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AROUND TOWN

Bikeway launched to connect Peninsula cities

September 8 marked the opening of the Peninsula Bikeway, a bike route on surface streets that connects Redwood City and Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2018
Last comment by commutercyclist, on Sep 14, 2018 at 8:04 pm | 9 comments | 2676 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: State board denies Willows residents' petition to switch school districts

Near the border with East Palo Alto, one street in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood sees a split on school days: Kids who...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Sep 14, 2018 at 5:39 pm | 17 comments | 5552 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Residents asked to be on lookout for black sedan

Deputies with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are asking residents of Portola Valley to be on the lookout for a "newer...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1587 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council approves updated travel policy

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously (with members Rich Cline and Ray Mueller absent) Sept. 11 to approve changes...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2018
Last comment by George Fisher, on Sep 13, 2018 at 4:31 pm | 4 comments | 1267 Views

MENLO PARK

A Ticket For Parallel Parking Over the Line? Really?

I live in Palo Alto but am in Menlo Park weekly (at least) to run errands (i.e. spend money in Menlo Park). Last week I parallel...

Original post made by Menlo Park Shopper on Sep. 9, 2018
Last comment by Misfit, on Sep 13, 2018 at 12:07 am | 23 comments | 1434 Views

ATHERTON

One crosswalk, 2.5 hours: 12 tickets, 10 warnings

Atherton police officers, with some extra help from the California Highway Patrol, handed out 12 tickets and 10 warnings...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2018
Last comment by Laurel, on Sep 12, 2018 at 7:43 pm | 12 comments | 3500 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Vote NO on Measure W Sales Tax

San Mateo County and the San Mateo County Transit District spent more than $1,000,000 on a campaign designed to garner voter...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 29, 2018
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 12, 2018 at 4:44 pm | 11 comments | 632 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Lawyer versus engineer in council race

Civil engineer Frank Rosenblum and attorney Ned Fluet are running for election in November to serve on the Town Council for...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2018
Last comment by Karl , on Sep 12, 2018 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 1184 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Menlo Park council to evaluate its travel policies

The Menlo Park City Council may update its policies regarding taxpayer- and third-party funded travel at its Sept. 11 meeting. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2018
Last comment by correction, on Sep 12, 2018 at 12:57 am | 15 comments | 1729 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook growth passes new milestone

Towering redwoods dot the rooftop of Facebook's new "MPK 21," an office building designed by famed architect Frank Gehry...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2018
Last comment by Voting Record, on Sep 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm | 3 comments | 2529 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Planning commissioner Drew Combs considering second council run

Menlo Park planning commissioner, 2014 City Council candidate and current Facebook employee Drew Combs has informed The Almanac...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2018
Last comment by mpres, on Sep 11, 2018 at 7:58 am | 36 comments | 3442 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local vaulters to represent U.S. in international competition

Three local vaulting teams -- two in Woodside and one in Portola Valley -- are gearing up to send their championship winners...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2018
Last comment by Rebekah Witter, on Sep 10, 2018 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 2357 Views

AROUND TOWN

County officials say Surf Air is no longer using San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the controversial commuter airline behind thousands of residents' noise complaints to the San Carlos Airport, hasn't...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2018
Last comment by Surf Air critic, on Sep 9, 2018 at 11:08 am | 43 comments | 4941 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo fire board approves new firefighter contract

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board has approved a five-year contract with the 102-member firefighters' union...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 9, 2018 at 9:20 am | 23 comments | 3298 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanley Webb, longtime owner of Webb Ranch, dies

Stanley Webb, the owner of Webb Ranch, changed the ranch's focus from dairy farming and growing strawberries to boarding...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2018
Last comment by McQuarrie family, on Sep 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm | 5 comments | 4247 Views

ATHERTON

Council OKs civic center design cuts, but hears donors may renege on pledges

Atherton's City Council approved at least $2.5 million in cost-saving design changes for a new administration and police...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by Cold Water, on Sep 7, 2018 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 1198 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: How can town cut cost of civic center?

Should Atherton save money by building only a new police headquarters while deferring the building of its other offices and...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by The Answer is Quite Clear, on Sep 7, 2018 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: State board reviews appeal by Menlo Park residents to transfer school districts

For the second time in the past 30 years, the California State Board of Education is deciding the fate of an appeal to transfer...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2018
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Sep 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm | 8 comments | 2496 Views

MENLO PARK

Fugitive arrested, extradited back to Menlo Park

Nearly nine years after a street race along Bayfront Expressway led to a car crash that caused the death of 6-year-old Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by Disgusted, on Sep 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 184 Views

SPORTS

Local cyclists re-create strenuous Irish ride for 87-year-old fellow rider

Shaun Brennan, at 87 the senior member of the Geezi (they say it's plural for geezer) bike group, was unable to make his...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2018
Last comment by Tremendous!, on Sep 7, 2018 at 6:20 am | 2 comments | 3493 Views
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Race is tomorrow!

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