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MENLO PARK

Facebook proposes changes to its Menlo Park expansion project

Facebook wants permission from Menlo Park to make changes to its expansion project at 301-309 Constitution Drive, which the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Joe, on May 22, 2017 at 7:44 am | 9 comments | 2471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saturday: Time to register for AYSO in Menlo Park, Atherton

Signups for AYSO fall 2017 soccer in Menlo Park and Atherton are on Saturday, May 20, at the Hillview Middle School Library. Read...

Original post made on May. 20, 2017
Last comment by Daniel Fughs, on May 20, 2017 at 11:17 pm | 1 comment | 531 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Project launched to rebuild Willow/101 interchange

Work has officially begun on a project to rebuild the Willow Road and U.S. 101 interchange, following a groundbreaking event...

Original post made on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by Disgusted, on May 20, 2017 at 11:05 pm | 6 comments | 1654 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New GOP chair focuses on local elected offices

In a county where Democratic registered voters exceed Republican by three to one, former Menlo Park Councilman John Boyle...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on May 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm | 7 comments | 1391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Officials break ground for tech high school in Menlo Park

A ceremonial groundbreaking took place Wednesday for a new tech-oriented public high school in Menlo Park. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by J.E.M., on May 20, 2017 at 11:40 am | 3 comments | 2044 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council appoints 10 to city commissions

The Menlo Park City Council has filled four city commission and committee seats and reappointed six commissioners. Read...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by volunteer, on May 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm | 2 comments | 998 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside school board rescinds action Almanac cited as Brown Act violation

The governing board of the Woodside Elementary School District has rescinded actions taken at a May 1 meeting that the Almanac...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 1229 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school superintendent to join Ravenswood district

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, will take on a new role as chief innovations...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 19, 2017 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 1639 Views

WOODSIDE

Volunteer says Woodside's ethics probe violated her constitutional rights

A former volunteer in Woodside has filed a claim against the town and its current and previous mayors, alleging that her...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by awatkins, on May 19, 2017 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 1209 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary School District spends $584,000 to dismiss teacher

Woodside Elementary School District spent more than $584,000 in taxpayer funds to dismiss a teacher after an administrative...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Danish, on May 18, 2017 at 11:53 pm | 10 comments | 3416 Views

AROUND TOWN

County may put lid on 'noisy aircraft' at San Carlos Airport

San Mateo County has drafted an ordinance that would put a curfew on the hours and numbers of "noisy aircraft" landing or...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by pilot, on May 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm | 34 comments | 4143 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Neighbors oppose affordable housing plan

A proposal by nonprofit developer MidPen Housing to rebuild and expand an affordable apartment complex, yielding a maximum...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm | 12 comments | 4698 Views

OTHER TOPICS

David Frum: The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton; "I appreciate that Donald Trump is too slovenly and incompetent to qualify as a true dictator"

"To vote for Trump as a protest against Clinton’s faults would be like amputating a leg because of a sliver in the toe;...

Original post made by MacArthur on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on May 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm | 66 comments | 1438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Windmill School to move ahead with construction of new campus

Windmill School, a play-based preschool, recently received a building permit to move ahead with construction of a new campus...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by really?, on May 17, 2017 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 470 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Volunteer claims town's ethics probe violated her constitutional rights

A former longtime volunteer for the town of Woodside has filed a claim against the town and its current and previous mayors,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Danna Breen, on May 16, 2017 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 405 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commits to making all parks herbicide-free

It took a lot of work, manually pulling more than 56 cubic yards of weeds, or about five dump-truck loads, and covering...

Original post made on May. 8, 2017
Last comment by Rhea, on May 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm | 11 comments | 1633 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our Country Upside Down

Our Country Upside Down Today I saw the American flag flown upside down in my community- Is...

Original post made by A Patriot on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on May 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 119 Views

MENLO PARK

Today: Groundbreaking on Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange project

A groundbreaking for the Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange project will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the intersection...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by William, on May 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 1675 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Windmill School moves ahead on new campus

Windmill School, a play-based preschool, recently received a building permit to move ahead with construction of a new campus...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on May 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 1118 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton election: Pro and con views on civic center measure

In a special, mail-only advisory election June 6, Atherton voters are asked whether the town of Atherton should supplement...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Rick DeGolia, on May 16, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 27 comments | 2342 Views
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