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Menlo Park: Fire crews control 2-alarm fire at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park on Wednesday night. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 5 comments | 4192 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Residents protest catalog deluge

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 4876 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park names consultant for general plan, M2 zoning update

Menlo Park's facelift of its M2 industrial district, as well as the city's overall "constitution" for development, has taken...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by ghost town, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments | 2031 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside: Council halves fine for three trees felled without a permit

It has become a familiar pattern. A Woodside resident comes to the Town Council to appeal a five-figure fine for having...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Just curious, on Jun 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm | 5 comments | 2592 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: An appeal for preservation

A volunteer nonprofit group has embarked on a ambitious plan to raise $2.5 million to restore and renovate the Carriage House...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Dame Support Needed for Town Center , on Jun 30, 2014 at 6:17 am | 11 comments | 3054 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Midpeninsula residents need to wake up

Many residents of the Midpeninsula are about to witness the destruction of hundreds of mature trees lining the Caltrain corridor....

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by vandie, on Jun 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 15 comments | 1144 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Fire temporarily shuts down SLAC linear accelerator

The linear accelerator at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park has been shut down after a June 25 fire that...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by Erik, on Jun 28, 2014 at 9:14 am | 1 comment | 1943 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff's Office warns of rise in burglaries

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of an increase in burglaries throughout the Peninsula, south...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by gina, on Jun 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 1912 Views

WOODSIDE

'Step Back in Time' at Filoli estate

Fans of Downton Abbey who also happen to be fans of Woodside's Filoli can combine their loves at a Thursday, July 17, fundraiser...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jason Petersson, on Jun 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 1809 Views

MENLO PARK

Speier: 'Elaborate ingenuity' needed to tackle sea-level rise

The threat of rising seas in San Mateo County was the focus of a planning conference in Foster City on Friday...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 2, 2014 at 8:25 am | 5 comments | 961 Views

MENLO PARK

Specific plan initiative qualifies for ballot

Save Menlo celebrated the news over the June 21 weekend that its grassroots initiative to change sections of Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 1, 2014 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 316 Views

WOODSIDE

Demolition work has Woodside reviewing mansion's remodel

Plans approved in mid-2013 for a significant remodel of a 7,750-square-foot mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Jul 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm | 6 comments | 4010 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district votes to find new site for downtown station

The redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street seems an unlikely ground zero for Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 45 comments | 3659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Top sales tax producer leaving city

In the wake of a merger, Office Depot Max, one of Menlo Park's top sales tax producers, is leaving for Fremont this fall,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Propaganda Opportunity, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 11 comments | 2859 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown plan initiative could affect fire-station remodel

The redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street seems an unlikely ground zero for Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:45 am | 45 comments | 8891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside sets kickoff meeting for 'Day of Horse' fair, ride

WHOA! — the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association — is hosting the 10th annual Woodside Day of the Horse kickoff...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Camelot, on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 425 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

In 1931 a chauffeur enjoys a moment with a small dog, seen on the running board of this elegant coupe. (Photo courtesy of...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Jul 2, 2014 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 1005 Views

WOODSIDE

Police calls: Bicycles valued at $11,000 stolen from open garage

Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park and Ladera Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/07/02/police-calls-bicycles-value...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by JasonE, on Jul 7, 2014 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 2132 Views

AROUND TOWN

Farewell from the publisher: Guiding the Almanac has been a rewarding adventure

As I retire from the Almanac after more than 20 years as publisher, it is rewarding to look back at what a fascinating job...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 11 comments | 3071 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park looks at changing pesticide policy

In the wake of residents' concerns about Menlo Park's spraying of a synthetic herbicide called "Roundup," the city is working...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 1660 Views
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