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Coastal farmworkers eke out a living amid hardship

Shootings, wildfires, the pandemic and other challenges have tested the Coastside's isolated communities, but many of its...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Tecsi, on Jan 26, 2023 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1736 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton: Planning Commission recommends town dump rezoning along El Camino for more expansive overlays

With about a week to go before a state deadline, Atherton's housing element is still in flux, with the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by Fight for Democracy, on Jan 24, 2023 at 5:22 pm | 2 comments | 2669 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton resident targeted by protesters asks for more restrictions on picketing

An Atherton resident who said he was targeted by paid protesters last year is asking the City Council to do more than limit...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by Fight for Democracy, on Jan 24, 2023 at 1:58 pm | 3 comments | 2755 Views

MENLO PARK

Three clerks in Menlo Park cited for selling alcohol to minors

Three clerks and servers in Menlo Park were cited Jan. 20 for the sale of alcohol to minors following a decoy operation by...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2023
Last comment by Happy Resident, on Jan 23, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 3767 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Mayor Jen Wolosin wants to look at the big picture in 2023

Menlo Park's new mayor for 2023 is Jen Wolosin, who promises to prioritize her campaign promises while remaining flexible. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Rachel, on Jan 21, 2023 at 6:27 am | 2 comments | 2545 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For the second time in two years, the Sequoia District begins the search for a new superintendent

Teachers, parents and local officials said they were “left with more questions than answers” after a special board meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 20, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 2387 Views

ATHERTON

Referring to themselves as the 'poverty pocket' of Atherton, some residents facing upzoning threaten legal action

A group of Atherton residents is pushing back against a plan to upzone their lots to allow for denser housing development...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Fight for Democracy, on Jan 19, 2023 at 5:56 pm | 2 comments | 7285 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council appoints Maria Doerr to District 5 seat

The Menlo Park City Council has a new member. Maria Doerr was appointed to represent District 5 at a special Jan. 9 meeting,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 19, 2023 at 12:34 pm | 28 comments | 6708 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Colder temperatures and king tides in the Bay Area's five-day forecast

Dry weather in the Bay Area's forecast is a welcome relief from recent storms, but it will bring chilly temperatures for...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Water Wary, on Jan 19, 2023 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 1542 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton City Council could limit picketing outside of homes

The Atherton City Council will vote at a Jan. 18 meeting on whether to limit targeted demonstrations in town, following last...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jan 18, 2023 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments | 3444 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police: Burglary reported at home on Polhemus Avenue

Police are searching for the burglars who broke into an Atherton home on Jan. 13. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2023/01/17/burglary-reported-in-atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Joy, on Jan 18, 2023 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 2640 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local group pushing for sheriff oversight questions recent deaths at county jail

After two people died after being at Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, a group pushing for civilian oversight...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 16, 2023 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 4301 Views

ATHERTON

Facing mounting pressure, Atherton adds multifamily housing back into its housing plans

Facing pressure from the state to plan for more housing, the Atherton City Council added a strip of multifamily zoning along...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2023
Last comment by Tecsi, on Jan 16, 2023 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 9084 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

East Palo Alto taps Portola Valley official to be its new city manager

Melvin Gaines, an East Palo Alto native who has served as assistant town manager of Portola Valley for the last two years,...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by John Richards, on Jan 15, 2023 at 10:01 am | 1 comment | 2638 Views

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Menlo Park police arrest four people suspected of being part of a retail theft ring

Police in Menlo Park arrested four people Monday suspected of being involved in a retail theft ring that targeted Safeway,...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2023
Last comment by Parent of Los Lomitas and La Entrada grads, on Jan 11, 2023 at 5:40 am | 1 comment | 4070 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite new housing, enrollment is set to decline in Menlo Park school district

A surprising trend is expected to hit one Menlo Park school district in the next five years: significant enrollment decline,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2023
Last comment by Menlo 2024, on Jan 9, 2023 at 2:18 pm | 8 comments | 4195 Views

AROUND TOWN

New San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus to be sworn in Saturday

The first Latina sheriff in the history of San Mateo County will be officially sworn in on Saturday at an inauguration ceremony...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2023
Last comment by Clevenger, on Jan 8, 2023 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 3369 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council member Ray Mueller and residents speak out against delaying the appointment of his successor

Residents and Menlo Park City Council Member Ray Mueller are pushing back against the decision to delay the appointment of...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2022
Last comment by Kobayashi Maru , on Jan 7, 2023 at 5:12 pm | 20 comments | 5336 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Study shows lower lifetime earning for pandemic-era students

Students nationwide face lower earnings over their lifetime because of a loss of education during the pandemic, a Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2023
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 6, 2023 at 3:15 am | 1 comment | 1462 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley in 2022: Battles over housing and a contentious election roils the town

Portola Valley residents sparred with town staff and council members over housing during 2022. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2023
Last comment by PV Volunteer, on Jan 6, 2023 at 2:03 am | 2 comments | 2073 Views
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