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WOODSIDE

Woodside council votes to take no action on ethics investigation

Before an audience of six or seven Woodside residents on Feb. 14, the Town Council put its equivalent of an "Investigation...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Feb 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm | 1 comment | 679 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: 'Clean energy' program the right choice for local towns

All towns and cities in the county are being asked to participate in what Supervisor Dave Pine calls "the biggest single...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Rob, on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 4 comments | 2593 Views

MENLO PARK

DA: No charges against Menlo Park man arrested on suspicion of rape, robbery

No charges will be filed against a Menlo Park man who was arrested Feb. 16 on suspicion of rape and robbery of a woman in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm | 4 comments | 2973 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: E. Gary Smith sentencing postponed again

For the fifth time, the sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith, former owner of Menalto Cleaners in the Willows area of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Jo mclean, on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 2000 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Woodside council ducks ethics issue, despite code's mandate

The town of Woodside says it spent nearly $27,500 on an ethics-related investigation of one of its longtime volunteers, an...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Feb 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 1524 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police encounters: 'Am I free to leave?'

What are your rights when you are stopped by a police officer? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/02/21/police-encounters-am-i-free-to-leave...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:01 am | 8 comments | 2150 Views

ATHERTON

Jan Chandler: Verdict over Atherton crosswalk fatality doesn't bring Chris back

Chris Chandler never got to meet his first granddaughter. He wasn't there to walk his oldest daughter down the aisle at her...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by S Fuchter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 1 comment | 5094 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Services held for Aisea Mataele, 14, M-A freshman

Services were held Dec. 28 for Aisea Mataele, 14, a freshman at Menlo-Atherton High School, who died Dec. 20 at Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Maia Waissar, on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm | 2 comments | 2782 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Atherton Golfers: How much golf does it take to impede your work productivity?

Folks said that Obama golfed too much. Trump has golfed 6 times in his first month in office. Add in the required naps for...

Original post made by Home Course on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by @Jack Hickey, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments | 225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Another sentencing delay for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

The long-awaited sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed, again, until 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 3180 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student enrollment at Woodside High not growing as predicted

A 2013 study anticipated enrollment growth of 19 percent at Woodside High School by 2020, with the first signs expected in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by alexafrisbie, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 39 comments | 4018 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Continue the legacy of supporting our local schools by supporting parcel tax

It's fair to say there is a bit more vigor in political discourse on the San Francisco Peninsula these days. Regardless of...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Interested, on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 39 comments | 2086 Views

ATHERTON

Will Noah's Ark pass by the police gym and cafe?

As I write this, Isabella, Almendral, and Selby Lane entrances off El Camino are all completely flooded. Why is the town...

Original post made by Confused on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Clarity, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 316 Views

MENLO PARK

Weeklong series of rain storms for the Bay Area

Rain is forecast for the next six or seven days in the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas, bringing with it the chance...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by hay, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:02 am | 3 comments | 973 Views

MOVIES

Police, FBI raid Menlo Park home

Police from Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, in the company of an FBI SWAT team, conducted a search of an occupied home in...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm | 3 comments | 657 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Portola Valley pastor poser prompts probe

Crime and accident reports for Portola Valley, Woodside, Menlo Park, West Menlo Park, Ladera and Atherton Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3691 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district starts process to lay off 30 teachers

The Menlo Park City School District's governing board has approved starting the process for laying off the equivalent of...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm | 17 comments | 4236 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fire district gets big slice of property taxes

This is the second in a series of stories on the budget and financing of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which covers...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm | 68 comments | 2061 Views

MOVIES

Disabled seating etiquette at the movies

This is for the woman who attended the 7:30 PM showing of LaLa Land at the Redwood City movie theatre with her disabled daughter...

Original post made by Companion Seat on Feb. 19, 2017
There are no comments yet. 291 Views

MENLO PARK

Traffic flow a main priority for Menlo Park in 2017

If the Menlo Park City Council's updated work plan is anything to go by, 2017 will be the year of transportation. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by do real planning, on Feb 18, 2017 at 3:19 pm | 3 comments | 2409 Views
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