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MENLO PARK

Fire board president Peter Ohtaki takes out papers for Menlo Park City Council race

Peter I. Ohtaki, a member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board since 2007 and its current president, took out...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Jul 30, 2010 at 5:31 am | 51 comments | 5819 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Community examines rail-crossing hazards

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Mar 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm | 33 comments | 5807 Views

SPORTS

Bike racer John Tarlton has crossed the Mississippi River

As of about 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, John Tarlton, a Menlo Park businessman who left Oceanside on June 10 in a time-trial-like...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 5806 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Gas main breaks on University Drive

Police and firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District are at the scene of a gas-main break in the 1300 block...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 11 comments | 5805 Views

AROUND TOWN

Double Standard on Misoginist Attacks

Rush Limbaugh was correctly chastized for his misogynistic comments regarding Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law sudent, who...

Original post made by Double Standard on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by Haywood, on Apr 24, 2012 at 11:19 am | 83 comments | 5805 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook buys 56 acres near its Menlo Park headquarters

Facebook has acquired another huge property near its main campus at Willow Road and Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Stats, on Feb 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm | 15 comments | 5802 Views

FICTION

Letter: Gateway should watch out for rising tides

If the Menlo Gateway project is built, it will be submerged under water when global warming causes sea and Bay levels to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm | 13 comments | 5800 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cyclist responds to Portola Valley resident's Dec 6 letter

As a Portola Valley resident (Cherokee Way) and avid cyclist, I’d like to respond to Nancy Baglietto’s letter in the...

Original post made by Lloyd Chambers on Dec. 6, 2006
Last comment by Rae Taylor, on Sep 29, 2007 at 6:09 am | 15 comments | 5799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia school board: Thomsen, Sarver win

Chris Thomsen and Alan Sarver won the election Tuesday for two seats on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District....

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Bushie lover, on Nov 9, 2009 at 6:03 pm | 23 comments | 5797 Views

MOVIES

Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by old timer, on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 9 comments | 5794 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should adults permit supervised underage drinking?

There have been a number of Forum threads that resulted from a recent incident in Menlo Park involving underage drinking...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 3, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm | 84 comments | 5786 Views

MENLO PARK

Group hopes to jumpstart 'revitalization' of downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park is notorious for conducting endless studies of the same issues: Traffic. Downtown parking. Traffic. Downtown vibrancy....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 5769 Views

AROUND TOWN

Learning science, math and more in school garden

There's a lot more growing in the garden at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley than plants. The school garden has, for...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 5766 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Milica Boghunovich, on Dec 16, 2015 at 9:10 am | 18 comments | 5762 Views

MENLO PARK

Destinations: Magical island

Our goal was to see the sun rise behind the row of 15 massive stone busts at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, but as we jolted...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Kathy, on Apr 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 5759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Movie review: 'Gravity'

Life is one hell of a ride, as George Clooney's character puts it. So is "Gravity." -- ==I Peter Canavese== Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Connie, on Oct 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 3 comments | 5757 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District and MTK Communications

In September of 2009, the Sequoia Healthcare District entered into a $4,200/month contract with MTK Communications, a.k.a....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 13 comments | 5745 Views

MOVIES

Locked-in mind becomes a butterfly

This is always my favorite time of year for movies -- when most of the best are let out of the gate to contend for an Oscar...

Original post made by MovieGoer on Jan. 1, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 5743 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax ballots due next Tuesday

Voters planning to mail in their ballots for the Menlo Park City School District or the Portola Valley School District parcel...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on May 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm | 63 comments | 5742 Views

MENLO PARK

No punitive damages in lawsuit over crash that hurt 6-year-old twins on Menlo Park sidewalk

A judge has denied a second request to include punitive damages in a lawsuit filed against an elderly driver who crashed...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:41 pm | 7 comments | 5738 Views
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