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MENLO PARK

Downtown Menlo Park road closures are here to stay — for now

The street closures that have, for many residents, made downtown Menlo Park more pedestrian friendly amid the threat of COVID-19...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Robert Cronin, 8 minutes ago | 5 comments | 657 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park without the blare of train horns? Study of 'quiet zone' on Caltrain line moves forward

Menlo Park is officially exploring what it would take to establish a "quiet zone" along a section of the Caltrain corridor...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Terry, 35 minutes ago | 1 comment | 363 Views

FICTION

Bay Area law enforcement grapples with rise in 'ghost guns'

Officials in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties have reported a significant rise in "ghost guns" over the last few years....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Gun Nut, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 313 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Let's have housing and parking in central Menlo Park

In an op-ed, Menlo Park Housing Commissioner John Pimentel and Planning Commission member Henry Riggs call on the City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 4 hours ago | 27 comments | 3697 Views

AROUND TOWN

John Arrillaga, one of Silicon Valley's top philanthropists, dies at 84

John Arrillaga, the billionaire philanthropist who helped develop the modern Silicon Valley before becoming one of its most...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by Harold Schapelhouman, on Jan 26, 2022 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 2933 Views

ATHERTON

$50K worth of jewelry, other items stolen from Atherton home

Someone stole $50,000 worth of jewelry and other items from a home in Atherton sometime over the last week, police said. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2022
Last comment by Really !, on Jan 25, 2022 at 1:44 pm | 3 comments | 2574 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Ravenswood district in talks to lease two of its properties

The Ravenswood City School District hopes to finalize longterm lease agreements to develop two of its sites and use the revenue...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by diesel, on Jan 24, 2022 at 2:24 pm | 4 comments | 2359 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Why electrification, now, is counter productive

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park resident Alexander Cannara touts nuclear power as a reliable clean energy source for California's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 21, 2022 at 6:43 pm | 41 comments | 3942 Views

ATHERTON

Glass door smashed in Atherton's fifth burglary of 2022

Atherton police reported the fifth burglary of the year on Thursday, after someone reportedly smashed a glass door to break...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 21, 2022 at 2:29 pm | 2 comments | 2129 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Elderly women robbed at gunpoint while lunching at Stanford Shopping Center

A man who pointed a handgun at two elderly women stole their purses on Tuesday outside True Food Kitchen, according to police. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3309 Views

MENLO PARK

It's Time To Save Menlo Park Outdoor Dining And The Santa Cruz Avenue Community Plaza

The Menlo Park City Council will decide the future of these important community assets on January 25. https://www.almanacnews.com/blogs/p/2022/01/10/help-make-the-temporary-outdoor...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Jan. 19, 2022
There are no comments yet. 379 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton couple grateful for community support after burglars cause $1 million in damage

After burglars broke into their home and damaged a faucet, causing flooding while they were away on vacation, an Atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm | 5 comments | 8440 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redevelopment galvanizes residents to protect neighborhood trees

Tejaswini Ravindra is nervous about traveling over the holidays. It's not so much the omicron variant or the trip itself...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Roxie Rorapaugh, on Jan 18, 2022 at 7:34 pm | 4 comments | 378 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 18, 2022 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 1853 Views

FICTION

Amid low COVID vaccine rates, more California children hospitalized in omicron surge

The number of California children diagnosed with COVID-19 during the omicron variant surge has "skyrocketed," challenging...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1388 Views

MENLO PARK

$7 million in surplus COVID supplies damaged after being left outside amid rain

Roughly $7 million in surplus safety equipment and cleaning supplies at the San Mateo Event Center was damaged in recent...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2022
Last comment by Anita, on Jan 17, 2022 at 6:17 pm | 3 comments | 1515 Views

WOODSIDE

Housing and development were top of mind in Woodside in 2021

Potential new housing and development in town center dominated the conversation in Woodside last year. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sunny Storm, on Jan 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 1746 Views

MENLO PARK

Betsy Nash, Menlo Park's new mayor, lays out her priorities for the year

Betsy Nash, Menlo Park's mayor for 2022, identified three key areas where she's hoping to use her role to make an impact:...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 16, 2022 at 11:40 am | 4 comments | 2117 Views

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 | 3752 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 | 7756 Views
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