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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Second principal of TIDE Academy leaves before new school opens

TIDE Academy, a new magnet high school in Menlo Park set to open Aug. 14, is still working to fill staff positions after...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Aug 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 7 comments | 4305 Views

AROUND TOWN

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
There are no comments yet. 2421 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford Inn redevelopment moves forward

Plans to redevelop the 82-year-old Stanford Inn at 115 El Camino Real appear to be headed in a direction favorable to the...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 8, 2019 at 8:45 pm | 8 comments | 3014 Views

MENLO PARK

Appeals court says class action lawsuit against Facebook can proceed

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Thursday (Aug. 8) that Facebook users in Illinois can proceed with a class...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Aug 8, 2019 at 6:06 pm | 1 comment | 1503 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park announces three leadership appointments

The city of Menlo Park has made three new appointments to leadership positions, according to an Aug. 1 announcement. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Downtown, on Aug 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 5 comments | 2536 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2246 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1954 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Samaritan House opens Menlo Park location

Samaritan House, a San Mateo-based nonprofit that serves residents in need, has opened a new satellite location at 871 Hamilton...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2079 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Support for Brownrigg for the state senate

With state Senator Jerry Hill termed out, several candidates have stepped forward to fill the seat. The district runs from...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by My home too, on Aug 6, 2019 at 4:15 am | 4 comments | 664 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: It's past time for Menlo Park to go electric on blowers

Up and down the Peninsula, towns and cities are being proactive around our climate change crisis. One of the ways this is...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2019
Last comment by Twentse, on Aug 5, 2019 at 12:55 pm | 5 comments | 3030 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park vandalism, assault defendant to get Sept. 30 jury trial

A San Diego man who was arrested for vandalizing cars, making threats, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest in...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by politically correct, on Aug 5, 2019 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1394 Views

MENLO PARK

Hate crime charge dropped in Menlo Park vandalism case

Prosecutors have dropped two initial counts against a San Diego man after a court hearing for an April 24 incident in Menlo...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by four dead in ohio, on Aug 4, 2019 at 7:50 am | 3 comments | 2076 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: It's past time for Menlo Park to go electric on blowers

Up and down the Peninsula, towns and cities are being proactive around our climate change crisis. One of the ways this is...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 3, 2019 at 1:42 pm | 4 comments | 357 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 3068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New face in Las Lomitas superintendent's office

After eight years as the superintendent of the Woodside Elementary School District, Beth Polito is eager to get her feet...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by W Menlo Mom, on Aug 2, 2019 at 11:12 pm | 1 comment | 2299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School bond debt should be serviced by funds from sale or lease of school district properties

Since the vote threshold for school bond measures was lowered to 55%, total school bond debt in San Mateo County has risen...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 12, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 327 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ladera Preschool closes after 53 years

A celebration on July 14 commemorated the legacy of the Ladera Community Church Preschool, which has closed after 53 years...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Ian Reed , on Aug 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 2501 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pay hike for Atherton city manager

Atherton City Council members voted on July 17 to award City Manager George Rodericks a pay increase of about 7%, bringing...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Ok, on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 1457 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council wants resident feedback on traffic congestion plan

To address traffic congestion, Atherton officials will start by gathering feedback from residents, and staff will study priority...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Edna Randolph, on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:52 pm | 4 comments | 1575 Views

MENLO PARK

One-woman show spotlights resilience in face of challenge

Menlo Park native Maria Fadiman will take the stage at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto on Aug. 3 in...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Aug 1, 2019 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1773 Views
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