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Woodside: Commuters and weekend through traffic are making roads less safe, parents tell council
Traffic rerouting services for commuters threaten pedestrian safety in Woodside, particularly on roads used by children to... Last comment 6 minutes ago | 30 comments

Menlo fire district warns of 'catastrophic consequences' from mobility issues
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has sent letters to the municipalities it covers asking for joint meetings to address... Last comment 5 minutes ago | 21 comments

Flood Park plan pits sports field supporters against neighbors
Plans to add a new sports field at the 21-acre Flood Park in Menlo Park have pitted the park's immediate neighbors against... Last comment on Jun 14, 2018 at 8:42 pm | 17 comments

Questions raised over council members' expense-paid travel
Two Menlo Park City Council members, Kirsten Keith and Catherine Carlton, have reported receiving contributions from US Asia... Last comment on Jun 14, 2018 at 9:47 am | 23 comments

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Menlo Park: Planning Commission tackles housing, traffic, parking in downtown plan review
Menlo Park's Planning Commission on June 18 hosted two study sessions that pointed to two very different scales for development in different parts of the city, bound by the shared threads of traffic, parking requirements and affordable housing. Tuesday, 12:35 PM | 1 comments

Tonight: Menlo Park council wrapping up budget process
Starting July 1, Menlo Park will spring headfirst into its next fiscal year without a hitch -- if the City Council works through some changes tonight (June 19) to the proposed budget put forward by City Manager Alex McIntyre earlier this month. Tuesday, 9:17 AM

Tuesday: Fire board to consider extending chief's employment
On the agenda when the Menlo fire board meets Tuesday night: extending Chief Harold Schapelhouman's employment contract through June 2021, options for building a new fire station complex at 300 Middlefield Road, and the district's proposed $52 million budget. Tuesday, 11:56 AM

Police calls: Woodside woman wires $15,000 to bail out her 'grandson'
Crime reports from Woodside, Atherton, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Tuesday, 11:59 AM

Tuesday: SLAC lecture explores 'The End of Spacetime'
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will host "The End of Spacetime," a special public lecture by theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed, on Tuesday, June 19, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m at the Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC.
Monday, 4:24 PM

Menlo Park: Planning Commissioner Drew Combs considering second council run
Menlo Park planning commissioner, 2014 City Council candidate and current Facebook employee Drew Combs has informed The Almanac he is "seriously considering" a November run for City Council as a representative of District 2. Monday, 11:58 AM | 12 comments

Home sales
A complete listing of home sales on the Midpeninsula. Saturday, 9:00 PM

Ex-Theranos executives indicted by federal grand jury
The former CEO and COO of embattled blood-testing company Theranos have been indicted by a federal grand jury for an alleged multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud investors, doctors and patients. Monday, 9:32 AM | 1 comments

Magee now leads in county schools superintendent race
Nancy Magee has pulled ahead of Gary Waddell for the first time since the initial Election Day results were posted, according to election results released on Friday afternoon, June 15, but the county elections office says more than 46,000 ballots still need to be counted. Monday, 10:00 AM

Woodside: Council favors ethics code that addresses complaints informally
An expanded version of an earlier story: On June 12, after hearing from representatives of a committee formed to consider alternatives to the inflexible language and punitive tone in the current ethics code, the Woodside Town Council leaned toward a new code that would remind officials of a sense of "higher purpose." Friday, 11:57 AM

Monday: Planning Commission discusses potential revisions to downtown plan
The Menlo Park Planning Commission was to discuss possible revisions to a development plan for the city's downtown that officials only five years ago thought would last decades when it met Monday night, June 18. Monday, 11:45 AM | 4 comments

Open space district steps back from proposal for red barn site
It looks like they won't be -- to paraphrase Joni Mitchell -- paving paradise to put up a parking lot, at least not next to the iconic red barn off Highway 84 between Skyline Boulevard and La Honda. Friday, 11:16 AM | 1 comments

Weigh in on how to spend potential county sales tax
Leaders in San Mateo County are considering putting a half-cent sales tax on the November ballot to raise money for local transportation projects. Friday, 11:46 AM | 3 comments

Former Atherton finance director John Johns has died at 58

Menlo Park ironing out how to get electric vehicle charging stations across city

Woodside: Commuters and weekend through traffic are making roads less safe, parents tell council

Menlo fire district warns of 'catastrophic consequences' from mobility issues

Caltrain expands Bikes Board First pilot program

Woodside: Residents express concern about 'plans' for new fire station

New volunteer group blooms after closure of Random Acts of Flowers

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Flood Park plan pits sports field supporters against neighbors

Menlo Park summer concert series begins June 13


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