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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes to annex Stanford land, approve office building

The Menlo Park City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday, with Councilman Ray Mueller opposed, to approve a plan that involves the...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm | 2 comments | 1806 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Menlo Park Council could approve two major Stanford projects

The Menlo Park City Council may settle some unfinished business with Stanford University Tuesday night. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2017
Last comment by Read My Lips, on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:38 am | 25 comments | 3574 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Thieves break in, steal ATM from Alpine Inn

Crimes and accident reports from Portola Valley, Ladera, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/09/26/police-calls-thieves...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by R Poole, on Sep 26, 2017 at 8:25 pm | 2 comments | 1492 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tonight: Council to review downtown mini park

A controversial mini park, made up of a plastic lawn carpet and some outdoor furniture in downtown Menlo Park, is scheduled...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Easy fix redux, on Sep 26, 2017 at 7:35 pm | 2 comments | 708 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Menlo Park's equity issue: Poor kids getting poor education

It is time to take the audacious step and bring the Belle Haven Elementary School and the Willow Oaks Elementary School into...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Sep 26, 2017 at 6:33 pm | 1 comment | 1211 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Stanford, council negotiators strike deal for schools

In the eleventh hour, Stanford University and negotiators from the Menlo Park City Council have reached an agreement on...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Tax Break for Me?, on Sep 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm | 7 comments | 2187 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside council considers cuts to Town Hall salary expenses

The Woodside Town Council at its meeting tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 26) will consider changes to Town Hall staffing categories...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Gary McKae, on Sep 26, 2017 at 2:46 pm | 1 comment | 652 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: FAA meeting on Surf Air route over Bay

The Federal Aviation Administration will hold a meeting this Wednesday night about an alternative air route that has allowed...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 26, 2017 at 7:30 am | 7 comments | 1461 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park seeks lobbyist, communications consultant

The city of Menlo Park is searching for two consultants: one to represent the city interests in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Steve Taffee, on Sep 25, 2017 at 8:03 pm | 3 comments | 1024 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Trash pickup cost to rise

Menlo Park residents and businesses face increases in trash pickup costs over the next three years, some as steep as 60 percent. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by PV Res, on Sep 25, 2017 at 4:36 pm | 14 comments | 1491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park mayor's 'community conversation' on education raises specter of secession

A meeting convened by Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith to discuss educational quality in eastern Menlo Park drew what appeared...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by staff, on Sep 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 9 comments | 3315 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside extends moratorium on marijuana sale, cultivation

If a Woodside market were to carry marijuana muffins, provided they're on a high shelf, Town Councilman Daniel Yost said...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by whatmeworry , on Sep 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm | 6 comments | 1243 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Atherton police: Animal in photos not a mountain lion

The story has been updated: https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/09/20/atherton-mountain-lion-may-have-visited-sacred-heart-schools-campus ...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Clunge , on Sep 23, 2017 at 10:55 am | 5 comments | 3141 Views

MENLO PARK

Woodside school board member resigns

Woodside Elementary School District's governing board was scheduled to hold a special meeting on Monday, May 1, to discuss...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 586 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: City manager 'disheartened' by 'Nazi scum' graffiti on Town Hall wall

A defaced exterior wall on Atherton Town Hall is now clean, but the impact of the graffiti lingers for City Manager George...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2017
Last comment by Root cause, on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm | 2 comments | 1977 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Vacated seat on fire board unfilled after five-hour meeting

The recently vacated seat on the five-member board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District remains open after a five-hour...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 22, 2017 at 9:56 pm | 9 comments | 1526 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District moving to "zone-based" elections

Reading the handwriting-on-the-wall, the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors passed a resolution yesterday APPROVING...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 3 comments | 227 Views

OTHER TOPICS

David Frum: The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton; "I appreciate that Donald Trump is too slovenly and incompetent to qualify as a true dictator"

"To vote for Trump as a protest against Clinton’s faults would be like amputating a leg because of a sliver in the toe;...

Original post made by MacArthur on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by LA Rams????, on Sep 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm | 77 comments | 1989 Views

AROUND TOWN

Even Quinton Kopp, former Chair of HSR Authority, is now against high speed rail...

From the former CHAIRMAN of the High Speed Rail Authority: "It is foolish, and it is almost a crime to sell bonds and encumber...

Original post made by pogo on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 177 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Grade-separation issue divides commissions

Presented with two options for how Menlo Park should separate Ravenswood Avenue (and possibly other roads) from the Caltrain...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Show the math, on Sep 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm | 2 comments | 1355 Views
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