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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What to do about enrollment growth, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School

Changes to open-enrollment policies for the Sequoia Union High School District and tentative revisions to the map assigning...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by oldtimer, on Sep 13, 2013 at 9:49 am | 25 comments | 6694 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will bike-sharing work on Peninsula?

Getting around on the crowded streets of downtown Redwood City could be easier and less stressful with the Aug. 29 launch...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by Donald, on Sep 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm | 9 comments | 1711 Views

MENLO PARK

Celebration of life of John Chaput

<I>This obituary is based on a family memorial on the Almanac's Lasting Memories website. Visit tinyurl.com/Chaput-122.</I></B> Read...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Laurie Mattison, on Sep 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm | 1 comment | 1520 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook 2.0

Facebook recently started construction work on its "west campus," located on Constitution Drive, down the road from its Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by dcobb@hotmail.com, on Sep 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 1295 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm | 6 comments | 26953 Views

MENLO PARK

Flags mark 9/11

Three hundred and forty-three American flags greeted the morning on the lawns of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by Samuel, on Sep 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 1289 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election: Union influence key issue in Menlo fire board race

Peter Carpenter, no stranger to the Menlo Park fire district board of directors, decided to enter this year's election with...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2013
Last comment by Double Standard, on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 12 comments | 3214 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three vehicles burglarized near Alpine Inn

==B Police calls== from Portola Valley, Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=14390...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Axl Rose, on Sep 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm | 3 comments | 1571 Views

ATHERTON

Presidential visits: Atherton plans to charge hosts for costs of extra police protection

Here's a heads-up for Atherton residents: If you plan to host a fundraiser for Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton or any other future...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 6 comments | 7094 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Public "right to know"

Does the public have a right-to-know why a regularly scheduled meeting of a public agency is rescheduled? Apparently, not...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 10 comments | 1197 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park housing plan workshop

If you missed your chance to get in on the housing plan action in Menlo Park during the last update, you've got another opportunity...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Sep 10, 2013 at 11:39 am | 1 comment | 1048 Views

MENLO PARK

Removed barrier frees steelhead to migrate

Representatives of federal, state and local agencies on Thursday announced the elimination of a 105-year-old barrier in a...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by PT, on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:10 am | 6 comments | 1776 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Community holds party at Belle Haven Pool

A picture-perfect poolside party was held at the Belle Haven Pool in Menlo Park on Sunday, Sept. 8, designed to make the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by ML, on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 1749 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park commission reviews downtown/El Camino Real specific plan

Tonight, the Menlo Park Planning Commission kicks off the city's review of its new downtown/El Camino Real specific plan....

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:09 pm | 6 comments | 1291 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Commission to review specific plan

Those demanding that Menlo Park review the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan can take heart -- the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm | 43 comments | 3745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury: County misled public about its finances

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report July 22 that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 5677 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County manager John Maltbie responds to grand jury report on budgets

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=14067 posted Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:50 PM...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Nak's Oriental Market to stay open

Good news. Nak's Oriental Market &#151; Menlo Park's last downtown mom-and-pop grocery store &#151; will stay in business....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by shira, on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 8 comments | 10430 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Hot food at farmers' market

As Portola Valley's Thursday afternoon farmers' market heads into its first fall season, an expansion is coming: the market...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by mollie, on Sep 9, 2013 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | 1427 Views

MENLO PARK

Has anyone noticed the city "Brain Drain"?

Has anyone noticed the moving on of veteran city staff? Not retirements. Moving on to bigger, better, more lucrative cities....

Original post made by Long Time Menlo Man on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 924 Views
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