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Editorial endorsement: Taylor, Combs and Nash for Menlo Park City Council
Much has changed in Menlo Park since 2010, when two incumbents who are now running for re-election to the City Council were... Last comment on Oct 16, 2018 at 12:12 am | 37 comments

Menlo Park: Neighbors raise concerns about proposed hotel
A proposal to demolish the 28-room Red Cottage Inn & Suites at 1704 El Camino Real and replace it with a 68-room Hampton... Last comment on Oct 15, 2018 at 8:33 pm | 35 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. Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017


Menlo Park City School District hosts Sup & Sandwich event
Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister will host a lunch with community members on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Menlo Park Civic Center. Tuesday, 8:45 PM

Menlo Park library director retires
Menlo Park Library Services Director Susan Holmer retired Oct. 5 after 16 years on the job. When she started in 2002, the library still had phonograph records in circulation, and Wi-Fi wasn't a part of the picture, she said. Tuesday, 3:32 PM | 1 comments

State of the City: Mayor cites Menlo Park's achievements, challenges
The short version: The state of the city of Menlo Park is strong. Mayor Peter Ohtaki almost left it at that, but chose to continue with a more traditional "State of the City" speech by talking about some of the successes achieved and challenges faced by the city over the past year during his term as mayor. Tuesday, 7:49 AM

Tonight: Fire district to discuss new training facility
A new practice facility to simulate emergencies for firefighters of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is a topic of discussion at the district's governing board meeting tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 16. Tuesday, 11:58 AM | 2 comments

Woodside: New ethics code is aspirational, informal
Woodside's new ethics code, adopted Oct. 9 by a unanimous Town Council, is informal in addressing complaints and has a tone intended to help officials aspire to ethical behavior. Monday, 2:11 PM

Wednesday: Atherton may award contract to demolish library
As Atherton moves forward with its plans to rebuild its civic center, the City Council will vote on awarding a contract to demolish the library at a City Council meeting Oct. 17. Tuesday, 10:55 AM

Update: Four shot, two dead at East Palo Alto party
A party to celebrate Halloween and a young woman's birthday turned tragic early Sunday morning when a shooter killed two people and injured two others after an argument erupted, East Palo Alto police said. Monday, 5:04 PM

Disabled truck causes partial closure of Santa Cruz Avenue
A large disabled truck stuck at the intersection of Santa Cruz Avenue and Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park left northbound Santa Cruz Avenue to eastbound Sand Hill Road closed for hours on Monday, beginning at about 2:45 p.m., according to a statement from the Menlo Park Police Department. The department announced the reopening of the roadway shortly before midnight. Monday, 7:47 PM

Editorial endorsement: Newcomers deserve your vote for Menlo Park City Council
The Almanac endorses Cecilia Taylor, Drew Combs and Betsy Nash for election to the three open seats on the Menlo Park City Council. Sunday, 4:39 PM | 4 comments

Meet the Ravenswood school board candidates
Come Nov. 6, voters will be presented with two distinct narratives from six newcomers and three incumbents running for three open seats on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education. Sunday, 4:53 PM | 2 comments

Editorial endorsement: Yes on Portola Valley school bond, Measure Z
Should residents of the Portola Valley School District support Measure Z, the $49.5 million bond measure that will raise funds to rebuild or repair buildings mostly constructed in the late 1950s and early 1960s? There are many good reasons to vote yes on this measure, and none that we can think of to reject it. Saturday, 10:11 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park's Josh Becker announces 2020 state Senate run
As voters start to receive their ballots for the November election, one Menlo Park man is looking two years ahead to a state Senate bid. Sunday, 4:53 PM

Yearslong saga over Draeger's loading zone takes another turn
It's a problem that's been brewing between the Draeger family and the owners of the property neighboring the family's specialty grocery store in Menlo Park for at least 17 years. On Oct. 10, the city's Complete Streets Commission came closer to resolving the conflict over the market's loading zone, but not in the way either party had favored. Friday, 11:21 AM | 2 comments

Atherton Library moving to temporary location this weekend
The Atherton Library will close for a little over a week as the town prepares to demolish its current home at 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane and build a new library, according to a press release. Thursday, 5:12 PM

One contested election highlights Woodside council race
Ned Fluet and Frank Rosenblum are the only two candidates for the Woodside Town Council who are vying for votes in the November election. The other three candidates are unopposed and will be appointed. Friday, 10:10 AM

Surf Air owes county $328,371 in taxes

Woodside: Residents, officials want details on neighbor's construction

Menlo Park City Council: Three seats, eight candidates

Menlo Park: Anonymous ethics complaint filed against City Council candidate

Police calls: Fraud cases claim losses of nearly $7,000

Menlo Park is state's 11th-safest city, report says

Menlo Park: Belle Haven Library plans move forward

Local students beat statewide test scores

Menlo Park: Hotel developer, neighbors must compromise, commissioners say

Early voting begins for November election


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