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MENLO PARK

Theater groups host trans athlete panel discussion

An online peer-panel discussion titled "When Equality is the Prize; A Panel of Trans Athletes" will be held Saturday, Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by menlo mom, on Aug 27, 2020 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 603 Views

AROUND TOWN

'It's eerie': Behind the lines of the CZU August Lightning fires

With wildfire smoke blanketing the Santa Cruz Mountains in a hazy fog, Andy Kerr, co-owner of Alice's Restaurant, loads up...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 5635 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite cost, Menlo Park moves to hold uncontested election for council seat

Even though only one candidate has filed paperwork to run for Menlo Park's District 5 seat, City Council incumbent Ray Mueller,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by District 2 Constituent , on Aug 25, 2020 at 9:02 pm | 10 comments | 3300 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Governor: 'Historic' wildfires in California burn 1.2 million acres

Along with an unprecedented health crisis, California is currently experiencing wildfires of "historic" magnitude, Gov. Gavin...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Kendall Ryan, on Aug 25, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 3 comments | 1488 Views

AROUND TOWN

Monitor air quality along the Midpeninsula in real time

Residents can track the air quality in their neighborhoods in real time through an interactive, crowdsourced map that uses...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by Mary Robins, on Aug 24, 2020 at 3:34 pm | 1 comment | 2710 Views

MENLO PARK

Fires trigger evacuations near Skyline Boulevard

Evacuation orders now cover most of San Mateo County southwest of Highway 84 and Skyline Boulevard, affecting about 3,600...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Aug 24, 2020 at 12:05 pm | 5 comments | 18619 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dessert dash: Six locally made desserts you can eat right now

From Indian-inspired ice cream to the chocolate chip toffee cookie dough, here are six local desserts you can find on the...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Uber chief security officer hit with obstruction of justice charge

Federal law enforcement authorities have charged former Uber Chief Security Officer Joseph Sullivan for an attempted cover-up...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by katherine, on Aug 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 2062 Views

MENLO PARK

Community briefs: Lightning strike hits Willows redwood, LifeMove CEO announces retirement, Flood Park now free, Tour de Menlo goes DIY

Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/08/21/community-briefs-lightning-strike-hits-willows-redwood-lifemove-ceo-announces-retirement-flood-park-now-free-t...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 21, 2020 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 3521 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs seeks third term

Election Day on Nov. 3 will mark the first time Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs runs for a contested council seat, as well...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Aug 21, 2020 at 11:16 am | 19 comments | 1548 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Out-of-control wildfires grow to 40,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties

Wildfires blazing in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties, dubbed the CZU August Lightning Complex fires, have merged and spread...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 15331 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs seeks third term

Election Day on Nov. 3 will mark the first time Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs runs for a contested council seat, as well...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Joshua Harmssen, on Aug 20, 2020 at 4:09 pm | 1 comment | 1549 Views

WOODSIDE

Lightning-sparked fires prompt evacuation warnings in La Honda, Skylonda areas Wednesday evening

With an estimated 10,000 acres burned and 1,000 San Mateo County residents evacuated as of Wednesday, a series of coastside...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 20, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments | 7465 Views

MENLO PARK

Pilot to curb cut-through traffic in the Willows becomes permanent

A primarily successful pilot program to restrict cut-through traffic in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood will become permanent,...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 19, 2020 at 9:22 pm | 1 comment | 1816 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fearing 'election theft in progress,' Eshoo shows support for Postal Service

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, held a press conference on Tuesday morning to address what she labeled as the Trump...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm | 4 comments | 1826 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Smoke prompts air quality advisory through Wednesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday and Wednesday because of smoke...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Aug 19, 2020 at 2:18 am | 1 comment | 4426 Views

MENLO PARK

In experiment, Town Square forum commenting will be limited to registered users

Starting August 1, participation in The Almanac's popular Town Square reader forum will be limited to those who register...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by AthertonMom, on Aug 17, 2020 at 7:17 pm | 17 comments | 4508 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton: Census Bureau may knock on your door this month

The Census Bureau is resuming field data operations in Atherton, meaning field staff will be in neighborhoods knocking on...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by Pandemic anyone?, on Aug 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 1644 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Incomplete data': High school board debates last spring's pass/fail grading system

In a discussion at a Sequoia Union High School District board meeting Aug. 5, board members debated the pass/fail grading...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by margomca, on Aug 14, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 1911 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Delivering a fond farewell: Portola Valley residents celebrate 'beloved' UPS driver on his last day

If you've lived in Portola Valley awhile, there's a good chance that you know Lew Hess, a UPS driver who handled the town's...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Aug 14, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 2 comments | 5678 Views
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