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Menlo Park: new assistant community development director named

Chuck Andrews, a senior building inspector working with the city of Menlo Park, has been promoted to become the city's assistant...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1197 Views

MENLO PARK

A very thoughtful memo on Menlo Park's development policies

Suggestions from Lynne Bramlett, July 5, 2019 1 MEMO To: City Council From: Lynne Bramlett Date: July 5, 2019 Re: Suggestions...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 6, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jul 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm | 9 comments | 440 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook housing program helps teachers stay local

When the Menlo Park City Council approved Facebook's campus expansion in 2016, it required the company to help address some...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jul 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments | 1608 Views

MENLO PARK

Following his road not taken

At age 45, Steve Blank retired from a career as a serial entrepreneur who co-founded three startups in Silicon Valley and...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jul 14, 2019 at 11:52 am | 4 comments | 1817 Views

MENLO PARK

Experts sound the alarm on 2020 election-meddling

Will deception on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter be a major threat in the upcoming 2020 election? According...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by Starman, on Jul 13, 2019 at 11:25 am | 18 comments | 1655 Views

MENLO PARK

Dogged by constant barking, Haven Avenue residents seek relief

The barking is constant, and has been since Jackie Comstock moved in to the Anton Menlo apartment complex on Haven Avenue...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by MenloParkInhabitant, on Jul 12, 2019 at 6:47 pm | 1 comment | 187 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Housing proposal on Independence Drive moves forward

A proposal to build 105 apartments and less than 1,000 square feet of commercial space at 111 Independence Drive on the Bay...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2019
Last comment by Not Enough Parking, on Jul 12, 2019 at 11:27 am | 8 comments | 1918 Views

AROUND TOWN

USGS kicks off move from Menlo Park to Moffett Field

Laying the groundwork for a new epicenter for research, the U.S. Geological Survey this week formally kicked off plans to...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Jim VanPernis, on Jul 11, 2019 at 8:40 pm | 6 comments | 1967 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New voting technology on the way in San Mateo County

San Mateo County will have new voting technology for its Nov. 5 elections. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2019/07/10/new-voting-technology-on-the-way-in-...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Fonic, on Jul 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1898 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under new leadership, Ravenswood to start school consolidation process

The Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto is starting to discuss consolidating schools -- a process that's sure...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2019
Last comment by S H, on Jul 10, 2019 at 7:53 am | 1 comment | 1205 Views

MENLO PARK

Equity for Menlo Park students discussed at school district meeting

Council members, residents and community organizers attended a Menlo Park City School District study session about student...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Train Fan, on Jul 9, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 10 comments | 1705 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Share your experience with Peninsula Clean Energy

Dear Almanac readers, I'll be writing a story next month about Peninsula Clean Energy, and am hoping to feature different...

Original post made by Matthew Vollrath on Jul. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 119 Views

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Portola Valley school district's budget sound, but $1.2 million in cuts may come if parcel tax isn't renewed

The Portola Valley School District's budget remains healthy, but the district will need to make over $1 million in budget...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by PV Resident, on Jul 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm | 3 comments | 983 Views

MENLO PARK

Are you prepared for a Bay Area earthquake?

Following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on July 4 and a 7.1-magnitude one on July 5 -- both of which originated near Ridgecrest...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by Steve Taffee, on Jul 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 946 Views

AROUND TOWN

Josh Becker endorsed by governor for state Senate

Josh Becker, a Menlo Park resident running for California state Senate in District 13 next year, has landed an endorsement...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2019
Last comment by Thomas Paine, on Jul 9, 2019 at 11:37 am | 10 comments | 2582 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Judge finds witness tampering in ADA lawsuit

Two defendants have been caught tampering with a witness in a lawsuit against a San Jose law firm that has sued thousands...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by crooksd, on Jul 9, 2019 at 9:31 am | 6 comments | 2715 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Little agreement on sites for Portola Valley affordable housing

Portola Valley officials seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place in terms of meeting increasing pressures from Sacramento...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Invisible Hand, on Jul 8, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 3 comments | 1925 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

RCSD pursuing Menlo Church for lease of Adelante campus

The Redwood City School District has done the following regarding the disposition of three campuses and the Adminstration...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jul 8, 2019 at 2:37 pm | 6 comments | 462 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Manzanita Talks move forward

Efforts to bring together public and private sector leaders to talk about how to address regional transportation problems...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2019
Last comment by Court Skinner, on Jul 7, 2019 at 3:27 pm | 1 comment | 436 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Survey suggests details of possible development on Bay's salt flats

A recent survey sent to certain Menlo Park residents floated the possibility of a development project on a 1,400-acre wetland...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by Carolyn Chaney, on Jul 6, 2019 at 2:58 pm | 19 comments | 2558 Views
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