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Mounted Patrol's statement regarding the pig scramble

The Woodside Mounted Patrol sent the following letter to the Woodside Town Council on March 22: Patriotic men established...

Original post made by Victor Aenlle on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Dr. Peggy W. Larson, on Apr 2, 2017 at 8:01 am | 22 comments | 918 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Police hire two from San Mateo police academy

The Menlo Park Police Department has hired two new officers, James Walbridge and Alicia Fajardo. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2017
Last comment by James Madison, on Apr 1, 2017 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1544 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: License-plate-reading cameras likely up by start of summer

(Expanded version of story previously posted.) When summer arrives in Portola Valley, if things go as planned, license...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Hers , on Mar 31, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 5 comments | 1351 Views

MENLO PARK

Gordon and Betty Moore donate $50 million for Packard children's heart research

Bay Area philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore have given Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford $50 million toward...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Be More, on Mar 31, 2017 at 5:51 pm | 2 comments | 1410 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special Education - Who pays?

In an "Overview of Special Education in California" the Legislative Analyst's Office provides some insight into the cost...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on Mar 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm | 14 comments | 362 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council subcommittee to negotiate with Stanford on proposed complex

Menlo Park council members Peter Ohtaki and Ray Mueller have been appointed to negotiate a development agreement with Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Mar 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 2262 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

War hero Carl Clark dies at 100

Carl Clark of Menlo Park, who for 66 years was denied official recognition as a World War II hero because of the color of...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by M. Lynett USN-Ret, on Mar 30, 2017 at 8:35 am | 6 comments | 6011 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Opponents say tardy analysis of ballot measure shouldn't be allowed

Usually the filing of arguments for and against a ballot measure and the posting of the impartial analysis of the measure...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Do it right, on Mar 30, 2017 at 8:17 am | 13 comments | 1447 Views

MOVIES

Election set for Woodside Elementary parcel tax

A ballot measure asking voters to approve a parcel tax identical to an existing tax that expires June 30 will go before voters...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
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WOODSIDE

Woodside: Residents petition council to halt pig scrambles

Woodside residents and others opposed to the annual kids-chasing-pigs event at the July Fourth Junior Rodeo put on by the...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by Jennofur OConnor, on Mar 30, 2017 at 2:58 am | 6 comments | 2122 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local restaurateurs battle labor challenges

Last year, Omar Piña's Menlo Park restaurant, Mama Coco, was so short staffed, he had to return to the kitchen for several...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
Last comment by Housing glut will fix it, on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:25 am | 20 comments | 5528 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire chief: Mistakes were made

The day after the Menlo Park Fire Protection District agreed to go back to the drawing board with plans for expanding its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm | 9 comments | 2362 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district administrator wins state award

Ginny Maiwald, the Menlo Park City School District's director of student services, has won the California Special Education...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by MPCSD Parent, on Mar 29, 2017 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 2695 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Planning Commission, public to discuss Stanford's major Menlo Park development

Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Mr. Peabody, on Mar 29, 2017 at 9:33 am | 16 comments | 1669 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside council considers banning pig scramble from annual rodeo

The Woodside Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, to discuss the annual pig scramble, the idea of an ad hoc...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 29, 2017 at 8:49 am | 11 comments | 1381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

measure x - empire building continues

Incoming MPCSD Superintendent, Erik Burmeister, is excited to announce the appointment, pending Board approval on April 18,...

Original post made by new guy on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 28, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 196 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature: Menlo Park's Jeff Fisher has argued 31 times before U.S. Supreme Court

Before the Supreme Court's current Chief Justice John Roberts was a judge, he argued cases before the Supreme Court. According...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 2146 Views

ATHERTON

How a Menlo Park man, out on a walk, wound up handcuffed in Atherton

Menlo Park's Dick Winant said he was out to get a better view of the night sky on the Sharon Hills golf course. Soon, though,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:12 am | 77 comments | 6792 Views

MENLO PARK

Polynesian food truck launches in Belle Haven

After spending 25 years as a biotech engineer, Keke Lepulu, 47, of Menlo Park, says he was weary of being a cog in the Silicon...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Howdy, on Mar 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm | 2 comments | 1750 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents oppose civic center funding ballot measure

Opposition to an Atherton City Council ballot measure that would allow spending more public money on new town offices has...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by WE NEED IT, on Mar 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm | 5 comments | 1452 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.

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