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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Two displaced after bacon fire causes $80K damage

A one-alarm kitchen fire Wednesday afternoon displaced two Menlo Park residents and caused $80,000 of damage to their apartment,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by whatever, 5 hours ago | 10 comments | 1569 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 no more taxes, 7 hours ago | 69 comments | 3110 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown bike route approved

The start of new bike lanes and the end of some street parking is ahead for downtown Menlo Park. A concept plan laying out...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anonymouse, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 622 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Recent home sales: Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Lianne, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 1301 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park business: Pop-up shop sells handcrafted goods

A pop-up store selling handcrafted goods, mostly from Southeast Asia, will open for three days (Thursday through Saturday,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Parker B, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 1167 Views

MENLO PARK

Correction: No loss of potential affordable housing due to Facebook rezoning

The Almanac inaccurately reported, in a Dec. 6 online story and in the Dec. 7 print edition, that a rezoning of Facebook's...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Scott H., on Dec 7, 2016 at 8:48 pm | 3 comments | 878 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Gas leak ignites and melts water main in Sharon Heights

A break in a small gas line that burned a hole in a large water main led first to shooting flames and then to jets of water...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm | 3 comments | 1418 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters will see parcel tax measure in Menlo Park school district

A ballot measure asking Menlo Park City School District voters to approve a $360 annual parcel tax that would expire after...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Dec 7, 2016 at 8:27 am | 8 comments | 1967 Views

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 Peter Carpenter, on Dec 6, 2016 at 8:11 pm | 50 comments | 3270 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Study finds Caltrain violates quiet zone

Atherton now has documented something many had suspected -- Caltrain is regularly violating the town's six-month-old quiet...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Kevin, on Dec 6, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 5 comments | 1935 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump Foundation admits Self-Dealing to IRS; Clinton Foundation retains 4 star rating

Not that it matters to hypocrites. After admitting Trump University was a fraudulent scam, the Trumps said they would...

Original post made by Mackinaw on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Joliet Jake, on Dec 6, 2016 at 6:26 pm | 19 comments | 435 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Laurel third-grader is state chess champ

Laurel School third-grader Shawnak Shivakumar is the new third-grade California state champion chess player. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Amit, on Dec 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 2476 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: County holds Menlo Park meeting on major changes to Flood Park

The public will have an opportunity Tuesday (Dec. 6) to comment on major changes planned for the 21-acre Flood Park, located...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Dogs?, on Dec 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1164 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: General plan change impacts affordable housing

In the months leading up to adoption of an updated general plan, a switch was made that may have an impact on Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
There are no comments yet. 83 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Facebook housing displacement fund announced after months of negotiations

Facebook's public commitment to give $20 million over five years to stem the displacement of local residents around its headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by John RxB, on Dec 5, 2016 at 7:26 pm | 2 comments | 3074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monday: Parcel tax vote for Menlo Park school board

The public's last chance to weigh in on the details of a parcel tax measure that the Menlo Park City School District's governing...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 5, 2016 at 6:36 pm | 2 comments | 1337 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Support Meals on Wheels recipients by buying a Subaru

PVI Meals on Wheels is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member...

Original post made by Barbara Kalt on Dec. 5, 2016
There are no comments yet. 60 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Menlo Park district school board set to decide on parcel tax

The public's last chance to weigh in on the details of a parcel tax measure that the Menlo Park City School District's governing...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 5 comments | 818 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook housing displacement fund announced after months of negotiations

Facebook's public commitment to give $20 million over five years to stem the displacement of local residents around its headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Thanks RTP,, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:20 pm | 6 comments | 566 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 working relationship, on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm | 28 comments | 4147 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,413 views