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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission again recommends bike lanes on El Camino Real

After a lengthy dissection of a 7-0 vote made at a previous meeting to recommend adding bike lanes, but not car lanes, to...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by biker, 3 minutes ago | 29 comments | 1841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 9 minutes ago | 3 comments | 122 Views

MENLO PARK

It looks like water rationing is coming for Cal Water customers

The manager of the California Water Service's Bear Gulch District said Tuesday that the district is working on a plan that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 31 minutes ago | 33 comments | 3958 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Top Four Myths of the California Drought

This is from the Northern California Water Association. This is an organization comprised of "the water districts, water...

Original post made by pogo on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by pogo, 38 minutes ago | 15 comments | 250 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Hillary Clinton to make fundraising stop in May

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Portola Valley for a campaign fundraising lunch on Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Willey, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 1627 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter Apathy in San Mateo County

Many times on these forums citizens have expressed surprise and outrage that there is a general apathy in San Mateo County...

Original post made by Disappointed on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., 15 hours ago | 13 comments | 455 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Jerry Hearn recognized as 'environmental hero'

Jerry Hearn, a longtime local environmental leader and resident of Los Trancos Woods, was recognized April 25 as an "environmental...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Debbie Mytels, 17 hours ago | 4 comments | 1372 Views

WOODSIDE

Monday: Cal Water to meet with public in Woodside

With the drought as a backdrop, Cal Water, which supplies fresh water to much of Woodside as well as Portola Valley, Atherton...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by West Menlo Park, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 1242 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton talk: water-wise gardening in time of drought

Master gardener and landscape designer Julie Montanari recently gave an Earth Day talk in Atherton sharing some simple ways...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by shocked, 20 hours ago | 16 comments | 1569 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo Bailiff On Leave After Reports He Pulled a Gun in Court

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_27983430/bailiff-leave-after-report-he-pulled-gun-court Excerpt: - A San...

Original post made by Chaos on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Apr 26, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 2 comments | 163 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by grass man, on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 11094 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Jetman, on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:44 pm | 60 comments | 4302 Views

MENLO PARK

First person: Joy of connecting on Compassion Weekend

We were told not to come to our place of worship on that weekend. Instead, many of us (almost 4,000, I'm told) showed up...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by louise, on Apr 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm | 1 comment | 957 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Deer carcass found in Westridge driveway

A deer carcass was found Friday morning (April 24) in a driveway of a home in the 1100 block of Westridge Drive in Portola...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments | 1584 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequel to Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts

Since I first posted Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts http://www.almanacnews.com/square/2014/08/01/dissolution-dialogue-on-healthcare-districts...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by even big hearts need help, on Apr 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 18 comments | 4126 Views

MENLO PARK

New mixed-use complex finished in Menlo Park

Construction has finished on a 16-unit townhouse complex with a two-story office building of approximately 26,800 square...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:38 am | 13 comments | 1555 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Burglars heist $140K in property in West Menlo, Ladera

Burglars got away with jewelry, electronics and other items valued at $140,000 in two recent home burglaries in West Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by nneighbor, on Apr 25, 2015 at 6:56 am | 3 comments | 1811 Views

MENLO PARK

Two months later and what has happened?

Two months ago a young woman was killed in her car at the Ravenswood CalTrain crossing. What has happened since that time...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 24, 2015 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 104 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Today's NY Post Cover 'Quid Pro Dough'

Democrat Lincoln Chafee, the former U.S. Senator and Governor of Rhode Island has plenty to say in this article. http://nypost.com/2015/04/21/hillary-ripped-over-ethics-by-potent...

Original post made by NY Post Reader on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm | 6 comments | 203 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district board to vote on O'Connor boundary change

The Menlo Park City School District's governing board will consider a resolution opposing the request from O'Connor Street...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 10 comments | 1184 Views
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Glad we were all unprepared
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