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Top 2016 pay in Menlo Park Fire Protection District: $387,799
A recently released report from the Menlo Park Fire Protection district shows 12 people, including its chief, had total compensation... Last comment 8 hours ago | 122 comments

Menlo Park council shows support for 'sanctuary' ordinances
The Menlo Park City Council took a number of steps Tuesday night to deal with the issue of how the city will treat undocumented... Last comment 13 hours ago | 55 comments

Menlo Park: New east-west bike route trial moves forward
Who knew that a proposal to add some white paint on some roads could induce at least 20 people to wait through hours of... Last comment 10 hours ago | 23 comments

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Two iron workers injured at site of new Facebook building
Two iron workers at the construction site of a new Facebook building in Menlo Park were injured Wednesday after part of the building collapsed, causing them to fall, fire officials said. Thursday, 7:31 AM

Two nonprofits merging; both help students from lower-income families
Peninsula Bridge, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, announced April 26 that the organization will merge with Building Futures Now, an East Palo Alto-based nonprofit to provide broader programs to help students from lower-income families. Wednesday, 11:40 AM

Woodside: Ex-employees sue Filoli, allege age discrimination
Four women recently employed at the Filoli estate in Woodside have sued their former employer, alleging age discrimination among other unlawful and unfair employment and business practices. Wednesday, 10:58 AM | 10 comments

Elementary schools host big science, engineering events
Science and engineering are taking center stage at local elementary schools this week, with a STEAM night Wednesday, April 26, at Oak Knoll School in Menlo Park, a Maker Faire Friday, April 28, at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley, and a Science Night at Encinal School in Atherton, also on Friday. Wednesday, 7:43 AM | 1 comments

U.S. judge blocks Trump's order on 'sanctuary cities'
A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday (April 25) blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatened to deny federal funding to so-called "sanctuary" cities and counties. Tuesday, 3:44 PM | 2 comments

Woodside town hall: Eshoo goes after Trump on tax-return secrecy
President Donald Trump's tax returns and his refusal to release them was topic No. 1 for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, who took questions for about two hours Saturday, April 22, during a town-hall-style meeting in a gymnasium at Canada College in Woodside. Wednesday, 12:25 PM

Crime reports from Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park
This information is from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Tuesday, 2:33 PM

Menlo Park fire district earns 'very good' fire rating
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has earned a Class 2 fire rating, which is considered very good and affects the cost of homeowner and business insurance, Chief Harold Schapelhouman said. Wednesday, 5:57 PM

SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds
San Francisco and Peninsula elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for a Caltrain electrification project that is expected to add capacity to the busy transit corridor.
Wednesday, 12:25 PM | 4 comments

Have aspirations to become a news reporter?
The Almanac is looking for summer interns with an interest in learning news reporting skills for online and print. Wednesday, 10:47 AM

Atherton: Worker rescued after fall at home construction site
A worker on a home construction site, who was injured after falling 15 to 18 feet into a basement area at the site, was rescued by firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District shortly after noon on April 21. Tuesday, 11:24 AM | 2 comments

Transportation commission posts vital data online
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has expanded its Vital Signs website to including Bay Area data on such vital topics as housing affordability, poverty rates and life expectancy. Tuesday, 6:06 PM

Menlo Park: Chelsea Clinton draws large crowd at Kepler's
Chelsea Clinton, former First Daughter and the closest person to date to earning the title from both parents, came to Kepler's Books in Menlo Park on April 18 to promote her own work and to sign copies of her book, "It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!" Tuesday, 11:41 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Kepler's joins Facebook's Small Business Council
Kepler's Books announced it has been selected to join Facebook's 2017 U.S. Small Business Council. Tuesday, 11:20 AM

Atherton seeks volunteers for town committees

Menlo Park: Vets help train service dogs

Menlo Park council appoints 10 to city commissions

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