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Guest opinion: Why Carlton should be re-elected to Menlo Park council
Last week's Almanac included an endorsement for a newcomer (Cecelia Taylor) over one of the incumbents (Catherine Carlton)... Last comment 9 hours ago | 2 comments

Sparks flying between Atherton and Menlo Park fire district
The relationship between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the town of Atherton has become strained since the town... Last comment 3 hours ago | 37 comments

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Shopping at Menlo Park ACE Hardware for Halloween. Submitted by Tiffany Lee on Aug 1, 2016

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Monday and Tuesday: Public input sought on school budget decisions
Two more meetings designed to get the public's input on whether the Menlo Park City School District should put a parcel tax measure on the ballot next spring are scheduled for Monday morning and Tuesday evening, Oct. 24 and 25. Friday, 8:45 AM | 3 comments

Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations
A multi-city and county committee tasked with finding ways to reduce overhead noise from airplanes going to and from San Francisco International Airport has released preliminary proposed recommendations. Saturday, 3:20 PM | 2 comments

Sparks flying between Atherton and Menlo Park fire district
The relationship between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the town of Atherton has become strained since the town said it wants to figure out how much of the district's property tax money is generated in Atherton and how much the district spends to provide the town with services. Friday, 12:03 AM | 37 comments

Erik Burmeister named superintendent of Menlo Park City School District
It's official: Erik Burmeister will become the new superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District on July 1, when current superintendent Maurice Ghysels steps down. Thursday, 3:50 PM | 2 comments

Editorial: County's Measure K is too vague; vote 'no'
Over the last several years, an increasing number of San Mateo County residents have come to see the light regarding the pressing need for more affordable housing. Thursday, 1:32 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Contract awarded for new fire station
Plans to rebuild Menlo Park's downtown fire station at 700 Oak Grove Ave. just cleared another hurdle. Friday, 11:51 AM

Portola Valley: Town opens door to affordable housing plan
The Portola Valley Town Council is gearing up for a community discussion on steps to increase the supply of homes affordable to people of average means. Thursday, 1:33 PM

Police calls: Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park
Crime reports for Atherton, Woodside, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Thursday, 8:57 AM | 6 comments

Election 2016: Menlo Park candidates give views on traffic, business, rail issues
A painstakingly slow process to get things done. A gap in communication between people in different parts of the city. Old infrastructure and urban planning methods that discourage cities from thinking regionally. Those are among the biggest problems facing Menlo Park, according to, respectively, Catherine Carlton, Cecilia Taylor and Ray Mueller, the three City Council candidates. Thursday, 11:25 AM | 1 comments

New law: School districts can't invest bond funds
A new state law prohibiting school districts from investing their own construction bond money while waiting to spend it was inspired by the local community college district's attempts to do just that, the state legislative analyst says. Thursday, 8:55 AM | 3 comments

Menlo Park school district paints bleak picture without new parcel tax

Portola Valley council sets 'town safety' meeting after home-invasion robberies

Portola Valley: Deputies probe another home burglary

Developer David Bohannon arrested a second time

Hundreds beseech East Palo Alto council to end evictions

Monday deadline to register to vote

Canada College wins $4.3 million grant to assist in STEM education

Missing hikers, including one from Menlo Park, are located

Portola Valley: Home-invasion robberies prompt petition for license-plate-reading cameras

Menlo Park: New Laurel School Upper Campus opens on time

Menlo Park aerospace engineer named county's poet laureate

Former Woodside mayor Susan Crocker dies at 75

Woodside: Term limits for Town Council?

Why Woodside resident has devoted decades to restoring World War II command vehicle

Election could alter future of Sequoia Healthcare District

Editorial endorsement: Mueller, Taylor for Menlo Park council

Meet the contenders: Three compete for two Menlo Park council seats

Menlo Park district school board candidates file campaign finance reports

Three candidates vie for spots on Ravenswood school board

Voters asked to extend county's 1/2-cent sales tax by 20 years

Editorial endorsement: Ackerman and Lucas for Menlo Park City School District board

Election: Four run for two seats on Menlo Park district board


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