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Menlo fire board OKs budget, eliminates new positions

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board unanimously approved a new budget June 16 after removing funds for proposed...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2020
Last comment by Myomy, on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 4 comments | 2315 Views

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North Fair Oaks: Man hurt in illegal fireworks explosion

A 20-year-old man suffered lacerations and burns to his face and hand after a glass bottle with illegal fireworks inside...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2020
Last comment by Downtowner, on Jul 7, 2020 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments | 2823 Views

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Tri-city fireworks summit examines enforcement, culture change

Loud explosions on East Palo Alto's city streets formed a backdrop for a public meeting on Monday night as leaders from three...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Murican made, on Jul 5, 2020 at 10:07 am | 12 comments | 3999 Views

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Wind-driven grass fire threatens homes in East Palo Alto

A rapidly spreading vegetation fire caused the evacuation of homes in an East Palo Alto neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 3, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 2695 Views

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San Mateo County inmates win demands after 10-day hunger strike

Rodrigo Prieto and other inmates in a San Mateo County jail didn't eat for 10 days, striking in protest of unfair food prices...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Dora C, on Jul 3, 2020 at 12:25 pm | 14 comments | 7670 Views

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Menlo Park's police chief was publicly accused of using a racial slur in ethics training. Here's the story.

During a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss policing in Menlo Park, Housing Commissioner Karen Grove said she'd...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Jun 25, 2020 at 11:08 am | 50 comments | 8396 Views

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Despite calls for action, Palo Alto is in no rush to expand Foothills Park access

Weeks after pledging to promote inclusion, the City Council abruptly postponed considering a proposal that many say would...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, on Jun 24, 2020 at 3:04 pm | 2 comments | 1925 Views

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County funds evacuation planning and management online tool

San Mateo County residents will soon benefit from a new online management tool to help them evacuate in wildfires, tsunamis...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 22, 2020 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 2415 Views

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Teens lead Black Lives Matter protest in Menlo Park

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Menlo Park, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto last week as part of a national...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by EHK, on Jun 21, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 7 comments | 1199 Views

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Guest opinion: Please open Foothills Park to all

In a guest opinion, Cupertino resident Geoff Paulsen, who is a member of the family that owned the property that became Foothills...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2020
Last comment by Jo McClean, on Jun 21, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments | 3239 Views

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Guest opinion: It's time to listen

In an op-ed, Menlo-Atherton High student Daniel Paul Roman, who helped organize a Black Lives Matter protest in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by BlueState, on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 4 comments | 2290 Views

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Community brief: Menlo College hires new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Political science professor Melissa R. Michelson has been appointed as the new Dean of Arts and Sciences at Menlo College....

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by member, on Jun 17, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1904 Views

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Art 'from the heart': Local muralist Jose Castro creates powerful protest imagery in Redwood City

If you've been to downtown Redwood City recently, you've noticed the buildings around Courthouse Square covered with some...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Mike Grimes, on Jun 16, 2020 at 10:56 am | 1 comment | 3533 Views

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Portola Valley launches COVID-19 Story Project

The Portola Valley Historic Resources Committee is seeking submissions from residents for its COVID-19 Story Project. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Jun 15, 2020 at 2:45 am | 1 comment | 1916 Views

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Letter to the editor: Closing Santa Cruz Avenue to make space for restaurants is a bad idea

In a letter, a Menlo Park resident writes why she's opposed to a proposal to close Santa Cruz Avenue to allow restaurants...

Original post made on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by George Fisher, on Jun 12, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 78 comments | 9014 Views

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'The first big exhale in awhile.' After months of takeout, restaurants reopen for outdoor dining

On the first days Santa Clara and San Mateo counties allowed eateries to reopen for outdoor meals, many people enjoyed their...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by sro, on Jun 11, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 3 comments | 5312 Views

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Before second coronavirus wave comes, local doctors work to stock senior care facilities with PPE

Rather than wait around for the government to figure out a way to get personal protective equipment to senior care facilities...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on Jun 9, 2020 at 7:51 pm | 1 comment | 2456 Views

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Menlo Park police arrest four men allegedly breaking curfew, having handgun in car

Police officers in Menlo Park arrested the occupants of two vehicles Tuesday night on suspicion of violating curfew and having...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 8, 2020 at 6:03 pm | 10 comments | 5219 Views

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Guest opinion: What we've lost in the pandemic, and what we'll (hopefully) gain

In an op-ed, Hillview Middle School student Arhaan Gupta-Rastogi reflects on what we've lost in the coronavirus pandemic...

Original post made on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Kristin Stecher , on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:33 pm | 9 comments | 2437 Views

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Facing a shaky financial future, Stanford projects budget cuts, layoffs

Stanford University, projecting a $267 million loss from the first six months of the coronavirus shutdown, is planning for...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Tiny violins, on May 29, 2020 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 2072 Views
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