadways around...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Feb 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 22 comments | 14090 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
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Mueller and Taylor for Menlo Park Council
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Response to Arguments Against Measure B
By Steve Levy | 12 comments | 818 views

Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 679 views