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Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power' in House Judiciary Committee
Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday... Last comment 6 hours ago | 18 comments

Menlo Park's office space growth exceeds that of similar small cities in state
A new report finds Menlo Park ranks fifth among small California cities for the amount of office space built in the last... Last comment 10 hours ago | 17 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. vintageaffaire.org Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017

 
 
 
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Empty Amazon boxes addressed to Menlo Park residents found in San Jose
Dozens of empty Amazon shipping boxes, many of which were addressed to Menlo Park residents, have been found in a creek in East San Jose, according to San Jose Police Department spokeswoman Gina Tepoorten.
Friday, 2:24 PM | 1 comments

Atherton celebrates holidays with first annual lighting ceremony
Atherton's Dec. 5 "tree lighting" ceremony was unique not only because the town hadn't hosted such an event before, but also because there was no tree to light up. But that didn't stop residents from gathering for the holiday fete. Friday, 5:19 PM

How a Menlo Park baseball coach is teaching teens about tech-life balance
Menlo Park native David Klein has spent the last decade helping young athletes succeed in baseball. Now he's taking on a more complex challenge: helping teens disconnect from their devices and find tech-life balance. Friday, 8:33 AM

Planning Commission looks at zoning compliance for Neely Wine tasting room
Portola Valley's Planning Commission discussed compliance with general plan and zoning law requirements of a conditional use permit application for wine tasting, onsite wine sales and an event space at Neely Wine, but took no action. Thursday, 4:20 PM

New Menlo Park fire station receives design award
Menlo Park's Fire Station 6, which incorporates an innovative yet historically based design, has received a 2019 National Firehouse Fire Station Design Award sponsored by Firehouse magazine. Thursday, 2:40 PM | 2 comments

Spell of wet, windy weather expected through the weekend
More wet and windy weather is on its way to the Bay Area starting Friday and continuing into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Friday, 11:50 AM

Holiday cheer: Local traditions continue
Locals are in luck with so many popular holiday happenings back on the calendar this year. Friday, 8:09 AM

Menlo Park city attorney announces plans to retire early next year
After a career spanning 41 years with the city of Menlo Park, City Attorney Bill McClure has announced plans to retire sometime in the first quarter of 2020. Thursday, 9:24 AM | 1 comments

Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars offers support and hope
Upward Scholars, one of 10 local nonprofits supported by The Almanac's Holiday Fund this year, helps students achieve their dreams for a better future. Thursday, 10:02 AM

Holiday tree lighting kicks off weekend of seasonal festivities
Across Menlo Park, the holiday season will kick into full gear with a busy schedule of seasonal festivities scheduled this weekend. Thursday, 9:58 AM | 1 comments

Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power' in House Judiciary Committee
Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses. Thursday, 9:37 AM | 18 comments

Ravenswood leadership proposes closing Brentwood, Willow Oaks elementary schools
The Ravenswood City School District has proposed closing two of its schools next fall: Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto and Willow Oaks Elementary in Menlo Park. The plan calls for Willow Oaks students moving to Belle Haven School. Thursday, 8:05 AM

Alleged serial killer pleads not guilty in 1973 murder case
A former Stanford hospital medical technician pleaded not guilty on Monday morning for the 1973 murder of a 21-year-old Stanford University graduate. Wednesday, 4:59 PM

New playground invites kids of all abilities to romp
After nearly five months of closure, the playground at Nealon Park is back and better than ever. Wednesday, 11:33 AM | 7 comments

Earthquake safety retrofit planned for I-280 bridges at Sand Hill, Alpine
The California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, is planning to improve seismic safety at four key local highway bridges. Wednesday, 11:54 AM

New survey detects rapid growth in sudden oak tree death syndrome
A survey of the spread of sudden oak death (SOD) statewide found that oak trees surveyed in Peninsula towns between Redwood City and Los Altos Hills have a 21.6% infection rate, with significant new outbreaks reported. Tuesday, 5:47 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park's office space growth exceeds that of similar small cities in state
A new report finds Menlo Park ranks fifth among small California cities for the amount of office space built in the last five years. A closer look reveals just how much space in the city is devoted to office space per capita. Tuesday, 11:47 AM | 17 comments

Water billing vendor shutters, leaving city scrambling
FATHOM, the water billing contractor that Menlo Park Municipal Water has worked with for the past nine years to read water meters, bill customers and provide customer service, abruptly went out of business at the end of November. Tuesday, 10:28 AM

Holiday Fund: Finding help, and giving it back
The Ecumenical Hunger Program, one of 10 local nonprofits that will benefit from The Almanac's Holiday Fund this year, does much more than satisfy the community's need for food, Executive Director Lesia Preston emphasizes. Tuesday, 10:36 AM

Stanford study finds high schoolers unskilled at assessing online information

Portola Valley school district shares new classroom designs

Bill Gates to award $10 million to local Alzheimer's group

High levels of probable carcinogen reported at Menlo Park restaurant

 

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