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Menlo Park city manager plans to leave for Ventura
Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre told The Almanac today (Sept. 24) that he has given notice of resignation to the City... Last comment 1 hour ago | 16 comments

Menlo Park: Staff vacancy crisis slows city activity
In a deadpan refrain belying deeper urgency, Menlo Park staff reported to the City Council at its last meeting that because... Last comment 2 hours ago | 32 comments

Menlo Park, Atherton: Nearly 200 traffic citations given on extra enforcement day
During a period of heightened traffic enforcement on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 23 traffic officers from across San Mateo County... Last comment 6 hours ago | 21 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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Mistrial declared in Kelly Park sex assault case
Following hours of deadlock among jurors, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey R. Finigan declared a mistrial in a trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a teen eight years ago at a public Menlo Park bathroom. Tuesday, 9:13 PM

Stanford fees for affordable housing to nearly double
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday new policies that require Stanford University to pay higher fees to support affordable housing and to construct more such housing as part of planned expansion. Tuesday, 5:39 PM

Spare the Air alert issued for second straight day
A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Wednesday in the Bay Area due to smog pollution reaching unhealthy levels, according to local air quality officials. Tuesday, 1:47 PM

Menlo Park city manager plans to leave for Ventura
Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre told The Almanac today (Sept. 24) that he has given notice of resignation to the City Council and is in the process of negotiating with the city of Ventura to take on the role of city manager there. Monday, 5:29 PM | 16 comments

Fire board passes policy requiring public vote for tax reallocation
A new board policy allowing the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to reallocate its property tax revenues only after approval by district voters was passed by a divided fire board on Sept. 18. Tuesday, 10:47 AM | 1 comments

League of Women Voters candidate forums announced
The League of Women Voters has scheduled a number of City Council candidate forums running through late October. Tuesday, 8:55 AM

Police calls: Thief redirects delivery of collectible gold coins worth $88K
Among recent police calls: A numismatist's nightmare. Police received a call Sept. 10 that someone had called FedEx, redirected the intended delivery location of a package to the main FedEx office in Menlo Park, and then claimed a package containing $88,700 in gold collectible coins, stealing it from its intended recipient. Monday, 11:15 AM | 2 comments

Atherton takes first steps toward moving site of water capture project
Atherton has started the process that could lead to moving the location of a controversial massive underground water storage and filtering project to Menlo School and Menlo College's jointly owned Cartan Field. Monday, 10:37 AM

Town Council to discuss nonconforming lots in Glens
The concerns of residents living on "nonconforming" lots when rebuilding, remodeling or considering additions to their properties will be the focus of a special Town Council meeting set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Monday, 11:51 AM

Atherton offers four-day primer on town government
Atherton is offering to share the nitty-gritty details of how the town operates with its residents in a free four-day "Atherton Citizens' Engagement" academy this fall. Sunday, 1:41 PM

The Big Lift
After learning that some 43 percent of third-graders in San Mateo County schools couldn't read proficiently, a coalition of public and private organizations went to work to tackle that and other problems involving low-performing, often disadvantaged kids. Saturday, 8:05 PM

Former Woodside School Board president Bettina Pike excelled at 'building bridges'
Tyrone Pike says the best way to honor his wife Bettina Pike, who died on Sept. 5 at the age of 52, is for those who knew and loved her to "pay it forward" by trying to "be more like Bettina" in their lives. Friday, 8:59 PM

Menlo Park, Atherton: Nearly 200 traffic citations given on extra enforcement day
During a period of heightened traffic enforcement on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 23 traffic officers from across San Mateo County made more than 200 traffic stops and issued 199 citations in Menlo Park and Atherton, according to a press release from the San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association. Friday, 11:42 AM | 21 comments

Good news for Atherton on funding for new library

Guest opinion: Stanford, not community, should pay for housing impacts it creates

Laurene Powell Jobs buys 30 acres in East Palo Alto

 

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