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MENLO PARK

Class action lawsuit claims city must refund residents for years of Menlo Park utility taxes

Three Menlo Park residents have filed a class action lawsuit looking for a refund of utility users taxes from the city of...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by mickie winkler, on Jan 16, 2022 at 10:01 am | 10 comments | 4790 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's city manager resigns just months before her planned retirement

Menlo Park's city manager Starla Jerome-Robinson's resignation was announced Friday. The City Council plans to appoint Deputy...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Frozen, on Jan 13, 2022 at 12:36 pm | 21 comments | 9555 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton welcomes nearly complete new civic center, grapples with burglaries in 2021

A new $32 million civic center, a wave of burglaries and state housing mandates were major focuses in Atherton last year....

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 12, 2022 at 8:04 am | 3 comments | 2259 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park briefs: Sidewalk lawsuit settled and how to participate in the city's redistricting process

Menlo Park's independent redistricting committee is collecting public input. Also, the city has settled a lawsuit with a...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jan 11, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 2450 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Governor signs order to prohibit price gouging on at-home COVID tests

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order this weekend aimed at preventing price gouging on COVID-19 at-home test kits,...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 11, 2022 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 1261 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools hit with surge of COVID-19 cases as omicron spreads

Classes have been back in session for less than a week after winter break and local schools are reporting record numbers...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2022
Last comment by Scott Lohmann, on Jan 10, 2022 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 4818 Views

WOODSIDE

Unearthed open space easement provision puts hiccup in Woodside land use measure

Cañada Corners is designated as a conservation easement, which means the Town Council would need to overturn it for any...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by egoldber, on Jan 10, 2022 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 3613 Views

MENLO PARK

Not so fast on availability of parking plazas

While the Parking Plazas downtown are operated by the City, ownership of the plazas is a checkerboard of lots for former...

Original post made by Use of Parking Plazas for Housin on Jan. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 426 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tackles tweaks to controversial duplex law

A new statewide housing law that permits up to four housing units on single-family properties takes effect Jan. 1, and Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 8, 2022 at 5:53 pm | 27 comments | 4497 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Virtual talk highlights Living with Lions

Woodside Arts & Culture Committee hosts its first Virtual First Friday of 2022 on Jan. 7 featuring a talk by Laurence Frank,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by vicki coe, on Jan 7, 2022 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 1028 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community college district vice chancellor strikes a deal, pleads no contest to two felonies

A San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor has pleaded no contest to two felonies for using district resources...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 3623 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park minimum wage to rise to $15.75 per hour

In Menlo Park, the new year brings with it a new increase in the minimum wage. As of Jan. 1, it's $15.75 per hour, up $0.50...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 6, 2022 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 1942 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local school officials 'confident' they can remain open amid omicron surge

It felt like déjà vu on Saturday when Menlo School students got an email saying classes would be held remotely for a week....

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by Ronen, on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:33 pm | 1 comment | 3058 Views

MENLO PARK

Redevelopment galvanizes residents to protect neighborhood trees

Local tree activists worry that new developments could damage the canopy that is vital for wildlife and resilience to climate...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Jan 5, 2022 at 7:21 am | 2 comments | 2616 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Elizabeth Holmes verdict: Guilty of four counts of defrauding investors through failed blood-testing company

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of four counts of defrauding investors and not guilty of four...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Anne, on Jan 4, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 2208 Views

MENLO PARK

In North Fair Oaks, a battle is brewing over redevelopment

Like many local neighborhoods, North Fair Oaks has become a hotbed for new developments. But many feel that the past year...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2021
Last comment by Charlie, on Jan 3, 2022 at 10:07 pm | 5 comments | 7847 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor charged with embezzlement

The San Mateo County DA's office plans to charge a local community college district official with improper use of public...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 3, 2022 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 6813 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto to discuss controversial housing purchase policy

A proposed policy that would give tenants, affordable housing nonprofits and East Palo Alto first dibs to buy property is...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 3, 2022 at 3:13 pm | 1 comment | 4004 Views

MENLO PARK

Belle Haven, East Palo Alto have far fewer trees than neighboring communities. Groups like Canopy hope to change that

Community members are up bright and early on Nov. 20 at All Five, a preschool in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood. And...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2021
Last comment by Resident , on Jan 2, 2022 at 7:08 pm | 4 comments | 5036 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Atherton mayor takes the helm

From renovations at the train station to getting finances in line, Mayor Rick DeGolia has a plan for what he wants to accomplish...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by MPCSD resident, on Jan 1, 2022 at 9:41 pm | 3 comments | 2368 Views
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