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Changing how local elections are conducted

Big changes in the way elections are conducted in San Mateo County will be discussed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm | 9 comments | 3879 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford plans to hike payment to education foundation

Stanford officials announced Sept. 15 that the university proposes to increase its contribution to the Menlo Park-Atherton...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2017
Last comment by Pay per child, on Sep 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm | 4 comments | 1507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Search and rescue team returns from Florida deployment

An 81-person search and rescue team based out of Menlo Park is scheduled to return from Florida Sunday (Sept. 17), according...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2017
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Sep 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 816 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should dogs be allowed in San Mateo County parks?

San Mateo County prohibits dogs in its parks, with certain exceptions. For nearly a year, a 10-member committee has been...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2017
Last comment by Dog owner against it, on Sep 18, 2017 at 11:34 am | 19 comments | 2266 Views

AROUND TOWN

Skeggs wildfire near Woodside 100 percent contained

A 50-acre wildfire burning near Woodside in San Mateo County is now 100 percent contained, fire officials reported Friday...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2017
Last comment by Jane Gill, on Sep 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 1042 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood schools' superintendent blasts Menlo Park mayor

The superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District has sent a strongly worded letter to Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Sep 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm | 19 comments | 3283 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Arts provide respite from daily grind

In these days of high stress, political turmoil and fast-paced demanding lives, we should be looking to the arts and humanities...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by GoMABears, on Sep 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley School District trustee resigns

Jennifer Youstra, who was elected to the Portola Valley School District Board of Trustees in November 2015, resigned from...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Suspicious, on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 6 comments | 1751 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Commissions function just fine with clear recusal process

<I>Drew Combs is chair of the Menlo Park Planning Commission.</I></B> Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/09/13/guest-opinion-commissions-function...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by disappointed, on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:02 am | 3 comments | 236 Views

WOODSIDE

San Mateo County supervisors want to ban 'distracted walking'

"The state rightly banned texting and driving and now it's time to protect pedestrians," Superviosr David J. Canepa said....

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:12 am | 6 comments | 1271 Views

MENLO PARK

Mark Rich remembrance: Engineer, pilot, father, friend

Friends, family and colleagues came from all over the country, and even from France, to celebrate the life of Mark Rich of...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2017
Last comment by Allison Kay Nesbitt, on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 4121 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Groundbreaking held for 'Station 1300' development

To launch the redevelopment of a 6.4-acre site at 1300 El Camino Real, a groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by really?, on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:04 am | 4 comments | 1557 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Concept plans released for Bedwell Bayfront Park

A 2-acre dog park, a non-motorized boat launch, a playground, an amphitheater, outdoor fitness facilities, and wheelchair-accessible...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2017
Last comment by Trujillo, on Sep 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 27 comments | 4935 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire crews, aircraft fight fire near Woodside

Fire crews along with aircraft were continuing to fight a vegetation fire today in the hills near Woodside, east of Skyline...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Voelke, on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm | 3 comments | 6315 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Did council member's online remark violate the town's ethics code?

Woodside's ethics code and whether Councilman Chris Shaw violated it in an online remark will be the first order of new business...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2017
Last comment by awatkins, on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 17 comments | 2317 Views

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Menlo Park: Parking permit program on Marcussen Drive approved

The votes are in: 87 percent of voting residents who live on Marcussen Drive in Menlo Park favor a residential parking permit...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Judy, on Sep 14, 2017 at 2:08 am | 1 comment | 572 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Council concludes that colleague's comment did not violate town's ethics code

The Woodside Town Council agreed Tuesday on a resolution to "disapprove" of an online remark posted by Councilman Chris Shaw...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 1208 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District authorizes CEO To Enter Into an Agreement For Specialized Legal Services.

In typical fashion, the Sequoia Healthcare District discussed 3 items in closed session at a special meeting this past Monday,...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 13, 2017
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Menlo Park commission favors Ravenswood Avenue tunnel under tracks

Opposition to the concept of a maximum 10-foot wall across town was the main reason the Menlo Park Planning Commission did...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by relentlesscactus, on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm | 4 comments | 1602 Views

OTHER TOPICS

HeartSafe - Saving Lives or Life Support for the Sequoia Healthcare District

Initiated by Stephani Scott, then CEO of the Sequoia Healthcare District in 2005, the HeartSafe Program has provided anecdotal...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:58 am | 12 comments | 4179 Views
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Truckee cafe to expand to Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 4,140 views

Attraction to a Person Outside Your Relationship
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,211 views

"Instead I held you"
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 203 views