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Menlo fire board rejects planned limited disaster communication system rollout

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board voted not to move ahead with an audio mass alert system for earthquakes, fires,...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 8, 2019 at 6:18 pm | 9 comments | 2113 Views

MENLO PARK

Uneven ground

How unequal land use harms communities in southern San Mateo County Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2019/09/04/uneven-ground...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Karen Grove, on Sep 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 457 Views

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Menlo Park police chief may request drones for department

Drones may be part of the future of the Menlo Park Police Department. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2019/09/06/menlo-park-police-considering-request-fo...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 6, 2019 at 6:21 pm | 3 comments | 2390 Views

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Menlo Park man arrested in suspected DUI crash that injured 7-year-old sister pleads not guilty

A 21-year-old Menlo Park man arrested last month on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol following a crash...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by ouch, on Sep 6, 2019 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1785 Views

MENLO PARK

City plans to require most new commercial buildings to be all-electric

The Menlo Park City Council on Aug. 27 took action to support building codes that are more environmentally sustainable than...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by Joan, on Sep 6, 2019 at 12:55 pm | 23 comments | 2056 Views

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Uneven ground

Why do the communities of North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto and Belle Haven experience greater environmental health problems...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, on Sep 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 2137 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park-based task force to help with Hurricane Dorian

The locally based Task Force 3 search and rescue team is heading to North Carolina to help the region cope with Hurricane...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 5, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 3 comments | 1142 Views

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Atherton: Leaf blowers, civic center funding on council agenda

Potential limits on using leaf blowers in town and raising additional funding for the civic center project will be discussed...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by RanchGal, on Sep 4, 2019 at 8:49 pm | 3 comments | 1135 Views

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Nonprofit trying out program to lower ADU construction costs

As more Bay Area communities encourage residents to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that could serve as affordable...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by Cori, on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 218 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Driver killed in freeway collision

The driver of a Honda SUV was killed after the vehicle slammed into the back of a flatbed truck on southbound U.S. Highway...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by MaryAnnMP, on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments | 2236 Views

MENLO PARK

Historic Alpine Inn reopening in Portola Valley next month

Two private parties at the historic Alpine Inn, a Portola Valley institution that was recently sold and closed for renovation,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by scot schmierer, on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:13 pm | 35 comments | 18200 Views

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Home sales for the week of Aug. 26

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Palo Alto recorded the highest sale at $11,080,00 for a newly constructed...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2019
Last comment by Most expensive, on Sep 4, 2019 at 9:54 am | 3 comments | 1798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Church pulls Adelante rent proposal. RCSD holds impromptu "closed session" meeting.

The San Mateo Daily Journal had a headline story by Austin Walsh entitled "Campus lease offer withdrawn" in today's edition....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 16, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 3, 2019 at 4:16 pm | 4 comments | 458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County Community College Chancellor change

The Daily Post has been reporting on the "sweetheart" deal given to former Chancellor, Ron Galatolo. Yesterday, their headline...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by VP in charge of dog-catching, on Sep 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm | 5 comments | 735 Views

MENLO PARK

City, community work to iron out minimum wage ordinance

A small gathering of people from the business, labor and public health communities met with city staff Aug. 22 to talk through...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by Unlivable., on Sep 2, 2019 at 10:59 pm | 20 comments | 4190 Views

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Portola Valley teen advocates for diabetes research in D.C.

How many people can say they've appeared before the United States Senate? Thomas Screven, a 16-year-old Portola Valley resident,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2019
Last comment by Ms. P, on Sep 2, 2019 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 1767 Views

MENLO PARK

Man charged with Menlo Park embezzlement pleads not guilty

A Sunnyvale man charged with stealing $127,320 from a Menlo Park company pleaded not guilty to felony embezzlement and two...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Sep 1, 2019 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 3174 Views

MENLO PARK

PG&E now publicizing power shut-off forecasts

PG&E on Tuesday, Aug. 27, launched a new weather website with forecasts for possible power shut-offs. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by doral bedbugs, on Aug 31, 2019 at 7:41 pm | 3 comments | 1454 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man facing 11 sexual assault charges

A 38-year-old Menlo Park man has been charged with 11 sexual assault offenses that could result in life in prison if he is...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by JUST A GUY, on Aug 30, 2019 at 9:22 pm | 3 comments | 5122 Views

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Atherton: Child injured in DUI crash

A 21-year-old Menlo Park man was arrested on suspicion of DUI and his 7-year-old sibling was taken to a local hospital following...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Tragic, on Aug 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 2809 Views
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