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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 Ken Friedman, 18 minutes ago | 14 comments | 450 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, 4 hours ago | 14 comments | 11311 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New faces join Portola Valley Town Council race, while a longtime council member is not running for reelection

Newcomers have joined the Portola Valley Town Council race, while a longtime council member has decided not to run for reelection....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Alex Von Feldt, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 3075 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., 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 1085 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, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 1058 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 | 2732 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 | 1470 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 | 2303 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 | 456 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Mayors Proclamation for 75th Anniv. of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Week with Bizen, Japan

Menlo Park Proclamation of Aug. 5-12 as Peace Week: The proclamation is on the agenda for the Tue. Aug. 11th City Council...

Original post made by Judy A on Aug. 10, 2020
There are no comments yet. 61 Views

MENLO PARK

7-Eleven clerk stabbed in robbery, Menlo Park man arrested

A 27-year-old Menlo Park man was arrested Sunday afternoon as the suspect in the stabbing of a convenience store clerk during...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jim McLaughlin , on Aug 10, 2020 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 2742 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Health Officer pushes back against state-mandated closures

Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County's top health officer, issued a statement Thursday voicing disapproval of the state's actions...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Virginia, on Aug 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm | 3 comments | 2518 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Why is COVID-19 spreading so rampantly? Here are three factors to consider.

In an op-ed in the July 24 issue, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow writes about factors that are contributing...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2020 at 10:24 am | 24 comments | 5586 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County supervisors enact fines for people who refuse to wear masks

People may now be fined hundreds of dollars if they refuse to wear a face mask or violate other public health orders related...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Alice Newton, on Aug 7, 2020 at 10:05 pm | 7 comments | 3683 Views

MENLO PARK

New section of Bay Trail opens this week in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents will have improved access to the San Francisco Bay Trail as a new 0.6-mile section...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by rtjohnson, on Aug 7, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 1549 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Caltrain holding public meeting on closure of Atherton train station

Caltrain will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed closure of Atherton's 108-year-old train station at 5:30 p.m....

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by rdegolia, on Aug 7, 2020 at 10:13 am | 10 comments | 3254 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With a no-confidence vote, high school teachers’ union calls for removal of superintendent

The Sequoia Union Teachers Association has “overwhelmingly” made a vote of no confidence in Superintendent Mary Streshly,...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 6, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 14 comments | 11940 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Five steps to reduce the risk of nuclear war

In an op-ed in the July 31 edition, Menlo Park residents Judy Adams and Richard Duda write in favor of a proclamation signed...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, on Aug 5, 2020 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 2116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' Foothills Park

Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether nonresidents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Aug 5, 2020 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 2011 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 dana hendrickson, on Aug 5, 2020 at 1:21 pm | 16 comments | 1974 Views
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