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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Short-term rentals for secondary units still OK

People who rent out their secondary housing units for fewer than 30 days will be able to continue to do so, until the council...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by really?, on Jan 31, 2017 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 1280 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire district gets big slice of property taxes

The second in our series on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District looks at how much in property tax revenues it receives...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 31, 2017 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 1720 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 | 4618 Views

OTHER TOPICS

As it rains, state considers continuing drought rules

The California State Water Resources Control Board is considering keeping water use restrictions in place because, despite...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jan 31, 2017 at 11:58 am | 7 comments | 1764 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton civic center: Tying up loose ends

With the final approval of a design for a new Atherton civic center scheduled for Feb. 15, the City Council meets with the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:56 pm | 2 comments | 1245 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Electric cars pose new challenges to firefighters

Hybrid and all-electric vehicles are increasingly commonplace in Santa Clara County, with a Tesla car, a Nissan Leaf or a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Nicholas, on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:01 pm | 2 comments | 2877 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City staff recommends approval of Greenheart complex

A much-discussed project to build apartments, offices and shops totaling 420,000 square feet at 1300 El Camino Real in Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 29, 2017 at 4:32 pm | 10 comments | 4416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Tree intended to shade courtyard topples in rain

A heritage oak tree that was to be the centerpiece of a new public courtyard in downtown Menlo Park has toppled, apparently...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Claude Umbro, on Jan 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 9 comments | 3304 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

How locals are responding to Trump presidency

Local public officials and residents are pledging to get involved to organize and act, locally and in concert with communities,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 29, 2017 at 2:50 pm | 36 comments | 3972 Views

OTHER TOPICS

It's official: East Palo Alto files lawsuit against Menlo Park

East Palo Alto on Dec. 29 filed a lawsuit against Menlo Park over recently adopted changes to Menlo Park's general plan...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Mid Town , on Jan 29, 2017 at 5:00 am | 1 comment | 3872 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council unanimously approves Greenheart complex downtown

About four years after its initial proposal, Greenheart Land Co.'s Station 1300 was approved unanimously by the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by no more blight, on Jan 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm | 10 comments | 2584 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters will see parcel tax measure in Menlo Park school district

A ballot measure asking Menlo Park City School District voters to approve a $360 annual parcel tax that would expire after...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Jan 28, 2017 at 9:35 am | 22 comments | 4696 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park Streets Need to Be Safer for Kids

While many have set their eyes on Washington DC over the past week, a growing group of concerned citizens have also had their...

Original post made by Jen Wolosin, Parents for Safe Routes on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:39 pm | 23 comments | 1770 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver at fault in Jan. 19 car vs. train accident on Palo Alto tracks

An accident between a commuter train and an SUV last Thursday could have resulted in catastrophe, but instead the out-of-town...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by MikeP, on Jan 27, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 1751 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lehman Brothers collapse: Eshoo introduces legislation to repay public entities

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo introduced the Restitution for Local Government Act of 2010 today to help counties and other public entities...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by deficit hawk, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:28 am | 129 comments | 23395 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight in Woodside: July Fourth pig scramble on livestock committee agenda

The Woodside Livestock and Equestrian Heritage Committee meets tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 25) at Woodside Elementary School...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by History Buff, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:08 am | 22 comments | 1402 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Teens' rainy day kayak excursion interrupted by cops, fire officials

Two teenage boys kayaked roughly a mile down San Francisquito Creek before they were stopped and pulled out by the Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by Creeksidekick, on Jan 27, 2017 at 9:03 am | 14 comments | 5556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Friday: Menlo Park council to set priorities for 2017

Just like anyone else who starts the year by creating a laundry list of goals for the next 12 months, so, too, does the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Jacqui, on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:28 am | 3 comments | 1580 Views

MENLO PARK

ClimateGate ---

The following message from respected scientists should be noted here in our local paper. It is time to reassess climate change...

Original post made by old timer on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by the wind upstairs, on Jan 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm | 114 comments | 8180 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council considers 'sanctuary city' proposal

At the urging of a group of local residents, the Menlo Park City Council is expected to consider tonight a 'sanctuary city'...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Ice Ice Baby, on Jan 26, 2017 at 3:07 pm | 9 comments | 1703 Views
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