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Bay Area: One-cent sales tax for transit could be on 2020 ballot

Bay Area voters may be asked to approve a one-cent sales tax in 2020 that would fund a wide array of transportation projects...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Aug 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1147 Views

MENLO PARK

Council votes to cut 165 street parking spots and add bike lanes on Jefferson and Chrysler drives

In order to offer safer passage by bike to Menlo Park's new high school, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by MP Resident, on Aug 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm | 3 comments | 1812 Views

MENLO PARK

Thursday: Menlo Park to hold hearing on local minimum wage

A proposal by the city of Menlo Park to require all employers in the city to pay employees a minimum of $15 an hour by Jan....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Aug 22, 2019 at 11:57 pm | 17 comments | 1709 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County property values reach record highs

San Mateo County's property assessment roll increased for the 2019-20 fiscal year, the ninth consecutive year of upward movement. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by oceanflea , on Aug 22, 2019 at 8:10 pm | 10 comments | 4201 Views

MENLO PARK

Saint Frank Coffee and Schmidt family offices open near Menlo Park Caltrain station

Menlo Park is now officially home to the headquarters of the family foundation and office of former Google chairman Eric...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Tom, on Aug 22, 2019 at 2:04 pm | 10 comments | 4445 Views

MENLO PARK

Public comment period for county's Flood Park project review is open

Plans by San Mateo County to renovate Flood Park, a 24-acre park nestled in Menlo Park's residential Suburban Park, Lorelei...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by jimmae, on Aug 20, 2019 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | 2244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'I don't think there is trust on this board.' Fissures emerge between East Palo Alto school trustees during retreat

Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by EPA Resident, on Aug 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 1749 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley school district to discuss possible parcel tax renewal

As Portola Valley students begin to file into classrooms next week for the start of the school year, school board members...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by TheMostRegressiveTax, on Aug 19, 2019 at 7:03 am | 3 comments | 1425 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New Portola Valley school superintendent focuses on parcel tax, curriculum and communication

Roberta Zarea has been getting to know the Portola Valley School District since she became its superintendent on July 1....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2019
Last comment by F.D. Wall, on Aug 18, 2019 at 9:01 am | 2 comments | 1990 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo Park woman loses $25K in phone scam

A Menlo Park woman was apparently the victim of a phone scam when she mailed $25,000 to an address in New York because she...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2019
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Menlo Park high school opens, but construction is ongoing

TIDE Academy, a new high school in Menlo Park, opened for the first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 14, but construction...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by some guy from atherton, on Aug 17, 2019 at 7:43 pm | 5 comments | 5324 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Teague Hill blaze caused by illegal camp fire

An illegal camp fire was the cause of a wildfire in the Teague Hill Open Space Preserve in Woodside that broke out early...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Aug 17, 2019 at 10:25 am | 4 comments | 3114 Views

WOODSIDE

Bay Area mayors call for Senate action on gun safety laws

More than 20 Bay Area mayors, including four on the Midpeninsula, are among 249 across the country who have signed a letter...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Remove military style weapons, on Aug 16, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 10 comments | 1842 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Village People' prepare to close up shop

Village Stationers, a family-owned stationery store with locations in Menlo Park and Los Altos, will be closing its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Aug 14, 2019 at 5:49 pm | 9 comments | 2945 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood could embark on districtwide naming process

Community concern about losing East Palo Alto's recognition of Cesar Chavez with the phasing out of a middle school named...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2019
Last comment by ex resident, on Aug 13, 2019 at 5:11 pm | 3 comments | 1934 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As KIPP seeks to open new high school, school board expresses reservations

The national charter school organization KIPP is seeking to expand its presence in San Mateo County with a new high school...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by MP Resident, on Aug 13, 2019 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments | 2387 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Government/business collaboration has led city into a mess

The congestion issues we face are a good example of government and business collaborating to pursue their own interests,...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Whaaaa, on Aug 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm | 11 comments | 1933 Views

MENLO PARK

Alleged Safeway shoplifter who threatened employees arrested

Menlo Park police have arrested a 28-year-old man who allegedly threatened Safeway employees with a knife while shoplifting...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2019
Last comment by MP Resident, on Aug 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 2047 Views

MENLO PARK

One person seriously injured, another arrested after U.S. 101 collision

One person was taken to a hospital and another was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a five-vehicle collision on northbound...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Aug 11, 2019 at 11:48 am | 1 comment | 2439 Views

MENLO PARK

Woman who embezzled charitable funds from Menlo Park insurance company to serve jail time

A 59-year-old Fremont resident was sentenced Aug. 7 to three months in county jail after pleading no contest to embezzling...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Steve Taffee, on Aug 9, 2019 at 8:23 pm | 1 comment | 1946 Views
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