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AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Fire board should broaden representation with appointment

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board will soon appoint a new board member to fill a vacant seat. There are seven...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
Last comment by Robert Jones, on Oct 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm | 9 comments | 1651 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Council to forge ahead on affordable housing

Four undeveloped properties owned by the town of Portola Valley might be worth further examination for affordable housing,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Tired, on Oct 13, 2017 at 12:35 am | 5 comments | 1586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley students gather donations for Houston hurricane victims

Corte Madera School students spent two-and-a-half weeks gathering donations to put together hundreds of personal hygiene...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by Bill D Bird, on Oct 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm | 3 comments | 1198 Views

MENLO PARK

Draft master plan for Bedwell Bayfront Park heads to Parks & Rec Commission

The future of Bedwell Bayfront Park might include a boat launch, a ranger and more amenities. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Beth, on Oct 12, 2017 at 4:48 am | 2 comments | 1257 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Person cited for flying drone with camera over Atherton home

Crime reports from Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/10/police-calls-drone-operator-caught-bullet-plummets-through-interior...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by MCbt, on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 2704 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gov. Brown signs off on Caltrain's sales-tax measure

The approval of Senate Bill 797 will allow Caltrain to move ahead with a sales-tax increase proposal. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 11, 2017 at 5:17 pm | 1 comment | 1179 Views

WOODSIDE

Cover story: Woodside's equestrian heritage and why it still matters

What is it about the horse that intrigues us, captivates the eye, fires the imagination? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/10/for-the-love-of-h...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Melissa, on Oct 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 2205 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton mulls regulating private gates into town's park

Atherton has found 17 gates lead from private property into Holbrook-Palmer Park. The town has liability and safety concerns...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by George Rodericks, on Oct 11, 2017 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 1844 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain Grade Separation Study Inadequate

A complete analysis of Menlo Park grade separations of the Caltrain right of way should include a study of a viaduct that...

Original post made by Steve Schmidt on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Oct 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 26 comments | 1529 Views

WOODSIDE

Saturday: Day of the Horse festivities in Woodside

Woodside's annual public celebration of its equestrian heritage -- the Day of the Horse -- takes place Saturday, Oct. 14,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by truck driver, on Oct 10, 2017 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 920 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 'Ace Hardware Man' Bill Niebling dies at 93

Arthur Winfield "Bill" Niebling, longtime proprietor of Menlo Park's Ace Hardware, cameraman for Betty White and World War...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Judy Castaillac, on Oct 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm | 1 comment | 1840 Views

MENLO PARK

Fears about Guild Theatre may be unfounded, for now

About 10 emails over the past several days have made their way to the Menlo Park City Council's inbox urging the council...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Judy Adams, on Oct 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 4 comments | 2794 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today: Weather conditions elevate fire danger to extreme, fire marshal says

A red-flag warning has been issued due to extreme fire danger today and tomorrow for residents of Portola Valley, Woodside...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1896 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Incumbent Karen Tate withdraws from Portola Valley school board election

Portola Valley School District board member Karen Tate, the only incumbent running for one of the three open board seats...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jenny Lebsack, on Oct 8, 2017 at 10:21 am | 3 comments | 2733 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board member says board president is 'going after' her

Menlo fire board member Virginia Chang Kiraly says a fellow board member warned her recently that board President Peter Carpenter...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sabrina Brennan, on Oct 8, 2017 at 10:10 am | 21 comments | 3490 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Goodbye, mini park

After hearing from a chorus of critics about the temporary pop-up park or "paseo" installed on Curtis Street in downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Oct 7, 2017 at 9:37 am | 18 comments | 3168 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside meadow restoration aims to bring back native plants from the past

When Leslie Ballinger moved to Woodside 19 years ago, about a third of the family's three-acre property on Winding Way was...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Oct 7, 2017 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 1644 Views

MENLO PARK

Parents seek safer ways for kids to bike or walk to school

What can be done to keep kids safe who ride their bikes or walk to school? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/09/28/parents-seek-safer-ways-for-childre...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by Oak Knoll, on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:59 pm | 12 comments | 1848 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo Park backs temporary ban on pot businesses

Even though two-thirds of Menlo Park voters supported legalizing recreational marijuana in California last year, pot shops,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Face Value, on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm | 4 comments | 511 Views

AROUND TOWN

County asks federal transportation department to investigate Surf Air

The gloves appear to be off in San Mateo County's fight against Surf Air, just as the airline prepares for a major expansion. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 6, 2017 at 2:32 pm | 17 comments | 4140 Views
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