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In the age of 'fake news,' Stanford study finds high schoolers unskilled at assessing online information
Many high school students are unable to assess the credibility of online information, a new Stanford study has found. This... Last comment on Dec 4, 2019 at 10:50 pm | 11 comments

Atherton City Council to explore development tax
A possible construction and development tax will be discussed during the Atherton City Council's Wednesday afternoon, Dec.... Last comment 17 hours ago | 9 comments

Menlo Park's office space growth exceeds that of similar small cities in state
A new report finds Menlo Park ranks fifth among small California cities for the amount of office space built in the last... Last comment 16 hours ago | 11 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. vintageaffaire.org Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017

 
 
 
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Planning Commission looks at zoning compliance for Neely Wine tasting room
Portola Valley's Planning Commission discussed compliance with general plan and zoning law requirements of a conditional use permit application for wine tasting, onsite wine sales and an event space at Neely Wine, but took no action. Thursday, 4:20 PM

Canada Road open again after hazardous materials incident
Canada Road was reopened between Edgewood Road and state Route 92 at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, after being closed from 3:30 p.m. because of a hazardous materials problem, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Thursday, 4:31 PM

Menlo Park city attorney announces plans to retire early next year
After a career spanning 41 years with the city of Menlo Park, City Attorney Bill McClure has announced plans to retire sometime in the first quarter of 2020. Thursday, 9:24 AM

New Menlo Park fire station receives design award
Menlo Park's Fire Station 6, which incorporates an innovative yet historically based design, has received a 2019 National Firehouse Fire Station Design Award sponsored by Firehouse magazine. Thursday, 2:40 PM

Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars offers support and hope
Upward Scholars, one of 10 local nonprofits supported by The Almanac's Holiday Fund this year, helps students achieve their dreams for a better future. Thursday, 10:02 AM

Friday: Holiday tree lighting kicks off weekend of seasonal festivities
Across Menlo Park, the holiday season will kick into full gear with a busy schedule of seasonal festivities scheduled this weekend. Thursday, 9:58 AM | 1 comments

Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power' in House Judiciary Committee
Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses. Thursday, 9:37 AM | 7 comments

Ravenswood leadership proposes closing Brentwood, Willow Oaks elementary schools
The Ravenswood City School District has proposed closing two of its schools next fall: Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto and Willow Oaks Elementary in Menlo Park. The plan calls for Willow Oaks students moving to Belle Haven School. Thursday, 8:05 AM

Alleged serial killer pleads not guilty in 1973 murder case
A former Stanford hospital medical technician pleaded not guilty on Monday morning for the 1973 murder of a 21-year-old Stanford University graduate. Wednesday, 4:59 PM

New playground invites kids of all abilities to romp
After nearly five months of closure, the playground at Nealon Park is back and better than ever. Wednesday, 11:33 AM | 7 comments

Earthquake safety retrofit planned for I-280 bridges at Sand Hill, Alpine
The California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, is planning to improve seismic safety at four key local highway bridges. Wednesday, 11:54 AM

New survey detects rapid growth in sudden oak tree death syndrome
A survey of the spread of sudden oak death (SOD) statewide found that oak trees surveyed in Peninsula towns between Redwood City and Los Altos Hills have a 21.6% infection rate, with significant new outbreaks reported. Tuesday, 5:47 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park's office space growth exceeds that of similar small cities in state
A new report finds Menlo Park ranks fifth among small California cities for the amount of office space built in the last five years. A closer look reveals just how much space in the city is devoted to office space per capita. Tuesday, 11:47 AM | 11 comments

Water billing vendor shutters, leaving city scrambling
FATHOM, the water billing contractor that Menlo Park Municipal Water has worked with for the past nine years to read water meters, bill customers and provide customer service, abruptly went out of business at the end of November. Tuesday, 10:28 AM

Holiday Fund: Finding help, and giving it back
The Ecumenical Hunger Program, one of 10 local nonprofits that will benefit from The Almanac's Holiday Fund this year, does much more than satisfy the community's need for food, Executive Director Lesia Preston emphasizes. Tuesday, 10:36 AM

Stanford study finds high schoolers unskilled at assessing online information
Many high school students are unable to assess the credibility of online information, a new Stanford study has found. This poses a threat to "the vitality of American democracy," the researchers said. Tuesday, 7:15 AM | 11 comments

Portola Valley school district shares new classroom designs

Bill Gates to award $10 million to local Alzheimer's group

High levels of probable carcinogen reported at Menlo Park restaurant

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