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Menlo Park: Hermosa Way heritage trees escape the ax

Two towering redwood trees at 1020 Hermosa Way escaped the ax after the Menlo Park Environmental Quality Commission voted...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Save the Trees, 9 minutes ago | 1 comment | 395 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Top Four Myths of the California Drought

This is from the Northern California Water Association. This is an organization comprised of "the water districts, water...

Original post made by pogo on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by Chris, 22 minutes ago | 19 comments | 276 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Council: Conserve water now or Portola Valley will miss target

New regulations and water conservation targets are expected to be adopted soon to deal with the drought. But Portola Valley...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by David B, 26 minutes ago | 2 comments | 356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Natasha Markovich, 30 minutes ago | 4 comments | 179 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Hillary Clinton to make fundraising stop in May

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Portola Valley for a campaign fundraising lunch on Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Here comes da Judge!, 35 minutes ago | 10 comments | 1692 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Atherton council and fire district hold joint meeting

Atherton's City Council and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board of directors will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 52 minutes ago | 1 comment | 274 Views

MENLO PARK

It looks like water rationing is coming for Cal Water customers

The manager of the California Water Service's Bear Gulch District said Tuesday that the district is working on a plan that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by WNew , 1 hour ago | 35 comments | 4104 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 Roy Thiele-Sardiņa, 1 hour ago | 61 comments | 4310 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission again recommends bike lanes on El Camino Real

After a lengthy dissection of a 7-0 vote made at a previous meeting to recommend adding bike lanes, but not car lanes, to...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 3 hours ago | 30 comments | 1896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter Apathy in San Mateo County

Many times on these forums citizens have expressed surprise and outrage that there is a general apathy in San Mateo County...

Original post made by Disappointed on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., 19 hours ago | 13 comments | 461 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Jerry Hearn recognized as 'environmental hero'

Jerry Hearn, a longtime local environmental leader and resident of Los Trancos Woods, was recognized April 25 as an "environmental...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Debbie Mytels, 21 hours ago | 4 comments | 1417 Views

WOODSIDE

Monday: Cal Water to meet with public in Woodside

With the drought as a backdrop, Cal Water, which supplies fresh water to much of Woodside as well as Portola Valley, Atherton...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by West Menlo Park, 22 hours ago | 3 comments | 1267 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton talk: water-wise gardening in time of drought

Master gardener and landscape designer Julie Montanari recently gave an Earth Day talk in Atherton sharing some simple ways...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by shocked, on Apr 27, 2015 at 12:14 pm | 16 comments | 1582 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo Bailiff On Leave After Reports He Pulled a Gun in Court

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_27983430/bailiff-leave-after-report-he-pulled-gun-court Excerpt: - A San...

Original post made by Chaos on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Apr 26, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 2 comments | 169 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by grass man, on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 11102 Views

MENLO PARK

First person: Joy of connecting on Compassion Weekend

We were told not to come to our place of worship on that weekend. Instead, many of us (almost 4,000, I'm told) showed up...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by louise, on Apr 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm | 1 comment | 973 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Deer carcass found in Westridge driveway

A deer carcass was found Friday morning (April 24) in a driveway of a home in the 1100 block of Westridge Drive in Portola...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments | 1588 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequel to Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts

Since I first posted Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts http://www.almanacnews.com/square/2014/08/01/dissolution-dialogue-on-healthcare-districts...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by even big hearts need help, on Apr 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 18 comments | 4126 Views

MENLO PARK

New mixed-use complex finished in Menlo Park

Construction has finished on a 16-unit townhouse complex with a two-story office building of approximately 26,800 square...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:38 am | 13 comments | 1562 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Burglars heist $140K in property in West Menlo, Ladera

Burglars got away with jewelry, electronics and other items valued at $140,000 in two recent home burglaries in West Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by nneighbor, on Apr 25, 2015 at 6:56 am | 3 comments | 1819 Views
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