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Sometimes you can fight City Hall

Original post made on Sep 22, 2010

When Menlo Park badminton fans discovered that floor plans for the new $11.5-million Arrillaga gym off Alma Street did not include permanent badminton courts, potentially condemning the sport to obscurity within city limits, they played hard ball. ==B Photo:== John Hargis, left, and Seth Elliot convinced the city to add badminton to the new Arrillaga gym. ==I Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.==

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 1:49 PM

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Posted by mpnative
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Kudos to the Badminton Players! Really, sometimes our city staff is so incredibly resistant to thinking outside the box and all those confusing lines painted on the floor.


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Posted by citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Once again, the city council shows it's ineptness. Hopefully hte elections will bring all new people on board, that are resident friendly and not anti-resident.


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Posted by asdfadsfd
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Sep 23, 2010 at 11:52 am

seth is a badass

onetta harris has way more street cred than arrillaga and hence the level of play will generally be higher here in belle haven than the west side.

the next step is to improve the courts and onetta harris and to nurture of the superior competitiveness and athleticism of belle haven residents in badminton.

i bet if badminton matches were played between belle haven and the rest of menlo park (seth excluded), belle haven would destroy the rest of menlo park.


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Posted by Badminton
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Thank you very much for sharing this article about "Badminton players make a racket in Menlo Park". Keep it up!:)

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