Town Square

Post a New Topic


Sort by:  Most recent topic/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any category label will display all recent posts in that category

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 Pot Meet Kettle, 10 minutes ago | 5 comments | 886 Views

MENLO PARK

Three-story building planned for Menlo Avenue moving forward

A proposal to build a three-story mixed-use building at 840 Menlo Ave., adjacent to Draeger's Market and at the corner of...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by E. Moritz, 15 minutes ago | 1 comment | 472 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park seeks to fund local arts performances

Menlo Park's Community Services Department is collecting grant applications between now and March 1 from local arts organizations...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Sandy Bardas, 53 minutes ago | 1 comment | 241 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council OKs up to $175K to save five heritage oaks

Atherton's City Council has agreed to spend some of the limited pool of funds it has for a new civic center to try to save...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 326 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 Opening it up, 1 hour ago | 19 comments | 1628 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 Elianne, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 1443 Views

AROUND TOWN

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, 13 hours ago | 2 comments | 765 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, 21 hours ago | 22 comments | 5266 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 1852 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?, on Jan 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm | 14 comments | 1095 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 224 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:15 am | 19 comments | 1062 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 | 1170 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 | 3531 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 | 819 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2176 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 | 875 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 | 3575 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 | 2337 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 4463 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 657

Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 15 comments | 3,833 views

Eat, Surf, Love
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,250 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 866 views

One-on-one time
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 274 views