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Renovated Skylonda 'wellness resort' to reopen Nov. 1

A 28-year-old hotel, resort and conference center in the forest along Skyline Boulevard is taking on yet another identity...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2019
Last comment by spa goer, on Sep 11, 2019 at 1:49 pm | 9 comments | 5066 Views

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Menlo Park police chief may request drones for department

Drones may be part of the future of the Menlo Park Police Department. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2019/09/06/menlo-park-police-considering-request-fo...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 6, 2019 at 6:21 pm | 3 comments | 3664 Views

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Menlo Park man arrested in suspected DUI crash that injured 7-year-old sister pleads not guilty

A 21-year-old Menlo Park man arrested last month on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol following a crash...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by ouch, on Sep 6, 2019 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 2330 Views

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Atherton: Leaf blowers, civic center funding on council agenda

Potential limits on using leaf blowers in town and raising additional funding for the civic center project will be discussed...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by RanchGal, on Sep 4, 2019 at 8:49 pm | 3 comments | 1532 Views

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Nonprofit trying out program to lower ADU construction costs

As more Bay Area communities encourage residents to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that could serve as affordable...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by Cori, on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 578 Views

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Home sales for the week of Aug. 26

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Palo Alto recorded the highest sale at $11,080,00 for a newly constructed...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2019
Last comment by Most expensive, on Sep 4, 2019 at 9:54 am | 3 comments | 2290 Views

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Portola Valley teen advocates for diabetes research in D.C.

How many people can say they've appeared before the United States Senate? Thomas Screven, a 16-year-old Portola Valley resident,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2019
Last comment by Ms. P, on Sep 2, 2019 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 2194 Views

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Atherton: Child injured in DUI crash

A 21-year-old Menlo Park man was arrested on suspicion of DUI and his 7-year-old sibling was taken to a local hospital following...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Tragic, on Aug 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 3613 Views

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DA's Office reveals more details in Haldeman sexual assault case

More information has been made public about the alleged sexual assaults of children by Randolph Haldeman, including that...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Ann R, on Aug 29, 2019 at 10:12 pm | 8 comments | 5281 Views

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Venture capital firm has leased historic Oasis building

The Oasis, a beloved restaurant and bar with wooden booths and an outdoor beer garden that shuttered last year has been leased...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Kevin, on Aug 29, 2019 at 8:17 pm | 16 comments | 5981 Views

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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...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Reality Check, on Aug 25, 2019 at 3:40 pm | 7 comments | 5497 Views

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$875,00 Lawsuit Settlement to Sewer General Manager

Oh my goodness ! How in the world does one man deserve a settlement of $875,000? That's incredible! Daniel Child was...

Original post made by Observer II on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 24, 2019 at 9:49 am | 2 comments | 652 Views

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Menlo Park neighborhood hit with auto burglaries

Menlo Park police received reports of five auto burglaries that occurred in the same general vicinity during the early morning...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Law abiding citizen, on Aug 24, 2019 at 12:00 am | 7 comments | 4839 Views

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San Mateo County property values reach record highs

San Mateo County's property assessment roll increased for the 2019-20 fiscal year, the ninth consecutive year of upward movement. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by oceanflea , on Aug 22, 2019 at 8:10 pm | 10 comments | 5317 Views

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'Village People' prepare to close up shop

Village Stationers, a family-owned stationery store with locations in Menlo Park and Los Altos, will be closing its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Aug 14, 2019 at 5:49 pm | 9 comments | 3431 Views

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Ravenswood could embark on districtwide naming process

Community concern about losing East Palo Alto's recognition of Cesar Chavez with the phasing out of a middle school named...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2019
Last comment by ex resident, on Aug 13, 2019 at 5:11 pm | 3 comments | 2259 Views

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Portola Valley rape suspect convicted on all seven counts

A San Francisco man was found guilty by a jury in Redwood City on Thursday (Aug. 8) of the forcible rape of his girlfriend...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
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Customers follow their noses to Michoacán Market's charcoal-grilled chicken

When Janet and Ruben Robles first started cooking whole chickens to bring in more business to their Menlo Park market, they...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Yummo, on Aug 8, 2019 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 2527 Views

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Peninsula beekeepers divided on the best way to fight a plague

It's not a matter of ==I if== but of ==I when== varroa mites will invade a beehive. But what should beekeepers do, if anything,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2019
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 7, 2019 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 2277 Views

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Troubled Water

Almanac reporter Kate Bradshaw spent more than a year following the story of the Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Company and...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 3, 2019 at 11:11 am | 24 comments | 3590 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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