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MENLO PARK

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

MENLO PARK

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

MENLO PARK

Cannabis ban, Willow Village EIR contract, new El Camino building and more on Menlo Park council agenda

The Menlo Park City Council has a busy evening in store for its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Suuuure, on Aug 28, 2019 at 5:12 am | 6 comments | 2446 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley greenlights pursuit of pedestrian, bicyclist safety plan

Portola Valley's public works department received the go-ahead from the Town Council on Aug. 14 to proceed with a plan for...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2019
Last comment by Slow change, on Aug 27, 2019 at 4:23 pm | 17 comments | 2185 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Planning Commission to look at hotel for millennials and office building with helipad

The Menlo Park Planning Commission is scheduled to hold study sessions on two major developments proposed on the city's Bay...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2019
Last comment by ConnectMenlo, on Aug 27, 2019 at 12:05 am | 6 comments | 2139 Views

AROUND TOWN

New effort in the works to build trail from Bay to ocean

Land conservation agencies and local jurisdictions are teaming up behind a bold new plan to build a trail that would allow...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Reality Check, on Aug 25, 2019 at 3:40 pm | 7 comments | 4348 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley schools sign crossing guard contract

The Portola Valley School District has entered into an agreement with the Woodside Patrol security service to provide crossing...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2019
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Aug 25, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1384 Views

AROUND TOWN

$875,00 Lawsuit Settlement to Sewer General Manager

Oh my goodness ! How in the world does one man deserve a settlement of $875,000? That's incredible! Daniel Child was...

Original post made by Observer II on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 24, 2019 at 9:49 am | 2 comments | 492 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park neighborhood hit with auto burglaries

Menlo Park police received reports of five auto burglaries that occurred in the same general vicinity during the early morning...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Law abiding citizen, on Aug 24, 2019 at 12:00 am | 7 comments | 4330 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bay Area: One-cent sales tax for transit could be on 2020 ballot

Bay Area voters may be asked to approve a one-cent sales tax in 2020 that would fund a wide array of transportation projects...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Aug 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1175 Views

MENLO PARK

Council votes to cut 165 street parking spots and add bike lanes on Jefferson and Chrysler drives

In order to offer safer passage by bike to Menlo Park's new high school, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by MP Resident, on Aug 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm | 3 comments | 1836 Views

MENLO PARK

Thursday: Menlo Park to hold hearing on local minimum wage

A proposal by the city of Menlo Park to require all employers in the city to pay employees a minimum of $15 an hour by Jan....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Aug 22, 2019 at 11:57 pm | 17 comments | 1748 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County property values reach record highs

San Mateo County's property assessment roll increased for the 2019-20 fiscal year, the ninth consecutive year of upward movement. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by oceanflea , on Aug 22, 2019 at 8:10 pm | 10 comments | 4233 Views

MENLO PARK

Saint Frank Coffee and Schmidt family offices open near Menlo Park Caltrain station

Menlo Park is now officially home to the headquarters of the family foundation and office of former Google chairman Eric...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Tom, on Aug 22, 2019 at 2:04 pm | 10 comments | 4490 Views

MENLO PARK

Public comment period for county's Flood Park project review is open

Plans by San Mateo County to renovate Flood Park, a 24-acre park nestled in Menlo Park's residential Suburban Park, Lorelei...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by jimmae, on Aug 20, 2019 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | 2291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'I don't think there is trust on this board.' Fissures emerge between East Palo Alto school trustees during retreat

Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by EPA Resident, on Aug 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 1775 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley school district to discuss possible parcel tax renewal

As Portola Valley students begin to file into classrooms next week for the start of the school year, school board members...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by TheMostRegressiveTax, on Aug 19, 2019 at 7:03 am | 3 comments | 1457 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New Portola Valley school superintendent focuses on parcel tax, curriculum and communication

Roberta Zarea has been getting to know the Portola Valley School District since she became its superintendent on July 1....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2019
Last comment by F.D. Wall, on Aug 18, 2019 at 9:01 am | 2 comments | 2027 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo Park woman loses $25K in phone scam

A Menlo Park woman was apparently the victim of a phone scam when she mailed $25,000 to an address in New York because she...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2019
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Menlo Park high school opens, but construction is ongoing

TIDE Academy, a new high school in Menlo Park, opened for the first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 14, but construction...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by some guy from atherton, on Aug 17, 2019 at 7:43 pm | 5 comments | 5366 Views
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