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PORTOLA VALLEY

Services for Joe Whelan, Portola Valley Ranch developer

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and a memorial service for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Church of the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by M. Walter, on May 29, 2016 at 7:57 pm | 2 comments | 2682 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Council addresses aircraft noise, considers increase to house sizes

Woodside Town Council members considered how to effectively complain about noise from commercial aircraft flying over the...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Broke, on May 29, 2016 at 6:41 pm | 6 comments | 1148 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Judge rules against restaurateur Russell Deutsch in tax-evasion case

A San Mateo County judge on May 26 denied a motion by attorneys defending Portola Valley resident and restaurateur Russell...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 29, 2016 at 12:12 pm | 9 comments | 2747 Views

AROUND TOWN

Longtime Menlo Park police detective Larry Shannon dies at 67

Larry Shannon, who arrested one of the Chowchilla kidnappers, was involved in shooting incidents, and investigated homicides...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by Philip Russell, on May 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm | 2 comments | 2239 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

One dead in Interstate 280 crash in Menlo Park

A solo-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 280 turned deadly Friday evening in Menlo Park, according to the California Highway...

Original post made on May. 28, 2016
Last comment by resident, on May 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 3060 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Vote 'yes' on Measure AA, Bay restoration parcel tax

The nine-county, $12-per-parcel tax to fund the restoration of San Francisco Bay shorelines to functioning tidal marshes...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Alan, on May 28, 2016 at 11:50 am | 22 comments | 1787 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park pays up for downtown street cafes

As soon as July, 12 downtown parking spots in front of six restaurants and one furniture store are planned to be converted...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Common Sense, on May 28, 2016 at 10:51 am | 24 comments | 3216 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Chris, on May 27, 2016 at 4:04 pm | 1 comment | 642 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo Park council members Mueller and Carlton to run for re-election

Menlo Park City Council members Ray Mueller and Catherine Carlton have confirmed with the Almanac that they plan to run...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by Facts, on May 27, 2016 at 2:40 pm | 7 comments | 1731 Views

MENLO PARK

Environmental report released on Facebook's expansion plans

An environmental review says that Facebook's plan to build three 75-foot-tall buildings, adding 962,400 square feet at two...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by 70s gal, on May 27, 2016 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 265 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park tonight: Learn how the city budget works

Are you curious about how finances work in the city of Menlo Park? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/05/25/menlo-park-tonight-learn-how-the-city-budget-...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Plubius, on May 27, 2016 at 8:32 am | 1 comment | 793 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park may OK new 'mini-park' spaces downtown

The Menlo Park City Council could vote Tuesday, May 24, to move forward with plans to create street cafe spaces on Santa...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm | 19 comments | 2594 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Washington Post Excoriates Hillary

The WAPO has skewered Hillary for her willful disregard for the rules. This woman truly believes she is better than anyone...

Original post made by Feel the Bern on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 8 comments | 179 Views

MENLO PARK

'Menlo Summerfest' is Menlo Park's 'new' downtown festival

Menlo Park's summer festival just got a lot more lively – at least in name. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/news/2016/05/25/menlo-summerfest-is-menlo-parks-ne...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 4 comments | 1991 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Election: Measure AA would raise $500M to restore marshes

Advocates for wetlands along the shores of the nine Bay Area counties are asking voters to approve Measure AA, a $12 annual...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Out of Control, on May 26, 2016 at 9:52 am | 18 comments | 2732 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: School districts should reconsider policies on parcel-tax exemption process for seniors

Deadlines are approaching for seniors to apply for exemptions from school parcel taxes, yet many school districts remain...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on May 25, 2016 at 9:39 pm | 2 comments | 328 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Greenheart project complies with the rules; let's get on with it

As I read the guest opinion in the May 4 Almanac criticizing the proposed Greenheart project on El Camino Real, I felt like...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Joy, on May 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm | 65 comments | 3063 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley may go with 100% renewable sources for electricity

Portola Valley's Town Council will consider a venture that would reset every household's electricity supplier at a baseline...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by David B, on May 24, 2016 at 9:45 pm | 1 comment | 926 Views

MENLO PARK

Political committees pump cash into Assembly campaigns

With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Destinee, on May 24, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 1951 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Steamer, on May 24, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1170 Views
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