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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 | 1635 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 | 3813 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 | 1820 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 | 3645 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 | 4007 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 | 4652 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 | 4336 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 | 1908 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 | 1192 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 | 2810 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1401 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 | 3935 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 | 540 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 | 2446 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 | 444 Views

WOODSIDE

San Mateo County supervisors want to ban 'distracted walking'

"The state rightly banned texting and driving and now it's time to protect pedestrians," Superviosr David J. Canepa said....

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:12 am | 6 comments | 1732 Views

MENLO PARK

Mark Rich remembrance: Engineer, pilot, father, friend

Friends, family and colleagues came from all over the country, and even from France, to celebrate the life of Mark Rich of...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2017
Last comment by Allison Kay Nesbitt, on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 4712 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Groundbreaking held for 'Station 1300' development

To launch the redevelopment of a 6.4-acre site at 1300 El Camino Real, a groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by really?, on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:04 am | 4 comments | 2194 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Concept plans released for Bedwell Bayfront Park

A 2-acre dog park, a non-motorized boat launch, a playground, an amphitheater, outdoor fitness facilities, and wheelchair-accessible...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2017
Last comment by Trujillo, on Sep 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 27 comments | 5471 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire crews, aircraft fight fire near Woodside

Fire crews along with aircraft were continuing to fight a vegetation fire today in the hills near Woodside, east of Skyline...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Voelke, on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm | 3 comments | 7033 Views
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