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Police calls: Eight burglaries in Atherton, Portola Valley, Ladera

Police calls from Atherton, Portola Valley, Ladera and Woodside Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/08/10/police-calls-eight--burglaries-in-atherton-por...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Roberto, on Aug 11, 2016 at 10:53 am | 2 comments | 4074 Views

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Menlo Park: New bike racks installed downtown

Bikers pedaling into downtown Menlo Park now have more spots to lock up their wheels on Santa Cruz Avenue. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Karen, on Aug 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm | 5 comments | 2542 Views

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Menlo School students write code for educational tool

The Looma resembles little more than a makeshift wooden box containing a projector with some techy-looking doodads inside....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Anita, on Aug 14, 2016 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 1902 Views

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Video: M-A grad makes micro-film about police, race tensions

A viral Facebook post has become the subject of a two-minute film by Zachary Clarence, a Menlo-Atherton High School graduate...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Roberto, on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:42 am | 2 comments | 3668 Views

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Five years, four months in state prison for Menlo Park, Atherton burglar

A 24-year-old Menlo Park resident, Porfirio Cruz Jimenez-Pimental, was sentenced on Aug. 12 to five years and fours months...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:31 pm | 6 comments | 3649 Views

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Narrowing education equity gap in local schools

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, two elementary schools are just blocks apart -- yet their facilities, and their student...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Aug 31, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 24 comments | 5477 Views

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Atherton: New El Camino stoplight is on

Atherton's pedestrian-activated stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue was turned on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Louise68, on Aug 20, 2016 at 5:17 pm | 3 comments | 1317 Views

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Menlo Park: SRI International spins off new business to automate fruit picking

In as soon as two years, robots, not people, could be picking apples in orchards. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/08/22/harvesting-apples-by-robot...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:43 pm | 4 comments | 5524 Views

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State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 31, 2016 at 8:30 pm | 30 comments | 2958 Views

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Police calls: Five commercial burglaries in Menlo Park

Crime reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/08/23/police-calls-five-commercial-burglaries-in-menlo-park...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 24, 2016 at 12:54 pm | 4 comments | 4900 Views

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Civil rights group pushes school district to change method for electing board members

A civil rights group is pushing the board of the high school district to change its system for electing members and correct...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Thinking, on Aug 23, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 1 comment | 1288 Views

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Friday: Court hears county appeal on aircraft-noise issue

The county's appeal of a small claims court decision that it is responsible for controlling nuisance noise from Surf Air...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by User, on Aug 26, 2016 at 10:56 am | 2 comments | 1663 Views

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Schools: State releases results of new standardized testing

California has released the 2016 results of the state's new computerized standardized assessments that test whether students...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Aug 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm | 3 comments | 2732 Views

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Woodside: Donald Trump comes to town for a fundraiser

Helicopters chopped the air above Woodside on Monday afternoon (Aug. 29) with the arrival on the ground of Republican presidential...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by taxpayer and voter, on Aug 30, 2016 at 3:09 pm | 9 comments | 3309 Views

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Menlo Park: Two burglary suspects arrested, thanks to resident's tip

Menlo Park police arrested two teens from East Palo Alto on Thursday (Sept. 1) after receiving a tip from a resident of...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 1 comment | 2484 Views

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Locals open up about housing struggles at Kepler's forum

A group of children sat at the back of Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, as they fidgeted with their marker and glitter-paint...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by John RxB, on Sep 8, 2016 at 10:48 pm | 1 comment | 462 Views

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Monday: Menlo Park commission weighs major renovation at Sharon Green apartments

The Sharon Green apartments, located at 350 Sharon Park Drive in Menlo Park, which sold in December 2015 for what could be...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Local, on Sep 10, 2016 at 11:42 am | 6 comments | 1875 Views

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Menlo Park: City releases proposed development terms for Greenheart project

The 420,000-square-foot mixed-used development that Greenheart Land Co. has proposed in downtown Menlo Park near the Caltrain...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by MPer, on Sep 13, 2016 at 10:36 am | 18 comments | 3417 Views

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Atherton moves toward study of fire district funding

Atherton's City Council has agreed to move toward a study of how much Atherton residents pay for services provided to them...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 13, 2016 at 9:42 pm | 48 comments | 2561 Views

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Menlo Park: Condos, office, shop OK'd at former Park Theatre site

A proposal to build a three-story buildings with four condos, office spaces and a small retail area at the former site of...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by Caroline, on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:24 pm | 2 comments | 1424 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,026 views