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MENLO PARK

Traffic alert: Major water main replacement project in Menlo Park

The California Water Service company will soon begin a several-months-long project to replace 3,875 feet of water main on...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Katherine Arthurs, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm | 7 comments | 3207 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, on Dec 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 1310 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, on Dec 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 1 comment | 612 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, on Dec 2, 2016 at 11:49 am | 8 comments | 5122 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. 3495 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, on Dec 1, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 2 comments | 378 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, on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:39 pm | 43 comments | 2880 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 | 497 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 | 5654 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 | 2104 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 | 1706 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 | 274 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 | 344 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 | 138 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 | 1921 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park council could act on general plan update

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) The Menlo Park City Council will continue its public hearing...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by PX, on Nov 29, 2016 at 9:12 pm | 1 comment | 1170 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Menlo Park general plan update promising, but not ready for adoption

The Menlo Park City Council is poised to approve zoning changes to the portion of the general plan governing the city's M-2...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Nov 29, 2016 at 7:15 pm | 5 comments | 1347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MPCSD Opinion Survey

Just arrived in an unmarked envelope. No return address. Nothing indicating its purpose. Would have assumed it was junk...

Original post made by Menlo Voter. on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm | 4 comments | 410 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district answers questions from new board member

Here are the responses to a series of questions posed by incoming Menlo Park City School District board member Caroline Lucas...

Original post made by Barbara Wood on Nov. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board ponders budget, parcel tax choices

Members of the governing board of the Menlo Park City School District continue to struggle with how to balance the district's...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 36 comments | 3759 Views
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