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AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Residents to protest appointment of acting attorney general

In response to President Donald Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the appointment of Matthew Whitaker...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by Paul Hild, on Nov 10, 2018 at 5:39 pm | 9 comments | 1817 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Residents protest appointment of acting attorney general

About 20 people protested President Donald Trump's recent appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general in...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2018
Last comment by Barvett, on Nov 10, 2018 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 1003 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jerry Shefren's Zone E in SHD Election

In December of 2017, the Sequoia Healthcare District was presented with 3 maps from which to choose the election Zones to...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 13, 2018
Last comment by mechanical evasion, on Nov 9, 2018 at 3:16 pm | 29 comments | 617 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Wife says missing man has contacted attorney

Portola Valley resident Marc Bajet, who was the subject of a search by the community and the Sheriff's Office last week when...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
There are no comments yet. 6237 Views

OTHER TOPICS

TBW Measure W campaign

In a prior topic, "Vote NO on Measure W Sales Tax" https://www.almanacnews.com/square/2018/08/29/vote-no-on-measure-w-sales-tax TBWB...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 9, 2018 at 2:36 pm | 8 comments | 253 Views

WOODSIDE

Zoo demands custody of Koko's partner, Ndume

The future is in question for Ndume, the 37-year-old male western lowland gorilla who lives at a preserve operated by The...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by Jane A., on Nov 8, 2018 at 7:57 pm | 4 comments | 1051 Views

MENLO PARK

Dumbarton rail project to get full environmental, fiscal analysis

In a sharp acceleration of a project that has for decades lurched through planning processes that haven't gone anywhere,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Nov 8, 2018 at 8:55 am | 4 comments | 2092 Views

AROUND TOWN

Safety changes made to temporary Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange

A number of Menlo Park drivers say they have felt, over the last several weeks, that they've had to take their lives into...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2018
Last comment by MP Resident, on Nov 8, 2018 at 8:18 am | 20 comments | 2297 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley author Autumn Stanley dies

Autumn Joy Stanley, a scholar, author and Portola Valley resident for 60 years, wrote many books, including at least three...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by Maggi, on Nov 8, 2018 at 3:35 am | 1 comment | 1091 Views

AROUND TOWN

Improved bike lanes the result of long but diligent effort

There are new bike lanes across the overpasses where Sand Hill Road crosses Interstate 280. Cyclists have San Mateo County...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2018
Last comment by Pete Heller , on Nov 8, 2018 at 12:14 am | 10 comments | 2839 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Planning Bonus Misapplied in Hampton Inn Case

This correspondence addresses the concept of “Public Benefit,” more specifically, just how much Public Benefit does the...

Original post made by Fred Rose on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by Linda Sadunas, on Nov 7, 2018 at 5:09 pm | 18 comments | 850 Views

SPORTS

Hall of Fame San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey of Woodside dies at 80

It probably never crossed Woodside resident and baseball great Willie McCovey's mind that he might not be remembered after...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2018
Last comment by Linda Craig, on Nov 7, 2018 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 136 Views

AROUND TOWN

Department of Justice monitoring polls in San Mateo County

San Mateo County is among 35 jurisdictions in 19 states that have personnel from the U.S. Department of Justice monitoring...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by fishnet, on Nov 6, 2018 at 7:35 pm | 6 comments | 876 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Betsy Nash for Menlo Park City Council

As an Oak Knoll parent, I support Betsy Nash for Menlo Park City Council, District 4. I appreciate her progressive political...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 6, 2018 at 10:01 am | 5 comments | 315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial endorsement: Yes on Portola Valley district school bond, Measure Z

Should residents of the Portola Valley School District support Measure Z, the $49.5 million bond measure that will raise...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2018
Last comment by active volunteer, on Nov 6, 2018 at 9:56 am | 5 comments | 427 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air returns to San Carlos Airport

Surf Air is back at the San Carlos Airport. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/10/29/surf-air-returns-to-san-carlos-airport...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Justin, on Nov 5, 2018 at 10:06 pm | 18 comments | 1819 Views

MENLO PARK

Park Forest continues to oppose 1704 ECR Project

The following public comments were made to the Planning Commission this evening: November 5, 2018 The 1704 ECR Project ...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 5, 2018
There are no comments yet. 100 Views

OTHER TOPICS

NASA retires Kepler, the 'little spacecraft that could'

After nine years of scanning the stars and discovering thousands of new planets, the Kepler space observatory has run out...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2018
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Nov 4, 2018 at 6:17 pm | 1 comment | 1972 Views

MENLO PARK

On the right track

Longtime Almanac readers may have a feeling of deja vu reading about 13-year-old car racing phenom Jesse Love of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2018
Last comment by Roland Kelly, on Nov 4, 2018 at 3:49 pm | 1 comment | 1312 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley man missing since Wednesday

Volunteers are holding a search party today (Nov. 4) to try to locate 55-year-old Portola Valley resident Marc Bajet, who...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2018
Last comment by Lael Bajet, on Nov 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 6704 Views
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