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MENLO PARK

Qualified by life

Ginny Maiwald, the Menlo Park City School District's director of student services, is qualified not just by her education...

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
Last comment by Jeriann Hirsch, 29 minutes ago | 2 comments | 758 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Village Bakery & Cafe plans July opening

If things go as expected, a new restaurant – The Village Bakery & Cafe – will open in Woodside at 3052 Woodside Road...

Original post made on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by Carole, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 1705 Views

AROUND TOWN

More carpool and express lanes on 101?

How to manage congestion on U.S 101 in San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County is the focus of two public meetings...

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
Last comment by pogo, 12 hours ago | 5 comments | 719 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park gives preliminary approval to 'Safe City' ordinance

For what was at least the third time, a small group of adults and kids sat in on the Menlo Park Council meeting, many of...

Original post made on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 12 hours ago | 15 comments | 1174 Views

MENLO PARK

Affordable housing: County plans to spend $44 million over two years

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to spend more than a quarter of the $160 million from the Measure...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Joan, 17 hours ago | 4 comments | 980 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Many prefer tunnel under tracks at Middle Avenue

At a recent community meeting held to discuss a bike and pedestrian crossing of the railroad tracks at Middle Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by MPer, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 624 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's new police chief likes 'customer service' focus

Atherton's new police chief, Steven McCulley,says he was drawn out of retirement by Atherton's job description, which focused...

Original post made on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by Roberto, 20 hours ago | 3 comments | 767 Views

MENLO PARK

Man indicted for cyberattack on Almanac website appears in court

A San Francisco man accused of a cyberattack on AlmanacNews.com and other websites owned by Embarcadero Media appeared in...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Why, 22 hours ago | 3 comments | 758 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

In wake of Trump: Locals take leadership role in campaigns to elect Democrats

The Republican Party has been riding high with its control over state governments, with Republican majorities in the legislatures...

Original post made on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by Charlie T, on May 25, 2017 at 8:40 pm | 7 comments | 398 Views

ATHERTON

FedEx driver arrested in connection with Atherton, Menlo Park burglaries

A Hayward man and convicted felon, who worked as a FedEx driver on contract, was arrested by Menlo Park police May 23 in...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 25, 2017 at 7:48 pm | 7 comments | 2339 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Deputy DA again facing state bar sanctions over alleged dishonesty

Melissa McKowan, a San Mateo County deputy district attorney and the subject of a March 2013 sanction by the state bar over...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Holly L, on May 25, 2017 at 6:03 pm | 6 comments | 2101 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tonight: Immigration policy panel discussion in Menlo Park

A free, open-to-the-public panel discussion about recent changes in immigration policy will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm | 5 comments | 732 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama’s Medicare hypocrisy

Dick Morris wrote a great article on how Obama is throwing seniors under the Medicare Bus. Please refer to this article...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Grass is greener, on May 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm | 126 comments | 6615 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Vote yes on Atherton's Measure A to fund new civic center

Atherton's Measure A asks voters whether the town should supplement private donations and existing dedicated funds with available...

Original post made on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on May 24, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 4 comments | 751 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park meeting on Willow Oaks Park upgrades

Options to renovate the dog park and add new bathrooms at Willow Oaks Park, located at 490 Willow Road in Menlo Park, will...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Randy Clunge, on May 24, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 552 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plea deal on charges after high-speed chase from Menlo Park to Belmont

A 19-year-old East Palo Alto man has pleaded no contest to two felonies -- assault with a metal object and evading the police...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Law Abider, on May 24, 2017 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds approve $647M grant to electrify Caltrain

Caltrain's electrification project can move forward as the Federal Transit Administration plans to sign a $647 million grant...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Just sayin, on May 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 18 comments | 1562 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park may adopt 'Safe City' ordinance

The Menlo Park City Council will discuss again tonight (May 23) which policies it should adopt regarding how city staff...

Original post made on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on May 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm | 28 comments | 1185 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook expected to lease eight-story Menlo Gateway office building

In addition to nearly a million square feet of office space the city of Menlo Park has authorized Facebook to build, the...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by really?, on May 23, 2017 at 1:50 pm | 20 comments | 4073 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's Judy Sleeth receives Lifetime of Achievement Award

As a teacher, a docent and the founder of the nonprofit Art in Action, Judy Sleeth has inspired a love of art in thousands...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Beth, on May 22, 2017 at 4:14 pm | 3 comments | 1051 Views
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