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MOVIES

'Dumbo' takes flight under Tim Burton

"Dumbo" is a strange beast, indeed. I don't mean the character of an elephant born with ears so big he can flap them and...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by watcher, on Mar 29, 2019 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 575 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Consultant: Staffing cuts ahead for Ravenswood

Difficult budget decisions are looming for the Ravenswood City School District, where staff is projecting potential layoffs...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2019
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 29, 2019 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 1378 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton considers license plate readers as burglaries continue

In response to a rash of residential burglaries that have plagued the town since November, Atherton staff will study the...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm | 23 comments | 2332 Views

MENLO PARK

Raging to save the redwoods

A group of residents, joined on Saturday by the Raging Grannies, gathered on Saturday and Sunday at El Camino Real and Ravenswood...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by Has Been, on Mar 28, 2019 at 5:26 pm | 8 comments | 2505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Linda Creighton: principal of 'the best place to spend your childhood'

In a single day, Laurel School Principal Linda Creighton transitions from making the eight-minute drive between her school's...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 2585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New members bring business experience to Las Lomitas board

Two new members have taken their seats on the Las Lomitas Elementary School District governing board: Parents Dana Nunn and...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Katie, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:04 pm | 2 comments | 1773 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ousted superintendent violated harassment policy in comments about employees with children

An external investigation found that Gloria Hernandez-Goff, the ousted superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by Clean House Now, on Mar 27, 2019 at 7:56 pm | 3 comments | 2087 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo fire board OKs study of district's property needs after $30M in spending

After spending nearly $30 million on real estate acquisitions since 2006, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 27, 2019 at 6:27 pm | 10 comments | 2238 Views

MENLO PARK

What in the world is“Congestion Relief/Management”?

Hate traffic? You’re not alone! It’s an annoying, awful, debilitating (insert your favorite frustrated adjective here)...

Original post made by Jen Wolosin on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by MPer, on Mar 27, 2019 at 1:07 pm | 6 comments | 767 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Relieve traffic congestion by reviving a rail line

The time is now to explore how to leverage the potential of a public-private partnership in order to determine if we can...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by MP resident, on Mar 26, 2019 at 5:58 pm | 5 comments | 2482 Views

AROUND TOWN

George Comstock: Silicon Valley pioneer and Portola Valley civic leader dies

George Comstock, who managed to fit several lifetimes of achievements into his 95 years, died on March 11 at his beloved...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by John A. Fiske, on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:57 pm | 2 comments | 3947 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council talks about transportation, development and affordable housing

Menlo Park's City Council is scheduled to talk about a number of significant topics at its meeting tonight (Tuesday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Lydia, on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:51 pm | 5 comments | 1361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In East Palo Alto, a microcosm of the state's heated charter school debate

As California's charter school movement booms and polarizes public education, educators, elected officials and researchers...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
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OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Relieve traffic congestion by reviving a rail line

As elected leaders representing the cities of Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Redwood City, and unincorporated North Fair Oaks,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2019
Last comment by Adina, on Mar 24, 2019 at 6:35 pm | 1 comment | 582 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council starts downtown plan review

While the Menlo Park City Council decided to put off making any major decisions about the city's El Camino Real/downtown...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by menloresident, on Mar 24, 2019 at 5:42 am | 10 comments | 2809 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Atherton considers license plate readers to combat crime spree

In response to a rash of burglaries in town, the Atherton Police Department will ask the City Council at its meeting on Wednesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by data on homes?, on Mar 23, 2019 at 4:20 pm | 11 comments | 1666 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Planning Commission supports 140-unit affordable apartment complex

A proposal to build a large affordable housing complex in Menlo Park cleared another hurdle March 12 when the city's Planning...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Alan, on Mar 23, 2019 at 2:14 pm | 5 comments | 3307 Views

MENLO PARK

Public outcry prompts further scrutiny for prominent redwoods

About 30 local residents showed up at Menlo Park City Hall for a public forum on Tuesday, expressing strong opposition to...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Katherine, on Mar 23, 2019 at 2:07 pm | 11 comments | 4432 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Earthquake drill scheduled Saturday in Woodside

Passersby who see a lot of emergency activity in Woodside Saturday morning (March 23) will probably just be noticing an earthquake...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by VIcki Coe, on Mar 22, 2019 at 5:47 pm | 1 comment | 1340 Views

AROUND TOWN

Embattled Ravenswood superintendent forced to resign

Three weeks after placing the Ravenswood City School District's controversial superintendent on paid administrative leave,...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Yes, Corrupted Employees Out Now!, on Mar 21, 2019 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 1608 Views
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The Almanac Readers' Choice ballot is here

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