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MENLO PARK

Tree hacked down on stormy night rattles neighborhood

It happened on Jan. 27, the night that an atmospheric river triggered a landslide that sent a huge chunk of Highway 1 near...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 6, 2021 at 7:42 am | 4 comments | 1657 Views

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Menlo Park Now Has A Tremendous Opportunity to Transform Its Downtown

UPDATE:(Feb 23, 2021) - Last night the Council unanimously agreed to extend the existing trial of Santa Cruz lane closures...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Mar. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 144 Views

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New police chief named in Menlo Park

After months of searching, the city of Menlo Park has selected a new police chief: David Norris. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
Last comment by parent, on Mar 4, 2021 at 8:27 am | 2 comments | 2829 Views

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High school families rally for students to return to classrooms

On Tuesday, after nearly a year of distance learning, about 125 students, parents and teachers rallied for the Sequoia Union...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
Last comment by local resident, on Mar 1, 2021 at 9:36 am | 3 comments | 2742 Views

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San Mateo County on lookout for missing teen

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is asking for information on whereabouts of Eva Canter, 15, who ran away from west Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2021
Last comment by Jon C, on Feb 28, 2021 at 9:56 pm | 1 comment | 5867 Views

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In controversial vote, council picks new firm for Menlo Park's legal services

In a tense 3-2 vote, the Menlo Park City Council opted to end its decadeslong ties with the Menlo Park-based law firm Jorgenson,...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Feb 28, 2021 at 4:20 pm | 5 comments | 2395 Views

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In controversial vote, council picks new firm for Menlo Park's legal services

<B>In a tense 3-2 vote, the Menlo Park City Council opted to end its decadeslong ties with the Menlo Park-based law firm...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
Last comment by SoodyQ, on Feb 26, 2021 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 261 Views

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Infamous 'Valpo Hill' could face traffic restrictions in effort to improve safety

Menlo Park's Valparaiso Hill is notoriously treacherous. Home to a recent tragedy, the City Council is discussing steps to...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
Last comment by Lifelong MP Resident, on Feb 13, 2021 at 11:49 am | 5 comments | 4085 Views

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Guest opinion: Dear Gov. Newsom: Don't ignore the disabled in distributing vaccine

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident Jennifer Panighetti pens a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to the decision...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2021
Last comment by Betsy Roble, on Feb 12, 2021 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 2826 Views

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Pandemic recovery, housing and climate among Menlo Park City Council's top 2021 goals

The Menlo Park City Council met Saturday for its annual goal-setting meeting, ironing out its top priorities for the year...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Teresa B, on Feb 5, 2021 at 7:33 pm | 7 comments | 3037 Views

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Katherine Strehl, Menlo Park civic volunteer and Willows resident, dies at 76

Katherine Strehl, a former Planning Commission member and longtime civic volunteer who lived in Menlo Park for 30 years,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 5, 2021 at 1:10 pm | 3 comments | 3395 Views

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley updates its plans for next season

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will push back the start of its 51st season to October, the arts organization recently announced....

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1473 Views

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Teacher housing plan moves ahead in Palo Alto

Santa Clara County is advancing its plan to build apartments for teachers in a neighborhood that is already undergoing a...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3874 Views

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Tyler MacNiven returns to his Woodside roots via a long, adventurous route

For Woodside's Tyler MacNiven, the journey home has included a 2000-mile walk across Japan, an "Amazing Race" and diverse...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1752 Views

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Menlo Park council approves revised pool plans aimed at inclusion

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Monday to approve revised designs for the pools planned...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 3, 2021 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 3566 Views

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Can social media giants stop an insurrection before it happens?

As tech companies grapple with how to effectively moderate content to prevent violence, Stanford cyberpolicy experts examined...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2708 Views

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A 'financial lifeline:' San Mateo County creates $2.3M relief fund for restaurants, wineries and breweries

San Mateo County has created a $2.3 million relief fund to help struggling independent restaurants, breweries and wineries...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3410 Views

MENLO PARK

After fierce debate, council approves controversial sidewalks on Sharon Road

The stretch of Sharon Road between Alameda de las Pulgas and Altschul Avenue was the topic of a heated City Council debate...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm | 5 comments | 3167 Views

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A harrowing experience with COVID-19

Sequoia district advisor Rolando Bonilla shares his experience falling ill with COVID-19 at the same time as losing a family...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3405 Views

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Pro-Trump business owner documented at Capitol invasion rally faces backlash

Some people are threatening a boycott of a Menlo Park business after it came to light that its owner attended a pro-Trump...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Nanc, on Jan 12, 2021 at 8:36 am | 71 comments | 14884 Views
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