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The Presidential Primary Election is March 3. Get election information, including how procedures in San Mateo County have changed since the last Presidential election on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library.

 

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Hear from the candidates for Senate District 13 at a Climate and Environment Forum

A non-partisan forum featuring candidates for the California District 13 State Senate race will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Ave). It will include six of the District’s registered candidates: Josh Becker, Michael Brownrigg, Alex Glew, Sally Lieber, Shelly Masur, and Annie Oliva. They are running for […]

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Senator Jerry Hill launches annual “There Oughta Be a Law…Or Not” contest

State Senator Jerry Hill , who represents Senate District 13 which includes Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside along with other Peninsula cities, has launched his annual “There Oughta Be a Law…Or Not” contest for constituents. It allows residents to submit their ideas for improving the quality of life in their community and/or the state […]

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Hear about the 2019 State of the City on Nov. 19

Mayor Ray Mueller invites community members to the annual State of the City event on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers located at 701 Laurel Street. The event is free and open to the public and will include a presentation by the Mayor, followed by a reception […]

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Menlo Park City Council member Drew Combs reflects on the his first year in office

When Menlo Park City Council member Drew Combs and his wife moved to the Bay Area from Southern California, a priority was a community with a walkable downtown. They found that in  Menlo Park, eventually settling in the Willows where they can also amble over to Cafe Zoë. Formerly a journalist and now a Privacy […]

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National Voter Registration Day takes place on Sept 24

Haven’t found the time to register to vote yet?  Stop by either of the Menlo Park Library’s locations on Tuesday, September 24, and volunteers from the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County will provide you with registration materials, answer any questions, and then make sure your registration is submitted to the Registrar […]

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Spotted: NASA hosts Anna Eshoo and Nancy Pelosi at Women’s Equality Day event

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 […]

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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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