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Amid burglary concerns, Woodside will install license plate readers in town

Twenty license plate readers will be installed around Woodside despite concerns from some residents that the amount of crime...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Jul 28, 2022 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 3460 Views


Monkeypox is spreading in the Bay Area. Stanford wastewater data shows the region's hot spots.

Evidence of the monkeypox virus has shown up in Bay Area wastewater since mid-June, indicating the presence of infection,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
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Menlo Park's Burgess Pool contract is up for approval, would extend operations by one year

A proposal to have Tim Sheeper operate Burgess Pool in Menlo Park for another year is up for approval by the City Council...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Debbie, on Jul 26, 2022 at 5:58 pm | 2 comments | 2019 Views


Atherton council dumps townhouses from its state-mandated housing plan

There was every indication going into the July 20 City Council meeting that Atherton intended to meet its state-mandated...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2022 at 5:51 am | 2 comments | 5434 Views


Two Woodside council incumbents are running for reelection

Woodside Mayor Dick Brown and Councilman Brian Dombkowski are seeking reelection this fall, along with former Council member...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2022
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jul 25, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 2021 Views


Still have questions about California's composting law? Here's what you need to know.

Many Bay Area cities and counties already had composting ordinances before SB 1383 became law in January. So are people supposed...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2022
Last comment by Happy Resident, on Jul 25, 2022 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 5617 Views


Portola Valley's draft housing element is headed to the state

Fears about the loss of horse stables and scenic corridors, along with increased wildfire risk were all part of an hours-long...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2022
Last comment by Jimboreno, on Jul 22, 2022 at 9:09 pm | 6 comments | 4070 Views


What were we all breathing? Local air quality reached 'hazardous' levels in July 4 fireworks hot spots

Bay Area air quality from thousands of fireworks explosions on and around July 4 reached dangerously unhealthful levels in...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by Resident , on Jul 21, 2022 at 8:17 pm | 1 comment | 2100 Views


Candidates jump into Midpeninsula council races with flood of new filings

Monday, July 18, marked the first day candidates could pull papers to run for office in the Nov. 8 general election. Here's...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by Observer, on Jul 21, 2022 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 2249 Views


Menlo Park council in tense negotiations with aquatics center operator over Burgess Pool contract

Contract negotiations to decide who will operate Menlo Park's public pools appear to have hit an impasse at the City Council...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by codydog, on Jul 20, 2022 at 3:03 pm | 57 comments | 7057 Views


Stanford Medicine steps up fellowship training in abortion care

As some states adopt abortion bans in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Stanford University...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2022
Last comment by lspw, on Jul 20, 2022 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 1950 Views


Community briefs: new funds for pedestrian and bike tunnel, summer concert series and more

In this week's community briefs, funding for a pedestrian and bike tunnel under Caltrain in Menlo Park, new administrators...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2022
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jul 19, 2022 at 3:35 pm | 1 comment | 1987 Views


A $4.5 million grant from the state sparks Menlo Park's conversion to all-electric buildings

Menlo Park is receiving $4.5 million from the state to fund the city’s electrification program in partnership with BlocPower,...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Jul 18, 2022 at 3:42 pm | 24 comments | 3642 Views


Woodside council sends draft housing element to the state

The council spent over three hours discussing amongst themselves and listening to public comment on the topic before coming...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Jul 15, 2022 at 3:01 pm | 5 comments | 4353 Views


Webb telescope is lightyears ahead of Hubble. A NASA Ames scientist explains why.

The first image revealed from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope earlier this week isn't just the deepest and sharpest glimpse...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Jul 15, 2022 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 1626 Views


Two arrested in fatal July 4 stabbing in East Palo Alto

A man found stabbed on East O'Keefe Street in East Palo Alto died before paramedics arrived to the scene late Monday night,...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2022
Last comment by Jv, on Jul 13, 2022 at 3:44 pm | 1 comment | 3317 Views


COVID-19 BA.5 variant transmission is high in San Mateo County, doubling infection rate since May

San Mateo County Health officials are warning people to take extra precautions after COVID-19 infections more than doubled...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2022
Last comment by acomfort, on Jul 13, 2022 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 4243 Views


Letters to the editor: Housing growth in the face of wildfire threats, stance on death penalty

This week, readers weighed in on housing, growth in Midpeninsula towns at heightened wildfire risk and the death penalty...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Jul 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 2297 Views


Menlo Balance initiative faces council scrutiny, resident complaints

Menlo Balance's initiative to prohibit the Menlo Park City Council from redesignating lots zoned for single-family homes...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Lifestyle, on Jul 11, 2022 at 1:30 pm | 14 comments | 4156 Views


Menlo Park councilman floats compromise on Flood School housing plan

A proposal put forward by Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller in an op-ed July 5 aims to craft a compromise on the...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 9, 2022 at 10:22 pm | 6 comments | 2842 Views
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