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Facebook expected to lease eight-story Menlo Gateway office building

In addition to nearly a million square feet of office space the city of Menlo Park has authorized Facebook to build, the...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by really?, on May 23, 2017 at 1:50 pm | 20 comments | 14242 Views


Facebook alarms blast neighborhood

At least three times in June, residents in eastern Menlo Park have been awakened in the middle of the night by alarms blasting...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2018
Last comment by democratic, on Jul 7, 2018 at 10:55 am | 20 comments | 5454 Views


Menlo Park: Hampton Inn project sidelined after split vote by Planning Commission

A proposed Hampton Inn hotel along El Camino Real in Menlo Park was sidelined Monday night when the city's Planning Commission...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 22, 2019 at 7:40 pm | 20 comments | 5651 Views


Menlo Park likely to ban gas heating, stoves in some new buildings

In a bid to be even more green than California at large, the Menlo Park City Council voted on July 16 to forge ahead with...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Brad, on Aug 28, 2019 at 12:15 pm | 20 comments | 8430 Views


City, community work to iron out minimum wage ordinance

A small gathering of people from the business, labor and public health communities met with city staff Aug. 22 to talk through...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by Unlivable., on Sep 2, 2019 at 10:59 pm | 20 comments | 6895 Views


Council agrees to pay up for study of fully elevated grade separation option

In the ongoing discussion of how best to separate at-grade rail crossings, the Menlo Park City Council took a small step...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Bike Menlo Park, on Jan 24, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 20 comments | 5444 Views


Hundreds of inmates have been released from San Mateo county jails in recent weeks

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is rapidly releasing inmates in county jails in order to minimize the risk of the coronavirus...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Petri-Dish group quarters, on Apr 18, 2020 at 4:41 pm | 20 comments | 12150 Views


Menlo Park's adopted budget cuts 'to the bone'

With a planned surplus of only $1, the Menlo Park City Council voted Tuesday night, June 23, to finalize an unprecedentedly...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Jul 25, 2020 at 6:01 pm | 20 comments | 9821 Views


Everest raises stakes in looming court battle with high school district

Everest Public High School is seeking to add $2.3 million to the payout from the high school district if Everest sues the...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Summit Prep Mom, on May 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm | 20 comments | 5856 Views


Gym project cleared for construction

Construction on a new gymnasium in Menlo Park's Civic Center complex could begin as early as this fall, now that Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by Sorry Multiple Personalities, on Jul 27, 2009 at 9:13 pm | 20 comments | 6043 Views


Mandarin school backers seek district sponsorship

Backers of the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School say they will officially ask the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Sep 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 20 comments | 14469 Views


Does Menlo Park really care about Safe Routes? We'll find out at City Council meeting

Much lip service has been paid in Menlo Park to the concepts of "Safe Routes" and "Complete Streets". In theory, providing...

Original post made by Jen Wolosin on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm | 20 comments | 3899 Views


School district looking at its financial future

As the Menlo Park City School District nears the one-year anniversary of voter approval of a parcel tax that helped balance...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2018
Last comment by Train Fan, on Feb 10, 2018 at 11:35 am | 20 comments | 6379 Views


'Let's focus on the fall,' Sequoia principals push back at parents' pressure to reopen more extensively this spring

Some district parents have been vocal about wanting students back full-time in the fall and even as soon as this spring. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Tragic Loss, on Apr 26, 2021 at 1:02 pm | 20 comments | 5674 Views


Menlo Fire and the Santa Clara County Grand Jury Report

Some excerpts from the Santa Clara County Grand Jury report regarding Fire Services. With Menlo Fire's bloated budget,...

Original post made by Roy Desoto on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 22, 2011 at 8:34 am | 20 comments | 6204 Views


Menlo Park: Armed man confronts resident

A man armed with a shotgun climbed through a window and confronted a resident in Menlo Park on Thursday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by InMenlo2, on Aug 16, 2013 at 7:44 am | 20 comments | 5384 Views


"Po' Donald" is, in fact, broke; my local precinct loves the Donny

Trump won't release his taxes for obvious reasons. And now it is obvious his campaign is broke also. Here's the simple equation... Trump...

Original post made by Navy Man on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Mott L, on Jul 16, 2016 at 4:07 am | 20 comments | 2339 Views


County attempts to take on housing crisis

San Mateo County is attempting to take on the housing crisis on several fronts, including the creation of a $10 million fund...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2016
Last comment by Joan, on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:56 pm | 20 comments | 10430 Views


Forget about "replace". Repeal Obamacare and get government out of the way

If today's vote fails, Trump should call for a vote for a simple repeal of Obamacare. Government is the problem, they...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 15, 2017 at 11:30 am | 20 comments | 2478 Views


Woodside: Protesters shout down conservative rabbi at Canada College event

In an echo of the confrontations going on between the political left and right over free speech at the University of California...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Western Hillsider, on May 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 20 comments | 10324 Views
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