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Eshoo takes steps to increase police accountability from the federal level on down

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo this week joined federal lawmakers in proposing major reforms for law enforcement and raising concerns...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by de-fund, refund and reform., on Jun 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm | 4 comments | 2001 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 5860 Views

AROUND TOWN

'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 | 5341 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2490 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

County officials discuss George Floyd protests during Portola Valley “virtual coffee”

Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs hosted a “virtual coffee” Zoom meeting with local leaders on Thursday, June 4, covering...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by HaHaHa, on Jun 9, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 1798 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Massive march for change calls attention to racism in Midpeninsula area

On Saturday, thousands flocked to Palo Alto's city hall, where they grabbed onto the momentum of what's now a global movement...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 8, 2020 at 6:57 pm | 7 comments | 3456 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 5255 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 2994 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New county order to allow outdoor dining, small indoor funerals starting Saturday

Outdoor dining and indoor funerals with up to 10 people present will be allowed in San Mateo County beginning Saturday, June...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 5, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 6 comments | 3799 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 3883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

These local teens are bringing groceries to the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic

A Menlo-Atherton High School student has started a local branch of Zoomers to Boomers, a free grocery delivery service for...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Protesting in place, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 9 comments | 3871 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 4413 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 6112 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County, city of Palo Alto institute curfews starting at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

San Mateo County is instituting a curfew on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in response to widespread looting and vandalism...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by awatkins, on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:35 pm | 4 comments | 12530 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2460 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 13882 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park police arrest suspected looters on the way to Stanford Shopping Center

Menlo Park police officers on the lookout for looters arrested two men last night who were allegedly headed to Stanford Shopping...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 13982 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Weekend demonstrations extend into Monday as Peninsula residents protest death of George Floyd

Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park and into Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4972 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Target temporarily closes dozens of stores nationwide, including multiple Peninsula locations

Target has temporarily closed dozens of stores throughout the country, including multiple Peninsula locations, following...

Original post made on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 1, 2020 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 5692 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 5710 Views
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