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ATHERTON

Atherton employees offer concessions to save their jobs

The union representing 13 Atherton employees who were given pink slips May 31 will meet with town representatives on June...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm | 53 comments | 5112 Views

MENLO PARK

Four of five Menlo council members skipped ethics training

Of the five Menlo Park City Council members who served from 2004 to 2010, only one obeyed state law by attending an ethics...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by coastside resident, on Jan 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 52 comments | 21008 Views

MENLO PARK

Should Kelly Fergusson have gone to DC

Anyone reading the California Fair Political Practice Act would have to conclud that Council Woman Kelly Fergusson violated...

Original post made by henry on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Kelly Fergusson, on May 21, 2014 at 10:19 am | 52 comments | 4838 Views

MENLO PARK

Audio recordings could tell what happened at party

Evidence that may be hard to refute could answer questions about whether there was misconduct by police in their response...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm | 52 comments | 2618 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district disputes Facebook EIR

Lessons learned from the draft environmental impact report for Facebook's upcoming campus development: (1) 9,400 employees...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm | 52 comments | 6922 Views

MENLO PARK

School district paints bleak picture without new parcel tax

Since two parcel taxes failed to pass in a May election, the Menlo Park City School District has been pondering how to balance...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Brown Eyed Girl, on Oct 22, 2016 at 10:29 am | 52 comments | 5915 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district posts answers to budget questions

The Menlo Park City School District has posted a feature on its website that aims to answer frequently asked questions about...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:06 am | 52 comments | 3389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District raises concerns about school site

Officials from the Sequoia Union High School District are criticizing the efforts of Everest Public High School to set up...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by concerned parent, on Jun 28, 2009 at 7:40 pm | 52 comments | 5508 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter schools big issue in school board race

The candidates for the contentious race for two seats on the high school district board race show potential to reshape the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:04 am | 52 comments | 7112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Voters would easily approve $294 million bond measure for high schools

Voters in the Sequoia high school district would likely approve a bond measure to rebuild campuses, including Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gravy Train, on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:53 am | 52 comments | 9517 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: Menlo Park school district seeks public comment on financial issues

Meetings meant to get public input on how the Menlo Park City School District should balance its budget will continue on...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2016
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Oct 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm | 52 comments | 3911 Views

AROUND TOWN

Candidate for sheriff in June election arrested in Alameda County last night

Juan Lopez, a deputy in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and a candidate for sheriff in the June 2014 election, was...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 52 comments | 7633 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trump's FINAL insult to America, the GOP, our military and our fallen heroes

Most. Despicable. Politician. Ever. Khizr and Ghazala Khan told America of their patriotism and love of America, and...

Original post made by Beyond the Pale on Jul. 30, 2016
Last comment by FYI, on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm | 52 comments | 858 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Reyering to resign from board, accuses town of unmerited ethics investigation

A member of the Woodside Architecture and Site Review Board said Thursday (Jan. 26) that she plans to resign from the board...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by ASRB Victim, on Jan 31, 2017 at 2:56 pm | 52 comments | 4766 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council won't ban July Fourth pig scramble

The rhetoric was plentiful but one-sided at the Woodside Town Council meeting on Tuesday (March 28) as the public weighed...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Grey Seal, on Apr 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm | 52 comments | 3589 Views

MENLO PARK

Neighbors appeal Oak Knoll School permit

Plans for construction on the campus of Oak Knoll elementary school have hit a snag. A group of neighbors is asking the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Geezer Smasher, on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm | 51 comments | 6055 Views

MENLO PARK

Big divide over pay, benefits for firefighters

Menlo Park firefighters have been working for over a year without a contract, and a new one seems nowhere in sight as negotiations...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by Sustainable Activist, on Jul 27, 2009 at 5:05 pm | 51 comments | 8476 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board president Peter Ohtaki takes out papers for Menlo Park City Council race

Peter I. Ohtaki, a member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board since 2007 and its current president, took out...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Jul 30, 2010 at 5:31 am | 51 comments | 6342 Views

MENLO PARK

First look at Arrillaga's Menlo Park development

An eight-acre span of car lots on El Camino Real will turn into a mixed-use complex of medical offices, offices, retail and...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by crony capitalism, on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:53 am | 51 comments | 5524 Views

MENLO PARK

YES on Measure M

The #1 reason why I'm voting YES on Measure M is to stop the developers (and the city council) from counting balconies and...

Original post made by Jen Mazzon on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm | 51 comments | 7370 Views
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