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Linden Avenue in Atherton closed due to fallen tree

Linden Avenue in Atherton is closed at Elm Place in the Lindenwood neighborhood of Atherton by a fallen tree, town officials...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 1076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district will remove oak on new school site

A very large, very old oak tree on the new Upper Laurel School site that some people had asked the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Aug 27, 2015 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 206 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bobcat visits a Portola Valley home

It was about 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, when Ron Johnson of the Alpine Hills neighborhood, in his hand a single-lens reflex...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Ann, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:10 pm | 2 comments | 2553 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Atherton weighs Menlo School expansion plans

Whether the town should give Menlo School a height variance for a third-floor addition at the rear of the school's most historic...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Menlo neighbor, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 1399 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: On Caltrain's 'downward path' with high-speed rail

A look at history reveals the downward path which Caltrain is now headed since its involvement with the California high-speed...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm | 51 comments | 2215 Views

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SMC Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez vs. San Mateo County

Filed this week. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION,...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Aug 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 12 comments | 343 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eastbound Marsh Road to be closed Wednesday, 9-3 for fence repair

The eastbound lane of Marsh Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 26 to repair the fence between the road...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Westside Trucker, on Aug 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 1064 Views

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Menlo Park: Pilot program to make city parks herbicide-free OK'd by council

The Menlo Park City Council unanimous adopted revisions to the city's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy last night,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marjorie Z, on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 2 comments | 865 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire on roof of Woodside Bakery extinguished by alert employees

Quick action on the part of employees at the Woodside Tennis Shop and the office of Dave Tanner's home design and remodeling...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Downtowner, on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 3 comments | 3134 Views

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Portola Valley: Town manager resigns after three years

The Portola Valley Town Council accepted the "involuntary resignation" of Town Manager Nick Pegueros last night (Wednesday,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:11 am | 19 comments | 4935 Views

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Tonight: Can Menlo Park afford to make city parks herbicide-free?

In response to community concerns about the use of the herbicide Roundup Pro Max in city parks, the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by MP_guy, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm | 3 comments | 1216 Views

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Tuesday: Packed agenda for Menlo Park City Council

The Menlo Park City Council's Aug. 25 agenda is scheduled to include: the El Camino Corridor report, the city's pesticide...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Kayleen Seiter, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 5 comments | 1506 Views

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Understanding the world through science

Humans like to think about the past as a simpler time, and when viewed through the lens of scientific progress, that kind...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Nina, on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 2155 Views

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San Mateo County has lowest unemployment rate in state

San Mateo County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 3.7 percent, according to July [http://www.edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/pdf/urate201508.pdf...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:22 am | 2 comments | 998 Views

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Saturday: Hundreds expected at Tour de Menlo bicycle ride

If you are out early on Saturday, Aug. 22, watch out for cyclists who will be setting out from Menlo-Atherton High School...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Aug 22, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 5 comments | 1187 Views

MENLO PARK

Feature story: Burgers and brews among friends at the Dutch Goose

Scott Davis pored over a newspaper while nursing a golden ale as a bright afternoon sun peeked into the patio of one of the...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 21 comments | 3040 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Highway 84 closed in Woodside

Live power lines are down in the 1400 block of La Honda Road (state Highway 84) in Woodside, and eastbound and westbound...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 22, 2015 at 9:28 am | 3 comments | 885 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs downtown housing-commercial complex

Menlo Park's Planning Commission has approved the first mixed housing and commercial project under the downtown-El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by lost retail, on Aug 21, 2015 at 5:43 pm | 30 comments | 3930 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board member opposes proposed contract

It's been seven years since Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters have worked under a contract. If district governing...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 21, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 30 comments | 2364 Views

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Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Knoerle is moving, but not retiring

Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Knoerle is leaving Menlo Park, where she's lived in Sharon Heights since 1961, but she not...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Edith, on Aug 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 2434 Views
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