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Menlo Park meeting: Attendees prefer current site for proposed new library

If a new Menlo Park main library is going to be built, it should be on the library's current site. That seemed to be the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by pay it forward, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Raises, more benefits, for non-firefighter employees approved by Menlo fire board

Fire board President Chuck Bernstein cast the only vote against a new three-year contract for the Menlo fire district's non-firefighter...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Mike, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 661 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Change is hard: Filoli enters its second century, but some long for the past

For 29 years Filoli, the historic Woodside estate owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, celebrated the holiday...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by JJ, 6 hours ago | 15 comments | 1384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: Enrollment drops in all local elementary school districts

The high prices of local housing may be pushing young families away from local school districts, a demographer's report says,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Barbara Wood, 11 hours ago | 22 comments | 5244 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Wrapping up 30-year run, Richard Hine says farewell

Longtime Almanac editor Richard Hine is retiring, but he promises that he'll be "keeping an eye on The Almanac" even as he...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Tgoodr, 13 hours ago | 7 comments | 1284 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: 29 apply for Menlo Park district advisory committee

The applications may have come in last-minute, but they came in. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/10/menlo-park-33-apply-for-district-advisory-com...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Rube, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 1829 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Site, uses of new Menlo Park library up for discussion

Questions of where to locate a planned new Menlo Park main library and what other uses should be accommodated there are among...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by really?, 15 hours ago | 14 comments | 1062 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Caltrain's electrification plans 'a disaster'

I have been an attorney for 50 years here on the Peninsula and have spent 10 of those years working, at no charge, in fighting...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by pacsailor, 17 hours ago | 6 comments | 213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo fire district employee contract offers raises, more benefits

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which according to the state has the highest average wages of any state or local...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Barbara Wood, 18 hours ago | 19 comments | 1045 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to consider poles, trees, alarms, tax on Wednesday

In addition to the fire services fiscal review, on the Atherton City Council's agenda Wednesday there are: Caltrain poles,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm | 12 comments | 1142 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's behind former Filoli employees' departures?

Documents the Almanac obtained from a Public Records Act request may shine light on why at least a dozen Filoli employees...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Lizzie H, on Jan 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm | 7 comments | 3417 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: First three picked to help draw city districts

With little fanfare during Tuesday's City Council meeting last night (Jan. 16), interim City Clerk Clay Curtin reached into...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Stu Soffer, on Jan 17, 2018 at 3:11 pm | 3 comments | 787 Views

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Menlo Park: Self-made gallerist launches new art, event space

Opening an art gallery and event space had been a years-long dream for Menlo Park's Jill Layman. As a single mom with little...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 2152 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council may bring 'charter' option to voters

To kick off 2018, the Menlo Park City Council is going to be digging deeper than just setting new goals -- though that's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by athertonhorses, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 858 Views

MENLO PARK

Coffeebar opens in Menlo Park

Menlo Park now has a new caffeine option: Coffeebar, which "soft opened" on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 1149 Chestnut St. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2018
Last comment by athertonhorses, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 3551 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Deputies encounter man with firearm and loaded, large-capacity magazine

Crime reports from Woodside, Menlo Park, Ladera and West Menlo Park Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/14/police-calls-deputies-encounter-man-with-fi...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jan 17, 2018 at 9:39 am | 1 comment | 2322 Views

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Atherton study shows taxpayers pay more than twice what fire services cost

A study of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District commissioned by Atherton shows that the district spends less than half...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by HLipton, on Jan 17, 2018 at 7:15 am | 40 comments | 4422 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Park renamed in honor of WWII hero Karl Clark

The city of Menlo Park will formally rename the 1-acre Marketplace Park in Belle Haven after Karl Clark, a World War II Navy...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by John Lavrakas, on Jan 17, 2018 at 6:54 am | 1 comment | 1044 Views

MENLO PARK

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak at Stanford

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to discuss the future of Syria during an event at Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Jose Izmirian, on Jan 17, 2018 at 4:57 am | 1 comment | 831 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Change is hard

For 29 years Filoli, the historic Woodside estate owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, celebrated the holiday...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by DeeDee Stovel, on Jan 16, 2018 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 169 Views
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