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Property tax assessments to rise about 1.5 percent

San Mateo County property taxpayers should receive some welcome news with their 2016 tax bill. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Samuel S, on Dec 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 13 comments | 2922 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park, Stanford medical facilities penalized over patient safety

Stanford Health Care and Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Menlo Park Surgical Hospital will see their Medicare reimbursements...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2015
Last comment by hope for the future, on Dec 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 8 comments | 3973 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tarlton Properties to match up to $20K in donations to Belle Haven Bikes

Last year, John Tarlton, a self-proclaimed "bike nut," participated in the 3,000-mile "Bike Across America" cross-country...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2015
Last comment by Great job, on Dec 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm | 3 comments | 2645 Views

MENLO PARK

Making Menlo Park 'healthiest possible place to raise a child'

Menlo Park Councilman Ray Mueller says he wants to make Menlo Park the "healthiest possible place to raise a child." Read...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Disgusted, on Dec 17, 2015 at 10:27 am | 25 comments | 3382 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Improving education outcomes: Local partnership aims for more Google Challenge dollars

The Big Lift, a large-scale partnership between San Mateo County and more than 200 private, public, and nonprofit agencies,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1490 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside mayor steps down after one term

Woodside mayor Tom Shanahan is leaving the Town Council after one four-year term. Leaving with him will be his uncommon skill...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2015
Last comment by James Hansen, on Dec 16, 2015 at 8:46 pm | 4 comments | 2060 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside mayor steps down after one term

Woodside mayor steps down after one term Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2015/12/09/woodside-mayor-stepsdown-after-one-termbug-woodside...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2015
Last comment by FruitBat, on Dec 16, 2015 at 5:39 pm | 6 comments | 855 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Train horns, civic center design on Atherton council agenda

Atherton City Council members may soon no longer have to compete with train horns to be heard at meetings. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Jeremy, on Dec 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 3 comments | 2386 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Milica Boghunovich, on Dec 16, 2015 at 9:10 am | 18 comments | 4481 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Jane Wilson appointed to architectural commission

Jane Wilson, a resident of Portola Valley for nearly 12 years and a native of Great Britain, is the newest member of the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by InTheKnow, on Dec 15, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 1596 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Council, staff to review downtown plan changes

The Menlo Park City Council will continue its discussion and provide staff direction on changes it wants to make in the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by menlo resident, on Dec 15, 2015 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 1320 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Farewell Su Hong, hello Yum Cha Palace

Jason Kwan's forthcoming Menlo Park restaurant, Yum Cha Palace, will be somewhat of a departure from the Su Hong sit-down...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by People, on Dec 15, 2015 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 4306 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Financial report shows county has robust economy, healthy budget

San Mateo County has released its annual financial report for 2014-15, showing the county has the lowest unemployment rate...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Stats, on Dec 14, 2015 at 11:26 am | 5 comments | 1821 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Weapons brandished along El Camino Real in two incidents, police say

Two separate disputes along El Camino Real in Menlo Park led to weapons being brandished: in one case a pistol, and in the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 26 comments | 3555 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's new mayor has his hands full

The new mayor of Menlo Park says the city is at a unique moment, when community processes, such as the city's general plan...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 575 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, Menlo Park

Crime reports from Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera and Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Piney, on Dec 13, 2015 at 11:21 am | 3 comments | 3449 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park has $14 million in its affordable housing fund

Menlo Park has more than $14.1 million set aside to spend on below-market-rate (BMR) housing, according to the city's annual...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Dec 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 7 comments | 2427 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside councilman Tom Shanahan ready to ask 'Why?'

The Woodside Town Council is a skeptical crew, but with the election in November of investment banker and former private-sector...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2012
Last comment by Patricia, on Dec 12, 2015 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 2577 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook expands office space in Menlo Park (again)

Facebook has leased three buildings from its Menlo Park neighbor, Intuit, the finance software company behind Quickbooks...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:10 pm | 3 comments | 3357 Views

MENLO PARK

Tis The Season To Be Jolly

During the holiday season, we all get our jollies in different ways. For the City of Menlo Park, they may get their jollies...

Original post made by Scrooge on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Dec 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm | 2 comments | 509 Views
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