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MENLO PARK

$7 million in surplus COVID supplies damaged after being left outside amid rain

Roughly $7 million in surplus safety equipment and cleaning supplies at the San Mateo Event Center was damaged in recent...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2022
Last comment by Anita, on Jan 17, 2022 at 6:17 pm | 3 comments | 2241 Views

WOODSIDE

Housing and development were top of mind in Woodside in 2021

Potential new housing and development in town center dominated the conversation in Woodside last year. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sunny Storm, on Jan 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 2517 Views

MENLO PARK

Betsy Nash, Menlo Park's new mayor, lays out her priorities for the year

Betsy Nash, Menlo Park's mayor for 2022, identified three key areas where she's hoping to use her role to make an impact:...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 16, 2022 at 11:40 am | 4 comments | 2943 Views

MENLO PARK

Class action lawsuit claims city must refund residents for years of Menlo Park utility taxes

Three Menlo Park residents have filed a class action lawsuit looking for a refund of utility users taxes from the city of...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by mickie winkler, on Jan 16, 2022 at 10:01 am | 10 comments | 4937 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's city manager resigns just months before her planned retirement

Menlo Park's city manager Starla Jerome-Robinson's resignation was announced Friday. The City Council plans to appoint Deputy...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Frozen, on Jan 13, 2022 at 12:36 pm | 21 comments | 9830 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton welcomes nearly complete new civic center, grapples with burglaries in 2021

A new $32 million civic center, a wave of burglaries and state housing mandates were major focuses in Atherton last year....

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 12, 2022 at 8:04 am | 3 comments | 2479 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park briefs: Sidewalk lawsuit settled and how to participate in the city's redistricting process

Menlo Park's independent redistricting committee is collecting public input. Also, the city has settled a lawsuit with a...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jan 11, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 2533 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Governor signs order to prohibit price gouging on at-home COVID tests

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order this weekend aimed at preventing price gouging on COVID-19 at-home test kits,...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 11, 2022 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 1325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools hit with surge of COVID-19 cases as omicron spreads

Classes have been back in session for less than a week after winter break and local schools are reporting record numbers...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2022
Last comment by Scott Lohmann, on Jan 10, 2022 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 4947 Views

WOODSIDE

Unearthed open space easement provision puts hiccup in Woodside land use measure

Cañada Corners is designated as a conservation easement, which means the Town Council would need to overturn it for any...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by egoldber, on Jan 10, 2022 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 3728 Views

MENLO PARK

Not so fast on availability of parking plazas

While the Parking Plazas downtown are operated by the City, ownership of the plazas is a checkerboard of lots for former...

Original post made by Use of Parking Plazas for Housin on Jan. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 459 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tackles tweaks to controversial duplex law

A new statewide housing law that permits up to four housing units on single-family properties takes effect Jan. 1, and Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 8, 2022 at 5:53 pm | 27 comments | 4638 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Virtual talk highlights Living with Lions

Woodside Arts & Culture Committee hosts its first Virtual First Friday of 2022 on Jan. 7 featuring a talk by Laurence Frank,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by vicki coe, on Jan 7, 2022 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 1101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community college district vice chancellor strikes a deal, pleads no contest to two felonies

A San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor has pleaded no contest to two felonies for using district resources...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 3795 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park minimum wage to rise to $15.75 per hour

In Menlo Park, the new year brings with it a new increase in the minimum wage. As of Jan. 1, it's $15.75 per hour, up $0.50...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 6, 2022 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 2075 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local school officials 'confident' they can remain open amid omicron surge

It felt like déjà vu on Saturday when Menlo School students got an email saying classes would be held remotely for a week....

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by Ronen, on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:33 pm | 1 comment | 3157 Views

MENLO PARK

Redevelopment galvanizes residents to protect neighborhood trees

Local tree activists worry that new developments could damage the canopy that is vital for wildlife and resilience to climate...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Jan 5, 2022 at 7:21 am | 2 comments | 2785 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Elizabeth Holmes verdict: Guilty of four counts of defrauding investors through failed blood-testing company

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of four counts of defrauding investors and not guilty of four...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Anne, on Jan 4, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 2352 Views

MENLO PARK

In North Fair Oaks, a battle is brewing over redevelopment

Like many local neighborhoods, North Fair Oaks has become a hotbed for new developments. But many feel that the past year...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2021
Last comment by Charlie, on Jan 3, 2022 at 10:07 pm | 5 comments | 8199 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor charged with embezzlement

The San Mateo County DA's office plans to charge a local community college district official with improper use of public...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 3, 2022 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 6965 Views
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