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MENLO PARK

Why build 550 housing units instead of 1,700? Menlo Park commission seeks much higher density for Parkline project at SRI campus

The Menlo Park Planning Commission recommended a higher density of housing units while reviewing the Parkline development’s...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Frozen, 6 minutes ago | 13 comments | 3091 Views

AROUND TOWN

Child attacked by mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County

A child was attacked by a mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2023
Last comment by Banes, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 1376 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton guts most of multifamily housing from plan it's sending to state

Around 250 people turned out for Atherton City Council's Tuesday meeting to sound off about the town's contentious efforts...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 3928 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford scrutinized over deputy who drew gun on Black man

Stanford police are under scrutiny after an officer drew a gun on a Black driver over the weekend, an incident that has gained...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 22 hours ago | 2 comments | 1350 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Saying it needs more time, Portola Valley opts to submit revised housing element late

With under a week until the deadline for a compliant housing element, and facing possible fines and other repercussions,...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2023
Last comment by Liesel, on Jan 31, 2023 at 12:35 pm | 3 comments | 2212 Views

ATHERTON

Steph and Ayesha Curry oppose upzoning of Atherton property near their home

Steph and Ayesha Curry penned a letter to Atherton officials saying they are against developing a lot near their house into...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by Frozen, on Jan 30, 2023 at 6:18 pm | 12 comments | 36911 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Sequoia school board's secrecy is undemocratic and irresponsible

Menlo-Atherton students weigh in on the departure of the district superintendent, arguing the school board has some explaining...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 30, 2023 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 1766 Views

WOODSIDE

In the year ahead, housing, parking and other infrastructure on Woodside mayor's plate

Woodside Mayor Chris Shaw expects a lot of his focus this year to be on state housing mandates, though it wouldn't be his...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1668 Views

MENLO PARK

New San Mateo County sheriff aims to build community trust with new program

In her second week as the sheriff of San Mateo County, Sheriff Christina Corpus launched a new program for law enforcement...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1914 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission seeks to curb displacement and fill city-owned lots with affordable homes

Menlo Park's Planning Commission highlighted the ideas of city-owned affordable housing and anti-displacement measures at...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by MP Father, on Jan 27, 2023 at 3:11 pm | 27 comments | 4336 Views

AROUND TOWN

Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence

Nearly 200 Meta content moderators who used to work at the tech company’s Mountain View office and now work in Fremont...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 27, 2023 at 7:35 am | 3 comments | 2398 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Coastal farmworkers eke out a living amid hardship

Shootings, wildfires, the pandemic and other challenges have tested the Coastside's isolated communities, but many of its...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Tecsi, on Jan 26, 2023 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1272 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton: Planning Commission recommends town dump rezoning along El Camino for more expansive overlays

With about a week to go before a state deadline, Atherton's housing element is still in flux, with the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by Fight for Democracy, on Jan 24, 2023 at 5:22 pm | 2 comments | 2230 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton resident targeted by protesters asks for more restrictions on picketing

An Atherton resident who said he was targeted by paid protesters last year is asking the City Council to do more than limit...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by Fight for Democracy, on Jan 24, 2023 at 1:58 pm | 3 comments | 2299 Views

MENLO PARK

Three clerks in Menlo Park cited for selling alcohol to minors

Three clerks and servers in Menlo Park were cited Jan. 20 for the sale of alcohol to minors following a decoy operation by...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2023
Last comment by Happy Resident, on Jan 23, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 3289 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Mayor Jen Wolosin wants to look at the big picture in 2023

Menlo Park's new mayor for 2023 is Jen Wolosin, who promises to prioritize her campaign promises while remaining flexible. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Rachel, on Jan 21, 2023 at 6:27 am | 2 comments | 2198 Views

AROUND TOWN

Missing-dog mystery sparks police investigation

Carolina Bruchilari thought her beloved German shepherd, Scott, would only be gone for two weeks when she entrusted him to...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2023
Last comment by Nanc, on Jan 20, 2023 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 6399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For the second time in two years, the Sequoia District begins the search for a new superintendent

Teachers, parents and local officials said they were “left with more questions than answers” after a special board meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 20, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 2033 Views

ATHERTON

Referring to themselves as the 'poverty pocket' of Atherton, some residents facing upzoning threaten legal action

A group of Atherton residents is pushing back against a plan to upzone their lots to allow for denser housing development...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Fight for Democracy, on Jan 19, 2023 at 5:56 pm | 2 comments | 5477 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council appoints Maria Doerr to District 5 seat

The Menlo Park City Council has a new member. Maria Doerr was appointed to represent District 5 at a special Jan. 9 meeting,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 19, 2023 at 12:34 pm | 28 comments | 6190 Views
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