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Julie Lythcott-Haims weighs run for Congress seat
Author and Palo Alto City Council member Julie Lythcott-Haims is considering jumping into the race to succeed Rep. Anna Eshoo... Last comment 18 hours ago | 4 comments

California homes affordable to only 1-in-5 buyers, yet Peninsula still sees 'over-asking' sales
California's housing affordability has dipped to its lowest point in 16 years with only 1-in-5 (15%) homebuyers able to afford... Last comment on Dec 4, 2023 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment

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"5th Redwood National Champions"
Over the weekend of March 12-13, 2022, the 5th grade All-Net team boys basketball players representing the Redwood Chapter of the Silicon Valley Section for National Junior Basketball (NJB) competed in the 2022 NJB National Tournament held in Garden Grove California. The team was comprised of the best 5th grade players in the local division, which draws from Menlo Park, Atherton, Emerald Hills, Redwood City, and Palo Alto. Redwood captured the National Title beating out local rival Saratoga with the final score 31 to 29. Picture: (Front Row) Tristan Trinidad, Graham Alden, Nick Baker, Sebastian Leonardo (Middle Row) Robert Hayes, Blake Danielewicz, Colton Sims, Augie Arata, Jack Clark (Rear Row) Ken Morgan (Assistant Coach), and Phillip Trinidad (Head Coach) Submitted by Sandra Madrigal on Mar 29, 2022


Dog trainer is charged in disappearance of Palo Alto German shepherd that's presumed dead
A dog trainer who allegedly attempted to substitute a Palo Alto resident's German shepherd with another dog after failing to return the pet to its owner will face charges, the Palo Alto Police Department has confirmed. Thursday, 10:04 AM

Stanford Center on Longevity looks at living a good, long life
Researchers at Stanford's Longevity Center say work needs to be rethought as more people live to become centenarians. Thursday, 3:58 PM

'I think that the voice of the people was thrown in the trash.' Community implores Menlo Park council to reconsider its naming decision for community campus
Community members implored the Menlo Park City Council Tuesday night, Dec. 5, to reconsider naming the new community campus currently under construction after the late activist Onetta Harris.
Wednesday, 2:08 PM | 1 comments

Is it too risky to give inmates their mail? Lawsuit against San Mateo County rebuts claims of risk to jail staff
A ban on mail to San Mateo County inmates began in 2021 and staff currently scan physical copies and incarcerated individuals can access their mail through kiosks and shared tablets. Thursday, 7:55 AM

Fire claims life of dog in unincorporated neighborhood near Atherton
A dog died in a fire at a home near Atherton early Wednesday morning, according to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District.
Thursday, 8:06 AM

In race to succeed Anna Eshoo in Congress, Evan Low and Julie Lythcott-Haims are in and Josh Becker is out
The race to succeed Anna Eshoo in the U.S. Congress continued to solidify this week, with Assembly member Evan Low, D-Campbell, confirming his intention to run and State Sen. Josh Becker, saying he plans to remain in Sacramento. Wednesday, 5:43 PM

Rare Palo Alto beaver found in local creek dies
A beaver that is recolonizing the Matadero Creek in Palo Alto was taken to the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley on Wednesday after being spotted immobile in a pile of leaves, officials said. Tuesday, 5:08 PM

Bigger, faster delivery robots could be coming to Mountain View
The bots are coming back to Mountain View, for the third time, in an updated pilot program that once again would allow automated delivery devices on the city's sidewalks, crosswalks and possibly its bike lanes. Wednesday, 11:21 AM

Woodside Elementary to ask voters for $36 million bond measure
With a storm-damaged creek bank on its campus, aging infrastructure and a TK expansion mandate, Woodside Elementary district voters will be asked to pass a $36 million bond measure next March. Tuesday, 4:12 PM

Holiday Fund: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula offers lessons in leadership
From a "club kid" to a staff member, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, an Almanac Holiday Fund recipient, shares how its programs build leaders from a young age. Wednesday, 9:39 AM

Woman fatally struck by vehicle in Walmart parking lot in Mountain View
A 60-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot early Monday morning, according to the Mountain View Police Department. Tuesday, 2:06 PM

Aglow with holiday spirit at Menlo Park's tree lighting
Holiday magic was in the air at Fremont Park on Friday, Dec. 1, as the community turned out for Menlo Park's annual tree lighting event. Our photo essay puts you right in the middle of the action. Tuesday, 11:36 AM

Buena Vista man pleads guilty to trailer park murder
A man who in 2019 stabbed to death a resident of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto has pleaded no contest to multiple violent felonies, including second-degree murder, a Santa Clara County prosecutor said. Monday, 5:36 PM

Palo Alto author and council member Julie Lythcott-Haims explores run for Congress seat
Author and Palo Alto City Council member Julie Lythcott-Haims is considering jumping into the race to succeed Rep. Anna Eshoo in the U.S. Congress. Monday, 5:14 PM | 4 comments

Police: Woman arrested after burglarizing occupied home in University South
Palo Alto police have arrested a woman who they said burglarized an occupied home in the University South neighborhood on Thursday evening and then stole a package from another home a few blocks away. Monday, 9:55 AM

Letters to the editor: Fixing a dangerous crosswalk, lambasting the council's community center decision and more
In this week's letters to the editor, an idea for fixing a dangerous crosswalk, a plea for tree-trimming and Onetta Harris' grandson voices community frustration with the Menlo Park City Council. Sunday, 1:44 PM | 4 comments

Obituaries: Brox, Wolfberg, Folta, Lunt and Tinseth
Local residents who have died recently include Rita Brox, Joel Wolfberg, Dieter Folta, Lucy Louise Lunt and Ron Tinseth. Saturday, 9:45 AM

As flu season takes hold, Bay Area health officials offer advice for staying healthy
Public health officials in the Bay Area and surrounding counties are reminding people to stay safe this holiday season by following some basic medical advice. Friday, 2:05 PM

Citing urgency of climate change, Palo Alto resident enters race for Anna Eshoo's seat in Congress

Community briefs: Tree lighting events, a toy drive and robotics competition

Holiday Fund: From rent relief to subsidized child care, Fair Oaks Community Center offers wide range of services

Hope Hospice merging with two other Bay Area hospice organizations

California faces big challenges to implement new math guidelines

Menlo Park council votes to allow development of up to 100 housing units per acre in downtown

Atherton pursues state-mandated housing plan while striving to protect town character

Caltrans remains on course for El Camino bike lanes in Palo Alto

At long last, Mademoiselle Colette opens Atherton location

Simitian announces bid to succeed Eshoo in Congress

Jury convicts man of brutal 2019 assault on Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View

Caltrans opens new one-way traffic route along Highway 84 landslide near Woodside

Newsom announces more funding in effort to clear encampments near highways

Tonight: Menlo Park council considers zoning changes to greatly increase housing density in parts of the city

Portola Valley's new town manager hits the ground running with review of town processes, turnover

San Mateo County libraries are giving out thousands of free diapers this winter

Caltrain plans for 4-track segments complicate Palo Alto's effort to redesign rail crossings

Don Horsley, former San Mateo County supervisor and longtime sheriff, dies at 80

Don't call it a blimp: Massive airship debuts at Moffett Field in Mountain View

A message from Embarcadero Media's CEO

The Almanac launches annual Holiday Fund campaign with $300K goal


Benefits of open homes outweigh disadvantages

Four tips for preparing to sell your house


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