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ATHERTON

Atherton moves ahead with new stoplight for El Camino

After years of pressing Caltrans to make crossing El Camino Real safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, Atherton appears poised...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Sep 17, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 2 comments | 2649 Views

MENLO PARK

July 18-19: Connoisseurs' Marketplace returns to downtown Menlo Park

A new Culinary Arts Corner will feature demonstrations by 10 Bay Area chefs at the 29th annual Connoisseurs' Marketplace...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by Karl, on Sep 17, 2015 at 4:04 pm | 8 comments | 2286 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequel to Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts

Since I first posted Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts http://www.almanacnews.com/square/2014/08/01/dissolution-dialogue-on-healthcare-districts...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 17, 2015 at 9:31 am | 21 comments | 4893 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

A good life

Dozer, a black Labrador retriever belonging to Portola Valley resident Charlotte Rayfield, doesn't like anyone putting a...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by REISS, on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:11 pm | 3 comments | 1148 Views

ATHERTON

El Camino Bike Trap - Missing Grate @ Encinal

On SouthBound El Camino, just beyond the Encinal light, a large culvert grate has been missing for at least the past 2 weeks....

Original post made by Richard Vaughan on Sep. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 385 Views

MENLO PARK

Sea level rise: A call for action

Picture this: the San Francisco International Airport is underwater. As many as 120,000 residents of San Mateo County have...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Eagle's Nest, on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:52 am | 15 comments | 3316 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to remove right-turn barriers on Ravenswood Avenue

The results of a trial of roadway changes intended to make the Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing in Menlo Park safer have...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Sep 16, 2015 at 9:03 am | 53 comments | 5380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jail smuggling defendants appear in court

Seven defendants including three San Mateo County sheriff's employees accused of a conspiracy to smuggle cellphones and drugs...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 16, 2015 at 6:42 am | 20 comments | 4196 Views

OTHER TOPICS

ACHD cites "Mandate" of Healthcare Districts

What is the mandate under which Hospital District morphrodites(a.k.a. Healthcare Districts) operate? In it's latest "Executive...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 3 comments | 454 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park puts 'pop-up park' downtown on Chestnut

Menlo Park's latest public park will be around for only six weeks, but during that time the "pop-up park" on Chestnut Street...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Ouren, on Sep 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm | 21 comments | 5730 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Atherton council has packed agenda

Perhaps it's what they get for taking August off. The Atherton City Council has such a packed agenda for its Wednesday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sludgey, on Sep 15, 2015 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1270 Views

MENLO PARK

Kristen Gracia named new principal at Oak Knoll School

Kristen Gracia, a 16-year veteran of the Menlo Park City School District who has been serving as an interim co-principal...

Original post made on May. 30, 2015
Last comment by K, on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:53 pm | 2 comments | 3170 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two motorcyclists seriously injured in Skylonda crash

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured in a collision with a box truck in San Mateo County's Skylonda area Friday afternoon,...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by johngslater, on Sep 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm | 3 comments | 2201 Views

AROUND TOWN

How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Arnie Elder, on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 3013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools: First Common Core test results are released

The first results from California's new standardized testing, which looks at how students meet the new Common Core standards,...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Aaron, on Sep 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm | 3 comments | 3633 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cover story: What to do about El Camino Real?

One thing is inevitable in an area filled with well-educated, bright and articulate people – they will have opinions....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 13, 2015 at 10:40 am | 49 comments | 5377 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police will be out in force in Menlo Park, Atherton

Police from four jurisdictions will be in Menlo Park and Atherton on Friday looking for distracted drivers to ticket. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Law is Settled, on Sep 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm | 19 comments | 3533 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Democrats Support the Demise of Israel

Here are the Senate Jewish Democrats in support of the Iranian nuclear deal. — Michael Bennet [D-CO] — Barbara Boxer...

Original post made by Former Democrat now Independent on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Java Red , on Sep 10, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 36 comments | 1067 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Third-straight Spare the Air alert issued for today

A third-straight Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area Thursday because of the expected unhealthy air quality. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by concerned, on Sep 10, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 1227 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo School counselor, coach killed in boat crash

Michael Harris, who worked as counselor and assistant basketball coach at Menlo School, was killed early Sunday morning,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by lessons learned, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:27 am | 6 comments | 5801 Views
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