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MENLO PARK

Update: Menlo council forms subcommittee to guide Stanford project on El Camino

After a discussion that started on Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday morning, the Menlo Park City Council decided...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by redirect, on Jul 5, 2017 at 2:21 am | 111 comments | 14328 Views

MENLO PARK

Should Menlo Park change council elections?

Menlo Park, like most cities of similar size, elects at-large council members -- in this case, five -- that represent the...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by breakdown, on Jul 4, 2017 at 11:16 am | 12 comments | 3353 Views

MENLO PARK

Under threat of a lawsuit, Sequoia high school board opts for by-district elections

By a unanimous vote on Wednesday, the board of the Sequoia Union High School District authorized attorneys to prepare maps...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by Not so much, on Jul 3, 2017 at 6:49 pm | 2 comments | 2578 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-assemblyman Gordon to head California Forestry Association

Rich Gordon, a former member of the state Assembly and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, has dropped plans to run...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by Holly L., on Jul 3, 2017 at 5:57 pm | 3 comments | 2989 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Anne Flegel, former teacher, community volunteer, dies at 74

Anne Hartwig Flegel, a former first-grade teacher at St. Joseph's School in Atherton, an active member of Peninsula Volunteers,...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by P. Bardina, on Jul 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 2846 Views

MENLO PARK

High school district cements new election system

Come November 2018, there will be big changes in the way voters elect board members in the Sequoia Union High School District....

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by CVRA, on Jul 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 1472 Views

MENLO PARK

New ladder truck serves bayside of Menlo fire district

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District now has ladder trucks on both sides of Highway 101, with the addition of a new $1...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by JBCHAM, on Jul 3, 2017 at 1:02 pm | 15 comments | 2631 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Flooding avoided following vehicle crash into fire hydrant

Flooding of multiple first-floor apartments in Menlo Park was avoided Saturday evening when firefighters were able to shut...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jul 2, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 1 comment | 2744 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Renowned attorney to defend ex-deputy, candidate for sheriff against criminal charges

Famed San Francisco criminal defense attorney J. Tony Serra may attempt to demonstrate that the arrests and prosecution of...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by Holly L., on Jul 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 14 comments | 3632 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Council stymies 'sunshine' by not considering proposal

In April, Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller floated a reasonable proposal intended to increase transparency in city...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by shirakawa scandal, on Jul 2, 2017 at 3:01 pm | 40 comments | 2061 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Kepler's Literary Foundation announced

In the age of e-books and Amazon, how can a community bookstore thrive? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/06/30/keplers-literary-foundation-announced...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2017
Last comment by pearl, on Jul 2, 2017 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 2330 Views

WOODSIDE

Lots of local ways to celebrate Fourth of July

As our country's birthday approaches, many families choose to travel, celebrating the Fourth of July away from home. For...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by Gwen, on Jul 2, 2017 at 8:31 am | 19 comments | 1282 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Occupy Wall Street is a DNC ruse to divert attention away from Obama's Failed Presidency

The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama's America looks like....

Original post made by Occupy Wall Street Critic on Feb. 12, 2012
Last comment by He is a lulu, on Jul 1, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 84 comments | 5694 Views

WOODSIDE

Feature: How Woodside couple transformed cattle ranch with 'holistic grazing'

Where's the beef? For one company owned by a Woodside couple the answer is in a word: local. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/06/25/feature-how-woods...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 1, 2017 at 12:14 am | 3 comments | 3001 Views

OTHER TOPICS

CEO spins healthcare districts

Sequoia Healthcare District CEO Lee Michelson says: “Community-based health care districts…are a tremendous value…with...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Ancient Technology?, on Jun 30, 2017 at 10:15 pm | 8 comments | 1366 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District CEO gets 14 1/2% raise

There is hope for the unemployed. There is money out there. Witness the mind-boggling raise given to Sequoia Healthcare...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 11, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 30, 2017 at 2:44 pm | 4 comments | 4928 Views

SPORTS

2016 Girls' all-league water polo teams

==B ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION == ==B Most Valuable Goalie: ==Georgia Lewis (Castilleja) Jr. ==B Most Valuable Player: ==Allison...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by Debbie Tobin, on Jun 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm | 2 comments | 1452 Views

AROUND TOWN

What makes Almanac headlines - and what doesn't

This makes an Almanac headline: Top 2016 pay in Menlo Park Fire Protection District: $387,799 Original post made on Apr...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 523 Views

WOODSIDE

Lots of local ways to celebrate Fourth of July

As our country's birthday approaches, many families choose to travel, celebrating the Fourth of July away from home. For...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by Humane Woodside, on Jun 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2385 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Large tortoise returns home

A large tortoise that paid a surprise visit Monday morning to a Portola Valley home on Wyndham Drive was claimed last night...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:59 am | 5 comments | 2295 Views
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