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AROUND TOWN

Caltrain crossings down again this morning

At 830 am the caltrain crossing borders were down malfunctioning at several crossing around the Menlo Park train station....

Original post made by Menlo oldtimer on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Doomed, on Apr 5, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 6 comments | 243 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission studies El Camino Real options

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will hold a study session tonight (March 23) to evaluate how to improve El Camino Real,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Apr 4, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 35 comments | 2448 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside survey shows: Most cyclists stop for stop signs

California law requires bicyclists to stop at stop signs, but many bicyclists regularly and blatantly ignore this rule of...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Norman, on Apr 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 31 comments | 3184 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Facebook opens west campus

It's no longer "the Gehry building" -- Facebook's newest Menlo Park office has been dubbed "MPK20" as employees start moving...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Willows Neighbor, on Apr 3, 2015 at 9:52 pm | 9 comments | 3859 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water board tells Stanford it supports removing Searsville Dam

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Stanford University it supports removing Searsville Dam...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 2839 Views

ATHERTON

No fooling: Atherton rental available at only $50,000 a month

Looking for a Midpeninsula rental? There's a nice seven bedroom, 9.5 bath home coming up in Atherton. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Mac, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:22 am | 6 comments | 2892 Views

MENLO PARK

Community Forum/Office Hours Announcement

Community Forum/Office Hours Announcement On Sunday April 12th, I will be holding office hours and a community forum to...

Original post made by Ray Mueller on Apr. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 130 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

One of Woodside's favorite sons is getting married

Tyler MacNiven, former star of "The Amazing Race," whose parents Margaret and Jamis own Buck's Restaurant in Woodside, is...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 3, 2015 at 7:03 am | 1 comment | 1748 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Two attack, rob woman sitting in car

Two people attacked a woman sitting in her car on Market Place during the early evening of Wednesday, April 1, according...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Wondering, on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 2607 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Hands-on learning

It's an old dividing line, jobs in the trades that require hand skills with a variety of tools versus jobs that rely mainly...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Dr. Vera Jacobson-Lundeberg, on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 1872 Views

ATHERTON

Chowchilla kidnapper, a former Atherton resident, found fit for parole

One of three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 was found fit for parole Wednesday by a two-member...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by afluenza, on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:54 am | 1 comment | 1816 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Crowdfunding tries to save Nak's market

A crowdfunding campaign has kicked off to rescue Nak's Oriental Market in Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/04/01/menlo-park-crowdfunding-tr...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by save a gem, on Apr 2, 2015 at 8:49 am | 4 comments | 1691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury rejects Ellen Pao's claim of gender bias by Kleiner Perkins

After two full days of deliberation following an almost month-long trial, a jury on Friday found in favor of venture capital...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by War on Women, on Apr 2, 2015 at 8:48 am | 28 comments | 3059 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Open space district acquires 79 acres

Already rich in open space, the town of Portola Valley is richer still with the gift Tuesday (Nov. 15) to the Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by J.Booth, on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm | 17 comments | 4858 Views

MENLO PARK

Governor orders mandatory reduction in water-use

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by acomfort, on Apr 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 11 comments | 1778 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Filoli executive talks about moving past recent turmoil

Filoli's beleaguered executive director, Cynthia D'Agosta, who had refused to speak to the Almanac since Feb. 15, sat down...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 1, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 33 comments | 5302 Views

ATHERTON

What should Atherton do with millions in excess library funds?

Atherton property owners pay a library tax that generates about $1 million a year more than is needed to operate the Atherton...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Duh?, on Apr 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 3 comments | 574 Views

AROUND TOWN

Month of the Young Child

Atherton Library and the San Mateo County Library are hosting special programs for Month of the Young Child in April. Thursday,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Apr. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 119 Views

MENLO PARK

Local Martial Arts Instructor Rises To The Rank Of Master!

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Kuk Sool Won™ of Menlo Park, the Premier Martial Arts and Character Development Academy on the Mid-Peninsula...

Original post made by Richard Quintana on Apr. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 163 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ballast rock update expected by Friday

After holding a meeting with an estimated 45 Belle Haven residents concerned about the dusty piles of ballast rock stored...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jason L. Tulock, on Apr 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 1484 Views
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