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MENLO PARK

Study on displacement of residents raises eyebrows

The Menlo Park Housing Commission and community members who attended its June 29 meeting were dubious at best at conclusions...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 1, 2017 at 6:19 pm | 8 comments | 4165 Views

MENLO PARK

At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Jay, on Dec 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm | 2 comments | 9414 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton no longer is the most expensive, Forbes says

After three years of sitting at the top of the Forbes priciest American residential real estate list, as of this December...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Ethan, on Dec 30, 2016 at 2:48 pm | 3 comments | 7359 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Compassion needed as the vulnerable face uncertainty

It's no coincidence that the incidence of harassment and crimes targeting vulnerable populations nationwide has soared over...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Brian, on Dec 30, 2016 at 10:28 am | 20 comments | 1724 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Almanac Holiday Fund: Helping older teens make sexual health decisions

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit Health Connected and nine other local community-service organizations. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by love, on Dec 30, 2016 at 10:14 am | 1 comment | 1113 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Facebook housing displacement fund announced after months of negotiations

Facebook's public commitment to give $20 million over five years to stem the displacement of local residents around its headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Clunge, on Dec 29, 2016 at 1:00 am | 3 comments | 4015 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: New mayor also a career leader in his day jobs

Craig Hughes, elected Dec. 14 by his colleagues on the Town Council as the 2017 mayor of Portola Valley, is not unaccustomed...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Robert Thompson, on Dec 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 3848 Views

WOODSIDE

Living with Parkinson's disease

A group of local women are helping each other live with Parkinson's disease by providing encouragement, camaraderie and compassion...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Press Support for Eric Holder waning

Eric Holder has scheduled an off the record press conference regarding the abuse of the IRS that is being boycotted by: 1....

Original post made by Menlo Observer on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Dumb?, on Dec 27, 2016 at 12:44 am | 54 comments | 3401 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: City Council should insist on true mixed-use project on Greenheart site

The proposed Greenheart project occupies a 6.4-acre site that backs up to the train tracks. The property faces El Camino...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Dec 26, 2016 at 7:46 pm | 32 comments | 1792 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bully goes to Mexico, cowers, lies about talks, comes home and blusters through "speech"

Trump is just an embarrassment to conservatism - I am changing my registration. He campaigns on Mexico paying for the...

Original post made by I'm too old for this on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Yes suh, on Dec 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 31 comments | 697 Views

AROUND TOWN

Who will live at 'Station 1300' in Menlo Park?

If the 183 downtown Menlo Park apartments at 1300 El Camino Real are approved and built, who will live there? Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Dec 26, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 10 comments | 2491 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Greenheart project a real enhancement to downtown

The Station 1300 mixed-use development proposal for El Camino Real is a welcome modernization of our downtown. It is a definite...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Judy Horst, on Dec 26, 2016 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 1518 Views

OTHER TOPICS

55 days since Trump held a press conference - because Trump can no longer defend his lies

Besides "blacklisting" national media, Trump has broken all campaign precedent by refusing to allow the traveling press to...

Original post made by Freedom of the Press on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 23, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 16 comments | 539 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday closures in effect for local government services

Holiday hours are in effect for local government, meaning extended closures for administrative offices in Menlo Park, Atherton,...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm | 1 comment | 1167 Views

MENLO PARK

$221 million in financing secured for East Palo Alto affordable housing

East Palo Alto's largest owner of low-income housing has secured a $221 million Freddie Mac loan, real estate lending company...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Not News?, on Dec 23, 2016 at 1:58 pm | 4 comments | 1098 Views

MENLO PARK

Recruiting restaurants, shops to Menlo Park

A retail recruitment firm with access to data about the spending habits of people who live, work and shop in Menlo Park has...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Dec 23, 2016 at 8:43 am | 10 comments | 1909 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Outdoor dining areas under construction

Notice construction happening downtown on Santa Cruz Avenue? Outdoor "cafe" areas are being set up at six restaurants and...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 22, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 26 comments | 4408 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park weighs three options for separating roads from rail line

Three options to separate the Caltrain rail line from the Menlo Park streets it crosses were presented by the city of Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2016
Last comment by James Madison, on Dec 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm | 49 comments | 4321 Views

MENLO PARK

Waste management authority halts hazardous waste pickup

An underutilized program that picks up hazardous household waste materials for many Peninsula residents will be discontinued...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2016
Last comment by Irish Hikers, on Dec 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm | 4 comments | 3821 Views
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