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Guest opinion: SB 50 the wrong solution to state's housing problem

State Senate Bill 50 is focused on a serious problem that all of California faces: the need for housing, especially affordable...

Original post made on May. 1, 2019
Last comment by JCH, on May 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 5 comments | 2282 Views


When it comes to housing bill, neighboring cities see things differently

With a range of housing bills now sweeping through Sacramento, elected leaders from Menlo Park, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto...

Original post made on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by new guy, on May 9, 2019 at 9:16 am | 10 comments | 2037 Views


Bill to mandate safe parking for homeless students raises concerns

Community college students in California, many of whom are vulnerable to food, housing and financial insecurity, may soon...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by Barnie, on May 7, 2019 at 11:33 am | 5 comments | 2501 Views


Almanac takes home prizes in statewide news contest

The Almanac won first- and second-place awards for coverage of local government, artistic photo and coverage of youth and...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by smallbusinessownerCZ, on May 6, 2019 at 9:14 pm | 2 comments | 1991 Views


Stanford student allegedly paid $6.5 million for admission

The family who paid the most to get their child into a selective college as part of a national college admissions scandal...

Original post made on May. 2, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 3, 2019 at 3:13 pm | 5 comments | 2456 Views


Artist Open Studio

May 18-19, join 5 artists at Jan Schachter's studio, 10 -5, 190 Golden Hills Drive, off of Westridge Jane Peterman: Ceramic...

Original post made by Jan Schachter on Apr. 28, 2019
There are no comments yet. 225 Views


Palo Alto woman who berated MAGA hat-wearing man reported missing

Rebecca Parker Mankey of Palo Alto, who made national headlines when she verbally assaulted a man wearing a Make America...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2019
Last comment by You must feel good now, on Apr 22, 2019 at 10:00 pm | 2 comments | 1720 Views


Tonight: Policy discussion about Caltrain, Dumbarton rail

A Menlo Park City Council subcommittee made up of members Drew Combs and Ray Mueller will meet tonight (April 22) to iron...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Apr 22, 2019 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 1350 Views


Tuesday: Menlo Park fire board to discuss concerns with JPA agreement

Faced with the complexity of the issue, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has asked for more time to evaluate a proposal...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 17, 2019 at 9:31 am | 3 comments | 2335 Views


Man arrested after reportedly firing gun in home with toddlers inside

A 33-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly firing his gun in a home in unincorporated Menlo Park in which two...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2019
Last comment by Cold Dead Hands Heston, on Apr 16, 2019 at 11:58 am | 22 comments | 2327 Views


SMC Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, Public Trust & Honesty

The day Chinedu Okobi was killed in Custody, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos issued this statement. "The deputy exited his vehicle...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by Bull, on Apr 16, 2019 at 11:50 am | 5 comments | 976 Views


Woodside: Solar panel plan to face council scrutiny

A proposal from a previous Woodside Town Council to install solar panels to power town facilities has raised questions about...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by gal up on ranch, on Apr 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm | 7 comments | 1991 Views


Police calls: Woman arrested for grand theft from employer

Local officers respond to calls: from workplace theft and a construction site fight, to rummaging through trash while naked...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3054 Views


Measles-carrying Caltrain commuter sparks public health warning

Public health officials are warning the public of possible exposure to measles -- this time involving a Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 1 comment | 1504 Views


Grand jury adds money-laundering charge for four local parents in college admissions scandal

Federal authorities on Tuesday let the other shoe drop on parents involved in the college admissions scandal, adding fraud...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Apr 11, 2019 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 1926 Views


Fundraiser brings in more than $1 million for Alzheimer's research

The recent Part the Cloud Luncheon in Menlo Park raised more than $1 million for the Alzheimer's Association. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3055 Views


Locals among 14 defendants who plan to plead guilty in college-admissions bribery scam

Four Midpeninsula residents are among the 14 people who agreed to plead guilty in the national college-admissions bribery...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by tired, on Apr 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 2986 Views


Burglaries reported at Atherton construction sites

There were two burglaries at construction sites off of Middlefield Road in Atherton on April 8, according to the Atherton...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Apr 9, 2019 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1831 Views


A year out, census prep efforts abound in San Mateo County

The countdown is on: In just a little under a year, the U.S. census will take place, a once-a-decade effort to count everyone...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2019
Last comment by breakfast club, on Apr 7, 2019 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 2870 Views


Proposed bill would allow homeless students to sleep in community college parking lots overnight

Homeless community college students will be permitted to park and sleep in their cars overnight at any community college...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Apr 6, 2019 at 7:25 am | 5 comments | 1592 Views
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