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Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power' in House Judiciary Committee

Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Cultists On The Loose Again, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 426 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New playground invites kids of all abilities to romp

After nearly five months of closure, the playground at Nealon Park is back and better than ever. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Only In Menlo Park, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 1512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Friday: Holiday tree lighting kicks off weekend of seasonal festivities

Across Menlo Park, the holiday season will kick into full gear with a busy schedule of seasonal festivities scheduled this...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Louise DeDera, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 332 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's office space growth exceeds that of similar small cities in state

A new report finds Menlo Park ranks fifth among small California cities for the amount of office space built in the last...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by frugal, 3 hours ago | 11 comments | 1746 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton City Council to explore development tax

A possible construction and development tax will be discussed during the Atherton City Council's Wednesday afternoon, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 1020 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In the age of 'fake news,' Stanford study finds high schoolers unskilled at assessing online information

Many high school students are unable to assess the credibility of online information, a new Stanford study has found. This...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by two tables, 20 hours ago | 11 comments | 1342 Views

MENLO PARK

Rainy-day exit for Guild marquee

The Guild Theatre marquee was removed, on this rainy morning, from its longtime perch, affixed to the old El Camino Real...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2019
Last comment by TPB - Menlo Park, 21 hours ago | 3 comments | 1388 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New survey detects rapid growth in sudden oak tree death syndrome

A survey of the spread of sudden oak death (SOD) statewide found that oak trees surveyed in Peninsula towns between Redwood...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 1049 Views

MENLO PARK

Two locals launch MyNabes neighborhood app

In fast-paced and overscheduled Silicon Valley, two residents have launched MyNabes, a smartphone application to help their...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2019
Last comment by community, on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm | 10 comments | 2749 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man arrested in suspected DUI crash

A Menlo Park man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday (Nov. 30) after flipping a car on...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2019
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 4, 2019 at 7:07 am | 7 comments | 2692 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The Almanac Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars offers support and hope

<I>By Linda Prieto, executive director of Upward Scholars</I></B> Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2019/11/27/the-almanac-holiday-fund-upward-schola...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Board Member, on Dec 3, 2019 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 163 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley school district shares new classroom designs

Parents, community members and administrators gathered at Ormondale School last month to view mock-ups of schematic design...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by 2Much, on Dec 3, 2019 at 9:42 am | 1 comment | 1232 Views

MENLO PARK

High levels of probable carcinogen reported at Menlo Park restaurant

A building housing a Japanese restaurant and, formerly, a dry cleaning business in Menlo Park has been found to have elevated...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by really?, on Dec 3, 2019 at 8:32 am | 6 comments | 10341 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Esther Litton celebrates 100th birthday, enthusiastically

To celebrate a century of life, about 50 friends and relatives of former Portola Valley resident Esther Litton gathered at...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by Danna, on Dec 2, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1616 Views

MENLO PARK

Event spotlights Menlo Park's troubled race-based housing history

The Sequoia room at Menlo Park's Arrillaga Family Recreation Center hummed as about a hundred people in small groups discussed...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2019
Last comment by Housing Research, on Dec 1, 2019 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 4555 Views

MENLO PARK

'An uphill battle': How retailers in Menlo Park are preparing to attract holiday shoppers

Throughout downtown Menlo Park, retailers are bracing for the holiday shopping season. As they face increasing competition...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by smallbusinessownerCZ, on Dec 1, 2019 at 9:31 pm | 9 comments | 4591 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: Setting the record straight on Neely Wine plans

On Nov. 13 the Almanac published an article titled "Neely Wine's tasting room plans meet further resistance by residents."...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by PV Resident, on Dec 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm | 1 comment | 192 Views

MENLO PARK

First Person: My mother's house

Every day for nearly 20 years, I drive or walk by the apartment complex on Sharon Road on my way to Safeway, or to the post...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2019
Last comment by kate, on Nov 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm | 5 comments | 1150 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley faces quandary over potential affordable housing sites

An ad hoc committee formed to evaluate Portola Valley properties that could be used for building affordable housing has passed...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by editoratlarge, on Nov 29, 2019 at 5:44 pm | 1 comment | 1837 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury trial for former sheriff's deputy, candidate postponed to Nov. 12

Juan Pablo Lopez, a former deputy with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, was granted a postponement of a jury trial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 29, 2019 at 9:57 am | 37 comments | 2443 Views
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The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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