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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hiding the true cost of the government schooling system

Historically, the cost per pupil reported by school districts did not include the cost of county and state agencies supporting...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:18 am | 7 comments | 473 Views

ATHERTON

Would it pay for Atherton to leave fire district?

Atherton is seeking a consultant to tell it, among other things, what it would cost the town to provide its own fire and...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:09 am | 32 comments | 2676 Views

AROUND TOWN

How drones might be used to respond to emergencies

It's been almost a year since the Menlo Park Fire Protection District received the authority from the Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 392 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park may sign contract for planning Middle Avenue bike/ped crossing

For people navigating Menlo Park by foot or bike, greater convenience may be one step closer to coming true. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 1116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: What's next for Menlo Park school district?

While voters in the Menlo Park City School District overwhelmingly approved a $360 parcel tax measure on March 7, the district's...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 14, 2017 at 4:55 pm | 4 comments | 1887 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton drafts angry letter over fire station study

Atherton has drafted a letter to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District complaining that its request to be involved in a...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 1641 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature: Former assemblyman says government should bring people together

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Thomas Paine, on Mar 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm | 1 comment | 2304 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Black men's encounters with police suggest need for civilian oversight of department

The poignant stories of DeBraun Thomas, Jonathan Turner, and JT Faraji, black men featured in the Almanac's cover story by...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Pam Jones, on Mar 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 529 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Missing hiker found alive

A hiker who went missing Thursday afternoon in unincorporated Woodside was found alive Saturday morning (March 11), San Mateo...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2017
Last comment by cowgirl in the city, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 3 comments | 2936 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain, SamTrans opt for 100 percent renewable electricity

Electrical power used by SamTrans and Caltrain in San Mateo County will soon come from 100 percent renewable sources, such...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Reality Check, on Mar 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 1657 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Live up to your principles; end the Pig Scramble

We are Woodside residents who love our town and feel fortunate to live here. We appreciate its natural beauty and outdoor...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jennifer, on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:41 am | 15 comments | 1661 Views

AROUND TOWN

Overheated construction market delays opening of new high school in Menlo Park

With construction to begin in May, a new magnet and tech-oriented high school in Menlo Park is now not expected to open until...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm | 11 comments | 3037 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Search-and-rescue teams searching for missing woman

Sheriff's deputies and search-and-rescue teams are looking for a 56-year-old woman reported to have been hiking with her...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 4804 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley moves to 100% renewable sources for electricity

The availability of electricity from 100 percent renewable resources for Portola Valley residents and businesses begins...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Skylonda , on Mar 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 7 comments | 1759 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton will consider allowing Airbnb-type short-term rentals

After hearing from local residents who urged the town to explore allowing at least some legal use of short-term rental services...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Mar 10, 2017 at 9:34 am | 20 comments | 1814 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs removal of 39 heritage trees at Sharon Green apartments

An application to cut down 39 heritage trees at the Sharon Green apartment complex at 350 Sharon Park Drive in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by birdman, on Mar 9, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 1391 Views

ATHERTON

Police calls: Big losses in thefts of jewelry and copper wire

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

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Unbelievable , on Mar 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm | 6 comments | 2803 Views

AROUND TOWN

County may put lid on 'noisy aircraft' at San Carlos Airport

San Mateo County has drafted an ordinance that would put a curfew on the hours and numbers of "noisy aircraft" landing or...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:36 pm | 33 comments | 3836 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park cops catch two teens burglarizing Willows home

On a tip from a Willows resident who saw a suspicious person climbing over a fence of a home in the 400 block of Central...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Mar 8, 2017 at 5:19 pm | 4 comments | 2451 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Most Conservative Paper: Dallas Morning News Endorses Dem Candidate For First Time Since WWII

Ultra conservative newspaper rejects Trump as "hostile to conservatism" & "Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this...

Original post made by Conservatives are Revolting on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Cardio-queen, on Mar 8, 2017 at 2:31 pm | 22 comments | 776 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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