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Menlo Park: Tree protest ends peacefully; tree is cut down

A man chained himself to an Italian stone pine tree in Fremont Park early Tuesday morning, but the protest came to a peaceful...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by tammygee, on Sep 19, 2014 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 3459 Views


Parents, I Almost Ran Your Children Down

When I was in the Allied Arts neighborhood the other day, I almost mowed down two young cyclists who looked like brothers....

Original post made by Hmmm on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 28, 2014 at 6:58 pm | 2 comments | 862 Views


No 3rd Term for Rich Cline

When I read Cline's statements to the Almanac yesterday, I was shocked. (they are copied below) I voted and supported...

Original post made by former_Cline_supporter on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 3, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 2 comments | 758 Views


Sweep nets 207 traffic citations, including 93 in Menlo Park

Twenty-two officers made more than 240 traffic stops locally on Wednesday and issued 207 citations, as part of a "saturation"...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Oct 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 749 Views


Tech changes fuel new Project Read strategies

Guest article: Literacy education at Project Read-Menlo Park is evolving as quickly as the sweeping technology changes in...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 2 comments | 1773 Views


What M Does

WHAT M DOES Places reasonable limits on offices 100,000 sq. feet per Project Mirrors the Plan’s Environmental...

Original post made by Beth Martin on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 31, 2014 at 1:34 pm | 2 comments | 847 Views


Chain-saw sculptor at work

Taken down in September after reports that it was leaning precariously, the huge pine tree in Fremont Park at the corner...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Nov 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 2708 Views


Menlo Park: Deadly assault suspect skips court hearing

A bench warrant was issued after a 66-year-old man accused of backing a pickup truck into a Menlo Park police officer didn't...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 2881 Views


Full investigation of role of City Staff regarding Specific Plan and Measure M needed NOW

The recent articles and communications regarding possible bias of the City Staff and spending of public funds to hire Malcom...

Original post made by We need answers on Nov. 9, 2014
Last comment by No more blight, on Nov 9, 2014 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 852 Views


Ride-along on 'saturation' traffic enforcement day

In enforcing traffic laws out on the streets, officers on motorcycles have advantages, police say. They have a higher seat...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Tanya, on Nov 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 2587 Views


VA leases Menlo Park land to developer for housing

The Department of Veteran Affairs has made a long-term agreement with Willow Housing L.P. to lease just under two acres of...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Max, on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 2999 Views


Ex-Menlo Park worker pleads no contest to misdemeanor embezzlement

A man who worked at the front desk of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park has pleaded no contest to one...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Agnes Brydges, on Dec 6, 2014 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 2687 Views


School board eyes Menlo Park site for new high school

The Sequoia Union High School District is eyeing a property at 150 Jefferson Drive in east Menlo Park for one of two new...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by MENLO, on Dec 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments | 3784 Views


Menlo Park council approves new police contract

With little comment, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-1 on Dec. 16 to approve a new employment contract with the Police...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by tired of same old same old, on Dec 27, 2014 at 9:17 pm | 2 comments | 3706 Views


Officers back at work before shooting review is finished

Although the district attorney's review of the Nov. 11 fatal shooting of a burglary suspect is not yet complete, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Dec 28, 2014 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 1725 Views


Police calls: Thief makes off with electric wheelchair

Thieves purloined a wheelchair, greeting cards and a customized clock in this week's crime reports for Menlo Park and Atherton. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 30, 2014 at 8:07 pm | 2 comments | 3507 Views


Caltrain electrification: Menlo Park, Atherton examine litigation options

Now that the final environmental impact report for Caltrain's plan to electrify its rail service between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jan 29, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 5617 Views


Police calls: Bank customer allegedly threatens Woodside teller

Crime and accident reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Sharon Heights, on Feb 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm | 2 comments | 3161 Views


Aggressive Parking Enforcement

Have you received a Menlo Park - downtown overtime parking citation this year? It seems like the city has doubled its efforts...

Original post made by Ex-Downtown Shopper on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Shopper, on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 2 comments | 881 Views


Meeting on Caltrain/Ravenswood Interchange

Like many residents, I found the horrible accident this past Monday at the Caltrain Intersection at Ravenswood, and the tragic...

Original post made by Councilmember Ray Mueller on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by better ideas, on Feb 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 1611 Views
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