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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley home invasions rattle some, galvanize others

It has been a disquieting week and a half in Portola Valley. Anxiety is elevated after an Oct. 18 daytime residential burglary,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by neighbor, on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 677 Views

AROUND TOWN

Donors fill coffers of Measure K campaign to extend sales tax

Donations have poured in to support Measure K, a 20-year extension of the 10-year half-cent sales tax approved by San Mateo...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 6 comments | 2201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter to editor: ​Halloween cruelty

Editor: While driving on Alpine Road, October last year, a terrified dog ran from the Webb Ranch pumpkin patch into the...

Original post made by Julie Scott on Oct. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 240 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside weighs plan to regulate marijuana cultivation

Marijuana, including its cultivation in the town of Woodside, will be a topic of discussion and possibly action when the...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Amy Weems, on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:56 am | 5 comments | 1891 Views

OTHER TOPICS

SB-1234 Retirement savings plans approved by Governor

I received this from AARP: Dear John, Thank you for making your voice heard at the State Capitol! In no small part due...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 246 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Transportation woes leave commission at impasse over general plan

With the Planning Commission's numbers down to four (three commissioners recused themselves due to personal connections to...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Oct 26, 2016 at 10:13 am | 5 comments | 1592 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Pilates & Yoga

For years my husband wanted to try Pilates after hearing how well it works on the body; he works at a computer most of the...

Original post made by Becca Garcia on Oct. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 373 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Why Carlton should be re-elected to Menlo Park council

(Opinion by John Boyle, a former member of the Menlo Park City Council.) Last week's Almanac included an endorsement for...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2016
Last comment by vote for Cecilia, on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:30 am | 6 comments | 1595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: What kind of school district will its new superintendent lead?

I like adventure. And when the Menlo Park City School District board put my potential appointment as the district's next...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm | 34 comments | 3130 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Women with stun gun rob Safeway market in Menlo Park

Crime and accident reports for Menlo Par, West Menlo Park and Woodside. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/10/25/police-calls-women-with-stun-gun-rob-saf...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by James Madison, on Oct 25, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 5 comments | 5374 Views

MENLO PARK

Video on the History of Prop 13

The New York Times has produced a video on the history of Prop 13. It can be viewed at: http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004711534/proposition-13-mad-as-hell.html The...

Original post made by MORRIS BROWN on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Commercial WALL, on Oct 25, 2016 at 1:52 pm | 1 comment | 297 Views

MENLO PARK

Save the Guild Theater in Menlo Park

I'm trying to start a movement this month, Sept. 2016, to Save the Guild Theater in Menlo Park, the only movie theater in...

Original post made by Judy Adams on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Keep/Make Menlo Park Vibrant, on Oct 25, 2016 at 10:09 am | 6 comments | 917 Views

AROUND TOWN

Public gets to see Menlo Park district's new Laurel School Upper Campus

Menlo Park City School District officials welcomed the public to their new Laurel School Upper Campus in Menlo Park's Willows...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Gay Krause, on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:20 am | 1 comment | 2148 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monday and Tuesday: Public input sought on school budget decisions

Two more meetings designed to get the public's input on whether the Menlo Park City School District should put a parcel tax...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Tim, on Oct 24, 2016 at 10:24 pm | 7 comments | 1806 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Contract awarded for new fire station

Plans to rebuild Menlo Park's downtown fire station at 700 Oak Grove Ave. just cleared another hurdle. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2016
Last comment by MP Resident, on Oct 24, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 4 comments | 2063 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Challengers to face Sequoia Healthcare District incumbents in November

Jack Hickey announced today that he has sponsored 2 challengers to incumbent Sequoia Healthcare District (SHD)Directors Katie...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Oct 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm | 51 comments | 2203 Views

MENLO PARK

Missing hikers, including one from Menlo Park, are located

Three Bay Area hikers, including one from Menlo Park, who were reported missing in a remote region along the Sierra Nevada,...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Clunge , on Oct 24, 2016 at 9:39 am | 9 comments | 1828 Views

MENLO PARK

Why Woodside resident has devoted decades to restoring World War II command vehicle

Woodside resident Reno Taini has created a kind of time machine, a vehicle of war equipped with bare essentials considered...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Robin, on Oct 24, 2016 at 1:31 am | 1 comment | 2658 Views

MENLO PARK

Changes ahead for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

One hundred and forty years ago, the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church first took shape in a small building on Santa Cruz Avenue....

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Edward, on Oct 23, 2016 at 10:34 pm | 45 comments | 28571 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: What kind of school district will its new superintendent lead?

I like adventure. And when the Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) board put my potential appointment as the district's...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2016
Last comment by Here is the other post, on Oct 23, 2016 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 812 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.

VOTE HERE