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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton gets permit for new stoplight

Atherton has finally received the encroachment permit it has been waiting for from Caltrans to install a pedestrian-activated...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by alpio barbara, on Oct 22, 2015 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 2170 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park may increase free parking time downtown

Visitors to Menlo Park's downtown area may no longer have to race against the clock to complete their business before their...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Cindy Welton, on Oct 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 16 comments | 2813 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park Martial Artists are World Champions

Students from Kuk Sool Won™ of Menlo Park travelled to Houston, TX this month to compete in the WKSA World Championship...

Original post made by Richard Quintana on Oct. 21, 2015
There are no comments yet. 406 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Write-in candidate adds some heat to Town Council race

With three candidates running for three seats, the Nov. 3 election for the Woodside Town Council had been looking to be...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Julie White, on Oct 21, 2015 at 10:15 am | 17 comments | 3202 Views

MENLO PARK

'Best-Looking' Pumpkin comes to Menlo Park

Menlo Park's own pumpkin patch on El Camino Real at Valparaiso Avenue, owned by Ronald Pantano of San Mateo, just got...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2015
Last comment by MPer, on Oct 20, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 3 comments | 2538 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Independent analysis of aircraft noise is on

Portola Valley has taken another step along a hard road. The Town Council is proceeding with plans to hire a consultant to...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2015 at 9:50 am | 23 comments | 3340 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Woodside council to consider streamlining residential building reviews

Changes to the processes in Woodside for government review of residential building and remodeling plans are set a discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by Blown Away, on Oct 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm | 4 comments | 1259 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local officials roll out storm plans

Warning that rainwater might not be contained if the predicted El Nino storms hit the Bay Area this winter, local officials...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Haley, on Oct 19, 2015 at 5:43 pm | 3 comments | 3521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Zamora's family to go to England for brain tumor treatment

A Woodside 8-year-old, diagnosed in July with an up-to-now untreatable and always fatal brain tumor, has been accepted into...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 5918 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Is the county for corporations or for citizens?

Three years ago Warren Slocum was elected to represent District Four on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Before...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by neighbor,, on Oct 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm | 34 comments | 1726 Views

AROUND TOWN

Early reactions to Stanford's revised development plans for Menlo Park

Since Stanford submitted its revised proposal Sept. 28 to develop its 8.4-acre property along roughly half a mile of El...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jenson, on Oct 17, 2015 at 4:37 pm | 55 comments | 2697 Views

MENLO PARK

Mayor Carlton's Fantastic Story

Over the weekend I received a phone call from a friend who lives in the north bay who relayed a story to me he found hard...

Original post made by Silverman Fan on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by another view, on Oct 17, 2015 at 11:34 am | 4 comments | 552 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Jeb Bush to visit for fundraiser on Oct. 20

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is set to visit Woodside on Tuesday, Oct. 20, for a fundraiser at the home of...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Oct 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 18 comments | 2240 Views

MENLO PARK

Saturday morning: Unity Bike Ride in Belle Haven

Local cyclists of all ages are invited to attend a "unity" bike ride on Saturday, Oct. 17, starting at the McNeil Family...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Oct 16, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 1 comment | 913 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside man raises reward funds in effort to nab tack-scatterer on Kings Mountain Road

There are still no leads as to who is scattering carpet tacks on Kings Mountain Road in Woodside, a steep winding route popular...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Dan S., on Oct 16, 2015 at 12:31 pm | 31 comments | 8825 Views

WOODSIDE

Election roundup: Two incumbents on Woodside council not running

San Mateo County's candidate roster for town councils and governing boards of school districts and special districts is...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2015
Last comment by Thomas J, on Oct 16, 2015 at 5:57 am | 5 comments | 2128 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deer spotted near Allied Arts

Menlo Park resident John Patun sent the Almanac this photo of a solitary deer seen grazing Oct. 12 at about 11:50 a.m. at...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 1353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside school board challenger is 'suspending campaign'

Woodside Elementary School District board candidate Joel Hornstein said on Sunday, Oct. 11, that he is suspending his campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 15, 2015 at 8:24 am | 14 comments | 3087 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

More details on abrupt departure of Portola Valley superintendent

When the Portola Valley School District announced the departure of Superintendent Lisa Gonzales in a press release on Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by new participant , on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:48 am | 24 comments | 7596 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Drought and well water

I would like to see our municipal water agencies doing more to educate the public on the effects of using well water to irrigate...

Original post made by Triona on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 14, 2015 at 9:04 pm | 1 comment | 387 Views
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