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Editorial: A more regional vision needed for Facebook expansion
Menlo Park will reap a package of community benefits valued at over $15 million as Facebook expands its campus and adds some... Last comment 12 hours ago | 9 comments

County sales tax measure will be on November ballot
A measure to extend an existing San Mateo County half-cent sales tax by 20 years will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Read the... Last comment 14 hours ago | 10 comments

Atherton reduces size of planned civic center
The size of Atherton's new civic center has been cut by 1,600 square feet, shaving at least $2 million from the budget for... Last comment 21 hours ago | 8 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: Office gets permit to build employees-only rooftop pool
Instead of a mid-day coffee break, people who work at the Menlo Business Park on O'Brien Drive in eastern Menlo Park may soon be opting for a quick dive at the office cluster's employee-only rooftop pool. Thursday, 7:44 AM | 2 comments

West Menlo residents seek annexation by Menlo Park
Study the shape of Menlo Park, and you might wonder why there's a chunk cut out of the city's lower-middle section. Study the streets of Menlo Park, and you might wonder why Santa Cruz Avenue abruptly transitions from the smooth, carefully crowned streets of Sharon Heights into wild, bumpy roads of West Menlo Park. Thursday, 7:55 AM

Fourth straight 'spare the air' alert issued for Thursday
A Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area for Thursday because smog is forecast to be at unhealthy levels, regional air quality officials said. Wednesday, 2:26 PM

Editorial: A more regional vision needed for Facebook expansion
Menlo Park will reap a package of community benefits valued at over $15 million as Facebook expands its campus and adds some 6,500 employees. What will neighboring cities gain, besides traffic gridlock and more burdensome housing woes? It's time to think regionally about massive development projects on the Peninsula. Wednesday, 11:48 AM | 9 comments

County sales tax measure will be on November ballot
A measure to extend an existing San Mateo County half-cent sales tax by 20 years will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Wednesday, 11:43 AM | 10 comments

City hopes to preserve Palo Alto Square theater
Two efforts -- one relying on grassroots democracy and the other rooted in the zoning code -- have emerged to try to save the CinéArts theater at 3000 El Camino Real in Palo Alto from closing. Wednesday, 5:01 PM

Atherton crosswalk light debuts Aug. 1
The first of three specialized stoplights planned to protect crosswalks on El Camino Real in Atherton should be ready to operate on Aug. 1, the town says. Wednesday, 10:15 AM

Open enrollment begins for clean energy program
Residents can now sign up to participate in the October launch of the Peninsula Clean Energy program, a greener alternative to PG&E as a source of electrical power. Participation is open to any Peninsula resident or small- or medium-sized business. Wednesday, 10:03 AM

Police calls: Lion seen jumping over home's front gate in Woodside
Crime reports for Woodside, Portola Valley, Ladera, Atherton and Menlo Park Tuesday, 9:59 AM

Menlo Park: A new tool for funding 'affordable' housing?
The city of Menlo Park could have a new way to increase funding for housing that's affordable to middle- and lower-income families.
Tuesday, 10:33 AM | 4 comments

Atherton reduces size of planned civic center
The size of Atherton's new civic center has been cut by 1,600 square feet, shaving at least $2 million from the budget for the complex, the City Counci learned on July 20. Tuesday, 10:01 AM | 8 comments

Update on local elections
Here is the latest news about candidates for local elections. Tuesday, 8:53 AM

Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops and services

Atherton police looking for mail thieves

Caltrain swaps train sets to avoid overcrowding

Menlo Oaks residents ask San Mateo County to protect their oaks

Portola Valley: Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile virus

Atherton resident convicted of violating Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act

Atherton won't put business license tax changes on November ballot

Traffic alert: Major water main replacement project in Menlo Park

 

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