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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. 440 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. 1674 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 | 4894 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 | 384 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Is the Fair Political Practices Commission(FPPC) really FAIR?

While following up on this FPPC action: "24. In the Matter of Committee to Support Menlo Park Schools, Yes on Parcel...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 21, 2017
Last comment by ol' home week, on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:20 am | 5 comments | 345 Views

AROUND TOWN

Karen Peterson named to Woodside High School Hall of Fame

Woodside High School will honor alumnus and longtime volunteer Karen Peterson, inducting her into the school's Hall of Fame...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Brenda Norwood, on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 3 comments | 3080 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight's Menlo Park council meeting: parking, bike lanes and more

The Menlo Park City Council will meet tonight, Dec. 6, for its second-to-last meeting in 2016, and, as may be expected, has...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1091 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: New residential complex may force widening of Mountain Wood Lane

If Woodside issues one more building permit to develop an undeveloped parcel on Mountain Wood Lane, the fire code will require...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Unique perspective, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:46 am | 6 comments | 1156 Views

MENLO PARK

Why Doesn't The Bike Project Field Trial Evaluate Bike Safety?

A few weeks ago, a collision between my road bike and a white pick-up truck on Woodside Road reminded me that even well marked...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Apr 22, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 205 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituary: Bruce Halperin, M.D., Woodside resident

Woodside resident Dr. Bruce D. Halperin died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on Sept. 8 while hiking in Montana with his...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Karla House, on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 13 comments | 5446 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain CEO Jim Hartnett awarded big Salary increase

Noticed by few, at the end of the April 6 2017 the Caltrain Board meeting, Jim Hartnett’s employment contract was amended...

Original post made by morris brown on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm | 12 comments | 569 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton approves cost-benefit study of fire services

Atherton's City Council has given the go-ahead to a cost-benefit study of fire services in town, something that has soured...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm | 24 comments | 1429 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Atherton may adopt fire district review contract

A $49,500 contract to examine the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's finances, and look at other ways Atherton might get...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 23 comments | 966 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside seeks residents' help to re-examine town ethics code

In the wake of a months-long investigation of a town volunteer, the Woodside Town Council is looking for residents interested...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Let's not mislead, on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:17 am | 10 comments | 1266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's school, only different: Hillview mini-courses offered for fourth year

Eighth-graders at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park spent April 3-7 in one of eight mini-courses, ranging from international...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:20 am | 8 comments | 1908 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park weighs 'sanctuary city' status, bike route

The Menlo Park City Council will have its hands full tonight considering whether it should adopt a "sanctuary city" ordinance,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Think deeper, on Apr 21, 2017 at 8:47 am | 17 comments | 1264 Views

SPORTS

Editorial: Written comments only at aircraft noise workshop

Aircraft noise is a fact of life on the Midpeninsula, but especially in the Portola Valley and Woodside areas that often...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1909 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district considers fee-based preschool program

Attempting to offer its most disadvantaged students an opportunity for early childhood education, the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Claudia Pinkus, on Apr 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm | 3 comments | 1366 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park burglary: Man, 21, faces up to 11 years in prison

A 21-year-old East Palo Alto resident faces up to 11 years in state prison after pleading no contest to one felony count...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm | 4 comments | 1850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax measure passes with 78 percent voter approval

A $360 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District was approved by 78 percent of voters, county election officials...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm | 56 comments | 7346 Views
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