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MENLO PARK

E. Gary Smith pretrial conference continued

A pretrial conference for Edwin Gary Smith, 64, former owner of Menalto Cleaners in Menlo Park who is accused of unauthorized...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Curious, on Jun 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm | 5 comments | 4773 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park office manager sentenced to prison for embezzlement

Former office manager of Menlo Park landscaping company sentenced to seven years and eight months in state prison in $1 million...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 10, 2016 at 7:45 am | 3 comments | 4264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district school board endorses plan to involve community

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has come up with a plan to involve the community in issues that arose when the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 9, 2016 at 9:12 pm | 3 comments | 4819 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley event benefits abandoned exotic animals

Representatives from various corners of the animal kingdom — reptiles, birds and mammals, including some 350 humans...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Linda and Paul, on Jun 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 2083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are you being paid at the 95 percentile of California workers?

The MPCSD budget states: "The budget does not include projections to compensation increases other than step and column...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Man, on Jun 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 13 comments | 1408 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside School District may put parcel tax on ballot

The Woodside Elementary School District's governing board is contemplating putting a parcel tax measure on the November ballot. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 9, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments | 2996 Views

MENLO PARK

Voters overwhelmingly approve Ravenswood schools bond measure

A $26 million bond measure on the June 7 ballot to fund major capital improvements throughout the Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm | 7 comments | 4080 Views

AROUND TOWN

Early results: Berman leads the field in Assembly race

Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman is leading the pack in the race to succeed Rich Gordon in the 24th Assembly District, while...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Top Two, on Jun 9, 2016 at 10:49 am | 6 comments | 4860 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Election: Bay restoration measure passes

A regional ballot initiative proposing a parcel tax that would raise $500 million over 20 years to fund Bay conservation...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by Joe, on Jun 9, 2016 at 8:05 am | 9 comments | 3551 Views

AROUND TOWN

The right way to propose a school parcel tax

Woodside School Board will tonight consider putting a parcel tax on the ballot to replace an expiring parcel tax. Some...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 9, 2016 at 7:25 am | 10 comments | 1382 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wagstaffe: Ayres Chapter is Closed

In writing a post supportive of the victims in response to DA Steve Wagstaffe's comment that "this chapter is closed", the...

Original post made by Chapter is closed on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Truth, on Jun 8, 2016 at 7:04 pm | 4 comments | 1280 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council review budget with $3.4 million surplus

The Menlo Park City Council will review tonight the city's proposed budget, which projects a surplus of $3.4 million in...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jun 8, 2016 at 1:50 am | 3 comments | 2721 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Hearing on Menlo Park City School District budget

The public will have a chance to comment on the proposed budget of the Menlo Park City School District at a meeting that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by WTF, on Jun 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 3099 Views

OTHER TOPICS

MROSD, Measure AA, and the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority

The MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District(MROSD), originally established as the MidPeninsula Regional Park District,...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1791 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board members explain their job in the age of social media

Despite a recent contentious parcel tax election and the fact that some difficult budget decisions may be ahead for the Menlo...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 7, 2016 at 7:30 am | 4 comments | 4381 Views

MENLO PARK

Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Coladarci dies at 96

Jane Coladarci, a mainstay of the Almanac's advertising department for most of her 30 years at the paper, died "quickly and...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by John Mercer, on Jun 6, 2016 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 1845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Want to run for school board? Info meeting June 1

Those interested in running in the Nov. 8 election for one of the two open seats on the school board of the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 3279 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council calls for 'strong' resolution on aircraft noise problem

The Woodside Town Council directed staff on May 24 to draft a "strong" resolution in favor of quiet skies. The council wants...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by annoyed woodsider, on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:42 am | 20 comments | 5134 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council to set baseline of 100% green electricity

Portola Valley's Town Council approved a plan on May 25 that will have the greenest baseline possible in effect when a program...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jim Dandy, on Jun 5, 2016 at 8:07 pm | 3 comments | 3595 Views

AROUND TOWN

A few bumps as Marsh Road closure begins

Police say there were a few start-up problems as Atherton began a planned 10-week closure of Marsh Road on Tuesday as the...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by JBCHAM, on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 44 comments | 6983 Views
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