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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 | 4526 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Park renamed in honor of WWII hero Karl Clark

The city of Menlo Park will formally rename the 1-acre Marketplace Park in Belle Haven after Karl Clark, a World War II Navy...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by John Lavrakas, on Jan 17, 2018 at 6:54 am | 1 comment | 1080 Views

MENLO PARK

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak at Stanford

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to discuss the future of Syria during an event at Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Jose Izmirian, on Jan 17, 2018 at 4:57 am | 1 comment | 891 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Change is hard

For 29 years Filoli, the historic Woodside estate owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, celebrated the holiday...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by DeeDee Stovel, on Jan 16, 2018 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 189 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Filoli reaches employee lawsuit settlement •Management of historic estate accused of age discrimination, other violations.

A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing Filoli of age discrimination and other violations of employment...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Lonnie Wilson, on Jan 16, 2018 at 7:36 am | 1 comment | 216 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley promotes safer rodent control

Portola Valley is turning a common pest problem into a plug for environmental preservation. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/13/portola-valley-prom...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Ginger Hummer Creevy, on Jan 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm | 2 comments | 1092 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Make Menlo Park great again with Trump-linked lobbyist?

Hiring a lobbying firm closely associated with President Trump does not sit right with much of the Menlo Park community,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Fake News?, on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm | 35 comments | 2543 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local filmmakers to launch documentary series on Silicon Valley

Menlo Park documentarian duo Kiki Kapany and Michael Schwarz of Kikim Media are releasing a three-part documentary all about...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2018
Last comment by Susie Norris, on Jan 14, 2018 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 2227 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Council works to resolve civic center-related negative cash flow

A close look has shown Atherton officials that they should have all the money needed to build a new civic center, but also...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Jan 13, 2018 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 879 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Don Brawner, slow growth advocate, dies at 84

Don Brawner, a longtime advocate for slow growth in Menlo Park, died on Dec. 10 at age 84. A memorial service is set for...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:58 pm | 11 comments | 1687 Views

MOVIES

Portola Valley doctor adept with scalpel and chisel

For Portola Valley resident and notable plastic surgeon Dr. Burt Brent, the letters BG and AG -- in the manner of BC and...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by gregg brent, on Jan 12, 2018 at 2:38 pm | 3 comments | 2675 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton mulls regulating private gates into park

Fifteen homes on Felton Gables Drive in Menlo Park have an unusual asset on their property: a back gate leading directly...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 1616 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton has construction ahead, and cash flow problems

Atherton officials project they will have the funds to build a new civic center, but also cash flow problems, as the project...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:06 am | 11 comments | 1083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 1270 Views

AROUND TOWN

Signatures filed to place judge recall on ballot

In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm | 2 comments | 1161 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight: Portola Valley council considers fate of utility users tax

The Portola Valley Town Council meets tonight to consider the fate of the 4.5 percent utility users tax in a ballot measure...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jan 11, 2018 at 10:11 am | 5 comments | 721 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Affordable housing a priority for new planning commissioner

Active town volunteer and retired high-tech executive Craig Taylor of Portola Valley starts a four-year term on the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Where's the love?, on Jan 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm | 9 comments | 2775 Views

MENLO PARK

Star power

The Michelin stars hold enormous sway in local kitchens -- one chef said he thinks about the rating "constantly" -- while...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by menlores, on Jan 10, 2018 at 2:19 pm | 3 comments | 2085 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: The story behind Belle Haven's new bus shelters

How hard can it be to build a couple of bus shelters in Menlo Park? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/09/menlo-park-the-story-behind-belle-havens-n...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:31 am | 4 comments | 3347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Multiple painkillers found in the late actor John Heard's body

Actor John Heard, who was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room last July, had numerous potent painkillers in his system,...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 9, 2018 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 1393 Views
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