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Menlo Park man arrested in attempted burglary at gun store early Friday

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two people early Friday morning (May 8) in connection with an attempted...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 8, 2020 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 3108 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown landmark Cafe Borrone raises more than $100K and reopens for takeout

After weeks of closure, Menlo Park's landmark cafe, Cafe Borrone, reopened for takeout on April 29. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by DC McGlynn, on May 7, 2020 at 2:32 pm | 5 comments | 7021 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park gallerist goes rogue, opens doors to visitors amidst shutdown

A Menlo Park art gallery owner is pushing back against the nonessential business shutdown, declaring that art is essential...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Closed forever, never again, on May 7, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 18 comments | 5171 Views

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Woman's phone taken in Menlo Oaks strong-arm robbery

The suspect allegedly punched a woman out walking in the back on Monday night, took her iPhone and ran from the scene. Read...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on May 7, 2020 at 11:56 am | 8 comments | 3865 Views

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Facing precipitous revenue declines, the city of Menlo Park prepares to cut costs

Times are starting to look leaner for the city of Menlo Park. City staff expects an $8 million shortfall between now and...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by No more studies, on May 4, 2020 at 6:35 pm | 12 comments | 4285 Views

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Guest opinion: A record of accomplishment fixing San Francisquito Creek

In an op-ed, Santa Clara Valley Water District board member Gary Kremen and San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine respond...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 4, 2020 at 8:44 am | 5 comments | 5466 Views

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Bay Area extends — and loosens — stay-at-home orders

The Bay Area's stay-at-home orders will stretch on until at least the end of May, though construction workers, gardeners...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by Public Health, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:36 am | 6 comments | 2710 Views

MENLO PARK

Budgets Are an Expression of Values

COVID-19 has hit the economy in catastrophic ways and left us with extraordinary uncertainties. While we are still in the...

Original post made by Jen Wolosin on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 28, 2020 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 522 Views

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Coronavirus expected to cost Menlo Park $8.8 million in lost revenues

The coronavirus pandemic and the community shutdown that it has caused are expected to cost the city of Menlo Park an estimated...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by Stu, on Apr 26, 2020 at 9:58 pm | 23 comments | 6221 Views

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Trinity Church leader put on administrative leave after admitting he misused church funds

Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, rector at Trinity Church, has been put on administrative leave after admitting that he misused...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Not a fan, on Apr 26, 2020 at 9:58 am | 13 comments | 6827 Views

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Local domestic violence experts say pandemic creates conditions ripe for abuse

"Imagine being quarantined in the most dangerous place for you." That terrifying thought is a reality for people experiencing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Apr 22, 2020 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 2829 Views

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Memorial service this Saturday for Bob Dehn, former Menlo Park library commissioner

A memorial service is set for tomorrow (Feb. 29) for Bob Dehn, a passionate Menlo Park community member known for his work...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2020
Last comment by Friend of Bob, on Apr 20, 2020 at 10:05 pm | 3 comments | 2398 Views

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Hundreds of inmates have been released from San Mateo county jails in recent weeks

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is rapidly releasing inmates in county jails in order to minimize the risk of the coronavirus...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Petri-Dish group quarters, on Apr 18, 2020 at 4:41 pm | 20 comments | 7702 Views

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Guest opinion: Creek flood control plan doesn't tell the whole story

In this guest opinion, former Menlo Park Mayor Steve Schmidt and Brielle Johnck, a former Environmental Quality Control Board...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by Henry fox, on Apr 14, 2020 at 7:39 pm | 4 comments | 2760 Views

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Local small businesses are taking bold new steps to keep their doors open. Help may be on the way.

As small businesses along the Peninsula shutter in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the owner of Old World Designs in...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Apr 13, 2020 at 11:57 am | 8 comments | 5978 Views

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City Council, Please follow the wise leadership being provided by the Town of Atherton and the City of Palo Alto.

City Council, Please follow the wise leadership being provided by the Town of Atherton and the City of Palo Alto. ...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Sara T, on Apr 10, 2020 at 12:55 pm | 7 comments | 1453 Views

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Menlo College to offer transfer slots to students of 'challenged' Notre Dame de Namur University

Menlo College in Atherton has offered to take in students who attend Notre Dame de Namur University, which may close because...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Lauren John, on Apr 7, 2020 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 3977 Views

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Neighbors helping neighbors

Even as the dark shadow of COVID-19 sweeps across our communities, lights of local organizations are popping up as neighbors...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 6, 2020 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 3613 Views

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Menlo Park moves to online permit center amid coronavirus pandemic

Menlo Park has moved to an online permit center to handle existing permit applications and ongoing projects while public...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by blayneyjim@aol.com, on Apr 6, 2020 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 2828 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: More parks close

A roundup of coronavirus news in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The latest available data shows Santa Clara County has...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by John , on Apr 6, 2020 at 10:22 am | 12 comments | 8118 Views
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