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Menlo Park: Sharon Heights fire leaves 50 temporarily homeless

A structure fire reported just after midnight on Saturday (April 23) in a Sharon Heights apartment complex in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 26, 2016 at 9:02 am | 12 comments | 4209 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woman dies after being struck by train in Palo Alto

A 19-year-old woman who was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto has died, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 5069 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial Rebuttal in Support of A & C

It is with disappointment that I read Richard Hine and Renee Battiā€™s (the Almanac Editor and Associate Editor) editorial...

Original post made by YES on A & C on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 25, 2016 at 7:59 am | 190 comments | 3829 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Pollock boutique hotel approved

The Menlo Park Planning Commission unanimously approved Monday night a 61-room hotel proposed by the Portola Valley-based...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Apr 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm | 24 comments | 3108 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley council sets 'affordable housing' as high priority

The Portola Valley Town Council has agreed to set "affordable housing" as one of nine high-priority issues for the budget...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Sure they are., on Apr 24, 2016 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 877 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Archives

The mansion Herbert Law built in the 1920s for his 5-year-old daughter Patricia in the hills of Portola Valley burned in...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Laura, on Apr 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm | 2 comments | 3394 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measures A and C - Thank you

It has now been 80 days since the MPCSD Board voted to place these two Measures on a Special Election ballot. I would...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 126 Views

MENLO PARK

Keri Nicholas reports record per square foot home sales price in Menlo Park

Keri Nicholas of Alain Pinel Realtors said she recently closed a sale on a home at 520 Olive St. in Menlo Park for $5,998,000,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Peak, on Apr 23, 2016 at 7:07 am | 9 comments | 2943 Views

MENLO PARK

Where Should We Bury Grandma (Carriage House)

Sadly, there comes a time for many of us to decide where to bury a loved one. This may also hold true for properties we have...

Original post made by Jim Lewis on Apr. 16, 2016
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Apr 22, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 3 comments | 234 Views

SPORTS

M-A's Carlson named CCS Female Scholar-Athlete of Year

Sarah "Sally" Carlson, a senior at Menlo-Atherton High, has been named CCS Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. This is the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by AMY, on Apr 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 2 comments | 468 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: A remembrance of Walt Gerber, a 'titan of grace' whose impact lives on

Walt Gerber, the former senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (now Menlo Church) who died earlier this month, touched...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Laurie, on Apr 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 975 Views

FICTION

Woodside council shifts preference on basement ordinance

A majority of Woodside council members now favors an ordinance that would allow the floor area of a new basement to extend...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Oh Please, on Apr 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm | 3 comments | 672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Perils of a Private Education-only System

One of our more prolific posters here on this Town Square site, Jack Hickey, insists that the private education system is...

Original post made by Stop the Trolls on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:42 am | 16 comments | 350 Views

AROUND TOWN

Climate Action Heroes

In observance of Earth Day and in the face of the challenge of climate change, Menlo Spark, the nonprofit that is working...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Michael, on Apr 22, 2016 at 9:42 am | 6 comments | 205 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside celebrates opening of new Sellman Pavilion

Woodside residents and alumni of Woodside Elementary School gathered on April 20 with current students and families to dedicate...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Darrell Batchelder, on Apr 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm | 1 comment | 1307 Views

MENLO PARK

Plans for major changes in Flood Park worry neighbors

Some Menlo Park residents who live near Flood Park are concerned about a number of major changes to Flood Park proposed by...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by Alice Newton, on Apr 21, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 6 comments | 2178 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Look closely at the facts before voting on parcel taxes

I thank the Almanac for publishing Barbara Wood's recent article regarding the current school funding election for the Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Parent in MPCSD, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 513 Views

WOODSIDE

How new Woodside Library changes things

The remodeled Woodside Library, which reopened April 16 after a nine-month renovation, includes mobile book shelves capable...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by PatB, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 792 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Camille Paglia has Hillary's Number

Camille Paglia, with her poignant insight into the vain and vacuous (not to mention avaricious) Hillary Clinton hits the...

Original post made by Feel the Bern on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by concern trolling, on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm | 5 comments | 150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by LE Community Member, on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:25 am | 36 comments | 4309 Views
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