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Editorial: A more regional vision needed for Facebook expansion
Menlo Park will reap a package of community benefits valued at over $15 million as Facebook expands its campus and adds some... Last comment 16 hours ago | 14 comments

Disappearing oaks: County stops short of moratorium on tree removals
New stricter rules to protect trees in unincorporated San Mateo County are needed, the county's Board of Supervisors agreed... Last comment 16 hours ago | 4 comments

County sales tax measure will be on November ballot
A measure to extend an existing San Mateo County half-cent sales tax by 20 years will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Read the... Last comment 2 hours ago | 13 comments

 
 
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"Pancake Breakfast 2015"
Captain Rob Johnson holds aspiring firefighter Joseph Estes of Menlo Park at the 15th annual Pancake Breakfast. 1,000 attendees enjoyed pancakes and fire safety demonstrations at the event at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters on October 3, cosponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula. The event raised $14,000 to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, to provide needed programs for burn survivors in California. Submitted by Frances Freyberg on Oct 12, 2015

 
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Woodside: Caltrans repaving 12 miles of Highway 84
Vehicle traffic through Woodside on Woodside Road will be subject to delays through August and September as Caltrans repaves the 12-mile stretch between Interstate 280 and just west of Fox Hill Road. Friday, 10:41 AM

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 who was struck by a car in an El Camino Real crosswalk in Atherton. Friday, 10:17 AM | 5 comments

Atherton: Crosswalk stoplight activation delayed
Atherton's pedestrian-activated stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue, scheduled to go into operation on Aug. 1, has been delayed because its power is not hooked up, the town says. Friday, 5:16 PM

West Nile virus found in Atherton
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus were found in Atherton on Thursday, prompting the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District to schedule fogging to kill mosquitoes in parts of Atherton and Redwood City early Saturday morning. Thursday, 2:21 PM

Helping women reboot their careers and skills
Now that Wendy Petersmeyer of Atherton has reinvented herself as a professional life coach, she is helping others reinvent themselves, especially women like herself who have launched their children and wonder how to restart their own careers. Thursday, 4:03 PM | 2 comments

Disappearing oaks: County stops short of moratorium on tree removals
New stricter rules to protect trees in unincorporated San Mateo County are needed, the county's Board of Supervisors agreed on July 26 after residents of Menlo Oaks asked board members to protect their neighborhood's namesake trees. Thursday, 11:29 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park: Office gets permit to build employees-only rooftop pool
Instead of a mid-day coffee break, people who work at the Menlo Business Park on O'Brien Drive in eastern Menlo Park may soon be opting for a quick dive at the office cluster's employee-only rooftop pool. Thursday, 7:44 AM | 3 comments

West Menlo residents seek annexation by Menlo Park
Study the shape of Menlo Park, and you might wonder why there's a chunk cut out of the city's lower-middle section. Study the streets of Menlo Park, and you might wonder why Santa Cruz Avenue abruptly transitions from the smooth, carefully crowned streets of Sharon Heights into wild, bumpy roads of West Menlo Park. Thursday, 7:55 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park Rotary Club names new presidents
Maya Sewald, a real estate broker with Pacific Union, has been named the new president of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park. Tom Gibboney, retired editor and publisher of the Almanac, is the new president of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation. Thursday, 11:34 AM

Grand jury urges colleges to step up security measures
The San Mateo County Community College District should improve security training and emergency preparedness on its three campuses, including Canada College in Woodside, the county civil grand jury recommended in a report released July 5. Thursday, 11:55 AM

Construction at Willow and Bayfront almost done
A road project at the intersection of Willow Road and Bayfront Expressway is almost finished. Thursday, 11:49 AM

Editorial: A more regional vision needed for Facebook expansion
Menlo Park will reap a package of community benefits valued at over $15 million as Facebook expands its campus and adds some 6,500 employees. What will neighboring cities gain, besides traffic gridlock and more burdensome housing woes? It's time to think regionally about massive development projects on the Peninsula. Wednesday, 11:48 AM | 14 comments

County sales tax measure will be on November ballot
A measure to extend an existing San Mateo County half-cent sales tax by 20 years will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Wednesday, 11:43 AM | 13 comments

City hopes to preserve Palo Alto Square theater

Open enrollment begins for clean energy program

Police calls: Lion seen jumping over home's front gate in Woodside

Menlo Park: A new tool for funding 'affordable' housing?

Atherton reduces size of planned civic center

Update on local elections

Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops and services

Atherton police looking for mail thieves

Caltrain swaps train sets to avoid overcrowding

 

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