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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, 4 hours ago | 12 comments | 42543 Views

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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, 19 hours ago | 17 comments | 3797 Views

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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 Citizen, on May 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm | 1 comment | 2150 Views

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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 | 3336 Views

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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 | 4282 Views

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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 | 2557 Views

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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 | 2525 Views

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San Mateo County falling short on key metrics needed to greenlight reopening economy

Curbside retail pickups will soon be allowed in San Mateo County. But what other conditions must be met for more businesses...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by neighbor, on May 18, 2020 at 11:25 am | 12 comments | 6375 Views

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'Every seat outside would help.' Cities consider closing streets to traffic to make space for struggling restaurants

Midpeninsula cities are considering temporarily closing downtown streets to traffic to give restaurants and other businesses...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Pv resident, on May 18, 2020 at 7:25 am | 18 comments | 3782 Views

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

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow on Friday amended his prior shelter-in-place health order to allow the reopening...

Original post made on May. 16, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on May 17, 2020 at 2:22 pm | 4 comments | 3214 Views

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Guest opinion: City is 'No. 1' but that's not a good thing

Menlo Park has staffing problems, as demonstrated at the City Council meeting on Jan. 14. But neither city management nor...

Original post made on May. 2, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 12, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 13 comments | 2915 Views

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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 | 3003 Views

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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 | 6846 Views

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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 | 5046 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 | 3762 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 | 4046 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 | 5329 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 | 2582 Views

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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 | 492 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 | 6109 Views
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