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AROUND TOWN

Concerned Citizen Mark De Paula asking SMC Supervisors to withdraw Endorsement of Carlos G. Bolanos for Sheriff 2018

This Tuesday March 13, 2018 morning 9:00 AM in the Supervisors chambers. Mr. De Paula is one of two citizens that I personally...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Mar. 10, 2018
Last comment by De Paula, 2 hours ago | 105 comments | 2031 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Coffee kiosk to 'benefit public' hits snags

The owners of the office building currently under construction at 1020 Alma St. in Menlo Park may be asked to subsidize...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by Dumb idea to begin with, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 366 Views

AROUND TOWN

The San Mateo County Democratic Party. Voted No Endorsement for Sheriff 2018.

The San Mateo County Democratic Party. Voted No Endorsement for Sheriff 2018. The San Mateo County Democratic Party (also...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, 6 hours ago | 3 comments | 98 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Questions surround councilwoman's trip to China

Menlo Park City Councilwoman Kirsten Keith's chair at the dais in the local council chambers was empty on March 27 when the...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2018
Last comment by plain and simple, 7 hours ago | 14 comments | 1420 Views

AROUND TOWN

Foundation exec resigns after reports of workplace misconduct

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation's second-in-command has resigned amid allegations she sexually harassed and abused...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by grabbers, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 1565 Views

ATHERTON

Saturday: Earth Day in Atherton focuses on advances in nuclear power

Atherton celebrates Earth Day on Saturday, April 21 with a free screening of David Schumacher's documentary "The New Fire,"...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by Elizabeth Lewis, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 446 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton not ready to commit to paid-for $13.2 million park water project

While Atherton's City Council hasn't quite reached the point of giving back the $13.2 million Caltrans had offered to build...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood school board could discuss principal's transfer

As East Palo Alto parents continue to rally against the sudden removal of a popular principal last month, school board members...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by Brian, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 397 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rep. Speier introduces bill to provide free technology to block robocalls

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, introduced legislation Wednesday directing the Federal Communications Commission...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by Brian, 12 hours ago | 8 comments | 804 Views

OTHER TOPICS

noon to 1pm Apr. 20 - TODAY demonstration outside Town & Country - Earth day support; support students against gun violence

There will be a peaceful "sidewalk demonstration" TODAY, Fri. Apr. 20, from noon-1pm at the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero...

Original post made by peace&anti gun activist on Apr. 20, 2018
There are no comments yet. 38 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sabrina Brennan Supports Mark Melville for SMC Sheriff 2018

The residents know that Congresswomen Jackie Speier and Ana Eshoo don't. Why are they silent on Endorsing Mark Melville for...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 1, 2018
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, 16 hours ago | 15 comments | 399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Practicing for the unthinkable

It's a scenario no one ever wants to encounter — a shooter on a school campus. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2018/04/18/practicing-for-the...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by Shelly, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How one school prepares for the worst

Sacred Heart Schools' 64-acre Atherton campus has nearly 1,200 students, from 3-year-old preschoolers to 18-year-old high...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by James Madison, on Apr 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 841 Views

MENLO PARK

Sea level rise could cost area billions, countywide study finds

By 2100, the sea water that surrounds the San Francisco Peninsula is expected to rise anywhere from 17 to 66 inches, according...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2018
Last comment by No Easy Solutions, on Apr 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm | 12 comments | 4374 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Check-in raises questions about downtown's future

Is Menlo Park's downtown transforming according to plan? The question was one up for debate during the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2018
Last comment by DT Choices, on Apr 19, 2018 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 1967 Views

AROUND TOWN

Audible alert/siren system tested in Atherton

Atherton and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District tested a new audible alert system that combines a siren and voice warnings...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 19, 2018 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 747 Views

MENLO PARK

What happened in China?

On March 27, the same day that the Menlo Park City Council held a study session on the largest proposed development in the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2018
Last comment by Pictures and Videos, on Apr 18, 2018 at 9:23 pm | 10 comments | 2797 Views

MENLO PARK

City Gymnastics Program failures

The recent recreation commission report comes of no surprise. The City Gymnastics Program has gone down hill ever since the...

Original post made by Bring Back Teacher Michelle! on Apr. 7, 2018
Last comment by Bring Back Teacher Michelle!, on Apr 18, 2018 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments | 191 Views

MENLO PARK

Robert Zeien, musician and baseball maven, dies at 53

A Menlo Park resident and the husband of former mayor Kelly Fergusson, Robert Charles Zeien played the guitar in a bluegrass...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2018
Last comment by Elizabeth Houck, on Apr 18, 2018 at 3:37 pm | 5 comments | 1391 Views

MOVIES

Atherton's Earth Day program serves up a Silicon Valley-style solution for climate change

Kate Bradshaw has a report out this week in the Almanac on the new and alarming findings on Sea Level Rise Vulnerability...

Original post made by ValerieG on Apr. 18, 2018
Last comment by ValerieG, on Apr 18, 2018 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 98 Views
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The Almanac Readers' Choice ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "The Almanac Readers' Choice" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 28th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 18th issue of The Almanac.

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