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Raises, more benefits, for non-firefighter employees approved by Menlo fire board

Fire board President Chuck Bernstein cast the only vote against a new three-year contract for the Menlo fire district's non-firefighter...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, 12 hours ago | 7 comments | 1098 Views

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Menlo Park seeks to fund local arts performances

Menlo Park's Community Services Department is collecting grant applications between now and March 1 from local arts organizations...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Sandy Bardas, 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 420 Views

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Menlo Park meeting: Attendees prefer current site for proposed new library

If a new Menlo Park main library is going to be built, it should be on the library's current site. That seemed to be the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by pay it forward, on Jan 19, 2018 at 2:12 am | 2 comments | 863 Views

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Guest opinion: Caltrain's electrification plans 'a disaster'

I have been an attorney for 50 years here on the Peninsula and have spent 10 of those years working, at no charge, in fighting...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by pacsailor, on Jan 18, 2018 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 233 Views

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Tonight: Menlo fire district employee contract offers raises, more benefits

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which according to the state has the highest average wages of any state or local...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:15 am | 19 comments | 1074 Views

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What's behind former Filoli employees' departures?

Documents the Almanac obtained from a Public Records Act request may shine light on why at least a dozen Filoli employees...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Lizzie H, on Jan 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm | 7 comments | 3641 Views

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Menlo Park: Self-made gallerist launches new art, event space

Opening an art gallery and event space had been a years-long dream for Menlo Park's Jill Layman. As a single mom with little...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 2212 Views

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Police calls: Deputies encounter man with firearm and loaded, large-capacity magazine

Crime reports from Woodside, Menlo Park, Ladera and West Menlo Park Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/14/police-calls-deputies-encounter-man-with-fi...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jan 17, 2018 at 9:39 am | 1 comment | 2369 Views

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Atherton study shows taxpayers pay more than twice what fire services cost

A study of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District commissioned by Atherton shows that the district spends less than half...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by HLipton, on Jan 17, 2018 at 7:15 am | 40 comments | 4496 Views

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Guest opinion: Make Menlo Park great again with Trump-linked lobbyist?

Hiring a lobbying firm closely associated with President Trump does not sit right with much of the Menlo Park community,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Fake News?, on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm | 35 comments | 2534 Views

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Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 1251 Views

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Signatures filed to place judge recall on ballot

In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm | 2 comments | 1149 Views

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Multiple painkillers found in the late actor John Heard's body

Actor John Heard, who was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room last July, had numerous potent painkillers in his system,...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 9, 2018 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 1385 Views

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Restaurant review: Modern melting pot at Black Pepper

The menu at the new Black Pepper in Menlo Park is exotic and enticing, with variations of South Asian staples like satay,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by MPer, on Jan 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments | 1311 Views

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Judge dismisses cellphone smuggling case against former deputy sheriff

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge today (Dec. 1) dismissed two counts of conspiracy brought by the county against...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by De Paula, on Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 am | 26 comments | 2833 Views

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Blood donors urgently needed

Stanford Blood Center officials say the center is in urgent need of blood donations, especially from O-negative donors, to...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Bradley , on Jan 8, 2018 at 7:50 am | 3 comments | 2980 Views

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East Bay quake felt on the Peninsula

An earthquake that struck the East Bay and jolted many Peninsula residents awake early this morning had a magnitude of 4.4,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 4, 2018 at 5:04 pm | 3 comments | 1128 Views

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New shuttle service takes you to county parks

In an attempt to encourage more people to enjoy the great outdoors and leave their cars behind, San Mateo County Parks Department...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by egsn, on Jan 3, 2018 at 11:06 pm | 1 comment | 2941 Views

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Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Aaron, on Dec 31, 2017 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 1577 Views

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Bicycling children hit by cars in two separate incidents

Four children riding their bicycles were struck by cars in two separate collisions roughly a mile away from each other in...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter F Carpenter , on Dec 27, 2017 at 8:40 am | 23 comments | 4243 Views
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