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An Open Letter To The Commissioners -- South City Is Dumping The Harbor District While Courting The County

Hello Commissioners, I hope this email finds you well. I have discovered three things that I feel it’s important...

Original post made by John Charles Ullom on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by realist, on Dec 2, 2015 at 10:21 am | 7 comments | 475 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Menlo Park City Council to pick new mayor

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to go through a yearly rite, passing the mantle of mayorship from one member to...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 1, 2015 at 9:34 pm | 4 comments | 1562 Views

AROUND TOWN

School fails in bid to dismiss tenured teacher

It's not easy to fire a teacher in California, especially one with tenure. Woodside Elementary School, a kindergarten to...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm | 5 comments | 1201 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council members hike town's drainage system

With a wet winter predicted and more than $40 million in improvements said to be needed in Atherton's storm drain system,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 12 comments | 2656 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: New health center serves thousands more

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit the Ravenswood Family Health Center. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/12/01/holiday-fund-new-health-cent...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 1953 Views

AROUND TOWN

County advisory: beware of extra high tides

Water levels at high tide along the San Mateo County coast are expected to be a few inches to a foot higher than usual from...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Looking north, on Nov 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 4 comments | 2280 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Thieves steal tools worth more than $33,000 in three burglaries

Tools valued at more than $33,000 were reported stolen in three burglaries at residential construction sites in Atherton...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Nov 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 2420 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why one Harvard MBA is dedicating his career to narrowing the opportunity gap

Thirteen years ago, Peter Fortenbaugh, who holds a Harvard MBA and a Princeton bachelor's degree in economics, left the job...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Ram Duriseti, on Nov 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2931 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents concerned about herbicide spraying plan to meet with Senator Hill

Residents protesting Caltrans' spraying herbicides along local highways say they will show up for a coffee scheduled by Senator...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Tillie, on Nov 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park searches to define, prioritize 'public benefits'

During its review of the El Camino Real/downtown specific plan Nov. 17, the City Council decided the city needs to prioritize...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 7 comments | 2231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire district director joins harbor district board

Menlo Park resident Virginia Chang Kiraly, about to begin her second four-year term on the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by one in five, on Nov 28, 2015 at 10:51 pm | 1 comment | 500 Views

AROUND TOWN

if Donald Trump wants to create a database of potential terrorists

If Donald Trump wants to create a database of potential terrorists, will he start with right wing gun owners? These are the...

Original post made by donald on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Nov 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 340 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Bakery owners say they have been told to close by Jan. 15

Woodside residents Mark Sweyer and his sister Jan Sweyer, since 2006 the co-owners of the popular Woodside Bakery & Cafe...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:13 am | 24 comments | 26116 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Harbor District appoints Virginia Chang Kiraly

The San Mateo County Harbor District continues to demonstrate that things have really changed for the better with the new...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by overlap, on Nov 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm | 30 comments | 1246 Views

AROUND TOWN

Costs soar for plans to build new high school in Menlo Park

Price inflation has exacted a toll on Sequoia Union High School District plans to build two new small high schools (including...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 16 comments | 2687 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: A means to help neighbors in need

Almanac readers have for 22 years risen to the challenge of helping neighbors in need during the holiday season, and we trust...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 6 comments | 1822 Views

AROUND TOWN

What to talk about around the Thanksgiving table- Trump?

As the conservative in our extended family, I foresee my having to defend Trump's absurdities at some point tomorrow (you...

Original post made by Romney 2016 on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2015 at 10:09 am | 7 comments | 410 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Business: Village Stationers, Accent Arts to leave California Avenue

Two of California Avenue's independent retailers, whose stores have contributed to the small-town charm that has long characterized...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Duffy, on Nov 25, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 2645 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton drops permit fee for solar installations

Atherton's City Council made two moves toward becoming a more environmentally friendly town on Nov. 18 when it eliminated...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 1837 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Business: Women entrepreneurs aim to take on Silicon Valley

"Three percent of startups succeed. But why can't we be part of that 3%?" Ari Horie, founder and CEO of Women's Startup Lab,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 4775 Views
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Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions
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Feelin’ the Bern … (or, A bad year for Party Establishments )
By Stuart Soffer | 2 comments | 271 views