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MENLO PARK

Editorial: 'Clean energy' program the right choice for local towns

All towns and cities in the county are being asked to participate in what Supervisor Dave Pine calls "the biggest single...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Rob, 46 minutes ago | 4 comments | 2356 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite surplus, Menlo Park fire district OKs revenue-raising measures

On the same night that the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District heard that it is expected to end the...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by pearl, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 777 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: People of color speak up about personal impact of police stops

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 2 hours ago | 19 comments | 5851 Views

OTHER TOPICS

David Frum: The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton; "I appreciate that Donald Trump is too slovenly and incompetent to qualify as a true dictator"

"To vote for Trump as a protest against Clinton’s faults would be like amputating a leg because of a sliver in the toe;...

Original post made by MacArthur on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 3 hours ago | 41 comments | 899 Views

MENLO PARK

DA: No charges against Menlo Park man arrested on suspicion of rape, robbery

No charges will be filed against a Menlo Park man who was arrested Feb. 16 on suspicion of rape and robbery of a woman in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 854 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: E. Gary Smith sentencing postponed again

For the fifth time, the sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith, former owner of Menalto Cleaners in the Willows area of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Jo mclean, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 1460 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Woodside council ducks ethics issue, despite code's mandate

The town of Woodside says it spent nearly $27,500 on an ethics-related investigation of one of its longtime volunteers, an...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 802 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Most Conservative Paper: Dallas Morning News Endorses Dem Candidate For First Time Since WWII

Ultra conservative newspaper rejects Trump as "hostile to conservatism" & "Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this...

Original post made by Conservatives are Revolting on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Brookings, 6 hours ago | 21 comments | 578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure X to keep schools thriving

The Menlo Park City School District community is appealing to voters once again to support a parcel tax, 10 months after...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, 7 hours ago | 46 comments | 2381 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police encounters: 'Am I free to leave?'

What are your rights when you are stopped by a police officer? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/02/21/police-encounters-am-i-free-to-leave...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Rick Moen, 15 hours ago | 8 comments | 1480 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 24 hours ago | 46 comments | 4752 Views

MENLO PARK

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of a recent federal immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials are reviewing programs to...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 1414 Views

ATHERTON

Jan Chandler: Verdict over Atherton crosswalk fatality doesn't bring Chris back

Chris Chandler never got to meet his first granddaughter. He wasn't there to walk his oldest daughter down the aisle at her...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by S Fuchter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 1 comment | 4840 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Services held for Aisea Mataele, 14, M-A freshman

Services were held Dec. 28 for Aisea Mataele, 14, a freshman at Menlo-Atherton High School, who died Dec. 20 at Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Maia Waissar, on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm | 2 comments | 2385 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Race-based assault of nanny reported on Santa Cruz Avenue

A Hispanic woman in her 60s employed as a nanny was pushing a 7-month-old baby in a stroller on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by I didn't know that, on Feb 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm | 44 comments | 7215 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Atherton Golfers: How much golf does it take to impede your work productivity?

Folks said that Obama golfed too much. Trump has golfed 6 times in his first month in office. Add in the required naps for...

Original post made by Home Course on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by @Jack Hickey, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments | 114 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Another sentencing delay for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

The long-awaited sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed, again, until 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 2802 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student enrollment at Woodside High not growing as predicted

A 2013 study anticipated enrollment growth of 19 percent at Woodside High School by 2020, with the first signs expected in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by alexafrisbie, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 39 comments | 3653 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Continue the legacy of supporting our local schools by supporting parcel tax

It's fair to say there is a bit more vigor in political discourse on the San Francisco Peninsula these days. Regardless of...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Interested, on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 39 comments | 1560 Views

ATHERTON

Will Noah's Ark pass by the police gym and cafe?

As I write this, Isabella, Almendral, and Selby Lane entrances off El Camino are all completely flooded. Why is the town...

Original post made by Confused on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Clarity, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 125 Views
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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Checklist before baby arrives
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