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Menlo Park fire board meeting gets contentious

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board moved forward with a plan for an emergency notification system and agreed to...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by just asking, on May 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 7 comments | 2105 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley may update its 1964-vintage general plan

Portola Valley is considering an update to its current general plan, which was adopted in 1964. The plan would take a long-term...

Original post made on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by wall fallacies, on May 21, 2019 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 943 Views

MENLO PARK

Ester Bugna, historian, library commissioner and lifelong Menlo Park resident, dies at 84

Ester Bugna, a dedicated member of the Menlo Park Historical Association and Library Commission until her last days, died...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Tim Johnston3, on May 21, 2019 at 10:17 am | 6 comments | 1634 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: We need the Green New Deal

Our world will become a much more hazardous place unless we stop climate change. The Green New Deal (GND) is a plan to stimulate...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by Pnu Walker, on May 21, 2019 at 10:14 am | 38 comments | 2955 Views

ATHERTON

Home sales

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest home sale at $6.8 million for a...

Original post made on May. 20, 2019
Last comment by Renee Batti, on May 20, 2019 at 8:12 pm | 2 comments | 1497 Views

AROUND TOWN

Talking trash

Local garbage-processing centers face new challenges because of a change in China's policy on accepting recycling, which...

Original post made on May. 20, 2019
Last comment by Philip Freeman, on May 20, 2019 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 2301 Views

AROUND TOWN

For stressed-out families, local doctors are prescribing a new fix: public parks

It's no secret that getting outdoors is good for people. Bay Area health officials have been at the heart of a growing movement...

Original post made on May. 11, 2019
Last comment by resident, on May 20, 2019 at 2:04 pm | 15 comments | 3567 Views

ATHERTON

Community role model: Rita Williams conquered 'barriers to success,' and now helps others who face them

Star journalist Rita Williams of Portola Valley retired from her job at KTVU television in 2013, but after a 35-year career...

Original post made on May. 20, 2019
Last comment by Zeni Mallari, on May 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 1491 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

Senate Bill 50, a contentious bill that aimed to encourage more housing near transit, suffered a setback Thursday when the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by home owner, on May 19, 2019 at 5:31 pm | 4 comments | 1440 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ravenswood redwoods to face ax after council's final ruling

Following a months-long appeal process led by a group of residents seeking to preserve seven redwood trees at the corner...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by home owner, on May 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm | 4 comments | 1907 Views

WOODSIDE

Cal Fire plans work along Kings Mountain Road next month

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is planning to begin its major fire suppression project...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by resident, on May 18, 2019 at 5:19 pm | 2 comments | 1229 Views

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National Merit Scholarship winners announced

Five high school students who attend schools in The Almanac's coverage area have been named winners of National Merit Scholarships...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Jane Gill, on May 18, 2019 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 1580 Views

ATHERTON

Arrest in 1970s cold-case murder points to serial killer

Nearly six months after a Hayward man was charged in another murder that had gone unsolved for decades, DNA evidence has...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Mar, on May 17, 2019 at 2:32 pm | 2 comments | 1665 Views

MENLO PARK

Nothing to be blu about

Porta Blu did win me over for the most part: It's a restrained, classy and calm sanctuary with a modern Mediterranean-California...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by jeffrey, on May 17, 2019 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 888 Views

AROUND TOWN

Polito to head Las Lomitas district

Woodside Elementary School District Superintendent Beth Polito will head the neighboring Las Lomitas School District beginning...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by John, on May 15, 2019 at 5:59 pm | 1 comment | 868 Views

AROUND TOWN

Construction on Portola Valley schools to start this summer

The Portola Valley School District will launch construction projects this summer funded by Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by PV Taxpayer, on May 15, 2019 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 1111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Final decision expected on Ravenswood redwoods

An appeal months in the making over the proposed felling of seven prominent redwood trees at the corner of El Camino Real...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by Brian, on May 15, 2019 at 10:00 am | 2 comments | 1761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SH Prep sending 25 student-athletes to the collegiate level

Sacred Heart Prep is sending at least 18 student-athletes to play at the collegiate level for the 10th time in 11 years....

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by , on May 14, 2019 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 504 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Open house to discuss bike/pedestrian rail crossing in Menlo Park

The city of Menlo Park is moving forward with plans to build a grade-separated bike and pedestrian rail crossing at Middle...

Original post made on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by voice of reason , on May 14, 2019 at 2:19 am | 3 comments | 969 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County coalition demands major contributions from Stanford

Stanford has long been trying to win support from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for its big growth plans. Now...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by Janet, on May 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments | 4243 Views
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