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Guest opinion: Should we encourage more bicyclists to ride on El Camino Real?
Imagine you're driving south on El Camino and about to turn right onto Santa Cruz Avenue, and during the approach you share... Last comment 6 minutes ago | 51 comments

Guest opinion: Water woes - Let's focus on the rest of the iceberg
The Almanac's April 7 editorial, "Increase the pressure on water wasters," only touches the tip of the iceberg. Read the... Last comment 47 minutes ago | 5 comments

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport
Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,... Last comment 19 hours ago | 42 comments

Locals face 35% cuts in water use
Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area used an average of 85 gallons of water per person per day in September 2014, according... Last comment 21 hours ago | 7 comments

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"Galway mayor visits"
Galway, Ireland, Mayor Donal Lyons (center) with, from left, Menlo Park council members Peter Ohtaki, Kirsten Keith, Catherine Carlton and Richard Cline (3/10/2015). Mayor Lyons was in Menlo Park in conjuction with a friendship agreement signed by Galway and Menlo Park in 2013. Submitted by Jym Clendenin on Mar 21, 2015

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Atherton park burglary suspect arrested after police chase
Following a police chase, a man was arrested in Newark on Thursday in connection with a series of recent auto burglaries at Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park, where vehicle windows were broken and items taken from cars. Friday, 11:01 AM | 5 comments

Atherton adopts 'talking points' on use of library tax dollars
Atherton's City Council has approved a set of "talking points" members said will be a starting point in negotiations with the county library system over the future use of library tax funds. Friday, 9:18 AM

Simone Rick-Kennel will head M-A in new school year
Simone Rick-Kennel, until recently an administrative vice-principal at Menlo-Atherton High School, will take over as principal when the 2015-16 school year begins on July 1. Thursday, 8:04 PM

Guest opinion: Water woes - Let's focus on the rest of the iceberg
The Almanac's April 7 editorial, "Increase the pressure on water wasters," only touches the tip of the iceberg. Thursday, 3:04 PM | 5 comments

Atherton OKs pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino
Atherton has given the go-ahead for work on a pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue, where a pedestrian was fatally injured last July. Thursday, 11:12 AM | 4 comments

School board opposes transfer of homes to Menlo Park district
Despite a last-minute tearful plea from one of the residents asking to move their homes from the Ravenswood to Menlo Park school district, the Menlo Park governing board unanimously approved a resolution against the change on April 14. Wednesday, 7:53 PM | 7 comments

Atherton: Daytime auto burglar strikes again in park
Once again, an auto burglar has struck during the day in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park. Wednesday, 5:48 PM | 5 comments

Trial date set for lawsuit by driver who struck horse on I-280
A jury trial is set for April 27 on a lawsuit brought by a Menlo Park physician seriously injured in December 2012 when her car struck an injured horse lying in an I-280 traffic lane in the early morning darkness. The remaining defendant is San Mateo County. Webb Ranch and Stanford University have settled. Thursday, 9:20 AM

Caltrain's bike bump form now available online
People with bicycles who are bumped off Caltrain due to overcrowding issues can now make reports online. Thursday, 2:38 PM

Residents learn how to survive after an earthquake
Scientists say a big earthquake is inevitable in the Bay Area. Atherton residents learned how to prepare for an emergency at a "Get Ready Atherton" event and the lessons they learned can help all communities. Thursday, 7:29 AM

Woodside council nixes moratorium on 'super basements'
The Woodside Town Council chose not to adopt a moratorium Tuesday on super-sized basements while the town updates basement regulations that date to the 1980s. Wednesday, 11:55 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Burmeister tagged for assistant superintendent
Hillview Middle School principal Erik Burmeister will become the Menlo Park City School District's assistant superintendent next fall, if a proposal made by district Superintendent Maurice Ghysels on April 14 gets final school board approval. Thursday, 2:58 PM | 13 comments

Woodside volunteer 'Nancy' Gonzalez dies at 84
Mary Catherine "Nancy" Gonzalez, a Woodside resident instrumental in organizing town cleanup days, died March 27 in Burlingame after a short illness. She was 84. Thursday, 7:58 AM

Police calls: Sleeping driver takes out 44 feet of fence

Big building projects at Woodside School, Library

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside

Menlo Park: One cart, 17 bottles of booze and three arrests

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