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AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exit

Silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Member, 3 minutes ago | 5 comments | 645 Views

MENLO PARK

West Nile virus spraying set for Wednesday in Menlo Park

A large portion of Menlo Park will be sprayed Wednesday night and early Thursday morning after the West Nile virus was again...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Agent Orange, 24 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1321 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by David Roise, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 1537 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 2 hours ago | 86 comments | 5825 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's Cameron Jones makes it to semifinals in national science competition

Cameron Jones, the Portola Valley science fair whiz who graduated from Corte Madera School last June has done it again by...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by CMSParent, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputy Juan Lopez sues Sheriff's Office

Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has filed a lawsuit against the county and the Sheriff's Office,...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Mark De Paula, 12 hours ago | 5 comments | 1578 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom lied says Ling La

Sam Trans Whistleblower Ling La responds to Carole Groom's comment from a candidate interview this week. San Mateo County...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Mark De Paula, 12 hours ago | 45 comments | 10305 Views

MENLO PARK

City of Menlo Park loses a fourth administrator

The city of Menlo Park has lost its fourth administrator since mid-July, with the departure of Human Resources Director Gina...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Seinfeld, 13 hours ago | 13 comments | 862 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local 4-H Club members prepare for fair

Several Menlo Park 4-Hers have been raising livestock for the San Mateo County Fair, being held June 11-19. ==B Photo:==...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by me, 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 1814 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The Donald Trumps Jeb! Bush in New Hampshire

The Donald, despite what the elite establishment Republicans tell us, is taking a commanding lead over Bush! in NH. And...

Original post made by Two Docs on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by M Keltanya, 16 hours ago | 21 comments | 380 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park puts 'pop-up park' downtown on Chestnut

Menlo Park's latest public park will be around for only six weeks, but during that time the "pop-up park" on Chestnut Street...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Downtowner, 17 hours ago | 20 comments | 4020 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park school district expands language programs

The Menlo Park City School District is working hard this year to achieve a goal it adopted in 2008: to offer world language...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Aaron, 19 hours ago | 5 comments | 1182 Views

OTHER TOPICS

U.S. 101 to be closed Sunday night

All lanes of U.S. 101 in the Millbrae/Burlingame area will be closed for seven hours starting Sunday night (Aug. 30) for...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 23 hours ago | 2 comments | 669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: How to make Menlo Park truly bike-friendly soon

Most Menlo Park residents recognize the recreational, health and environmental benefits of bike riding, and our city has...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:42 am | 118 comments | 3833 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside High prepares for 19 percent enrollment growth

The 2015-16 school year will be well along at Woodside High School by the time construction crews break ground for a new...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by PV resident, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:52 pm | 5 comments | 1239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sacred Heart Prepatory graduates 136 students

Sacred Heart Preparatory graduated 136 students on May 23 at the 116th commencement ceremony at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Kohki Kitano, on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 1910 Views

MENLO PARK

New principal, construction at M-A High

As fall classes resume at Menlo-Atherton High School, a new principal is at the helm: Simone Rick-Kennel. And ground has...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 30, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 21 comments | 1917 Views

MENLO PARK

Jane Knoerle is moving, but not retiring

Most Almanac readers can't remember a time when Jane Knoerle didn't work for the paper. That's probably because Ms. Knoerle...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by linda tarter clark, on Aug 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 1 comment | 162 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former San Mateo County deputy Sheriff found guilty of molesting girl for six years

From the Mercury News today: Former San Mateo Co. deputy sheriff found guilty of molesting girl for 6 years By Tracey...

Original post made by Familiar name on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm | 6 comments | 184 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 28, 2015 at 7:08 pm | 2 comments | 1786 Views
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