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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park family helps raise more than $16 million to reunite immigrant families

After seeing a striking photo of a 2-year-old child crying after being separated from her family by border patrol agents,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2018
Last comment by Menlocat, 4 minutes ago | 2 comments | 416 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Planning commissioner Drew Combs considering second council run

Menlo Park planning commissioner, 2014 City Council candidate and current Facebook employee Drew Combs has informed The Almanac...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2018
Last comment by Observer, 5 minutes ago | 20 comments | 1392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laurel families gang up to bike to school

Jen Wolosin said she wanted to make sure her son had the chance to ride his bike to school at the Laurel School Lower Campus...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2018
Last comment by Elizabeth, 12 minutes ago | 2 comments | 455 Views

MENLO PARK

Belle Haven 2nd Class Citizens When It Comes To Traffic

The city council gives a few signs to Belle Haven for major traffic problem but the "wealthier" folks on North Lemon where...

Original post made by whatever on Jun. 20, 2018
Last comment by peninsula resident, 42 minutes ago | 2 comments | 72 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park budget clears final hurdle

With fresh, steady money coming from new hotels and double-digit increases in property value assessments since last year,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2018
Last comment by Mailing it in, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 215 Views

WOODSIDE

Police calls: Woodside woman wires $15,000 to bail out her 'grandson'

Crime reports from Woodside, Atherton, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/06/19/police-calls-woodside-woman-wires-15000-...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2018
Last comment by Asian calls aplenty, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 2123 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Corporation formed in effort to buy Alpine Inn

News of a community investment opportunity to safeguard the future of a much-loved burger joint -- the Alpine Inn -- should...

Original post made on May. 17, 2018
Last comment by Stanford '58, 4 hours ago | 33 comments | 9943 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: If information is power, Menlo Park's main library is about to short-circuit

In an age where "information is power," 21st century public libraries can provide arsenals of invaluable resources for personal...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2018
Last comment by numbers, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 109 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: What's next for Atherton's civic center?

The Atherton City Council was supposed to be awarding the bid for its new civic center at its Wednesday, June 20, meeting...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2018
Last comment by Hijacking, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 1014 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Commuters and weekend through traffic are making roads less safe, parents tell council

Traffic rerouting services for commuters threaten pedestrian safety in Woodside, particularly on roads used by children to...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2018
Last comment by Slow growth county, 17 hours ago | 34 comments | 2603 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Planning Commission tackles housing, traffic, parking in downtown plan review

Menlo Park's Planning Commission on June 18 hosted two study sessions that pointed to two very different scales for development...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2018
Last comment by James Madison, 20 hours ago | 6 comments | 1103 Views

MENLO PARK

Schapelhouman gets three-year contract extension and raises

The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has enthusiastically and unanimously approved a three-year contract...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2018
Last comment by What??, on Jun 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm | 2 comments | 693 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Planning Commissioner Drew Combs considering council run

Menlo Park planning commissioner, 2014 City Council candidate and current Facebook employee Drew Combs has informed The Almanac...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2018
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Jun 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm | 2 comments | 109 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo fire district warns of 'catastrophic consequences' from mobility issues

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has sent letters to the municipalities it covers asking for joint meetings to address...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by Full response not necessary, on Jun 20, 2018 at 9:45 am | 23 comments | 3183 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-Theranos executives indicted by federal grand jury

The former CEO and COO of embattled blood-testing company Theranos have been indicted by a federal grand jury for an alleged...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Jun 19, 2018 at 10:48 pm | 2 comments | 1187 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Fire board to consider extending chief's employment

On the agenda when the Menlo fire board meets Tuesday night: extending Chief Harold Schapelhouman's employment contract through...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2018
Last comment by Just the Facts, on Jun 19, 2018 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 808 Views

ATHERTON

Back to the drawing board for Atherton?

Only two of the five contractors Atherton had prequalified to bid on the project to build the town's new civic center complex...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm | 13 comments | 3330 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Planning Commission to discuss potential revisions to downtown plan

The Menlo Park Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss tonight (Monday, June 18) possible revisions to a development...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2018
Last comment by civic engagement, on Jun 19, 2018 at 10:45 am | 4 comments | 778 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside: Residents express concern about 'plans' for new fire station

Residents in the vicinity of Haciendas Drive in Woodside turned out on Tuesday evening (June 12) to complain to the Town...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by FF, on Jun 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 1046 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Services for former Atherton finance director John Johns

A memorial Mass for former town of Atherton finance director John Paul Johns, who died on June 2 at the age of 58, will be...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by Trial, on Jun 18, 2018 at 1:39 pm | 6 comments | 1370 Views
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U-Pick at Webb Ranch
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,383 views

Modern Hospice Care and The Death of Ivan Ilyich
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Couples: “It’s Not My Problem. It’s Your Problem.”
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 36 views