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Redwood City's Fox Theatre sold to Atherton businessman

Peter Pau of Atherton, principal and founder of Menlo Park's Sand Hill Properties, has purchased Redwood City's Fox Theatre,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Change Commerical Real Estate laws, 5 minutes ago | 5 comments | 4462 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Michael goodwin takes the New York Times to the Woodshed

This is one of the better articles on the New York Times embarrassing cheer leading for the Obama Administration. Its obsequious...

Original post made by Gray Lady Down on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by 9 lives, 42 minutes ago | 99 comments | 24896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Woodside council faces decision on architectural review board seat

One seat is open on Woodside's Architectural and Site Review Board and the Town Council on Tuesday (Feb. 28) is set to consider...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by pogo, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 1006 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Policing, traffic and development on Menlo Park council's agenda

The Menlo Park City Council has a packed agenda for its meeting tonight (Tuesday, Feb.28). Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/02/28/tonight-policing-tr...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by FB police, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 649 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Surveillance video catches 30-second burglary

This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Brian, 14 hours ago | 11 comments | 1746 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to all Menlo/Athertonian/Woodsider/PV-ites on their contributions to Trump's 30 day defeat of ISIS

"I have a plan, a very secret plan, to defeat ISIS in 30 days" Day 31 - he could not have done it without all our work,...

Original post made by New Deal Home on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 148 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

Our local libertarian with the quest to use vouchers to hinder public education will not share the results of a CONSERVATIVE...

Original post made by Mack on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by @North Beach, 15 hours ago | 24 comments | 358 Views

FICTION

Caltrain gets 3-month extension for electrification project

Caltrain has successfully negotiated an extension of the deadline for contractors to begin construction on a massive electrification...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Gravy Train, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 605 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Residents petition council to halt pig scrambles

Woodside residents and others opposed to the annual kids-chasing-pigs event at the July Fourth Junior Rodeo put on by the...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by Melodie, 20 hours ago | 18 comments | 1080 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford submits updated plans for 500 El Camino Real development in Menlo Park

Stanford told the Almanac it plans to submit updated plans for its 8.4-acre "Middle Plaza" development at 500 El Camino...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Where have you been?, 20 hours ago | 8 comments | 2940 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 Sue Dremann, 20 hours ago | 4 comments | 2234 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district considers revenue-raising measures

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

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 74 Views

MENLO PARK

Officials: Rumors of local ICE sightings, arrests are false

Rumors of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent sightings that spread in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park over...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Tricia Barr, on Feb 28, 2017 at 7:54 am | 1 comment | 656 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax election: Backers raise more than $80K for campaign

Backers of the March 7 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District had reported raising more than $80,000 by...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 27, 2017 at 4:58 pm | 30 comments | 3725 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Burglar breaks into and ransacks home

A burglar or burglars forced open a kitchen door and ransacked a home on Santa Maria Avenue in Portola Valley on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by tiburonmike, on Feb 27, 2017 at 4:43 pm | 2 comments | 2414 Views

WOODSIDE

Armed man robs Woodside branch of Chase Bank

Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Woodside branch of Chase Bank while brandishing a handgun and...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Runny Mead, on Feb 26, 2017 at 11:58 pm | 5 comments | 4047 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 Sabocat, on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:20 pm | 24 comments | 7507 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite surplus, Menlo Park fire district considers 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 Peter Carpenter, on Feb 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm | 7 comments | 1851 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 Peter Carpenter, on Feb 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm | 67 comments | 2901 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memory-impaired man found in Menlo Park reunited with family

A man who was found wandering in Menlo Park near Santa Cruz Avenue at San Mateo Drive on Feb. 18 who did not know where...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by been there, on Feb 26, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 7109 Views
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