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MENLO PARK

Police calls: Thieves get away with $180,000 in copper cable

Crime reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/01/06/police-calls-thieves-get-away-with-180000-in-copper-cable...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Chance, on Jan 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 1855 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton moves toward town-wide, high-speed optical fiber system

Mike Farmwald says his plans to install a state-of-the-art optical fiber cable stystem in Atherton would provide the town...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Steve Aber, on Jan 6, 2016 at 8:14 am | 5 comments | 2460 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton year in review: civic center, Surf Air, new ballpark and more

Some of the top stories in Atherton in 2015 included work on the new civic center, the ongoing issues with Surf Air, a new...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by Measure L, on Jan 6, 2016 at 6:56 am | 5 comments | 2817 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fills 31 job openings

Since September, when Menlo Park police commander Dave Bertini began work as the city's interim human resources director,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jenson, on Jan 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm | 15 comments | 2403 Views

MENLO PARK

Sharon Heights apartments sell for $245 million

The Sharon Green Apartments in Menlo Park's Sharon Heights neighborhood were recently sold for $245 million, or $828,000...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Jan 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm | 5 comments | 3050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Appeals court upholds dismissal of Woodell lawsuit against fire board directors

While the mystery of what really happened in Menlo Park's long-running legal soap opera involving a political sign and a...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by phew, on Jan 4, 2016 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2801 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: 'Spare the Air' day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for the entire Bay Area for Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2016
Last comment by S Emm, on Jan 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 4 comments | 1608 Views

MENLO PARK

Former Menlo Park mayor and councilman Andy Cohen dies

Andy Cohen, former Menlo Park mayor and two-term council member, was found dead in his Menlo Park home yesterday, Dec. 29,...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Jan 3, 2016 at 12:43 pm | 14 comments | 1873 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Atherton: Road rage leads to armed robbery

An incident between two motorists on Saturday evening (Dec. 26) that began as road rage in Menlo Park evolved into an armed...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by LYC, on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 14 comments | 4537 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Car crash kills man, 23, Sunday morning on Portola Road

Portola Valley resident Charles Derwin, the 23-year-old son of the town's mayor, died early Sunday morning (Dec. 27) in...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ann, on Dec 31, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 7 comments | 7637 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

New York & New Jersey Liberals Discriminate Against Asian Students

The New York Post has published an article about how Bill De Blasio and other New York and New Jersey Liberals are discriminating...

Original post made by Asian American on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by Right wing echo chamber , on Dec 30, 2015 at 11:14 pm | 3 comments | 751 Views

AROUND TOWN

County may spend $600K to defend suit over Skyline rehab center

The county Board of Supervisors recently authorized spending up to $600,000 to defend the county in a discrimination lawsuit...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by County Resident, on Dec 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1411 Views

ATHERTON

Caltrain QUIET ZONE at Fair Oaks Railroad crossing. You can HELP

Hello, I'm posting to Almanacnews to let residents that live in Lloyden Park and Menlo Park Villas (the neighborhood near...

Original post made by Scott on Dec. 14, 2015
Last comment by Train Fan, on Dec 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm | 18 comments | 1670 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park Eagle Scouts to be honored Jan. 9

Robert Lane and Anders Chiang have earned the rank of Eagle Scout and will be recognized at a Court of Honor Jan. 9 at Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Dec 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 2 comments | 1765 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A bumpy reorganization for Sequoia district board

The board of the Sequoia Union High School District earlier this month reorganized with new officers, installing Alan Sarver...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Calypso41, on Dec 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1702 Views

MENLO PARK

PG&E nearly doubles fee for those who leave for 'clean energy' programs

The California Public Utilities Commission voted Dec. 17 to allow Pacific Gas & Electric Company to increase by 95 percent...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by PG&E Admirer, on Dec 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 3 comments | 3397 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park won't enforce overnight parking restrictions Dec. 23-Jan. 3

Menlo Park police will not enforce overnight parking restrictions from the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 23, to the morning...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Dec 27, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 6 comments | 1931 Views

MENLO PARK

Christmas Eve memorial service for jogger fatally struck by car in Menlo Park

A memorial service is set for Thursday, Dec. 24, for a Palo Alto man who was struck and killed by an SUV on Saturday, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by MP resident, on Dec 26, 2015 at 10:11 am | 3 comments | 2348 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook, Little House give to senior center

Red umbrellas hung festively from the ceiling of the Menlo Park Senior Center while the girl scouts of Beechwood Elementary...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Robert D., on Dec 24, 2015 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 1600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Another accident takes down fence on Marsh Road

Marsh Road will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to make repairs to the Atherton Channel fence, something...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by MP Resident, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 24 comments | 4232 Views
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