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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park pays up for downtown street cafes

As soon as July, 12 downtown parking spots in front of six restaurants and one furniture store are planned to be converted...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by really?, 5 hours ago | 21 comments | 2100 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Vote 'yes' on Measure AA, Bay restoration parcel tax

The nine-county, $12-per-parcel tax to fund the restoration of San Francisco Bay shorelines to functioning tidal marshes...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Barry, 9 hours ago | 20 comments | 981 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Fatigued council debates dog park, again

Fatigue appeared to weigh on City Council members Tuesday as they heard a presentation by city staff, asking for advice...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Samia, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 712 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Judge rules against restaurateur Russell Deutsch in tax-evasion case

A San Mateo County judge on May 26 denied a motion by attorneys defending Portola Valley resident and restaurateur Russell...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 10 hours ago | 6 comments | 1025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recent home sales: Atherton, 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 May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Chris, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 242 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Another decade, another grade-separation study

For years, the question of "grade separations" – separating a roadway from the rail line it crosses by using a bridge...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 11 hours ago | 25 comments | 1691 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo Park council members Mueller and Carlton to run for re-election

Menlo Park City Council members Ray Mueller and Catherine Carlton have confirmed with the Almanac that they plan to run...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by Facts, 12 hours ago | 7 comments | 1562 Views

MENLO PARK

Environmental report released on Facebook's expansion plans

An environmental review says that Facebook's plan to build three 75-foot-tall buildings, adding 962,400 square feet at two...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by 70s gal, 13 hours ago | 2 comments | 208 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump refuses to release taxes to you, demands VP release their taxes to him

In the height of arrogance and hypocrisy, Donald Trump refuses to release his tax information to American voters, but demands...

Original post made by Trump\'s Tax Cut Man on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Trump's Tax Cut Man, 16 hours ago | 7 comments | 214 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park tonight: Learn how the city budget works

Are you curious about how finances work in the city of Menlo Park? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/05/25/menlo-park-tonight-learn-how-the-city-budget-...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Plubius, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 468 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park may OK new 'mini-park' spaces downtown

The Menlo Park City Council could vote Tuesday, May 24, to move forward with plans to create street cafe spaces on Santa...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm | 19 comments | 2201 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Washington Post Excoriates Hillary

The WAPO has skewered Hillary for her willful disregard for the rules. This woman truly believes she is better than anyone...

Original post made by Feel the Bern on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 8 comments | 135 Views

MENLO PARK

'Menlo Summerfest' is Menlo Park's 'new' downtown festival

Menlo Park's summer festival just got a lot more lively – at least in name. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/news/2016/05/25/menlo-summerfest-is-menlo-parks-ne...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 4 comments | 1396 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Election: Measure AA would raise $500M to restore marshes

Advocates for wetlands along the shores of the nine Bay Area counties are asking voters to approve Measure AA, a $12 annual...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Out of Control, on May 26, 2016 at 9:52 am | 18 comments | 2208 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Council addresses aircraft noise, considers increase to house sizes

Woodside Town Council members considered how to effectively complain about noise from commercial aircraft flying over the...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by NearSandHill, on May 26, 2016 at 9:06 am | 5 comments | 758 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: School districts should reconsider policies on parcel-tax exemption process for seniors

Deadlines are approaching for seniors to apply for exemptions from school parcel taxes, yet many school districts remain...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on May 25, 2016 at 9:39 pm | 2 comments | 192 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Greenheart project complies with the rules; let's get on with it

As I read the guest opinion in the May 4 Almanac criticizing the proposed Greenheart project on El Camino Real, I felt like...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Joy, on May 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm | 65 comments | 2665 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley may go with 100% renewable sources for electricity

Portola Valley's Town Council will consider a venture that would reset every household's electricity supplier at a baseline...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by David B, on May 24, 2016 at 9:45 pm | 1 comment | 647 Views

MENLO PARK

Political committees pump cash into Assembly campaigns

With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Destinee, on May 24, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 1324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Steamer, on May 24, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 913 Views
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