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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia district names interim supe, pays $299K to former district head

The Sequoia Union High School District's Crystal Leach is serving as superintendent after Darnise Williams resigned last...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2022
Last comment by Retired Local Teacher, on Jan 1, 2023 at 8:58 am | 3 comments | 2845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia district's first Black female superintendent resigns after week of rumors, closed-door meetings

Sequoia Union High School District's first Black female superintendent, Darnise Wiliams, resigned Wednesday after week of...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by Retired Local Teacher, on Dec 30, 2022 at 8:07 am | 80 comments | 12685 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park agrees to publicly release City Council applications for District 5 seat

After initially refusing The Almanac's request to release information about people seeking appointment to a Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2022
Last comment by Iris, on Dec 29, 2022 at 2:03 pm | 11 comments | 3625 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto breaks ground on University Avenue pedestrian overcrossing

A long-awaited pedestrian-bicycle overcrossing that's expected to make for safe passage over U.S. Highway 101 at University...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2022
Last comment by kbehroozi, on Dec 29, 2022 at 1:51 pm | 3 comments | 3098 Views

AROUND TOWN

A water leak damaged her business. Now a local tailor hopes people will return.

Savannah Tailoring has had a rough few months, but its proprietor awaits a more prosperous new year. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2022
Last comment by Frozen, on Dec 28, 2022 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 1741 Views

MENLO PARK

See the precincts where Menlo Park's Measure V ballot initiative won

Menlo Park's controversial Measure V was soundly defeated in the Nov. 8 election, with only one area strongly in support:...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2022
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Dec 27, 2022 at 2:34 pm | 4 comments | 4041 Views

MENLO PARK

After racing to appoint a new member before the holidays, Menlo Park City Council delays decision until January

The Menlo Park City Council did not appoint a new District 5 council member as expected Wednesday night. Eleven applicants...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2022
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Dec 27, 2022 at 2:32 pm | 4 comments | 2818 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford surpasses Getty Museum as largest recipient of property tax exemptions in California

Stanford is the largest recipient of property tax exemptions in California. It received more than $16.8 billion in exemptions...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 22, 2022 at 1:11 am | 4 comments | 2330 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mountain View's police chief to become San Mateo County's new undersheriff

San Mateo County Sheriff-elect Christina Corpus announced Dec. 20 that Mountain View Police Chief Chris Hsiung will join...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 20, 2022 at 7:08 pm | 1 comment | 3417 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police arrest man for alleged kidnapping following domestic dispute

A Burlingame man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly kidnapped a woman following a domestic dispute in Menlo Park, driving...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2022
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Dec 19, 2022 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 3010 Views

ATHERTON

Local law enforcement owns millions of dollars in 'military equipment.' A new state bill seeks to regulate all of that.

California's police departments and sheriff's offices are facing unprecedented oversight of their so-called "military equipment"...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 17, 2022 at 10:25 am | 7 comments | 7317 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Residents voice strong support for Sequoia district superintendent during special meeting

The district called a special meeting for Monday to discuss Superintendent Darnise Williams's evaluation, the second one...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by ReginaR, on Dec 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 2996 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A community asks district 'what's next?' after recent gun incidents on campus

After students reportedly brought guns to campus twice during December, Menlo-Atherton High School teachers and other community...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2022
Last comment by pvrez, on Dec 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 3200 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Planning Commissioner continues to recuse herself from housing element discussion

Portola Valley Planning Commissioners are trying to solidify plans for their state mandated housing element with one member...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2022
Last comment by another neighbor, on Dec 14, 2022 at 5:02 pm | 5 comments | 3111 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council approves Meta's Willow Village megaproject

Meta's ambitious Willow Village development in Belle Haven was approved Dec. 6 after two years of collaboration and deliberation...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2022
Last comment by Iris, on Dec 12, 2022 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 5683 Views

WOODSIDE

San Mateo County pays Woodside equestrian $750K settlement in wrongful arrest lawsuit

A Woodside woman who was arrested while suffering a medical emergency that deputies mistook for drug or alcohol impairment...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 11, 2022 at 2:39 pm | 11 comments | 8983 Views

AROUND TOWN

Martha Barragan edges out Webster Lincoln in East Palo Alto City Council race

The tense race for two open seats came down to just 19 votes between Martha Barragan and Webster Lincoln. In the end, it...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2022
Last comment by Resident , on Dec 11, 2022 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 2307 Views

MENLO PARK

Two sisters open a new Uyghur restaurant in downtown Menlo Park

Almira and Kalbi Tursungjan grew up in a foodie family. In their home region of east Turkistan, their parents ran a restaurant...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2022
Last comment by Lash, on Dec 9, 2022 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 4581 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park hosts tree lighting event, bringing back the holiday tradition for the first time since COVID

Menlo Park's tree lighting event was held for the first time since 2019 in Fremont Park on Friday, Dec. 2. The event included...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Following Ray Mueller's electoral victory, Menlo Park seeks replacement for District 5 council seat

Following Council member Ray Mueller’s election to the San Mateo Board of Supervisors and subsequent resignation, the Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2022
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Dec 7, 2022 at 4:03 pm | 6 comments | 3121 Views
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