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WOODSIDE

Grand jury says entire county at risk of wildfire

A San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury report released on July 9 warns residents of urban areas not to be complacent about wildfires...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by GM, on Jul 17, 2019 at 9:16 am | 7 comments | 2761 Views

MENLO PARK

City seeks new strategy to support 'missing middle'

It's a challenge that has long befuddled policymakers grappling with the housing crisis: How can they create incentives for...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2019
Last comment by Welfare for the well off, on Jul 16, 2019 at 10:27 pm | 1 comment | 2322 Views

AROUND TOWN

ICE put on notice by federal court, no Bay Area raids occur

After the American Civil Liberties Union took U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to federal court in Northern California,...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by American civil liberties, on Jul 16, 2019 at 10:12 am | 6 comments | 1172 Views

WOODSIDE

Kings Mountain Road fire safety work begins July 15

A long-delayed fire suppression project along King's Mountain Road in San Mateo County's Huddert County Park was set to start...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2019
Last comment by JD, on Jul 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm | 3 comments | 2063 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

The taste of summer

For the 15th year, Webb Ranch in Portola Valley is welcoming visitors to its fields to take advantage of one of the many...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jul 15, 2019 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 2292 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Government/business collaboration has led city into a mess

While reading Kate Bradshaw's article about the Menlo Park City Council's decision to back away from a citywide moratorium,...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by After midnight, on Jul 15, 2019 at 10:26 am | 8 comments | 1050 Views

ATHERTON

They may be slow, but they're not easy to find: Keeping up with the elusive Western pond turtle

A new program by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District aims to help Western pond turtles, California's only native...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1569 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: new assistant community development director named

Chuck Andrews, a senior building inspector working with the city of Menlo Park, has been promoted to become the city's assistant...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1796 Views

MENLO PARK

A very thoughtful memo on Menlo Park's development policies

Suggestions from Lynne Bramlett, July 5, 2019 1 MEMO To: City Council From: Lynne Bramlett Date: July 5, 2019 Re: Suggestions...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 6, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jul 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm | 9 comments | 602 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook housing program helps teachers stay local

When the Menlo Park City Council approved Facebook's campus expansion in 2016, it required the company to help address some...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jul 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments | 2002 Views

MENLO PARK

Following his road not taken

At age 45, Steve Blank retired from a career as a serial entrepreneur who co-founded three startups in Silicon Valley and...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jul 14, 2019 at 11:52 am | 4 comments | 2230 Views

MENLO PARK

Experts sound the alarm on 2020 election-meddling

Will deception on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter be a major threat in the upcoming 2020 election? According...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by Starman, on Jul 13, 2019 at 11:25 am | 18 comments | 2122 Views

MENLO PARK

Dogged by constant barking, Haven Avenue residents seek relief

The barking is constant, and has been since Jackie Comstock moved in to the Anton Menlo apartment complex on Haven Avenue...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by MenloParkInhabitant, on Jul 12, 2019 at 6:47 pm | 1 comment | 271 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Housing proposal on Independence Drive moves forward

A proposal to build 105 apartments and less than 1,000 square feet of commercial space at 111 Independence Drive on the Bay...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2019
Last comment by Not Enough Parking, on Jul 12, 2019 at 11:27 am | 8 comments | 2296 Views

AROUND TOWN

USGS kicks off move from Menlo Park to Moffett Field

Laying the groundwork for a new epicenter for research, the U.S. Geological Survey this week formally kicked off plans to...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Jim VanPernis, on Jul 11, 2019 at 8:40 pm | 6 comments | 2417 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New voting technology on the way in San Mateo County

San Mateo County will have new voting technology for its Nov. 5 elections. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2019/07/10/new-voting-technology-on-the-way-in-...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Fonic, on Jul 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 2225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under new leadership, Ravenswood to start school consolidation process

The Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto is starting to discuss consolidating schools -- a process that's sure...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2019
Last comment by S H, on Jul 10, 2019 at 7:53 am | 1 comment | 1445 Views

MENLO PARK

Equity for Menlo Park students discussed at school district meeting

Council members, residents and community organizers attended a Menlo Park City School District study session about student...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Train Fan, on Jul 9, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 10 comments | 1973 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Share your experience with Peninsula Clean Energy

Dear Almanac readers, I'll be writing a story next month about Peninsula Clean Energy, and am hoping to feature different...

Original post made by Matthew Vollrath on Jul. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 188 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley school district's budget sound, but $1.2 million in cuts may come if parcel tax isn't renewed

The Portola Valley School District's budget remains healthy, but the district will need to make over $1 million in budget...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by PV Resident, on Jul 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm | 3 comments | 1240 Views
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