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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... Last comment 1 minute ago | 20 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 on Jun 20, 2018 at 9:45 am | 23 comments

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... Last comment 20 hours ago | 6 comments

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 17 hours ago | 34 comments

 
 
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Menlo Park family helps raise more than $16 million to reunite immigrant families
After seeing a striking photo of a 2-year-old child crying after being separated from her family by border patrol agents, Charlotte and Dave Willner of Menlo Park last Saturday morning set up a fundraising campaign on Facebook. Five days later, they've raised $16.73 million -- and counting. Thursday, 11:55 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park budget clears final hurdle
With fresh, steady money coming from new hotels and double-digit increases in property value assessments since last year, the Menlo Park City Council voted confidently and unanimously on June 19, with Councilman Rich Cline absent, to approve a $143 million spending plan for the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year. Thursday, 10:21 AM | 1 comments

Today: World music concert launches summer series in Portola Valley
With the arrival of summer, the annual free outdoor concert series in Portola Valley begins Thursday, June 21. The 10-piece jazz band Wobbly World Music will open the 2018 series on the lawn at Town Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 8:07 AM

Laurel families gang up to bike to school
Jen Wolosin said she wanted to make sure her son had the chance to ride his bike to school at the Laurel School Lower Campus in Atherton at least once, so she asked other school parents if they'd join in on a ride on Friday, June 8. Wednesday, 8:59 PM | 2 comments

Schapelhouman gets three-year contract extension and raises
The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has enthusiastically and unanimously approved a three-year contract extension and three years of salary increases for Chief Harold Schapelhouman, with his base pay topping out at $315,000 in the last year of the contract. Wednesday, 11:27 AM | 2 comments

New report offers tips for tackling Peninsula's two biggest headaches
A newly released report by two Bay Area nonprofits shines light on how the Peninsula's twin problems -- a stunted, costly housing supply and jam-packed roads triggered by major job growth in the area -- are inextricably linked. Wednesday, 8:56 AM

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 | 6 comments

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 | 4 comments

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 | 20 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 | 2 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

Wednesday: What's next for Atherton's civic center?
The Atherton City Council was supposed to be awarding the bid for its new civic center at its Wednesday, June 20, meeting and had tentatively scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for a week later. And then the bids were opened. Wednesday, 8:38 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

Magee now leads in county schools superintendent race

Menlo Park summer concert series begins June 13

 

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