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Menlo Park council members Mueller and Carlton to run for re-election

Menlo Park City Council members Ray Mueller and Catherine Carlton have confirmed with the Almanac that they plan to run...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by Facts, on May 27, 2016 at 2:40 pm | 7 comments | 1784 Views

MENLO PARK

Environmental report released on Facebook's expansion plans

An environmental review says that Facebook's plan to build three 75-foot-tall buildings, adding 962,400 square feet at two...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by 70s gal, on May 27, 2016 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 289 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park tonight: Learn how the city budget works

Are you curious about how finances work in the city of Menlo Park? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/05/25/menlo-park-tonight-learn-how-the-city-budget-...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Plubius, on May 27, 2016 at 8:32 am | 1 comment | 845 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park may OK new 'mini-park' spaces downtown

The Menlo Park City Council could vote Tuesday, May 24, to move forward with plans to create street cafe spaces on Santa...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm | 19 comments | 2671 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Washington Post Excoriates Hillary

The WAPO has skewered Hillary for her willful disregard for the rules. This woman truly believes she is better than anyone...

Original post made by Feel the Bern on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 8 comments | 205 Views

MENLO PARK

'Menlo Summerfest' is Menlo Park's 'new' downtown festival

Menlo Park's summer festival just got a lot more lively – at least in name. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/news/2016/05/25/menlo-summerfest-is-menlo-parks-ne...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 4 comments | 2313 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Election: Measure AA would raise $500M to restore marshes

Advocates for wetlands along the shores of the nine Bay Area counties are asking voters to approve Measure AA, a $12 annual...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Out of Control, on May 26, 2016 at 9:52 am | 18 comments | 2806 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: School districts should reconsider policies on parcel-tax exemption process for seniors

Deadlines are approaching for seniors to apply for exemptions from school parcel taxes, yet many school districts remain...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on May 25, 2016 at 9:39 pm | 2 comments | 435 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Greenheart project complies with the rules; let's get on with it

As I read the guest opinion in the May 4 Almanac criticizing the proposed Greenheart project on El Camino Real, I felt like...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Joy, on May 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm | 65 comments | 3204 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley may go with 100% renewable sources for electricity

Portola Valley's Town Council will consider a venture that would reset every household's electricity supplier at a baseline...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by David B, on May 24, 2016 at 9:45 pm | 1 comment | 992 Views

MENLO PARK

Political committees pump cash into Assembly campaigns

With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Destinee, on May 24, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 2008 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Steamer, on May 24, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1214 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nan Chapman, first Atherton councilwoman, dies at 80

Nan Chapman, the first woman to be elected to the Atherton council, where she served for 20 years, died May 9 at her home...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by fcservices, on May 23, 2016 at 10:09 am | 1 comment | 1128 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Vicki Veenker for District 24 Assembly seat

There are three standouts in the field of eight candidates for the state Assembly. We think Vicki Veenker would bring a fresh...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Are you high?, on May 22, 2016 at 11:18 pm | 11 comments | 1598 Views

MENLO PARK

How Much Taxpayers Lose in Special Elections

This is the title of the article written by Matt Fleming in Cal Watchdog on April 16. In most instances special elections...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on May 22, 2016 at 11:00 am | 16 comments | 670 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Closing sales begin for Beltramo's Wines & Spirits

Beltramo's, the family-run wines and spirits shop that plans to close after 134 years in Menlo Park, has begun its "everything...

Original post made on May. 21, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Why Saturday is special day for retired fire captain Tom Carter

When retired Fire Captain Tom Carter rides on the Menlo Park fire district's 1899 horse-drawn Hose Wagon No. 1 on Saturday,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 20, 2016 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 1370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MPCSD Property Tax Debt Service and Cost per ADA

The chart MPCSD Debt Service shows how much property tax is scheduled to be collected to service the General Obligation Bonds...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm | 4 comments | 284 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo mom offers free fitness coaching for at-risk kids

In January 2011, Ashley Hunter Riley, a Menlo Park resident and mother of four children, read a magazine article about families...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Cathy Oyster, on May 20, 2016 at 8:06 am | 3 comments | 389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board discusses spending cuts after tax measures fail

A week after two parcel tax measures failed to gain the needed two-thirds majority in the May 3 election, the board of the...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 20, 2016 at 6:00 am | 44 comments | 3006 Views
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