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Menlo Park: Two displaced after bacon fire causes $80K damage

A one-alarm kitchen fire Wednesday afternoon displaced two Menlo Park residents and caused $80,000 of damage to their apartment,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by whatever, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 1478 Views

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Menlo Park: Downtown bike route approved

The start of new bike lanes and the end of some street parking is ahead for downtown Menlo Park. A concept plan laying out...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anonymouse, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 540 Views

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Menlo Park business: Pop-up shop sells handcrafted goods

A pop-up store selling handcrafted goods, mostly from Southeast Asia, will open for three days (Thursday through Saturday,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Parker B, 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 1153 Views

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Correction: No loss of potential affordable housing due to Facebook rezoning

The Almanac inaccurately reported, in a Dec. 6 online story and in the Dec. 7 print edition, that a rezoning of Facebook's...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Scott H., on Dec 7, 2016 at 8:48 pm | 3 comments | 870 Views

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Menlo Park: Gas leak ignites and melts water main in Sharon Heights

A break in a small gas line that burned a hole in a large water main led first to shooting flames and then to jets of water...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm | 3 comments | 1414 Views

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Menlo Park: Laurel third-grader is state chess champ

Laurel School third-grader Shawnak Shivakumar is the new third-grade California state champion chess player. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Amit, on Dec 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 2405 Views

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Menlo Park: General plan change impacts affordable housing

In the months leading up to adoption of an updated general plan, a switch was made that may have an impact on Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
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Menlo Park: Facebook housing displacement fund announced after months of negotiations

Facebook's public commitment to give $20 million over five years to stem the displacement of local residents around its headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by John RxB, on Dec 5, 2016 at 7:26 pm | 2 comments | 3067 Views

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Monday: Menlo Park district school board set to decide on parcel tax

The public's last chance to weigh in on the details of a parcel tax measure that the Menlo Park City School District's governing...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 5 comments | 818 Views

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Facebook housing displacement fund announced after months of negotiations

Facebook's public commitment to give $20 million over five years to stem the displacement of local residents around its headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Thanks RTP,, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:20 pm | 6 comments | 566 Views

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Menlo Park council OKs significant changes in city's general plan for development

A set of policies for what can get built in Menlo Park between now and the year 2040 was approved 4-1 late Tuesday night...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by working relationship, on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm | 28 comments | 4147 Views

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Waste management authority halts hazardous waste pickup

An underutilized program that picks up hazardous household waste materials for many Peninsula residents will be discontinued...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2016
Last comment by Neighbor, on Dec 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm | 1 comment | 3440 Views

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Guest opinion: More work needed on Menlo Park general plan before approval

At the outset, let us say collectively that we believe there are many positive attributes contained in the proposed general...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Dec 3, 2016 at 2:39 pm | 25 comments | 1914 Views

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Traffic alert: Major water main replacement project in Menlo Park

The California Water Service company will soon begin a several-months-long project to replace 3,875 feet of water main on...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Katherine Arthurs, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm | 7 comments | 3085 Views

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Menlo Park resident aims to slow down the caffeine scene

If waiting impatiently in line for Starbucks, Philz or Peet's for your caffeine dose isn't your, well, cup of tea, a new...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Nikki Stitt Sokol, on Dec 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 1262 Views

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Menlo Park: Former dry cleaner faces prison term for defrauding customers

Edwin Gary Smith, the former owner of Menalto Dry Cleaners in Menlo Park, pleaded no contest on July 8 to eight felonies:...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 2, 2016 at 11:49 am | 8 comments | 4928 Views

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Menlo Park district school board meets again on parcel tax

A discussion about the details of a parcel tax that could be put on the March 7, 2017 ballot is the sole topic of a special...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:39 pm | 43 comments | 2535 Views

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Locals seeking ways to protect vulnerable groups before Trump takes office

Before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, some people in Menlo Park are trying to cement protections for...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by pogo, on Dec 1, 2016 at 2:56 pm | 55 comments | 5106 Views

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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 Meeting rooms, on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:40 am | 4 comments | 183 Views

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San Mateo County enhances protection for 'significant' trees

San Mateo County has beefed up its tree protection regulations after residents of Menlo Oaks, in unincorporated Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Judy Horst, on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:11 am | 6 comments | 1248 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,262 views