News

View all | Post your own topic

Rep. Speier introduces bill to provide free technology to block robocalls
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, introduced legislation Wednesday directing the Federal Communications Commission... Last comment 12 hours ago | 8 comments

Editorial: Questions surround councilwoman's trip to China
Menlo Park City Councilwoman Kirsten Keith's chair at the dais in the local council chambers was empty on March 27 when the... Last comment 7 hours ago | 14 comments

Sea level rise could cost area billions, countywide study finds
By 2100, the sea water that surrounds the San Francisco Peninsula is expected to rise anywhere from 17 to 66 inches, according... Last comment on Apr 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm | 12 comments

 
 
See complete photo gallery | Upload your photo

"VintageAffaireBenefit"
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. vintageaffaire.org Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017

 
Follow us on Twitter
 
 
News

Menlo Park: Coffee kiosk to 'benefit public' hits snags
The owners of the office building currently under construction at 1020 Alma St. in Menlo Park may be asked to subsidize a publicly-accessible coffee kiosk indefinitely, following a discussion by the city's Planning Commission earlier this month. Friday, 5:29 PM | 1 comments

Saturday: Earth Day in Atherton focuses on advances in nuclear power
Atherton celebrates Earth Day on Saturday, April 21 with a free screening of David Schumacher's documentary "The New Fire," about advances in nuclear power generation, followed by a panel discussion. Friday, 7:26 AM | 1 comments

Foundation exec resigns after reports of workplace misconduct
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation's second-in-command has resigned amid allegations she sexually harassed and abused co-workers, the nonprofit organization announced on Thursday afternoon. Thursday, 9:33 PM | 3 comments

Atherton not ready to commit to paid-for $13.2 million park water project
While Atherton's City Council hasn't quite reached the point of giving back the $13.2 million Caltrans had offered to build an underground water capture facility, it is considering it. Friday, 11:04 AM | 1 comments

Ravenswood school board could discuss principal's transfer
As East Palo Alto parents continue to rally against the sudden removal of a popular principal last month, school board members are considering whether to discuss the matter at an upcoming meeting.
Friday, 11:51 AM | 2 comments

Guest opinion: Main library project continues to raise concerns
The project to rebuild the Menlo Park main library appears to be proceeding, but the approach erodes public trust, confidence and support. Thursday, 3:19 PM

Practicing for the unthinkable: Menlo fire and Atherton police hold active shooter drill
The Atherton Police Department and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District recently practiced their response to a scenario no one ever wants to encounter - a shooter on a school campus. Thursday, 8:45 AM

How one school prepares for the worst
Sacred Heart Schools' 64-acre Atherton campus has nearly 1,200 students, from 3-year-old preschoolers to 18-year-old high schoolers, plus at least 250 adults, which makes preparing for an emergency a challenge. Thursday, 8:49 AM | 1 comments

Rep. Speier introduces bill to provide free technology to block robocalls
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, introduced legislation Wednesday directing the Federal Communications Commission to require that phone companies provide free technology to block robocalls. Thursday, 11:06 AM | 8 comments

Construction mishap causes evacuations in Atherton
Eight homes in Atherton had to be evacuated for about an hour on Wednesday, April 18, after a construction crew on Cowell Lane severed at 1.5-inch gas line. Wednesday, 5:42 PM

Menlo Park: Check-in raises questions about downtown's future
Is Menlo Park's downtown transforming according to plan? The question was one up for debate during the Menlo Park City Council meeting April 17, where the council reviewed the city's downtown specific plan for the third time since it was approved in 2012. Wednesday, 11:29 AM | 3 comments

Menlo Park: What's happening on the city's development front
Combine Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real plan, the city's recent rezoning of major swaths of eastern Menlo Park (which both have limits on the maximum amount of allowed development) and general good times for the economy, and it's understandable that the city's planning and building departments are, anecdotally, working through a deluge of development proposals, with more on the way. Wednesday, 7:59 AM

Audible alert/siren system tested in Atherton
Atherton and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District tested a new audible alert system that combines a siren and voice warnings on Wednesday, April 18, between 2 and 2:30 p.m. in the Walsh Road neighborhood. Wednesday, 11:40 AM | 1 comments

Editorial: Questions surround councilwoman's trip to China
Menlo Park City Councilwoman Kirsten Keith's chair at the dais in the local council chambers was empty on March 27 when the City Council was examining details of the largest proposed development in the city of Menlo Park's history. Ms. Keith was in China on that day, and questions have been raised about her role in a ceremonial event there, the purpose of which is murky at best. Wednesday, 8:40 AM | 14 comments

Former Menlo Park pastor to serve eight years in prison
A man who has pleaded no contest to sexual battery and sexual molestation of children while acting as pastor of a Menlo Park church was sentenced on April 13 to eight years in state prison. Tuesday, 6:11 PM

What happened in China?
On March 27, the same day that the Menlo Park City Council held a study session on the largest proposed development in the city's history -- Facebook's "Willow Village" -- Councilwoman Kirsten Keith was in China. There, she attended a "signing ceremony" that may have solidified a business deal for former Mountain View council member Mike Kasperzak, CEO of HIM Holdings, and the Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. Tuesday, 9:37 AM | 10 comments

Filoli loses one-time resident, longtime leader and volunteer
Lurline Matson Roth Coonan, who lived for a time on the Filoli estate in Woodside and served for more than 40 years as a volunteer, board member or advisory council member, died Friday, April 13, in the company of her family. She was 97. Monday, 9:20 PM | 2 comments

Menlo Park men arrested after attempted kidnapping in Mountain View
Mountain View police arrested two Menlo Park men after an attempted kidnapping in the city's downtown area early Saturday morning. Monday, 11:41 AM

Home sales
A complete list of sold homes on the Midpeninsula. Tuesday, 7:37 AM

House fire causes nearly $300,000 in damage

Sea level rise could cost area billions, countywide study finds

Almanac takes home prizes in statewide contest

 

April 18, 2018
April 18, 2018 edition


Download PDF
Sec 1  
April 11, 2018
April 11, 2018 edition


Download PDF
Sec 1  

 

 

The Almanac Readers' Choice ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "The Almanac Readers' Choice" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 28th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 18th issue of The Almanac.

VOTE HERE