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Menlo Park unveils three conceptual plans for Middle Ave bike/ped crossing
Menlo Park transportation engineers and consultants unveiled three conceptual designs for a bike and pedestrian crossing... Last comment on May 17, 2019 at 3:05 pm | 15 comments

Ester Bugna, historian, library commissioner and lifelong Menlo Park resident, dies at 84
Ester Bugna, a dedicated member of the Menlo Park Historical Association and Library Commission until her last days, died... Last comment on May 17, 2019 at 10:10 am | 4 comments

For stressed-out families, local doctors are prescribing a new fix: public parks
It's no secret that getting outdoors is good for people. Bay Area health officials have been at the heart of a growing movement... Last comment 12 minutes ago | 14 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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Portola Valley may update its 1964-vintage general plan
Portola Valley is considering an update to its current general plan, which was adopted in 1964. The plan would take a long-term perspective into the future and would be a road map for future development. Monday, 9:30 AM

Home Sales
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest home sale at $6.8 million for a 5,196-square-foot home with six bedrooms and six bathrooms on Bay Laurel Drive. Sunday, 8:49 AM

National Merit Scholarship winners announced
Five high school students who attend schools in The Almanac's coverage area have been named winners of National Merit Scholarships of $2,500. Saturday, 8:35 AM | 1 comments

Cal Fire plans work along Kings Mountain Road next month
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is planning to begin its major fire suppression project along Kings Mountain Road in and near San Mateo County's Huddart Park early in June.
Friday, 4:02 PM | 2 comments

Menlo Park fire board meeting gets contentious
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board moved forward with a plan for an emergency notification system and agreed to ratify a Joint Powers Authority agreement May 14, but there was disagreement behind both those decisions. Friday, 11:42 AM | 4 comments

Talking trash
Local garbage-processing centers face new challenges because of a change in China's policy on accepting recycling, which severely restricts the type and purity level of material that can be shipped there for processing. Friday, 8:14 AM

Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020
Senate Bill 50, a contentious bill that aimed to encourage more housing near transit, suffered a setback Thursday when the state Senate Appropriation Committee chair announced that the bill will not be brought for a hearing until 2020. Thursday, 3:07 PM | 4 comments

Arrest in 1970s cold-case murder points to serial killer
Nearly six months after a Hayward man was charged in another murder that had gone unsolved for decades, DNA evidence has led investigators to accuse him of the 1974 killing of a 21-year-old woman near the Stanford University campus. Thursday, 12:22 PM

Woodside: SB 50 may enable conversion of single-family homes to multi-family
One of Woodside's long-term goals has been to protect the "rural character" of the community, but a new provision of the proposed state Senate Bill 50 could work to create more housing density than currently exists. Thursday, 11:14 AM

Historian, library commissioner and lifelong Menlo Park resident Ester Bugna dies at 84
Ester Bugna, a dedicated member of the Menlo Park Historical Association and Library Commission until her last days, died May 6 at the age of 84. Thursday, 7:36 AM | 4 comments

Spurred by loss, teacher organizes suicide awareness walk in Woodside
Jaclyn Petty, a fourth-grade teacher in Palo Alto whose brother died by suicide in 2016, is organizing the Peninsula's first-ever Hike for Hope on May 19 in Woodside to raise money for suicide awareness. Thursday, 9:31 AM

Ravenswood board approves contract for interim superintendent
Gina Sudaria will stay on as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent through next year or until a new superintendent is hired under a contract the school board approved for her last week. Wednesday, 4:43 PM

Ravenswood redwoods to face ax after council's final ruling
Following a months-long appeal process led by a group of residents seeking to preserve seven redwood trees at the corner of El Camino Real at Ravenswood Avenue, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 to let the trees come down. Wednesday, 11:56 AM | 4 comments

Local photographer illuminates the many faces of immigration
Menlo Park resident Mark Tuschman has earned accolades for his international photography. Now, he has turned his photographic lens closer to home to explore a topic that resonates with him on a deep personal level: immigration. Wednesday, 8:29 AM

Menlo Park unveils three conceptual plans for bike/ped crossing
Menlo Park transportation engineers and consultants unveiled three conceptual designs for a bike and pedestrian crossing beneath the Caltrain tracks at Middle Avenue on Monday. Wednesday, 11:16 AM | 15 comments

Bay Area forecast: Cool, wet, unseasonable weather this week
A stretch of unseasonable weather is back in the Bay Area, starting last night and continuing through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday, 10:30 AM

Construction on Portola Valley schools to start this summer
The Portola Valley School District will launch construction projects this summer funded by Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs and renovations on its two campuses. Tuesday, 7:19 PM | 2 comments

Polito to head Las Lomitas district
Woodside Elementary School District Superintendent Beth Polito will head the neighboring Las Lomitas School District beginning July 1. Friday, 11:38 AM | 1 comments

Home sales
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Atherton recorded the highest home sale at $24 million for a contemporary 13,014-square-foot home with seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms on Faxon Road. Monday, 9:14 AM

The Blitz aims to wipe out sudden oak death

Volunteers fix up Belle Haven homes for National Rebuilding Day

For stressed-out families, local doctors are prescribing a new fix: public parks

Radioactive material found in late SLAC scientist's home identified

Menlo Park photographer's monthlong exhibit showcases local hiking spots

 

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