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MENLO PARK

Huge branch crushes parked car after neighbors worried about tree's safety

A large tree branch recently fell in Sharon Heights, crushing the Mini Cooper parked beneath it. The branch fell after...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Ashley Lanphere, on Jul 15, 2021 at 10:43 am | 3 comments | 5283 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Community college district pledges to make tuition free

The San Mateo County Community College District will direct $6.75 million to free tuition for its students. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2021
Last comment by , on Jul 15, 2021 at 12:26 am | 1 comment | 3503 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park resident arrested in theft of up to $30K in jewelry from Portola Valley home

Police arrested a Menlo Park man on suspicion of stealing between $20,000 and $30,000 worth of jewelry from a Portola Valley...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm | 1 comment | 5254 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County raises concerns over COVID-19 Delta variant

As the Delta strain jumps to the head of the line of COVID-19 variants, San Mateo County officials are urging unvaccinated...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Jul 14, 2021 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 12637 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Remaking history: A 1920s bungalow updated with second story

Remodeling a home on the National Register of Historic Places is a bit like building a house inside an eggshell: That's what...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 9758 Views

MENLO PARK

Strength and service: Retiring fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman reflects on his 40-year career in the community

Harold Schapelhouman almost didn't become a Menlo Park firefighter. At 20, the chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 9, 2021 at 10:58 pm | 3 comments | 6985 Views

MENLO PARK

West Menlo resident announces run for San Mateo County supervisor seat

Virginia Chang Kiraly, who currently serves on two publicly elected boards on the Midpeninsula, has announced her plans to...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Anne Miller, on Jul 9, 2021 at 1:25 pm | 1 comment | 8779 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New Menlo Park firework penalties to skyrocket to $1,000

Anyone thinking of lighting illegal fireworks in Menlo Park this Fourth of July, or any other time, now has another big reason...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by Lorraine, on Jul 6, 2021 at 8:01 pm | 3 comments | 4839 Views

MENLO PARK

Thank you to the person who gave my husband's keys to CVS

I'd like to thank the kind person who found my husband's keys. They had a CVS tag on them so they were handed in at the Sharon...

Original post made by Angela Hey on Jul. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton police report three more burglaries

Atherton police reported three more burglaries after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/07/06/atherton-police-report...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2021
Last comment by Really !, on Jul 6, 2021 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 5266 Views

MENLO PARK

Man arrested for setting off illegal fireworks near Menlo Park

San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies were alerted by a gunshot detection system late Saturday to what turned out to be a man...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2021
Last comment by Marlon Chaccano, on Jul 6, 2021 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 4937 Views

SPORTS

Alpine, Menlo-Atherton little league all-stars to meet in District 52 tournament

Alpine beat Belmont 9-2 and Menlo-Atherton topped Foster City 11-2 on Thursday to set up a meeting between the two teams...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2021
Last comment by rdegolia, on Jul 2, 2021 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 3281 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council approves budget for 2021-22 fiscal year days ahead of deadline

Days before a new fiscal year starts July 1, the Menlo Park City Council approved its budget and capital improvement plan...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Jul 1, 2021 at 2:23 pm | 13 comments | 5091 Views

ATHERTON

Policing, wildfires and more staff boost local towns' budgets

Woodside, Atherton and Portola Valley are finalizing the details of their 2022 fiscal year budgets, with added costs coming...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2021
Last comment by Linda, on Jun 29, 2021 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 3531 Views

AROUND TOWN

How two friends from Stanford are building a business around selling dusty adventure gear – and broadening outdoors access in the process

The friendship of two Stanford University undergrads and future business co-founders started off with a series of outdoor...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2021
Last comment by Falex Eardman, on Jun 26, 2021 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 8294 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Group steals $50K worth of handbags from The RealReal

The RealReal became the latest store targeted in a string of expensive handbag thefts in Palo Alto on Monday after a coordinated...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 23, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 2 comments | 6338 Views

MENLO PARK

Proposal to redevelop SRI International campus in the works

Menlo Park-based SRI International has launched plans to redevelop its 63-acre campus that would dedicate 10 acres for residential...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2021
Last comment by Iris, on Jun 23, 2021 at 10:10 am | 41 comments | 10822 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Freeway closure back on again to install new bridge over U.S. Highway 101

The new bridge over U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto is scheduled to go up this weekend, which will require a segment of the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3957 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Construction begins on Portola Valley school buildings

On a blustery June day, Portola Valley School District community members gathered at the town's two public schools to celebrate...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4963 Views

ATHERTON

'Drive-in Variety Show' highlights local musicians and performers

Dragon Productions Theatre Company is taking audiences for a spin through the Midpeninsula's arts scene, offering a fun way...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3704 Views
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