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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hot chocolate with Mayor Mike

Atherton Mayor Mike Lempres read holiday stories to students at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton as part of the school's...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 2, 2017 at 2:16 am | 2 comments | 2755 Views

MENLO PARK

Facing time crunch, Menlo Park grapples with tough choices on changing election system

After hours of deliberation, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0, with Ray Mueller absent, on Nov. 29 to take further...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Elbridge G., on Dec 1, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 4 comments | 1679 Views

SPORTS

Kiwanis Club Christmas tree lot is open

The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club has opened its annual Christmas tree lot on the corner of Embarcadero Road and El Camino Real,...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Lady Dynesha, on Dec 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 1286 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park seeks public comment on new library

The city of Menlo Park is holding several community meetings to get public comment on where a new main library should be...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2017
Last comment by Marge, on Dec 1, 2017 at 9:34 am | 6 comments | 1396 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Affordable housing development proposed along El Camino near Atherton

Within the next couple of years, drivers traversing the North Fair Oaks section of El Camino Real, just north of Atherton,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by The Real Issue, on Dec 1, 2017 at 8:50 am | 3 comments | 2058 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New traffic signal snarls Willows neighborhood in gridlock

For Ana Uribe-Ruiz, a resident of Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, the last few days have been colored with a hellish sense...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by LMB, on Nov 30, 2017 at 9:52 pm | 70 comments | 8133 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council to appeal Stanford medical office approval

Menlo Park is taking a hard stance against Stanford's growth near its territory, as evidenced by the council's vote Nov....

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Nov 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm | 5 comments | 1309 Views

WOODSIDE

Private meeting held between Facebook officials and East Palo Alto advocates

A private town hall meeting was held at the East Palo Alto Senior Center on Monday, Nov. 28, between Facebook executives...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2601 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: A new start for a family in crisis

<B><I>By Jessica Harders, manager of individual giving at StarVista.</I></B> Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/11/22/holiday-fund-a-new-start-fo...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Janis Baron, on Nov 30, 2017 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 602 Views

ATHERTON

Three youths found dead in crashed car near Woodside

Three young men -- an 18-year-old from Menlo Park and an 18- and 19-year-old from Redwood City -- were found dead Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2017
Last comment by Mama, on Nov 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm | 5 comments | 7032 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Cannabis business moratorium extended

If anyone was considering opening a marijuana retail shop or farm in Menlo Park, it's time to put those plans on hold. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2017
Last comment by Market , on Nov 29, 2017 at 4:40 pm | 4 comments | 1469 Views

MENLO PARK

County provides funds for Menlo Park affordable housing

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has committed major funding to two affordable housing developments in the city...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Patricia McBrayer, on Nov 29, 2017 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 1671 Views

ATHERTON

Massive oak falls and narrowly misses Atherton fire station

A heritage oak tree with a base of more than 11 feet in diameter fell Monday night, narrowly missing the Atherton fire station...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 1719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local ballet companies offer their own holiday traditions

Once again this holiday season, two local companies are taking a break from presenting the traditional ballet, "The Nutcracker,"...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Jill Layman, on Nov 29, 2017 at 8:40 am | 1 comment | 1424 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown dining seating in essential parking places

As a long time Menlo Park resident I have seen the downtown area evolve from very few businesses open on the weekend, to...

Original post made by Noel Smith on Nov. 22, 2017
Last comment by dazzling wicked, on Nov 28, 2017 at 10:27 pm | 29 comments | 1766 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Hiring events set for 11-story Hotel Nia in Menlo Park

Hotel Nia, an 11-story, 250-room hotel at Independence and Chrysler drives, east of U.S. 101, in Menlo Park, is expected...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2017
Last comment by Kay Blocker, on Nov 28, 2017 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 2118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man arrested on child pornography charges

Deputies arrested Menlo Park resident Matthew Coda at San Francisco International Airport on Monday evening, Nov. 27, on...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2253 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park for Good Governance

Menlo Park is about to significantly change how its city council is elected for the November 2018 elections. This change...

Original post made by Pam Jones and Jen Wolosin on Nov. 27, 2017
Last comment by jessie, on Nov 28, 2017 at 11:50 am | 13 comments | 1024 Views

ATHERTON

Seven years after fatal collision, new stoplights operating on El Camino

More than seven years after Atherton began asking Caltrans to do something to make crossing El Camino Real safer in the town,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 28, 2017 at 11:20 am | 5 comments | 2493 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Menlo Park starts process to change system for electing council members

Menlo Park is transitioning to district elections and needs to figure out a fast, fair way to determine how those districts...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2017
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Nov 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1321 Views
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