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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park announces three leadership appointments

The city of Menlo Park has made three new appointments to leadership positions, according to an Aug. 1 announcement. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Downtown, on Aug 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 5 comments | 2182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Customers follow their noses to Michoacán Market's charcoal-grilled chicken

When Janet and Ruben Robles first started cooking whole chickens to bring in more business to their Menlo Park market, they...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Yummo, on Aug 8, 2019 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 1571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula beekeepers divided on the best way to fight a plague

It's not a matter of ==I if== but of ==I when== varroa mites will invade a beehive. But what should beekeepers do, if anything,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2019
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 7, 2019 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 1509 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Samaritan House opens Menlo Park location

Samaritan House, a San Mateo-based nonprofit that serves residents in need, has opened a new satellite location at 871 Hamilton...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2019
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MENLO PARK

Letter: Support for Brownrigg for the state senate

With state Senator Jerry Hill termed out, several candidates have stepped forward to fill the seat. The district runs from...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by My home too, on Aug 6, 2019 at 4:15 am | 4 comments | 506 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: It's past time for Menlo Park to go electric on blowers

Up and down the Peninsula, towns and cities are being proactive around our climate change crisis. One of the ways this is...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2019
Last comment by Twentse, on Aug 5, 2019 at 12:55 pm | 5 comments | 2530 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park vandalism, assault defendant to get Sept. 30 jury trial

A San Diego man who was arrested for vandalizing cars, making threats, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest in...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by politically correct, on Aug 5, 2019 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1202 Views

MENLO PARK

Hate crime charge dropped in Menlo Park vandalism case

Prosecutors have dropped two initial counts against a San Diego man after a court hearing for an April 24 incident in Menlo...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by four dead in ohio, on Aug 4, 2019 at 7:50 am | 3 comments | 1975 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: It's past time for Menlo Park to go electric on blowers

Up and down the Peninsula, towns and cities are being proactive around our climate change crisis. One of the ways this is...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 3, 2019 at 1:42 pm | 4 comments | 265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Troubled Water

Almanac reporter Kate Bradshaw spent more than a year following the story of the Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Company and...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 3, 2019 at 11:11 am | 24 comments | 2800 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New face in Las Lomitas superintendent's office

After eight years as the superintendent of the Woodside Elementary School District, Beth Polito is eager to get her feet...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by W Menlo Mom, on Aug 2, 2019 at 11:12 pm | 1 comment | 2043 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School bond debt should be serviced by funds from sale or lease of school district properties

Since the vote threshold for school bond measures was lowered to 55%, total school bond debt in San Mateo County has risen...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 12, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 297 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ladera Preschool closes after 53 years

A celebration on July 14 commemorated the legacy of the Ladera Community Church Preschool, which has closed after 53 years...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Ian Reed , on Aug 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 2151 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pay hike for Atherton city manager

Atherton City Council members voted on July 17 to award City Manager George Rodericks a pay increase of about 7%, bringing...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Ok, on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 1276 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council wants resident feedback on traffic congestion plan

To address traffic congestion, Atherton officials will start by gathering feedback from residents, and staff will study priority...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Edna Randolph, on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:52 pm | 4 comments | 1421 Views

MENLO PARK

One-woman show spotlights resilience in face of challenge

Menlo Park native Maria Fadiman will take the stage at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto on Aug. 3 in...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Aug 1, 2019 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1558 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Grand jury calls for cities to be more transparent with pension costs

On the heels of a 2018 San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury report on "soaring" pension costs, the grand jury has released a...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 1, 2019 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 1547 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain's new vision calls for tripling ridership by 2040

Caltrain's plan to expand and modernize its train system will hit a critical juncture next month, when the agency's board...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Karen, on Aug 1, 2019 at 8:34 am | 6 comments | 1743 Views

OTHER TOPICS

California steers toward a future of self-driving cars

California is laying the groundwork for the next, slightly scary, phase in its push toward zero-emission transportation:...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by An actual engineer, on Jul 31, 2019 at 5:50 pm | 2 comments | 1316 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reporter's notebook: Lesson learned the hard way: A mount is a must when driving with a cellphone

I admit to being a distracted driver that day, busy shuttling two cars to the shop so I could leave town on short notice....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by pedestrian, on Jul 31, 2019 at 3:53 pm | 3 comments | 2238 Views
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