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MENLO PARK

More discussion of Menlo Park school district parcel tax and budget cuts

A marathon Nov. 9 meeting wasn't long enough for the board of the Menlo Park City School District to decide on the details...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 22, 2016 at 7:12 pm | 84 comments | 6512 Views

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Menlo Park: Initiative ballot arguments released

The arguments that have been filling the air at city meetings for months are now officially on the Nov. 4 ballot. Those for...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:15 am | 83 comments | 7038 Views

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Menlo Park ballot initiative seeks to put single-family rezoning to a vote

An initiative proposed by local group Menlo Balance seeks to make the rezoning of single-family homes in Menlo Park require...

Original post made on May. 27, 2022
Last comment by private citizen, 6 hours ago | 83 comments | 7383 Views

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Who are Menlo Park fire district's highest-paid staff?

The number of Menlo Park Fire Protection District employees whose compensation surpassed $300,000 continued to increase in...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 5, 2019 at 2:53 am | 81 comments | 8883 Views

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Editorial endorsement: Ackerman and Lucas for Menlo Park City School District board

The Almanac endorses David Ackerman and Caroline Lucas for the two open spots on the Menlo Park City School District board....

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 80 comments | 10797 Views

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Menlo parking a factor in closing of Boutique 4

After five years in business in downtown Menlo Park, Boutique 4 has closed at 809 Santa Cruz Ave., according to Tamara Michel,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Feb 18, 2011 at 10:42 am | 80 comments | 8596 Views

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Unions file lawsuit to keep pension initiative off ballot

Two employee unions filed a lawsuit today (June 23) against the city of Menlo Park and a resident involved in the effort...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 2, 2010 at 2:41 pm | 79 comments | 9105 Views

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Menlo Park: City officials, developers react to specific plan initiative

Response from city officials and developers to a potential ballot initiative on the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 15, 2014 at 8:14 am | 78 comments | 14824 Views

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After tax defeat, 'transparency' is theme of Menlo Park school district board meeting

In the aftermath of the failure to pass two parcel tax measures on May 3, the board of the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by HelloHanalei, on May 12, 2016 at 10:56 pm | 78 comments | 7098 Views

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Four face off in Menlo Park fire board election

Four people are vying for two seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board. We asked them about issues ranging...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Beth, on Oct 20, 2020 at 6:17 am | 76 comments | 12622 Views

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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 Clem, on Oct 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm | 76 comments | 9405 Views

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BevMo rallies for second try at Menlo Park store

Three years after shelving plans for a Menlo Park store, Beverages & More (BevMo) is back. The alcohol retailer has filed...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Janet Medlin, on Sep 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 74 comments | 9981 Views

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Menlo council will review Stanford plan April 16

Stanford University said it will have the latest revision of its proposed eight-acre mixed-used complex ready next week --...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm | 74 comments | 9444 Views

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Driver killed by train in Menlo Park is identifed

Caltrain has identified the victim of the fatal accident on Monday, Feb. 23, at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by No Easy Solutions, on Feb 26, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 72 comments | 14652 Views

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Menlo Park Presbyterian Church votes to change denominations

Spirits were uplifted and hearts were broken after the tally for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church's vote on whether to change...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Joe67, on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm | 72 comments | 29446 Views

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Opponents of Stanford project push for review of Menlo Park specific plan

Save Menlo, a grassroots group opposed to Stanford University's proposal to build an eight-acre mixed use complex in Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm | 72 comments | 5526 Views

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Pro-Trump business owner documented at Capitol invasion rally faces backlash

Some people are threatening a boycott of a Menlo Park business after it came to light that its owner attended a pro-Trump...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Nanc, on Jan 12, 2021 at 8:36 am | 71 comments | 17811 Views

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Stanford drops medical offices from proposed mixed-use complex in Menlo Park

Stanford has agreed to make several changes to its proposed eight-acre complex on El Camino Real, Menlo Park council subcommittee...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2013 at 11:34 am | 70 comments | 14503 Views

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Menlo Park: New traffic signal snarls Willows neighborhood in gridlock

For Ana Uribe-Ruiz, a resident of Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, the last few days have been colored with a hellish sense...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by LMB, on Nov 30, 2017 at 9:52 pm | 70 comments | 13113 Views

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Menlo Park paid consultant to draft talking points, letters to editor on Measure M

Invoices show that the city of Menlo Park paid $5,125 to a consultant for drafting talking points, letters to the editor...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cool, calm, collected, on Nov 12, 2014 at 10:32 am | 70 comments | 8408 Views
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