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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 Apple, 17 minutes ago | 41 comments | 4379 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 Cayo, 29 minutes ago | 9 comments | 3163 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 Conservatives are Revolting, 1 hour ago | 20 comments | 559 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 Afraid of ASRB, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 300 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, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 4822 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, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 2367 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 My answer, 16 hours ago | 6 comments | 1140 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, 20 hours ago | 44 comments | 7182 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, 22 hours ago | 2 comments | 101 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, 22 hours ago | 5 comments | 2778 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, 22 hours ago | 39 comments | 3633 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Continue the legacy of supporting our local schools by supporting parcel tax

It's fair to say there is a bit more vigor in political discourse on the San Francisco Peninsula these days. Regardless of...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Interested, 23 hours ago | 39 comments | 1513 Views

ATHERTON

Will Noah's Ark pass by the police gym and cafe?

As I write this, Isabella, Almendral, and Selby Lane entrances off El Camino are all completely flooded. Why is the town...

Original post made by Confused on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Clarity, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 110 Views

MENLO PARK

Weeklong series of rain storms for the Bay Area

Rain is forecast for the next six or seven days in the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas, bringing with it the chance...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by hay, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:02 am | 3 comments | 670 Views

MOVIES

Police, FBI raid Menlo Park home

Police from Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, in the company of an FBI SWAT team, conducted a search of an occupied home in...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm | 3 comments | 491 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Drilling begins on emergency water well

Drilling around the clock began Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the Menlo Park Municipal Water District's first emergency well, according...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm | 1 comment | 1343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district starts process to lay off 30 teachers

The Menlo Park City School District's governing board has approved starting the process for laying off the equivalent of...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm | 17 comments | 3387 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 Trump across a futon, on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:50 am | 38 comments | 862 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park voters grapple with Donald Trump's election

Eighty-seven percent of Menlo Park's voters picked a candidate other than the country's president-elect, Donald Trump. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Homeland security, on Feb 19, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 106 comments | 3999 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fire district gets big slice of property taxes

This is the second in a series of stories on the budget and financing of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which covers...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm | 68 comments | 1592 Views
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