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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 3-story, mixed-use building may arise downtown

The single-story building running from 706 to 716 Santa Cruz Ave., which currently houses the Japanese restaurant Juban Yakiniku...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by popuppark, on Jan 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 13 comments | 3315 Views

MENLO PARK

Get rid of the pop-up park

What a stupid, ridiculous concept. When is this "Pop-Up" park going to disappear. It disrupts traffic, takes up parking...

Original post made by Long time resident on Jan. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 224 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park bans drones, remote-controlled aircraft from parks

After hearing passionate comments by more than 22 people, among them numerous model airplane hobbyists and birdwatchers,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Cs, on Jan 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm | 8 comments | 3126 Views

AROUND TOWN

Your Fire District - All the facts you might want to know

The Fire District has just posted its 2015/15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. http://sire.menlofire.org/sirepub/cache/2/rwzycs1v0jwb5o0iks15yhro/33754201132017065122832.PD...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 198 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Federal circuit court rejects petition challenging FAA aircraft noise initiative

Efforts aimed at reducing aircraft noise in the skies above Portola Valley, Ladera and Woodside were dealt a setback recently...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Arabian Elbow, on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 1872 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo introduces bill requiring presidents, candidates to release tax returns

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, introduced a bill in Congress on Thursday that would require presidents and presidential...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2017
Last comment by Not Perfect, on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:34 am | 29 comments | 2714 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air no longer has Bayside route option

To the consternation of local residents and Surf Air alike, San Mateo County announced this week that the alternate route...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:49 pm | 44 comments | 6863 Views

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 | 2272 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 | 2653 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 | 2335 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 | 732 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 | 3891 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 | 429 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 | 6034 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 | 371 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 | 6724 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 | 2718 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 | 1400 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 | 396 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 | 1885 Views
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