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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 PH, 5 hours ago | 18 comments | 3273 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 Brian, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 2974 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 | 2964 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton's draft housing element banks on ADUs to meet future housing needs

Atherton is sending its housing element to the state, leaning on accessory dwelling units and SB 9 applications to meet its...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Aug 6, 2022 at 10:58 am | 5 comments | 2657 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 John McKenna, on Aug 5, 2022 at 11:10 pm | 1 comment | 271 Views

MENLO PARK

Ravenswood school district staff make their case for workforce housing

Gerardo Garcia's workday is not done after he leaves his seventh grade science classroom at Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Aug 5, 2022 at 5:31 pm | 5 comments | 1929 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park sends off its housing element to the state

Menlo Park submitted its draft housing element to the state for review, putting forth its vision for housing growth over...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by MiddleAged Menlo Parker, on Aug 5, 2022 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 1337 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park seeks to become regional draw for interior design

A new collaboration of Menlo Park businesses is looking to turn the city's downtown into a regional destination for interior...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 5, 2022 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 2310 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 Brian, on Aug 3, 2022 at 8:55 pm | 45 comments | 3798 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: We support the Flood School housing compromise

Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller recently released a reasonable compromise to develop teacher and staff housing...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2022
Last comment by RP, on Aug 3, 2022 at 12:58 pm | 5 comments | 2724 Views

ATHERTON

Three candidates are vying for a seat on Atherton City Council

Housing and infrastructure improvements are top of mind for the three candidates who have announced plans to run for Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Aug 3, 2022 at 8:08 am | 3 comments | 1881 Views

MENLO PARK

'It would change my life.' New reports on Flood school apartments show need for staff housing

The proposed workforce housing project at the former Flood School would create less traffic than reopening a school of the...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2022
Last comment by Iris, on Aug 1, 2022 at 8:59 am | 16 comments | 4546 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Longtime Portola Valley council members will not seek reelection

After serving a combined 30 years on the Portola Valley Town Council, Maryann Derwin and John Richards will not run for office...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2022
Last comment by M.C, Wasmann, on Jul 29, 2022 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 2188 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weeks after Edgewood Fire, Emerald Hills residents frustrated over ongoing power outages

Since the 20-acre Edgewood Fire was contained last month, roughly 1,137 PG&E customers in the area have experienced repeated...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Stuart, on Jul 28, 2022 at 3:05 pm | 3 comments | 2782 Views

WOODSIDE

Amid burglary concerns, Woodside will install license plate readers in town

Twenty license plate readers will be installed around Woodside despite concerns from some residents that the amount of crime...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Jul 28, 2022 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 3022 Views

FICTION

Monkeypox is spreading in the Bay Area. Stanford wastewater data shows the region's hot spots.

Evidence of the monkeypox virus has shown up in Bay Area wastewater since mid-June, indicating the presence of infection,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3495 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's Burgess Pool contract is up for approval, would extend operations by one year

A proposal to have Tim Sheeper operate Burgess Pool in Menlo Park for another year is up for approval by the City Council...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Debbie, on Jul 26, 2022 at 5:58 pm | 2 comments | 1744 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council dumps townhouses from its state-mandated housing plan

There was every indication going into the July 20 City Council meeting that Atherton intended to meet its state-mandated...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2022 at 5:51 am | 2 comments | 3260 Views

WOODSIDE

Two Woodside council incumbents are running for reelection

Woodside Mayor Dick Brown and Councilman Brian Dombkowski are seeking reelection this fall, along with former Council member...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2022
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jul 25, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 1655 Views

MENLO PARK

Still have questions about California's composting law? Here's what you need to know.

Many Bay Area cities and counties already had composting ordinances before SB 1383 became law in January. So are people supposed...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2022
Last comment by Happy Resident, on Jul 25, 2022 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 5153 Views
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