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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's first recycled water system to keep golf course green

A project by West Bay Sanitary District to build the first recycled water system in Menlo Park could enable the district...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:21 pm | 5 comments | 2132 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Night construction, highway closures at Willow/101 project

People who live near the Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange should prepare for noisy nights as demolition work continues overnight...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by mike, on Jan 7, 2018 at 9:28 pm | 4 comments | 2335 Views

MENLO PARK

Year in review - schools: tax measures, declining enrollment

There was much going on in local elementary school districts in 2017: parcel taxes passed, school board members resigned...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 7, 2018 at 1:11 pm | 5 comments | 1598 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City already reaching downtown development limits

It took five years for Menlo Park to come up with the plan to rezone downtown -- about as long as it has taken a stream of...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by James, on Jan 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm | 15 comments | 2807 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Grade separation is a golden opportunity for Menlo Park

Imagine yourself in an awful predicament when an unavoidable future event will have a large negative impact on you and many...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Jym Clendenin, on Jan 5, 2018 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 421 Views

ATHERTON

Cary Wiest is Atherton's new mayor

Veteran council member Cary Wiest will serve his second term as Atherton's mayor for the coming year, with Bill Widmer serving...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 4, 2018 at 5:33 pm | 19 comments | 1495 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Bay quake felt on the Peninsula

An earthquake that struck the East Bay and jolted many Peninsula residents awake early this morning had a magnitude of 4.4,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 4, 2018 at 5:04 pm | 3 comments | 1118 Views

MENLO PARK

Project to build replica of Menlo Park gates proceeds

Following the deaths of not one, but two project chairmen in the past year, an initiative by the Menlo Park Historical Association...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Jym Clendenin, on Jan 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm | 2 comments | 132 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Three arrested on robbery charges Saturday at Safeway

Menlo Park police called to the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, arrested...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by Brian, on Jan 4, 2018 at 8:28 am | 3 comments | 2156 Views

AROUND TOWN

New shuttle service takes you to county parks

In an attempt to encourage more people to enjoy the great outdoors and leave their cars behind, San Mateo County Parks Department...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by egsn, on Jan 3, 2018 at 11:06 pm | 1 comment | 2856 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New book explores origins of street names in Menlo Park

In January 2017, Jim Lewis, the incoming president of the Menlo Park Historical Association, said he wanted to uncover the...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by Jes' Sayin', on Jan 3, 2018 at 11:34 am | 5 comments | 2696 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council still working to save civic center trees

There are 85 heritage trees on the site where Atherton plans to build its new civic center, and although the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2018
Last comment by Dunno about that, on Jan 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 844 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside's top topics: larger homes, traffic jams, free speech

Depending on your point of view, the year 2017 in Woodside was arguably good in terms of property rights and arguably bad...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by PV Res, on Jan 1, 2018 at 6:11 pm | 3 comments | 1423 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Aaron, on Dec 31, 2017 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 1562 Views

ATHERTON

Year in review: A year of wins and losses for Atherton

Atherton moved ahead with its plans for a new civic center in 2017, receiving voter approval for public financing for the...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2017
Last comment by Another big loss, on Dec 31, 2017 at 8:20 am | 1 comment | 180 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man arrested in connection with robbery, assault at party

An East Palo Alto man is in jail after being arrested by officers of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2941 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituary: Eric Reed, local boy who did well for himself and others

Eric Laurence Reed grew up in Portola Valley, graduated from local schools and came to public service somewhat late in his...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Loverine Taylor , on Dec 30, 2017 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 2468 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Improving communication is priority

The duty of the online monitoring of PV Forum and engaging Portola Valley Town Hall with the public has occasionally been...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Dec 30, 2017 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 929 Views

MENLO PARK

Year in review: Development, traffic top Menlo Park agenda

For people in Menlo Park, the past 12 months have likely involved, in one way or another, watching new buildings take shape,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Rightsizing, on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 1462 Views

MENLO PARK

Project to rebuild Menlo Park gates moving ahead

Following the deaths of not one, but two project chairmen in the past year, an initiative by the Menlo Park Historical Association...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Yes Bird, on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:38 am | 7 comments | 3794 Views
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