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ATHERTON

Atherton depot to be transformed into 'mini' train museum

With a $400,000 grant from Caltrain in hand, Atherton is on its way to outfitting its 620-square-foot train station depot,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by Ivan, on Nov 16, 2022 at 9:47 pm | 1 comment | 2700 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's Measure V puts the future of zoning in the public's hands

On Nov. 8, Menlo Park voters face a critical question on housing and the longstanding ability of the City Council to make...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 16, 2022 at 3:24 pm | 14 comments | 5825 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's Measure V trailing, with no-votes far ahead in election results

Election results are showing that Measure V, Menlo Park’s single-family zoning ballot initiative, is failing by a decisive...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Nov 13, 2022 at 4:39 pm | 7 comments | 9478 Views

MENLO PARK

Environmental review of Meta's huge Willow Village project heads to Menlo Park council

A major mixed-use project proposed by Meta could advance this month, as Menlo Park City Council members consider the environmental...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Nov 12, 2022 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 3740 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen driver involved in fatal Redwood City car crash may face vehicular manslaughter charges

The 17-year-old driver of a car that collided with another, resulting in the death of two and the injury of four others Friday...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 11, 2022 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 11372 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton councilman says state gave town an 'F' for housing element draft

Council member Bob Polito called on the council to come up with alternate housing element plans, arguing the town's strategy...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Nov 11, 2022 at 11:44 am | 16 comments | 4414 Views

MENLO PARK

Incumbent Mayor Betsy Nash leads for Menlo Park City Council District 4

In a rematch, incumbent Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash has a wide lead in the race for Menlo Park City Council District 4 against...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Nov 10, 2022 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 2544 Views

MENLO PARK

As election heats up, Measure V signs are reported stolen in Menlo Park

Signs for and against Measure V are reportedly being stolen from front yards around Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Nov 9, 2022 at 10:02 pm | 16 comments | 3082 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure V is a sledgehammer when a scalpel is needed

I have been reading The Almanac's coverage of Measure V with interest and concern. Since we moved to Menlo Park more than...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by JH, on Nov 8, 2022 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments | 1003 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Can't we just agree to disagree respectfully in Menlo Park?

What happens when a group of civic-minded women in Menlo Park begin to speak up, engage one another in conversation, work...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm | 50 comments | 4550 Views

OTHER TOPICS

East Palo Alto City Council candidate criticized for alleged misinformation

Some East Palo Altans are criticizing the assertions of City Council candidate Mark Dinan, claiming that he has been spreading...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:52 am | 4 comments | 3573 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County supervisors discuss options for sheriff's oversight committee

San Mateo County publicly discussed possibilities to establish an oversight committee for the county Sheriff's Office for...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Menlo 2024, on Nov 8, 2022 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 2374 Views

MENLO PARK

Why I Voted No on Measure V

Why I voted NO on Measure V By John Pimentel Menlo Park’s Measure V is unfortunate and unnecessary. Unfortunate because...

Original post made by John Pimentel on Oct. 28, 2022
Last comment by Tim Yaeger, on Nov 7, 2022 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments | 583 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Vote No on Menlo Park's Measure V

In most Bay Area cities, an all-affordable teacher housing project is met with excitement. But in Menlo Park, it was met...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 7, 2022 at 9:22 am | 18 comments | 6650 Views

MENLO PARK

Instead of retiring, Teresa's Antiques owner pivots to give 100% to charity

Teresa Beltramo has run an antique shop for more than five decades, and now she's taking the next step — giving every dollar...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2022
Last comment by Alma Reads, on Nov 5, 2022 at 12:04 pm | 1 comment | 3108 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council tables plan to remove parking on Middle Avenue

Residents at the Menlo Park City Council meeting Oct.19 spoke out about the city's plan to remove parking on both sides of...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 5, 2022 at 8:58 am | 33 comments | 4471 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Balance switches up messaging, calls Measure V a 'pro-teacher' ballot initiative as election approaches

Nicole Chessari and Tim Yaeger, co-founders of Menlo Balance, are changing up their campaigning in order to fight what they...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2022
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Nov 4, 2022 at 4:16 pm | 144 comments | 8249 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's Willow Village nears finish line as Planning Commission reviews EIR

The Menlo Park Planning Commission reviewed the final environmental impact report (EIR) for Meta's Willow Village on Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Nov 4, 2022 at 1:27 pm | 8 comments | 4356 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinions: School board member, planning commissioner urge No on Measure V

This week, Ravenswood school board member Jenny Varghese Bloom and Menlo Park Planning Commission member Chris DeCardy have...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2022
Last comment by kbehroozi, on Nov 4, 2022 at 12:36 pm | 12 comments | 3722 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police: Two women robbed by armed man on Bayfront Expressway

Two women were robbed by an armed suspect in Menlo Park on Wednesday evening, according to police. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Alan, on Nov 4, 2022 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 2769 Views
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