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Green spaces, a healthy planet, and affordable housing

I love green spaces. I began advocating for more affordable homes in Menlo Park in part because I know that affordable homes...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 22 hours ago | 2 comments | 323 Views


More than 800 new housing units approved in Menlo Park

Facing little alternative due to new state housing laws, the Menlo Park City Council voted Tuesday, Sept. 14, to approve...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Tecsi, on Sep 17, 2021 at 9:25 pm | 6 comments | 3356 Views


If Newsom is recalled, how would a Republican governor get anything done?

Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic Legislature. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Sep 14, 2021 at 1:09 pm | 8 comments | 2091 Views


Decision time: Three ways the California recall election could go

The recall election could end up with three very different results for the future of Gov. Gavin Newsom and of politics in...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Sep 14, 2021 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 2397 Views


Menlo Park City Council cautious on proposal to ban new gas heaters

A push in Menlo Park to transition gas appliances to electric-powered ones citywide will be delayed after Menlo Park council...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
Last comment by Perspectives guy, on Sep 12, 2021 at 9:39 pm | 14 comments | 3805 Views


Just in time for September's high holidays, a new Jewish organization sets up in Portola Valley

Rabbi Mayer Brook is bringing a Jewish community center to Portola Valley, which doesn't have any established synagogues...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2998 Views


Menlo Park: Voter ban on building housing at city parks proposed

To keep city parks from being considered for housing development or any other uses, Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by new guy, on Sep 7, 2021 at 1:37 pm | 12 comments | 4565 Views


Nearly 20% of Menlo Park district firefighters, EMTs still not vaccinated against COVID-19

With about a quarter of its firefighters and EMTs still unvaccinated for COVID-19, Menlo Park Fire Protection District board...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Cyclist, on Aug 24, 2021 at 3:12 pm | 11 comments | 4193 Views


Spare the Air alerts issued for Thursday, Friday due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Spare the Air alerts for Thursday and Friday due to smoke from numerous...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2021
Last comment by Willows Dad, on Aug 22, 2021 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 2163 Views


How to go gas-free? Two new reports lay out possible paths to phase out natural gas in Menlo Park buildings

As Menlo Park tries to reach its ambitious goal of converting buildings citywide to electric power, two new reports were...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Aug 20, 2021 at 8:13 pm | 37 comments | 5924 Views


After receiving vulgar phone calls and death threat, Palo Alto council member is speaking out

City Council member Lydia Kou was the target of sexual harassment and a death threat from a Menlo Park man. Now she's speaking...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by connie kettendorf, on Aug 20, 2021 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 4047 Views


Menlo Park's child care program director survives COVID-19 after more than two months in hospital

Natalya Jones doesn't remember a lot about her COVID-19 experience. The director of Menlo Park's child care programs was...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2021
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on Aug 19, 2021 at 1:48 pm | 7 comments | 5080 Views


Federal U.S. Geological Survey office property to hit the market

It's an announcement years in the works: The federally owned U.S. Geological Survey property at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by Stu Soffer, on Aug 18, 2021 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 5625 Views


COVID vaccinations lag for people on Medi-Cal

In all California counties, Medi-Cal enrollees have been vaccinated at substantially lower rates than the overall population....

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2021
Last comment by acomfort, on Aug 2, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1737 Views


Menlo Park's data-driven new police chief aims to bring stability, mentoring to MPPD

After 27 years spent working with the San Mateo Police Department, Dave Norris has stepped up to helm the Menlo Park Police...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 15, 2021 at 12:19 pm | 3 comments | 5091 Views


Huge branch crushes parked car after neighbors worried about tree's safety

A large tree branch recently fell in Sharon Heights, crushing the Mini Cooper parked beneath it. The branch fell after...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Ashley Lanphere, on Jul 15, 2021 at 10:43 am | 3 comments | 4160 Views


Strength and service: Retiring fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman reflects on his 40-year career in the community

Harold Schapelhouman almost didn't become a Menlo Park firefighter. At 20, the chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 9, 2021 at 10:58 pm | 3 comments | 3583 Views


West Menlo resident announces run for San Mateo County supervisor seat

Virginia Chang Kiraly, who currently serves on two publicly elected boards on the Midpeninsula, has announced her plans to...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Anne Miller, on Jul 9, 2021 at 1:25 pm | 1 comment | 5618 Views


Thank you to the person who gave my husband's keys to CVS

I'd like to thank the kind person who found my husband's keys. They had a CVS tag on them so they were handed in at the Sharon...

Original post made by Angela Hey on Jul. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 247 Views


Man arrested for setting off illegal fireworks near Menlo Park

San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies were alerted by a gunshot detection system late Saturday to what turned out to be a man...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2021
Last comment by Marlon Chaccano, on Jul 6, 2021 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 3953 Views
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