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ATHERTON

Atherton: City manager 'disheartened' by 'Nazi scum' graffiti on Town Hall wall

A defaced exterior wall on Atherton Town Hall is now clean, but the impact of the graffiti lingers for City Manager George...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2017
Last comment by Root cause, on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm | 2 comments | 2007 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Vacated seat on fire board unfilled after five-hour meeting

The recently vacated seat on the five-member board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District remains open after a five-hour...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 22, 2017 at 9:56 pm | 9 comments | 1560 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District moving to "zone-based" elections

Reading the handwriting-on-the-wall, the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors passed a resolution yesterday APPROVING...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 3 comments | 241 Views

OTHER TOPICS

David Frum: The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton; "I appreciate that Donald Trump is too slovenly and incompetent to qualify as a true dictator"

"To vote for Trump as a protest against Clinton’s faults would be like amputating a leg because of a sliver in the toe;...

Original post made by MacArthur on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by LA Rams????, on Sep 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm | 77 comments | 1996 Views

AROUND TOWN

Even Quinton Kopp, former Chair of HSR Authority, is now against high speed rail...

From the former CHAIRMAN of the High Speed Rail Authority: "It is foolish, and it is almost a crime to sell bonds and encumber...

Original post made by pogo on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 189 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Grade-separation issue divides commissions

Presented with two options for how Menlo Park should separate Ravenswood Avenue (and possibly other roads) from the Caltrain...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Show the math, on Sep 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm | 2 comments | 1381 Views

MENLO PARK

Coffeebar cafe coming to Chestnut Street in Menlo Park

The owner of a string of cafes in the Tahoe area is expanding to the Midpeninsula with a new outpost in Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by MD, on Sep 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 3005 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Breaking and entering, or just entering, via sliding glass door

Crime reports from West Menlo Park and Menlo Park Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/09/20/police-calls-breaking-and-entering-or-just-entering-via-sli...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by pv IS safe, on Sep 20, 2017 at 10:03 pm | 4 comments | 1622 Views

ATHERTON

Police calls: $37K in handbags reported stolen at Atherton party

Crime reports from Atherton, Woodside and West Menlo Park Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/09/18/police-calls-37k-in-handbags-reported-stolen-at-ath...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2017
Last comment by The insecure rich, on Sep 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm | 5 comments | 3230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park mayor hosts talk about education inequality

Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will host a community conversation Monday, Sept. 18, about options the city might have to...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 19, 2017 at 6:45 am | 16 comments | 3732 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mom wins a makeover

Instead of riding her bike to work, picking up the kids at school, or shopping for groceries, Gudrun Enger of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2008
Last comment by Reader, on Sep 18, 2017 at 9:43 pm | 3 comments | 4570 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Changing how local elections are conducted

Big changes in the way elections are conducted in San Mateo County will be discussed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm | 9 comments | 4094 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford plans to hike payment to education foundation

Stanford officials announced Sept. 15 that the university proposes to increase its contribution to the Menlo Park-Atherton...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2017
Last comment by Pay per child, on Sep 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm | 4 comments | 1716 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Search and rescue team returns from Florida deployment

An 81-person search and rescue team based out of Menlo Park is scheduled to return from Florida Sunday (Sept. 17), according...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2017
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Sep 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 1023 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should dogs be allowed in San Mateo County parks?

San Mateo County prohibits dogs in its parks, with certain exceptions. For nearly a year, a 10-member committee has been...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2017
Last comment by Dog owner against it, on Sep 18, 2017 at 11:34 am | 19 comments | 2501 Views

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Skeggs wildfire near Woodside 100 percent contained

A 50-acre wildfire burning near Woodside in San Mateo County is now 100 percent contained, fire officials reported Friday...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2017
Last comment by Jane Gill, on Sep 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 1226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood schools' superintendent blasts Menlo Park mayor

The superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District has sent a strongly worded letter to Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Sep 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm | 19 comments | 3596 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Arts provide respite from daily grind

In these days of high stress, political turmoil and fast-paced demanding lives, we should be looking to the arts and humanities...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by GoMABears, on Sep 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley School District trustee resigns

Jennifer Youstra, who was elected to the Portola Valley School District Board of Trustees in November 2015, resigned from...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Suspicious, on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 6 comments | 2093 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Commissions function just fine with clear recusal process

<I>Drew Combs is chair of the Menlo Park Planning Commission.</I></B> Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/09/13/guest-opinion-commissions-function...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by disappointed, on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:02 am | 3 comments | 336 Views
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