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MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Should we encourage more bicyclists to ride on El Camino Real?

Imagine you're driving south on El Camino and about to turn right onto Santa Cruz Avenue, and during the approach you share...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Steve Schmidt, 5 minutes ago | 42 comments | 673 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Spanks Obama

For months, Obama has been threatening to veto bi-partisan legislation that would assert the legislative branch's constitutional...

Original post made by Washington Merry Go Round on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 91 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Water woes - Let's focus on the rest of the iceberg

The Almanac's April 7 editorial, "Increase the pressure on water wasters," only touches the tip of the iceberg. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 784 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, 3 hours ago | 42 comments | 3487 Views

WOODSIDE

Locals face 35% cuts in water use

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area used an average of 85 gallons of water per person per day in September 2014, according...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Waterworld, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 318 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Burmeister tagged for assistant superintendent

Hillview Middle School principal Erik Burmeister will become the Menlo Park City School District's assistant superintendent...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by lessons learned, 6 hours ago | 13 comments | 1439 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton park burglary suspect arrested after police chase

Following a police chase, a man was arrested in Newark on Thursday in connection with a series of recent auto burglaries...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Robert, 8 hours ago | 5 comments | 1084 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrans cancels second herbicide spray date on Highway 84

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which had said it would spray herbicides along Highway 84 west of...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, 8 hours ago | 5 comments | 1335 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Daytime auto burglar strikes again in park

Once again, an auto burglar has struck during the day in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/04/15/daytime-burglar-strik...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 14 hours ago | 5 comments | 1150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opposes transfer of homes to Menlo Park district

Despite a last-minute tearful plea from one of the residents asking to move their homes from the Ravenswood to Menlo Park...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, 23 hours ago | 6 comments | 1350 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two major construction projects planned for Woodside Road this summer

If all goes as planned, two major construction projects will be underway in Woodside this summer, on either side of Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 1759 Views

ATHERTON

Why Atherton might leave county library system

A set of talking points that will be before the Atherton Council for adoption at its Wednesday, April 15, meeting make...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 12 comments | 1099 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trial set over lawsuit involving driver who struck horse on I-280

A jury trial is set for April 27 on a lawsuit brought by a Menlo Park physician who was serious injured in December 2012...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton OKs pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino

Atherton has given the go-ahead for work on a pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue, where...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 16, 2015 at 3:02 pm | 3 comments | 716 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council nixes moratorium on 'super basements'

The Woodside Town Council chose not to adopt a moratorium Tuesday on super-sized basements while the town updates basement...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by homeowner, on Apr 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 2 comments | 873 Views

MENLO PARK

Cat and mouse game: parking downtown

At a recent City Council meeting, it was disclosed that an estimated 400- 500 employees move their car approx. every TWO...

Original post made by Previous Shopper on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Apr 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm | 11 comments | 746 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local water district may see mandatory cut of 35%

It's not yet official, but it's looking like a mandatory 35 percent reduction in water use is ahead for the California Water...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 16, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 20 comments | 3821 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday: 'Going Native' garden tour shows how to use less water

A free "Going Native Garden Tour" will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at gardens in Portola Valley, Woodside,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 709 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside may block construction of 'super basements'

Construction of super-sized basements in Woodside in recent years has been disrupting land formations, drainage and ground...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Woodside Resident, on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:25 pm | 8 comments | 1454 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commission recommends bike lanes, no third lane on El Camino Real

Given a choice of three options or leaving El Camino Real alone, the Menlo Park Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Ben, on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm | 52 comments | 2984 Views
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Spring food and drink goings on
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Couple’s Strife: 3 Tools for a Happier Relationship
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The Sad Family Photo
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 927 views

Out of Menlo
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 906 views

The MP School District Board Should Approve the O’Connor Boundary Change.
By Stuart Soffer | 3 comments | 687 views