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West Menlo residents seek annexation by Menlo Park

Published Thursday July 28

Photo: Almanacnews

Study the shape of Menlo Park, and you might wonder why there is a chunk cut out of the city’s lower-middle section.

Study the streets of Menlo Park, and you might wonder why Santa Cruz Avenue abruptly transitions from the smooth, carefully crowned streets of Sharon Hts. into wild, bumpy roads of West Menlo Park.

Even though its name includes Menlo Park, the territory †and its bumpy roads †belong to the county. West Menlo Park residents rely on the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement and other county agencies for services that people across the street or down the block get from the city of Menlo Park.

San Mateo County does not really want us, Ms. McClure said.

Article length: About 930 words.
Tags: Santa Cruz
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