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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 | 2271 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 | 2923 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
There are no comments yet. 112 Views

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 | 1453 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 | 2608 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 | 881 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 | 287 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 | 1043 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 | 1138 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 | 249 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 | 1740 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 | 1146 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 | 1158 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
There are no comments yet. 132 Views

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 | 1387 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 | 3487 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 | 2686 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sequoia high school district board names superintendent

The governing board of the Sequoia Union High School District has chosen Mary E. Streshly, currently an administrator for...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 2, 2017 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 2816 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vigil in East Palo Alto protests Amazon, Facebook policies

Chants of "Jobs for EPA!" and "Hey hey, ho ho, racial profiling has got to go!" rang out Thursday night in front of 2100...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm | 8 comments | 3095 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 910 Views
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