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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


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


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


County election communications aren't secure, grand jury claims

As 2020 approaches, the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury has released a new report that raises concerns about the security...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Wilton Parmenter, on Jul 31, 2019 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 1750 Views


Manzanita Talks move forward

Efforts to bring together public and private sector leaders to talk about how to address regional transportation problems...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2019
Last comment by Ann Hackett, on Jul 25, 2019 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 609 Views


Guest opinion: Government/business collaboration has led city into a mess

While reading Kate Bradshaw's article about the Menlo Park City Council's decision to back away from a citywide moratorium,...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by After midnight, on Jul 15, 2019 at 10:26 am | 8 comments | 1043 Views


New voting technology on the way in San Mateo County

San Mateo County will have new voting technology for its Nov. 5 elections. Read the full story here

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Fonic, on Jul 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 2215 Views


Share your experience with Peninsula Clean Energy

Dear Almanac readers, I'll be writing a story next month about Peninsula Clean Energy, and am hoping to feature different...

Original post made by Matthew Vollrath on Jul. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 185 Views


Child drowns in Atherton pool accident

A 3-year-old girl drowned on Thursday in the backyard swimming pool of an Atherton home during a party, town officials have...

Original post made on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Carlos Chilel, on Jul 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm | 6 comments | 6495 Views


Menlo Park man convicted of attacking octogenarian mother

A Menlo Park man who attacked his 83-year-old mother in September 2016 has been found guilty of felonies of elder abuse,...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Concerned , on Jul 5, 2019 at 6:21 am | 5 comments | 2817 Views


Skyline slaying suspect also of Yemeni ancestry

Malik Dosouqi, the suspect in the Skyline Boulevard double homicide case, shared a Yemeni ancestry with one of the victims...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 27, 2019 at 8:24 am | 6 comments | 2402 Views


Stanford pitches $4.7B deal to county for campus expansion

Stanford University offered Santa Clara County a deal on Monday that would commit $4.7 billion toward housing, transportation...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2019
Last comment by Kevin, on Jun 27, 2019 at 1:09 am | 2 comments | 1608 Views


County aiming to avoid Election Day backups with new equipment, more staff

Voters in San Mateo County who experienced, in some cases, hours-long waits to cast their ballots this past November should...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2019
Last comment by Brent Turner , on Jun 21, 2019 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 1425 Views


To all, a good knight

Brilliant scientist. Prolific inventor. Entrepreneur and philanthropist. Armand Neukermans of Portola Valley is all of these...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by Annie Nunan, on Jun 10, 2019 at 10:31 pm | 3 comments | 2046 Views


Man involved in hit-and-run that killed a Menlo Park 6-year-old sentenced to prison

Shannon Steven Fox, 33, has pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and admitted to fleeing the scene after a November...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2019
Last comment by Michael, on Jun 4, 2019 at 11:15 am | 4 comments | 2788 Views


Moving forward: New CEO plans for Silicon Valley Community Foundation's 2.0 version

Following a workplace bullying and misconduct scandal that rocked the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, its new president...

Original post made on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Local Donor, on May 30, 2019 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 2216 Views


County looks to shield foothills from Stanford's growth for the next century

As Santa Clara County prepares to ramp up its demands for housing on Stanford University's campus, county planners are proposing...

Original post made on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on May 30, 2019 at 7:53 am | 2 comments | 1755 Views


Menlo Park unveils three conceptual plans for Middle Ave bike/ped crossing

Menlo Park transportation engineers and consultants unveiled three conceptual designs for a bike and pedestrian crossing...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by That will work, on May 23, 2019 at 7:57 pm | 18 comments | 3311 Views


Menlo Park fire board meeting gets contentious

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board moved forward with a plan for an emergency notification system and agreed to...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by just asking, on May 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 7 comments | 2487 Views


Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

Senate Bill 50, a contentious bill that aimed to encourage more housing near transit, suffered a setback Thursday when the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by home owner, on May 19, 2019 at 5:31 pm | 4 comments | 1934 Views
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