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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Faulty electric bike charger caused garage fire, firefighters say

A malfunctioning battery charger for electric bicycles was the cause of a structure fire on Saturday afternoon, July 22,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jul 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 2294 Views

MENLO PARK

interesting article in the Guardian today about the gentrification of eastern Menlo Park

"Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/24/facebook-cafeteria-workers-wages-zuckerb...

Original post made by resident on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by how do they make it around here?, on Jul 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm | 2 comments | 271 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Rollover accident this morning at Sand Hill and Whiskey Hill roads

A collision involving two vehicles, one of which rolled over, drew medics from the Woodside Fire Protection District to...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2017
Last comment by pv resident, on Jul 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 4 comments | 3055 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton puts parcel tax renewal on November ballot

Atherton's City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to put a three-year renewal of the town's parcel tax, which costs the...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by No as well, on Jul 24, 2017 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 1219 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council expands Housing Commission

The Menlo Park Housing Commission, which advises the City Council on housing-related issues, has been expanded...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2017
Last comment by answers, on Jul 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 3 comments | 1563 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature story: Lauren Goodkind plays, teaches and writes about chess

Lauren Goodkind's last name may reflect noble human qualities, but when it comes to playing chess, she says she can leave...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Member, on Jul 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 2211 Views

MENLO PARK

Little League award-winners named

Sportsmanship awards for the spring season were given to 40 Menlo-Atherton Little League players and seven coaches at the...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by baseball dad, on Jul 22, 2017 at 2:39 pm | 3 comments | 1414 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County sues fossil fuel industry for causing climate change

San Mateo County has filed a lawsuit against 37 oil, gas and coal companies, claiming they are responsible for global warming...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2017
Last comment by Scott Lohmann, on Jul 22, 2017 at 1:57 pm | 26 comments | 2339 Views

WOODSIDE

Saturday: Open house at new Woodside bakery, restaurant

The Village Bakery & Cafe, the new bakery, restaurant and bar set to open for dinner on Monday, July 24, announced an open...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2017
Last comment by No Small Bites, on Jul 22, 2017 at 11:54 am | 1 comment | 3111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Permit approved for new taqueria in Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Planning Commission has unanimously approved a use permit for a new Salvadoran and Mexican taqueria in downtown...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2017
Last comment by Three Amigos, on Jul 22, 2017 at 8:21 am | 9 comments | 2380 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council authorizes up to $6.7 million for affordable housing project

A proposal by the nonprofit housing developer MidPen Housing to redevelop the 1300 block of Willow Road into a 141-unit...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2017
Last comment by Thanks Facebook, on Jul 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm | 1 comment | 2113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Obituary: Wendi Haskell, a force in children's sports

Wendi Hammond Haskell, a teacher, champion of children's athletic programs and community volunteer, died quietly on June...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2017
Last comment by Kathy, on Jul 20, 2017 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 642 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook unveils plans for giant new development in Menlo Park

Facebook, which hit 2 billion users June 27, has announced plans for a major new office, residential and retail development...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2017
Last comment by Aaron, on Jul 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm | 58 comments | 7774 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Thieves steal $2,000 in cologne; driver cited over heat threat to puppy

Crime reports from Menlo Park, Woodside, Ladera and West Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/07/10/police-calls-thieves-steal-2000-in-cologne...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2017
Last comment by Advocate, on Jul 20, 2017 at 10:09 am | 4 comments | 2568 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama’s Medicare hypocrisy

Dick Morris wrote a great article on how Obama is throwing seniors under the Medicare Bus. Please refer to this article...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Grass is greener, on Jul 20, 2017 at 9:36 am | 127 comments | 6991 Views

MENLO PARK

John Arrillaga offers $25 million to rebuild Menlo Park's main library in Civic Center

John Arrillaga has offered $25 million to the city of Menlo Park to rebuild its main library, according to a staff report...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2017
Last comment by There must be a way to accomplish both, on Jul 19, 2017 at 11:30 pm | 28 comments | 4823 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 1960s downtown office building sells for $15.5 million

An office building in downtown Menlo Park has been sold for $15.5 million by Oak Grove Associates LLC to Robert Wheatley...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 19, 2017 at 8:27 pm | 9 comments | 2892 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parole denied in 1987 murder case in Menlo Park

One of two men convicted of murder in a 1987 residential burglary of a Belle Haven apartment in Menlo Park has been denied...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2017
Last comment by Confused, on Jul 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm | 2 comments | 2370 Views

MENLO PARK

New Salvadoran and Mexican taqueria planned for Menlo Park

An application to transform the former Applewood-2-Go site, a takeout pizza joint in Menlo Park, into a new taqueria that...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Beth, on Jul 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm | 7 comments | 2354 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Commission can't assemble quorum to consider eight-story biotech building

The commission was unable to assemble a quorum to consider the matter because three of the seven commissioners must recuse...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2017
Last comment by Interesting , on Jul 19, 2017 at 9:47 am | 2 comments | 1504 Views
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