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Join State Senator Jerry Hill for a cup of coffee and conversation at “Java with Jerry.” Bring your ideas, questions, and concerns about legislative issues affecting the community. Woodside Bakery & Cafe, Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, 325 Sharon Park Road, Menlo Park. No RSVP or appointment necessary. Coffee will be provided at no taxpayer expense.

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Jen Mazzon advocates for sanctuary city status for Menlo Park

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Update: The actions taken by the Menlo Park City Council on April 18 are chronicled in this article in the Almanac. For Jen Mazzon, who’s lived in Menlo Park most of her life, it’s all about local families. That’s the reason she’s created a website featuring a petition to support the city of Menlo Park passing […]

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Mayor and police to host community meeting on April 11 at the Neighborhood Service Center

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Mayor Kirsten Keith and Police Chief Bob Jonsen will host a community meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017, at the Neighborhood Service Center, 871 Hamilton Ave in Menlo Park. At the beginning of the year, a community meeting was held in the Willow’s neighborhood in response to concerns of residential burglaries, which generated interest for […]

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Congresswoman Anna Eshoo launches 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) announced this year’s district-wide Congressional Art Competition to discover and celebrate talented high school artists and their work. “Creativity and freedom of expression are bedrock American values,” Eshoo said. “For 30 years the Congressional Art Competition has recognized and encouraged the artistic talent of high school students across our country, and […]

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Menlo Park mayor and police chief to host two more community meetings

Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith and Police Chief Bob Jonsen will host two more community meetings. Last month, a community meeting was held in the Willow’s neighborhood at Laurel School Upper to specifically address the residential burglaries in the area. Due to a high attendance at that meeting, two additional community meetings to address residential […]

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High school students invited to serve as county elections officers in March special election

High school students in the Menlo Park and Atherton area are invited to participate in San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division’s student election officer program for the March 7, 2017, Menlo Park City Elementary School District Special Election. “Student Election Officers are valuable members of the Election Day team and this is an exciting […]

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Inauguration Day protests come to Menlo Park with people lining El Camino Real

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In a “sidewalk protest” that was spearheaded by the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (UUSM), a couple hundred people lined El Camino in Menlo Park from noon to 1:00 pm today with most clustered in front of the Menlo Center. Those who arrived on time were blessed with sunshine between rain and thunderstorms. Those who stayed […]

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M-A junior Holly Newman heads to D.C. to serve in the Senate Page Program

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While the rest of her classmates at Menlo-Atherton High School are walking the halls of campus this winter and spring, junior Holly Newman will be walking the halls of Congress. Nominated by Senator Diane Feinstein, Holly is one of only 30 high school juniors in the country who will be taking part in the Senate Page […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline gives State of the City address at Facebook

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Last Thursday, Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline gave the annual State of the City address at Facebook to discuss how the city has grown and will continue to grow through the “most successful era the city’s seen.” After, he met with a panel consisting of Evelyn Stivers, executive director of Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo […]

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Spotted: “Just end it already” campaign sign

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Amidst the various lawn signs supporting local, state and national political candidates comes this humorous sign spotted on Bay Laurel Dr.  We’re guessing that this homeowner isn’t the only one in Menlo Park ready for the 2016 election to be over! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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John Thibault lays out a road map to empower citizens to change laws – and offers free book to tell you how

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Frustrated by politics and politicians? Wish you could make, change or repeal a law? John Thibault wants to empower you to do just that. He started his Menlo Park-based company iLobby a few years back and has just written a companion book, How to Change a Law. “The focus is on issues and policy, not candidates and […]

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