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Middle Plaza's retail development offers local luxury

With Menlo Park's downtown poised for revitalization, eyes are turning to the luxurious Middle Plaza development at 500 El...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 7, 2023 at 7:13 am | 9 comments | 7377 Views


Guest opinion: San Mateo County should reverse course, keep youth sports fields in upcoming Flood Park plans

San Mateo County supervisors voted to delay their promise to area youth. Their decision to suddenly remove the promised baseball...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2023
Last comment by RGS , on Apr 4, 2023 at 8:27 am | 3 comments | 5117 Views


Seeking a reprieve from loud horns, Menlo Park residents push for Caltrain quiet zone

Menlo Park residents are fed up with blaring train horns waking babies and rattling their nerves. At a March 24 community...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2023
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Mar 31, 2023 at 10:16 pm | 15 comments | 5262 Views


Gov. Gavin Newsom signs watered-down oil profit penalty into law

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs an oil profits penalty plan that is supposed to keep California gas prices under control. The oil...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 31, 2023 at 6:54 pm | 3 comments | 2064 Views


Interim shelter programs are heralded as the homelessness solution that California’s been waiting for. So why aren’t they working?

Underlying the challenges that interim shelters face in getting their residents housed is something that no shelter or city...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2023
Last comment by Running hard to stay in place, on Mar 31, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 3001 Views


Menlo Park's deficit spending, expected to be in the millions, shrinks to $15K

Menlo Park's budget outlook this year is much better than its prior gloomy predictions, with a new report showing that an...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2023
Last comment by MP Father, on Mar 30, 2023 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 2251 Views


City accuses residents of breaking the law without any evidence

Dear Ms Chen, I am in receipt of your letter of March 20, 2023. First, I find it disturbing that the City would send...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 23, 2023
Last comment by New Menlo Park Resident, on Mar 30, 2023 at 11:36 am | 11 comments | 1017 Views


Menlo Church leadership acknowledges abuse from decades ago

A Menlo Park megachurch is apologizing for several instances of abuse from decades earlier at the evangelical Presbyterian...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2023
Last comment by AMarkum, on Mar 30, 2023 at 6:27 am | 1 comment | 5427 Views


Neighbors call on Stanford to remove trees after man died from tree that fell on university-owned land

Residents are asking Stanford University to remove and better manage its eucalyptus trees along Alpine Road near Highway...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2023
Last comment by Erica, on Mar 29, 2023 at 9:26 am | 4 comments | 6015 Views


Who buys electric cars in California — and who doesn't?

Shiny electric cars are parked in the driveways of affluent Palo Alto, Atherton homes, but is the trend gaining ground in...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2023
Last comment by Westbrook, on Mar 27, 2023 at 6:43 pm | 2 comments | 5556 Views


San Mateo County's minimum wage in unincorporated areas rises to $16.50 next month

Those who work for minimum wage in unincorporated San Mateo County will see their hourly rate rise beginning April 1. The...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 25, 2023 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 2679 Views


Menlo Park should rethink nixing parking on Middle Avenue

The primary objective of Menlo Park's Middle Avenue Project is to improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians, and last...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Mar. 17, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 24, 2023 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 927 Views


Storm pushes San Francisquito Creek to its ninth highest recorded level

The San Francisquito Creek experienced one of its highest streamflow rates in the history of the San Francisquito Creek Joint...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2023
Last comment by DavidSoni, on Mar 23, 2023 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 4497 Views


Gusty storm claims a life: Tree falls on van in Ladera, killing the driver

The latest storm claimed a victim Tuesday, after a tree fell on a van, killing its driver. Thousands of Midpeninsula residents...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2023
Last comment by Jon Goulden, on Mar 22, 2023 at 3:40 pm | 4 comments | 12945 Views


Former community college PR head pleads no contest to sex with minors charges

Richard Rojo, San Mateo County Community College District's former head of public relations, pleaded no contest on March...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2023
Last comment by Dusty Roads, on Mar 21, 2023 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 4164 Views


Judge hears Elizabeth Holmes' request to remain free while appeal resolved

At a court hearing on Friday morning, lawyers for convicted Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes argued that her upcoming...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2023
Last comment by Les, on Mar 20, 2023 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 2552 Views


Ravenswood school board approves agreement with developer to build teacher housing at Flood School

The Ravenswood City School District school board voted unanimously to enter into a contract with Alliant Strategic Development...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2023
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 17, 2023 at 5:40 pm | 9 comments | 2985 Views


District: Menlo Park's $2.5 million endowment won't be enough to offset enrollment costs from Stanford's new faculty housing project

Menlo Park school board officials say the $2.5 million endowment slated to cover the costs of extra students from Stanford's...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2023
Last comment by Iris, on Mar 17, 2023 at 9:45 am | 28 comments | 13621 Views


Swastikas, image of Hitler found drawn on Stanford student's dormitory door

Multiple swastikas and an image of Adolf Hitler drawn on a whiteboard were recently found on the dormitory door of an undergraduate...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 15, 2023 at 7:32 pm | 2 comments | 1973 Views


Peninsula cities pummeled by weather-induced power outages

Large swaths of the Midpeninsula were still without power on Wednesday, with outages blamed on the gusty storm that toppled...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by MP Father, on Mar 15, 2023 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 8594 Views
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