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Menlo Park council race: Why did incumbents lose?
Four years ago, Menlo Park City Council members Peter Ohtaki and Kirsten Keith received the most votes citywide compared... Last comment 2 hours ago | 8 comments

Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars offers 'life-changing' educational help
Upward Scholars provides financial and academic support to low-income adults so they can continue their education in community... Last comment 16 hours ago | 6 comments

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Menlo Park: Police investigating possible homicide
Menlo Park police are investigating a possible homicide after a woman was found dead in a house in the 900 block of Valparaiso Avenue on Wednesday night (Dec. 12), according to a statement released Wednesday evening. Wednesday, 9:32 PM | 1 comments

Wireless companies can make offers that cannot be refused
Portola Valley Town Hall is taking steps to prepare for the day when wireless companies, with expectations of quick approval, apply to install antennas for the next generation of wireless technology. Wednesday, 4:24 PM

Menlo Park: New council members take dais
At a rare standing room-only meeting in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers Tuesday, Dec. 11, the powers of the council office were transferred warmly from one set of council members to the next. Wednesday, 11:55 AM | 2 comments

Elementary school hit in latest string of Atherton burglaries
Someone stole $14,000 worth of electronics from Encinal Elementary School in Atherton during the first weekend of December, one of the latest in a series of burglaries police are now calling a crime wave. Wednesday, 10:56 AM

Holiday Fund: Helping homeless youth build brighter futures
StarVista, which provides counseling, crisis prevention, youth housing, and outreach programs for San Mateo County residents, is one of 10 nonprofits that benefit from The Almanac's 2018 Holiday Fund. Wednesday, 9:04 AM

Bomb threat at Instagram HQ prompts evacuation
A building owned by Facebook, located at 200 Jefferson Drive in Menlo Park, has been deemed safe after it was evacuated due to an anonymous bomb threat Tuesday evening, according to Menlo Park police. Tuesday, 8:13 PM | 2 comments

Man rescued from fires pleads guilty to arson
A Menlo Park man rescued from one of two fires he started in Palo Alto last month pleaded guilty to all charges on Tuesday, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Tuesday, 4:53 PM | 2 comments

Menlo Park council race: Why did incumbents lose?
Four years ago, Menlo Park City Council members Peter Ohtaki and Kirsten Keith received the most votes citywide compared with their competitors. Last month, under an entirely new district-based voting system, they lost their respective district races by wide margins to two people who volunteer on city commissions, Betsy Nash and Drew Combs. Tuesday, 11:13 AM | 8 comments

Sprinklers halt kitchen fire at Nativity School
A fire that started Sunday afternoon (Dec. 9) in a kitchen at the John and Susan Sobrato Pavilion at the Nativity School in Menlo Park was quickly extinguished by a built-in sprinkler system, according to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Monday, 2:00 PM

Fiscal responsibility a key priority for new board members
There will be some new faces looking out from the dais at Menlo Park City School District board meetings starting Dec. 11, the day district parents Sherwin Chen and Scott Saywell begin their terms on the school board. Monday, 7:55 AM | 1 comments

A Woodside treasure
The Fleishhacker estate in Woodside, recently revealed to be on the market for an unnamed price that local real estate agents speculate could surpass $150 million, has been a summer retreat for members of the Fleishhacker family for more than a century. Monday, 11:52 AM | 2 comments

Longtime aging expert, now 88, heeds his own advice
At 88 years old, aging expert and retired Stanford University professor Walter Bortz is personally experiencing some of the health trials he's spent a career studying and writing about. Monday, 11:53 AM | 1 comments

Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars offers 'life-changing' educational help
Upward Scholars provides financial and academic support to low-income adults so they can continue their education in community college, get better jobs, and serve as role models and advocates for their children. The nonprofit is one of 10 that benefit from The Almanac's 2018 Holiday Fund. Monday, 11:52 AM | 6 comments

WHOA! responding to animals in need
The toll of losses from the Camp Fire continues to climb. Along with the devastation to the human population, thousands of animals have been impacted. WHOA!, the Woodside area equestrian organization, responded to the situation with a call for donations to assist in feeding and caring for the animals. Monday, 11:53 AM

Menlo Park: Toys, volunteers needed for holiday drive
The annual Willows neighborhood toy drive to benefit children and families in the Ravenswood City School District is underway, and organizers are sounding the call for donations and volunteers. Tuesday, 11:12 AM

County officials certify results for local elections
San Mateo County election officials released the certified results for the Nov. 6 election on Thursday, Dec. 6. And given the preliminary counts that have trickled in since election night, there were no surprises except perhaps for the approval of the countywide sales tax Measure W. Friday, 10:57 AM | 6 comments

Recycled-water irrigation coming to Menlo golf course
The West Bay Sanitary District has begun construction of a 500,000-gallons-per-day wastewater recycling facility on the grounds of the Sharon Heights Golf Course in western Menlo Park. Thursday, 6:30 PM | 1 comments

High school district forms committee to address student performance, absenteeism
The Sequoia Union High School District will form a committee to look at improving its school climate and students' academic performance, Superintendent Mary Streshly announced Tuesday (Dec. 4). Friday, 11:48 AM

Menlo Park council gives $275,000 to local nonprofits
Nonprofits that serve people in Menlo Park earned a combined $275,000 on Tuesday, Dec. 4, when the Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously to approve a spending plan for its community funding program. Thursday, 11:45 AM

'Tis the season indeed
You know ‘tis the season of giving when 300-plus people drive up the hill to Alice's Restaurant in Woodside in rainy conditions to attend a Paradise Camp Fire Relief Fundraiser. Thursday, 12:27 PM

Landmark Theaters bought by Cohen Media Group

40 years after surviving Jonestown, Rep. Jackie Speier talks about trauma, politics

Upcoming meetings in Menlo Park

Threat found in M-A bathroom

Pulido, Sobomehin, Fitch win seats on Ravenswood board

Menlo Park district registering preschool students

Menlo Park: Four burglaries reported on Tuesday

Sheriff's Office warns of scam involving SMC Alert system


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