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Menlo Park council approves specific plan changes
Menlo Park now allows less medical office space within the boundaries of the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, following... Last comment 6 hours ago | 37 comments

Will voters weigh in on future of Sequoia Healthcare District?
One race in the Nov. 4 election has the potential to correct what some see as a miscarriage of the democratic process. But... Last comment 8 hours ago | 34 comments

Guest opinion: Woodside's water-shortage approach short on action
Culminating six months of fact gathering, attending seminars, and collaborating with a variety of public agencies and boards,... Last comment on Oct 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 2 comments

 
 
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"Diaper Derby"
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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Menlo Mandarin charter to get $375,000 federal grant
The Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed in Menlo Park is set to receive a $375,000 grant that will go toward start-up costs if the charter is approved. Friday, 11:38 AM | 5 comments

Portola Valley: Four homes burglarized, with losses of at least $10,500
Burglars hit four Portola Valley homes in mid-October, stealing jewelry and computers for total estimated losses to the residents of at least $10,500, according to a Sheriff's Office report. Friday, 11:11 AM

Students skip World Series finale for Atherton candidate forum
It was the final game of the World Series on Wednesday, but on the campus of Menlo College in Atherton, a group of nearly 80 students skipped the game to listen to four candidates for three seats on the Atherton City Council. Friday, 10:50 AM

Sunday: Chainsaw meets pine tree in Menlo Park
The remnants of a beloved Italian stone pine tree will take on new shapes on Sunday (Nov. 2) in Menlo Park. Friday, 9:14 AM

Menlo police seek 3 suspects in attempted sexual assault
Three men confronted a woman early Thursday and attempted to pull her clothes off as she carried trash to a dumpster enclosure behind businesses in the 100 block of El Camino Real in Menlo Park, police reported. Thursday, 9:39 AM

Stanford doctor in voluntary quarantine
A Stanford physician who recently returned from Liberia has voluntarily gone into quarantine, and the university has announced precautions barring faculty, students and medical professionals who have traveled to areas affected by the Ebola virus from campus for 21 days after they return home. Thursday, 5:58 PM | 5 comments

Saturday conference in Menlo: trafficking of women, girls
A conference on the trafficking of women and girls will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave. in Menlo Park. Thursday, 4:06 PM

Editorial: Money and politics in Menlo Park
The unseemly role of money in politics at the state and national levels has a local counterpart these days. Rather sizable amounts are being spent for and against Menlo Park's Measure M, which aims to reduce the scale of office complexes allowed on El Camino Real. Thursday, 10:43 PM | 14 comments

Menlo Park council approves specific plan changes
Menlo Park now allows less medical office space within the boundaries of the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, following a unanimous vote by the City Council on Oct. 29. Thursday, 9:57 AM | 37 comments

State launches crackdown on underage drinking
California's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is ramping up its statewide efforts to reduce the number of minors injured or killed in crashes or incidents involving alcohol this Halloween. Friday, 8:25 AM

Menlo Park resident arrested for alleged graffiti vandalism
An 18-year-old Menlo Park resident has been arrested for allegedly spray-painting graffiti on public and private property along U.S. 101 from San Francisco all the way down to Santa Clara counties, according to police. Thursday, 11:08 AM | 1 comments

Pet of the week
Looks like this week's featured pet, a lovebird named Jillian, dyed her feathers to celebrate the San Francisco Giants World Series victory, but it's all natural. Thursday, 6:07 PM

Will voters weigh in on future of Sequoia Healthcare District?
One race in the Nov. 4 election has the potential to correct what some see as a miscarriage of the democratic process. But a correction would likely jeopardize grants for local health-care-related activities, including food banks, drug-and-alcohol abuse programs, school nurse programs and K-5 physical fitness programs. Thursday, 8:38 AM | 5 comments

Menlo Park: Keith raises $20,274 for council campaign
As befits a small city election, Menlo Park council candidate campaigns are weighed in thousands of dollars, rather than hundreds of thousands. This holds true for the latest batch of campaign finance reports. Thursday, 8:37 AM

Atherton police offer Halloween safety tips, free glow necklaces
The Atherton Police Department will give out free glow necklaces to children and their parents on and before Halloween, starting Oct. 30. Thursday, 10:18 AM | 1 comments

Police calls: Man doesn't have the goods, so robber walks off
Crime and accident reports from Menlo Park. Wednesday, 4:49 PM

Residents have growing concerns over commuter planes
Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation -- A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel." Some residents in Menlo Park, Redwood City and Atherton say it sums up their experience with the commuter airline's turbo-propeller planes. Wednesday, 5:24 PM | 9 comments

Voter Guide 2014
Links to Voter Guide stories in the Almanac for the Nov. 4 election.
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Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise
Angry local residents say the Midpeninsula's skies are turning into an aeronautic superhighway and that federal levels for acceptable noise, which date to the 1970s, are obsolete and need to be updated -- pronto. Wednesday, 5:19 PM | 3 comments

Human Services director 'horrified' by allegations against social worker
The director of the San Mateo County Human Services Agency said Wednesday she is "horrified" by allegations that one of her employees was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 16-year-old girl he was supposed to help. Wednesday, 1:32 PM | 2 comments

Yikes!
Will there be a soft scuttling from above as little ones visit this creepy corner at Princeton Road and Cambridge Avenue in Menlo Park on Halloween night? Wednesday, 4:46 PM

Man arrested in stabbing death at Courthouse Square
Police arrested a San Carlos man on suspicion of a fatal stabbing in downtown Redwood City on Tuesday night. Wednesday, 1:23 PM

Almanac endorsement: Menlo Park City Council race
With six candidates running for three seats, we believe that the incumbents are the best choices in the Menlo Park City Council race. Wednesday, 7:51 AM | 1 comments

New law establishes veterans' program
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill providing veterans with increased access to home-based assisted living care. Authored by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, the bill creates a three-year medical foster home pilot program, which provides veterans the option to choose to live and receive care in a private home. Wednesday, 4:43 PM

Menlo Park: Measure M fundraising, spending pick up

College bond measure: Big donors boost 'Yes on H' coffers

School board examines law governing charter schools

Not much spending in open space race

Government officials attempt to influence aircraft regulations

College bond measure faces a new kind of opponent

Rose Hau still top Atherton council fundraiser

 

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