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Guest opinion: Big financial challenges ahead for Menlo Park schools

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister and Sherwin Chen, president of the school...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2021
Last comment by MenloMom, 6 hours ago | 10 comments | 2919 Views

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Menlo Park: Proposal to ban development in parks falls short

A proposal to ban development in city parks fell short Tuesday when a majority of Menlo Park's City Council members failed...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by PH, on Sep 26, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 17 comments | 4356 Views

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Menlo Park council hits pause on gymnastics program reactivation

Since March 2021, more than 100 families have asked about the city of Menlo Park's plans for its gymnastics program. Those...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by Nanc, on Sep 23, 2021 at 4:59 pm | 1 comment | 1766 Views

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Bicyclist steers clear of attempted robber on bridge

Police are investigating a Saturday morning robbery attempt after a man reportedly tried to take a bicycle from another man. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1542 Views

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Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning

Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 21, 2021 at 5:49 pm | 3 comments | 2300 Views

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Census data: In Almanac territory, communities show growth in Asian and multiracial populations while white and Black populations drop

The past decade has wrought some significant changes to the demographics of communities in southern San Mateo County. We...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 18, 2021 at 8:15 am | 1 comment | 2727 Views

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'The Golden Voice of Cuba' comes to Woodside Hub for special show

A taste of Cuban culture comes to Woodside's Village Hub Sept. 25, with a “Havana Night” dinner concert by renowned vocalist...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Pastor Ama Zenya, on Sep 16, 2021 at 11:06 pm | 1 comment | 2969 Views

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Paly runs down Pioneer in nonleague football victory

Palo Alto running back Josh Butler saw his first action of the season after missing the first two games and carried 24 times...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1539 Views

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Opening statements in Holmes trial give competing versions of Theranos claims

Prosecutors gave a scathing opening statement Wednesday in the federal trial against Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1806 Views

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Opinion: On anniversary, 9/11 volunteer revisits the tragedy — and humanity

Here we are two decades later following a domestic attack and ongoing threats from foreign adversaries. Domestic terrorism...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 775 Views

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With most activities on hold in 2020, running experiences a resurgence

Running has experienced a resurgence during the COVID-19 pandemic, with an estimated 50 million Americans participating in...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1880 Views

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Haven't voted in the recall yet? You still have more than one way to cast your ballot.

Voters have until Tuesday, Sept. 14, to either postmark their ballots, drop them off at a designated ballot box or vote in...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2355 Views

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Menlo Park City Council Council denies Willow Road gas station a permit to sell beer and wine

The Menlo Park City Council last week denied the owners of the A&S Union 76 gas station on Willow Road a permit to sell beer...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Ray Mueller, on Sep 9, 2021 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 3089 Views

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Newsom's stimulus left out many retirees, veterans and disabled Californians. Will they vote to recall him?

Many retirees, veterans and disabled Californians aren't getting the Golden State Stimulus. They could punish Gov. Newsom...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Sep 4, 2021 at 9:32 am | 4 comments | 2730 Views

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Locals contribute over $3.4M to fight Newsom recall

With the California recall election less than three weeks away, the campaign fighting the effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Sep 4, 2021 at 9:29 am | 10 comments | 3812 Views

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Jon Ferraiolo, tech entrepreneur, dies after battling Lou Gehrig's disease

Silicon Valley engineer, entrepreneur and author Jon Ferraiolo died on July 16 after a seven-year battle with amyotrophic...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2021
Last comment by Bonnie Lungberg, on Aug 30, 2021 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 3713 Views

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'Radical convenience' spurs East Palo Alto vaccination push

Last Saturday, East Palo Alto Mayor Carlos Romero tried a novel way to get more residents vaccinated against COVID-19 --...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 30, 2021 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 3025 Views

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Guest opinion: To restore California's ecosystems, we must adopt smarter permitting

In a guest opinion, Letitia Grenier and Jeffrey Mount call on the state of California to address time-consuming permitting...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2021
Last comment by Yossi Levi , on Aug 29, 2021 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2397 Views

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State Sen. Josh Becker to speak at 'No on Recall' rally Saturday

California State Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, and other Peninsula elected officials will speak at a noon rally in East...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2021
Last comment by Janice Selznick, on Aug 28, 2021 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 921 Views

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Liquor company CEO agrees to plead guilty in college admissions case

A Hillsborough parent and the CEO of a California liquor distribution company has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 25, 2021 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 2307 Views
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