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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Council OKs cuts to traffic enforcement, library services

As the end of the fiscal year starts to loom sooner and sooner, the Menlo Park City Council debated late into Tuesday night...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by James Madison, 6 hours ago | 7 comments | 1847 Views

MENLO PARK

Community briefs: Sacred Heart Prep holds drive-in graduation; Hillview Middle School student donates handmade face masks

In this week's community briefs, Sacred Heart Prep students get a very special graduation and a Menlo Park teen does his...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Steven Kryger, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 969 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook rethinking commitment to fund studies for Dumbarton Rail project

Facebook is reconsidering its commitment to pay for studies to help plan for a new rail line across the Bay, a company official...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Brian, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 3401 Views

MENLO PARK

Facing unprecedented budget shortfalls, Menlo Park council favors keeping child care centers, police dispatchers

With an estimated $12 million shortfall expected in Menlo Park in the upcoming fiscal year, the City Council took its first...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 12 hours ago | 22 comments | 4497 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook to undergo long-term shift to permit more remote work

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that half of the Menlo Park company's workforce could work remotely in the...

Original post made on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by whatever , on May 26, 2020 at 4:08 pm | 1 comment | 1953 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shelter in Place - Essential Services

The spirit of this shelter in place order is we should socially distance from each other and stay at home. Yet, the order...

Original post made by Call Me Crazy on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Idiot, on May 26, 2020 at 2:25 pm | 3 comments | 405 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Blaze spreading after Menlo Park encampment catches fire

Menlo Park firefighters are currently battling a blaze in a grasslands area at Willow Road on the Baylands after a homeless...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on May 26, 2020 at 11:18 am | 6 comments | 16675 Views

MENLO PARK

Coronavirus central: Cases in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties rise by the dozens

Santa Clara County has 646 cases, 72 of which were reported on Saturday and Sunday. The county also reported five more deaths,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Iris, on May 25, 2020 at 9:34 am | 12 comments | 42663 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Peninsula Volunteers adapts essential programs for seniors during COVID-19 and beyond

In an op-ed, Peninsula Volunteers CEO Peter Olson writes about how the organization has adapted its programs to continue...

Original post made on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by Carlisle, on May 24, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 3186 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter to the editor: Closing Santa Cruz Avenue to make space for restaurants is a bad idea

In a letter, a Menlo Park resident writes why she's opposed to a proposal to close Santa Cruz Avenue to allow restaurants...

Original post made on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by Soccer mom, on May 24, 2020 at 9:38 am | 75 comments | 7391 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mask on, gloves off: How to stay safe as counties loosen restrictions

Even as residents are gradually allowed to step outside, Dr. Jonathan Blum of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Walsh Road Reporter, on May 22, 2020 at 11:36 pm | 1 comment | 2684 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'

Statewide unemployment numbers for April spiked higher than projected, jumping an unprecedented 10.2%, according to a state...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on May 22, 2020 at 6:17 pm | 1 comment | 1423 Views

MENLO PARK

New changes announced to Facebook Willow Village proposal

Several major changes have been made to Willow Village, Facebook's 50-plus acre development proposal in Menlo Park, based...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on May 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 3604 Views

MENLO PARK

To balance next year's budget, Menlo Park council considers cutting child care programs

Facing an expected shortfall of $12.7 million in a sea of uncertainty in the upcoming fiscal year, the Menlo Park City Council,...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Can't go backwards!, on May 21, 2020 at 10:13 am | 49 comments | 4399 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Panel discussion on public schools and COVID-19

On Wednesday, May 20, Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller will lead an online discussion with three superintendents on...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Ray Mueller, on May 20, 2020 at 10:47 pm | 7 comments | 2700 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituaries: Ernestine Zabala, Beverly M. Oaks

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Ernestine Zabala, a centenarian resident of Menlo Park, and Beverly Oaks,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by katie murdock, on May 19, 2020 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1121 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Faced with telling toddler daughter she can't hug her grandparents, local doc pens kids' book

How do you explain to a toddler that she can't hug her grandparents right now? Like many parents of young kids right now,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Lindsey, on May 19, 2020 at 7:34 am | 1 comment | 3044 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook emergency grant aids local journalists during COVID-19 crisis

Embarcadero Media has received a $100,000 emergency grant to sustain its work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by margret, on May 18, 2020 at 11:08 pm | 15 comments | 2578 Views

AROUND TOWN

After sharp decline, crime climbs back to pre-pandemic levels

Reports of crimes, which dropped during the first weeks of the coronavirus shutdown, are trending back upward in three Midpeninsula...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by observer, on May 18, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 2194 Views

AROUND TOWN

New San Mateo County order to allow curbside retail pickup, dog grooming

San Mateo County has amended its shelter-in-place health order to allow additional businesses to reopen on Monday, May 18,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Shaggy, on May 18, 2020 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 2909 Views
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