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Pets in Need board member assumes interim executive director role

Pets in Need, the troubled nonprofit animal shelter weathering upheaval after the deaths of seven puppies in its care, has...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2021
Last comment by Observer, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 642 Views

MENLO PARK

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces $7M in grants for local organizations

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced this week that it will commit to providing $7 million in grants to 75 organizations...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by MenloVoter., 8 hours ago | 2 comments | 1495 Views

WOODSIDE

Recount complete, Woodside land use measure still passes

After two days of manually recounting ballots, Measure A has still passed, the county Elections Office said. The Woodside...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2021
Last comment by Native, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 1588 Views

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Judge rules sexually violent convict can be housed in East Palo Alto

A man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" will be released from prison to a residence in East Palo Alto over...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by Brian, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 1141 Views

MENLO PARK

A portal to Paris

Bon Marché, downtown Menlo Park's new French-themed midweek farmers market, is heading into winter with earlier hours and...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 4, 2021 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 1994 Views

MENLO PARK

Drew Combs: Being Menlo Park mayor is an honor, but it's no kindergarten

In Menlo Park Mayor Drew Combs' household, he's in an ongoing debate with his young daughter, he told a mostly online audience...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2021
Last comment by N. Ollarvia, on Dec 3, 2021 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1921 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should sexually violent convict, deemed 'no longer a threat' by the state, be housed in East Palo Alto?

The release from prison of a man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" and his proposed placement by the state...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Dec 2, 2021 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 1919 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford administrators uncertain if possible nooses found on campus were deliberate

Possible nooses were reported along the Lake Lagunita walking trail at Stanford University on Monday, university administrators...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Dec 1, 2021 at 6:57 am | 2 comments | 927 Views

WOODSIDE

Recount called for narrowly passed Woodside land use measure

It's not over yet. A Woodside resident has requested a manual recount of the ballots in the narrowly passed Measure A contest. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Matt, on Nov 30, 2021 at 6:22 pm | 1 comment | 2190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wilderness and watercolors: Exploring The Foster, Palo Alto's hidden museum honoring one adventurer's stunning artwork

As a kid, Palo Altan Jane Woodward dreamed of living in a museum. Now a Stanford professor and art patron, she's the woman...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Holly, on Nov 30, 2021 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 2652 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Final prosecution witnesses describe misleading statements

An Arizona dentist about to leave the country for two years of missionary work in 2015 had to be tested four times for prostate...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by PacoTacoMan, on Nov 30, 2021 at 4:37 am | 1 comment | 1256 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bay Area district attorneys form alliance against organized retail theft

In response to recent organized theft schemes seen across the Bay Area this week, seven Bay Area district attorneys created...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 27, 2021 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 2036 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood teachers get 10% raise, bringing salaries on par with neighboring school districts

Ravenswood City School District teachers are receiving a 10% pay boost this school year, bringing their salaries on par with...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Nov 26, 2021 at 5:14 pm | 2 comments | 2025 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park again mulls a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers

Twenty-three years after Menlo Park voters halted a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers, the city is once again thinking of enacting...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by krswitky, on Nov 24, 2021 at 9:11 am | 9 comments | 3450 Views

MENLO PARK

Developers officially submit Parkline proposal to rebuild SRI campus

It's official: There's now a proposal under review at City Hall to rebuild the 63-acre SRI campus hidden in the heart of...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by Brian Wandell, on Nov 23, 2021 at 12:31 pm | 12 comments | 3797 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two Las Lomitas district board members step down

There are two vacancies on the Las Lomitas Elementary School District Board of Trustees, which has undergone many changes...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by tim.hanretty, on Nov 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 3943 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors president running for U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier's seat

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President David Canepa on Saturday announced his bid for the 14th Congressional District...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 22, 2021 at 3:19 pm | 2 comments | 2341 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure A opponents spend nearly $4K on yard signs, mailers

Save Rural Woodside put $3,879 into signs, mailers and yard signs to oppose Measure A. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/11/06/measure-a-opponents-spen...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2021
Last comment by Carol Fisch, on Nov 21, 2021 at 3:50 pm | 3 comments | 2112 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Apartments for adults with disabilities proposed in Portola Valley

A new housing project, aimed at adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities has been proposed in Portola Valley. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by new guy, on Nov 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 2699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pandemic-induced enrollment plunge persists for second year at local public schools

Enrollment is down, but not as significantly as during the 2020-21 school year, data shows. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/11/18/pandemic-induced-en...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by MPR, on Nov 18, 2021 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 3292 Views
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