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Students lead tour of JobTrain facilities

In a blur of activity, beaming students led visitors through an open house Sept. 17 at the Menlo Park JobTrain facilities...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 26, 2015 at 11:04 pm | 1 comment | 1612 Views

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Atherton gives go-ahead to new bike routes

The Atherton City Council has unanimously approved plans for the first phase of the town's Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 4 comments | 1684 Views

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Police calls: Arsonist sets roadside couch on fire

Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton and Menlo Park Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/09/29/police-calls-arsonist-sets-roa...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Keerer, on Sep 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 3 comments | 2299 Views

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Early reactions to Stanford's revised development plans for Menlo Park

Since Stanford submitted its revised proposal Sept. 28 to develop its 8.4-acre property along roughly half a mile of El...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jenson, on Oct 17, 2015 at 4:37 pm | 55 comments | 2675 Views

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Community says farewell to Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

The farewell celebration for Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 30, attracted no less than a marching band,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by Dick Tjaden, on Oct 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 3397 Views

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Menlo Park: Tentative deal would gives 3% pay boost to city employees

Thirty-six supervisorial and management employees of the city of Menlo Park would receive a 3 percent increase in base salaries...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by Corner Office, on Oct 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 3 comments | 1214 Views

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Wednesday: Atherton council reviews plan for civic center

The recommended conceptual plan and budget for Atherton's new civic center will be reviewed by the Atherton City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by Turley, on Oct 7, 2015 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 1522 Views

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Firefighters looking into the cause of Filoli estate grass fire

Fire investigators have not yet settled on what started a nearly five-acre grass fire in the vicinity of Edgewood and Canada...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by Cortlin, on Oct 6, 2015 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 2281 Views

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Wednesday: Public hearing on proposed increases in bus fares

A public hearing on proposed changes in SamTrans bus fares is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the SamTrans headquarters...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Nonsense, on Oct 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 2 comments | 887 Views

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Thursday: Tri-county panel on economic inequality

Top administrators in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and San Francisco County will convene on Thursday, Oct. 8, from...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Toulouse, on Oct 7, 2015 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 1038 Views

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Bedbug closes Menlo Park Library

The Menlo Park Library in the Civic Center was closed Tuesday evening (Oct. 6) after a bedbug was found in a chair, City...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by library patron, on Oct 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 15 comments | 3877 Views

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Belle Haven residents don't like 'Bayfront' label for M-2 zone

Some residents of Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood say they don't like the fact that the industrial district around...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Kielie, on Oct 8, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 5 comments | 1718 Views

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Cover story: Empowering girls

In its 50th year, local Junior League reboots to focus on helping girls become leaders in science, technology, engineering...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 1532 Views

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Local effort to help animal victims of Valley wildfire

When Joanne Klebe learned of the many animals who perished in September's Valley wildfire in Lake County, she says: "It hit...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 1840 Views

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Portola Valley Superintendent Lisa Gonzales resigns

Portola Valley School District Superintendent Lisa Gonzales is leaving the district, effective Friday, Oct. 9, with Eric...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Trouble indeed, on Oct 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 3 comments | 3522 Views

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Fire chief releases recording of response in heavy traffic to Sept. 22 motorcycle fatality

Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman has released an audio recording of the Menlo Park Fire District's response to a Sept. 22...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:52 am | 13 comments | 2617 Views

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Tonight: Woodside council to consider streamlining residential building reviews

Changes to the processes in Woodside for government review of residential building and remodeling plans are set a discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by Blown Away, on Oct 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm | 4 comments | 1221 Views

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Voter Guide: Seven run for community college board seats

In the 2014-15 school year, the San Mateo County community colleges enrolled about 25,000 students. Seven candidates are...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Tom Devine, on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 2 comments | 2510 Views

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Palo Alto blasts high-speed rail project for moving too fast

With plans for California's high-speed rail system accelerating on the Peninsula, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday ramped up...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 21, 2016 at 2:08 pm | 20 comments | 2479 Views

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Deer spotted near Allied Arts

Menlo Park resident John Patun sent the Almanac this photo of a solitary deer seen grazing Oct. 12 at about 11:50 a.m. at...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 1295 Views
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