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THE LOCAL DISH

Swanky Selby's serves steakhouse classics to the monied set

At Selby's, the newest addition to Bacchus Management Group's empire of upscale eateries, some dishes were beautifully executed...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 9, 2019 at 5:07 pm | 2 comments | 2600 Views

MENLO PARK

Empty Amazon boxes addressed to Menlo Park residents found in San Jose

Dozens of empty Amazon shipping boxes, many of which were addressed to Menlo Park residents, have been found in a creek in...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by SuzBuerch, on Dec 9, 2019 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 3226 Views

MENLO PARK

Event spotlights Menlo Park's troubled race-based housing history

The Sequoia room at Menlo Park's Arrillaga Family Recreation Center hummed as about a hundred people in small groups discussed...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Boomer, on Dec 8, 2019 at 5:19 pm | 5 comments | 5175 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's office space growth exceeds that of similar small cities in state

A new report finds Menlo Park ranks fifth among small California cities for the amount of office space built in the last...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Boomer, on Dec 8, 2019 at 5:16 pm | 18 comments | 3314 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Menlo Park fire station receives design award

Menlo Park's Fire Station 6, which incorporates an innovative yet historically based design, has received a 2019 National...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 6, 2019 at 9:37 pm | 2 comments | 2473 Views

MENLO PARK

'An uphill battle': How retailers in Menlo Park are preparing to attract holiday shoppers

Throughout downtown Menlo Park, retailers are bracing for the holiday shopping season. As they face increasing competition...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by Local Resident, on Dec 6, 2019 at 12:56 pm | 10 comments | 5786 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park city attorney announces plans to retire early next year

After a career spanning 41 years with the city of Menlo Park, City Attorney Bill McClure has announced plans to retire sometime...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Nancy Chillag, on Dec 6, 2019 at 8:02 am | 1 comment | 3173 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New playground invites kids of all abilities to romp

After nearly five months of closure, the playground at Nealon Park is back and better than ever. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Only In Menlo Park, on Dec 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm | 7 comments | 2757 Views

AROUND TOWN

Friday: Holiday tree lighting kicks off weekend of seasonal festivities

Across Menlo Park, the holiday season will kick into full gear with a busy schedule of seasonal festivities scheduled this...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Louise DeDera, on Dec 5, 2019 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 1386 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton City Council to explore development tax

A possible construction and development tax will be discussed during the Atherton City Council's Wednesday afternoon, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm | 9 comments | 1671 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In the age of 'fake news,' Stanford study finds high schoolers unskilled at assessing online information

Many high school students are unable to assess the credibility of online information, a new Stanford study has found. This...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by two tables, on Dec 4, 2019 at 10:50 pm | 11 comments | 2307 Views

MENLO PARK

Rainy-day exit for Guild marquee

The Guild Theatre marquee was removed, on this rainy morning, from its longtime perch, affixed to the old El Camino Real...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2019
Last comment by TPB - Menlo Park, on Dec 4, 2019 at 8:57 pm | 3 comments | 1691 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New survey detects rapid growth in sudden oak tree death syndrome

A survey of the spread of sudden oak death (SOD) statewide found that oak trees surveyed in Peninsula towns between Redwood...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 2038 Views

MENLO PARK

Two locals launch MyNabes neighborhood app

In fast-paced and overscheduled Silicon Valley, two residents have launched MyNabes, a smartphone application to help their...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2019
Last comment by community, on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm | 10 comments | 3259 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man arrested in suspected DUI crash

A Menlo Park man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday (Nov. 30) after flipping a car on...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2019
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 4, 2019 at 7:07 am | 7 comments | 3381 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The Almanac Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars offers support and hope

<I>By Linda Prieto, executive director of Upward Scholars</I></B> Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2019/11/27/the-almanac-holiday-fund-upward-schola...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Board Member, on Dec 3, 2019 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 411 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley school district shares new classroom designs

Parents, community members and administrators gathered at Ormondale School last month to view mock-ups of schematic design...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by 2Much, on Dec 3, 2019 at 9:42 am | 1 comment | 2152 Views

MENLO PARK

High levels of probable carcinogen reported at Menlo Park restaurant

A building housing a Japanese restaurant and, formerly, a dry cleaning business in Menlo Park has been found to have elevated...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by really?, on Dec 3, 2019 at 8:32 am | 6 comments | 11728 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Esther Litton celebrates 100th birthday, enthusiastically

To celebrate a century of life, about 50 friends and relatives of former Portola Valley resident Esther Litton gathered at...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by Danna, on Dec 2, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 2356 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: Setting the record straight on Neely Wine plans

On Nov. 13 the Almanac published an article titled "Neely Wine's tasting room plans meet further resistance by residents."...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by PV Resident, on Dec 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm | 1 comment | 449 Views
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