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AROUND TOWN

Big changes in firefighter work practices, benefits

Major changes are coming in work practices and benefits for firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm | 139 comments | 10887 Views

MENLO PARK

Can we rise to the challenge of rising sea levels

Imagine a darkened bedroom around midnight. You're lying there in the silence waiting for sleep to come. From the direction...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by early blossoms, on Jan 22, 2014 at 10:59 am | 63 comments | 10884 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council approves home loan for city manager

Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre will receive a home improvement loan from the city and other benefits during the next...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Downtowner, on Dec 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 19 comments | 10880 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Gateway unveils plan for 250-room hotel in Menlo Park

The view from the Bayshore Freeway in Menlo Park may be about to change: Developer David Bohannon, hotel partner in hand...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jul 13, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 33 comments | 10869 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park woman killed at El Camino crosswalk

A Menlo Park woman was struck by a vehicle and killed June 18 while walking at the intersection of El Camino Real and Alejandra...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 14, 2015 at 11:11 pm | 67 comments | 10853 Views

MENLO PARK

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana restaurant opens in downtown Menlo Park

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana, a family-owned Mexican restaurant, opened this month at 1081 El Camino Real in downtown Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2014 at 7:28 am | 12 comments | 10834 Views

MENLO PARK

Does Menlo Park fire district need drones?

Do firefighters need aerial drones to help them do their jobs? Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm | 19 comments | 10828 Views

WOODSIDE

Jackling house settles into dust and debris

The destruction of the Jackling house on Mountain Home Road in Woodside began Monday, Feb. 14, and while the house is already...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm | 18 comments | 10828 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside to discuss next steps for its downtown plan, including community workshops

Downtown Woodside can be a tough place to find a parking spot, make your way around town, have a picnic, or put on an art...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Torsten Zeppenfeld, on Jul 23, 2013 at 9:33 am | 8 comments | 10827 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Generator, paint sprayers missing from Atherton construction site

Crime reports from Atherton, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13770...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by construction news, on Jun 6, 2013 at 2:29 am | 1 comment | 10791 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes to raise fees, touches on nonresident surcharge

The usual process of increasing fees for city services each year in Menlo Park goes like this: Staff compiles a new list...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on May 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 33 comments | 10790 Views

MENLO PARK

Red light cameras go live June 10 in Menlo Park

If the early data is any indicator, Menlo Park's new red-light photo enforcement program could add a lot of money to the...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by shortyellow, on Mar 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm | 32 comments | 10769 Views

ATHERTON

Michael Stogner for San Mateo County Supervisor

I am writing to endorse Michael Stogner for San Mateo County Supervisor. Some of you know who Michael is, and most of...

Original post made by Candle Lighter on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by ann R, on Nov 10, 2011 at 11:36 am | 8 comments | 10766 Views

ATHERTON

Officers again target traffic-law violators in Atherton, Menlo

Motorcycle officers return to Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to ticket traffic violators in another special...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 10731 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury: Caltrans 90% responsible for Atherton crosswalk fatality

A jury has found the California Department of Transportation 90 percent responsible for the 2010 death of a 62-year-old man...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Duke - Atherton resident, on Feb 16, 2017 at 7:51 pm | 13 comments | 10703 Views

MENLO PARK

Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Menlo Park

Train #258 struck and killed a pedestrian north of the Encinal Avenue crossing in Menlo Park around 4:22 p.m. Monday, according...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Joe67, on Oct 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 20 comments | 10664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas trustee resigns

David Bailard, a member of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District board, resigned on Monday, Oct. 5, district officials...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by anomynous, on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | 25 comments | 10660 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain fatality identified as Palo Alto teen

A 15-year-old Palo Alto student was killed by a train on the railroad tracks south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter, on Mar 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 18 comments | 10644 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young kitchen whiz competes for MasterChef Junior title

Mia Wurster, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from Menlo Park, is a competitor on this season's "MasterChef Junior" show, which...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Congrats!, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:15 am | 15 comments | 10638 Views

ATHERTON

Coroner identifies man who died after being hit by train in Atherton Monday

The San Mateo County Coroner's office has identified Kirtee Kapoor, 46, of Menlo Park as the man who died after being struck...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2017
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