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MENLO PARK

With four candidates for Menlo Park City Council, only one incumbent faces a contested election

Four candidates are running for a seat on the Menlo Park City Council this November, but thanks to district elections, only...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by gtspencer, 32 minutes ago | 9 comments | 1633 Views

AROUND TOWN

Climate nonprofit funded by Laurene Powell Jobs hires high-powered state official

Having pledged more than $3 billion to address climate change, the Waverley Street Foundation has hired Jared Blumenfeld. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2022
Last comment by Debbie, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 635 Views

MENLO PARK

Peter Ohtaki challenges incumbent Betsy Nash in Menlo Park City Council race

Former Menlo Park City Council member Peter Ohtaki has pulled papers to run against incumbent Mayor Betsy Nash in District...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., 2 hours ago | 30 comments | 3468 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley PAC to unseat council members has raised $29K, including from former Obama ambassador

A Political Action Committee (PAC) aimed explicitly at unseating council members up for reelection this fall has raised close...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2022
Last comment by PV Resident, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 1377 Views

MENLO PARK

Why I'll be voting against the Menlo Balance initiative

A group named Menlo Balance formed by residents of Suburban Park has been in the news recently because of a ballot initiative...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by MiddleAged Menlo Parker, 10 hours ago | 4 comments | 807 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With board divided, Ravenswood district votes to drop its mask mandate

For the first time in three years, Ravenswood City School District students and staff won't need to wear face masks in classrooms...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Resident , 22 hours ago | 3 comments | 995 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Retired Menlo Park fire chief aids effort to send donated gear to firefighters in Ukraine

Volunteers from fire services and departments across the Bay Area on Thursday finished loading a 40-foot shipping container...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 15, 2022 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 1993 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Balance initiative sparks fervent debate among residents

A ballot initiative that would take decisions on housing out of the hands of the Menlo Park City Council sharply divided...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Running hard to stay in place, on Aug 13, 2022 at 3:13 pm | 56 comments | 4253 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A generational call to action against climate change

If you were born after 1981, you are a part of the "Climate Generation" — the generation of people who have lived exceptionally...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Michael, on Aug 13, 2022 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 612 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash aims to tackle traffic, housing issues if reelected

Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash has pulled papers to run for reelection in District 4, facing challenger Peter Ohtaki in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Aug 12, 2022 at 4:18 pm | 4 comments | 1973 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen sleep deprivation is a big problem, so schools are starting later

Is the early morning rush to get groggy teens to school a thing of the past? With a new state law requiring later start times,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Aug 12, 2022 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 2024 Views

MENLO PARK

Approving office space increases housing demand.

I had a long discussion with a former colleague recently. The irony is that if you want to ameliorate (that's a 25 cent...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 232 Views

OTHER TOPICS

State attorney general urges public sector workers to apply for student loan forgiveness before deadline

In partnership with California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the Campaign for California Borrowers' Rights on Monday launched...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Stuart, on Aug 12, 2022 at 7:03 am | 3 comments | 1293 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

With election filing period closing soon, here's who is running in local elections so far

Here's a roundup of those who are looking to run for local city councils and school boards on the ballot in the November...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by pvsusa, on Aug 11, 2022 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 1678 Views

MENLO PARK

New report lists local communities among Bay Area's most racially and economically segregated neighborhoods

A new report shows that several Bay Area neighborhoods are highly segregated by race and wealth, with Portola Valley, Woodside,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Private citizen , on Aug 11, 2022 at 9:49 am | 8 comments | 3615 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Housing launches campaign

A group of Menlo Park residents celebrated the kick-off of the Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Homes campaign on Sunday,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Iris, on Aug 10, 2022 at 10:48 am | 21 comments | 4245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Finding a better approach to school dropoff

The safety of our streets, particularly during school dropoff and pickup times, is a tragedy of the commons. People who drive...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Michael, on Aug 10, 2022 at 7:51 am | 2 comments | 1523 Views

MENLO PARK

Longtime Ravenswood school district trustee will not seek reelection this fall

Ana Maria Pulido won't be running for reelection to the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees in November, citing...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Aug 8, 2022 at 8:14 pm | 2 comments | 1598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Six arrested for providing alcohol to minors in Menlo Park sting operation

According to a city statement, Menlo Park Police and agents with the California Alcohol Beverage Control made the arrests...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2022
Last comment by Arthur, on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:14 am | 2 comments | 4651 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley reluctantly settles lawsuit alleging Brown Act violations

The Portola Valley Town Council approved a settlement Monday to resolve a lawsuit against the town claiming its committee...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 6, 2022 at 12:13 pm | 8 comments | 3683 Views
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