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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Balance switches up messaging, calls Measure V a 'pro-teacher' ballot initiative as election approaches

Nicole Chessari and Tim Yaeger, co-founders of Menlo Balance, are changing up their campaigning in order to fight what they...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, 5 hours ago | 27 comments | 1958 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school board declines to oppose city's Measure V ballot measure

In a divided decision, the Menlo Park City School District Board of Trustees will not take a stand against Measure V in the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 6 hours ago | 59 comments | 6930 Views

MENLO PARK

Details emerge on Menlo Park council's failed attempt to keep Measure V off the ballot

The Menlo Park City Council failed to reach a compromise on a teacher housing proposal at the former Flood School site at...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 13 hours ago | 35 comments | 3907 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Remembering George Mader and the role of outsiders in Portola Valley

I was saddened, as were so many, to hear of the recent death of George Mader, Portola Valley's longtime and trailblazing...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Jon Silver, 13 hours ago | 4 comments | 306 Views

MENLO PARK

The holidays are coming to town: Menlo Park seeks to bring back city-run events this fall

Menlo Park's well-loved holiday traditions are returning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with several...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Ironic isn’t it!!, on Sep 24, 2022 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 1813 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County supervisor urges state investigate public closure of therapy pool

As residents continue to push for the public reopening of a therapeutic pool, San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa has...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Sep 23, 2022 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1185 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford wants 'educational' tax exemption for faculty homes

Stanford University is seeking to reduce its tax burden on two faculty houses by claiming they are used for educational purposes. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2022
Last comment by Iris, on Sep 23, 2022 at 7:48 am | 1 comment | 2733 Views

MENLO PARK

No winning bidder as Menlo Park USGS campus auction closes

Bidding has closed on the former United States Geological Survey (USGS) campus in Menlo Park, but federal officials have...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2022
Last comment by Not-Jeff, on Sep 22, 2022 at 11:47 am | 4 comments | 3710 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen sleep deprivation is a big problem, so schools are starting later

Is the early morning rush to get groggy teens to school a thing of the past? With a new state law requiring later start times,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 22, 2022 at 7:21 am | 2 comments | 3530 Views

AROUND TOWN

‘A waste of taxpayers' money’: Sheriff's lawyer questions nature of county probe into Batmobile case

As the investigation continues into the “Batmobile” case, the attorney for outgoing Sheriff Carlos Bolanos is alleging...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Sep 20, 2022 at 1:05 pm | 17 comments | 2783 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opponents kick off campaign against ballot initiative stripping Menlo Park council of rezoning powers

With Election Day approaching, Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Homes (MPNAH) has started canvassing and holding public...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 18, 2022 at 9:25 pm | 118 comments | 5637 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Kings Mountain Art Fair returns to the forest

The Kings Mountain Art Fair returned to its bucolic setting among the redwoods this Labor Day weekend, holding in-person...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2022
Last comment by Bill, on Sep 18, 2022 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 2191 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council: Remove street parking along Middle Avenue

The Menlo Park City Council signaled at its Sept. 13 meeting that it wants to remove street parking from both sides of Middle...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by Brendan , on Sep 18, 2022 at 12:31 pm | 4 comments | 3640 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Newsom signs bill creating CARE Court system into law

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Wednesday that will create a civil court division in each of the state's 58 counties with...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1358 Views

MENLO PARK

State Attorney General declines to investigate county sheriff’s and DA’s involvement in Batmobile case

The California Attorney General’s office on Wednesday declined to launch an independent probe into the so-called Batmobile...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 15, 2022 at 8:43 pm | 3 comments | 2242 Views

OTHER TOPICS

California phases out new gas cars — so what's next for electric cars?

California will revolutionize the car market by ending sales of new gas cars within 12 years, forcing car buyers to switch...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2022
Last comment by Not-Jeff, on Sep 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm | 19 comments | 3406 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park District 4 Council Seat

MENLO PARK DISTRICT 4 SEAT ON MP COUNCIL Never again do I want to decide between two friends competing in one MP district...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Sep. 13, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 14, 2022 at 6:31 pm | 4 comments | 406 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Balance initiative sparks fervent debate among residents

A ballot initiative that would take decisions on housing out of the hands of the Menlo Park City Council sharply divided...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Sep 12, 2022 at 9:17 am | 62 comments | 5126 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Housing launches campaign

A group of Menlo Park residents celebrated the kick-off of the Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Homes campaign on Sunday,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Sep 11, 2022 at 5:35 pm | 22 comments | 4895 Views

AROUND TOWN

Raising the barre: Dance school marks 75th anniversary

The Menlo Park Academy of Dance has always stayed on point — and en pointe. The academy, now the official school for Peninsula...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 9, 2022 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 1133 Views
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