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MENLO PARK

Despite surplus, Menlo Park fire district OKs revenue-raising measures

On the same night that the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District heard that it is expected to end the...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Can Read, 22 minutes ago | 5 comments | 944 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure X to keep schools thriving

The Menlo Park City School District community is appealing to voters once again to support a parcel tax, 10 months after...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by John, 1 hour ago | 47 comments | 2417 Views

MENLO PARK

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits is closing its doors in Menlo Park

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a local institution which has been owned and operated by the Beltramo family in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Pam, 5 hours ago | 37 comments | 17478 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: People of color speak up about personal impact of police stops

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by East Palo Alto Resident, 6 hours ago | 21 comments | 6451 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council votes to take no action on ethics investigation

Before an audience of six or seven Woodside residents on Feb. 14, the Town Council put its equivalent of an "Investigation...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 165 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: 'Clean energy' program the right choice for local towns

All towns and cities in the county are being asked to participate in what Supervisor Dave Pine calls "the biggest single...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Rob, 9 hours ago | 4 comments | 2370 Views

OTHER TOPICS

David Frum: The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton; "I appreciate that Donald Trump is too slovenly and incompetent to qualify as a true dictator"

"To vote for Trump as a protest against Clinton’s faults would be like amputating a leg because of a sliver in the toe;...

Original post made by MacArthur on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 12 hours ago | 41 comments | 904 Views

MENLO PARK

DA: No charges against Menlo Park man arrested on suspicion of rape, robbery

No charges will be filed against a Menlo Park man who was arrested Feb. 16 on suspicion of rape and robbery of a woman in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 12 hours ago | 4 comments | 1033 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: E. Gary Smith sentencing postponed again

For the fifth time, the sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith, former owner of Menalto Cleaners in the Willows area of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Jo mclean, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 1502 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Woodside council ducks ethics issue, despite code's mandate

The town of Woodside says it spent nearly $27,500 on an ethics-related investigation of one of its longtime volunteers, an...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 826 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Most Conservative Paper: Dallas Morning News Endorses Dem Candidate For First Time Since WWII

Ultra conservative newspaper rejects Trump as "hostile to conservatism" & "Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this...

Original post made by Conservatives are Revolting on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Brookings, 15 hours ago | 21 comments | 580 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police encounters: 'Am I free to leave?'

What are your rights when you are stopped by a police officer? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/02/21/police-encounters-am-i-free-to-leave...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:01 am | 8 comments | 1532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm | 46 comments | 4792 Views

MENLO PARK

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of a recent federal immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials are reviewing programs to...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 1432 Views

ATHERTON

Jan Chandler: Verdict over Atherton crosswalk fatality doesn't bring Chris back

Chris Chandler never got to meet his first granddaughter. He wasn't there to walk his oldest daughter down the aisle at her...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by S Fuchter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 1 comment | 4842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Services held for Aisea Mataele, 14, M-A freshman

Services were held Dec. 28 for Aisea Mataele, 14, a freshman at Menlo-Atherton High School, who died Dec. 20 at Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Maia Waissar, on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm | 2 comments | 2389 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Race-based assault of nanny reported on Santa Cruz Avenue

A Hispanic woman in her 60s employed as a nanny was pushing a 7-month-old baby in a stroller on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by I didn't know that, on Feb 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm | 44 comments | 7219 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Atherton Golfers: How much golf does it take to impede your work productivity?

Folks said that Obama golfed too much. Trump has golfed 6 times in his first month in office. Add in the required naps for...

Original post made by Home Course on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by @Jack Hickey, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments | 116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Another sentencing delay for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

The long-awaited sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed, again, until 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 2806 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student enrollment at Woodside High not growing as predicted

A 2013 study anticipated enrollment growth of 19 percent at Woodside High School by 2020, with the first signs expected in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by alexafrisbie, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 39 comments | 3655 Views
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