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MENLO PARK

Getting ready to ban gas leaf blowers, Menlo Park works on outreach

When it comes to phasing out gas-powered leaf blowers, landscape professionals don't have much to say about it, according...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2022
Last comment by new guy, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 1720 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park, on the forefront of climate action, should double down on goals

As a teenager heavily involved with climate action and who spends lots of time reading and learning about the climate crisis,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Nov 26, 2022 at 10:09 pm | 11 comments | 463 Views

MENLO PARK

New 163-room hotel coming to Menlo Park's Bayfront neighborhood

The Menlo Park Planning Commission voted on Nov. 14 to approve a 163-room hotel on a bite-sized property near the bay, despite...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2022
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Nov 24, 2022 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 2460 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man arrested for Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting

A man who allegedly fired multiple gunshots during a drive-by shooting at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday evening has...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 23, 2022 at 7:34 pm | 1 comment | 3018 Views

AROUND TOWN

Decorated sheriff's deputy sues San Mateo County over workplace sexual harassment, assault

The only woman on the San Mateo County Sheriff's SWAT team, who leads the sex crimes unit, has filed a lawsuit in San Mateo...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2022
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Nov 23, 2022 at 12:21 pm | 6 comments | 5309 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Wood burning discouraged over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Bay Area residents are being asked to avoid burning wood over the Thanksgiving holiday to keep air at a healthier level,...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 23, 2022 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 885 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two drivers arrested on murder charges in Redwood City crash that killed parents of twin girls

Two drivers, including a 17-year-old, have been arrested and face second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2022
Last comment by sheryl nonnenberg, on Nov 22, 2022 at 4:18 pm | 3 comments | 3693 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council wants more concessions from Meta on Willow Village

The Menlo Park City Council met on Nov. 15 and asked Meta to make concessions on its massive mixed-use Willow Village development...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 22, 2022 at 2:21 pm | 5 comments | 2437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunfire reported at Stanford Shopping Center, rounds hit restaurant and empty car

Palo Alto police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting on Monday, in which a person fired at least two rounds from...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Nov 22, 2022 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 2117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Silicon Valley International School hosts annual Moon Festival

Silicon Valley International School stargazed, listened to stories, ate mooncakes and carried lanterns during the school's...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2022
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OTHER TOPICS

17-year-old driver could face manslaughter or murder charges for deadly car crash

The 17-year-old involved in the car crash that resulted in the death of two local parents is still in the hospital and may...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by menlo parent, on Nov 18, 2022 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 8955 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton depot to be transformed into 'mini' train museum

With a $400,000 grant from Caltrain in hand, Atherton is on its way to outfitting its 620-square-foot train station depot,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by Ivan, on Nov 16, 2022 at 9:47 pm | 1 comment | 2226 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's Measure V puts the future of zoning in the public's hands

On Nov. 8, Menlo Park voters face a critical question on housing and the longstanding ability of the City Council to make...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 16, 2022 at 3:24 pm | 14 comments | 5301 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's Measure V trailing, with no-votes far ahead in election results

Election results are showing that Measure V, Menlo Park’s single-family zoning ballot initiative, is failing by a decisive...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Nov 13, 2022 at 4:39 pm | 7 comments | 8530 Views

MENLO PARK

Environmental review of Meta's huge Willow Village project heads to Menlo Park council

A major mixed-use project proposed by Meta could advance this month, as Menlo Park City Council members consider the environmental...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Nov 12, 2022 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 3060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen driver involved in fatal Redwood City car crash may face vehicular manslaughter charges

The 17-year-old driver of a car that collided with another, resulting in the death of two and the injury of four others Friday...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 11, 2022 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 10394 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton councilman says state gave town an 'F' for housing element draft

Council member Bob Polito called on the council to come up with alternate housing element plans, arguing the town's strategy...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Nov 11, 2022 at 11:44 am | 16 comments | 3767 Views

MENLO PARK

Incumbent Mayor Betsy Nash leads for Menlo Park City Council District 4

In a rematch, incumbent Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash has a wide lead in the race for Menlo Park City Council District 4 against...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Nov 10, 2022 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 2020 Views

MENLO PARK

As election heats up, Measure V signs are reported stolen in Menlo Park

Signs for and against Measure V are reportedly being stolen from front yards around Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Nov 9, 2022 at 10:02 pm | 16 comments | 2613 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure V is a sledgehammer when a scalpel is needed

I have been reading The Almanac's coverage of Measure V with interest and concern. Since we moved to Menlo Park more than...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by JH, on Nov 8, 2022 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments | 796 Views
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