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Judge orders former Menlo Park dry cleaner to repay $361,927

E. Gary Smith, the owner of the now-closed Menalto Cleaners in Menlo Park, was ordered by a San Mateo County judge on Friday,...

Original post made on May. 8, 2017
Last comment by burke, on May 9, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 2 comments | 3378 Views

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Qualified by life

Ginny Maiwald, the Menlo Park City School District's director of student services, is qualified not just by her education...

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
Last comment by Jeriann Hirsch, on May 27, 2017 at 6:23 am | 2 comments | 2771 Views

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Menlo Park Rotary Club awards $125K in scholarships

More than 100 students from four local high schools received scholarships and academic achievement awards during the Rotary...

Original post made on May. 27, 2017
Last comment by Mark, on May 27, 2017 at 9:54 am | 2 comments | 2303 Views

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Menlo Park man arrested in police sting operation involving marijuana sales

A Menlo Park man was arrested May 23 after undercover police officers conducted a sting operation involving marijuana sales...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2017
Last comment by really?, on Jun 2, 2017 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 3677 Views

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Tonight: Stanford proposal for Menlo Park office building reviewed

A proposal by Stanford University to build a two-story, 40,000-square-foot office building at 2131 Sand Hill Road and annex...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2017
Last comment by Janet, on Jun 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 2221 Views

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Under threat of a lawsuit, Sequoia high school board opts for by-district elections

By a unanimous vote on Wednesday, the board of the Sequoia Union High School District authorized attorneys to prepare maps...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by Not so much, on Jul 3, 2017 at 6:49 pm | 2 comments | 2578 Views

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ID theft suspect arrested on explosives possession

A man under investigation for identity theft in Menlo Park was arrested in Stockton July 6 after law enforcement agents said...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 13, 2017 at 7:08 pm | 2 comments | 2430 Views

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Menlo Park: Commission can't assemble quorum to consider eight-story biotech building

The commission was unable to assemble a quorum to consider the matter because three of the seven commissioners must recuse...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2017
Last comment by Interesting , on Jul 19, 2017 at 9:47 am | 2 comments | 1696 Views

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interesting article in the Guardian today about the gentrification of eastern Menlo Park

"Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/24/facebook-cafeteria-workers-wages-zuckerb...

Original post made by resident on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by how do they make it around here?, on Jul 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm | 2 comments | 351 Views

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Improving traffic flow: Early results of Dumbarton corridor study

For those locked in traffic as they cross the Bay over the Dumbarton Bridge every day, the time it will take to improve traffic...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2017
Last comment by chris, on Aug 11, 2017 at 9:37 pm | 2 comments | 2488 Views

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Police calls: Crime reports in Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park

These reports are from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Sep 2, 2017 at 12:27 am | 2 comments | 2367 Views

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Mark Rich remembrance: Engineer, pilot, father, friend

Friends, family and colleagues came from all over the country, and even from France, to celebrate the life of Mark Rich of...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2017
Last comment by Allison Kay Nesbitt, on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 4706 Views

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Hurricane Irma relief effort draws Bay Area search-and-rescue task force

Some 80 Bay Area specialists in "heavy rescue" were headed for Florida on Thursday as the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments | 1491 Views

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Menlo Park tonight: Council to review downtown mini park

A controversial mini park, made up of a plastic lawn carpet and some outdoor furniture in downtown Menlo Park, is scheduled...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Easy fix redux, on Sep 26, 2017 at 7:35 pm | 2 comments | 892 Views

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Menlo Park council votes to annex Stanford land, approve office building

The Menlo Park City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday, with Councilman Ray Mueller opposed, to approve a plan that involves the...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm | 2 comments | 2116 Views

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Saturday: Facebook plans to hold job fair in Menlo Park

Looking to work at Facebook? The company is holding a job fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at its headquarters...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by excluded, on Sep 29, 2017 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 1789 Views

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Menlo Park council acts to move away from at-large elections

In response to a lawsuit threat alleging that Menlo Park's voting system does not give fair council representation to Latino...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Enuff, on Oct 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm | 2 comments | 1968 Views

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Menlo Park: Mayor commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Menlo Park's Mayor Kirsten Keith has signed, and the council approved, a "Mayors for 100% Clean Energy" initiative, which...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by fran rametta, on Oct 18, 2017 at 6:22 am | 2 comments | 2069 Views

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Police calls: Person cited for flying drone with camera over Atherton home

Crime reports from Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/10/police-calls-drone-operator-caught-bullet-plummets-through-interior...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by MCbt, on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 2700 Views

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Draft master plan for Bedwell Bayfront Park heads to Parks & Rec Commission

The future of Bedwell Bayfront Park might include a boat launch, a ranger and more amenities. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Beth, on Oct 12, 2017 at 4:48 am | 2 comments | 1252 Views
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