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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley schools: Big board changes coming as district ponders major decisions

As the Portola Valley School District's board ponders several major decisions with long-term implications in coming months...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm | 17 comments | 2916 Views

MENLO PARK

Big turnout for Menlo's historical walking tour

About 65 people got a glimpse into the history of Menlo Park during a recent walking tour that I led as secretary of the...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Bo Crane, on Oct 5, 2017 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 293 Views

OTHER TOPICS

PG&E upgrade is three-year project

The construction work continues at the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. substation at the corner of Ashton Avenue and Alameda de...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Oct 5, 2017 at 8:08 am | 1 comment | 1214 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park needs to elect their mayor

Menlo Park City Council is apparently going to change the way we elect council members in response to a threatened lawsuit. Instead...

Original post made by bruce adornato on Oct. 5, 2017
There are no comments yet. 161 Views

AROUND TOWN

How Stanford's El Camino complex will change Menlo Park

For better or worse, Menlo Park's slice of El Camino Real will never be the same. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/04/how-stanfords-el-camino-com...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
Last comment by Mark D., on Oct 4, 2017 at 9:38 pm | 8 comments | 4263 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Molly Alexander, owner of Alpine Inn in Portola Valley, dies at 93

Amelia "Molly" Alexander, for years the proprietress of the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley, was until a few years ago a familiar...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by Jean Erreca, on Oct 4, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 9 comments | 7098 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City staff recommends approval of Greenheart complex

A much-discussed project to build apartments, offices and shops totaling 420,000 square feet at 1300 El Camino Real in Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by Mark D., on Oct 4, 2017 at 6:50 pm | 18 comments | 5501 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park driver cited for throwing hot coffee on traffic enforcement officer

A Menlo Park man faces a possible battery charge after he allegedly threw a cup of hot coffee on a Palo Alto traffic enforcement...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2418 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley: Gas-powered leaf blowers: not just a noise problem

Gasoline-powered leaf blowers are in a family of machines under increasing scrutiny by public agencies seeking to protect...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by Gutters, on Oct 4, 2017 at 8:56 am | 11 comments | 2426 Views

MENLO PARK

PG&E upgrade is three-year project

The construction work continues at the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. substation at the corner of Ashton Avenue and Alameda de...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2017
Last comment by Penelope, on Oct 3, 2017 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 645 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District threatened by lawsuit

Another topic in this forum, "Sequoia Healthcare District moving to "zone-based" elections" https://www.almanacnews.com/square/2017/09/21/sequoia-healthcare-district-moving-to-zone...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 3, 2017
There are no comments yet. 355 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Woodside Airbnb operator cited for code violation

Crime reports for Woodside, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/03/police-calls-woodside-airbnb-operator-cited-for-cod...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Oct 3, 2017 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2973 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside entrepreneur aims to broaden news horizons

Social entrepreneur Nick Lum of Woodside is interested in shrinking bubbles, specifically news bubbles -- those insulated...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Oct 3, 2017 at 10:56 am | 1 comment | 1904 Views

SPORTS

M-A grad Melvin signs contract extension with the A's

The Oakland A's agreed to terms with manager Bob Melvin, a Menlo-Atherton graduate, on a one-year contract extension through...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Oct 3, 2017 at 9:08 am | 1 comment | 801 Views

AROUND TOWN

anonymous town square forum comments

I wonder what would happen to the town square forum if all comments were signed by the true identity of the author. Would...

Original post made by bruce adornato on Sep. 29, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 3, 2017 at 7:18 am | 24 comments | 782 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police looking for hit and run driver who injured bicyclist

A bicyclist was injured in a hit and run collision in Atherton this morning, and police are looking for a vehicle described...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2017
Last comment by SteveC, on Oct 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm | 3 comments | 3402 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park may change how council members are elected

The Menlo Park City Council may vote at a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4, to begin changing the way council members are...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2017
Last comment by J Neighbor, on Oct 1, 2017 at 11:04 pm | 3 comments | 2067 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: A new Civic Center library may help ease traffic congestion with housing

Traffic is terrible and getting worse. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission just released a report (find it at tinyurl.com/BA-congest17)...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Please keep your money, on Oct 1, 2017 at 5:52 pm | 17 comments | 1926 Views

MENLO PARK

Workers stabilize Los Trancos Creek bank in Ladera

This wall in Los Trancos Creek in Ladera is one of two such walls under construction by the San Mateo County Public Works...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2017
Last comment by David B, on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:47 am | 3 comments | 1351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Menlo Park's equity issue: Poor kids getting poor education

It is time to take the audacious step and bring the Belle Haven Elementary School and the Willow Oaks Elementary School into...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Get an education, on Sep 30, 2017 at 1:23 am | 22 comments | 1777 Views
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