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  1. Menlo Park: A new tool for funding 'affordable' housing?Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | Almanac

    The city of Menlo Park could have a new way to increase funding for housing that's affordable to middle- and lower-income families. During its July 19 meeting, the Menlo Park City Council discussed a proposal to create new fees that commercial and residential developers would pay to address the problem of finding affordable housing for the workers that new developments bring to the area.

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  2. Menlo Park: Council approves development agreement for Facebook expansion projectRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Almanac

    Facebook is one step closer to expanding its offices again. The Menlo Park City Council on July 19 approved a development agreement to allow Facebook to build two new, 75-foot tall office buildings and a hotel on its Menlo Park campus.

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  3. Eastside storiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Almanac

    Morgan Dayley and Jeremy Judge fall under the spell of the northern lights in their production of "Almost, Maine," which Dayley has organized as a summer program for her Eastside College Preparatory School's drama students. Photo by James Kopp.

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  4. Menlo Park tonight: Education inequality, housing fees, Facebook money and moreRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Almanac

    The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to discuss some of Menlo Park's biggest issues during its Tuesday, July 19, meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the Civic Center. How much Facebook should have to pay to address housing, transportation and environmental issues and be allowed to move forward with its plans to build two large office buildings and a hotel.

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  5. Menlo Park: Boom in population and jobs raises concernsRead the original story

    Monday Jul 18 | Almanac

    Menlo Park's population could grow by 50 percent and its employee count by 70 percent between now and 2040 if the city adopts proposed zoning changes and developers take advantage of the maximum amount of growth allowed. By then, Menlo Park could have an additional 6 million square feet of nonresidential construction, 920 hotel rooms and 6,780 housing units, resulting in 17,450 more residents and 22,350 more employees.

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  6. Facebook willing to pay Menlo Park $15 million-plus for expansionRead the original story

    Friday Jul 15 | Almanac

    Menlo Park could reap more than $15 million in one-time payments and contributions and hefty annual payments from Facebook if it decides to accept the terms of a development agreement with the social media company outlined in a staff report Thursday evening . Among the benefits the city could receive are subsidized rent for 22 teachers, public safety officers or nonprofit workers; $1.25 million a year in hotel taxes; $1.5 million to start a "Housing Innovation Fund"; and continued funding to research and further plan transportation improvements on the Dumbarton Corridor.

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  7. Menlo Park extends comment deadline on general plan updateRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Almanac

    People have an additional 15 days to submit in writing what they think about the draft environmental impact report on the city's general plan update, due to a unanimous vote to extend the deadline by three members of the Menlo Park City Council at a last-minute meeting held Tuesday night. The general plan update, a project the city calls "ConnectMenlo," includes proposed zoning changes to the city's M-2 area east of U.S. 101.

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  8. Menlo Park general plan update: council meets tonight on extending comment periodRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Almanac

    At first, it looked like that requests from the city of East Palo Alto, the Menlo Park Housing Commission and the Planning Commission for an extended deadline to further review the environmental impacts of proposed changes to the Menlo Park general plan had come too late. However, the Menlo Park City Council has now agreed to hold a special meeting at 9 p.m. tonight to decide whether it should grant a 15-day extension in the comment period beyond the initial deadline of July 15. Proposed changes in the general plan, which governs future development in the city, would permit up to 2.3 million additional square feet of nonresidential construction, 400 hotel rooms and 4,500 residential units in the M-2 area east of U.S. 101.

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  9. Menlo Park police pursue, arrest alleged hit-and-run driverRead the original story

    Monday Jul 11 | Almanac

    Menlo Park police arrested a 36-year-old driver Monday who police said failed to stop for a motorcycle officer, collided with another vehicle, and then fled on foot. Kini Evaimalo of East Palo Alto was booked at San Mateo County jail on charges of felony hit-and-run, felony evading, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.

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  10. Hip hop, dance show Saturday in Menlo ParkRead the original story

    Monday Jul 11 | Almanac

    Three employees at Cafe Zoe, a cafe in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, will perform hip hop and reggae in a show called "Get Human: Dance and Music" on Saturday, July 16, at the Hillview Middle School Performing Arts Center, 1100 Elder Ave. in Menlo Park. The show, which aims to raise funds for music, video and art initiatives in East Palo Alto, starts at 7:30 p.m. Two of the employees, whose first names are J.P. and Marvin, and whose stage names are J. Bugz and Infamouz, will perform hip hop music.

