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Menlo Park council studies options to address rising pension costs

Menlo Park has an estimated $54.5 million in unfunded pension liability for city employees, including public safety staff,...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 8 hours ago | 11 comments | 1198 Views

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Menlo Park: Funding to build affordable housing available

The city of Menlo Park has released a "notice of funding availability," a call for agencies to apply for funding, for affordable...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2018
Last comment by Joan, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 1077 Views

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Menlo Park Police Department names new commander

The Menlo Park Police Department has hired a new police commander, Rich Struckman, who was scheduled to start Tuesday, Nov....

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 18, 2018 at 5:35 pm | 3 comments | 2054 Views

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New Facebook bus stop approved

The Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to approve a new bus stop and bus circulation configuration proposed...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2018
Last comment by Jesus J, on Nov 17, 2018 at 10:40 am | 2 comments | 1329 Views

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Former Menlo Park mayor Dee Tolles dies at 79

Former Menlo Park mayor Raymond "Dee" Tolles died Monday, Nov. 12, at age 79, leaving behind a legacy of civic involvement...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2018
Last comment by Robyn Rabosea, on Nov 16, 2018 at 8:00 am | 6 comments | 4113 Views

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State Auditor High Critical (to say the least) report on High Speed Rail

The California State Auditor has just released a very critical report on the High Speed Rail Project and the Authority. One...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Nov. 15, 2018
There are no comments yet. 110 Views

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Menlo Park City Council: Taylor, Combs and Nash leading

Preliminary election night results show that Menlo Park City Council candidates Cecilia Taylor, Drew Combs and Betsy Nash...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2018
Last comment by Lean Out, on Nov 15, 2018 at 6:47 am | 41 comments | 8313 Views

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Menlo Park: Pensions discussions on council agenda

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to discuss what it should do about its pension obligations at its meeting scheduled...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2018
Last comment by pay it forward, on Nov 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm | 3 comments | 1154 Views

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Historical Association hosts celebration of Armistice Day centennial on Sunday

This Sunday, Nov. 11, will mark 100 years since the end of World War I, and 80 years of Fremont Park's existence in Menlo...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2018
Last comment by J Neene, on Nov 13, 2018 at 7:56 pm | 6 comments | 722 Views

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Menlo fire staff wants aerial maps of district

Menlo Park fire officials have an interest in mapping areas vulnerable to burning in the fire district. Technologies for...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2018
Last comment by MAC, on Nov 13, 2018 at 4:23 am | 1 comment | 1021 Views

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Dumbarton rail project to get full environmental, fiscal analysis

In a sharp acceleration of a project that has for decades lurched through planning processes that haven't gone anywhere,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Nov 8, 2018 at 8:55 am | 4 comments | 2313 Views

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Menlo Planning Bonus Misapplied in Hampton Inn Case

This correspondence addresses the concept of “Public Benefit,” more specifically, just how much Public Benefit does the...

Original post made by Fred Rose on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by Linda Sadunas, on Nov 7, 2018 at 5:09 pm | 18 comments | 872 Views

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Letter: Betsy Nash for Menlo Park City Council

As an Oak Knoll parent, I support Betsy Nash for Menlo Park City Council, District 4. I appreciate her progressive political...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 6, 2018 at 10:01 am | 5 comments | 356 Views

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Park Forest continues to oppose 1704 ECR Project

The following public comments were made to the Planning Commission this evening: November 5, 2018 The 1704 ECR Project ...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 5, 2018
There are no comments yet. 130 Views

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On the right track

Longtime Almanac readers may have a feeling of deja vu reading about 13-year-old car racing phenom Jesse Love of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2018
Last comment by Roland Kelly, on Nov 4, 2018 at 3:49 pm | 1 comment | 1371 Views

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Menlo Park: Red-light camera contract extended to allow in-depth evaluation

Red-light cameras in Menlo Park, and the vendor that supplies and operates them, Redflex, will be getting a closer look...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 3, 2018 at 6:18 pm | 34 comments | 2379 Views

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Petition be circulated to Remove Public Benefit Bonus from ECR-NE Low Density zone

Remove Public Benefit Bonus from ECR-NE Low Density zone The ECR NE-L District is located on the east side of El Camino...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 2, 2018
There are no comments yet. 102 Views

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Facebook plans new bus stop to meet growing transit needs

Facebook is proposing to build a new bus stop to better accommodate the significant number of buses and trams it uses to...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2018
Last comment by Facebag, on Nov 1, 2018 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 1746 Views

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Caltrain strikes car stuck in traffic at Ravenswood Avenue rail crossing

A woman sustained minor injuries after the car she was driving was struck by a train at the Ravenswood Avenue rail crossing...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by Calypso41, on Oct 31, 2018 at 7:38 pm | 43 comments | 4855 Views

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La Entrada Middle School floods after water main break

A water main break near La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park on Thursday, Oct. 25, flooded classrooms, including a new...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 2665 Views
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Salt & Straw Palo Alto to open Nov. 23
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 4,540 views

Savior Sauerkraut (cough cough cough)
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 886 views