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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Laurel third-grader is state chess champ

Laurel School third-grader Shawnak Shivakumar is the new third-grade California state champion chess player. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm | 2 comments | 3115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Study finds Caltrain violates quiet zone

Atherton now has documented something many had suspected -- Caltrain is regularly violating the town's six-month-old quiet...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Dec 9, 2016 at 9:44 am | 6 comments | 3579 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Recent home sales: 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 Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Lianne, on Dec 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 1 comment | 2204 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park business: Pop-up shop sells handcrafted goods

A pop-up store selling handcrafted goods, mostly from Southeast Asia, will open for three days (Thursday through Saturday,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Parker B, on Dec 8, 2016 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 1674 Views

MENLO PARK

Correction: No loss of potential affordable housing due to Facebook rezoning

The Almanac inaccurately reported, in a Dec. 6 online story and in the Dec. 7 print edition, that a rezoning of Facebook's...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Scott H., on Dec 7, 2016 at 8:48 pm | 3 comments | 1346 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Gas leak ignites and melts water main in Sharon Heights

A break in a small gas line that burned a hole in a large water main led first to shooting flames and then to jets of water...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm | 3 comments | 2330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: County holds Menlo Park meeting on major changes to Flood Park

The public will have an opportunity Tuesday (Dec. 6) to comment on major changes planned for the 21-acre Flood Park, located...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Dogs?, on Dec 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1551 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: General plan change impacts affordable housing

In the months leading up to adoption of an updated general plan, a switch was made that may have an impact on Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
There are no comments yet. 377 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Support Meals on Wheels recipients by buying a Subaru

PVI Meals on Wheels is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member...

Original post made by Barbara Kalt on Dec. 5, 2016
There are no comments yet. 116 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Menlo Park district school board set to decide on parcel tax

The public's last chance to weigh in on the details of a parcel tax measure that the Menlo Park City School District's governing...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 5 comments | 960 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook housing displacement fund announced after months of negotiations

Facebook's public commitment to give $20 million over five years to stem the displacement of local residents around its headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Thanks RTP,, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:20 pm | 6 comments | 658 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs significant changes in city's general plan for development

A set of policies for what can get built in Menlo Park between now and the year 2040 was approved 4-1 late Tuesday night...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by working relationship, on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm | 28 comments | 4339 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County gets more angry feedback about Surf Air noise

San Mateo County was looking for feedback from the public about noise issues connected with the county-owned and operated...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 4, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 23 comments | 3177 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Another sentencing delay for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

The long-awaited sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed, again, until 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Clunge, on Dec 3, 2016 at 6:08 pm | 3 comments | 2530 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Woodside's Bailey is now flea-free

This story started with a very itchy dog in Woodside named Bailey who scratched at hairless hotspots for years. After multiple...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 826 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: More work needed on Menlo Park general plan before approval

At the outset, let us say collectively that we believe there are many positive attributes contained in the proposed general...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Dec 3, 2016 at 2:39 pm | 25 comments | 2089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise Pope recently...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Westbrook, on Dec 2, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 9 comments | 4484 Views

MENLO PARK

Traffic alert: Major water main replacement project in Menlo Park

The California Water Service company will soon begin a several-months-long project to replace 3,875 feet of water main on...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Katherine Arthurs, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm | 7 comments | 3204 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park resident aims to slow down the caffeine scene

If waiting impatiently in line for Starbucks, Philz or Peet's for your caffeine dose isn't your, well, cup of tea, a new...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Nikki Stitt Sokol, on Dec 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 1309 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton is hosting a girls wrestling tournament

Folashade Akinola and Abby Erickson followed Menlo-Atherton High senior Chelsea Wilson into the wrestling room and helped...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Menlo, on Dec 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 1 comment | 609 Views
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