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Atherton: Incumbent Elizabeth Lewis and newcomer lead in council race

A newcomer and incumbent are leading in the Atherton City Council race, while another incumbent trails behind. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2485 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs mixed-use Allied Arts development despite outcry over heritage trees

A proposal to construct a three-story building with apartments, retail and restaurant space, plus townhomes in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Timely Vote,, on Nov 4, 2020 at 1:15 am | 7 comments | 4997 Views

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Editorial: Our election recommendations

Learn about The Almanac's recommendations on regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition to California propositions,...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by Bill Wohler, on Nov 2, 2020 at 9:41 pm | 1 comment | 2417 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: It's time to get out the vote

In an op-ed, Hillview Middle School student Arhaan Gupta-Rastogi writes about the importance of voting this election. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by M. Gupta, on Nov 2, 2020 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 2188 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After trustee's resignation, Ravenswood school board to appoint replacement

The Ravenswood school board plans to make a provisional appointment rather than hold a costly special election to fill a...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by nancy, on Nov 2, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 1 comment | 1633 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letters to the editor: Prop 15, Anna Eshoo, climate change

Letters supporting the reelection of Rep. Anna Eshoo; for and against Prop 15; in support of San Mateo County Community College...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by Michael B. Reiner, PhD, on Nov 2, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 2554 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fauci talks reopening plans with Santa Clara County officials amid a national surge in COVID-19 cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci briefed local business leaders Friday on the state of COVID-19 and progress on a vaccine, while praising...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 1, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 21227 Views

ATHERTON

In Atherton council race, challenger boasts biggest campaign war chest

Candidates running in this November's Atherton City Council race filed campaign disclosure statements Sept. 24. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Nov 1, 2020 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 2523 Views

MENLO PARK

Home sales: Portola Valley equestrian estate is week's highest seller at $17M

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Portola Valley recorded the highest sale at $17M for an 11.64-acre...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1869 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Man dies in collision in Atherton

A 61-year-old man died Monday after he was struck by a car while walking across El Camino. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/10/26/man-dies-in-collis...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Enough, on Oct 31, 2020 at 10:00 pm | 40 comments | 9589 Views

AROUND TOWN

Law enforcement officials donate to fire board incumbents

Two incumbents running for reelection to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board have received donations in recent...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 31, 2020 at 12:03 pm | 18 comments | 954 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council race: Tensions grow over residential rezoning

Menlo Park's District 3 race continues to generate controversy. We looked into where candidates stand on a major zoning question,...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by Enough, on Oct 30, 2020 at 8:19 pm | 22 comments | 4187 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Election night 2020: Tune in for local results, analysis

Midpeninsula residents can watch local election results next Tuesday night during a live, one-hour broadcast being co-produced...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by brent, on Oct 29, 2020 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 2149 Views

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Atherton council votes to shutter train station, pending funding

Starting in December, Caltrain will no longer stop in Atherton. After postponing a vote last week, the Atherton City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by editoratlarge, on Oct 29, 2020 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 3293 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituaries: Marie Therese Arnold, William R. Carsillo

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Marie Therese Arnold, 93, and William R. Carsillo. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1651 Views

MENLO PARK

More businesses set to reopen as some restrictions are lifted for San Mateo County

San Mateo was one of four Bay Area counties moved into a less-restrictive tier Tuesday, allowing for more businesses to reopen...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2916 Views

MENLO PARK

Stephanie Fitch resigns after two years on Ravenswood school board

Trustee Stephanie Fitch, who was elected in 2018 on a campaign of reform and change, is resigning from the Ravenswood Board...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2103 Views

MENLO PARK

Voter Guide 2020: A roundup of The Almanac's news coverage and endorsements

As you prepare to fill out your ballot for the Nov. 3 election, we're gathered news stories and editorials to help you make...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Another Perspective, on Oct 28, 2020 at 6:49 pm | 3 comments | 5013 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council race's top fundraisers are incumbent Wiest, challenger David

In the race for a seat on the Atherton City Council, the top fundraisers were council member Cary Wiest and challenger Christine...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 28, 2020 at 5:21 pm | 2 comments | 2277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fundraising for school board races slows as elections approach

Many school board candidates raised less money during the most recent campaign financing period than they did earlier in...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by John Earnhardt, on Oct 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm | 1 comment | 2043 Views
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