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Menlo Park: Police investigating possible homicide
Menlo Park police are investigating a possible homicide after a woman was found dead in a house in the 900 block of Valparaiso... Last comment 14 hours ago | 10 comments

Measure W passes with razor-thin margin
Measure W, a half-cent sales tax in San Mateo County, barely cleared the super-majority voter threshold required to pass,... Last comment 12 hours ago | 41 comments

Menlo Park council race: Why did incumbents lose?
Four years ago, Menlo Park City Council members Peter Ohtaki and Kirsten Keith received the most votes citywide compared... Last comment on Dec 13, 2018 at 12:01 pm | 9 comments

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M-A student wins Congressional App Challenge
Anna Quinlan, a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School, won the 2018 18th Congressional District's App Challenge for an insulin pump app she created, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, announced on Dec. 3. Friday, 8:09 PM

Authorities identify homicide victim as former town arborist
The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the woman who was found fatally stabbed in her home in the 900 block of Valparaiso Avenue in Menlo Park on Dec. 12 as Kathleen Anne Hughes Anderson, 62, the former arborist for the town of Atherton. There are still many unanswered questions about the killing and the circumstances leading to the arrest of a suspect on Wednesday, Dec. 12, soon after Hughes Anderson's body was discovered. Friday, 11:30 AM | 12 comments

Rain, wind forecast throughout Bay Area this weekend
The National Weather Service is forecasting rain and wind that will impact the Bay Area and Central Coast today through Monday, with a strong storm arriving on Sunday. Friday, 1:44 PM

BioCellection, co-founder win Pritzker Environmental prize
Entrepreneur Miranda Wang and BioCellection, the Menlo Park-based company she co-founded, have been named the winners of the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award for 2018. Friday, 7:53 AM | 2 comments

Summer program at Phillips Brooks School gets OK
A summer academic program at Phillips Brooks School in Sharon Heights received clearance from the Menlo Park Planning Commission on Dec. 10 to launch for future summers following an initial pilot program this year. Friday, 9:44 AM

Guest opinion: Who is Menlo Park? The answer is in our values
Like many cities in the Bay Area, Menlo Park faces some daunting challenges, from income disparities to traffic congestion. But we can address basic needs and quality of life without sacrificing the core of our community. Friday, 8:36 AM | 5 comments

Holbrook-Palmer Park playing fields closed until mid-January
The playing fields at Holbrook-Palmer Park are closed for annual field maintenance. Friday, 11:37 AM

Woodside council elects new mayor and mayor pro tem
The Woodside Town Council chose council members Daniel Yost and Ned Fluet to serve as the new mayor and mayor pro tempore, respectively, at a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Thursday, 8:53 AM

Bill Widmer is Atherton’s new mayor
Bill Widmer will serve his second term as Atherton's mayor in 2019, while Rick DeGolia has been appointed vice mayor. Fellow council members elected them to their new roles on Dec. 6. Thursday, 11:57 AM

Wireless companies can make offers that cannot be refused
Portola Valley Town Hall is taking steps to prepare for the day when wireless companies, with expectations of quick approval, apply to install antennas for the next generation of wireless technology. Wednesday, 4:24 PM

Police calls: Forgery, flimflammery and finagling
Crime reports from Menlo Park, West Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley Thursday, 10:59 AM

Menlo Park: New council members take dais
At a rare standing room-only meeting in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers Tuesday, Dec. 11, the powers of the council office were transferred warmly from one set of council members to the next. Wednesday, 11:55 AM | 2 comments

Elementary school hit in latest string of Atherton burglaries
Someone stole $14,000 worth of electronics from Encinal Elementary School in Atherton during the first weekend of December, one of the latest in a series of burglaries police are now calling a crime wave. Wednesday, 10:56 AM

Holiday Fund: Helping homeless youth build brighter futures
StarVista, which provides counseling, crisis prevention, youth housing, and outreach programs for San Mateo County residents, is one of 10 nonprofits that benefit from The Almanac's 2018 Holiday Fund. Wednesday, 9:04 AM

Bomb threat at Instagram HQ prompts evacuation
A building owned by Facebook, located at 200 Jefferson Drive in Menlo Park, has been deemed safe after it was evacuated due to an anonymous bomb threat Tuesday evening, according to Menlo Park police. Tuesday, 8:13 PM | 2 comments

Man rescued from fires pleads guilty to arson
A Menlo Park man rescued from one of two fires he started in Palo Alto last month pleaded guilty to all charges on Tuesday, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Tuesday, 4:53 PM | 2 comments

Menlo Park council race: Why did incumbents lose?
Four years ago, Menlo Park City Council members Peter Ohtaki and Kirsten Keith received the most votes citywide compared with their competitors. Last month, under an entirely new district-based voting system, they lost their respective district races by wide margins to two people who volunteer on city commissions, Betsy Nash and Drew Combs. Tuesday, 11:13 AM | 9 comments

Update: Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing

Menlo Park: Toys, volunteers needed for holiday drive

Sprinklers halt kitchen fire at Nativity School

Fiscal responsibility a key priority for new board members

A Woodside treasure

Longtime aging expert, now 88, heeds his own advice

WHOA! responding to animals in need

County officials certify results for local elections

Upcoming meetings in Menlo Park


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