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AROUND TOWN

Jury rejects Ellen Pao's claim of gender bias by Kleiner Perkins

After two full days of deliberation following an almost month-long trial, a jury on Friday found in favor of venture capital...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by War on Women, on Apr 2, 2015 at 8:48 am | 28 comments | 4258 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Open space district acquires 79 acres

Already rich in open space, the town of Portola Valley is richer still with the gift Tuesday (Nov. 15) to the Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by J.Booth, on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm | 17 comments | 6482 Views

MENLO PARK

Governor orders mandatory reduction in water-use

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by acomfort, on Apr 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 11 comments | 2665 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Filoli executive talks about moving past recent turmoil

Filoli's beleaguered executive director, Cynthia D'Agosta, who had refused to speak to the Almanac since Feb. 15, sat down...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 1, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 33 comments | 6726 Views

ATHERTON

What should Atherton do with millions in excess library funds?

Atherton property owners pay a library tax that generates about $1 million a year more than is needed to operate the Atherton...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Duh?, on Apr 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 3 comments | 1313 Views

AROUND TOWN

Month of the Young Child

Atherton Library and the San Mateo County Library are hosting special programs for Month of the Young Child in April. Thursday,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Apr. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 574 Views

MENLO PARK

Local Martial Arts Instructor Rises To The Rank Of Master!

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Kuk Sool Won™ of Menlo Park, the Premier Martial Arts and Character Development Academy on the Mid-Peninsula...

Original post made by Richard Quintana on Apr. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 729 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ballast rock update expected by Friday

After holding a meeting with an estimated 45 Belle Haven residents concerned about the dusty piles of ballast rock stored...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jason L. Tulock, on Apr 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 2303 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park studies proposed M2 zoning changes

It's time for the decision-makers to take a first look at what residents have said they hope to see in Menlo Park's M2 industrial...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by more verification, on Mar 31, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 4 comments | 1972 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to look at extending parking time limits downtown

Menlo Park will be looking at four changes to downtown parking, including letting people park in the downtown plazas for...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Mar 31, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 27 comments | 4149 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man cited after claiming to be police officer

A "driving incident" on Crane Street led to the citation of a Menlo Park man for allegedly impersonating a police officer. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Makes sense, on Mar 30, 2015 at 10:56 pm | 2 comments | 3351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park police officer honored for work with kids

Going to school pays off, both for the students and for the Menlo Park police officer whose mission it is to make sure the...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:31 pm | 1 comment | 3134 Views

ATHERTON

Another daytime car burglary reported in Holbrook-Palmer Park

For the second time in a little more than a week, Holbrook-Palmer Park was the site of a broad-daylight vehicle burglary...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 2857 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 | 5144 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituary: John Bacon, 84, of Atherton; long career in lumber, nursery business

Funeral services are set for Friday morning, Nov. 21, for John William Bacon, who died at his Atherton home of cardiac arrest...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Cecelia Roddy, on Mar 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm | 1 comment | 1695 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park plans next steps to improve rail crossing safety

People disagree on whether railroad tracks should be elevated above the street or buried underground in Menlo Park, and whether...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Carab1n3r, on Mar 29, 2015 at 5:16 pm | 43 comments | 4227 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hands-on learning

Many students at Menlo-Atherton High School are going on to college after they graduate. Assuming they have had the full...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Mar 29, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 2 comments | 1550 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Jose Police Officer Killed

A San Jose Police Officer was killed today. I will be waiting with baited breath for the protests and riots regarding his...

Original post made by Menlo Voter on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm | 12 comments | 1350 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Two cited for buying minors alcohol

Two adults were cited for misdemeanors after they bought alcohol for a minor decoy working on behalf of the Menlo Park Police...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Shirley, on Mar 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1906 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton couple's $50 million donation is part of pledge to give away half their wealth

Mark and Mary Stevens, the Atherton couple who have given $50 million to USC's Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, are...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Susan Bird, on Mar 28, 2015 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 5645 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,414 views