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AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Why electrification, now, is counter productive

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park resident Alexander Cannara touts nuclear power as a reliable clean energy source for California's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 4 hours ago | 23 comments | 2907 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton couple grateful for community support after burglars cause $1 million in damage

After burglars broke into their home and damaged a faucet, causing flooding while they were away on vacation, an Atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 15 hours ago | 5 comments | 5777 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redevelopment galvanizes residents to protect neighborhood trees

Tejaswini Ravindra is nervous about traveling over the holidays. It's not so much the omicron variant or the trip itself...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Roxie Rorapaugh, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 306 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 1362 Views

FICTION

Amid low COVID vaccine rates, more California children hospitalized in omicron surge

The number of California children diagnosed with COVID-19 during the omicron variant surge has "skyrocketed," challenging...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1087 Views

MENLO PARK

$7 million in surplus COVID supplies damaged after being left outside amid rain

Roughly $7 million in surplus safety equipment and cleaning supplies at the San Mateo Event Center was damaged in recent...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2022
Last comment by Anita, on Jan 17, 2022 at 6:17 pm | 3 comments | 1240 Views

WOODSIDE

Housing and development were top of mind in Woodside in 2021

Potential new housing and development in town center dominated the conversation in Woodside last year. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sunny Storm, on Jan 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 1680 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Let's have housing and parking in central Menlo Park

In an op-ed, Menlo Park Housing Commissioner John Pimentel and Planning Commission member Henry Riggs call on the City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 16, 2022 at 11:48 am | 25 comments | 3550 Views

MENLO PARK

Betsy Nash, Menlo Park's new mayor, lays out her priorities for the year

Betsy Nash, Menlo Park's mayor for 2022, identified three key areas where she's hoping to use her role to make an impact:...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 16, 2022 at 11:40 am | 4 comments | 1737 Views

MENLO PARK

Class action lawsuit claims city must refund residents for years of Menlo Park utility taxes

Three Menlo Park residents have filed a class action lawsuit looking for a refund of utility users taxes from the city of...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by mickie winkler, on Jan 16, 2022 at 10:01 am | 10 comments | 3457 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's city manager resigns just months before her planned retirement

Menlo Park's city manager Starla Jerome-Robinson's resignation was announced Friday. The City Council plans to appoint Deputy...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Frozen, on Jan 13, 2022 at 12:36 pm | 21 comments | 7561 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton welcomes nearly complete new civic center, grapples with burglaries in 2021

A new $32 million civic center, a wave of burglaries and state housing mandates were major focuses in Atherton last year....

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 12, 2022 at 8:04 am | 3 comments | 1565 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park briefs: Sidewalk lawsuit settled and how to participate in the city's redistricting process

Menlo Park's independent redistricting committee is collecting public input. Also, the city has settled a lawsuit with a...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jan 11, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 1767 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Governor signs order to prohibit price gouging on at-home COVID tests

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order this weekend aimed at preventing price gouging on COVID-19 at-home test kits,...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 11, 2022 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 800 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools hit with surge of COVID-19 cases as omicron spreads

Classes have been back in session for less than a week after winter break and local schools are reporting record numbers...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2022
Last comment by Scott Lohmann, on Jan 10, 2022 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 3817 Views

WOODSIDE

Unearthed open space easement provision puts hiccup in Woodside land use measure

CaƱada Corners is designated as a conservation easement, which means the Town Council would need to overturn it for any...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by egoldber, on Jan 10, 2022 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 2887 Views

MENLO PARK

Not so fast on availability of parking plazas

While the Parking Plazas downtown are operated by the City, ownership of the plazas is a checkerboard of lots for former...

Original post made by Use of Parking Plazas for Housin on Jan. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 171 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tackles tweaks to controversial duplex law

A new statewide housing law that permits up to four housing units on single-family properties takes effect Jan. 1, and Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 8, 2022 at 5:53 pm | 27 comments | 3288 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Virtual talk highlights Living with Lions

Woodside Arts & Culture Committee hosts its first Virtual First Friday of 2022 on Jan. 7 featuring a talk by Laurence Frank,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by vicki coe, on Jan 7, 2022 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community college district vice chancellor strikes a deal, pleads no contest to two felonies

A San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor has pleaded no contest to two felonies for using district resources...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 2366 Views
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