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A new vision for public safety services in Menlo Park

Recommendations: 1 - Separate criminal offenses from other public safety service functions, 2 - Establish a new Menlo...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jun 18, 2020 at 9:23 pm | 5 comments | 477 Views


San Mateo County gives green light to open more businesses and activities

Effective immediately, a wide range of San Mateo County businesses and activities, from barbershops to gyms, are allowed...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 17, 2020 at 11:19 pm | 3 comments | 5528 Views


Menlo Park's child care centers to stay, but with rate hike

Local parents whose children attend the two city-subsidized child care programs in Menlo Park can breathe a little easier...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Kirt, on Jun 15, 2020 at 4:23 pm | 19 comments | 4456 Views


Firefighters extricate man trapped under train in Menlo Park

A man who was hit and trapped underneath a train shortly before noon near the Caltrain Menlo Park station was taken to Stanford...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by mechanic, on Jun 14, 2020 at 9:51 pm | 3 comments | 6180 Views


Facing unprecedented budget shortfalls, Menlo Park council favors keeping child care centers, police dispatchers

With an estimated $12 million shortfall expected in Menlo Park in the upcoming fiscal year, the City Council took its first...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Hard workin' man, on Jun 11, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 26 comments | 6073 Views


Menlo firefighters respond to 3 blazes in 3 hours, including another encampment fire in the Baylands

Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters responded to three separate fires in three hours Thursday afternoon (June...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Jun 8, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 2 comments | 3189 Views


During pandemic, new group takes lead in organizing Menlo Park's volunteer emergency response

Unlike the emergencies that communities are used to preparing for, the recent pandemic has undermined social structures,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by John Doe, on Jun 5, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 11 comments | 4150 Views


Eviction bans to continue through June in San Mateo County

Struggling renters of homes and small-scale storefronts in Menlo Park and some county areas will get a break for at least...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Rents are already down , on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 5 comments | 4581 Views


Layoffs. Reduced police enforcement. A shuttered community center. Bracing for lean times, here's what Menlo Park is cutting.

Faced with enormous anticipated budget shortfalls in the upcoming fiscal year, the Menlo Park City Council authorized budget...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:04 pm | 7 comments | 6313 Views


Peaceful protest and march for George Floyd draws hundreds in Menlo Park, Palo Alto

For nine minutes, a diverse group of hundreds of masked people knelt on the lawn at Menlo Park's Burgess Park in total silence...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Protesting in place, on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 4 comments | 14246 Views


Menlo Park Council OKs cuts to traffic enforcement, library services

As the end of the fiscal year starts to loom sooner and sooner, the Menlo Park City Council debated late into Tuesday night...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Black swan?, on Jun 1, 2020 at 9:43 am | 22 comments | 5907 Views


Almanac to resume print edition June 12

With businesses slowly restarting operations over the next few weeks, The Almanac will resume its weekly publishing on Friday,...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Trashy publication , on May 28, 2020 at 10:28 pm | 8 comments | 2377 Views


Community briefs: Sacred Heart Prep holds drive-in graduation; Hillview Middle School student donates handmade face masks

In this week's community briefs, Sacred Heart Prep students get a very special graduation and a Menlo Park teen does his...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Steven Kryger, on May 27, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 2892 Views


Facebook rethinking commitment to fund studies for Dumbarton Rail project

Facebook is reconsidering its commitment to pay for studies to help plan for a new rail line across the Bay, a company official...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on May 27, 2020 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 4989 Views


Facebook to undergo long-term shift to permit more remote work

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that half of the Menlo Park company's workforce could work remotely in the...

Original post made on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by whatever , on May 26, 2020 at 4:08 pm | 1 comment | 2975 Views


Coronavirus central: Cases in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties rise by the dozens

Santa Clara County has 646 cases, 72 of which were reported on Saturday and Sunday. The county also reported five more deaths,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Iris, on May 25, 2020 at 9:34 am | 12 comments | 44070 Views


New changes announced to Facebook Willow Village proposal

Several major changes have been made to Willow Village, Facebook's 50-plus acre development proposal in Menlo Park, based...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on May 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 5252 Views


To balance next year's budget, Menlo Park council considers cutting child care programs

Facing an expected shortfall of $12.7 million in a sea of uncertainty in the upcoming fiscal year, the Menlo Park City Council,...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Can't go backwards!, on May 21, 2020 at 10:13 am | 49 comments | 5514 Views


Wednesday: Panel discussion on public schools and COVID-19

On Wednesday, May 20, Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller will lead an online discussion with three superintendents on...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Ray Mueller, on May 20, 2020 at 10:47 pm | 7 comments | 3472 Views


Facebook emergency grant aids local journalists during COVID-19 crisis

Embarcadero Media has received a $100,000 emergency grant to sustain its work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by margret, on May 18, 2020 at 11:08 pm | 15 comments | 3291 Views
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