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MENLO PARK

Caltrain CEO Jim Hartnett awarded big Salary increase

Noticed by few, at the end of the April 6 2017 the Caltrain Board meeting, Jim Hartnett’s employment contract was amended...

Original post made by morris brown on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm | 12 comments | 679 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton approves cost-benefit study of fire services

Atherton's City Council has given the go-ahead to a cost-benefit study of fire services in town, something that has soured...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm | 24 comments | 1659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Atherton may adopt fire district review contract

A $49,500 contract to examine the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's finances, and look at other ways Atherton might get...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 23 comments | 1137 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside seeks residents' help to re-examine town ethics code

In the wake of a months-long investigation of a town volunteer, the Woodside Town Council is looking for residents interested...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Let's not mislead, on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:17 am | 10 comments | 1523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's school, only different: Hillview mini-courses offered for fourth year

Eighth-graders at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park spent April 3-7 in one of eight mini-courses, ranging from international...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:20 am | 8 comments | 2149 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park weighs 'sanctuary city' status, bike route

The Menlo Park City Council will have its hands full tonight considering whether it should adopt a "sanctuary city" ordinance,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Think deeper, on Apr 21, 2017 at 8:47 am | 17 comments | 1470 Views

SPORTS

Editorial: Written comments only at aircraft noise workshop

Aircraft noise is a fact of life on the Midpeninsula, but especially in the Portola Valley and Woodside areas that often...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1984 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park burglary: Man, 21, faces up to 11 years in prison

A 21-year-old East Palo Alto resident faces up to 11 years in state prison after pleading no contest to one felony count...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm | 4 comments | 2142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax measure passes with 78 percent voter approval

A $360 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District was approved by 78 percent of voters, county election officials...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm | 56 comments | 7538 Views

MENLO PARK

Cover story: The Cool philosophy

Since Jesse Ziff Cool first opened Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park more than 30 years ago, her first allegiance has been to the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by B, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 1497 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can anyone tell me: why Mitt Romney?

Looking at the polls, President Obama is ahead by larger margins in key battleground states than he was at this time 4 years...

Original post made by Ed Treller on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Mt Belle, on Apr 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 166 comments | 17059 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: It's time to ax the M-A Senior Fashion Show

I'm excited to send my daughter to Menlo-Atherton High School next year. At the Open House a few weeks ago, I was moved to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Catherine, on Apr 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 26 comments | 6895 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton council set to sign contract for Menlo Park fire district review

A $49,500 contract to examine the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's finances, and look at other ways Atherton might get...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Linda Craig, on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does Menlo Park really care about Safe Routes? We'll find out at City Council meeting

Much lip service has been paid in Menlo Park to the concepts of "Safe Routes" and "Complete Streets". In theory, providing...

Original post made by Jen Wolosin on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm | 20 comments | 1454 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary will keep two principals

With a parcel tax on the ballot and the resignation of one of its two principals, the one-school Woodside Elementary School...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1456 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Does the pig scramble reflect Woodside's values?

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress is judged by the way its Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/04/05/guest-opinion-does-the-pig-s...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by DoGooder, on Apr 18, 2017 at 11:32 pm | 28 comments | 1599 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Food-to-go outlet planned for Alice's Restaurant

It's not uncommon for customers of Alice's Restaurant in Woodside to plan a quick stop for a quick meal on their way to the...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by EspressoYourself, on Apr 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 2274 Views

MENLO PARK

Firefighters deserve high pay, chief says

Firefighters, says Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman, deserve to be well paid. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Zephyrab, on Apr 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments | 2950 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year

The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Zephyrab, on Apr 18, 2017 at 4:27 am | 86 comments | 6444 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton names new police chief

Steven D. McCulley, who has been serving concurrently as police chief in two cities in the state of Washington, is Atherton's...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm | 6 comments | 2361 Views
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