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Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?
In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were... Last comment 15 hours ago | 19 comments

Texas Photo ID Ruling Prevents Voter Fraud
Everyone should hail Saturday's Supreme Court decision upholding the Texas Voter ID law for the upcoming elections. The photo... Last comment 18 hours ago | 28 comments

Menlo Park to study changing public benefits trigger in specific plan
The Menlo Park City Council agreed Tuesday night to Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller's request to have the city schedule a time... Last comment 1 hour ago | 20 comments

County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco... Last comment 12 hours ago | 11 comments

 
 
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Addison Servatius, 8 months old, left, and Tyler Witlin, 9 months old, compete in the diaper derby, held during the Menlo Park downtown block party on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.) Submitted by Michelle Le on Jun 23, 2013

 
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Supes OK going forward with Middlefield Road redesign plan
San Mateo County is ready to design improvements that will slim down the section of Middlefield Road between Redwood City and Atherton to three lanes while adding bike lanes, wider sidewalks and other other amenities. Thursday, 10:15 AM

Local 2015 Michelin stars: Madera, Village Pub, Baume
The Michelin guide released its latest San Francisco Bay Area stars list Tuesday, yet again granting distinction to Baume in Palo Alto, Madera in Menlo Park, Chez TJ in Mountain View and The Village Pub in Woodside. Thursday, 12:00 AM

Fire district gets green light to buy a drone
A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to help survey the scene of a fire from above. Wednesday, 3:58 PM | 2 comments

Oak Knoll teacher John Fuller writes a book inspired by his long commute
Driving 100 miles each day back and forth from his home in Orinda to his job teaching at Menlo Park's Oak Knoll School gave John Fuller time to think about and the inspiration for his recently published book, "Fly Car." Wednesday, 4:07 PM | 2 comments

Menlo Park to study changing public benefits trigger in specific plan
The Menlo Park City Council agreed Tuesday night to Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller's request to have the city schedule a time to study the process in which developers in the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan area are allowed extra square footage if they provide public benefits. Wednesday, 11:47 AM | 20 comments

County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco product" to include electronic smoking devices. The board also voted 4-1 to approve an ordinance prohibiting smoking of all types in and around multi-unit residences, which include owner-occupied condominiums and townhouses, in unincorporated areas of the county. Wednesday, 9:24 AM | 11 comments

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park
Renowned chef Bradley Ogden's much-anticipated Bradley's Fine Diner, or BFD, is officially opening in Menlo Park the first week of November.
Tuesday, 12:00 PM | 1 comments

Facebook funds upgrades to fire district technology and equipment
Thanks to $150,000 from Facebook, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is upgrading a system that turns red traffic lights to green as emergency vehicles approach, and is adding emergency equipment to some of its stations and vehicles. Tuesday, 7:55 PM

Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?
In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were denied pending a Town Council discussion with law enforcement authorities. That discussion is set for Wednesday evening, Oct. 22. Tuesday, 10:41 AM | 19 comments

Menlo Park mayor hosts Chinese delegation
A Chinese delegation seeking to strengthen economic ties between the United States and China visited Menlo Park on Oct. 17 as part of a two-week trip to several U.S. cities. Tuesday, 2:57 PM

Man, 27, convicted of Woodside burglaries, sentenced to 33 years in prison
Justin Ralph Mitchell, 27, of Redwood City, who was convicted in June of two Woodside residential burglaries, was sentenced to 33 years in state prison on Friday, Oct. 17. Tuesday, 10:49 AM | 21 comments

Police calls: Bobcat construction vehicle stolen from Woodside home
Crime and accident reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Tuesday, 10:43 AM

Portola Valley: Second units key to 'affordable housing'

Reducing lanes on El Camino: Atherton moves toward study

Voter Guide: Incumbent faces challenger for open space district seat

Earthquake! Atherton gets ready for a big one

Portola Valley: Council concurs, hazardous trees and power lines a real threat

Police calls: Portola Valley home burglary during errand run

First water from new Bay Tunnel reaches Crystal Springs

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

Sweep nets 207 traffic citations, 93 in Menlo Park

Menlo Park: More than 200 at hearing on Mandarin school

Woodland students help schools in West Africa

Keith leads Menlo Park council fundraising

Voter's Guide: Measure M in Menlo Park

 

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