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Jason's Cafe, a Menlo Park diner, shutters following ADA suits

Jason's Cafe, which had been in operation in Menlo Park for 11 years, closed May 1, according to Jason Kwan, the cafe's...

Original post made on May. 2, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, 18 hours ago | 67 comments | 5296 Views


Portola Valley may update its 1964-vintage general plan

Portola Valley is considering an update to its current general plan, which was adopted in 1964. The plan would take a long-term...

Original post made on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by wall fallacies, on May 21, 2019 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 943 Views


Guest opinion: We need the Green New Deal

Our world will become a much more hazardous place unless we stop climate change. The Green New Deal (GND) is a plan to stimulate...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by Pnu Walker, on May 21, 2019 at 10:14 am | 38 comments | 2955 Views


Talking trash

Local garbage-processing centers face new challenges because of a change in China's policy on accepting recycling, which...

Original post made on May. 20, 2019
Last comment by Philip Freeman, on May 20, 2019 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 2299 Views


For stressed-out families, local doctors are prescribing a new fix: public parks

It's no secret that getting outdoors is good for people. Bay Area health officials have been at the heart of a growing movement...

Original post made on May. 11, 2019
Last comment by resident, on May 20, 2019 at 2:04 pm | 15 comments | 3566 Views


National Merit Scholarship winners announced

Five high school students who attend schools in The Almanac's coverage area have been named winners of National Merit Scholarships...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Jane Gill, on May 18, 2019 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 1580 Views


Polito to head Las Lomitas district

Woodside Elementary School District Superintendent Beth Polito will head the neighboring Las Lomitas School District beginning...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by John, on May 15, 2019 at 5:59 pm | 1 comment | 868 Views


Construction on Portola Valley schools to start this summer

The Portola Valley School District will launch construction projects this summer funded by Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by PV Taxpayer, on May 15, 2019 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 1111 Views


Tonight: Final decision expected on Ravenswood redwoods

An appeal months in the making over the proposed felling of seven prominent redwood trees at the corner of El Camino Real...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by Brian, on May 15, 2019 at 10:00 am | 2 comments | 1761 Views


"Restore the Arctic, Restore the Climate: Tue. May 21, 1:30-2:30 Little House Distinguished Lecture Series

In 2018 Carol Sontag, an RN at the Palo Alto Unified School District and volunteer at Ice911, accompanied researchers from...

Original post made by Judy A on May. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 86 Views


How the Town of Atherton proposes to steal from the residents of the Fire District

The Town Council has no shame! These are just some of their proposals for ways in which Fire District funds could be...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 10, 2019
There are no comments yet. 157 Views


Atherton: Road rage leads to robbery

A road rage incident on Monday (May 6) afternoon led to an assault and robbery in Atherton, according to police. Read...

Original post made on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by You are missing something, on May 9, 2019 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 1967 Views


Guest opinion: SB 50 the wrong solution to state's housing problem

State Senate Bill 50 is focused on a serious problem that all of California faces: the need for housing, especially affordable...

Original post made on May. 1, 2019
Last comment by JCH, on May 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 5 comments | 1875 Views


When it comes to housing bill, neighboring cities see things differently

With a range of housing bills now sweeping through Sacramento, elected leaders from Menlo Park, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto...

Original post made on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by new guy, on May 9, 2019 at 9:16 am | 10 comments | 1667 Views


Bill to mandate safe parking for homeless students raises concerns

Community college students in California, many of whom are vulnerable to food, housing and financial insecurity, may soon...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by Barnie, on May 7, 2019 at 11:33 am | 5 comments | 2088 Views


Almanac takes home prizes in statewide news contest

The Almanac won first- and second-place awards for coverage of local government, artistic photo and coverage of youth and...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by smallbusinessownerCZ, on May 6, 2019 at 9:14 pm | 2 comments | 1499 Views


Stanford student allegedly paid $6.5 million for admission

The family who paid the most to get their child into a selective college as part of a national college admissions scandal...

Original post made on May. 2, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 3, 2019 at 3:13 pm | 5 comments | 2072 Views


Artist Open Studio

May 18-19, join 5 artists at Jan Schachter's studio, 10 -5, 190 Golden Hills Drive, off of Westridge Jane Peterman: Ceramic...

Original post made by Jan Schachter on Apr. 28, 2019
There are no comments yet. 131 Views


Palo Alto woman who berated MAGA hat-wearing man reported missing

Rebecca Parker Mankey of Palo Alto, who made national headlines when she verbally assaulted a man wearing a Make America...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2019
Last comment by You must feel good now, on Apr 22, 2019 at 10:00 pm | 2 comments | 1470 Views


Tonight: Policy discussion about Caltrain, Dumbarton rail

A Menlo Park City Council subcommittee made up of members Drew Combs and Ray Mueller will meet tonight (April 22) to iron...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Apr 22, 2019 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 1072 Views
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The Almanac Readers' Choice ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "The Almanac Readers' Choice" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 27th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 17th issue of The Almanac.