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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's assessed property value up 12.5 percent

The assessed value of property in Menlo Park grew by 12.5 percent in 2105, a faster rate than that of any other city in San...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Marty, 1 hour ago | 17 comments | 3222 Views

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Wednesday: Menlo Park Housing Commission meets on Facebook expansion

The Menlo Park Housing Commission will meet Wednesday, June 29, to talk about what Facebook should be required to contribute...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by Christin, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 698 Views

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Guest opinion: Exchanging trees for mansions in Menlo Park

The city of Menlo Park takes great pride in declaring itself as "Tree City USA." City ordinances contain a detailed description...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Canopy, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 202 Views

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Oregon jury convicts M-A grad in rape case

Gregory Sako, a graduate of Hillview Middle School and Menlo-Atherton High School, was sentenced Tuesday, May 19, in Corvallis,...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by S, on Jun 28, 2016 at 9:03 pm | 1 comment | 4075 Views

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Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday because of expected unhealthy air...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by David Roise, on Jun 28, 2016 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 619 Views

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Facebook expansion could exacerbate housing issues, report says

Facebook's expansion – a project that would add two office buildings and a hotel, totaling more than a million square...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2016
Last comment by Nancyh, on Jun 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 4 comments | 1480 Views

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Update: Burglars hit Dish parking lot again

Burglars got away with personal items and cash valued at $7,100 in a series of auto burglaries on Friday and Sunday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by member, on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 12 comments | 4080 Views

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Suspected home burglar nabbed after police see strange activity

An attempt by Menlo Park police to talk to the driver of a vehicle whose occupants appeared to be scoping out homes to burglarize...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:11 pm | 8 comments | 2806 Views

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Menlo Park council raises staff salaries at cost of $430K

The Menlo Park City Council passed a $113 million budget Tuesday and agreed to a higher pay for city employees that will...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 1361 Views

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Aircraft noise forum in Redwood City

Those upset about commercial aircraft noise will have an opportunity on Wednesday, June 15, to sound off to the Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 21, 2016 at 10:21 am | 14 comments | 2165 Views

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Menlo Park Planning Commission faces two huge reviews on same night

When Menlo Park's Planning Commission meets Monday, it plans to tackle environmental impact reports on two huge projects:...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by HarryB, on Jun 19, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 12 comments | 2161 Views

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Menlo Park: Fatigued council debates dog park, again

Fatigue appeared to weigh on City Council members Tuesday as they heard a presentation by city staff, asking for advice...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jun 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm | 19 comments | 2134 Views

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Menlo Park: How zoning changes could affect traffic, water

An environmental impact report says that if the proposed zoning changes are made, the city's M-2 area – located east...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by BadMath, on Jun 16, 2016 at 7:30 am | 1 comment | 1224 Views

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A parking garage for Menlo Park? Talks begin again

Building a parking structure in Menlo Park could cost from $4.6 million for a two-level garage to $9.3 million for a four-level...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Michael Levinson, on Jun 16, 2016 at 6:13 am | 39 comments | 2638 Views

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E. Gary Smith pretrial conference continued

A pretrial conference for Edwin Gary Smith, 64, former owner of Menalto Cleaners in Menlo Park who is accused of unauthorized...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Curious, on Jun 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm | 5 comments | 1992 Views

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Menlo Park office manager sentenced to prison for embezzlement

Former office manager of Menlo Park landscaping company sentenced to seven years and eight months in state prison in $1 million...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 10, 2016 at 7:45 am | 3 comments | 1993 Views

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Voters overwhelmingly approve Ravenswood schools bond measure

A $26 million bond measure on the June 7 ballot to fund major capital improvements throughout the Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm | 7 comments | 1165 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park council review budget with $3.4 million surplus

The Menlo Park City Council will review tonight the city's proposed budget, which projects a surplus of $3.4 million in...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jun 8, 2016 at 1:50 am | 3 comments | 972 Views

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Tonight: Hearing on Menlo Park City School District budget

The public will have a chance to comment on the proposed budget of the Menlo Park City School District at a meeting that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by WTF, on Jun 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 2 comments | 1046 Views

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Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Coladarci dies at 96

Jane Coladarci, a mainstay of the Almanac's advertising department for most of her 30 years at the paper, died "quickly and...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by John Mercer, on Jun 6, 2016 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 260 Views
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