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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 3 hours ago | 28 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 1 hour ago | 18 comments

MidPen submits plans for affordable housing project
MidPen Housing Corp., a nonprofit housing developer that owns affordable housing on the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Willow Road,... Last comment 19 hours ago | 38 comments

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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 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 | 11 comments

Spare the Air alert issued in Bay Area for Tuesday
A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday in the Bay Area because of an unhealthy level of smog expected in the region, air quality officials said. Monday, 3:30 PM

Tuesday: Woodside council to discuss rules for reclaiming disturbed land
The Woodside Town Council meets Tuesday night (Sept. 25) with an agenda that includes a study session on whether to modify the process of returning damaged or disturbed land to its natural state. Monday, 2:03 PM

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 | 18 comments

Good news for Atherton on funding for new library
In what Atherton Councilman Rick DeGolia called "a huge win for us," the county library system's governing board has agreed to advance the town about $10 million in property tax revenues to help pay the costs of building a new library. Friday, 10:26 AM

Guest opinion: Stanford, not community, should pay for housing impacts it creates
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider on Sept. 25 two ordinances that would require Stanford to more fairly address the housing demand that it creates with its planned campus developments. The rules under review constitute good policy. Thursday, 6:25 PM | 5 comments

Menlo Park: Man pleads not guilty to attempted rape charges
A 19-year-old man from East Palo Alto has pleaded not guilty to charges by the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office that he attempted to rape a Menlo Park woman who was out jogging Monday afternoon. Thursday, 2:26 PM

Laurene Powell Jobs buys 30 acres in East Palo Alto
One of the largest parcels of vacant land in East Palo Alto is now under the ownership of a limited liability company associated with Laurene Powell Jobs, according to San Mateo County records. Friday, 1:52 PM

Man arraigned in fatal 2011 shooting of Menlo Park woman
A 27-year-old man has been extradited to San Mateo County to face murder charges for a fatal 2011 shooting of a Menlo Park woman in East Palo Alto, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office said on Tuesday. The murder victim, Catherine (Cate) Fisher, 19, was a Menlo Park gymnastics center instructor. Wednesday, 3:28 PM | 3 comments

Jane Goodall visits Ladera's Woodland School
Jane Goodall, the world-famous primatologist and anthropologist, visited Woodland School in Ladera last week, spending time with Woodland first-graders who have been involved in her Roots & Shoots youth service program. Thursday, 10:32 AM

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