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Menlo Park Chess Club

Several of your neighbors are starting a chess club which will meet Wednesday evenings in the Cypress Room at the Arrillaga...

Original post made by Mark Drury on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by Mark Drury, on Dec 22, 2021 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 514 Views

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Former Stanford sailing coach says case against him was 'rigged'

John Vandemoer, the former longtime head coach of Stanford University's sailing team who pleaded guilty for his role in the...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2021
Last comment by menlo parent, on Dec 22, 2021 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 5026 Views

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Former Laurel School worker pleads no contest to child pornography charges

A 33-year-old Redwood City man who worked for years with young children has pleaded no contest to child pornography charges...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by JR Hartley, on Dec 22, 2021 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 3109 Views

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Menlo Park Fire Protection District set to appoint new chief next week

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board of Directors will be asked to appoint Mark Lorenzen as the next district's...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 17, 2021 at 7:32 pm | 3 comments | 2244 Views

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Menlo Park council leaning toward cutting housing in District 1 and zoning USGS property for a school

Property owners in Menlo Park's former industrial area near the Bay and the federal government should take note: The Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2021
Last comment by Iris, on Dec 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm | 10 comments | 5165 Views

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Should sexually violent convict, deemed 'no longer a threat' by the state, be housed in East Palo Alto?

The release from prison of a man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" and his proposed placement by the state...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Dec 2, 2021 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 3278 Views

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Stanford administrators uncertain if possible nooses found on campus were deliberate

Possible nooses were reported along the Lake Lagunita walking trail at Stanford University on Monday, university administrators...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Dec 1, 2021 at 6:57 am | 2 comments | 1726 Views

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Wilderness and watercolors: Exploring The Foster, Palo Alto's hidden museum honoring one adventurer's stunning artwork

As a kid, Palo Altan Jane Woodward dreamed of living in a museum. Now a Stanford professor and art patron, she's the woman...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Holly, on Nov 30, 2021 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 3814 Views

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Two Las Lomitas district board members step down

There are two vacancies on the Las Lomitas Elementary School District Board of Trustees, which has undergone many changes...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by tim.hanretty, on Nov 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 4552 Views

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Measure A opponents spend nearly $4K on yard signs, mailers

Save Rural Woodside put $3,879 into signs, mailers and yard signs to oppose Measure A. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/11/06/measure-a-opponents-spen...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2021
Last comment by Carol Fisch, on Nov 21, 2021 at 3:50 pm | 3 comments | 2603 Views

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Pets in Need cuts contract with Palo Alto, alleging city's 'egregious failure'

Pets in Need, the city of Palo Alto's animal services contractor, announced in a fiery letter that it is ending its contract...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2021
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Nov 17, 2021 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 2458 Views

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Menlo Park council OKs pilot to test Teslas as police vehicles

As part of a move to curb the city's carbon footprint, the Menlo Park City Council recently agreed to purchase a number of...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2021
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Nov 15, 2021 at 4:35 pm | 15 comments | 5593 Views

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Menlo Park mayor blasts councilwoman for setting up mystery meeting

While some of what happened at the Menlo Park City Council's closed session last week may remain a mystery, one thing is...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Iris, on Oct 26, 2021 at 12:31 pm | 36 comments | 7068 Views

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Are immigrants getting left out of California's rent relief?

Non-English speaking immigrants face some of the biggest hurdles to receiving California rent relief. Advocates say informal...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Oct 15, 2021 at 4:23 pm | 2 comments | 3133 Views

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New poll finds 71% of Bay Area residents think quality of life has declined

Bay Area residents grappling with the high cost of living, growing homelessness and high taxes say the quality of life has...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by Sunny Storm, on Oct 14, 2021 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 3647 Views

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Plan for lifting mask mandate announced by Bay Area health officers

The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and the City of Berkeley...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Janice Selznick, on Oct 8, 2021 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 3914 Views

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Home sales: Atherton estate tops week's sales at $30.5M

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Atherton recorded the highest sale at $30.5 million for a six-bedroom...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 10471 Views

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Newsom signs bill to strip badges from police officers who commit misconduct

In a major victory for advocates of police reform, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed on Thursday a bill that will allow the state...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Sep 30, 2021 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 2438 Views

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State legislation expands independent study option for students, but few are enrolled locally

Although few students are now enrolled in the independent study programs that districts are required to offer, there's increased...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3615 Views

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Guest opinion: Big financial challenges ahead for Menlo Park schools

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister and Sherwin Chen, president of the school...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Sep 28, 2021 at 1:51 pm | 12 comments | 5587 Views
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