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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley creates new sustainability and environmental committee

Sustainability is a key component of the ethos of Portola Valley government, so it might seem surprising that it's 2017 and...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm | 6 comments | 1879 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

School board examines cost-reduction options

Although voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax for the Menlo Park City School District on March 7, the budget woes...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 854 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton not happy being left out of fire station study

Atherton's City Council has unanimously approved a strongly worded letter to the fire district, berating it for not including...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:24 am | 16 comments | 2059 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Town may install license-plate-reading cameras

The sense of privacy that Portola Valley residents and visitors have when driving into or out of town may be in the balance...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by I Spy, on Mar 21, 2017 at 7:55 pm | 4 comments | 1070 Views

MENLO PARK

Six years in prison for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

After being postponed five times, the sentencing hearing for former Menalto Cleaners owner Edwin Gary Smith was finally...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by pogo, on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm | 9 comments | 2190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year

The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm | 65 comments | 5374 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees

The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Any update?, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 99 comments | 9788 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Suspect in January residential burglary pleads no contest

One of the two Redwood City men charged in an attempted residential burglary in Portola Valley in January have entered a...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1426 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District President Art Faro responds to Grand jury.

In a follow-up response to a request by the Continuity Committee of the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury, Board President...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same, on Mar 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm | 6 comments | 788 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local restaurateurs battle labor challenges

Last year, Omar Piña's Menlo Park restaurant, Mama Coco, was so short staffed, he had to return to the kitchen for several...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
Last comment by My 2 cents, on Mar 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm | 19 comments | 4454 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize

The award of this year’s Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in...

Original post made by Michael Binyon on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Meals-on-Wheels, on Mar 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 19414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds turn out for tech rally against federal policies

Hundreds of Silicon Valley workers and supporters rallied against President Donald Trump's administration's policies on immigration,...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, on Mar 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 1083 Views

MENLO PARK

Briefs: Should Menlo Park build a new library?

The Menlo Park Library is undergoing a "space needs study" and, according to city documents, three schemes to expand the...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by MP Resident, on Mar 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 270 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

To prevent crime, Portola Valley may change its residential design guidelines

Darkness at night has long been a Portola Valley treasure, but with the town experiencing a couple of high-profile and ruthless...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm | 8 comments | 1689 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obamacare vs shutdown

The negative impact of shutting down our national government is far greater than any negative impact which might result from...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Pitt, Cherie, on Mar 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm | 66 comments | 3182 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Woman's purse stolen from carport while her back was turned

Crime reports from West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/03/14/police-calls-womans-purse-stolen-from-carport-while-her-back-...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Tax paying resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm | 1 comment | 2112 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Carlos Airport Association head speaks out against curfew plan

The president of the San Carlos airport users group said the members doubt the legal validity of San Mateo County's proposed...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm | 57 comments | 3099 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park voters grapple with Donald Trump's election

Eighty-seven percent of Menlo Park's voters picked a candidate other than the country's president-elect, Donald Trump. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by clinton cnn=corruption, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm | 116 comments | 4376 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

War hero Carl Clark dies at 100

Carl Clark of Menlo Park, who for 66 years was denied official recognition as a World War II hero because of the color of...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Rose Bickerstaff, on Mar 18, 2017 at 7:22 am | 5 comments | 3868 Views

OTHER TOPICS

“70 Strong” a facade created to deceive Sequoia Healthcare District taxpayers.

You may have noticed the much ballyhooed roll-out of 70 Strong with the February 1st “70 STRONG LAUNCH PARTY” at Box...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Kelly Green, on Mar 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm | 17 comments | 305 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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