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Downtown Menlo Park road closures are here to stay — for now

The street closures that have, for many residents, made downtown Menlo Park more pedestrian friendly amid the threat of COVID-19...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Frozen, 6 hours ago | 6 comments | 1517 Views


Menlo Park without the blare of train horns? Study of 'quiet zone' on Caltrain line moves forward

Menlo Park is officially exploring what it would take to establish a "quiet zone" along a section of the Caltrain corridor...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Alex Beltramo, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 859 Views


Guest opinion: Let's have housing and parking in central Menlo Park

In an op-ed, Menlo Park Housing Commissioner John Pimentel and Planning Commission member Henry Riggs call on the City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 12 hours ago | 27 comments | 3705 Views


It's Time To Save Menlo Park Outdoor Dining And The Santa Cruz Avenue Community Plaza

The Menlo Park City Council will decide the future of these important community assets on January 25.

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Jan. 19, 2022
There are no comments yet. 382 Views


$7 million in surplus COVID supplies damaged after being left outside amid rain

Roughly $7 million in surplus safety equipment and cleaning supplies at the San Mateo Event Center was damaged in recent...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2022
Last comment by Anita, on Jan 17, 2022 at 6:17 pm | 3 comments | 1519 Views


Betsy Nash, Menlo Park's new mayor, lays out her priorities for the year

Betsy Nash, Menlo Park's mayor for 2022, identified three key areas where she's hoping to use her role to make an impact:...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 16, 2022 at 11:40 am | 4 comments | 2125 Views


Class action lawsuit claims city must refund residents for years of Menlo Park utility taxes

Three Menlo Park residents have filed a class action lawsuit looking for a refund of utility users taxes from the city of...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by mickie winkler, on Jan 16, 2022 at 10:01 am | 10 comments | 3758 Views


Menlo Park's city manager resigns just months before her planned retirement

Menlo Park's city manager Starla Jerome-Robinson's resignation was announced Friday. The City Council plans to appoint Deputy...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Frozen, on Jan 13, 2022 at 12:36 pm | 21 comments | 7766 Views


Not so fast on availability of parking plazas

While the Parking Plazas downtown are operated by the City, ownership of the plazas is a checkerboard of lots for former...

Original post made by Use of Parking Plazas for Housin on Jan. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 211 Views


Menlo Park tackles tweaks to controversial duplex law

A new statewide housing law that permits up to four housing units on single-family properties takes effect Jan. 1, and Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 8, 2022 at 5:53 pm | 27 comments | 3414 Views


Menlo Park minimum wage to rise to $15.75 per hour

In Menlo Park, the new year brings with it a new increase in the minimum wage. As of Jan. 1, it's $15.75 per hour, up $0.50...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 6, 2022 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 1223 Views


Redevelopment galvanizes residents to protect neighborhood trees

Local tree activists worry that new developments could damage the canopy that is vital for wildlife and resilience to climate...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Jan 5, 2022 at 7:21 am | 2 comments | 1838 Views


In North Fair Oaks, a battle is brewing over redevelopment

Like many local neighborhoods, North Fair Oaks has become a hotbed for new developments. But many feel that the past year...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2021
Last comment by Charlie, on Jan 3, 2022 at 10:07 pm | 5 comments | 5818 Views


Belle Haven, East Palo Alto have far fewer trees than neighboring communities. Groups like Canopy hope to change that

Community members are up bright and early on Nov. 20 at All Five, a preschool in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood. And...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2021
Last comment by Resident , on Jan 2, 2022 at 7:08 pm | 4 comments | 3175 Views


Letter from Pets in Need staff alleges major errors led to puppy deaths

The deaths of seven puppies while they were being transported by the nonprofit on Aug. 2 were caused by multiple senseless...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Dec 25, 2021 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 3071 Views


Betsy Nash is Menlo Park's new mayor

Betsy Nash, elected to the Menlo Park City Council, will be the city's mayor for 2022, following a unanimous vote by her...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2021 at 1:35 am | 1 comment | 2213 Views


Menlo Park commits more than $5M for solar and electric tech for new community center

The Menlo Park City Council voted Tuesday to spend roughly $5.2 million to add solar and other energy improvements to a...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by CLAUDIA, on Dec 13, 2021 at 8:13 pm | 4 comments | 3279 Views


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces $7M in grants for local organizations

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced this week that it will commit to providing $7 million in grants to 75 organizations...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Dec 7, 2021 at 7:30 am | 2 comments | 2385 Views


A portal to Paris

Bon Marché, downtown Menlo Park's new French-themed midweek farmers market, is heading into winter with earlier hours and...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 4, 2021 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 2501 Views


Drew Combs: Being Menlo Park mayor is an honor, but it's no kindergarten

In Menlo Park Mayor Drew Combs' household, he's in an ongoing debate with his young daughter, he told a mostly online audience...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2021
Last comment by N. Ollarvia, on Dec 3, 2021 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 2377 Views
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