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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park searches to define, prioritize 'public benefits'

During its review of the El Camino Real/downtown specific plan Nov. 17, the City Council decided the city needs to prioritize...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 7 comments | 2755 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire district director joins harbor district board

Menlo Park resident Virginia Chang Kiraly, about to begin her second four-year term on the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by one in five, on Nov 28, 2015 at 10:51 pm | 1 comment | 703 Views

AROUND TOWN

if Donald Trump wants to create a database of potential terrorists

If Donald Trump wants to create a database of potential terrorists, will he start with right wing gun owners? These are the...

Original post made by donald on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Nov 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 420 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Bakery owners say they have been told to close by Jan. 15

Woodside residents Mark Sweyer and his sister Jan Sweyer, since 2006 the co-owners of the popular Woodside Bakery & Cafe...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:13 am | 24 comments | 30619 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Harbor District appoints Virginia Chang Kiraly

The San Mateo County Harbor District continues to demonstrate that things have really changed for the better with the new...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by overlap, on Nov 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm | 30 comments | 1482 Views

AROUND TOWN

Costs soar for plans to build new high school in Menlo Park

Price inflation has exacted a toll on Sequoia Union High School District plans to build two new small high schools (including...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 16 comments | 3023 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: A means to help neighbors in need

Almanac readers have for 22 years risen to the challenge of helping neighbors in need during the holiday season, and we trust...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 6 comments | 2233 Views

AROUND TOWN

What to talk about around the Thanksgiving table- Trump?

As the conservative in our extended family, I foresee my having to defend Trump's absurdities at some point tomorrow (you...

Original post made by Romney 2016 on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2015 at 10:09 am | 7 comments | 516 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Business: Village Stationers, Accent Arts to leave California Avenue

Two of California Avenue's independent retailers, whose stores have contributed to the small-town charm that has long characterized...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Duffy, on Nov 25, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 3481 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton drops permit fee for solar installations

Atherton's City Council made two moves toward becoming a more environmentally friendly town on Nov. 18 when it eliminated...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 2103 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Business: Women entrepreneurs aim to take on Silicon Valley

"Three percent of startups succeed. But why can't we be part of that 3%?" Ari Horie, founder and CEO of Women's Startup Lab,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 5446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire district director joins harbor district board

Menlo Park resident Virginia Chang Kiraly, about to begin her second four-year term on the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 1505 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ruth Anne Bortz, long-distance runner and Portola Valley resident, dies

Ruth Anne Bortz of Portola Valley, a long-distance runner of marathons and back-country races, died July 14 at her home....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Carol Tolen, on Nov 25, 2015 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 5117 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:44 am | 51 comments | 7447 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police prepare for Obama visit to Facebook for 'town hall'

Palo Alto police will beef up staff and work with neighboring law-enforcement agencies when President Barack Obama comes...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 25, 2015 at 2:04 am | 20 comments | 7861 Views

ATHERTON

Yes, Atherton still has the most expensive real estate, says Forbes

Atherton has, for the third year in a row, been named as the zip code with the most expensive residential real estate in...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Facts yup, on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm | 7 comments | 2979 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Steeped in coffee

You could say Oscar Nunez, the proprietor of High Note coffee, has coffee in his blood. "Coffee has always had a place in...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 2985 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Granny unit regulations approved

If you live on a lot in Menlo Park that's at least 6,000 square feet and meets some other requirements, including setbacks,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Joan, on Nov 24, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 12 comments | 5884 Views

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New affordable housing for homeless vets unveiled

For Veterans Day this year, local homeless veterans saw the completion of a brand new affordable apartment complex some may...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 24, 2015 at 10:35 am | 27 comments | 4554 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Boutique hotel may produce $600K in city taxes its first year

"Public benefits" was a refrain at the Nov. 16 Menlo Park Planning Commission meeting, this time with regard to Pollock Financial...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Downtown-err, on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:39 am | 18 comments | 3089 Views
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