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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district asked to avoid possible Brown Act violation

The Almanac has asked the board of the Menlo Park City School District not to hold a closed session meeting it had scheduled...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 25 comments | 4192 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon's Menlo Gateway hotel project moving forward

A new full-service luxury hotel is on Menlo Park's horizon: Developer David Bohannon said he has found a "very capable, very...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 13 comments | 3836 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Woodside council should reject 'art cave' project

The Woodside Town Council should overturn the recent Planning Commission decision to approve a lot line adjustment (reported...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Jan 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 11 comments | 1300 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident Neil Young launches high-quality music player

Folk rock veteran and longtime Woodside resident Neil Young has announced the release of his high-quality portable audio...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jan 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm | 3 comments | 4298 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley classroom in running for $10,000 remodel prize

Students in Corte Madera teacher Kerry Keplinger's STEM class have designed a dream remodel of their classroom, and their...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Mike Bruner, on Feb 3, 2015 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 3038 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School district was right to cancel meeting

The Menlo Park City School District board's scheduled closed-session meeting late last week to discuss "existing litigation"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 1949 Views

MENLO PARK

Protesters picket at Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park

"Do you want a concrete park?" read a sign carried by one member of a small group protesting construction of Little League...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by SWJ, on Jan 16, 2015 at 3:56 pm | 18 comments | 3868 Views

MENLO PARK

Group hopes to jumpstart 'revitalization' of downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park is notorious for conducting endless studies of the same issues: Traffic. Downtown parking. Traffic. Downtown vibrancy....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 4050 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New fire station downtown wins council's OK

This may be the only fire that Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman wishes had not been extinguished...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 7:58 am | 15 comments | 3229 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Menalto Cleaners owner arrested on credit card fraud charges

On the tail of being evicted from the premises of popular dry-cleaning business Menalto Cleaners, owner Edwin Gary Smith...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by BW, on Jan 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 6438 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police catch alleged burglars inside home

Atherton police responding to reports of a burglary on Mesa Court on Wednesday morning caught and arrested two alleged burglars. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by YAY, on Jan 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 3163 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helping in the fight against human trafficking

Showa Sahle recently gave a party at La Migliore, her hair salon at 644 Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park. Clients, neighbors...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Katharine butler, on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 2371 Views

MENLO PARK

Housing plan reveals snapshot of Woodside

Woodside's state-mandated plan for providing more housing in the town is being updated, and while the plan doesn't offer...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Jan 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 2216 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District reviews possibilities for new Menlo Park high school

While it is still early in the process, the discussion at a meeting of the Sequoia Union High School District's board Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Qo Vu, on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 2629 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district to train six teams to use camera-equipped drone

If you're flying a remote-control plastic helicopter, even one with four rotors, one thing you probably want to avoid is...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 9:50 am | 13 comments | 2557 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Big band swings into town for Herb Wong tribute

The Woody Herman Orchestra will pay tribute to the late Herb Wong in a Jan. 25 concert at the M-A Performing Arts Center....

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Malcolm Dudley, on Jan 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1693 Views

ATHERTON

Rash of suspicious incidents in Atherton

Atherton police say residents should take precautions in the wake of a series of recent suspicious incidents that appear...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 8 comments | 4316 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jury awards $4M to family of Menlo School grad killed by truck

The family of a 24-year-old woman who was fatally struck by a truck while riding her bicycle in San Francisco's South...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Mom, on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 4904 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford students arrested after protest shuts down San Mateo bridge

Dozens of protestors, including Stanford students, were arrested Monday night after they shut down traffic for more than...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 4, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 27 comments | 4095 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bay Area Freedom Train, honoring Martin Luther King Jr., makes its final ride

Monday's 54-mile round trip of the Bay Area's Freedom Train from San Jose to San Francisco to honor the civil rights legacy...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Jan 20, 2015 at 2:48 pm | 2 comments | 923 Views
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