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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Security camera helps capture alleged package thief

A few days after a security camera captured the theft of a package from the doorstep of a home in the Willows neighborhood,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Joe, 4 minutes ago | 5 comments | 918 Views

MENLO PARK

Traffic Lights Out in Menlo

We drove through three intersections with the traffic lights out this afternoon. How many are out? Is this related to the...

Original post made by Hmmm on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 14 Views

MENLO PARK

Middlefield and Fair Oaks lane both closed in Atherton

Traffic snarls in Atherton caused by the day-long expected closure of Fair Oaks Lane on Friday were worsen Friday afternoon...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Memories, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 633 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton councilman Bill Widmer is new city manager in Rancho Palos Verdes

Bill Widmer, who on Nov. 4 was elected to his second term on the Atherton City Council, has been named the new city manager...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 1678 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown Parking - More Needs To Be Done

Nearly daily, one hears about what OTHER cities are doing about parking. For instance, in today's paper an article appeared...

Original post made by Christmas Shopper on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 3 hours ago | 48 comments | 1515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Complex Searsville Dam issue being addressed

I read with interest the Viewpoint piece by Dr. Walter Bortz in the Nov. 26 issue of the Almanac ("Searsville Dam should...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Joe, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 96 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputy pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges

Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (Dec. 16) to two charges of conspiracy...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, 5 hours ago | 12 comments | 1049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs plans to buy sites for new high schools

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into contracts to spend up to $12.7 million for two Peninsula properties...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Boardermom, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 856 Views

AROUND TOWN

Looking back: Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decades

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/17/looking-back-vast-photo-collection-documents-san-mateo-coun...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hulya Koc, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 72 Views

MENLO PARK

Starvation Wages

Could someone tell me why the City of Menlo Park continues to pay starvation wages to its entry level employees? Job postings...

Original post made by Survivor on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Only a matter of time, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 97 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo College Coach and Cop's Twitter Rampage

San Jose cop Phillip White is the assistant basketball coach for Menlo College in Atherton. Here's what he had to say...

Original post made by Ouch on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm | 14 comments | 1037 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decades

Retired commercial and news photographer Norton Pearl has donated a lifetime's worth of negatives representing his professional...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 1007 Views

ATHERTON

Train strikes car in Atherton

A southbound Caltrain struck a on the train tracks at Fair Oak Avenue in Atherton at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. The...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Big Enos, on Dec 17, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 3272 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Changes to Menlo Park's heritage tree ordinance discussed

Improving replacement tree planting and survival rates, and better protecting the city's heritage trees, are three of the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 609 Views

MENLO PARK

Four men rob Menlo Park market at gunpoint

A cashier was beaten and another robbed at gunpoint after four men entered the El Rancho Market around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm | 5 comments | 2656 Views

AROUND TOWN

Candidate for sheriff in June election arrested in Alameda County last night

Juan Lopez, a deputy in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and a candidate for sheriff in the June 2014 election, was...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 52 comments | 4984 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Laundry room bandit strikes at apartments

A laundry room bandit or bandits swarmed through Menlo Park recently, hitting coin-operated laundry machines in apartment...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Chance, on Dec 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1468 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New Kaiser Permanente hospital in Redwood City to debut Tuesday

Kaiser Permanente's new 149-bed, seven-story Redwood City hospital is set to open Tuesday, Dec. 16. The nonprofit health...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm | 9 comments | 2300 Views

MENLO PARK

Sunset campus sold to real estate investment firm

A little more than a month after employees were first told that the landmark Sunset campus was up for sale, the property...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 17, 2014 at 7:45 am | 58 comments | 5239 Views

MENLO PARK

Food truck event gets five-year permit in Menlo Park

Off the Grid's weekly food truck event rolled away from Monday's Planning Commission meeting with unanimous approval to continue...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 17, 2014 at 6:20 am | 3 comments | 1170 Views
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Cho's, beloved dim sum spot, to reopen in Los Altos
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 6,046 views

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Water Torture
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