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Menlo Park council approves new police contract

With little comment, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-1 on Dec. 16 to approve a new employment contract with the Police...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by tired of same old same old, on Dec 27, 2014 at 9:17 pm | 2 comments | 2980 Views


Officers back at work before shooting review is finished

Although the district attorney's review of the Nov. 11 fatal shooting of a burglary suspect is not yet complete, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Dec 28, 2014 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 1538 Views


Police calls: Thief makes off with electric wheelchair

Thieves purloined a wheelchair, greeting cards and a customized clock in this week's crime reports for Menlo Park and Atherton. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 30, 2014 at 8:07 pm | 2 comments | 3167 Views


Police calls: Bank customer allegedly threatens Woodside teller

Crime and accident reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Sharon Heights, on Feb 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm | 2 comments | 2828 Views


Aggressive Parking Enforcement

Have you received a Menlo Park - downtown overtime parking citation this year? It seems like the city has doubled its efforts...

Original post made by Ex-Downtown Shopper on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Shopper, on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 2 comments | 726 Views


Meeting on Caltrain/Ravenswood Interchange

Like many residents, I found the horrible accident this past Monday at the Caltrain Intersection at Ravenswood, and the tragic...

Original post made by Councilmember Ray Mueller on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by better ideas, on Feb 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 1481 Views


Tuesday: Menlo Park weighs sidewalks for Santa Cruz Avenue

Eight years ago, the City Council chose to make installing sidewalks along Santa Cruz Avenue between Olive and Johnson streets...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by Mike Doran, on Mar 9, 2015 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | 2854 Views


Reducing hazards at Ravenswood rail crossing

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 1721 Views


Menlo Park man cited after claiming to be police officer

A "driving incident" on Crane Street led to the citation of a Menlo Park man for allegedly impersonating a police officer. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Makes sense, on Mar 30, 2015 at 10:56 pm | 2 comments | 3498 Views


Menlo Park: Ballast rock update expected by Friday

After holding a meeting with an estimated 45 Belle Haven residents concerned about the dusty piles of ballast rock stored...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jason L. Tulock, on Apr 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 2440 Views


First person: Joy of connecting on Compassion Weekend

We were told not to come to our place of worship on that weekend. Instead, many of us (almost 4,000, I'm told) showed up...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by MarySue, on Apr 28, 2015 at 6:28 pm | 2 comments | 2393 Views


Police calls: Mike's Camera hit again; 15 cameras stolen

Crime and accident reports from Woodside, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by gunste, on May 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments | 3985 Views


Letter: Another reason to say 'no' to leafblowers

I want to thank you for Dave Boyce's article about the landscaper Danna Breen, who advises us to keep leafblowers away from...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 6, 2015 at 6:32 pm | 2 comments | 1687 Views


Tonight: Two downtown Menlo Park projects, public benefit discussions

Two downtown Menlo Park development proposals with different options for public benefits will be discussed during separate...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Allan, on May 18, 2015 at 8:11 pm | 2 comments | 2186 Views


Tonight: Affordable housing panel in Menlo Park

Tonight (May 28), a panel of housing experts will talk about a range of related issues, including affordability, regional...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 2 comments | 1580 Views


Kristen Gracia named new principal at Oak Knoll School

Kristen Gracia, a 16-year veteran of the Menlo Park City School District who has been serving as an interim co-principal...

Original post made on May. 30, 2015
Last comment by K, on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:53 pm | 2 comments | 3843 Views


There is a free lunch this summer in Atherton

The Atherton Library is refuting the old saying -- "There's no such thing as a free lunch" -- by offering a free lunch at...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Milton, on Jul 2, 2015 at 9:13 am | 2 comments | 2275 Views


Menlo water district: average home users will see 35% hike in bill

After making sure they understood the reasons why they had little choice about doing it, the Menlo Park City Council on July...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Suzanne, on Jul 30, 2015 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 1083 Views


District meets water-reduction target in June-July period

Atherton and Menlo Park customers of the California Water Service Company's Bear Gulch District didn't quite meet the 36...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Aug 20, 2015 at 6:56 am | 2 comments | 2201 Views


City of Menlo Park loses a fourth top manager

The city of Menlo Park has lost its fourth administrator since mid-July, with the departure of Human Resources Director Gina...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by editor, on Aug 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 5619 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.