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Menlo Park gives preliminary approval to 'Safe City' ordinance

For what was at least the third time, a small group of adults and kids sat in on the Menlo Park Council meeting, many of...

Original post made on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 26, 2017 at 6:26 pm | 15 comments | 1363 Views


Deputy DA again facing state bar sanctions over alleged dishonesty

Melissa McKowan, a San Mateo County deputy district attorney and the subject of a March 2013 sanction by the state bar over...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Holly L, on May 25, 2017 at 6:03 pm | 6 comments | 2186 Views


Tonight: Immigration policy panel discussion in Menlo Park

A free, open-to-the-public panel discussion about recent changes in immigration policy will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm | 5 comments | 803 Views


President Obama has had a tough week

This week will mark the 37th time House Republicans have tried to repeal Obamacare. If Republicans really wanted to do away...

Original post made by Potomac Fever on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by more than R W Reagan, on May 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm | 28 comments | 5869 Views


Business, community leader Duncan Matteson dies at 82

Duncan Matteson, a longtime Menlo Park resident and a leader in business, philanthropy and community service, died peacefully...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on May 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 2836 Views


Affordable housing: County wrestles with spending choices

As the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors looks at spending more on affordable housing, it has run into complications...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Joan, on May 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm | 14 comments | 1354 Views


In Trump's wake: Locals take leadership role in campaigns to elect Democrats

The Republican party controls 33 state legislatures, dominance that did not happen overnight or by accident, but the election...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by NOT as nasty, on May 22, 2017 at 10:28 am | 28 comments | 2271 Views


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 Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on May 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm | 66 comments | 1447 Views


Menlo Park: Woman charged with stabbing husband faces competency review

A 61-year-old Menlo Park woman arrested on charges of attempting to murder her husband on May 8 will be evaluated for competency...

Original post made on May. 13, 2017
Last comment by Joyce, on May 13, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 1 comment | 1349 Views


Trump Foundation admits Self-Dealing to IRS; Clinton Foundation retains 4 star rating

Not that it matters to hypocrites. After admitting Trump University was a fraudulent scam, the Trumps said they would...

Original post made by Mackinaw on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Green Balloon Day, on May 12, 2017 at 3:20 pm | 28 comments | 1149 Views


Woodside: Protesters shout down conservative rabbi at Canada College event

In an echo of the confrontations going on between the political left and right over free speech at the University of California...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Western Hillsider, on May 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 20 comments | 3160 Views


Boys injured in East Palo Alto hit-and-run expected to survive

Two teen boys injured in an East Palo Alto hit-and-run collision Wednesday afternoon remain at a hospital as of Thursday...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by SteveC, on May 5, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 1166 Views


Two teen boys injured by vehicle in hit-and-run

Two teen boys, both 15, were struck Wednesday by a vehicle in East Palo Alto that appears to have failed to stop for a stop...

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on May 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 1465 Views


Officers killed in the line of duty honored at county museum

The local law enforcement community gathered May 3 at the San Mateo County History Museum to honor 27 officers killed in...

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by pearl, on May 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 964 Views


Artscene: Menlowe Ballet performs 'Floraison' in Atherton

This spring Menlowe Ballet is showcasing its own blossoming talent with "Floraison," a program devoted to works created and...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Andressa, on Apr 27, 2017 at 6:25 am | 4 comments | 544 Views


Which Trump policy will have the greatest effect on Menlo Park?

The wall? Repeal ObamaCare? Breaking apart the EU and NATO? Trade war (or worse) with China? Opening arctic...

Original post made by Labs on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by trading desk, on Apr 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm | 16 comments | 624 Views


SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds

San Francisco and Peninsula elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by TedSal, on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 4 comments | 931 Views


Is the Fair Political Practices Commission(FPPC) really FAIR?

While following up on this FPPC action: "24. In the Matter of Committee to Support Menlo Park Schools, Yes on Parcel...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 21, 2017
Last comment by ol' home week, on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:20 am | 5 comments | 542 Views


Obituary: Bruce Halperin, M.D., Woodside resident

Woodside resident Dr. Bruce D. Halperin died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on Sept. 8 while hiking in Montana with his...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Karla House, on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 13 comments | 5640 Views


Forget about "replace". Repeal Obamacare and get government out of the way

If today's vote fails, Trump should call for a vote for a simple repeal of Obamacare. Government is the problem, they...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 15, 2017 at 11:30 am | 19 comments | 644 Views
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One more week to vote!

Don't forget to cast your Readers' Choice ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.