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Senate Bill 50 returns -- and so does Peninsula's housing debate

Responding to local concerns about the top-down mandates of his contentious bill, SB 50, state Sen. Scott Wiener in early...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Reality, on Jan 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm | 17 comments | 2414 Views

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Feldman's Books not eligible for historic protections, Planning Commission decides

The Menlo Park building that houses Feldman's Books -- and was formerly home to Martin J. McCarthy Groceries and East-West...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by MPer, on Jan 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 9 comments | 2610 Views

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Guild Theatre construction temporarily narrows El Camino to one lane

Locals, brace for traffic. Construction work at the Guild Theatre site is narrowing sections of El Camino Real and Ravenswood...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Soccer mom, on Jan 22, 2020 at 11:08 am | 5 comments | 3153 Views

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $3.5M to tackle 'pressing community needs'

The nonprofit Chan Zuckerberg Initiative distributed nearly $3.5 million in grants to 40 Bay Area organizations working to...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Pot Meet Kettle, on Jan 22, 2020 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 2559 Views

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Longtime teaching assistant is the 'rock star' of Trinity School

Bim Cleland is one of the first teachers to arrive at Trinity School in Menlo Park every day. His daily, wide-ranging schedule...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Sheena , on Jan 17, 2020 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 3036 Views

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Menlo Park takes on second Greystar proposal to add hundreds of apartments citywide in under a month

Menlo Portal, the tentative name for a second project of developer Greystar to build hundreds of apartments on Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Jan 15, 2020 at 7:07 pm | 28 comments | 5931 Views

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Slocum leads San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 2020

San Mateo County District 4 Supervisor Warren Slocum began a second term as president of the Board of Supervisors on Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2020
Last comment by Thank you Warren, on Jan 13, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 1 comment | 3241 Views

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State Senate candidates to discuss climate crisis

A coalition of local environmental nonprofits has organized a forum to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at which local voters...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2020
Last comment by Let's go Josh!, on Jan 13, 2020 at 8:19 pm | 1 comment | 1260 Views

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Greening the grid

In the fall of 2014, two San Mateo County supervisors sat down with a group of environmental advocates to discuss something...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Kit, on Jan 13, 2020 at 1:23 pm | 4 comments | 1424 Views

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Mueller announces he will run for Menlo Park City Council a third time

Two-term Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller announced Thursday, Jan. 2, that he's planning to run for another term on...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Boomer, on Jan 6, 2020 at 7:52 pm | 8 comments | 3535 Views

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Driver charged in hit-and-run that killed Facebook employee

Charges of felony vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run have been filed against a man related to the death of a bicyclist,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jan 6, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 4353 Views

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Q&A with Cecilia Taylor, Menlo Park's new mayor

We asked Cecilia Taylor, Menlo Park's new mayor until December 2020, a series of questions as she starts out in her new role....

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Michael Perez (Owner-QWERTY Education Services), on Jan 6, 2020 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 4158 Views

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Menlo Park ban on flavored tobacco, vaping devices effective Jan. 17

To curb what's been declared an epidemic of vaping among young people in the area, the Menlo Park City Council has adopted...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Jan 5, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 9 comments | 3912 Views

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Frequent coyote sightings reported in West Menlo Park, Sharon Heights

Sharon Heights and West Menlo Park residents have been making frequent posts on the online network Nextdoor recently reporting...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 28, 2019 at 9:38 am | 3 comments | 3407 Views

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Menlo Park offers holiday break in overnight parking ban enforcement

Menlo Park residents hosting family or friends for the holidays can now assure guests that there's no need to fret over parking;...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 24, 2019 at 7:45 am | 2 comments | 3469 Views

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Facebook reveals new details about offer for Belle Haven community center

In a letter sent to Menlo Park City Hall on Monday, Facebook revealed new details about its commitment to build a new multi-generational...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
Last comment by Beth, on Dec 22, 2019 at 9:33 am | 2 comments | 3360 Views

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Menlo fire board passes on all-electric engine letter of intent

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board on Tuesday (Dec. 17) rejected the fire chief's recommendation to sign a letter...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Myomy, on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:22 pm | 10 comments | 2797 Views

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Menlo Park fire district to consider letter of intent for all-electric engine

An all-electric fire truck from Austria-based Rosenbauer may be in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's future as soon...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Good Call, on Dec 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm | 3 comments | 1621 Views

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Menlo Park: Proposal for city drone program raises civil liberty questions

Leaders in three Menlo Park city departments laid out a compelling case on Dec. 10 urging the City Council to explore a city...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 18, 2019 at 10:31 am | 4 comments | 3588 Views

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Menlo Park council open to bold new climate goal: carbon neutrality by 2030

Faced with the increasingly real and local threat of climate change, the Menlo Park City Council talked Tuesday about a possible...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by real action needed, on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:50 pm | 4 comments | 2695 Views
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