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PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight in Portola Valley: Five authors and their stories

The Arts Guild of Portola Valley holds its first event tonight (April 26) when five authors tell their stories from 7 to...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by CJ, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 581 Views

AROUND TOWN

Top 2016 pay in Menlo Park Fire Protection District: $387,799

A recently released report from the Menlo Park Fire Protection district shows 12 people, including its chief, had total compensation...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 6 hours ago | 122 comments | 3998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary schools host big science, engineering events

Science and engineering are taking center stage at local elementary schools this week, with a STEAM night Wednesday, April...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Janet Meister, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: New east-west bike route trial moves forward

Who knew that a proposal to add some white paint on some roads could induce at least 20 people to wait through hours of...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Question, 8 hours ago | 23 comments | 2786 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Ex-employees sue Filoli estate, allege age discrimination

Four women recently employed at the Filoli estate in Woodside have sued their former employer, alleging age discrimination...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Dolly, 11 hours ago | 10 comments | 1369 Views

AROUND TOWN

20th Anniversary of San Mateo County's largest unsolved homicide - One of the deadliest residential structure fires in the Nation

April 26, 1997, twenty years ago, in the City of East Palo, at 6.09 am, firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 119 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council shows support for 'sanctuary' ordinances

The Menlo Park City Council took a number of steps Tuesday night to deal with the issue of how the city will treat undocumented...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 11 hours ago | 55 comments | 2341 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Artscene: Menlowe Ballet performs 'Floraison' in Atherton

This spring Menlowe Ballet is showcasing its own blossoming talent with "Floraison," a program devoted to works created and...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Sarah, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 242 Views

AROUND TOWN

U.S. judge blocks Trump's executive order on 'sanctuary cities'

A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday (April 25) blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatened...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by SteveC, 15 hours ago | 2 comments | 756 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Which Trump policy will have the greatest effect on Menlo Park?

The wall? Repeal ObamaCare? Breaking apart the EU and NATO? Trade war (or worse) with China? Opening arctic...

Original post made by Labs on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by trading desk, 15 hours ago | 16 comments | 524 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside tonight: New rules for secondary dwelling units?

Woodside's Town Council may revise tonight (March 14) zoning rules governing the building and use of accessory dwelling units...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Joan, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 1358 Views

OTHER TOPICS

SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds

San Francisco and Peninsula elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by TedSal, 17 hours ago | 4 comments | 478 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two nonprofits merging; both help students from lower-income families

Peninsula Bridge, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, announced April 26 that the organization will merge with Building Futures...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
There are no comments yet. 910 Views

AROUND TOWN

Have aspirations to become a news reporter?

The Almanac is looking for summer interns with an interest in learning news reporting skills for online and print. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
There are no comments yet. 302 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Crime reports from Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park

This information is from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1332 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside pig scramble: Opposing views

A group of Woodside residents is calling on the Town Council to ban the traditional pig scramble, when kids chase and capture...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by WHITNEY, on Apr 25, 2017 at 6:33 pm | 50 comments | 4835 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Worker rescued after fall at home construction site

A worker on a home construction site, who was injured after falling 15 to 18 feet into a basement area at the site, was rescued...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Roy, on Apr 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm | 2 comments | 1275 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Chelsea Clinton draws large crowd at Kepler's

Chelsea Clinton, former First Daughter and the closest person to date to earning the title from both parents, came to Kepler's...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Tanya, on Apr 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 1606 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rethinking the College Arms Race: What Do Companies REALLY Want?

The M-A Parent Education Series presents, "What Do Companies REALLY Want?" https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=33540773356 We...

Original post made by Charlene Margot on Apr. 23, 2017
Last comment by lib, on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:50 am | 6 comments | 357 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton not happy being left out of fire station study

Atherton's City Council has unanimously approved a strongly worded letter to the fire district, berating it for not including...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Let me get this straight, on Apr 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm | 26 comments | 2811 Views
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