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Menlo Park: Fatigued council debates dog park, again
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Hillview Middle Schoolers make pledges at a Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society. Funds support research for cancer prevention, treatment, and cures. The students have raised over $24,000! Submitted by Ashley Carlisle on May 16, 2015

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Portola Valley council to set baseline of 100% green electricity
Portola Valley's Town Council approved a plan on May 25 that will have the greenest baseline possible in effect when a program launches in April 2017 offering residents renewable sources of electricity as alternatives to the sources used by Pacific Gas & Electric company. Tuesday, 9:13 PM

Wednesday: Facebook to meet with public about expansion plans
Facebook will hold the first of several meetings with the public to discuss its plans for expansion at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at the Menlo Park Senior Center. Tuesday, 2:52 PM

Traffic congestion ahead: Marsh Road closure starts today
The planned 10-week closure of Marsh Road in Atherton begins Tuesday, May 31, as the town starts construction on a replacement drainage culvert and a new steel barrier to keep cars out of the ditch.
Tuesday, 7:53 AM | 5 comments

Proposed Atherton budget foresees a $5 million surplus
Although Atherton's budget is solidly in the black, city staff is recommending levying the full amount of the town's parcel tax to pay for upcoming street and drainage projects. Atherton's City Council meets Wednesday (June 1) to discuss the budget and parcel tax. Tuesday, 11:23 AM | 1 comments

No ID yet on victim in I-280 crash in Menlo Park
The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office is not yet releasing the name of the victim in a fatal solo-vehicle crash on Interstate 280 on Friday evening (May 27) in Menlo Park. Tuesday, 11:13 AM | 1 comments

Want to run for school board? Info meeting June 1
Those interested in running in the Nov. 8 election for one of the two open seats on the school board of the Menlo Park City School District are invited to a candidate information night on Wednesday, June 1. Monday, 12:07 PM

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 | 9 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 | 2 comments

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 | 17 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

Woodside: Council addresses aircraft noise, considers increase to house sizes

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


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