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Menlo Park City Council: Taylor, Combs and Nash leading
Preliminary election night results show that Menlo Park City Council candidates Cecilia Taylor, Drew Combs and Betsy Nash... Last comment on Nov 12, 2018 at 12:16 pm | 40 comments

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Menlo Park: Pensions discussions on council agenda
The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to discuss what it should do about its pension obligations at its meeting scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 13. Tuesday, 8:55 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park City School District board discussing philosophy for paying teachers
As the Menlo Park City School District comes up with a philosophy for how to pay its teachers, there is concern that introducing teacher evaluations into a document about teacher pay could make instructors anxious, while other district employees feel left out of the conversation. Monday, 5:05 PM

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

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

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

One World: The new way of business
Helping companies to develop and increase their social impact is the mission of "One World," a Palo Alto-based company founded in 2015 by Scott Saslow. Saturday, 9:36 PM

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

Menlo Park City Council update: Taylor, Combs, Nash maintain significant leads
The latest round of election results from the San Mateo County Elections Office, released at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 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 much in subsequent counts.
Thursday, 5:07 PM | 40 comments

Update: Fluet increases his lead in Woodside council race
Ned Fluet has improved his lead over his opponent, Frank Rosenblum, in the race for Woodside's District 7 Town Council seat. The unofficial count from the county Elections Office posted at 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Nov. 8) gives Fluet 54 percent of the vote. Thursday, 5:00 PM

Update: Jones, McLaughlin, Bernstein maintain strong lead in fire board race
Unofficial vote counts updated by the county at 4:30 p.m. today (Nov. 8) show that incumbents Robert Jones and Chuck Bernstein along with Jim McLaughlin are maintaining a strong lead in the contest for three open seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District governing board. Thursday, 5:00 PM

Update: Portola Valley school bond measure closer to approval
Unofficial results updated by the county Nov. 8 show Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs, renovations and new buildings on the Portola Valley School District's two campuses, inching toward approval. Thursday, 5:22 PM | 13 comments

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 | 16 comments

New leader picked to head SVCF

Portola Valley: Former restaurateur avoids bail revocation

Zoo demands custody of Koko's partner, Ndume

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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