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PORTOLA VALLEY

To prevent crime, Portola Valley may change its residential design guidelines

Darkness at night has long been a Portola Valley treasure, but with the town experiencing a couple of high-profile and ruthless...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm | 8 comments | 2018 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obamacare vs shutdown

The negative impact of shutting down our national government is far greater than any negative impact which might result from...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Pitt, Cherie, on Mar 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm | 66 comments | 3312 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Woman's purse stolen from carport while her back was turned

Crime reports from West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/03/14/police-calls-womans-purse-stolen-from-carport-while-her-back-...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Tax paying resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm | 1 comment | 2566 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Carlos Airport Association head speaks out against curfew plan

The president of the San Carlos airport users group said the members doubt the legal validity of San Mateo County's proposed...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm | 57 comments | 3592 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park voters grapple with Donald Trump's election

Eighty-seven percent of Menlo Park's voters picked a candidate other than the country's president-elect, Donald Trump. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by clinton cnn=corruption, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm | 116 comments | 4648 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City awards $600K contract for Middle crossing

Somehow, this doesn't appear worthy of making news on Town Square: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/15/menlo-park-city-awards-600k-contract-for-middle-crossing/ Score...

Original post made by oldtimer on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 298 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council supports lawsuits challenging Trump's executive order

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to sign on to "friend of the court" brief supporting lawsuits...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Stats, on Mar 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 2669 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo Park: Woodside Bakery & Cafe reopens -- in Sharon Heights

The Woodside Bakery & Cafe -- the bakery element, anyway -- opened for business today (Thursday, Sept. 1) at the Sharon...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Woodside Bakery, on Mar 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm | 22 comments | 16224 Views

MENLO PARK

Report: How Stanford project may add to Menlo Park traffic woes

A draft environmental impact report on Stanford University's proposed 459,000-square-foot mixed-use development on El Camino...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 17 comments | 3101 Views

MENLO PARK

Malaysian restaurant opens in Menlo Park

Black Pepper, the second restaurant from a longtime Malaysian chef-owner in Milpitas, is now open at 1029 El Camino Real...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2854 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Advance notice of Barack Obama

Early in this decade, I attended a political function at the home of Rep. Anna Eshoo where the guest of honor was Sen. Barbara...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2008
Last comment by home, on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:25 am | 23 comments | 3559 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Race-based assault of nanny reported on Santa Cruz Avenue

A Hispanic woman in her 60s employed as a nanny was pushing a 7-month-old baby in a stroller on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 47 comments | 8111 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Recommendation for health care reform

I suggest Obama, Reid and Pelosi commission a one-page bill. It would simply amend the Medicare Act in two ways: to remove...

Original post made by Malcolm Dudley on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by TrumpCare, win or lose, is the road to Medicare for all, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:22 am | 41 comments | 3356 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hiding the true cost of the government schooling system

Historically, the cost per pupil reported by school districts did not include the cost of county and state agencies supporting...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:18 am | 7 comments | 510 Views

ATHERTON

Would it pay for Atherton to leave fire district?

Atherton is seeking a consultant to tell it, among other things, what it would cost the town to provide its own fire and...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:09 am | 32 comments | 2825 Views

AROUND TOWN

How drones might be used to respond to emergencies

It's been almost a year since the Menlo Park Fire Protection District received the authority from the Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 493 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park may sign contract for planning Middle Avenue bike/ped crossing

For people navigating Menlo Park by foot or bike, greater convenience may be one step closer to coming true. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 1212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: What's next for Menlo Park school district?

While voters in the Menlo Park City School District overwhelmingly approved a $360 parcel tax measure on March 7, the district's...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 14, 2017 at 4:55 pm | 4 comments | 1961 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton drafts angry letter over fire station study

Atherton has drafted a letter to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District complaining that its request to be involved in a...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 1741 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature: Former assemblyman says government should bring people together

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Thomas Paine, on Mar 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm | 1 comment | 2382 Views
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