Politics

InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles spotted this handrail with a post-it note at a Stanford parking lot.

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Peninsula women organize Home Political Salon Series focusing on House and Senate races

A number of women on the mid-Peninsula, including Atherton resident Laura Lauder and Menlo-Atherton High School alumna Cathy Hewitt Podell,  are organizing @Home Political Salon Series in April and May. “[My husband] Gary and I cherish good government that is responsive and accountable,” said Laura. “We feel a strong responsibility to help convene the community to […]

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Protesters again gather at Facebook to urge fact checking of political ads

Facebook users, investors, and neighbors gathered outside the Menlo Park-based company headquarters late yesterday afternoon demonstraitng against the company’s refusal to fact-check political ads run on their site. “We are unhappy with [Facebook’s] decision to not fact check their political ads on their platform,” emailed Laura Stec of Bay Area Action. “We expect Facebook to […]

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“Voting in the Primaries: What you need to know” is topic on Jan. 18

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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Spotted: Raging Grannies and Trump balloon near Zott’s

Somewhere between 50 and 100 people showed up near the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley yesterday to protest President Donald Trump’s appearance at a fundraising event at Scott McNealy‘s home. Among the crowd, the Raging Grannies and people hoisting a Trump balloon. Photo by Rachel Podlishevsky, Pro Bono Photo

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Mark Fiore talks about the art of politics on Feb. 25

Febuary marks the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest. Libraries throughout San Mateo County will be offering a variety of special events including artist appearances, art classes, and film screenings. On Monday, Feb. 25, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park main library (800 Alma St.), Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore will talk […]

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Karen McCann turns political with new book, Women of the American Resistance

We met author Karen McCann in 2012 soon after her book, Dancing in the Fountain: How to Live Abroad was published. Given her emphasis on travel writing, we were surprised when the Menlo-Atherton High School alumni reached out to us about her latest project, Women of the American Resistance, which includes both a book and […]

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Supervisor Joe Simitian speaks about “Listening to Trump’s America: Bridging the Divide”

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian says that “here in the Bay Area we live in a bubble, in a bubble, in a bubble.” How, he wondered, could the same country that had voted twice for Barack Obama end up going 46% for Donald Trump? To get some answers, he traveled to three counties that […]

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Pam Salvatierra’s newest project is helping to launch DemFems Silicon Valley

From the moment Pam Salvatierra moved to Menlo Park in 1994, she’s been active in her community. Maybe it’s collecting toiletries for the homeless. Or hosting a house party to spotlight the good work of some non-profit. And then there’s politics, specifically the state Democratic Party along with working to get specific candidates elected. So […]

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M-A senior Holly Newman reflects on her time as a Senate Page

Editor’s note: We visited with Holly Newman, now a M-A senior, before she left for Washington, D.C. last winter to serve as a Senate Page. Home now, we caught up with her to hear about her experience in the nation’s Capital. Holly left Menlo Park last January excited to get a taste of politics. What […]

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Carol Mayer Marshall starts organization to help women get elected or appointed to office

Ask Menlo Park resident Carol Mayer Marshall who she is and her answer is swift: “I’m a politician and a feminist and an attorney.” She’s also a woman of firsts: The first woman Congressional Relations Director in any government agency, representing poverty program under Don Rumsfeld; the first woman Director, VISTA (Domestic Peace Corps), Nixon appointment with […]

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