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MENLO PARK

How Much Taxpayers Lose in Special Elections

This is the title of the article written by Matt Fleming in Cal Watchdog on April 16. In most instances special elections...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on May 22, 2016 at 11:00 am | 16 comments | 1079 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ground broken for boutique hotel on El Camino

"To prosperity, new beginnings, and managed growth," Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline toasted to a small crowd gathered around...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by New to Woodside / formerly MP, on Oct 29, 2016 at 10:05 am | 16 comments | 4853 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Facebook expansion approved unanimously

The Menlo Park City Council on Nov. 1 unanimously approved Facebook's plans to build two large office buildings and a hotel...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by 70s gal, on Nov 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm | 16 comments | 6338 Views

MENLO PARK

Latest vote count confirms Ackerman and Lucas won school board seats

David Ackerman and Caroline Lucas still lead the race for two seats on the governing board of the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 16, 2016 at 7:04 pm | 16 comments | 2614 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to all Menlo/Athertonian/Woodsider/PV-ites on their contributions to Trump's 30 day defeat of ISIS

"I have a plan, a very secret plan, to defeat ISIS in 30 days" Day 31 - he could not have done it without all our work,...

Original post made by New Deal Home on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Lance the Org, on Apr 16, 2017 at 10:05 am | 16 comments | 928 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Planning Commission, public to discuss Stanford's major Menlo Park development

Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Mr. Peabody, on Mar 29, 2017 at 9:33 am | 16 comments | 2437 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Concept plans released for Bedwell Bayfront Park

A 2-acre dog park, a non-motorized boat launch, a playground, an amphitheater, outdoor fitness facilities, and wheelchair-accessible...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2017
Last comment by Heidi B Keep, on Aug 16, 2017 at 9:17 pm | 16 comments | 1274 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Curtis Street park trial failed; city needs to figure out why

In September the Menlo Park City Council abruptly terminated its three-year, downtown pocket park experiment after the temporary...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Dana Heendrickson, on Oct 31, 2017 at 2:33 pm | 16 comments | 776 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Councilwoman asks council to reconsider approval of Stanford project

Menlo Park City Councilwoman Catherine Carlton is asking that the council reconsider its recent decision to approve a Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 9, 2017 at 7:51 am | 16 comments | 2063 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 | 2938 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City hires consultant to audit public communications

The city of Menlo Park plans to pay a consultant up to $50,000 to audit how the city communicates with the public, and advise...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2017
Last comment by George Fisher, on Nov 27, 2017 at 10:58 am | 16 comments | 1404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district won't suspend Tinsley transfers

The Menlo Park City School District won't be shutting its doors to Tinsley transfer students -- at least, not this year....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Bianca, on Jan 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm | 16 comments | 3520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district teachers sign agreement; talks to resume soon for current year contract

Teachers in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District will receive a retroactive 1.75 percent salary increase for the 2008-09...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Kogo, on May 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm | 16 comments | 3952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voters approve transfer of small area to Menlo Park school district

Residents of 25 townhouses at 600 Willow Road in Menlo Park will be able to send their children to Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm | 16 comments | 4440 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College district asked for $564 million, but quietly

A voter relying on campaign mailers would have been hard pressed this fall to determine how much money was on the table with...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm | 16 comments | 4774 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Was it a conflict of interest?

Was it a conflict of interest for two school districts to award major contracts to an architectural firm that was also doing...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Matt R., on May 26, 2012 at 9:32 am | 16 comments | 5081 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hinshaw selected for Menlo school board

Scott Hinshaw, co-president of the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation and an investment banker, was unanimously selected...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 16 comments | 5672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why vaccinate?

With an outbreak of measles continuing to spread, the question of whether parents should be allowed to choose not to immunize...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Feb 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 16 comments | 5529 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Perils of a Private Education-only System

One of our more prolific posters here on this Town Square site, Jack Hickey, insists that the private education system is...

Original post made by Stop the Trolls on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:42 am | 16 comments | 1000 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park mayor hosts talk about education inequality

Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will host a community conversation Monday, Sept. 18, about options the city might have to...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 19, 2017 at 6:45 am | 16 comments | 3996 Views
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