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Menlo Park: Staff vacancy crisis slows city activity

In a deadpan refrain belying deeper urgency, Menlo Park staff reported to the City Council at its last meeting that because...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2018
Last comment by Crown Rot, 21 minutes ago | 13 comments | 2401 Views

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Street Smarts: How do we slow down traffic on neighborhood streets?

Street Smarts, written this week by Jen Wolosin, discusses the importance of slowing down traffic on neighborhood streets...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2018
Last comment by Rachel, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 914 Views

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MidPen submits plans for affordable housing project

MidPen Housing Corp., a nonprofit housing developer that owns affordable housing on the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Willow Road,...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2018
Last comment by Brian, 4 hours ago | 21 comments | 1725 Views

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Man arraigned in fatal 2011 shooting of Menlo Park woman

A 27-year-old man has been extradited to San Mateo County to face murder charges for a fatal 2011 shooting of a Menlo Park...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2018
Last comment by Editor Renee Batti, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 937 Views

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Tonight: Redesigned three-story building proposed for downtown gets another look

A proposal to redevelop a 23,500-square-foot site in the heart of Menlo Park's downtown into a three-story mixed-use building...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2018
Last comment by whatever, on Sep 17, 2018 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 2840 Views

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Menlo Park: Speed hump trial wins council approval

Nine speed humps. One yield sign. One road closed to vehicles, plus a few advisory speed limit signs. Yet it took, by one...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2018
Last comment by Lives on humped street, on Sep 16, 2018 at 5:45 am | 11 comments | 2432 Views

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Menlo Park: State board denies Willows residents' petition to switch school districts

Near the border with East Palo Alto, one street in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood sees a split on school days: Kids who...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Sep 14, 2018 at 5:39 pm | 17 comments | 5523 Views

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Menlo Park: Council approves updated travel policy

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously (with members Rich Cline and Ray Mueller absent) Sept. 11 to approve changes...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2018
Last comment by George Fisher, on Sep 13, 2018 at 4:31 pm | 4 comments | 1255 Views

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A Ticket For Parallel Parking Over the Line? Really?

I live in Palo Alto but am in Menlo Park weekly (at least) to run errands (i.e. spend money in Menlo Park). Last week I parallel...

Original post made by Menlo Park Shopper on Sep. 9, 2018
Last comment by Misfit, on Sep 13, 2018 at 12:07 am | 23 comments | 1430 Views

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Tuesday: Menlo Park council to evaluate its travel policies

The Menlo Park City Council may update its policies regarding taxpayer- and third-party funded travel at its Sept. 11 meeting. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2018
Last comment by correction, on Sep 12, 2018 at 12:57 am | 15 comments | 1706 Views

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Facebook growth passes new milestone

Towering redwoods dot the rooftop of Facebook's new "MPK 21," an office building designed by famed architect Frank Gehry...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2018
Last comment by Voting Record, on Sep 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm | 3 comments | 2519 Views

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Menlo Park: Planning commissioner Drew Combs considering second council run

Menlo Park planning commissioner, 2014 City Council candidate and current Facebook employee Drew Combs has informed The Almanac...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2018
Last comment by mpres, on Sep 11, 2018 at 7:58 am | 36 comments | 3440 Views

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Fugitive arrested, extradited back to Menlo Park

Nearly nine years after a street race along Bayfront Expressway led to a car crash that caused the death of 6-year-old Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by Disgusted, on Sep 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 181 Views

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Study: Stanford can triple its density

As Stanford University advances its request to add more than 2 million square feet of academic space to its campus by 2035,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2018
Last comment by really?, on Sep 6, 2018 at 8:53 am | 4 comments | 2187 Views

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Brown Act violation may postpone Menlo Park library talks until 2019

Due to what is being characterized as an inadvertent Brown Act violation, the Menlo Park City Council could postpone its...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2018
Last comment by Flash Gordon, on Sep 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm | 34 comments | 4510 Views

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Draeger's rethinking its loading zone

A Menlo Park City Council hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 28 regarding an appeal over a proposed new three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by whatever, on Aug 31, 2018 at 10:03 pm | 4 comments | 1870 Views

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Longtime local pastor starts new Menlo Park church

Charley Scandlan, a father of seven, longtime Menlo Church pastor and former executive director of the Ravenswood Education...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Aug 31, 2018 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 3226 Views

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Menlo Park: Police announce arrest in fatal crash nearly nine years in the making

Nearly nine years after a street race along Bayfront Expressway led to a car crash that caused the death of 6-year-old Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2018
Last comment by Steve_J, on Aug 29, 2018 at 1:28 pm | 2 comments | 4767 Views

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Menlo Park: Council considers electric car ordinance and new Draeger's neighbor

Following a hiatus of packed City Council agendas during the summer, the Menlo Park City Council will resume its work Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2018
Last comment by Business 101, on Aug 29, 2018 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 2988 Views

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Monday: Planning Commission to consider permit for popular after-school 'Bank Hang'

Menlo Church is seeking to formalize its popular "Bank Hang" program for middle school students that it has operated without...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2018
Last comment by School > Church, on Aug 27, 2018 at 7:21 pm | 8 comments | 1435 Views
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