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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs seeks third term

Election Day on Nov. 3 will mark the first time Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs runs for a contested council seat, as well...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Joshua Harmssen, on Aug 20, 2020 at 4:09 pm | 1 comment | 1515 Views

WOODSIDE

Lightning-sparked fires prompt evacuation warnings in La Honda, Skylonda areas Wednesday evening

With an estimated 10,000 acres burned and 1,000 San Mateo County residents evacuated as of Wednesday, a series of coastside...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 20, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments | 7403 Views

MENLO PARK

Pilot to curb cut-through traffic in the Willows becomes permanent

A primarily successful pilot program to restrict cut-through traffic in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood will become permanent,...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 19, 2020 at 9:22 pm | 1 comment | 1778 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fearing 'election theft in progress,' Eshoo shows support for Postal Service

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, held a press conference on Tuesday morning to address what she labeled as the Trump...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm | 4 comments | 1785 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Smoke prompts air quality advisory through Wednesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday and Wednesday because of smoke...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Aug 19, 2020 at 2:18 am | 1 comment | 4382 Views

MENLO PARK

In experiment, Town Square forum commenting will be limited to registered users

Starting August 1, participation in The Almanac's popular Town Square reader forum will be limited to those who register...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by AthertonMom, on Aug 17, 2020 at 7:17 pm | 17 comments | 4147 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton: Census Bureau may knock on your door this month

The Census Bureau is resuming field data operations in Atherton, meaning field staff will be in neighborhoods knocking on...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by Pandemic anyone?, on Aug 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 1610 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Incomplete data': High school board debates last spring's pass/fail grading system

In a discussion at a Sequoia Union High School District board meeting Aug. 5, board members debated the pass/fail grading...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by margomca, on Aug 14, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 1881 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Delivering a fond farewell: Portola Valley residents celebrate 'beloved' UPS driver on his last day

If you've lived in Portola Valley awhile, there's a good chance that you know Lew Hess, a UPS driver who handled the town's...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Aug 14, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 2 comments | 5635 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park study shows pressures on housing in low-income communities

Three years in the works, a study on housing in the city of Menlo Park is finally out. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/08/14/menlo-park-study-shows-p...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Jimmy, on Aug 14, 2020 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 4121 Views

MENLO PARK

Meet the seven candidates vying for two seats on the Ravenswood school board

Seven candidates have pulled papers, to date, in the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education race, including one...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2020
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Aug 14, 2020 at 10:16 am | 2 comments | 2068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school principals call for board to fire superintendent

After the teachers union and 22 administrators -- including Woodside and M-A's principals -- called for the firing of Superintendent...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2020
Last comment by Kassandra, on Aug 13, 2020 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 6223 Views

AROUND TOWN

Time for a new Fire Board

If you have watched any of the recent Fire Board meetings you have seen how difficult Board President Jones’ challenge...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Aug 13, 2020 at 7:13 am | 12 comments | 741 Views

MENLO PARK

Head of Menlo Church steps down over 'poor judgment'

The senior pastor of Menlo Church is stepping down from his role following an outcry after the church's board discovered...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by SJO, on Aug 12, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 14 comments | 12563 Views

ATHERTON

Crime brief: Atherton Police nab two suspects in daytime burglary

Atherton Police arrested two Redwood City residents in connection to a residential burglary reported at 2:24 p.m. on Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 12, 2020 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 2679 Views

ATHERTON

With four candidates running, Atherton's city council election will be a real race for the first time in since 2014

This November, Atherton's city council election will have a total of four candidates running — two incumbents and two challengers...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Aug 11, 2020 at 11:36 pm | 1 comment | 2044 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school promises better virtual learning experience after 'less-than-optimal' spring

Menlo-Atherton High School administrators say that they're improving the school's online learning program for the coming...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Woodside High School Student, on Aug 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm | 5 comments | 3481 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Layoffs, furloughs and service reductions: County courts announce cuts due to pandemic's effect on budget

San Mateo County Superior Court on Wednesday announced furloughs, layoffs and a slew of service reductions due to an estimated...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 11, 2020 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 2174 Views

MENLO PARK

In Menlo Park, three candidates enter race for District 3 seat

Come November, Menlo Park will have both a contested and an uncontested City Council race, based on paperwork candidates...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 11, 2020 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 3859 Views

WOODSIDE

'Buck's will never die.'

After nearly three decades at the helm of the irreverent Buck's of Woodside, owners Jamis and Margaret MacNiven have retired...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by Ali Mad, on Aug 10, 2020 at 8:51 pm | 2 comments | 856 Views
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