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Countywide transportation sales tax promises congestion relief, generates glut of questions
Can voters countywide be convinced to support yet another sales tax? Supporters of Measure W, a proposed 30-year, countywide... Last comment 14 hours ago | 12 comments

Hotel developer, neighbors must compromise, commissioners say
After spending years redesigning plans for a proposed Hampton Inn hotel at 1704 El Camino Real in Menlo Park in response... Last comment 8 hours ago | 19 comments

What are candidates' potential conflicts of interest on council?
As Facebook continues to be a powerful political force in the city of Menlo Park, concerns have been raised by the public... Last comment 21 hours ago | 9 comments

 
 
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Complex election ballots are here for the long run
Spare a thought this election season for the staff of the county Registration & Elections Division. Changes in the law over the last several years are converging on the November election, impacting voters as well as officials preparing the ballots. Tuesday, 11:12 AM

Tonight: Woodside council considers fate of Jackling house artifacts
The Woodside Town Council on Tuesday will consider what to do with a collection of antique home furnishings from the 1920s -- relics valued at nearly $30,300 from a house once owned by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Tuesday, 9:54 AM

Council OKs staff disability plan, raises and big bonus bumps
Due to supplemental changes in Menlo Park's agreements with its labor unions and unrepresented management, the city's union employees will, starting in January, be able to participate in a statewide short-term disability program, and will receive two pay increases between now and when the new contract expires in July 2021. Tuesday, 9:19 AM | 2 comments

College Fund founder to receive award
Menlo Park resident Charles Schmuck, whose nonprofit Peninsula College Fund has helped nearly 100 local young adults become the first in their families to not just enroll in but also graduate from a four-year college, will be honored with an Angel Award on Thursday from the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto. Monday, 5:52 PM

Man sentenced to life in prison for 2011 fatal shooting in Menlo Park
A 45-year-old transient has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a fatal drive-by shooting in Menlo Park in 2011, San Mateo County prosecutors said Monday. Monday, 10:32 AM

Man reported missing from Menlo Park located
A 38-year-old man who was reported missing from Menlo Park on Friday, Oct. 19, was found safe in San Mateo County Oct. 21, according to Menlo Park Police Department spokesperson Nicole Acker. Monday, 9:56 AM

Home sales
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula. Sunday, 8:35 AM

Countywide transportation sales tax promises congestion relief, generates glut of questions
Can voters countywide be convinced to support yet another sales tax? Supporters of Measure W, a proposed 30-year, countywide half-cent sales tax for transportation that requires a two-thirds majority to pass, hope the answer to that questions is "yes," but many other questions are being raised. Monday, 9:14 AM | 12 comments

BootUp Ventures' neighbors may see relief from noise
A Menlo Park business that nearby Palo Alto residents say has been a nuisance for three years must immediately cease holding events at its offices, Menlo Park officials said in a letter to the company. Monday, 9:14 AM | 6 comments

Atherton looking to fill committee vacancies
Atherton is accepting applications for membership on the town's Park & Recreation and Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory committees. Monday, 9:14 AM

Diocese releases list of priests accused of sexual misconduct with children
The Catholic Diocese of San Jose released yesterday a list of 15 priests, most of whom have died or been banned from the ministry, who it says were "credibly accused" of sexually abusing children. At least one spent time in Menlo Park, and a number of others spent time on diocese assignments throughout the Midpeninsula. Friday, 11:15 AM | 3 comments

Atherton awards contract to demolish library
Atherton awarded a contract to demolish the town library at a City Council meeting on Wednesday evening (Oct. 17), as the town moves forward with plans to rebuild its civic center. Friday, 9:23 AM

By invitation only
Want to get involved in the local wine scene? Then join the club. Thursday, 5:36 PM

A roundup of election stories
The Almanac has published a number of stories about local races over the past few weeks. We've gathered our efforts here for your convenience. Thursday, 4:20 PM

Menlo Park: Council works through plan to pick new city manager

ProPublica reports racial disparities in schools nationwide, locally

Mystery solved: Turtles and fish of Sharon Park pond are A-OK

Great horned owl rescued in Woodside

New study reports Bay Area roads are worst in nation

Sheriff's Office personnel now have overdose-prevention drug

Police calls: Man robbed of watch at gunpoint

Menlo Park library director retires

State of the City: Mayor cites Menlo Park's achievements, challenges

 

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