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MENLO PARK

Sam Kurose, former owner of Nak's Market in Menlo Park, dies at 77

Seikichi "Sam" Kurose, who with his wife Ikie owned Nak's Market in Menlo Park for decades, died on Jan. 26 at age 77. He...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2020
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Feb 10, 2020 at 5:15 pm | 3 comments | 3272 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Council agrees to 10 steps to fast-track Belle Haven community center project by Facebook

To fast-track Facebook's proposal to build a new community center and library in Belle Haven, the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by walk AND chew gum, on Feb 10, 2020 at 2:40 pm | 3 comments | 2315 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire Board to conduct its monthly meetings at each of its seven Fire Stations to promote a new community focused outreach effort!

Fire Board to conduct its monthly meetings at each of its seven Fire Stations to promote a new community focused outreach...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 9, 2020
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AROUND TOWN

Atherton man charged in Jan. 31 shooting incident involving occupied vehicle

An Atherton man was charged with four counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm and one count of discharging a weapon...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Thank Goodness, on Feb 9, 2020 at 7:18 am | 5 comments | 3361 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council greenlights new three-story building for Santa Cruz Avenue

As part of the city's efforts to revive the downtown area, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved a three-story...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by MPer , on Feb 8, 2020 at 1:47 pm | 25 comments | 6305 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man arrested for allegedly brandishing a shotgun

Menlo Park police arrested a 76-year-old Menlo Park man Friday (Feb. 7) at about 11:30 a.m. for allegedly brandishing a shotgun...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Race Based Policing, on Feb 8, 2020 at 9:10 am | 6 comments | 2508 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sen. Jerry Hill endorses state Senate candidate Josh Becker to take his place in Sacramento

State Sen. Jerry Hill wants Josh Becker of Menlo Park to be his successor, Becker's campaign announced this morning. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Poor judgment, on Feb 8, 2020 at 2:28 am | 9 comments | 3397 Views

MENLO PARK

Senate candidates clash over housing policies, PG&E's future at forum

The seven candidates vying to succeed state Sen. Jerry Hill in Sacramento clashed on Wednesday over housing policies, charter...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Ewwwwww, on Feb 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm | 4 comments | 3156 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion:City is 'No. 1' — but that's not a good thing

Menlo Park has staffing problems, as demonstrated at the City Council meeting on Jan. 14. But neither city management nor...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Mickey Griffin, on Feb 7, 2020 at 5:24 pm | 3 comments | 630 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: An open letter to users of Menlo Park city streets

I bought an electric bike 18 months ago because the commute from the bay side of town to the Oak Knoll side of town where...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Agreed, on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:58 pm | 3 comments | 701 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council OKs public money for equestrian bridge

A proposal to replace an equestrian bridge on the Center Trail, the main horse trail through Woodside, was unanimously approved...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by @Horse Only?, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:13 am | 4 comments | 1997 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park council to consider mandate on safe gun storage

Menlo Park Vice Mayor Drew Combs has proposed that the City Council consider an ordinance requiring all community residents...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by gun fantasies from men, on Feb 6, 2020 at 6:34 am | 7 comments | 1170 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local schools announce spelling bee winners

Two local schools named winners of their spelling bee competitions this month. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/01/30/local-schools-announce-spellin...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by Iowa Winner, on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:03 am | 2 comments | 2256 Views

FICTION

State Senate candidates to square off on Feb. 5

Seven candidates for California Senate District 13 will go head-to-head in a debate on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Tom, on Feb 5, 2020 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 420 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-sheriff's deputy Lopez loses bid to dismiss charges, toss evidence

An effort to dismiss charges in a long-standing case against retired San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy Juan Pablo Lopez fell...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2020
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 5, 2020 at 6:49 pm | 22 comments | 3038 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside First Friday lecture explores CuriOdyssey

Rachel Meyer, executive director of CuriOdyssey, a "science playground and zoo" in San Mateo, will be the guest for Woodside's...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Montelenalily, on Feb 5, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 1 comment | 1694 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Meet the 7 candidates who want to represent you in Sacramento

With seven candidates vying to become the next lawmaker for California's 13th Senate district, voters on March 3 will decide...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Thomas Paine, on Feb 5, 2020 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 2886 Views

ATHERTON

Naming rights for Atherton civic center on council agenda

The Atherton City Council will discuss how it will recognize donors who support the town’s $31.6 million new civic center...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Romney Supports Hunter Biden, on Feb 5, 2020 at 11:24 am | 6 comments | 1824 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Honoring a man who knew: We can do better

This month, the beginning of 2020, is the anniversary of the birth of The Honorable Elijah Eugene Cummings, who was chairman...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Ivan Webster, on Feb 5, 2020 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 474 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Man fires shot at car carrying his brother, sparking shelter-in-place order before he surrenders

A man who allegedly fired at a car that carried his brother and three other people, including a child, in Atherton was arrested...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 4, 2020 at 1:35 pm | 6 comments | 5331 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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