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MENLO PARK

With four candidates for Menlo Park City Council, only one incumbent faces a contested election

Four candidates are running for a seat on the Menlo Park City Council this November, but thanks to district elections, only...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Aug 19, 2022 at 12:51 pm | 13 comments | 3691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash aims to tackle traffic, housing issues if reelected

Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash has pulled papers to run for reelection in District 4, facing challenger Peter Ohtaki in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 17, 2022 at 7:04 pm | 6 comments | 3361 Views

AROUND TOWN

Climate nonprofit funded by Laurene Powell Jobs hires high-powered state official

Having pledged more than $3 billion to address climate change, the Waverley Street Foundation has hired Jared Blumenfeld. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2022
Last comment by Debbie, on Aug 16, 2022 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 2300 Views

MENLO PARK

Peter Ohtaki challenges incumbent Betsy Nash in Menlo Park City Council race

Former Menlo Park City Council member Peter Ohtaki has pulled papers to run against incumbent Mayor Betsy Nash in District...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Aug 16, 2022 at 3:50 pm | 31 comments | 4973 Views

MENLO PARK

Why I'll be voting against the Menlo Balance initiative

A group named Menlo Balance formed by residents of Suburban Park has been in the news recently because of a ballot initiative...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Lifestyle, on Aug 16, 2022 at 7:54 am | 5 comments | 1410 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With board divided, Ravenswood district votes to drop its mask mandate

For the first time in three years, Ravenswood City School District students and staff won't need to wear face masks in classrooms...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Resident , on Aug 15, 2022 at 7:44 pm | 3 comments | 2355 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Retired Menlo Park fire chief aids effort to send donated gear to firefighters in Ukraine

Volunteers from fire services and departments across the Bay Area on Thursday finished loading a 40-foot shipping container...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 15, 2022 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 3474 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A generational call to action against climate change

If you were born after 1981, you are a part of the "Climate Generation" — the generation of people who have lived exceptionally...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Michael, on Aug 13, 2022 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 1175 Views

OTHER TOPICS

State attorney general urges public sector workers to apply for student loan forgiveness before deadline

In partnership with California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the Campaign for California Borrowers' Rights on Monday launched...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Stuart, on Aug 12, 2022 at 7:03 am | 3 comments | 2280 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

With election filing period closing soon, here's who is running in local elections so far

Here's a roundup of those who are looking to run for local city councils and school boards on the ballot in the November...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by pvsusa, on Aug 11, 2022 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 2806 Views

MENLO PARK

New report lists local communities among Bay Area's most racially and economically segregated neighborhoods

A new report shows that several Bay Area neighborhoods are highly segregated by race and wealth, with Portola Valley, Woodside,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Private citizen , on Aug 11, 2022 at 9:49 am | 8 comments | 4719 Views

MENLO PARK

Longtime Ravenswood school district trustee will not seek reelection this fall

Ana Maria Pulido won't be running for reelection to the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees in November, citing...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Aug 8, 2022 at 8:14 pm | 2 comments | 2082 Views

AROUND TOWN

Six arrested for providing alcohol to minors in Menlo Park sting operation

According to a city statement, Menlo Park Police and agents with the California Alcohol Beverage Control made the arrests...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2022
Last comment by Arthur, on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:14 am | 2 comments | 5468 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley reluctantly settles lawsuit alleging Brown Act violations

The Portola Valley Town Council approved a settlement Monday to resolve a lawsuit against the town claiming its committee...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 6, 2022 at 12:13 pm | 8 comments | 4764 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton's draft housing element banks on ADUs to meet future housing needs

Atherton is sending its housing element to the state, leaning on accessory dwelling units and SB 9 applications to meet its...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Aug 6, 2022 at 10:58 am | 5 comments | 3763 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park sends off its housing element to the state

Menlo Park submitted its draft housing element to the state for review, putting forth its vision for housing growth over...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by MiddleAged Menlo Parker, on Aug 5, 2022 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 2284 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park seeks to become regional draw for interior design

A new collaboration of Menlo Park businesses is looking to turn the city's downtown into a regional destination for interior...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 5, 2022 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 3909 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: We support the Flood School housing compromise

Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller recently released a reasonable compromise to develop teacher and staff housing...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2022
Last comment by RP, on Aug 3, 2022 at 12:58 pm | 5 comments | 3475 Views

ATHERTON

Three candidates are vying for a seat on Atherton City Council

Housing and infrastructure improvements are top of mind for the three candidates who have announced plans to run for Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Aug 3, 2022 at 8:08 am | 3 comments | 3027 Views

MENLO PARK

'It would change my life.' New reports on Flood school apartments show need for staff housing

The proposed workforce housing project at the former Flood School would create less traffic than reopening a school of the...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2022
Last comment by Iris, on Aug 1, 2022 at 8:59 am | 16 comments | 5465 Views
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