Talk:Menlo Park, California

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a start class page, and needs more breadth in land use, ecology and infrastructure to graduate to B level. Anlace 05:20, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

"Elitist" parking policy?[edit]

In what way is prohibiting parking on the street an elitist policy? Although many people are aggravated by it, very few consider it "elitist". N Shar 03:16, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

If you don't have a driveway or garage, you're not elite. Does anyone know the history of this policy? —James S. 07:31, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
The annoying ordinance was create during WWII with the pretense to create security. Almost all residents have at one time or another gotten a warning or ticket. The police department continues with the pretense "that it helps secure the city". East Menlo Park, next to East Palo Alto (once murder capital of the USA), is reknown locally for criminal problems. (Including unjustified shooting by MPPD.) More than once citizens have mounted campaigns to eliminate this law, but to no avail. The city council refuse to remove the outdate law. There is no expectation for this to change anytime soon.
meatclerk 20:20, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
If you live in Menlo Park and don't have a driveway or garage, you are out of compliance with zoning regulations. Now that's elitist. Vectro (talk) 23:28, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Historical Information[edit]

Yesterday I went to the historical society to get information for this article. They will get an account and review material when posted.

Removed or Purged Information[edit]

This information was removed or purged because it was added for questionable purposes.

See Reason for more information.

Reason: WP:External_links#Links_normally_to_be_avoided #4
*SOLO Aquatics in Menlo Park
Reason: WP:External_links#Links_normally_to_be_avoided #4
* San Mateo Daily Journal, the local newspaper

Need Confirm[edit]

Phar Lap said to have retired in MP. I think so. Will check Historical Room.

Thomas Edison removed[edit]

I reverted a change that put Thomas Edison as a Menlo Park, California resident. Edison lived in Menlo Park, New Jersey. --Stephen e nelson 00:40, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. --meatclerk 06:18, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
The Edison, New Jersey article suggests that Edison lived in "Raritan Township" and it was his lab that was called Menlo Park. This seems to have been after Menlo Park, CA adopted the name though; not clear whether there's any connection.

Relevance of Power outages to this article[edit]

Aside from the obvious misspellings, does anybody know just how endemic to Menlo Park power outages are? The section seems to be based on two documented instances of such. If that is enough to justify such a section for Menlo Park, then I can think of number of other cities that would need such a section.--Coro 20:42, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


How come a Wiki search for Menlo Park doesn't automatically redirect to this page?

Because there's also a Menlo Park in NJ. Maikel (talk) 14:10, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
There is also a Menlo Park in Nigeria —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hashinab (talkcontribs) 22:34, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

History section[edit]

A chunk of Menlo Park's history is not present in this article. It is covered indepth in:

This history ties SRI International (already present in the article) with Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Catalog (based in Menlo Park) and Kepler's Books (neither of which appear on the page). Unless there is an objection, I would like to add this information to the article. -Classicfilms (talk) 17:17, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes, please go ahead. Please cite your sources as well. Thanks. meatclerk (talk) 03:11, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Sure. I'll get to this in a few days. -Classicfilms (talk) 06:19, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

It's the economy.[edit]

There's a list of famous residents but nothing on the economy and no mention of Google? Someone please amend this article! Thanks, Maikel (talk) 14:10, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Land area.[edit]

Text did not match infobox data and was internally inconsistent. D-s-weld (talk) 01:27, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

NWA recording of "Fuck tha police"[edit]

N.W.A recorded a significant and land mark track fuck tha police in 1988 in Menlo Park (this is verified by a long-standing statistic in the stat box of the track's Wikipedia page). Given the lack of musical/cultural entries for 'features' Menlo Park, I added this to the page - [edit].

I'm sad to see this was reverted without discussion by User:Ttonyb1. I'd like to create an opportunity for it to be discussed why this shouldn't be included here.. otherwise I'll add it back to the entry in the next day or so. Thanks (talk) 03:05, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

they're correct.. the track's page confirms it was recorded in menlo and it is verified. I agree it should be added. Gippies [gip-eez] 03:29, 30 March 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gippies (talkcontribs)

Coordinate error[edit]


The following coordinate fixes are needed for (talk) 18:36, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

I've tweaked the coordinates a bit, to a location more within the downtown area, also reducing their precision to the nearest 10 seconds of a degree. Is that OK, or did you want something else? Deor (talk) 22:01, 6 May 2014 (UTC)