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Menlo Park budget braces for return to pre-pandemic normalcy

A draft budget for the city's 2022-23 fiscal year comes with a long list of funding requests for more building projects,...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by MP mom, on Apr 23, 2022 at 10:18 am | 6 comments | 2376 Views


Berman curses during heated hearing on 'unprofessional conduct' bill

Assembly member Marc Berman apologized Tuesday after cursing out loud at public speakers who were complaining about a proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 22, 2022 at 7:23 am | 1 comment | 1787 Views


Peninsula Open Space Trust keeps 80,000+ acres of local landscape green

Even those who haven't heard about the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) have certainly seen its footprint on the greater...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by Betsy Roble, on Apr 21, 2022 at 5:24 pm | 3 comments | 2082 Views


Menlo Park Briefs: Planning commission to discuss 400-unit Parkline development, redistricting commission to review maps of new council districts

In this week's Menlo Park briefs, the city planning commission will hold a study session on the Parkline development, and...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Apr 21, 2022 at 5:14 pm | 18 comments | 4578 Views


Dr. Sara Cody reflects on her front-and-center role during the pandemic

Dr. Sara Cody faced the biggest challenge of her career in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold. She was suddenly...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Apr 21, 2022 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 2307 Views


Menlo Park floats option to take over Burgess Park and new community center pools

As the city's contract with Team Sheeper is set to expire and a new community aquatics center is on the horizon, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2022
Last comment by carol mayer Marshall, on Apr 20, 2022 at 5:17 pm | 28 comments | 5935 Views


Stanford to cut striking nurses' pay, health care benefits

Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital administrators have announced they will cut off health insurance...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2022
Last comment by Karen, on Apr 18, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 3 comments | 3125 Views


Mullin takes fundraising lead in race to succeed Rep. Jackie Speier

Boosted by a strong quarter and a personal loan to his own campaign, Assembly member Kevin Mullin has taken a fundraising...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2022
Last comment by Retired Realtor, on Apr 18, 2022 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 2422 Views


Vice chair of Portola Valley wildfire committee member ousted, and town officials won't say why

The town of Portola Valley removed the Wildfire Preparedness Committee's vice chair on April 5, but is keeping mum about...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Meg, on Apr 18, 2022 at 2:39 am | 6 comments | 5226 Views


Menlo Park Briefs: City issues $14.3M in bonds for parks and SLAC names new Stanford vice president

This week in Menlo Park, the City Council voted to issue $14.3 million in Measure T Bonds to improve city parks and recreation...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Apr 17, 2022 at 6:02 pm | 5 comments | 2289 Views


Planning Commission wants to go bigger on housing at SRI campus redevelopment in Menlo Park

Menlo Park's Planning Commission gave an initial nod to the Parkline proposal to transform the aging SRI International campus...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Apr 17, 2022 at 5:43 pm | 11 comments | 4177 Views


Palo Alto parents are sentenced for bribing son's SAT proctor in 'Varsity Blues' scandal

A Palo Alto mother and father who paid $25,000 to facilitate cheating on their son's SAT exams were each sentenced to eight...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Ann Yvonne Walker , on Apr 15, 2022 at 7:15 pm | 1 comment | 4960 Views


Woodside council votes to become a five-member body, but a ballot initiative might block it

Woodside Town Council will gradually move from a seven- to five-member body, but a resident, feeling the council has ignored...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by Woodsider Lifer, on Apr 14, 2022 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 1963 Views


Strong winds take down multiple power lines and trees in Menlo Park

Strong gusts of wind took down power lines and trees across the Peninsula on Monday. Read the full story here

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2022
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Three vaccine shots later

An exposure during the holiday COVID-19 surge had reporter Angela Swartz counting the days until she'd find out if her young...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2022
Last comment by virginia, on Apr 13, 2022 at 7:26 pm | 1 comment | 2621 Views


Report: How the Stanford Wedge project will impact Portola Valley

A long-awaited environmental review of Stanford's proposed housing development found the project would not result in significant...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2022
Last comment by PV Resident, on Apr 10, 2022 at 7:20 pm | 12 comments | 5534 Views


The true health costs of gas-powered leaf blowers

As community members and physicians with expertise in child health, we offer our personal views on the health-related hazards...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by lelkins, on Apr 8, 2022 at 2:22 pm | 1 comment | 1393 Views


DA's Office to charge former community colleges chancellor with fraud

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office will bring fraud charges against former San Mateo County Community College...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Michael B. Reiner, PhD, on Apr 8, 2022 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 2737 Views


Police arrest three alleged robbers who pepper-sprayed, punched Macy's security officer at Stanford Shopping Center

Three women who allegedly pepper-sprayed and struck a loss-prevention officer at Stanford Shopping Center when he tried to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Apr 8, 2022 at 7:11 am | 3 comments | 3200 Views


Don't build more apartments in Menlo Park

Menlo Park has a strong and bustling residential climate. Along with other Bay Area communities, prices have increased dramatically...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2022
Last comment by Clevinger, on Apr 6, 2022 at 10:12 pm | 27 comments | 3703 Views
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