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New mail-in ballot system triggers delays in election results for San Mateo County
When the first, much anticipated vote counts were released by the San Mateo County Elections Office at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday,... Last comment 40 minutes ago | 32 comments

Former Menlo Park mayor Dee Tolles dies at 79
Former Menlo Park mayor Raymond "Dee" Tolles died Monday, Nov. 12, at age 79, leaving behind a legacy of civic involvement... Last comment 2 hours ago | 3 comments

An urgent Atherton public safety issue - We cannot ignore the lessons of Coffey Park, Redding and Paradise
November 11, 2018 Atherton Town Council, When the Town approved, many years ago, the subdivision of the Flood Estate... Last comment 4 hours ago | 13 comments

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Spare the Air alert extended through Tuesday
Winter Spare the Air alerts will continue through Tuesday as a result of smoky conditions caused by the Camp Fire in Butte County, according to regional air quality officials. Thursday, 2:54 PM

PV schools superintendent announces resignation
Portola Valley School District Superintendent Eric Hartwig announced that he will be leaving his post at the end of the school year at a board meeting Wednesday night (Nov. 14). Thursday, 12:44 PM

Former Menlo Park mayor Dee Tolles dies at 79
Former Menlo Park mayor Raymond "Dee" Tolles died Monday, Nov. 12, at age 79, leaving behind a legacy of civic involvement as remembered by a number of Menlo Park's leaders over the years. Thursday, 10:45 AM | 3 comments

Menlo Park: Bike lanes on Oak Grove Avenue to stay
A little over a year ago, temporary bike lanes were installed on segments of Oak Grove Avenue, Crane Street and University Drive as part of a pilot project to see if they would improve the safety of those cycling east to west through downtown Menlo Park and draw more cyclists out of cars and off of other car-heavy roads. Wednesday, 3:26 PM | 4 comments

New Facebook bus stop approved
The Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to approve a new bus stop and bus circulation configuration proposed by Facebook at 180 to 200 and 220 Jefferson Drive. Thursday, 11:44 AM | 1 comments

Local schools struggle with sub shortage
Midpeninsula schools are having trouble filling substitute teaching positions, making it hard for teachers to take time off when needed. Thursday, 9:04 AM

Supervisor touts county's housing, transit efforts
San Mateo County has the lowest unemployment rate, claims the highest per-capita income among counties in the state and touts a budget nearly $3 billion. It also has more than 100,000 people who receive MediCal, and one in three kids in public schools qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch, an indicator of poverty. Wednesday, 7:57 PM

Tuesday update: Taylor, Combs, Nash maintain big leads in Menlo council race
The latest results from the San Mateo County Elections Office, released on Tuesday, Nov. 13, show Menlo Park City Council candidates Cecilia Taylor, Drew Combs and Betsy Nash maintaining their significant leads in the race for council districts 1, 2 and 4, respectively. The first tally was released shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night and has not changed substantially in subsequent counts.
Tuesday, 5:51 PM | 41 comments

Tuesday update: Fire board candidates hold leads in latest vote count
More votes have been counted, but the margins of lead have not changed in the race for three seats on the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Tuesday, 5:27 PM

Tuesday update: Fluet increases lead in Woodside's District 7 council race
The latest tally from the county Elections Office, released this afternoon (Nov. 13) shows Ned Fluet slightly improving his lead over his opponent, Frank Rosenblum, in the race for Woodside's District 7 Town Council seat. Tuesday, 5:10 PM

Tuesday update: Portola Valley school bond measure still leads
Unofficial results updated by the county this afternoon (Nov. 13) show the original margin of support for Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs, renovations and new buildings on the Portola Valley School District's two campuses, holding steady. Thursday, 5:22 PM | 13 comments

Winter Spare the Air alert extended through Friday
As heavy smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continues to choke Bay Area skies, a Winter Spare the Air alert has been extended through Friday, Nov. 16. Monday, 2:16 PM

Menlo Park Police Department names new commander
The Menlo Park Police Department has hired a new police commander, Rich Struckman, who was scheduled to start Tuesday, Nov. 13. He will be expected to oversee the Patrol Division, according to a city announcement. Monday, 3:44 PM | 2 comments

The amazing life story of a natural ham
Move over Miss Piggy. There's a new superstar hogging the limelight: Pickles the pig, who lives in the loving care of Portola Valley native Maddie Johnson. Monday, 9:32 PM | 2 comments

Arson charges for Menlo Park man rescued at Compadres fire
Palo Alto police arrested a man Saturday night, Nov. 10, on suspicion of starting two fires that afternoon within 50 minutes of each other along El Camino Real. Sunday, 1:22 PM | 2 comments

The perils of plastic
Plastics: It's hard to imagine modern life without them. But the word describes a modern development that has become both a blessing and a curse. Monday, 11:49 AM

Woodside: Glens residents resist the 'nonconforming' label
For some people, being labeled a nonconformist is a badge of honor. Homeowners in the Glens in Woodside are tired of being labeled as not conforming to the town's spacious open-space requirements meant for much larger properties. Monday, 9:31 AM | 1 comments

Portola Valley: Wife says missing man has contacted attorney
Portola Valley resident Marc Bajet, who was the subject of a search by the community and the Sheriff's Office last week when he was reported missing, has contacted his attorney and is "hiding out," his wife told The Almanac. Friday, 11:53 AM

New mail-in ballot system triggers delays in election results for San Mateo County
When the first, much anticipated vote counts were released by the San Mateo County Elections Office at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, the numbers, while telling in some instances, were in many cases so low as to leave key races undetermined. Thursday, 11:58 AM | 32 comments

Local firefighters sent to Butte County wildfire
Local firefighters have been sent to fight the Butte County wildfire, which started on Thursday, Nov. 8. Monday, 11:49 AM

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New leader picked to head SVCF

Long, slow lines frustrate San Mateo County voters

Butte County fire impacts local schools

Residents protest appointment of acting attorney general


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