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AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Menlo Park district fire board may appoint new member

The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is scheduled to appoint a new director on Tuesday night, to fill the...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Brian, 1 hour ago | 14 comments | 868 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council may reconsider West Menlo annexation in January

Residents of West Menlo Park who have petitioned to join Menlo Park will have to wait at least until January to see if their...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Ann Latta, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 1167 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council splinters on grade separations

The Menlo Park City Council's answer to the nearly $400 million question: "One grade separation, or three, at Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, 1 hour ago | 64 comments | 3832 Views

AROUND TOWN

Could the North Bay inferno happen here?

An aerial video of the suburban Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa shows block after block after block of parcels that...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Santa Rosa survivor, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 437 Views

MENLO PARK

State of the city? Things are good, Menlo Park mayor says

Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith presented an upbeat take on where things stand in Menlo Park during her "State of the City"...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Bob, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 413 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Curtis Street park trial failed; city needs to figure out why

In September the Menlo Park City Council abruptly terminated its three-year, downtown pocket park experiment after the temporary...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Bob, 2 hours ago | 12 comments | 411 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Mayor commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Menlo Park's Mayor Kirsten Keith has signed, and the council approved, a "Mayors for 100% Clean Energy" initiative, which...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by fran rametta, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 1740 Views

MENLO PARK

Critics question wisdom of rebuilding Menlo Park's main library

A plan to accept a multi-million-dollar gift from developer John Arrillaga to rebuild the Menlo Park main library has its...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Libraries., 9 hours ago | 22 comments | 2212 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook's new plans win Planning Commission OK

A debate over the aesthetics of a proposed 8-story parking garage dominated the Menlo Park Planning Commission's discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by whatever, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 633 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: City needs to accept gift, move forward with plans to build two new libraries

Menlo Park has been presented with a tremendous opportunity to create two 21st century libraries: a new main library in the...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Nikki Sokol, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 530 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: City needs to accept gift, move forward with plans to build two new libraries

Menlo Park has been presented with a tremendous opportunity to create two 21st century libraries: a new main library in the...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Elaine Cummings, 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 96 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Bonus approved, 5 percent raise considered for city manager

The Menlo Park City Council approved a $6,654 bonus for City Manager Alex McIntyre, 3 percent of his salary, on Oct. 10,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Clare, 16 hours ago | 3 comments | 455 Views

WOODSIDE

Struggles over leadership at Woodside church

There's turmoil at the Woodside Village Church. Interim Pastor Ama Zenya, presiding since March 2015, is both loved and under...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Elizabeth Dressel, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 104 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Health care district addresses legality of election system

The threat of a lawsuit over how candidates are elected to the board of the Sequoia Healthcare District may create a more...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by busylady, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 1052 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Firefighters douse structure fire in Menlo Oaks neighborhood

Firefighters needed about 12 minutes to control a fire that burned a shed, a fence and vegetation early on Sunday morning...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Wong, on Oct 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm | 2 comments | 1473 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs hikes in pay, benefits for city employees

The Menlo Park City Council has unanimously approved spending more than $1.9 million for pay and benefit increases for 192...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2017
Last comment by Just the facts, on Oct 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm | 2 comments | 804 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council could approve major spending for library system

Menlo Park staff are greasing the usual bureaucratic stops to take advantage of local billionaire John Arrillaga's offer...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by library , on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:11 am | 10 comments | 1408 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Loud and late music in Atherton

Doesn't Atherton have any noise regulations? It's 11:45pm Saturday night and I can still hear with windows closed the very...

Original post made by whatever on Oct. 14, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school district open to new funding plan

Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Gloria Hernandez-Goff announced Oct. 5 that she plans to re-enter conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 11 comments | 1839 Views

AROUND TOWN

For the love of horses

What is it about the horse that intrigues us, captivates the eye, fires the imagination? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/10/11/for-the-love-o...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Rebekah, on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:03 pm | 1 comment | 120 Views
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