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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Mandarin charter to get $375,000 grant

The Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed in Menlo Park is set to receive a $375,000 grant that will go...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Parent of teens, on Nov 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 23 comments | 4246 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police offer Halloween safety tips, free glow necklaces

The Atherton Police Department will give out free glow necklaces to children and their parents on and before Halloween, starting...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by John Doe, on Oct 31, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 502 Views

SPORTS

Twelve to be inducted into M-A Athletic Hall of Fame

Menlo-Atherton High School has inducted 12 members into its eighth Athletic Hall of Fame class. The list includes five athletes,...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2014
Last comment by chad sefcik, on Nov 3, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 1509 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Redwood City district approves Mandarin immersion program

While the Menlo Park City School District struggles with a Mandarin Immersion Charter School proposal, the Redwood City School...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2014
Last comment by Alisa MacAvoy, on Nov 3, 2014 at 3:52 pm | 5 comments | 2411 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Consultant's proposal was rejected

A consultant's proposal that Menlo Park take a proactive role in swaying public opinion with regard to the specific plan...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Nov 5, 2014 at 1:53 pm | 110 comments | 3504 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton narrows architect choices for new civic center

Five architectural firms are competing to design Atherton's new civic center. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, the City Council will...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Wonderful, on Nov 4, 2014 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 1066 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Potentially hazardous trees may be downed by year's end

While the exact number of trees living in Portola Valley is not known, there is now one tree-related number that is: 31. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 283 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Fine diluted again for felling trees

It's been eight years since Woodside's Town Council amended the town's tree protection law. Take down three or more significant...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Nancy, on Nov 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm | 3 comments | 966 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park council amends specific plan

Menlo Park now allows less medical office space within the boundaries of the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, following...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 436 Views

AROUND TOWN

Health care district: Hickey re-elected but loses his battle

A longtime plan by Sequoia Healthcare District board member Jack Hickey to have voters decide on the future of the district...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 7, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 31 comments | 3149 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo voters defeat Measure M

Measure M, the resident-sponsored initiative to change the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, has been the center of...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 159 comments | 6717 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community college bond measure passes easily

Measure H, the $388 million community college bond measure, passed easily Tuesday. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/11/04/community-college-bond-measu...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 4 comments | 1104 Views

MENLO PARK

Chain-saw sculptor at work

Taken down in September after reports that it was leaning precariously, the huge pine tree in Fremont Park at the corner...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Nov 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 875 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Work starts on Belle Haven's garden

There's one construction project in Menlo Park that may be expected to proceed with no drama and even a helping hand from...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Kristi Breisch, on Nov 6, 2014 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 957 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Potentially hazardous trees may be downed by year's end

While the exact number of trees living in Portola Valley is not known, there is now one tree-related number that is: 31. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by pvrez, on Nov 8, 2014 at 9:38 am | 5 comments | 1599 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police officer follows nose to pot bust

A Menlo Park police officer following the scent – literally – on Tuesday afternoon reportedly discovered 101 marijuana...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Probation, on Nov 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm | 7 comments | 1954 Views

AROUND TOWN

MacNivens to be honored at 'Sillycon' Valley event

"Fun, informal laugh therapy" is how Becky Witter of Woodside describes her "brainchild," Sillycon Valley LOL, a fundraiser...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by woodside subscriber, on Nov 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 1117 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park re-elects council incumbents

Voters in Menlo Park apparently like the City Council as is, and really didn't like Measure M. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by choices, on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:15 pm | 8 comments | 922 Views

AROUND TOWN

PetSmart employee, boyfriend sentenced to 29 years in prison

A former San Carlos PetSmart employee and her boyfriend were sentenced to a total of 29 years in prison Thursday morning...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Nov 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 1829 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Deadly assault suspect skips court hearing

A bench warrant was issued after a 66-year-old man accused of backing a pickup truck into a Menlo Park police officer didn't...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 1641 Views
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