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MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Our dire downtown Menlo Park

When visitors come to see me in my offices in downtown Menlo Park, they often remark that they're surprised to see how rundown...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by MP Resident, 1 hour ago | 27 comments | 2056 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Learning our history, raising our consciousness, leveling the ground

A huge thank you to The Almanac and Kate Bradshaw for the important and well-researched series, "Uneven Ground: How unequal...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2019
Last comment by Melissa Lukin, on Sep 21, 2019 at 10:12 am | 6 comments | 876 Views

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Man jumps from Menlo Park building in apparent suicide

A man jumped off the fourth floor of a building, possibly on the Facebook campus, in the 100 block of Jefferson Drive at...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Sep 19, 2019 at 4:10 pm | 1 comment | 2475 Views

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Menlo Park man shot, killed when 'illegal transaction' evolves into dispute

A man shot when an "illegal transaction" evolved into a dispute in East Palo Alto died two days later, marking the city's...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Can you help, on Sep 19, 2019 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 1484 Views

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Menlo Park school district bond refinancing saves $3.7 million

The Menlo Park City School District will save taxpayers over $3.7 million by refinancing its voter-approved bonds. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2019
Last comment by Kevin, on Sep 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm | 1 comment | 1018 Views

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Menlo Park: Minimum wage ordinance approved

Starting on Jan. 1, workers in Menlo Park must be paid a minimum of $15 an hour, following a 4-0-1 vote on Sept. 10 by the...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by try it for yourselves, on Sep 16, 2019 at 9:47 am | 35 comments | 3072 Views

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Rainbow flag stolen three times from Menlo Park church

When the Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin arrived at the Menlo Park church she leads on Aug. 10 for a funeral, she was disappointed...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by cubist, on Sep 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm | 25 comments | 3537 Views

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Suspect in sexual assault case to get Nov. 5 hearing, remains in custody

At a hearing on Monday (Sept. 9), Randolph Haldeman, the Menlo Park man facing 20 sexual assault charges for allegedly molesting...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by Dave M, on Sep 10, 2019 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments | 2213 Views

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Uneven ground

How unequal land use harms communities in southern San Mateo County Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2019/09/04/uneven-ground...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Karen Grove, on Sep 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 477 Views

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City plans to require most new commercial buildings to be all-electric

The Menlo Park City Council on Aug. 27 took action to support building codes that are more environmentally sustainable than...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by Joan, on Sep 6, 2019 at 12:55 pm | 23 comments | 2099 Views

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Menlo Park-based task force to help with Hurricane Dorian

The locally based Task Force 3 search and rescue team is heading to North Carolina to help the region cope with Hurricane...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 5, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 3 comments | 1164 Views

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Menlo Park: Driver killed in freeway collision

The driver of a Honda SUV was killed after the vehicle slammed into the back of a flatbed truck on southbound U.S. Highway...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by MaryAnnMP, on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments | 2280 Views

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Historic Alpine Inn reopening in Portola Valley next month

Two private parties at the historic Alpine Inn, a Portola Valley institution that was recently sold and closed for renovation,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by scot schmierer, on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:13 pm | 35 comments | 18282 Views

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City, community work to iron out minimum wage ordinance

A small gathering of people from the business, labor and public health communities met with city staff Aug. 22 to talk through...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by Unlivable., on Sep 2, 2019 at 10:59 pm | 20 comments | 4407 Views

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Man charged with Menlo Park embezzlement pleads not guilty

A Sunnyvale man charged with stealing $127,320 from a Menlo Park company pleaded not guilty to felony embezzlement and two...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Sep 1, 2019 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 3215 Views

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PG&E now publicizing power shut-off forecasts

PG&E on Tuesday, Aug. 27, launched a new weather website with forecasts for possible power shut-offs. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by doral bedbugs, on Aug 31, 2019 at 7:41 pm | 3 comments | 1652 Views

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Menlo Park man facing 11 sexual assault charges

A 38-year-old Menlo Park man has been charged with 11 sexual assault offenses that could result in life in prison if he is...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by JUST A GUY, on Aug 30, 2019 at 9:22 pm | 3 comments | 5171 Views

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Facebook employee killed in Fremont collision

Facebook officials expressed sadness Thursday when they learned that a bicyclist killed in a collision with a vehicle in...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Aug 29, 2019 at 2:53 pm | 1 comment | 3917 Views

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Menlo Park likely to ban gas heating, stoves in some new buildings

In a bid to be even more green than California at large, the Menlo Park City Council voted on July 16 to forge ahead with...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Brad, on Aug 28, 2019 at 12:15 pm | 20 comments | 4445 Views

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Menlo Park council extends cannabis ordinance

The Menlo Park City Council voted on Aug. 20 for a two-year extension of the city's current cannabis policy, which prohibits...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by It's quite legal, on Aug 28, 2019 at 10:59 am | 4 comments | 2846 Views
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