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New principal, construction at M-A High

As fall classes resume at Menlo-Atherton High School, a new principal is at the helm: Simone Rick-Kennel. And ground has...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Gus Wiig, 6 hours ago | 11 comments | 1482 Views

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City of Menlo Park loses a fourth administrator

The city of Menlo Park has lost its fourth administrator since mid-July, with the departure of Human Resources Director Gina...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Disappointed D, 8 hours ago | 8 comments | 428 Views

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City of Menlo Park loses a fourth top manager

The city of Menlo Park has lost its fourth administrator since mid-July, with the departure of Human Resources Director Gina...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by editor, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 1097 Views

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Menlo Park puts 'pop-up park' downtown on Chestnut

Menlo Park's latest public park will be around for only six weeks, but during that time the "pop-up park" on Chestnut Street...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Location, location, location, 16 hours ago | 16 comments | 3241 Views

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Former Portola Valley town manager has interim job with Menlo Park

Nick Pegueros, whose "involuntary resignation" as the Portola Valley Town Manager was announced Aug. 12, has been named the...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Robert, 18 hours ago | 26 comments | 2768 Views

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Guest opinion: On Caltrain's 'downward path' with high-speed rail

A look at history reveals the downward path which Caltrain is now headed since its involvement with the California high-speed...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm | 51 comments | 2163 Views

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Feature story: Burgers and brews among friends at the Dutch Goose

Scott Davis pored over a newspaper while nursing a golden ale as a bright afternoon sun peeked into the patio of one of the...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 21 comments | 2955 Views

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Menlo Park OKs downtown housing-commercial complex

Menlo Park's Planning Commission has approved the first mixed housing and commercial project under the downtown-El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by lost retail, on Aug 21, 2015 at 5:43 pm | 30 comments | 3840 Views

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Fire board member opposes proposed contract

It's been seven years since Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters have worked under a contract. If district governing...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 21, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 30 comments | 2286 Views

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District meets water-reduction target in June-July period

Atherton and Menlo Park customers of the California Water Service Company's Bear Gulch District didn't quite meet the 36...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Aug 20, 2015 at 6:56 am | 2 comments | 1274 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park Planning Commission reviews El Camino mixed-use proposal

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will review a three-story mixed-use project proposed for two adjacent parcels on El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by lost retail, on Aug 18, 2015 at 8:57 am | 6 comments | 1193 Views

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How tragedy transformed a life

Melissa Moody of Menlo Park is the subject of a new documentary on the nature of happiness. After being run over by a truck...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Patricia, on Aug 17, 2015 at 8:28 pm | 10 comments | 11232 Views

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Menlo Park will consider financial aid for downtown hotel project

A proposed 63-room, four-story luxury hotel with rooms at $350 a night downtown could deliver Menlo Park up to $8.5 million...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Long Term Resident, on Aug 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm | 15 comments | 2878 Views

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Menlo Park report on El Camino study now available

Menlo Park has released the final version of a report on the El Camino Real corridor, which is scheduled to be the topic...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Lily, on Aug 13, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 12 comments | 2068 Views

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Vehicle impound problem: Menlo Park city manager reviewing issue

Legislation is in the works in Sacramento that could ease the pain of impoverished drivers who see their vehicles impounded...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by Rick, on Aug 12, 2015 at 8:42 pm | 8 comments | 1929 Views

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Planning Commission starts another review of specific plan

If Menlo Park residents believe the specific plan governing development in Menlo Park's downtown and El Camino Real corridor...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by scorecard, on Aug 12, 2015 at 8:43 am | 5 comments | 1324 Views

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Menlo street festival: If you liked it or not, chamber wants to hear

The management of the Connoisseurs' Marketplace, Menlo Park's recent annual midsummer art and wine festival, would like...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Sad resident, on Aug 8, 2015 at 11:25 am | 23 comments | 2714 Views

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Third high-level city employee is leaving Menlo Park

Jesse Quirion, Menlo Park's public works director, has announced he is leaving Aug. 20 for a job with Google in Tennessee....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Don't sling Mud, on Aug 2, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 17 comments | 3197 Views

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Menlo Park: Downtown, El Camino specific plan up for review

The specific plan governing development in Menlo Park's downtown and El Camino Real corridor is undergoing its second periodic...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 1, 2015 at 7:32 pm | 1 comment | 1732 Views

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Season's first Spare the Air Day called for Tuesday

As a heat wave moves into the Bay Area, the summer's first Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Wheezer, on Jul 31, 2015 at 8:00 am | 5 comments | 924 Views
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