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Letter: Don't split vote in health care district race

I hope by now enough voters are aware of how our taxes continue to go to what is renamed a health care district — renamed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:36 am | 28 comments | 745 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 19 hours ago | 148 comments | 4927 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton moves toward study of reducing lanes on El Camino

Atherton's City Council has asked firms to propose how they would study the effects of reducing El Camino Real in Atherton...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 4 hours ago | 25 comments | 2171 Views

ATHERTON

Earthquake! Atherton gets ready for a big one

As scientists warn that a major earthquake is almost certain to strike California in the near future, Atherton residents...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Cyrus Safai, on Oct 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1061 Views

ATHERTON

Woodland students help schools in West Africa

McKenna Brown, 14, an eighth-grader at Woodland School in Ladera, recently organized two drives to collect classroom materials...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jasmine, on Oct 22, 2014 at 12:52 am | 2 comments | 537 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Council concurs, hazardous trees and power lines a real threat

Roadside stands of eucalyptus trees, with their tendency to drop limbs and sometimes fall over, can be a very significant...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Keimer, on Oct 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 1 comment | 761 Views

WOODSIDE

Portola Valley man killed in Portola Road crash

One Portola Valley man is dead, another is in critical condition, and a third has been arrested for manslaughter and driving...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Eduardo Martinez AKA EL GORDO, on Oct 18, 2014 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter Guide: Incumbent faces challenger for open space district seat

A newcomer aiming for his first public office is running against a 14-year-veteran for a seat on the board of the Mid-Peninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Oct 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 5 comments | 1037 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Second units key to 'affordable housing'

Portola Valley Town Council members had a lively and generally upbeat discussion recently on what is usually a difficult...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by ann haley, on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 1394 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo mayor asks council to study public benefit thresholds of specific plan

Mayor Ray Mueller plans to ask the rest of the Menlo Park council on Tuesday (Oct. 21) to schedule a study session on the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 23 hours ago | 17 comments | 1474 Views

WOODSIDE

Man, 27, convicted of Woodside burglaries, sentenced to 33 years in prison

Justin Ralph Mitchell, 27, of Redwood City, who was convicted in June of two Woodside residential burglaries, was sentenced...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by pogo, 4 hours ago | 21 comments | 1593 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?

In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by 4th amendment, 27 minutes ago | 21 comments | 1169 Views

AROUND TOWN

County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by R Crumb, 15 hours ago | 11 comments | 807 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Deja vu all over again?

Home prices along the Peninsula continue to rise with no indication of coming down any time soon, according to real estate...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 368 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to study changing public benefits trigger in specific plan

The Menlo Park City Council agreed Tuesday night to Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller's request to have the city schedule a time...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Mike Curtis, 1 hour ago | 21 comments | 712 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by The Penguin, 15 hours ago | 2 comments | 286 Views

MENLO PARK

Oak Knoll teacher John Fuller writes a book inspired by his long commute

Driving 100 miles each day back and forth from his home in Orinda to his job teaching at Menlo Park's Oak Knoll School gave...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Dr. Lee Corder, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 352 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park

Renowned chef Bradley Ogden's much-anticipated Bradley's Fine Diner, or BFD, is officially opening in Menlo Park the first...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Zorba, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 312 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Measure M would take away council's negotiating power

As the vice mayor of Menlo Park and parent of two children at Las Lomitas, I have the opportunity to speak with a variety...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by No Easy Solutions, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Surprised by tone of Phillips Brooks story

This letter was published in the Sept. 26, 2007, issue of the Almanac. I am somewhat surprised by the tenor of the article...

Original post made by Editor, The Almanac Online on Sep. 30, 2007
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