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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park meeting: Attendees prefer current site for proposed new library

If a new Menlo Park main library is going to be built, it should be on the library's current site. That seemed to be the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by pay it forward, on Jan 19, 2018 at 2:12 am | 2 comments | 1196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: Enrollment drops in all local elementary school districts

The high prices of local housing may be pushing young families away from local school districts, a demographer's report says,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm | 22 comments | 5317 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: 29 apply for Menlo Park district advisory committee

The applications may have come in last-minute, but they came in. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/10/menlo-park-33-apply-for-district-advisory-com...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Rube, on Jan 18, 2018 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 1948 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Site, uses of new Menlo Park library up for discussion

Questions of where to locate a planned new Menlo Park main library and what other uses should be accommodated there are among...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by really?, on Jan 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm | 14 comments | 1206 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo fire district employee contract offers raises, more benefits

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which according to the state has the highest average wages of any state or local...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:15 am | 19 comments | 1153 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to consider poles, trees, alarms, tax on Wednesday

In addition to the fire services fiscal review, on the Atherton City Council's agenda Wednesday there are: Caltrain poles,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm | 12 comments | 1295 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's behind former Filoli employees' departures?

Documents the Almanac obtained from a Public Records Act request may shine light on why at least a dozen Filoli employees...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Lizzie H, on Jan 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm | 7 comments | 4050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Self-made gallerist launches new art, event space

Opening an art gallery and event space had been a years-long dream for Menlo Park's Jill Layman. As a single mom with little...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 2430 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council may bring 'charter' option to voters

To kick off 2018, the Menlo Park City Council is going to be digging deeper than just setting new goals -- though that's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by athertonhorses, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 1022 Views

MENLO PARK

Coffeebar opens in Menlo Park

Menlo Park now has a new caffeine option: Coffeebar, which "soft opened" on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 1149 Chestnut St. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2018
Last comment by athertonhorses, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 3768 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Deputies encounter man with firearm and loaded, large-capacity magazine

Crime reports from Woodside, Menlo Park, Ladera and West Menlo Park Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/14/police-calls-deputies-encounter-man-with-fi...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jan 17, 2018 at 9:39 am | 1 comment | 2448 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton study shows taxpayers pay more than twice what fire services cost

A study of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District commissioned by Atherton shows that the district spends less than half...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by HLipton, on Jan 17, 2018 at 7:15 am | 40 comments | 4692 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Park renamed in honor of WWII hero Karl Clark

The city of Menlo Park will formally rename the 1-acre Marketplace Park in Belle Haven after Karl Clark, a World War II Navy...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by John Lavrakas, on Jan 17, 2018 at 6:54 am | 1 comment | 1130 Views

MENLO PARK

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak at Stanford

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to discuss the future of Syria during an event at Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Jose Izmirian, on Jan 17, 2018 at 4:57 am | 1 comment | 923 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Change is hard

For 29 years Filoli, the historic Woodside estate owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, celebrated the holiday...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by DeeDee Stovel, on Jan 16, 2018 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 227 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Filoli reaches employee lawsuit settlement •Management of historic estate accused of age discrimination, other violations.

A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing Filoli of age discrimination and other violations of employment...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Lonnie Wilson, on Jan 16, 2018 at 7:36 am | 1 comment | 234 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley promotes safer rodent control

Portola Valley is turning a common pest problem into a plug for environmental preservation. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/13/portola-valley-prom...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Ginger Hummer Creevy, on Jan 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm | 2 comments | 1152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Make Menlo Park great again with Trump-linked lobbyist?

Hiring a lobbying firm closely associated with President Trump does not sit right with much of the Menlo Park community,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Fake News?, on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm | 35 comments | 2581 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local filmmakers to launch documentary series on Silicon Valley

Menlo Park documentarian duo Kiki Kapany and Michael Schwarz of Kikim Media are releasing a three-part documentary all about...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2018
Last comment by Susie Norris, on Jan 14, 2018 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 2275 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Council works to resolve civic center-related negative cash flow

A close look has shown Atherton officials that they should have all the money needed to build a new civic center, but also...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Jan 13, 2018 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 926 Views
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