NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, astronaut Megan McArthur and several special guests, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, took part in a Women’s Equality Day event yesterday (Aug. 26) at NASA’s Ames Research Center.

Call to Leadership: A Celebration of Women Leaders was organized by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.  Bridenstine talked about NASA’s mission to put the first woman on the Moon with its Artemis program.

Of note: Megan is a St. Francis grad.

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Reminder to consider serving on Menlo Park city commissions

Menlo Park City Council member Betsy Nash emailed a reminder about the opportunity to serve on city commissions: “I want to make sure residents hear about opportunities to serve on our city commissions. “Two city commissions currently have vacancies: one on the Planning Commission and one on Parks and Recreation. “Serving on a City Commission is […]

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Mayor Pro Tem Cecilia Taylor holds office hours on Aug. 24

Have a question or concern about Menlo Park? Mayor Pro Tem Cecilia Taylor is holding office hours on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Neighborhood Service Center (871 Hamilton Ave.) and would like to talk to you. This is a great opportunity for people who don’t usually attend City meetings […]

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Congressional representatives visit SLAC and other national laboratories

Last week, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) (pictured 5th from right) was part of a congressional delegation that visited SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park. Also along for the visit were Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA).  Other congressional representatives toured the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It was […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller joins calls for Senate action on gun safety legislation

Today, Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller joined fellow mayors from across the country in calling for immediate action on common sense gun safety measures. This past week, 249 U.S. mayors, including 43 from California, signed a letter from the United States Conference of Mayors urging U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles […]

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Vikram Seshadri works with local government as member of the San Mateo County Youth Commission

Two Thursdays every month, 25 youth ages 13-21 gather at the County Center in Redwood City to discuss important issues affecting youth in San Mateo County — and work with County government to solve them. They are part of the San Mateo County Youth Commission, a civic engagement program for youth. The issues range from […]

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New Menlo Park City Council member Betsy Nash thinks possibilities for our city are “amazing”

In the last Menlo Park City Council election, Betsy Nash made the leap from Council watcher to Council member, winning a seat in District 4 with 55% of the vote. With that came a change in perspective. “When you’re not on the Council, it’s easy to take a deep dive on a single issue,” she […]

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Spotted: Student Advisory Board with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

On Monday, April 15, the 18th Congressional District’s Student Advisory Board presented their findings on sustainable growth and issued their recommendations to Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, local officials, and the community. The students had topics that ranged from the gender wage gap to improving access to health care. Congresswoman Eshoo spoke to the students, too. […]

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Horsley and Mueller hold office hours at Lutticken’s on March 2

On Saturday, March 2, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, County Supervisor Don Horsley and Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller will be holding office hours at Lutticken’s, located at 3535 Alameda de las Pulgas in Menlo Park. All are welcome and invited to come meet neighbors, make new friendships, and discuss all things Menlo Park.

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Menlo Park City Council seeks public input for Feb. 2 goal setting session

The City of Menlo Park invites residents and stakeholders to share their thoughts and suggestions for this year’s City Council goals. The annual goal setting session takes place Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St. Comments and suggestions are welcome in person that […]

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Former Head of FEMA Craig Fugate’s advice to Menlo Park residents: Be prepared for natural disasters

Craig Fugate served President Barack Obama as the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 2009 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Fugate served Governor Jeb Bush as the Director of Florida Division of Emergency Management from 2001 to 2009. In the wake of the recent California wildfires, Craig was kind enough sit […]

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