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Menlo Park says 'no thanks' to state affordable housing bill

Menlo Park "agrees that California is facing a housing affordability crisis; however, this is not the solution." Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by no more, on Jul 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm | 20 comments | 4720 Views

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Atherton council: Lewis and Wiest say they will run for re-election

Atherton Mayor Elizabeth Lewis and Councilman Cary Wiest, whose council terms end this year, have told the Almanac they plan...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 11, 2016 at 8:25 am | 3 comments | 1581 Views

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Marsh Road drainage channel project moving ahead

Atherton officials say the contractors are making significant progress in installing a new drainage channel along Marsh Road. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 5 comments | 2388 Views

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New findings on combating sudden oak death

In a breakthrough in the study of sudden oak death, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley now have reliable...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jul 22, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 4 comments | 4108 Views

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Menlo Park: Dry cleaner pleads no contest to fraud charges

Edwin Gary Smith, the former owner of Menalto Dry Cleaners in Menlo Park, pleaded no contest on July 8 to eight felonies:...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Jul 11, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 6 comments | 1486 Views

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New sheriff appoints new undersheriff

Assistant Sheriff Trisha Sanchez will be the county's new undersheriff, effective Sunday, July 17, as Acting Sheriff Carlos...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 14, 2016 at 7:39 pm | 12 comments | 1302 Views

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Filing period opens for local elections

The candidate filing period for Nov. 8 local elections to city councils, school board and special district boards opens July...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Park Republican, on Jul 16, 2016 at 3:55 pm | 4 comments | 349 Views

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Home Sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2016
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Eshoo sees swift appointment of new sheriff as an affront

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors had a 30-day window to choose a successor to former sheriff Greg Munks, who resigned...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Jul 19, 2016 at 11:35 am | 16 comments | 3474 Views

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Editorial: Supervisors' rushed appointment of sheriff a bad decision

"The public was completely removed from this process," Supervisor Dave Pine says, referring to the rushed and unexpected...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 9, 2016 at 11:59 am | 61 comments | 3115 Views

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Menlo Park author has a lot to juggle

Menlo Park's Nick Taylor is a champion multitasker, the type who in the past would have been called a Renaissance man. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Money Penny, on Jul 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm | 1 comment | 1910 Views

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Menlo Park tonight: Education inequality, housing fees, Facebook money and more

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to discuss some of Menlo Park's biggest issues during its Tuesday, July 19, meeting,...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm | 2 comments | 1632 Views

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Editorial: A more regional vision needed for Facebook expansion

Menlo Park will reap a package of community benefits valued at over $15 million as Facebook expands its campus and adds some...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by time for reality check, on Jul 31, 2016 at 1:34 pm | 15 comments | 2221 Views

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Jury: Caltrans 90% responsible for Atherton crosswalk fatality

A jury has found the California Department of Transportation 90 percent responsible for the 2010 death of a 62-year-old man...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Atherton Resident, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:22 pm | 10 comments | 7487 Views

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West Nile virus found in Atherton

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus were found in Atherton on Thursday, prompting the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident , on Aug 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 2224 Views

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Police calls: Boy injured in hit-and-run incident in Menlo Park

Crime and accident reports for Menlo Park and Atherton Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/08/02/police-calls-boy-injured-in-hit-and-run-incident-in-menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 4903 Views

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Atherton: More mosquitoes found infected with West Nile virus

After fogging mosquitoes in one Atherton neighborhood over the weekend, additional mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by farm puddles, on Aug 10, 2016 at 9:34 am | 6 comments | 1625 Views

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Assembly race: latest reports on campaign contributions

With a couple of months left until election day, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman is leading in campaign contributions...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Huey - Workin' for a livin', on Aug 3, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 794 Views

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Motorcycle fatality closed part of U.S. 101 in Palo Alto

A motorcyclist was killed Aug. 4 on U.S. 101 in Palo Alto after colliding with an SUV and being run over by a truck, the...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Aug 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm | 18 comments | 3576 Views

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Celebration of life for Atherton's Roslyn Morris

A celebration of the life of Atherton's Roslyn Morris will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Roslyn...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Georgia C Babs, on Aug 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm | 2 comments | 3198 Views
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