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The General Plan is the City’s “constitution” for physical development. All decisions regarding land use, development, transportation and infrastructure should be consistent with the General Plan.

The City Council has requested an update to the M-2 (General Industrial Zoning District) Area portion of the General Plan and the City now seeks Menlo Park residents to serve on the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) and participate in the update process.

As a member of the GPAC, you will be the connection between your community and planning staff, providing feedback from fellow citizens and serving as an ambassador of the project.

If you are interested in serving on the GPAC, please complete and submit a GPAC application to the City Clerk’s office by August 11, 2014.

The City Council is scheduled appoint General Plan Advisory Committee members at its August 19, 2014, meeting.

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Menlo Park Police Department releases crime statistics for first half of 2014

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The Menlo Park Police Department announced that there was a significant reduction in crime in the City of Menlo Park during the first six months of 2014. “By educating the community on crime prevention methods and by getting community members and businesses involved in crime prevention activities such as neighborhood and business watch, the Menlo Park […]

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Regis Philbin to deliver keynote at InnVision Shelter Network’s Fall Benefit Breakfast

InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN), a provider of housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley, will host its annual Benefit Breakfast on Thursday, October 9th from 7:30 to 9:00 am at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame. This year’s event program will include a keynote address by […]

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Where to watch firework displays on the mid-Peninsula

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Both the city of Menlo Park and town of Atherton sent out reminders to residents that fireworks are illegal, urging locals to enjoy firework displays staged by professionals. Depending on cloud conditions, a number of Peninsula-based displays should be viewable from both the flat and higher ground of both municipalities. These include displays launched from […]

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Not Just for Kids summer reading program for adults offered at Menlo Park Library

From June 9 to August 9, the Menlo Park Library will be offering an Adult Summer Reading Program, featuring free events and incentives just for “the over-18 set.” Adults will be able to sign up at the library or online to receive a Summer Reading Bingo card. Bingo squares may be completed by reading books […]

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Menlo Park Library hosts summer reading programs for kids and teens

Here’s the line up for summer reading programs at the Menlo Park Library for children and teenagers: Children’s Summer Reading 2014 June 9 – August 9 Readers are winners at the Menlo Park Library! Read at least five books, and submit a special project (diorama, report, drawing, collage, sculpture, etc.) about your favorite book, and you […]

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M-A awarded Peninsula Athletic League Commissioner’s Cup for 6th year in a row

For the 6th year in a row, Menlo-Atherton High School was awarded the Peninsula Athletic League Commissioner’s Cup. The Commissioners Cup is awarded annually to the Peninsula Athletic League school that best exemplifies the league’s commitment to sportsmanship and excellence in athletics. Points are awarded to each varsity team in each sport that they participate […]

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Possible mountain lion sighting in west Atherton this morning

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The Atherton Police Department issued a statement that resident in the area of Walsh Road/Belbrook Way spotted a potential mountain lion sighting in the area this morning (May 27). As a reminder, if you see what you believe to be a mountain lion, don’t approach the animal, go indoors and contact the police department.

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City of Menlo Park provides online information about the proposed Specific Plan Ballot Initiative

The City of Menlo Park has unveiled a new section of its website to provide the community with factual information about the ballot initiative proposed to revise Menlo Park’s El Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan. The online information summarizes the proposed ballot measure’s primary elements and clarifies how the Specific Plan currently addresses relevant key issues […]

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“Pop” goes the school bus tire carrying kids from Oak Knoll School

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Just a block away from where Oak Knoll students boarded a SamTrans bus, there was a large “pop”. Apparently a tire blew out, causing the bus to “deflate” in the front where the bike racks are affixed. The driver called  Oak Knoll principal David Ackerman, who was soon on the scene, and about 40 minutes […]

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2014 House Student App Challenge entry date extended to May 31

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced that the deadline for 18th Congressional District entries to the 2014 House Student App Challenge has been extended until Saturday, May 31, 2014. Eshoo, the Co-Chair of the nationwide competition, extended the deadline to maximize student participation in the competition. “Due to significant interest from 18th Congressional District high school […]

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