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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year

The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by pearl, 1 minute ago | 13 comments | 1381 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs significant changes in city's general plan for development

A set of policies for what can get built in Menlo Park between now and the year 2040 was approved 4-1 late Tuesday night...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Idea, 1 hour ago | 25 comments | 3232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel tax measure in Menlo Park City School District moves toward board approval

As two members of the Menlo Park City School District's governing board finished up their terms Wednesday night, Nov. 30,...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by MPCSD Parent2, 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 1316 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park resident aims to slow down the caffeine scene

If waiting impatiently in line for Starbucks, Philz or Peet's for your caffeine dose isn't your, well, cup of tea, a new...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Nikki Stitt Sokol, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 1230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise Pope recently...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Ex Menlo Park parent, 5 hours ago | 8 comments | 2964 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton is hosting a girls wrestling tournament

Folashade Akinola and Abby Erickson followed Menlo-Atherton High senior Chelsea Wilson into the wrestling room and helped...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Menlo, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 175 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Former dry cleaner faces prison term for defrauding customers

Edwin Gary Smith, the former owner of Menalto Dry Cleaners in Menlo Park, pleaded no contest on July 8 to eight felonies:...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Renee Batti, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 4864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park aerospace engineer named county's poet laureate

Aerospace engineer, private pilot and Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg has been named the new poet laureate of San Mateo...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3260 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: Raising expectations through education

<I>Story by Elizabeth Weal, founder and executive director, Sequoia Adult School Scholars. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2016/11/16/holiday-fund-r...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Ruth Sherer, 21 hours ago | 2 comments | 138 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park district school board meets again on parcel tax

A discussion about the details of a parcel tax that could be put on the March 7, 2017 ballot is the sole topic of a special...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, 22 hours ago | 43 comments | 2272 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: We must work together to solve county's housing crisis

Most residents of San Mateo County who are not policymakers see only a part of the impact of the housing crisis. You might...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Arrgghhhh !!!!, on Dec 1, 2016 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 299 Views

MENLO PARK

Locals seeking ways to protect vulnerable groups before Trump takes office

Before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, some people in Menlo Park are trying to cement protections for...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by pogo, on Dec 1, 2016 at 2:56 pm | 55 comments | 4787 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: New baker for farmers' market knows art, science of bread-making

In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Kim, on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 1244 Views

MENLO PARK

Trump aide Manafort implicated in pro-Russian protests against US troops

Pelting US Marines with rocks? Trump's personal judgement is so flawed - just this example disqualifies him from even running...

Original post made by Conservative American Home on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Meeting rooms, on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:40 am | 4 comments | 173 Views

MENLO PARK

San Mateo County enhances protection for 'significant' trees

San Mateo County has beefed up its tree protection regulations after residents of Menlo Oaks, in unincorporated Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Judy Horst, on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:11 am | 6 comments | 1111 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: More work needed on Menlo Park general plan before approval

At the outset, let us say collectively that we believe there are many positive attributes contained in the proposed general...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by gridlock ahead, on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:03 am | 22 comments | 1773 Views

AROUND TOWN

Apropos of sourdough

In a tiny village in central France where Fiona Strouts' parents now live, the arrival of the baker and his cargo of homemade...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by maryannd, on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:01 am | 1 comment | 89 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump on Rigged Election: millions of people voted illegally!

MILLIONS VOTED ILLEGALLY!!!!! Sounds like Trump should be in favor of recounts! * Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump...

Original post made by breaking news - election RIGGED! on Nov. 27, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:19 am | 6 comments | 180 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Your perspective on the claims of a Trump landslide?

13% of MP voted for Trump, 87% against. Yet we see so many Trump supporters in the various threads in our Almanac Town Square....

Original post made by St Bernard on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:12 am | 1 comment | 64 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Oak Grove Avenue fire station bites the dust

The demolition of the fire station at 700 Oak Grove Ave. in downtown Menlo Park on Monday, Nov. 28, was a necessary step...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm | 1 comment | 1450 Views
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