May 29, 2012 |
The city council in Menlo Park, Calif., is set to approve a deal that will let Facebook employ thousands more people at its headquarters there. Mayor Kirsten Keith says officials are expected to green light the environmental impact report and the development agreement at a meeting Tuesday night. City staff has recommended the city approve the deal. That means Facebook employees, currently numbering about 2,200 in Menlo Park, will soon be able to stretch out. If the deal is approved, Facebook will be able to employ about 6,600 workers in Menlo Park, up from its current limit of 3,600.
May 18, 2012 |
The big day for Facebook Inc. and Mark Zuckerberg has come. On Friday morning as the sun rose on the trading day in Menlo Park, Calif., about 2,000 Facebook workers were gathered at the campus preparing for the company's debut on the Nasdaq exchange. Philz Coffee on the campus opened about 5 a.m., and the catering team handed out breakfast sandwiches to fuel the troops. Many had been up all night in a pre-IPO hackathon . TV trucks swarmed the campus Friday morning.
March 28, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Frank Gehry is about to update the status of Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook got the go-ahead this week for the architect to build a second campus there. The City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday night to allow the giant social network to proceed. "Where's the 'Like' button?" Mayor Peter Ohtaki told Facebook officials, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The second campus is on a 22-acre site on the other side of Bayfront Expressway from its current campus. The 430,000-plus-square-foot building will stretch a third of a mile long on a single floor with a parking garage underneath and a roof park on top. Gehry is keeping the project more low-key than the Guggenheim Museum in Spain or the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles at the request of Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1986
The Valley Division commander of the Los Angeles City Fire Department has resigned to become chief of a firefighting unit serving three Northern California cities. Jack Bennett, 53, of Northridge said Tuesday he accepted the job of director of fire service for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District after spending 31 years in the Los Angeles department. Bennett said he will earn $65,000 a year under a two-year contract. His new duties, which start Aug.
March 3, 1998 |
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt announced Monday that the U.S. Geological Survey would be allowed to keep its western regional headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., despite skyrocketing costs. The government scientific agency, which in August was told to find a cheaper home, said Monday that instead a new, 10-year deal had been struck for its existing site that would help cut millions of dollars in rent payments. "USGS' strong foundation in Menlo Park remains unshaken," said Rep. Anna G.
March 18, 1986
The Woodland Hills semiconductor division of Los Angeles-based TRE Corp. has been sold to a group of four Menlo Park venture capital firms. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The former TRE division will be known as American Semiconductor Equipment Technologies, a company formed by the investment firms in December to execute the takeover. The new owners plan to keep the company's 100 employees, said Greg Reyes, the new president and chief executive of American Semiconductor.