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Menlo Park unveils three conceptual plans for Middle Ave bike/ped crossing

Menlo Park transportation engineers and consultants unveiled three conceptual designs for a bike and pedestrian crossing...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by That will work, on May 23, 2019 at 7:57 pm | 18 comments | 2713 Views


Menlo Park fire board meeting gets contentious

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board moved forward with a plan for an emergency notification system and agreed to...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by just asking, on May 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 7 comments | 2105 Views


Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

Senate Bill 50, a contentious bill that aimed to encourage more housing near transit, suffered a setback Thursday when the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by home owner, on May 19, 2019 at 5:31 pm | 4 comments | 1440 Views


San Mateo County coalition demands major contributions from Stanford

Stanford has long been trying to win support from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for its big growth plans. Now...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by Janet, on May 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments | 4243 Views


Sequoia Healthcare District subsidizing Lyft rides for Seniors

For the past couple of years, Sequoia Healthcare District(SHD) has been subsidizing all but $4 of the cost to SHD residents,...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by Rhea St C, on May 10, 2019 at 12:48 pm | 15 comments | 355 Views


Menlo Park: Council takes step toward possible minimum wage ordinance

Menlo Park is surrounded by cities that have adopted minimum wage ordinances, and now, the City Council is considering passing...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by More Kiosks, on May 9, 2019 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 1641 Views


How Menlo Park's star triathlete wound up on LeBron's new TV show

Since moving to the Bay Area in 2016, life for Max Fennell has very much centered around being a "go-getter." Read the...

Original post made on May. 6, 2019
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New Pope-Chaucer Bridge proposed

About two years in the making, the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has released a draft environmental...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2019
Last comment by flood Insurance stays, on May 1, 2019 at 5:04 pm | 6 comments | 2158 Views


Study: Atherton traffic at 'saturation level'

Two long-awaited reports on traffic in Atherton were presented to the City Council at its last meeting, but council members...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2019
Last comment by Jennifer, on Apr 30, 2019 at 10:05 am | 9 comments | 2306 Views


Local teen 'recycles the brainpower' of her peers to help better the world

When Menlo Park's Charlotte Acra was 15, she saw a problem she thought had big implications - the small number of girls and...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2019
Last comment by Margo, on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:56 pm | 2 comments | 1579 Views


To all, a good knight

Brilliant scientist. Prolific inventor. Entrepreneur and philanthropist. Armand Neukermans of Portola Valley is all of these...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by Margo, on Apr 26, 2019 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1727 Views


Earth Day documentary film program Apr. 27: Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water

All are invited to the program at the Los Altos Public Library, Green Room (13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos) 5-7 pm, free...

Original post made by Judy A on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by Judy A, on Apr 20, 2019 at 2:33 pm | 2 comments | 185 Views


Man convicted in death of toddler

A jury has convicted a 27-year-old man of involuntary manslaughter and assault on a child resulting in death for his role...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2019
Last comment by 5 years, on Apr 18, 2019 at 12:31 am | 1 comment | 1868 Views


Report: Bay Area has nation's third-highest homeless population

The nation's third largest population of homeless people, roughly 28,000, reside in the Bay Area, and most of them are unsheltered,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 1762 Views


School board OKs new administrator position despite outcry

After a bristly back-and-forth between the Las Lomitas Elementary School District school board and a group of parents and...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Supporter of Teachers, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 35 comments | 5742 Views


Tuesday: Council to reconsider red-light cameras

Following a six-month contract extension, the question of whether Menlo Park should continue its contract with Redflex, a...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by Motivation, on Apr 10, 2019 at 10:27 am | 17 comments | 1546 Views


Political polarization sparks confrontation at Starbucks, triggering online fury

In the latest example of social-media fueled extremism, a heated confrontation over politics in a Palo Alto Starbucks on...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by isaidso, on Apr 8, 2019 at 2:47 pm | 37 comments | 4670 Views


Snow survey shows twice as much as average in some locations

The latest survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack on April 2 found what a state water official called "practically a California...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2019
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 8, 2019 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 1227 Views


Two Atherton residents indicted in visa fraud scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted two Atherton residents for an immigration visa fraud scheme, the Department of Justice...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Wally Peter See?, on Mar 31, 2019 at 3:19 pm | 12 comments | 4675 Views


Panel features local experts on changing climate

While the event is free, reservations for the April 2 "Living Locally, Acting Globally: Celebrating Local Climate Leaders"...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT, on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:37 pm | 14 comments | 1986 Views
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