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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park names interim police chief: David Spiller, retired Pleasanton PD chief

Retired Pleasanton police chief David Spiller will take over as Menlo Park interim chief Friday, July 31. He replaces police...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by COVID Emergency, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:54 am | 7 comments | 2388 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open Foothills Park to all? The costs are high, panel says

More visitors -- regardless of ZIP code -- and the behaviors they exhibit would affect the health of Foothills Park, a panel...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Catherine, on Jul 30, 2020 at 11:02 pm | 2 comments | 1199 Views

MENLO PARK

Bug bombs blamed for house fire in Menlo Park

A Menlo Park home caught fire when gases from bug bombs were ignited by a water heater pilot light in the garage, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Enough, on Jul 30, 2020 at 7:36 pm | 1 comment | 3123 Views

AROUND TOWN

Promoter Danny Scher looks back on his local music legacy

If you've been to an event at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, you're already familiar with Danny Scher's music-industry...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Jul 30, 2020 at 5:17 pm | 1 comment | 970 Views

AROUND TOWN

When jazz royalty came to Paly: Monk's long-lost record (nearly) goes public

Jazz fans looking forward to this week's release of "Palo Alto" by Thelonious Monk are in for some bad news. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Belfaraar Wacoz, on Jul 30, 2020 at 4:41 pm | 3 comments | 2138 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Recognize the progress of high-speed rail project

In an op-ed for CalMatters that ran in the July 17 issue, state Sens. Jim Beall and Scott Wiener write about the progress...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Ed Kahl, on Jul 30, 2020 at 2:27 pm | 25 comments | 3852 Views

AROUND TOWN

Willie Mays to be honored in naming of new Atherton Library conference room

The Atherton City Council has voted unanimously to name a conference room in Atherton’s new library after Giants baseball...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Jul 29, 2020 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 2050 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rep. Eshoo, mental health advocates push for suicide prevention legislation

The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently passed three bills related to suicide prevention, which Rep. Anna Eshoo...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by acomfort, on Jul 28, 2020 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 1885 Views

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 Jennifer Bestor, on Jul 28, 2020 at 8:12 am | 2 comments | 295 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letters to the editor: Proposition 15, protecting salt ponds, women in office

Letters to the editor on protecting local salt ponds, Proposition 15 and women in office. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/07/26/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by Jes' sayin', on Jul 27, 2020 at 7:29 pm | 2 comments | 1960 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council eases rules for building granny units

The Woodside Town Council took up a variety of housing, local safety and quality of life issues at its July 14 meeting. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by David Cowan, on Jul 26, 2020 at 9:39 pm | 2 comments | 2069 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Citing coronavirus increase, high school district to start fall semester with full distance learning

In a packed Zoom school board meeting, the Sequoia Union High School District on Tuesday night gave its most concrete decision...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Local, on Jul 26, 2020 at 4:05 pm | 4 comments | 3730 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Pandemic signals end for J Floral Art, longtime floral design and event planning business

After three decades in the business of floral design and event planning, Jeffrey Adair and Craig Kozlowski of J Floral Art...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Jul 25, 2020 at 11:40 pm | 4 comments | 4797 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park becomes first U.S. city to set goal to be carbon neutral by 2030

Menlo Park became the first city in the U.S. to set the ambitious goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 on Tuesday when the...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by James Caldwell , on Jul 25, 2020 at 6:43 pm | 10 comments | 6293 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's adopted budget cuts 'to the bone'

With a planned surplus of only $1, the Menlo Park City Council voted Tuesday night, June 23, to finalize an unprecedentedly...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Jul 25, 2020 at 6:01 pm | 20 comments | 6122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Learn Real Estate ONLINE Now (Public, NonProfit)

Hi! College of San Mateo has moved its Real Estate (and other) classes ONLINE so everybody can sign up and take classes...

Original post made by [email protected] on Jul. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 250 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo Park resident to take reins of Silicon Valley Leadership Group

A Menlo Park resident and investment banking executive will take the reins of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a prominent...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Fernando Lorenzo, on Jul 25, 2020 at 12:52 am | 1 comment | 3045 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fruitful giving: Farm-to-neighbors delivery project supports farmers, frontline workers

What started as an informal neighborhood purchase of cherries in Palo Alto has since evolved into a streamlined weekly pickup...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Yvonne Wong, on Jul 24, 2020 at 9:48 pm | 1 comment | 1569 Views

AROUND TOWN

Elected officials release statement calling for voters to decide Caltrain funding

A joint statement issued by seven elected officials calls for letting voters decide on funding for the Caltrain service between...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 23, 2020 at 12:48 pm | 11 comments | 2163 Views

MENLO PARK

Prop. 13 reform could be big boost to county's tax revenue

One of the major ballot initiatives facing voters in November will be the Schools and Communities First initiative. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 23, 2020 at 7:44 am | 5 comments | 438 Views
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