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Menlo Park: Council splinters on grade separations

The Menlo Park City Council's answer to the nearly $400 million question: "One grade separation, or three, at Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, 2 hours ago | 52 comments | 3612 Views

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Menlo Park council may reconsider West Menlo annexation in January

Residents of West Menlo Park who have petitioned to join Menlo Park will have to wait at least until January to see if their...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Bob, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 577 Views

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Guest opinion: Curtis Street park trial failed; city needs to figure out why

In September the Menlo Park City Council abruptly terminated its three-year, downtown pocket park experiment after the temporary...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Bill Frimel Jr., 12 hours ago | 9 comments | 354 Views

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Menlo Park: Firefighters douse structure fire in Menlo Oaks neighborhood

Firefighters needed about 12 minutes to control a fire that burned a shed, a fence and vegetation early on Sunday morning...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Wong, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 1185 Views

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Menlo Park OKs hikes in pay, benefits for city employees

The Menlo Park City Council has unanimously approved spending more than $1.9 million for pay and benefit increases for 192...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2017
Last comment by Just the facts, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 701 Views

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Critics question wisdom of rebuilding Menlo Park's main library

A plan to accept a multi-million-dollar gift from developer John Arrillaga to rebuild the Menlo Park main library has its...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Julie R, 16 hours ago | 17 comments | 1991 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park council could approve major spending for library system

Menlo Park staff are greasing the usual bureaucratic stops to take advantage of local billionaire John Arrillaga's offer...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by library , on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:11 am | 10 comments | 1385 Views

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Draft master plan for Bedwell Bayfront Park heads to Parks & Rec Commission

The future of Bedwell Bayfront Park might include a boat launch, a ranger and more amenities. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Beth, on Oct 12, 2017 at 4:48 am | 2 comments | 826 Views

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Donald Trump attacks a Menlo Park company (again)

CBS News report: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/09/27/trump-calls-facebook-anti-trump-after-it-aids-russia-probe/ "Facebook...

Original post made by Mark on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by twotable, on Oct 11, 2017 at 11:38 pm | 9 comments | 350 Views

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Police calls: Person cited for flying drone with camera over Atherton home

Crime reports from Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/10/police-calls-drone-operator-caught-bullet-plummets-through-interior...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by MCbt, on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 2246 Views

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Caltrain Grade Separation Study Inadequate

A complete analysis of Menlo Park grade separations of the Caltrain right of way should include a study of a viaduct that...

Original post made by Steve Schmidt on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Oct 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 26 comments | 1257 Views

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Menlo Park: 'Ace Hardware Man' Bill Niebling dies at 93

Arthur Winfield "Bill" Niebling, longtime proprietor of Menlo Park's Ace Hardware, cameraman for Betty White and World War...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Judy Castaillac, on Oct 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm | 1 comment | 1459 Views

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Fears about Guild Theatre may be unfounded, for now

About 10 emails over the past several days have made their way to the Menlo Park City Council's inbox urging the council...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Judy Adams, on Oct 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 4 comments | 2267 Views

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Menlo Park: Goodbye, mini park

After hearing from a chorus of critics about the temporary pop-up park or "paseo" installed on Curtis Street in downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Oct 7, 2017 at 9:37 am | 18 comments | 2801 Views

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Parents seek safer ways for kids to bike or walk to school

What can be done to keep kids safe who ride their bikes or walk to school? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/09/28/parents-seek-safer-ways-for-childre...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by Oak Knoll, on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:59 pm | 12 comments | 1523 Views

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Menlo Park: Mayor commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Menlo Park's Mayor Kirsten Keith has signed, and the council approved, a "Mayors for 100% Clean Energy" initiative, which...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Oct 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1718 Views

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Menlo Park council acts to move away from at-large elections

In response to a lawsuit threat alleging that Menlo Park's voting system does not give fair council representation to Latino...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Enuff, on Oct 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm | 2 comments | 1547 Views

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Big turnout for Menlo's historical walking tour

About 65 people got a glimpse into the history of Menlo Park during a recent walking tour that I led as secretary of the...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Bo Crane, on Oct 5, 2017 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 169 Views

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Menlo Park needs to elect their mayor

Menlo Park City Council is apparently going to change the way we elect council members in response to a threatened lawsuit. Instead...

Original post made by bruce adornato on Oct. 5, 2017
There are no comments yet. 76 Views

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Menlo Park: City staff recommends approval of Greenheart complex

A much-discussed project to build apartments, offices and shops totaling 420,000 square feet at 1300 El Camino Real in Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by Mark D., on Oct 4, 2017 at 6:50 pm | 18 comments | 5270 Views
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