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MENLO PARK

Photos of flooding at Menlo Park Caltrain station parking lot

Menlo Park resident Andrea Gemmet took these photos of flooding Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, at the Caltrain station parking...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Ummm, on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 5 comments | 1736 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Term limits for Town Council?

Of the 20 incorporated towns and cities in San Mateo County, five – Redwood City, Foster City, San Mateo, Millbrae and...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:58 am | 10 comments | 2497 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hewlett Foundation gives $50 million for dam removal

Aiding the restoration of free flow to Western waterways by helping remove obsolete dams is the goal of a $50 million grant...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by WT, on Jan 12, 2017 at 1:58 am | 1 comment | 729 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Displacement policy talk kicks off Menlo Park council's 2017 agenda

The Menlo Park City Council will begin the new year with a long-awaited discussion about residential displacement. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:51 pm | 8 comments | 1902 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hewlett Foundation gives $50 million for dam removal

Aiding the restoration of free flow to Western waterways by helping remove obsolete dams is the goal of a $50 million grant...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Katie, on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 6 comments | 444 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Home burglaries in Willows focus of public meeting

In response to a number of residential burglaries in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, the city will hold a public meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm | 8 comments | 3490 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

On writing

Portola Valley resident Mary Waters-Sayer, author of "The Blue Bath," a well-received first novel recently published by St....

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Janet Nopes, on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 201 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Thieves bust in front doors in four Menlo Park home burglaries

Crime reports from Menlo Park, Woodside, Portola Valley and West Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/01/10/police-calls-front-doors-broken-thr...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Dennis J. Oliver, on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm | 2 comments | 5586 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Great Question from WashPost: "If Obama is a Muslim, is Trump a Russian spy?"

One imagines that the 13% of Almanac readers whom voted for Trump have one answer - the rest of us are curious about facts. "First,...

Original post made by Great Scot! on Jan. 7, 2017
Last comment by home owner, on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:53 am | 6 comments | 215 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters will see parcel tax measure in Menlo Park school district

A ballot measure asking Menlo Park City School District voters to approve a $360 annual parcel tax that would expire after...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 10, 2017 at 6:12 pm | 20 comments | 3151 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Surf Air noise: Will county go beyond voluntary measures?

After years of working with Surf Air to try to find ways the airline could voluntarily do something to reduce the noise its...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by Livesnearairports, on Jan 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm | 113 comments | 6567 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Trader Joe's wants to host wine and beer tastings

Trader Joe's wants to host wine and beer tastings at its Menlo Park store at 720 Menlo Ave. The company has applied for permits...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jan 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm | 10 comments | 2343 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley attorney appointed to Superior Court bench

Elizabeth C. Peterson, a resident of Portola Valley and a partner in the Palo Alto law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 9, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 1099 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Annie and her Friends' hold Cole Porter musical benefit

"Let's Misbehave, Cole Porter Revisited," the 16th annual local benefit for The Lighthouse for the Blind, will be held at...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2017
Last comment by Evan Hughes, on Jan 8, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 172 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Mayor wants to heal divide over 2015 election

Tom Livermore, chosen by his colleagues on the Town Council on Dec. 13 to be mayor of Woodside for 2017, is retired from...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 15 comments | 1618 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Early morning fire damages Selby Lane home

Firefighters quickly put out a fire involving a garage and deck that spread to the exterior of a two-story home on Selby...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by SteveC, on Jan 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 3542 Views

MENLO PARK

M-A basketball court named after Pam Wimberley

The name of Pam Wimberley, girls basketball coach at Menlo-Atherton High School, physical-education teacher and athletic...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by MenloJazzercise, on Jan 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 766 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Behind the scenes at LifeMoves: A homeless woman's success story

<I>Story by Daniel Schmid of LifeMoves.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/01/04/behind-the-scenes-at-lifemoves-a-homeless-womans-success-...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Greg, on Jan 5, 2017 at 7:44 pm | 1 comment | 618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Third suspect in smash-and-grab burglary of Bloomingdale's is arrested

A fugitive wanted in a brazen 2015 burglary of Bloomingdale's department store at Stanford Shopping Center has been captured...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Jan 5, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 2 comments | 1373 Views

OTHER TOPICS

House Republicans Flip-Flop on ETHICS - Fill The Swamp!

After Trump tweets that their "timing" is bad. House G.O.P., Under Fire, Flip-Flops on Ethics Report http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/19/us/house-gop-under-fire-flip-flops-on-ethic...

Original post made by Ritchie on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Arabian Elbow, on Jan 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm | 3 comments | 175 Views
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