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Menlo Park: Councilman's home remodel moves forward after stop-order

A Menlo Park City Council member was given the greenlight earlier this week to resume his home remodeling project after the...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2017
Last comment by A lot to do about a lot, on Aug 20, 2017 at 8:31 am | 7 comments | 4136 Views

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Menlo Park: Council puts brakes on library rebuild

After a scramble over the last month to look into how the city should move forward with a multi-million-dollar offer by...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2017
Last comment by Accuracy, on Aug 24, 2017 at 8:13 am | 7 comments | 4930 Views

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Menlo Park: How to separate roads from rails

The issue of where and how to separate roads from rails at Caltrain crossings in Menlo Park comes before the city's Planning...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2017
Last comment by Reality Check, on Sep 9, 2017 at 2:21 am | 7 comments | 4809 Views

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Menlo Park: Stanford, council negotiators strike deal for schools

In the eleventh hour, Stanford University and negotiators from the Menlo Park City Council have reached an agreement on...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Tax Break for Me?, on Sep 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm | 7 comments | 4815 Views

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Menlo Park mayor postpones discussion of controversial lobbying firm

Whether Menlo Park will hire a lobbyist to represent the city in Washington, D.C., and whether the City Council will approve...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 13, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 7 comments | 3214 Views

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Guest opinion: Polarized voting in Menlo Park has not been proven

The City Council, facing a potential lawsuit represented by attorney Kevin Shenkman, is scrambling to create a plan for city...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Ancient Relic, on Nov 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 7 comments | 2289 Views

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Project to rebuild Menlo Park gates moving ahead

Following the deaths of not one, but two project chairmen in the past year, an initiative by the Menlo Park Historical Association...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Yes Bird, on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:38 am | 7 comments | 6739 Views

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Menlo Park: Redevelopment plans for Beltramo's Wines & Spirits approved

The Menlo Park Planning Commission voted 6-0 on Monday, Feb. 26, with Commissioner Susan Goodhue absen,t to approve plans...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2018
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Mar 1, 2018 at 11:06 pm | 7 comments | 5790 Views

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Guest opinion: A test of Menlo Park council leadership

Menlo Park is expected to finally decide this year — possibly as soon as this month — where and how it wants...

Original post made on May. 1, 2018
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on May 7, 2018 at 8:52 pm | 7 comments | 2103 Views

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Local leaders split over transportation measure

Few would dispute that the Bay Area urgently needs relief from traffic jams, but reasonable people are finding much to disagree...

Original post made on May. 7, 2018
Last comment by Jeffrey Tong, on May 11, 2018 at 8:23 am | 7 comments | 5924 Views

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Menlo Park: Council to hear appeal on controversial two-story home in Vintage Oaks

A fraught conflict between property owners wanting to build a two-story home in Vintage Oaks and their single-story homeowner...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2018
Last comment by whatever, on Jun 6, 2018 at 1:39 pm | 7 comments | 6846 Views

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Menlo Park: City reveals $141.6 million spending plan

Two new hotels in town and ever-rising property tax revenues promise a rosy fiscal year starting in July, according to the...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2018
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Jun 7, 2018 at 8:20 am | 7 comments | 8095 Views

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Menlo Park: Neighbors' opposition to proposed house earns concessions

To quell neighbors' outrage about a new proposed house they say is too tall and perhaps not sufficiently aesthetic, the...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Jun 9, 2018 at 11:14 am | 7 comments | 8874 Views

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94-unit apartment building proposed on Independence Drive

A 94-unit, eight-story apartment building at 111 Independence Drive in eastern Menlo Park, near the Marsh Road-U.S. 101,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 13, 2018 at 6:04 pm | 7 comments | 7442 Views

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Board wants more study on proposal for $40 million-plus fire station

Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman had asked the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board to approve a budget, funding strategy...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 27, 2018 at 12:24 pm | 7 comments | 3011 Views

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Menlo Park: Parking fears top list of criticisms leveled at proposed building

A proposed new commercial building and its twin, a five-story parking structure, from Menlo Park's most prolific biotech...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2018
Last comment by Happy Resident, on Aug 1, 2018 at 9:08 am | 7 comments | 6035 Views

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Picnickers injured by fallen tree branch sue Menlo College

A San Bruno family has filed a lawsuit against Menlo College seeking more than $2.5 million in damages after a woman and...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by Danielle B, on Jan 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm | 7 comments | 5501 Views

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Menlo Park: Council considers pairing main and Belle Haven library projects

The Menlo Park City Council voted 3-1 on Jan. 15 to move forward with a strategy and timeline to build a new Belle Haven...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2019
Last comment by Mical Atz Brenzel, on Jan 24, 2019 at 9:05 am | 7 comments | 4224 Views

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Planning Commission critiques Greystar housing proposal

Members of the Menlo Park Planning Commission were frank in their skepticism that a large new housing development proposed...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by bigger picture, on Mar 7, 2019 at 3:32 pm | 7 comments | 6287 Views

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Menlo Park council pumps brakes on Middle Avenue bike lanes

The Menlo Park City Council chastised staff May 21 for not doing enough public outreach before drawing up potential plans...

Original post made on May. 25, 2019
Last comment by cyclist, on May 30, 2019 at 10:41 pm | 7 comments | 3663 Views
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