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MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Grade separation is a golden opportunity for Menlo Park

Imagine yourself in an awful predicament when an unavoidable future event will have a large negative impact on you and many...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Mike Forster, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 462 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook found in compliance with Menlo Park agreements

At Facebook's annual check-in with the city, the Planning Commission voted 5-0 in agreement that the company is making a...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by resident, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 596 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Pressure grows for downtown parking garage

A group of Menlo Park's downtown business owners is rallying community support for a downtown parking garage. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 3 hours ago | 22 comments | 2002 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 Mary Ann, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 732 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 Citizen, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 1032 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 Poor Decision, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 485 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, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 350 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, 9 hours ago | 19 comments | 1769 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, 9 hours ago | 8 comments | 1551 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, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 825 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm | 22 comments | 5275 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 | 1866 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 | 1110 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 | 230 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 | 1072 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 | 1185 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 | 3610 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 | 841 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 | 2198 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 | 892 Views
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