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Menlo Park may OK new 'mini-park' spaces downtown
The Menlo Park City Council could vote Tuesday, May 24, to move forward with plans to create street cafe spaces on Santa... Last comment 4 hours ago | 19 comments

Guest opinion: Greenheart project complies with the rules; let's get on with it
As I read the guest opinion in the May 4 Almanac criticizing the proposed Greenheart project on El Camino Real, I felt like... Last comment on May 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm | 65 comments

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"Pancake Breakfast 2015"
Firefighters James Kanzler, Will Fitzsimmons, and Joseph Foster serve pancakes at the 15th annual Pancake Breakfast in Menlo Park. 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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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 | 10 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 | 11 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
With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent political action committees are throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the contest in hopes of influencing the outcome. So far, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has been the chief beneficiary. Monday, 10:19 PM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Man who backed truck into Mike's Camera sentenced to prison
The man who pleaded no contest to a burglary charge in connection with a dramatic break-in at Mike's Camera on Santa Cruz Avenue in March 2015 was sentenced to 16 months in prison. Tuesday, 11:25 AM

A century of service: Parade celebrates Menlo Park fire district's centennial
"Put the blue stuff on the red stuff." Reduced to such simple terms, the core imperative of firefighting makes it sound almost too easy. Tuesday, 2:53 PM

June 7 election: Poll workers needed
An estimated 1,400 poll workers are needed on Election Day, June 7, to manage 342 precincts in San Mateo County. Tuesday, 3:17 PM

Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Coladarci dies at 96
Jane Coladarci, who had been a mainstay of the Almanac's advertising department for most of her 30 years at the paper, died "quickly and peacefully" May 7 in Yuba City, California, in the company of her daughter and son, the family said. She was 96. Tuesday, 3:26 PM

Obituary: Frederic 'Tic' Webster of Menlo Park, civil engineer, 70
Frederic A. "Tic" Webster, noted for his work in rehabilitating California's historic adobe missions, died Oct. 11, 2015 at his home in Menlo Park surrounded by family. He was 70. Tuesday, 3:32 PM

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

Election: Ravenswood school district seeks voter approval for $26 million bond measure

Election: See videos of Assembly candidate interviews

Election: Measure AA would raise $500M to restore marshes

Menlo Park: Firefighters rescue 12 stuck in Facebook elevator

Man, 25, in fatal Skyline Boulevard crash identified


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