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Editorial: Vote 'yes' on Measure AA, Bay restoration parcel tax
The nine-county, $12-per-parcel tax to fund the restoration of San Francisco Bay shorelines to functioning tidal marshes... Last comment 9 hours ago | 22 comments

Menlo Park: Another decade, another grade-separation study
For years, the question of "grade separations" – separating a roadway from the rail line it crosses by using a bridge... Last comment on May 27, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 25 comments

Menlo Park pays up for downtown street cafes
As soon as July, 12 downtown parking spots in front of six restaurants and one furniture store are planned to be converted... Last comment 10 hours ago | 24 comments

 
 
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"Pancake Breakfast 2015"
Captain Rob Johnson holds aspiring firefighter Joseph Estes of Menlo Park at the 15th annual Pancake Breakfast. 1,000 attendees enjoyed pancakes and fire safety demonstrations at the event at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters on October 3, cosponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula. The event raised $14,000 to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, to provide needed programs for burn survivors in California. Submitted by Frances Freyberg on Oct 12, 2015

 
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Judge rules against restaurateur Russell Deutsch in tax-evasion case
A San Mateo County judge on May 26 denied a motion by attorneys defending Portola Valley resident and restaurateur Russell Deutsch to suppress, as evidence in connection with a tax evasion charge, the discovery by investigators of over $600,000 in cash in his house. Friday, 11:50 AM | 15 comments

One dead in Interstate 280 crash in Menlo Park
A solo-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 280 turned deadly Friday evening in Menlo Park, according to the California Highway Patrol. Saturday, 8:41 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Environmental report released on Facebook's expansion plans
An environmental review says that Facebook's plan to build three 75-foot-tall buildings, adding 962,400 square feet at two proposed office buildings and 174,800 square feet at a 200-room hotel, plus 3,533 parking spots, could have some impacts determined to be "significant and unavoidable." Friday, 11:45 AM

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office puts 'inmate locator tool' online
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that it was making available online an inmate locator tool, which gives the public the ability to get real-time information on people in custody. Saturday, 8:55 AM

Menlo Park: Judge counsels kids on dealing with police
When interacting with the police, don't be a R.A.T., advised Judge LaDoris Cordell, speaking before about 200 children, teens and adults at the Menlo Park clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Friday, 10:10 AM

Menlo Park: Fatigued council debates dog park, again
Fatigue appeared to weigh on City Council members Tuesday as they heard a presentation by city staff, asking for advice on how to move forward with the restoration of Nealon Park's baseball field and part-time dog park. No decisions were made, but the city hopes to involve the community in the discussion by next winter. Friday, 7:50 AM | 5 comments

Menlo Park pays up for downtown street cafes
As soon as July, 12 downtown parking spots in front of six restaurants and one furniture store are planned to be converted into outdoor cafe spaces on Santa Cruz Avenue. Thursday, 11:50 AM | 24 comments

Menlo Park fire district gets OK from FAA to operate drone
It's taken almost two years, but the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is now authorized by the FAA to operate a portable drone to help in observing a fire or other emergency situation. Thursday, 11:11 AM

Police calls: Woodside, Atherton, Portola Valley and Menlo Park
In Woodside, a resident fell for a fraudster's phoned-in claim to be a relative in need of money. In Menlo Park, thieves stole a basketball set-up and towels from a coin-operated dryer. Details on these and other incidents. Thursday, 10:11 AM

Editorial: Vote 'yes' on Measure AA, Bay restoration parcel tax
The nine-county, $12-per-parcel tax to fund the restoration of San Francisco Bay shorelines to functioning tidal marshes would deliver a bang for the buck. Thursday, 7:43 AM | 22 comments

'Menlo Summerfest' is Menlo Park's 'new' downtown festival
Menlo Park's summer festival just got a lot more lively – at least in name. Wednesday, 11:23 AM | 4 comments

Woodside: Council addresses aircraft noise, considers increase to house sizes
Woodside Town Council members considered how to effectively complain about noise from commercial aircraft flying over the town, and conducted another study session on increasing maximum house size, this time with a proposal in front of them. Wednesday, 11:41 AM | 5 comments

Political committees pump cash into Assembly campaigns

Menlo Park: Man who backed truck into Mike's Camera sentenced to prison

A century of service: Parade celebrates Menlo Park fire district's centennial

June 7 election: Poll workers needed

Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Coladarci dies at 96

Obituary: Frederic 'Tic' Webster of Menlo Park, civil engineer, 70

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

 

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