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Saint Frank Coffee and Schmidt family offices open near Menlo Park Caltrain station
Menlo Park is now officially home to the headquarters of the family foundation and office of former Google chairman Eric... Last comment 1 hour ago | 6 comments

Cannabis ban, Willow Village EIR contract, new El Camino building and more on Menlo Park council agenda
The Menlo Park City Council has a busy evening in store for its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Read the full story here... Last comment 16 hours ago | 3 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. Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017


New effort in the works to build trail from Bay to ocean
Land conservation agencies and local jurisdictions are teaming up behind a bold new plan to build a trail that would allow people to travel by foot, bicycle or horse from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Wednesday, 10:26 AM

Local elementary school students return to the classroom this week
The new school year has begun for local public elementary school districts, with most students returning to their classrooms today after the summer break. Wednesday, 7:57 AM

Election canceled for Portola Valley school board
The Portola Valley School District's school board election for this fall has been canceled because the number of qualified candidates in the race was equal to the number of open seats, according to county officials. Tuesday, 2:41 PM

Saint Frank Coffee and Schmidt family philanthropic offices open near Caltrain station
Menlo Park is now officially home to the headquarters of the family foundation and office of former Google chairman Eric Schmidt and a new Peninsula outpost of coffee vendor Saint Frank Coffee. Tuesday, 9:05 AM | 6 comments

Public comment period for county's Flood Park project review is open
Plans by San Mateo County to renovate Flood Park, a 24-acre park nestled in Menlo Park's residential Suburban Park, Lorelei Manor and Flood Triangle neighborhoods, are slowly moving forward. Monday, 3:06 PM | 1 comments

Woodside middle school principal moves into superintendent's office
After nearly two decades with the Woodside Elementary School District, Steve Frank is now filling the district's top management role. Tuesday, 10:50 AM

Fissures emerge between Ravenswood school trustees
Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and old trustees are struggling to find common ground.
Monday, 8:32 AM | 2 comments

From the fields to canvas
California's Salinas Valley, with its fertile fields and high yield of food crops, is known as the Salad Bowl of the World. Sarah Phillips Deen knew it for much of her 83 years of life as home. Sunday, 9:11 AM

Menlo Park skydivers to be inducted into Hall of Fame
Alan Eustace and Deke Sonnichson, both of Menlo Park, hadn't known each other -- or of each other's skydiving achievement -- until they met recently at Cafe Borrone to speak to The Almanac. Saturday, 7:41 AM

Preparing for the worst
Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team Pesident Tom Prussing talks about disaster preparedness and how he became passionate about the topic. Friday, 3:58 PM

New high school opens, but construction is ongoing
TIDE Academy, a new high school in Menlo Park, opened for the first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 14, but construction is ongoing because of project setbacks, according to school officials.  Friday, 11:25 AM | 5 comments

Menlo Park neighborhood hit with auto burglaries

Local home sales for the week of Aug. 5

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