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Menlo Park fire board meeting gets contentious
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board moved forward with a plan for an emergency notification system and agreed to... Last comment 4 hours ago | 7 comments

Ester Bugna, historian, library commissioner and lifelong Menlo Park resident, dies at 84
Ester Bugna, a dedicated member of the Menlo Park Historical Association and Library Commission until her last days, died... Last comment 7 hours ago | 6 comments

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Photo (0363.JPG). Mona & Bob Armistead and Vista Center Board Member, Joivta Honor attended the 35th Annual Vintage Affaire benefiting Vista Center For Blind & Visually Impaired individuals and their families through evaluation, counseling, education and training, to promote Independence & quality of life. Photo (0364.JPG) Many Atherton people incl. Barbara Peyton and Dave & Lynne & Heppberger enjoyed the wine & chiefs tasting reception before the live auction and gourmet dinner Benefit at a lovely Atherton Estate on Saturday, July 15. The benefit is staffed by local volunteers and the has raised over $8 million in the 34 years. Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017


Menlo Park Rotary awards scholarships
More than 100 students from four local high schools received scholarships and academic achievement awards during the Rotary Club of Menlo Park's scholastic achievement awards ceremony on May 13. Tuesday, 4:07 PM

Lindner steps up to top job in Woodside fire district
Rob Lindner, who was among the first paramedics hired by the Woodside Fire Protection District, officially took over as the district's fire chief on April 25. Monday, 4:26 PM

New Menlo Park budget dedicates $23.9M in new funds for capital improvements
The city of Menlo Park on Friday (May 17) revealed a new draft budget, laying out a $171.9 spending plan, $23.9 million of which represents new funding allocated for the city's capital improvement plan. Tuesday, 11:58 AM

Memorial service Friday for Monique Christian Donecho
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 24, for Monique Christian Donecho, an art teacher at Laurel School in Menlo Park who passed away on May 15 at the age of 37 after a 15-month battle with breast cancer. Tuesday, 10:59 AM

Jobless rate falls among all Bay Area regions
Over nearly the last two years, unemployment has fallen in the seven urban regions of the Bay Area, according to the latest data released Friday (May 17) by the California Employment Development Department. Tuesday, 8:48 AM

Community role model: Rita Williams conquered 'barriers to success,' and now helps others who face them
Star journalist Rita Williams of Portola Valley retired from her job at KTVU television in 2013, but after a 35-year career in Bay Area TV she was not about to sit still. Monday, 11:44 AM | 1 comments

Ward and Mary Paine: Pioneer preservationists honored with lifetime achievement award
Portola Valley duo Ward and Mary Paine have been key players in preserving tens of thousands of acres of Peninsula hills, baylands and coastside as permanent open space over more than five decades. Tuesday, 11:39 AM

Cal Fire plans work along Kings Mountain Road next month
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is planning to begin its major fire suppression project along Kings Mountain Road in and near San Mateo County's Huddart Park early in June.
Friday, 4:02 PM | 2 comments

Portola Valley may update its 1964-vintage general plan
Portola Valley is considering an update to its current general plan, which was adopted in 1964. The plan would take a long-term perspective into the future and would be a road map for future development. Monday, 9:30 AM | 3 comments

National Merit Scholarship winners announced
Five high school students who attend schools in The Almanac's coverage area have been named winners of National Merit Scholarships of $2,500. Saturday, 8:35 AM | 1 comments

Home sales
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest home sale at $6.8 million for a 5,196-square-foot home with six bedrooms and six bathrooms on Bay Laurel Drive. Sunday, 8:49 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park fire board meeting gets contentious
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board moved forward with a plan for an emergency notification system and agreed to ratify a Joint Powers Authority agreement May 14, but there was disagreement behind both those decisions. Friday, 11:42 AM | 7 comments

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Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

Woodside: SB 50 may enable conversion of single-family homes to multi-family


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