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What kind of a committee is Save Menlo this week?

Save Menlo was originally established as a General Purpose Committee. Then on Oct 1, 2014 they filed an FPPC report stating...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 25, 2014
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Measure M supporters have now resorted to stealing other people's names

Measure M supporters have now resorted to stealing other people's names (The original post on this topic made by Peter Carpenter,...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 65 Views

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Sheriff Munks Bans Half Moon Bay Reporter From Covering an Event

What a disgrace. Same old, same old. The reporter suggests that Munks didn't want him attending the meeting because of his...

Original post made by Here we go again on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 192 Views

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Five indicted in bid-rigging scheme at foreclosure auctions

Five real estate investors accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auctions in San Francisco and San Mateo counties have...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 19 hours ago | 8 comments | 865 Views

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Does Measure M freeze ALL the parcels in the Specific Plan area?

A new question has arisen regarding the unknown/unintended consequences of Measure M. Section 3.1 of Measure M states...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 96 Views

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Did the drafter of Measure M even read the Specific Plan?

We now know that Measure M was not written by Mike Lanza and Patti Fry but by a Davis California environmental lawyer Keith...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 24, 2014
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County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sandy, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 12 comments | 1221 Views

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Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park

Renowned chef Bradley Ogden's much-anticipated Bradley's Fine Diner, or BFD, is officially opening in Menlo Park the first...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Zorba, on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 650 Views

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Letter: Plan allows huge tax reduction for Stanford

It does not seem to be widely understood, but the 8.4 acres of land along El Camino that Stanford owns and which is part...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm | 24 comments | 437 Views

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Voter Guide: Incumbent faces challenger for open space district seat

A newcomer aiming for his first public office is running against a 14-year-veteran for a seat on the board of the Mid-Peninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Oct 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 5 comments | 1123 Views

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Invitation to Measure M supporters to engage in an open dialogue

The voters of Menlo Park deserve to be fully informed regarding Measure M. Pick any one of the following issues: 1 -...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Oct 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm | 9 comments | 373 Views

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Measure M supporters do not understand Measure M

In Friday’s Daily Post Vince Bressler claims that “Measure M limits the amount of new office space that can be built downtown...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 17, 2014
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Children's Music Concert

The Alphabet Rockers will be performing as part of the San Mateo County Library Tricycle Fest, at Atherton Library on Saturday,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Oct. 16, 2014
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An example of why poorly worded zoning changes can backfire

Imagine that there are 5 two acre adjacent parcels in a zone that has a FAR of 1.0 and set backs of 30 ft. and there is a...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 13, 2014
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Measure M is an attack on representative government and civic involvement

Measure M would destroy the ability of the elected City Council to negotiate better projects for the benefit of the entire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 11, 2014
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College district puts $388 million bond measure on November ballot

The San Mateo County Community College District is going back to voters and asking them to approve a large bond measure for...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Maxine Terner, on Oct 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 13 comments | 1879 Views

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Another chance to discuss airplane noise

Surf Air, the small commuter airline that began flying in and out of the San Carlos Airport in June 2013, has received more...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Oct 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm | 43 comments | 2671 Views

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The Post releases their election op ed

For those of you who love local politics, "The Post" has released their op -ed about the Menlo Elections and measure M. ...

Original post made by Scott on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Oct 8, 2014 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 219 Views

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Menlo Park Planning Commission looks at medical office cap

The council's recommendation to cap medical office space within the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan area at 33,000...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Planning Commissioner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm | 20 comments | 1470 Views

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A Tale of Two Web Sites - and a flagrant violation of the law

Here is the No on Menlo web site: http://menloparkdeservesbetter.nationbuilder.com Note the posting of the "Paid for...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 7, 2014
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