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How should Menlo Park define public benefit?
In the city's ongoing effort to wrangle the meaning of "public benefit" into measurable, comparable terms, the Menlo Park... Last comment 18 hours ago | 4 comments

Menlo Park: City manager awaits contract renewal
City Manager Alex McIntyre's employment contract is scheduled for a renewal vote on June 2, prompting residents to offer... Last comment 14 hours ago | 6 comments

Burgess Pool needs full audit before new contract
Erin Glanville on her blog has posted an excellent article on the awarding of a new contract for operation of the Burgess... Last comment 19 hours ago | 28 comments

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights
Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major... Last comment 4 hours ago | 64 comments

 
 
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"Hillview Fights Cancer!"
Hillview Middle Schoolers make pledges at a Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society. Funds support research for cancer prevention, treatment, and cures. The students have raised over $24,000! Submitted by Ashley Carlisle on May 16, 2015

 
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Tonight: Affordable housing panel in Menlo Park
Tonight (May 28), a panel of housing experts will talk about a range of related issues, including affordability, regional planning and how to prevent people from being forced out of their neighborhoods. Thursday, 10:32 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park police sergeants have new contract
The Menlo Park City Council gave its blessing on May 19 to a collective bargaining agreement between the city and the union representing its police sergeants, finalizing a deal that includes additional reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses related to health care premiums, along with dental insurance. The agreement includes no pay raise. Wednesday, 6:11 PM

Tonight: Middle Avenue plaza design workshop
Stanford University will host community workshops on May 28 and May 30 to talk about design options for a public plaza off Middle Avenue in Menlo Park. Wednesday, 4:51 PM

June 1 is deadline for Las Lomitas parcel tax senior exemption application
Residents of the Las Lomitas School District who are 65 or older by July 1, 2015 can receive an exemption from the $311 district parcel tax if they apply by June 1. Thursday, 7:39 AM

Menlo Park: City manager awaits contract renewal
City Manager Alex McIntyre's employment contract is scheduled for a renewal vote on June 2, prompting residents to offer the council their opinions on his performance. Wednesday, 8:14 AM | 6 comments

Musician, college president and Woodside resident Bob Stiff
Woodside resident Dwight Robert "Bob" Stiff, a self-taught professional musician, twice president of Canada College, and the husband of former Woodside mayor Joan Stiff, died peacefully at home on March 15. He was 88. Wednesday, 10:43 AM | 2 comments

Pet of the Week is a standout
Carmelo, a 5-year-old of an unusual mix of breeds, needs a home. Wednesday, 4:16 PM

Menlo Park: Water rate hikes proposed
Customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District should keep an eye on the mailbox for a notice explaining the utility's proposed increases to water rates. Wednesday, 10:44 AM | 3 comments

Spreading the Menlo Spark
The nine founding members of Menlo Spark -- a small group with a big goal -- are setting out on a mission to guide Menlo Park to "climate neutrality." By when? By 2025. Tuesday, 9:26 AM | 10 comments

How should Menlo Park define public benefit?
In the city's ongoing effort to wrangle the meaning of "public benefit" into measurable, comparable terms, the Menlo Park Planning Commission and the planning staff, as well as two developers with projects coming to the table, took a few hours recently to consider what the right questions to ask would be. Tuesday, 9:59 AM | 4 comments

Junior league helps girls in tech with $100,000 grant
A $100,000 grant is on the way to The Tech Museum of Innovation, courtesy of the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, to help promote opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering and math education. Tuesday, 7:12 AM

District holds groundbreaking for new Upper Laurel School
On Thursday, May 21, the Menlo Park City School District held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new third- to sixth-grade Upper Laurel School. Friday, 10:01 AM

Atherton supports water restrictions, but leaves enforcement to Cal Water
The Atherton City Council on May 20 approved a resolution "endorsing and supporting" the California Water Service Company's (Cal Water) drought regulations, but leaving the enforcement of the water rules up to Cal Water. Friday, 12:10 PM | 7 comments

Three M-A students awarded National Merit scholarships
Three Menlo-Atherton High School students -- Christopher W. Jarrett, Ryan J. Cole and Alexander Anand Iyer -- now share a distinction enjoyed by economists Paul Krugman and Ben Bernanke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice. Friday, 12:00 PM

Crowd questions Cal Water on drought restrictions

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights

Windmill School buys former nursery site

Murder conviction in DUI case that killed Menlo Park couple

 

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