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THE LOCAL DISH

War hero Carl Clark dies at 100

Carl Clark of Menlo Park, who for 66 years was denied official recognition as a World War II hero because of the color of...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by M. Lynett USN-Ret, on Mar 30, 2017 at 8:35 am | 6 comments | 6191 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Opponents say tardy analysis of ballot measure shouldn't be allowed

Usually the filing of arguments for and against a ballot measure and the posting of the impartial analysis of the measure...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Do it right, on Mar 30, 2017 at 8:17 am | 13 comments | 1595 Views

MOVIES

Election set for Woodside Elementary parcel tax

A ballot measure asking voters to approve a parcel tax identical to an existing tax that expires June 30 will go before voters...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1782 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Residents petition council to halt pig scrambles

Woodside residents and others opposed to the annual kids-chasing-pigs event at the July Fourth Junior Rodeo put on by the...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by Jennofur OConnor, on Mar 30, 2017 at 2:58 am | 6 comments | 2235 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local restaurateurs battle labor challenges

Last year, Omar Piña's Menlo Park restaurant, Mama Coco, was so short staffed, he had to return to the kitchen for several...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
Last comment by Housing glut will fix it, on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:25 am | 20 comments | 5696 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire chief: Mistakes were made

The day after the Menlo Park Fire Protection District agreed to go back to the drawing board with plans for expanding its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm | 9 comments | 2465 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district administrator wins state award

Ginny Maiwald, the Menlo Park City School District's director of student services, has won the California Special Education...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by MPCSD Parent, on Mar 29, 2017 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 2915 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Planning Commission, public to discuss Stanford's major Menlo Park development

Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Mr. Peabody, on Mar 29, 2017 at 9:33 am | 16 comments | 1780 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside council considers banning pig scramble from annual rodeo

The Woodside Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, to discuss the annual pig scramble, the idea of an ad hoc...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 29, 2017 at 8:49 am | 11 comments | 1520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

measure x - empire building continues

Incoming MPCSD Superintendent, Erik Burmeister, is excited to announce the appointment, pending Board approval on April 18,...

Original post made by new guy on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 28, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 266 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature: Menlo Park's Jeff Fisher has argued 31 times before U.S. Supreme Court

Before the Supreme Court's current Chief Justice John Roberts was a judge, he argued cases before the Supreme Court. According...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 2310 Views

ATHERTON

How a Menlo Park man, out on a walk, wound up handcuffed in Atherton

Menlo Park's Dick Winant said he was out to get a better view of the night sky on the Sharon Hills golf course. Soon, though,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:12 am | 77 comments | 7026 Views

MENLO PARK

Polynesian food truck launches in Belle Haven

After spending 25 years as a biotech engineer, Keke Lepulu, 47, of Menlo Park, says he was weary of being a cog in the Silicon...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Howdy, on Mar 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm | 2 comments | 1998 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents oppose civic center funding ballot measure

Opposition to an Atherton City Council ballot measure that would allow spending more public money on new town offices has...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by WE NEED IT, on Mar 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm | 5 comments | 1582 Views

OTHER TOPICS

“70 Strong” a facade created to deceive Sequoia Healthcare District taxpayers.

You may have noticed the much ballyhooed roll-out of 70 Strong with the February 1st “70 STRONG LAUNCH PARTY” at Box...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm | 18 comments | 646 Views

MENLO PARK

Plan to expand Belle Haven fire station is back to drawing board

Residents of the Belle Haven neighborhood filled the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's meeting room Tuesday night, protesting...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm | 49 comments | 3425 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flea Street Cafe, a 'sanctuary restaurant'

While debate persists in online forums and emails to the City Council about whether Menlo Park should become a "sanctuary...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by katie m leeds, on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 17 comments | 2700 Views

MENLO PARK

Six years in prison for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

After being postponed five times, the sentencing hearing for former Menalto Cleaners owner Edwin Gary Smith was finally...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm | 10 comments | 3058 Views

AROUND TOWN

County may pay $450K to settle lawsuit over drug-treatment center

San Mateo County may pay up to $450,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the owners of the Stillpath Retreat Center on Skyline...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1498 Views

MENLO PARK

Trump aide Manafort implicated in pro-Russian protests against US troops

Pelting US Marines with rocks? Trump's personal judgement is so flawed - just this example disqualifies him from even running...

Original post made by Conservative American Home on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Blue Board, on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:53 am | 10 comments | 544 Views
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