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AROUND TOWN

What happens when Atherton Town Council extends its "fiscal equity" scam to our schools?

The Atherton Town Council has for the last six years been conducting a so-called Municipal Services Review of the services...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 29, 2020
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OTHER TOPICS

'There's no silver bullet': Dr. Priscilla Chan on housing, transparency and applying a pediatrician's mindset to making change

It's been four years since Dr. Priscilla Chan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg formed the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to guide...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Whaaaat?, on Jan 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm | 2 comments | 3040 Views

ATHERTON

Safety, preserving 'single-family home environment' among mayor's goals

Rick DeGolia, Atherton's mayor for 2020, sat down with The Almanac to outline his goals for the year. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2020 at 3:45 pm | 2 comments | 2037 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parcel tax, enrollment and employee compensation on Menlo Park school board agenda

The Menlo Park City School District board of trustees faces a full agenda at its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9, reviewing...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 27, 2020 at 11:49 pm | 41 comments | 2731 Views

AROUND TOWN

13 vehicles burglarized on Stanford campus Saturday

Thirteen vehicle burglaries were reported Saturday at three parking lots on the Stanford University campus, according to...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Vandals at the Gate, on Jan 27, 2020 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 3648 Views

OTHER TOPICS

You've just been named California's homelessness czar — what's your first move?

Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken grief for failing to fulfill what seems like an achievable campaign promise: appointing a homelessness...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2020
Last comment by GND, on Jan 27, 2020 at 10:19 am | 4 comments | 2161 Views

MENLO PARK

Safe gun-storage requirement debate ahead in Menlo Park

Menlo Park Vice Mayor Drew Combs has proposed that the City Council consider an ordinance requiring all community residents...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Kelly, on Jan 26, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 7 comments | 2406 Views

MENLO PARK

Who's watching?

Crimes and a heightened awareness about school security are leading local school district officials to join other school...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 24, 2020 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 2402 Views

MENLO PARK

Community safety advocate announces run for Menlo Park council

Jennifer Wolosin, the founder of the Parents for Safe Routes organization, has announced she is running for the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Bike Menlo Park, on Jan 24, 2020 at 1:38 pm | 8 comments | 3332 Views

MENLO PARK

Council agrees to pay up for study of fully elevated grade separation option

In the ongoing discussion of how best to separate at-grade rail crossings, the Menlo Park City Council took a small step...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Bike Menlo Park, on Jan 24, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 20 comments | 2664 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Facebook unveils preliminary drawings of new Belle Haven community center

Facebook's proposal to build a new library and multi-generational community center in Belle Haven is moving forward in earnest...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Thanks MP for SB 50, on Jan 24, 2020 at 12:23 am | 1 comment | 2554 Views

MENLO PARK

Senate Bill 50 returns -- and so does Peninsula's housing debate

Responding to local concerns about the top-down mandates of his contentious bill, SB 50, state Sen. Scott Wiener in early...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Reality, on Jan 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm | 17 comments | 2162 Views

MENLO PARK

Feldman's Books not eligible for historic protections, Planning Commission decides

The Menlo Park building that houses Feldman's Books -- and was formerly home to Martin J. McCarthy Groceries and East-West...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by MPer, on Jan 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 9 comments | 2344 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton signs off on Caltrain proposal to permanently close its train station

The Atherton City Council decided on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to accept a proposal from Caltrain to permanently close the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 23, 2020 at 6:48 am | 29 comments | 11304 Views

OTHER TOPICS

State Senate candidate’s mom puts $460K toward son’s campaign

A candidate hoping to represent South San Francisco to Sunnyvale in the California Senate received a major campaign boost...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Public take over, on Jan 22, 2020 at 5:42 pm | 2 comments | 1794 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council rejects solar project at Town Hall

The Woodside Town Council backed away from a project that would have used solar panels to supply Town Hall and the historic...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Woodside parent/grandparentveteran Woodside parent, on Jan 22, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 5 comments | 2013 Views

MENLO PARK

Guild Theatre construction temporarily narrows El Camino to one lane

Locals, brace for traffic. Construction work at the Guild Theatre site is narrowing sections of El Camino Real and Ravenswood...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Soccer mom, on Jan 22, 2020 at 11:08 am | 5 comments | 2814 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Auto burglars hit 10 vehicles in Ladera shopping center Wednesday evening

Ten vehicles were reported burglarized in the parking lot of the Ladera shopping center on Wednesday evening (Jan. 15), according...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Astounding!, on Jan 22, 2020 at 10:01 am | 9 comments | 3489 Views

MENLO PARK

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $3.5M to tackle 'pressing community needs'

The nonprofit Chan Zuckerberg Initiative distributed nearly $3.5 million in grants to 40 Bay Area organizations working to...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Pot Meet Kettle, on Jan 22, 2020 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 2288 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Neely Wine's tasting room plans meet further resistance by residents

A plan to permit a tasting room and event center at Neely Wine in the middle of Portola Valley met with further caution from...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by les marks, on Jan 21, 2020 at 2:47 pm | 18 comments | 3295 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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