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Menlo fire board approves new firefighter contract

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board has approved a five-year contract with the 102-member firefighters' union...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 9, 2018 at 9:20 am | 23 comments | 3356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanley Webb, longtime owner of Webb Ranch, dies

Stanley Webb, the owner of Webb Ranch, changed the ranch's focus from dairy farming and growing strawberries to boarding...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2018
Last comment by McQuarrie family, on Sep 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm | 5 comments | 4345 Views

ATHERTON

Council OKs civic center design cuts, but hears donors may renege on pledges

Atherton's City Council approved at least $2.5 million in cost-saving design changes for a new administration and police...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by Cold Water, on Sep 7, 2018 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 1240 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: How can town cut cost of civic center?

Should Atherton save money by building only a new police headquarters while deferring the building of its other offices and...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by The Answer is Quite Clear, on Sep 7, 2018 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 215 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: State board reviews appeal by Menlo Park residents to transfer school districts

For the second time in the past 30 years, the California State Board of Education is deciding the fate of an appeal to transfer...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2018
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Sep 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm | 8 comments | 2548 Views

MENLO PARK

Fugitive arrested, extradited back to Menlo Park

Nearly nine years after a street race along Bayfront Expressway led to a car crash that caused the death of 6-year-old Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by Disgusted, on Sep 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 201 Views

SPORTS

Local cyclists re-create strenuous Irish ride for 87-year-old fellow rider

Shaun Brennan, at 87 the senior member of the Geezi (they say it's plural for geezer) bike group, was unable to make his...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2018
Last comment by Tremendous!, on Sep 7, 2018 at 6:20 am | 2 comments | 3634 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Will Surf Air soon stop flying?

Surf Air's distinctive blue and white planes may soon disappear from Peninsula skies, but not because of continuing noise...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2018
Last comment by Ken, on Sep 6, 2018 at 9:14 pm | 55 comments | 11472 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board of Supervisors moves to ban flamethrowers

Flamethrowers are not yet illegal possessions for the general public in unincorporated San Mateo County, but a process is...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2018
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 6, 2018 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 937 Views

WOODSIDE

Just ride!

Some things that haven't changed about Shaun Brennan in the more than 60 years since he emigrated from Dublin, Ireland: the...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2018
Last comment by Bruce Matheson, on Sep 6, 2018 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 910 Views

MENLO PARK

Study: Stanford can triple its density

As Stanford University advances its request to add more than 2 million square feet of academic space to its campus by 2035,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2018
Last comment by really?, on Sep 6, 2018 at 8:53 am | 4 comments | 2239 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Median Bay Area home price drops slightly in July

The median sale price for homes sold in the Bay Area in July was down 2.9 percent to $850,000 from the record high of $875,000...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2018
Last comment by Facts, on Sep 5, 2018 at 5:08 pm | 4 comments | 951 Views

MENLO PARK

Brown Act violation may postpone Menlo Park library talks until 2019

Due to what is being characterized as an inadvertent Brown Act violation, the Menlo Park City Council could postpone its...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2018
Last comment by Flash Gordon, on Sep 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm | 34 comments | 4705 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: How can Atherton cut cost of civic center?

Atherton's City Council will hold an early morning meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to discuss options for reducing the cost...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2018
Last comment by Local news, on Sep 5, 2018 at 12:50 pm | 7 comments | 1196 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Facebook to open 'community hub' in Menlo Park for local nonprofits

Facebook announced on Aug. 28 that it plans to open a Menlo Park "community hub" in early 2019 that will provide a place...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2018
Last comment by confused, on Sep 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 1871 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Supervisors to consider flamethrower ban

Flamethrowers are an uncommon possession, and soon they may be illegal in parts of San Mateo County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2018
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 4, 2018 at 9:50 am | 10 comments | 1292 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cities' collaboration leads to interim Peninsula Bikeway

For two years, city managers from Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood City, along with senior staff at Stanford,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2018
Last comment by commuter, on Sep 3, 2018 at 11:54 am | 10 comments | 3829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Camper readies for Labor Day opening in Menlo Park

Camper is ready to breathe new life into the Menlo Park dining scene. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/08/30/camper-readies-for-labor-day-opening-in-...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 2, 2018 at 8:47 am | 3 comments | 2013 Views

WOODSIDE

Arts fair returns to Kings Mountain for Labor Day weekend

If you're in the mood for perusing fine art and maybe buying a piece or two, you're in luck. The Kings Mountain Art Fair,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2018
Last comment by Alice Deutscher, on Sep 1, 2018 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 2683 Views

MENLO PARK

Draeger's rethinking its loading zone

A Menlo Park City Council hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 28 regarding an appeal over a proposed new three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by whatever, on Aug 31, 2018 at 10:03 pm | 4 comments | 1945 Views
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