Government

In Memoriam: President George H.W. Bush fondly remembered by local family

When President George H.W. Bush died last Friday, Atherton resident Laura Daschbach Pitchford quickly remembered the photo of her parents, Lenore and Howard Daschbach, with George and Barbara Bush along with Jeb Bush and his wife. Laura emails: “Mom and Dad stayed the night with them at the Naples home of Dad’s childhood best friends, […]

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M-A student Anna Quinlan wins 2018 Congressional App Challenge

Anna Quinlan of Menlo Atherton High School (pictured right)  won the 2018 Congressional App Challenge sponsored by Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) (pictured left).  Anna’s app, A Smarter Insulin Pump, assists diabetics with maintaining normal blood glucose levels 24/7. While other products exist on the market to track and notify, A Smarter Insulin Pump integrates […]

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State Senator Jerry Hill visits Encinal Elementary School in Atherton

The Honorable Jerry Hill, 13th Senatorial District, visited Encinal Elementary School in the Menlo Park City School District last Friday morning to present a resolution commending Encinal on its selection as a 2018 California Distinguished School with an Exemplary Visual & Performing Arts Award, on behalf of himself and the Honorable Marc Berman, 24th Assembly […]

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Learn about California state propositions on Oct. 20

Are you looking for objective information about the state propositions that will appear in the upcoming election? During this pros and cons presentation, representatives from the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County will present information to help you make your own decisions. League of Women Voters Pro/Con presentations: Are unbiased Present opposing […]

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Learn about the State of the City on October 11

Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki invites residents to the annual State of the City event on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Park James Hotel (El Camino and Glenwood). Doors open at 6:00 pm, with the formal program starting at 6:30 pm. Valet parking is available for $12.50; limited street parking so alternative modes of transportation […]

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Menlo Together hosts first Menlo Park City Council Candidate Forum – more forums on the horizon

Menlo Together is hosting the initial Menlo Park City Council Candidate Forum, moderated by Almanac editor Renee Batti. The event will take place on October 1 at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center Juniper Room at 700 Alma St. in Menlo Park at 7:00 pm. The City of Menlo Park has changed the way City Council […]

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Register to vote at the Menlo Park Library on Sept. 25

Haven’t found the time to register to vote yet? Stop by either of the Menlo Park Library’s locations on Tuesday, September 25, which is National Voter Registration Day. 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 […]

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Menlo Park participates in international #CityHallSelfie Day

The City of Menlo Park was among the municipal governments that participated in international #CityHallSelfie Day on August 15. Spearheaded by Oregon-based nonprofit Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), the online campaign serves in assisting municipalities in engendering greater community support, trust and conversations around innovation and policy. The #CityHallSelfie phenomenon began in 2014 when various […]

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Menlo Park City Council approves balanced budget for fiscal year 2018-19

The Menlo Park City Council has approved a $143 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, marking the end of an annual process of assessing the city’s financial health, community priorities, infrastructure investments and day-to-day operations. At last week’s City Council meeting, city staff presented proposed additions to the draft budget that were […]

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4th annual Congressional App Challenge is underway

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced  the launch of the fourth annual Congressional App Challenge for the 18th Congressional District. Established by Congresswoman Eshoo and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), this competition is a nationwide event that invites high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software […]

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Congresswoman Eshoo hosts community town hall meeting on Social Security on April 3

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) will host a Community Town Hall Meeting on Social Security on Tuesday, April 3rd at 1:30 pm. The Representatives will present their plans to strengthen Social Security, including their legislation, the Social Security 2100 Act, which increases Social Security benefits, gives senior citizens a […]

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