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MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Polarized voting in Menlo Park has not been proven

The City Council, facing a potential lawsuit represented by attorney Kevin Shenkman, is scrambling to create a plan for city...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2017
Last comment by Heyward Robinson, on Nov 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 1209 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Menlo Park's tone-deaf lobbyist proposal sidelined

New revelations that the FBI was investigating a top partner of Mercury Public Affairs helped derail Menlo Park's plan to...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by partner, on Nov 20, 2017 at 12:36 am | 5 comments | 1571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: How local women made an impact in Virginia elections

Fifteen Portola Valley women asked not what Virginia could do for them, but what they could do for Virginia -- though they...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by Bungalow Bill, on Nov 19, 2017 at 4:50 pm | 10 comments | 2494 Views

MENLO PARK

Consultants say Menlo Park school's playing field is safe; parents disagree

After parents questioned aspects of a consultant's report on the safety of the artificial turf field at Hillview Middle School,...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Nov 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm | 16 comments | 2933 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Polarized voting in Menlo Park has not been proven

The City Council, facing a potential lawsuit represented by attorney Kevin Shenkman, is scrambling to create a plan for city...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Ancient Relic, on Nov 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 7 comments | 629 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council reverses approval of Stanford's office building on Sand Hill Road

Claiming inaccuracies and omissions in Stanford's traffic projections for its current and future developments, the Menlo...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 5 comments | 2870 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Menlo Park 'community conversation' on housing crisis

Want to vent, or just have a discussion, about the local housing crisis? Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will host a "community...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2017
Last comment by Joan, on Nov 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm | 5 comments | 1290 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Bedwell Bayfront Park plan approved

The feel and function of Menlo Park's Bedwell Bayfront Park will remain mostly the same over the next quarter-century, but...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by acomfort, on Nov 17, 2017 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 1598 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Los Trancos Road closed between Alpine and Valley Oak

Los Trancos Road, the primary route to and from the communities of Los Trancos Woods and Vista Verde in the hills above Portola...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by Bob Strehlow, on Nov 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 1031 Views

MENLO PARK

Sunday: Menlo Park talk on San Mateo County's boozy history

Ever wonder what the Peninsula was like during Prohibition? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/11/16/sunday-menlo-park-talk-on-san-mateo-countys-boozy-h...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Nov 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments | 1255 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tuesday: Menlo Park grapples with Willows traffic emergency

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to discuss at its meeting Tuesday (Nov. 14) what to do about the drastically worsened...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Nov 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 2176 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: What's next after parcel tax defeat?

After voters failed on Nov. 7 to renew a parcel tax that brought $1.86 million a year to Atherton for its police, roads and...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by Correction, on Nov 16, 2017 at 10:50 pm | 28 comments | 2357 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside agrees to settle ethics code case

The Woodside Town Council on Tuesday (Nov. 14) voted unanimously, with one council member absent and two recused, to approve...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by awatkins, on Nov 16, 2017 at 9:06 pm | 5 comments | 1698 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: What's next after parcel tax defeat?

After voters Nov. 7 rejected the renewal of a parcel tax that brought $1.86 million a year to Atherton for its police, roads...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 7 comments | 473 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park to be renamed after war hero Karl Clark

Karl Clark, a Menlo Park resident and World War II hero who died in March at age 100, is at last getting the prompt recognition...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by Ricki Stevenson, on Nov 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 1397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man pleads not guilty of pharmacy robberies

The man accused of armed robberies of the CVS pharmacy on El Camino Real on Oct. 26 and 28, and an attempted robbery of the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 344 Views

MENLO PARK

Aggressive Downtown Parking Enforcement

I shop in a lot of cities up and down the peninsula, however, by far, Menlo Park displays the most aggressive parking enforcement...

Original post made by X-shopper on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Nov 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 10 comments | 394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Doctor shares secret for teen mental health: sleep

Dr. Jacob Towery told parents attending his recent talk at Hillview Middle School how they can do one thing to improve their...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Start school later, on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 3217 Views

ATHERTON

Why Atherton Residents Can Trust City Council to Make the Right Choices after Parcel Tax defeat

Why Atherton Residents Can Trust City Council to Make the Right Choices after Parcel Tax defeat With the defeat of the...

Original post made by Elizabeth Lewis on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Trust, on Nov 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm | 2 comments | 324 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley school board to decide how to fill vacancy

How to fill a vacancy on the Portola Valley School District's governing board will be on the agenda when the board meets...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 769 Views
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