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MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park may adopt 'Safe City' ordinance

The Menlo Park City Council will discuss again tonight (May 23) which policies it should adopt regarding how city staff...

Original post made on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by homeland security, 4 minutes ago | 28 comments | 978 Views

MENLO PARK

Affordable housing: County plans to spend $44 million over two years

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to spend more than a quarter of the $160 million from the Measure...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Cayo, 23 minutes ago | 3 comments | 900 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds approve $647M grant to electrify Caltrain

Caltrain's electrification project can move forward as the Federal Transit Administration plans to sign a $647 million grant...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Alan, 53 minutes ago | 16 comments | 1087 Views

ATHERTON

FedEx driver arrested in connection with Atherton, Menlo Park burglaries

A Hayward man and convicted felon, who worked as a FedEx driver on contract, was arrested by Menlo Park police May 23 in...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, 55 minutes ago | 1 comment | 394 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Village Bakery & Cafe plans July opening

If things go as expected, a new restaurant – The Village Bakery & Cafe – will open in Woodside at 3052 Woodside Road...

Original post made on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by Superbly, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 1346 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Deputy DA again facing state bar sanctions over alleged dishonesty

Melissa McKowan, a San Mateo County deputy district attorney and the subject of a March 2013 sanction by the state bar over...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 1503 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plea deal on charges after high-speed chase from Menlo Park to Belmont

A 19-year-old East Palo Alto man has pleaded no contest to two felonies -- assault with a metal object and evading the police...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Brian, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 364 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Vote yes on Atherton's Measure A to fund new civic center

Atherton's Measure A asks voters whether the town should supplement private donations and existing dedicated funds with available...

Original post made on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by Reframing, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 533 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook expected to lease eight-story Menlo Gateway office building

In addition to nearly a million square feet of office space the city of Menlo Park has authorized Facebook to build, the...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by really?, 22 hours ago | 20 comments | 3932 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

In wake of Trump: Locals take leadership role in campaigns to elect Democrats

The Republican Party has been riding high with its control over state governments, with Republican majorities in the legislatures...

Original post made on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by Lisa T, 23 hours ago | 6 comments | 351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama’s Medicare hypocrisy

Dick Morris wrote a great article on how Obama is throwing seniors under the Medicare Bus. Please refer to this article...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by THE LAST COMMENT, on May 23, 2017 at 9:07 am | 124 comments | 6576 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's Judy Sleeth receives Lifetime of Achievement Award

As a teacher, a docent and the founder of the nonprofit Art in Action, Judy Sleeth has inspired a love of art in thousands...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Beth, on May 22, 2017 at 4:14 pm | 3 comments | 721 Views

OTHER TOPICS

President Obama has had a tough week

This week will mark the 37th time House Republicans have tried to repeal Obamacare. If Republicans really wanted to do away...

Original post made by Potomac Fever on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by more than R W Reagan, on May 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm | 27 comments | 5854 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Business, community leader Duncan Matteson dies at 82

Duncan Matteson, a longtime Menlo Park resident and a leader in business, philanthropy and community service, died peacefully...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on May 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 2659 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Affordable housing: County wrestles with spending choices

As the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors looks at spending more on affordable housing, it has run into complications...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Joan, on May 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm | 14 comments | 1320 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spare the Air Alert Monday in the Bay Area

A Spare the Air alert for smog in the San Francisco Bay Area has been issued for Monday, officials with the Bay Area Air...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Bette, on May 22, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 632 Views

AROUND TOWN

Almanac wins six awards in statewide news contest

The Almanac staff won six statewide awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association contest, it was announced Saturday....

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by calypso41, on May 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments | 1153 Views

OTHER TOPICS

In Trump's wake: Locals take leadership role in campaigns to elect Democrats

The Republican party controls 33 state legislatures, dominance that did not happen overnight or by accident, but the election...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by NOT as nasty, on May 22, 2017 at 10:28 am | 28 comments | 2149 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook proposes changes to its Menlo Park expansion project

Facebook wants permission from Menlo Park to make changes to its expansion project at 301-309 Constitution Drive, which the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Joe, on May 22, 2017 at 7:44 am | 9 comments | 2299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saturday: Time to register for AYSO in Menlo Park, Atherton

Signups for AYSO fall 2017 soccer in Menlo Park and Atherton are on Saturday, May 20, at the Hillview Middle School Library. Read...

Original post made on May. 20, 2017
Last comment by Daniel Fughs, on May 20, 2017 at 11:17 pm | 1 comment | 511 Views
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