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Menlo Park: Two displaced after bacon fire causes $80K damage
A one-alarm kitchen fire Wednesday afternoon displaced two Menlo Park residents and caused $80,000 of damage to their apartment,... Last comment 1 hour ago | 19 comments

Voters will see parcel tax measure in Menlo Park school district
A ballot measure asking Menlo Park City School District voters to approve a $360 annual parcel tax that would expire after... Last comment on Dec 7, 2016 at 8:27 am | 8 comments

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Menlo Park: Two bus shelters coming to Belle Haven
After years of requests from residents for bus shelters in Belle Haven, the city has approved a contract with SamTrans to get two shelters built: at Marketplace Park and the Onetta Harris Community Center. Friday, 2:28 PM

Atherton to work with Caltrain to resolve noise problems
Angry and frustrated after a recent report showed Caltrain is repeatedly violating Atherton's quite zone, City Council members said they'll work with Caltrain to resolve the problem before going to federal officials to ask for enforcement. Friday, 1:49 PM

Menlo Park Monday: Greenheart's project goes to Planning Commission
Greenheart Land Company's 420,000-square-foot development at 1300 El Camino Real in Menlo Park will face the penultimate barrier to the project's approval on Monday, Dec. 12: review by the city's Planning Commission. Friday, 11:49 AM | 3 comments

Menlo Park: Driver in dramatic police chase could face prison time
A sentence of up to two years in prison could be ahead for a 36-year-old driver who led Menlo Park police on a dramatic chase in July that involved running stop signs, colliding with another vehicle and a fire hydrant, and an injury to a police officer. Friday, 10:45 AM

Update: 21 residents displaced by East Palo Alto fire
A two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in East Palo Alto displaced 21 residents Thursday (Dec. 8) firefighters said.
Friday, 11:00 AM

Menlo Park: Downtown bike route approved
The start of new bike lanes and the end of some street parking is ahead for downtown Menlo Park. A concept plan laying out a route to safely navigate downtown Menlo Park by bike was approved 3-0 by the Menlo Park City Council on Dec. 6. Thursday, 4:11 PM | 9 comments

Atherton: New mayor shares 2017 priorities
A busy year is ahead for Atherton, new Mayor Mike Lempres said Wednesday night, with plans and funding for its civic center, improving safety on El Camino Real and hiring a new police chief among his priorities. Thursday, 2:40 PM

Menlo Park business: Pop-up shop sells handcrafted goods
A pop-up store selling handcrafted goods, mostly from Southeast Asia, will open for three days (Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 8-10) at 1148 Chestnut St. in downtown Menlo Park. Thursday, 7:01 PM | 1 comments

Atherton Now pushes to meet civic center fundraising goal
Atherton Now, the group seeking donations for a new Atherton civic center, has raised more than $550,000 toward a $1 million matching grant, with the goal of getting to a $10 million total by the end of the year, according to the latest report from the group. Thursday, 9:49 AM

Menlo Park: Two displaced after bacon fire causes $80K damage
A one-alarm kitchen fire Wednesday afternoon displaced two Menlo Park residents and caused $80,000 of damage to their apartment, fire officials said. Thursday, 9:20 AM | 19 comments

Recent home sales: Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local county recorders' offices. Thursday, 9:00 AM | 1 comments

Voter turnout 'historic,' chief elections officer says
Voter turnout in San Mateo County in the 2016 presidential election, at 81.57 percent of registered voters, was well above turnouts for recent off-year elections, but it also exceeded the 78.83 percent turnout for the 2012 presidential election. Thursday, 8:58 AM

Almanac Holiday Fund: Raising expectations through education
Nine years ago Carmina Ortuno came to the United States from Mexico to escape threats on her life. Today, she owns a thriving food truck and catering business. Thursday, 8:59 AM

County library system launches mobile Exploratorium-like initiative
The Lookmobile will visit the library in East Palo Alto for five days, starting Dec. 12. Visits are scheduled for libraries in Atherton (Jan. 14 to 20), Portola Valley (Feb. 27 to March 5) and Woodside (March 6 to 11). Thursday, 8:58 AM

Correction: No loss of potential affordable housing due to Facebook rezoning
The Almanac inaccurately reported, in a Dec. 6 online story and in the Dec. 7 print edition, that a rezoning of Facebook's east campus from "residential-mixed use" to "office-corporate housing" in the final months of the process resulted in the potential loss of up to 300 affordable housing units in Menlo Park. Wednesday, 11:04 AM | 3 comments

Menlo Park may set 30-day minimum on renting out secondary dwellings
A cursory skim of Airbnb listings in Menlo Park shows a number of cottages and private units listed online for $125 to $170 a night. Unless those units were rented out for a minimum term of 30 days, such offerings could soon be illegal. Wednesday, 9:14 AM

Election set for Woodside Elementary parcel tax
A ballot measure asking voters to approve a parcel tax identical to an existing tax that expires June 30 will go before voters in the Woodside Elementary School District in an April 4 special mail-in election. Wednesday, 11:39 AM

Menlo Park: Gas leak ignites and melts water main in Sharon Heights
A break in a small gas line that burned a hole in a large water main led first to shooting flames and then to jets of water on Tuesday evening (Dec. 6) at 300 Sand Hill Circle in Menlo Park. Wednesday, 11:50 AM | 3 comments

Police calls: Rolex, bike and inflatable turkey stolen in Atherton
Crime reports from Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside, West Menlo Park and Portola Valley Tuesday, 6:40 PM

Sunday services for Mary Elizabeth Rapp, longtime Menlo Park resident
A Mass of Intention for Mary Elizabeth Rapp, who lived most of her life in Menlo Park, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at St. Denis Church, 3350 Avy Ave. in Menlo Park. Ms. Rapp died Oct. 15 at the age of 92. Wednesday, 8:17 AM

Voters will see parcel tax measure on ballot in Menlo Park City School District

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Menlo Park: Facebook housing displacement fund announced after months of negotiations


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