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How bad is water use in California? March is the worst so far, up 19%

Ignoring urgent pleas from water officials, Californians used substantially more water after a record-dry three months gripped...

Original post made on May. 11, 2022
Last comment by lspw, on May 11, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 1861 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local congresswomen, speaking in Mountain View, say overturning Roe v. Wade threatens democracy

Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren declared that the U.S. Supreme Court going against public opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade...

Original post made on May. 9, 2022
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on May 10, 2022 at 11:10 pm | 11 comments | 2115 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County Supervisors OK hiring bonuses and other incentives in quest fill vacancies

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved new hire bonuses and other incentives to attract candidates...

Original post made on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Candice Hawley, on May 10, 2022 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 2595 Views

WOODSIDE

Fear is obscuring the benefits to more housing in Woodside

On April 25, my spouse and I attended a special meeting of the Woodside Planning Commission about the Housing Element of...

Original post made on May. 8, 2022
Last comment by Woodside Lifer, on May 9, 2022 at 9:41 am | 4 comments | 810 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council member leads in campaign contributions for District 3 Supervisor race

Ray Mueller, Menlo Park City Council member, reported the highest number of contributions out of the four candidates in the...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by MP Resident, on May 7, 2022 at 2:34 pm | 4 comments | 9469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Ravenswood's Measure I asks district residents to approve $110 million school bond

Measure I would help the Ravenswood district modernize crumbling facilities. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2022/05/06/voter-guide-ravenswoods-measure-i-...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by kbehroozi, on May 6, 2022 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments | 2571 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

'Massive' public records request escalates battle over Portola Valley's housing element

Two Portola Valley residents filed a huge public records request, seeking to shield their neighborhood from being designated...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2022
Last comment by new guy, on May 6, 2022 at 9:31 am | 26 comments | 10723 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police arrest two in shooting; gunfire captured on neighbor's video

Police arrested two people in connection with a shooting that was captured by a resident's surveillance camera on Monday...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Reader, on May 3, 2022 at 4:53 pm | 6 comments | 18969 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Earth Day: Electric leaf blower bowling, a VW Beetle converted into a bike and more

Atherton's first Earth Day Festival highlighted ways attendees could be more green. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2022/04/26/atherton-earth-day-electric...

Original post made on May. 1, 2022
Last comment by Reader, on May 3, 2022 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 3006 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Popular pop-up Little Sky Bakery opens permanent shop in Menlo Park

Little Sky Bakery has set up shop in near the Menlo Park Caltrain station, with plans to open Little Sky Kitchen, a cafe...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by Reader, on May 3, 2022 at 4:51 pm | 2 comments | 6347 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford nurses overwhelmingly ratify agreement with hospitals, ending weeklong strike

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals have overwhelmingly voted to end a weeklong strike, their union,...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on May 3, 2022 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 2155 Views

MENLO PARK

Nurses at Stanford, Packard hospitals start strike this morning

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals went on strike this morning after more than three months of unsuccessful...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2022
Last comment by ln, on May 3, 2022 at 1:05 pm | 7 comments | 3277 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Opinion: I reported my harassment in the California Legislature. Then state investigators went after me

A woman filed a workplace discrimination complaint that alleged harassment while working for Assembly member Marc Berman's...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by tmain, on May 2, 2022 at 11:19 pm | 7 comments | 2643 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: State questions town's limits on ADUs for fire safety, council to consider changes to turbulent wildfire committee

As Portola Valley resumes in-person meetings this week, it will face challenges that include a potential lawsuit over its...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on May 1, 2022 at 2:09 pm | 8 comments | 3082 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park struggles to fill city hall vacancies

City Hall has a 10% vacancy, with 27 jobs open, ranging from entry level to management positions, according to a new report. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Honest Abe, on Apr 30, 2022 at 10:00 pm | 7 comments | 2434 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman robbed inside Nordstrom at Stanford Shopping Center

A woman who was shopping at Nordstrom at Stanford Shopping Center was robbed of $2,500 in purchases while inside the store...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 27, 2022 at 6:12 pm | 3 comments | 2481 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Longtime Ladera resident, author and hiking enthusiast Jean Rusmore dies at 101

Ladera resident Jean Rusmore, an avid hiker and author with a fascination for nature, died on April 1 in Aptos at the age...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by jennorman, on Apr 27, 2022 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 2449 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

San Mateo County Supervisors OK policy for Sheriff's Office use of military equipment

To comply with state law, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has developed a military equipment use policy, which the...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Apr 26, 2022 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 2179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district to look internally for new superintendent to start

The Menlo Park City School District is beginning to interview candidates for the superintendent role next week, one of many...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Apr 23, 2022 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 1772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park budget braces for return to pre-pandemic normalcy

A draft budget for the city's 2022-23 fiscal year comes with a long list of funding requests for more building projects,...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by MP mom, on Apr 23, 2022 at 10:18 am | 6 comments | 2075 Views
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