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MENLO PARK

Menlo Balance initiative sparks fervent debate among residents

A ballot initiative that would take decisions on housing out of the hands of the Menlo Park City Council sharply divided...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 30 minutes ago | 51 comments | 4078 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A generational call to action against climate change

If you were born after 1981, you are a part of the "Climate Generation" — the generation of people who have lived exceptionally...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Michael, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 547 Views

MENLO PARK

While I'll be voting against the Menlo Balance initiative

A group named Menlo Balance formed by residents of Suburban Park has been in the news recently because of a ballot initiative...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 345 Views

MENLO PARK

Peter Ohtaki challenges incumbent Betsy Nash in Menlo Park City Council race

Former Menlo Park City Council member Peter Ohtaki has pulled papers to run against incumbent Mayor Betsy Nash in District...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 19 hours ago | 14 comments | 2698 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash aims to tackle traffic, housing issues if reelected

Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash has pulled papers to run for reelection in District 4, facing challenger Peter Ohtaki in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, 19 hours ago | 4 comments | 1468 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen sleep deprivation is a big problem, so schools are starting later

Is the early morning rush to get groggy teens to school a thing of the past? With a new state law requiring later start times,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 1210 Views

MENLO PARK

Approving office space increases housing demand.

I had a long discussion with a former colleague recently. The irony is that if you want to ameliorate (that's a 25 cent...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 117 Views

OTHER TOPICS

State attorney general urges public sector workers to apply for student loan forgiveness before deadline

In partnership with California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the Campaign for California Borrowers' Rights on Monday launched...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Stuart, on Aug 12, 2022 at 7:03 am | 3 comments | 1083 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

With election filing period closing soon, here's who is running in local elections so far

Here's a roundup of those who are looking to run for local city councils and school boards on the ballot in the November...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by pvsusa, on Aug 11, 2022 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 1258 Views

MENLO PARK

New report lists local communities among Bay Area's most racially and economically segregated neighborhoods

A new report shows that several Bay Area neighborhoods are highly segregated by race and wealth, with Portola Valley, Woodside,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Private citizen , on Aug 11, 2022 at 9:49 am | 8 comments | 3319 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Housing launches campaign

A group of Menlo Park residents celebrated the kick-off of the Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Homes campaign on Sunday,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Iris, on Aug 10, 2022 at 10:48 am | 21 comments | 4099 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Finding a better approach to school dropoff

The safety of our streets, particularly during school dropoff and pickup times, is a tragedy of the commons. People who drive...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Michael, on Aug 10, 2022 at 7:51 am | 2 comments | 1417 Views

MENLO PARK

Longtime Ravenswood school district trustee will not seek reelection this fall

Ana Maria Pulido won't be running for reelection to the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees in November, citing...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Aug 8, 2022 at 8:14 pm | 2 comments | 1439 Views

AROUND TOWN

Six arrested for providing alcohol to minors in Menlo Park sting operation

According to a city statement, Menlo Park Police and agents with the California Alcohol Beverage Control made the arrests...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2022
Last comment by Arthur, on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:14 am | 2 comments | 4508 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley reluctantly settles lawsuit alleging Brown Act violations

The Portola Valley Town Council approved a settlement Monday to resolve a lawsuit against the town claiming its committee...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 6, 2022 at 12:13 pm | 8 comments | 3576 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton's draft housing element banks on ADUs to meet future housing needs

Atherton is sending its housing element to the state, leaning on accessory dwelling units and SB 9 applications to meet its...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Aug 6, 2022 at 10:58 am | 5 comments | 2844 Views

MENLO PARK

Ravenswood school district staff make their case for workforce housing

Gerardo Garcia's workday is not done after he leaves his seventh grade science classroom at Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Aug 5, 2022 at 5:31 pm | 5 comments | 2093 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park sends off its housing element to the state

Menlo Park submitted its draft housing element to the state for review, putting forth its vision for housing growth over...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by MiddleAged Menlo Parker, on Aug 5, 2022 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 1639 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park seeks to become regional draw for interior design

A new collaboration of Menlo Park businesses is looking to turn the city's downtown into a regional destination for interior...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 5, 2022 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 2923 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: We support the Flood School housing compromise

Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller recently released a reasonable compromise to develop teacher and staff housing...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2022
Last comment by RP, on Aug 3, 2022 at 12:58 pm | 5 comments | 2806 Views
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