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Project for new Belle Haven community center moves forward

The Facebook-funded proposal to build a new community center in Belle Haven moved forward Tuesday night, when the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Mary, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 2503 Views

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Modified downtown street closures to last through February

A pilot program to close some areas of Santa Cruz Avenue and allow restaurants and retailers to spread onto the sidewalks...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 18, 2020 at 9:41 pm | 4 comments | 1554 Views

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Locals challenge authenticity of former councilwoman's ballot designation

Two current and former City Council members in the area have challenged the three-word personal description that former Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by frugal, on Sep 15, 2020 at 10:25 pm | 27 comments | 4440 Views

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Familiar names challenge incumbents for seats on fire board

There will be a contested election for two Menlo Park Fire Protection District board seats after two challengers qualified...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Atherton Voter, on Sep 14, 2020 at 11:47 am | 67 comments | 2886 Views

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Menlo Park fire district candidates say race hinges on micromanagement versus progress

The race for a seat on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is heating up, with incumbents Virginia Chang Kiraly...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Liz , on Sep 6, 2020 at 2:14 pm | 33 comments | 3002 Views

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Streak of Spare the Air alerts continues into Thursday

The longest string of Spare the Air alerts ever issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District because of wildfire...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by David Roise, on Sep 3, 2020 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 1727 Views

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Theater groups host trans athlete panel discussion

An online peer-panel discussion titled "When Equality is the Prize; A Panel of Trans Athletes" will be held Saturday, Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by menlo mom, on Aug 27, 2020 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 567 Views

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Despite cost, Menlo Park moves to hold uncontested election for council seat

Even though only one candidate has filed paperwork to run for Menlo Park's District 5 seat, City Council incumbent Ray Mueller,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by District 2 Constituent , on Aug 25, 2020 at 9:02 pm | 10 comments | 3233 Views

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Fires trigger evacuations near Skyline Boulevard

Evacuation orders now cover most of San Mateo County southwest of Highway 84 and Skyline Boulevard, affecting about 3,600...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Aug 24, 2020 at 12:05 pm | 5 comments | 18508 Views

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Community briefs: Lightning strike hits Willows redwood, LifeMove CEO announces retirement, Flood Park now free, Tour de Menlo goes DIY

Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/08/21/community-briefs-lightning-strike-hits-willows-redwood-lifemove-ceo-announces-retirement-flood-park-now-free-t...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 21, 2020 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 3466 Views

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Pilot to curb cut-through traffic in the Willows becomes permanent

A primarily successful pilot program to restrict cut-through traffic in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood will become permanent,...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 19, 2020 at 9:22 pm | 1 comment | 1759 Views

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In experiment, Town Square forum commenting will be limited to registered users

Starting August 1, participation in The Almanac's popular Town Square reader forum will be limited to those who register...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by AthertonMom, on Aug 17, 2020 at 7:17 pm | 17 comments | 4086 Views

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Atherton: Census Bureau may knock on your door this month

The Census Bureau is resuming field data operations in Atherton, meaning field staff will be in neighborhoods knocking on...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by Pandemic anyone?, on Aug 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 1600 Views

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Menlo Park study shows pressures on housing in low-income communities

Three years in the works, a study on housing in the city of Menlo Park is finally out. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/08/14/menlo-park-study-shows-p...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Jimmy, on Aug 14, 2020 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 4071 Views

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Meet the seven candidates vying for two seats on the Ravenswood school board

Seven candidates have pulled papers, to date, in the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education race, including one...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2020
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Aug 14, 2020 at 10:16 am | 2 comments | 2054 Views

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Head of Menlo Church steps down over 'poor judgment'

The senior pastor of Menlo Church is stepping down from his role following an outcry after the church's board discovered...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by SJO, on Aug 12, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 14 comments | 12544 Views

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In Menlo Park, three candidates enter race for District 3 seat

Come November, Menlo Park will have both a contested and an uncontested City Council race, based on paperwork candidates...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 11, 2020 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 3842 Views

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7-Eleven clerk stabbed in robbery, Menlo Park man arrested

A 27-year-old Menlo Park man was arrested Sunday afternoon as the suspect in the stabbing of a convenience store clerk during...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jim McLaughlin , on Aug 10, 2020 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 3537 Views

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New section of Bay Trail opens this week in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents will have improved access to the San Francisco Bay Trail as a new 0.6-mile section...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by rtjohnson, on Aug 7, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 2169 Views

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Guest opinion: Five steps to reduce the risk of nuclear war

In an op-ed in the July 31 edition, Menlo Park residents Judy Adams and Richard Duda write in favor of a proclamation signed...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, on Aug 5, 2020 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 2568 Views
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