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  11. Study on displacement of residents raises eyebrowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Almanac

    Facebook plans to build two new office buildings and a hotel, adding about 6,550 new employees to Menlo Park. The Menlo Park Housing Commission and community members who attended its Wednesday, June 29, meeting, were dubious at best at conclusions in a study claiming that Facebook's addition of 6,550 new jobs, proposed as part of its expansion plans to add two new office buildings and a hotel, would have a minimal impact on local housing demand.

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  12. East Palo Alto activists say Menlo Park omitted key letter from Facebook expansion studyRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | Almanac

    Something is missing from the almost 5,000 pages of text detailing how the environment would be affected by Facebook's plans to build three 75-foot tall buildings , and add an estimated 6,550 employees to Menlo Park. That something, said Tameeka Bennett, executive director of Youth United for Community Action, is a four-page letter written by a coalition of agencies in East Palo Alto submitted almost a year ago.

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  13. How Facebook's expansion might affect local trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Almanac

    While there is debate about how much Facebook's expansion plans will impact housing in Menlo Park, since only about 4 percent of Facebook employees live in the city, that very fact suggests that the impact on traffic could be considerable. If Facebook builds its two large office buildings and a hotel as proposed, an estimated 14,000 people could be commuting to and from its Menlo Park campus each day, 6,550 of whom would be new employees, according to the draft of an environmental impact report on Facebook's proposed expansion.

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  14. Wednesday: Menlo Park Housing Commission meets on Facebook expansionRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Almanac

    The Menlo Park Housing Commission will meet Wednesday, June 29, to talk about what Facebook should be required to contribute to the city's below-market-rate fund in exchange for being allowed to build its proposed expansion project. off-site The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Menlo Park City Hall/Administration Building at 701 Laurel St. in the Civic Center.

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  15. Sequoia Union school board votes down East Palo Alto charter schoolRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | Almanac

    They came bearing signs, spirit and support for Oxford Day Academy, packing the Birch Conference room in the Sequoia Union High School District building in Redwood City on June 15. Despite testimonies of support from the standing-room-only crowd, the Board of Trustees voted 3-2 against approval of the charter school after more than two-and-a-half hours of deliberation. With two board members for and two against the new charter school, chairman Alan Sarver cast the deciding "no" vote, citing concerns about the proposal's lack of details and capacity of a small staff, among other hesitations.

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  16. Suspected home burglar nabbed after police see strange activityRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2016 | Almanac

    An attempt by Menlo Park police to talk to the driver of a vehicle whose inhabitants appeared to be scoping out homes to burglarize led to a car and foot chase and the arrest of one of at least two burglary suspects. According to police reports, on Thursday, June 23, around 2:15 p.m., a uniformed Menlo Park police officer approached the driver's side of a car near the 300 and 400 blocks of O'Connor Street in Menlo Park that had two people in it who officers suspected were looking for homes to burglarize.

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  17. Facebook expansion could exacerbate housing issues, report saysRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2016 | Almanac

    Facebook's expansion - a project that would add two office buildings and a hotel, totaling more than a million square feet - is unlikely to have a impact on the housing crisis in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven, but it could yield an indirect impact, a new report says. Last year, when Facebook launched its talks with the community as it made plans to build new offices and a hotel in eastern Menlo Park and bring in 6,550 new employees, residents of East Palo Alto asked that Facebook consider doing a study on how such a large influx of workers would affect housing in their community and in Belle Haven, a neighborhood in eastern Menlo Park near Facebook headquarters.

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  18. Firefighters extinguish homeless camp blaze; second since MarchRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2016 | Almanac

    Firefighters put out a brush fire that broke out at a homeless encampment in Menlo Park this morning . The fire, the second such incident in three months, was reported at about 12:30 a.m. The blaze broke out at the edge of East Palo Alto in the area of University Avenue, Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road, according to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District.

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  19. Menlo Park: Residents skeptical Facebook expansion will have 'less than significant' housing impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Almanac

    A rendering of the proposed bike and pedestrian bridge crossing Bayfront Expressway that would cut through Facebook's expanded campus to provide safe public access to Bedwell Bayfront Park. Hey, Facebook.

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  20. Jenna Carson: a force in helping at-risk students succeedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Almanac

    Jenna Carson received an award from the county school boards association for her extraordinary work with at-risk students at Menlo-Atherton High School and for her oversight of this effort in other schools in the Sequoia Union High School District. It's uncommon to encounter an advocate for narrowing one's choices, but fewer options can sometimes be what's called for, according to Menlo-Atherton High School's Jenna Carson, the Aspiration Advocates Program coordinator for the Sequoia Union High School District.

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