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Fire chief: Mistakes were made

The day after the Menlo Park Fire Protection District agreed to go back to the drawing board with plans for expanding its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, 57 minutes ago | 9 comments | 1334 Views


Should Facebook fund new police unit in Menlo Park?

A proposal by the Menlo Park Police Department to accept a Facebook offer of $9 million over five years to get a head start...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by a concerned neighbor, 3 hours ago | 21 comments | 2745 Views


Trump goes on Russian state owned TV to criticize America - speaks fondly of Putin

Trump claims he was tricked by 84 year old Larry King "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized U.S....

Original post made by S Grey on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by here's the back room deal, 6 hours ago | 40 comments | 930 Views


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, 6 hours ago | 16 comments | 1320 Views


Polynesian food truck launches in Belle Haven

After spending 25 years as a biotech engineer, Keke Lepulu, 47, of Menlo Park, says he was weary of being a cog in the Silicon...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Howdy, on Mar 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm | 2 comments | 1205 Views


Plan to expand Belle Haven fire station is back to drawing board

Residents of the Belle Haven neighborhood filled the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's meeting room Tuesday night, protesting...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm | 49 comments | 2850 Views


Six years in prison for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

After being postponed five times, the sentencing hearing for former Menalto Cleaners owner Edwin Gary Smith was finally...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm | 10 comments | 2359 Views


Trump aide Manafort implicated in pro-Russian protests against US troops

Pelting US Marines with rocks? Trump's personal judgement is so flawed - just this example disqualifies him from even running...

Original post made by Conservative American Home on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Blue Board, on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:53 am | 10 comments | 455 Views


Contract awarded for bike, pedestrian rail crossing study

Along the half-mile stretch of Alma Street, from the Palo Alto border to Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, there is no place...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by cyclist, on Mar 25, 2017 at 9:53 pm | 7 comments | 1125 Views


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 New Deal Home, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:01 am | 15 comments | 478 Views


Menlo Park library should double in size, consultants say

Menlo Park's main library in the Civic Center should more than double in size to add rooms for studying, tutoring, meetings...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:13 am | 5 comments | 1531 Views


Menlo Park: City manager gets second bonus in six months

A $4,400 cash bonus for Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre was approved by the City Council last week following a closed...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by 3rd bonus, on Mar 23, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 1318 Views


Menlo Park: Man charged with attempting to kill police officer at hotel

A man employed by a vendor performing maintenance work at the Stanford Park Hotel has been charged with the attempted murder...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Sometimes, on Mar 22, 2017 at 9:40 pm | 8 comments | 2174 Views


Briefs: Should Menlo Park build a new library?

The Menlo Park Library is undergoing a "space needs study" and, according to city documents, three schemes to expand the...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by MP Resident, on Mar 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 299 Views


Menlo Park: City awards $600K contract for Middle crossing

Somehow, this doesn't appear worthy of making news on Town Square: Score...

Original post made by oldtimer on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 177 Views


Report: How Stanford project may add to Menlo Park traffic woes

A draft environmental impact report on Stanford University's proposed 459,000-square-foot mixed-use development on El Camino...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 17 comments | 2755 Views


Malaysian restaurant opens in Menlo Park

Black Pepper, the second restaurant from a longtime Malaysian chef-owner in Milpitas, is now open at 1029 El Camino Real...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2337 Views


Menlo Park: Race-based assault of nanny reported on Santa Cruz Avenue

A Hispanic woman in her 60s employed as a nanny was pushing a 7-month-old baby in a stroller on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 47 comments | 7838 Views


Tonight: Menlo Park may sign contract for planning Middle Avenue bike/ped crossing

For people navigating Menlo Park by foot or bike, greater convenience may be one step closer to coming true. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 971 Views


Guest opinion: Black men's encounters with police suggest need for civilian oversight of department

The poignant stories of DeBraun Thomas, Jonathan Turner, and JT Faraji, black men featured in the Almanac's cover story by...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Pam Jones, on Mar 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 297 Views
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

Find Camps Here