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PORTOLA VALLEY

East Palo Alto family says they were harassed by men claiming to be ICE

An East Palo Alto family confronted by bounty hunters questioning their immigration status underscores how persons under...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2017
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WOODSIDE

Parents warned of kids' 'choking game' dangers

In September, an 11-year-old boy who had just entered sixth grade in North Carolina died alone in his bedroom playing what...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

People: Farewell to gold fever

When it came time to sign on the dotted line for another five-year lease at Timothy Fidge & Co. jewelry store in downtown...

Original post made on May. 3, 2008
Last comment by Denise H, on Apr 9, 2017 at 7:38 pm | 6 comments | 4347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eleven-story Menlo Park hotel gets official name: Hotel Nia

The 11-story hotel that is part of the Bohannon Development Corp.'s "Menlo Gateway" project has officially been christened...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Miguel, on Apr 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 8 comments | 2976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Two options to separate Caltrain tracks from roads move forward

The Menlo Park City Council is pursuing two options to separate Menlo Park roads from the Caltrain tracks. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Train Fan, on Apr 8, 2017 at 10:52 am | 31 comments | 3220 Views

MENLO PARK

Save the Date for a Belle Haven Community Outreach Discussion by the Fire District

Save the Date for a Belle Haven Community Outreach Discussion by the Fire District on April 29 at 10 AM at Station 77 at...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 7, 2017
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cover story: Volunteers support students 'where they are'

All Students Matter, which started in 2008 with a group of local moms and a couple dozen of their friends,has now grown to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by Michelle Swenson, on Apr 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm | 2 comments | 1685 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Vandal cuts cable to Woodside home video surveillance system

Crimes reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/04/04/police-calls-vandal-cuts-cable-to-woodside-property-video-surveilla...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 6, 2017 at 9:49 pm | 6 comments | 2758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district board sets dates for even-year elections

The high school district board approved a plan to phase in elections that will allow voters to choose candidates for the...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by Transition Issue, on Apr 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 1133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Stop teaching kids to terrify pigs

The annual Woodside pig scramble allows children to chase and catch piglets, all in the name of "fun" and "entertainment,"...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 5, 2017 at 9:04 pm | 2 comments | 452 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Atherton studies civic center financing options

Atherton expects to continue bringing in more money than it spends, a first look at the town's 2017-18 fiscal year budget...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Informed, on Apr 5, 2017 at 3:21 pm | 10 comments | 1188 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo council examines rail-crossing options

How many rail crossings should Menlo Park separate from the Caltrain tracks? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/04/04/tonight-menlo-rail-examines-rail...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by steve schmidt, on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 3 comments | 1270 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All Students Matter

It's just after Friday morning recess and the students in Cassanndra Wicker's first-grade classroom at Belle Haven School...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Mugsy, on Apr 5, 2017 at 10:09 am | 1 comment | 430 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Is city ignoring Belle Haven's library needs?

A proposal to increase by one-third the size of Menlo Park's main library in the Civic Center is facing scrutiny by Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2017
Last comment by concerned, on Apr 4, 2017 at 10:36 pm | 10 comments | 1900 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton eases rules for secondary housing units

Atherton residents who want to create a legal small rental unit or guest house on their property will soon find it easier...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Joan, on Apr 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 1263 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley to experiment with nonpoisonous ways to control rodents

Rodent poisons kill rodents but can cause deaths higher up the food chain, so the Portola Valley Town Council has agreed...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Cindie, on Apr 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm | 5 comments | 1301 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Earth Day - April 22 climate change documentary: "Before the Flood"

Please come to the Earth Day (April 22) screening of the acclaimed National Geographic/Leonardo di Caprio documentary Before...

Original post made by Judy Adams on Apr. 4, 2017
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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council still not joining Atherton in fire district fiscal study

Despite frustration with failed attempts to tease out wanted financial information from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Jarvis, on Apr 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm | 5 comments | 1495 Views

MENLO PARK

Should Facebook fund new police unit in Menlo Park?

A proposal by the Menlo Park Police Department to accept a Facebook offer of $9 million over five years to get a head start...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Apr 3, 2017 at 11:59 am | 23 comments | 3719 Views

OTHER TOPICS

'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts tonight

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2017
Last comment by Michael, on Apr 3, 2017 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 2829 Views
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