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The Downtown Plan is a Fiasco Financially; Measure M Will Help
Critics of Menlo Park’s Measure M are able to find fault with it because it has taken on a near-impossible task: repairing... Last comment 10 hours ago | 52 comments

Will voters weigh in on future of Sequoia Healthcare District?
One race in the Nov. 4 election has the potential to correct what some see as a miscarriage of the democratic process. But... Last comment 21 minutes ago | 19 comments

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"Diaper Derby"
Addison Servatius, 8 months old, left, and Tyler Witlin, 9 months old, compete in the diaper derby, held during the Menlo Park downtown block party on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.) Submitted by Michelle Le on Jun 23, 2013

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Menlo police seek 3 suspects in attempted sexual assault
Three men confronted a woman early today and attempted to pull her clothes off as she carried trash to a dumpster enclosure behind businesses in the 100 block of El Camino Real in Menlo Park, police reported. Thursday, 9:39 AM

Menlo Park council approves specific plan changes
Menlo Park now allows less medical office space within the boundaries of the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, following a unanimous vote by the City Council on Oct. 30. Thursday, 9:57 AM

Menlo Park resident arrested for alleged graffiti vandalism
An 18-year-old Menlo Park resident has been arrested for allegedly spray-painting graffiti on public and private property along U.S. 101 from San Francisco all the way down to Santa Clara counties, according to police. Thursday, 11:08 AM

Will voters weigh in on future of Sequoia Healthcare District?
One race in the Nov. 4 election has the potential to correct what some see as a miscarriage of the democratic process. But a correction would likely jeopardize grants for local healthcare-related activities, including food banks, drug-and-alcohol abuse programs, school nurse programs and K-5 physical fitness programs. Thursday, 8:38 AM

Menlo Park: Keith raises $20,274 for council campaign
As befits a small city election, Menlo Park council candidate campaigns are weighed in thousands of dollars, rather than hundreds of thousands. This holds true for the latest batch of campaign finance reports. Thursday, 8:37 AM

Atherton Police offer Halloween safety tips, free glow necklaces
The Atherton Police Department will give out free glow necklaces to children and their parents on and before Halloween, starting Oct. 30. Thursday, 10:18 AM

Police calls: Man doesn't have the goods, so robber walks off
Crime and accident reports from Menlo Park. Wednesday, 4:49 PM

Residents have growing concerns over commuter planes
Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation -- A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel." Some residents in Menlo Park, Redwood City and Atherton say it sums up their experience with the commuter airline's turbo-propeller planes. Wednesday, 5:24 PM | 7 comments

Voter Guide 2014
Links to Voter Guide stories in the Almanac for the Nov. 4 election.
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Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise
Angry local residents say the Midpeninsula's skies are turning into an aeronautic superhighway and that federal levels for acceptable noise, which date to the 1970s, are obsolete and need to be updated -- pronto. Wednesday, 5:19 PM | 3 comments

Human Services director 'horrified' by allegations against social worker
The director of the San Mateo County Human Services Agency said Wednesday she is "horrified" by allegations that one of her employees was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 16-year-old girl he was supposed to help. Wednesday, 1:32 PM | 2 comments

Will there be a soft scuttling from above as little ones visit this creepy corner at Princeton Road and Cambridge Avenue in Menlo Park on Halloween night? Wednesday, 4:46 PM

Man arrested in stabbing death at Courthouse Square
Police arrested a San Carlos man on suspicion of a fatal stabbing in downtown Redwood City on Tuesday night. Wednesday, 1:23 PM

Almanac endorsement: Menlo Park City Council race
With six candidates running for three seats, we believe that the incumbents are the best choices in the Menlo Park City Council race. Wednesday, 7:51 AM | 1 comments

New law establishes veterans' program
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill providing veterans with increased access to home-based assisted living care. Authored by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, the bill creates a three-year medical foster home pilot program, which provides veterans the option to choose to live and receive care in a private home. Wednesday, 4:43 PM

Editorial: Money and politics in Menlo Park
The unseemly role of money in politics at the state and national levels has a local counterpart these days. Rather sizable amounts are being spent for and against Menlo Park's Measure M, which aims to reduce the scale of office complexes allowed on El Camino Real. Wednesday, 10:52 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Measure M fundraising, spending pick up
The latest batch of campaign finance reports show big spending on both sides of the Measure M debate. Tuesday, 10:32 AM | 30 comments

College bond measure: Big donors boost 'Yes on H' coffers
The campaign for Measure H, a bond measure in the Nov. 4 election that would pay for more modernizing of the county's three community college campuses, received $116,500 in campaign contributions in October, including $95,000 from three donors. Tuesday, 11:15 AM

School board examines law governing charter schools
An attorney led a study session Monday night for the board of the Menlo Park City School District about the details of charter school law that will govern its Nov. 12 decision on a proposed Mandarin immersion charter school in the district. Tuesday, 10:52 AM | 1 comments

Not much spending in open space race
The two candidates for the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District board's Ward 6 have each spent very little on their race; although challenger Brandon Lewke says he was told by Republican Party officials to not report their phone bank donations in his behalf until after the election. Wednesday, 7:46 AM

Government officials attempt to influence aircraft regulations

College bond measure faces a new kind of opponent

Rose Hau still top Atherton council fundraiser

Five indicted in bid-rigging scheme at foreclosure auctions

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