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AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council says 'no,' again, to fixed license-plate cameras

After a two-hour discussion Sept. 28 revisiting the question of whether to install automatic license-plate-reading cameras...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by LawAndOrder, on Oct 29, 2016 at 11:31 am | 9 comments | 2077 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ground broken for boutique hotel on El Camino

"To prosperity, new beginnings, and managed growth," Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline toasted to a small crowd gathered around...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by New to Woodside / formerly MP, on Oct 29, 2016 at 10:05 am | 16 comments | 3776 Views

WOODSIDE

Former Woodside mayor Susan Crocker dies at 75

Susan Crocker, who served on the Woodside Town Council from 1991 to 1995, and was mayor in 1993, died at her home in Woodside...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Oct 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm | 1 comment | 2397 Views

MENLO PARK

New York Times: Racist comment to customer in Draeger's

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/15/opinion/how-dictatorships-are-born.html?_r=0 The Trump effect even here: "Speaking...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by R Buck, on Oct 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm | 14 comments | 900 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 'Tent City' video bristles against Facebook plans

A homespun music video by Menlo Park resident Bill Coggshall that was posted on YouTube last week takes on Facebook's huge...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Oct 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm | 4 comments | 1640 Views

AROUND TOWN

New York Times: The 281 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List

Unreal. The whole list for those too Moral to folow or link to "the short fingered vulgarian." http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.h...

Original post made by Windy City Tres Cubs on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Westbrook, on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:03 pm | 27 comments | 1183 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Competition, rising rent force yoga studio to close

Nineteen years ago, Fran Philip arrived in the U.S. from Australia with her husband and an L-2 visa, which meant she wasn't...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Annabelle, on Oct 27, 2016 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 2161 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 'Corporate housing' zone would allow 1,500 dorm-style units on Facebook campus

Tonight, the Menlo Park Planning Commission will meet again to talk about the city's general plan update, this time to issue...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Roberto, on Oct 27, 2016 at 2:15 pm | 24 comments | 5727 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside preserves right to regulate marijuana; shifts council elections to even-numbered years

The Woodside Town Council acted unanimously on two matters Tuesday: preserving the council's right to locally regulate the...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by concerned citizen, on Oct 27, 2016 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 1365 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley home invasions rattle some, galvanize others

It has been a disquieting week and a half in Portola Valley. Anxiety is elevated after an Oct. 18 daytime residential burglary,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by neighbor, on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 602 Views

AROUND TOWN

Donors fill coffers of Measure K campaign to extend sales tax

Donations have poured in to support Measure K, a 20-year extension of the 10-year half-cent sales tax approved by San Mateo...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 6 comments | 2095 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter to editor: ​Halloween cruelty

Editor: While driving on Alpine Road, October last year, a terrified dog ran from the Webb Ranch pumpkin patch into the...

Original post made by Julie Scott on Oct. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 213 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside weighs plan to regulate marijuana cultivation

Marijuana, including its cultivation in the town of Woodside, will be a topic of discussion and possibly action when the...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Amy Weems, on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:56 am | 5 comments | 1791 Views

OTHER TOPICS

SB-1234 Retirement savings plans approved by Governor

I received this from AARP: Dear John, Thank you for making your voice heard at the State Capitol! In no small part due...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 207 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Transportation woes leave commission at impasse over general plan

With the Planning Commission's numbers down to four (three commissioners recused themselves due to personal connections to...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Oct 26, 2016 at 10:13 am | 5 comments | 1497 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Pilates & Yoga

For years my husband wanted to try Pilates after hearing how well it works on the body; he works at a computer most of the...

Original post made by Becca Garcia on Oct. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 338 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Why Carlton should be re-elected to Menlo Park council

(Opinion by John Boyle, a former member of the Menlo Park City Council.) Last week's Almanac included an endorsement for...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2016
Last comment by vote for Cecilia, on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:30 am | 6 comments | 1503 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: What kind of school district will its new superintendent lead?

I like adventure. And when the Menlo Park City School District board put my potential appointment as the district's next...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm | 34 comments | 2994 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Women with stun gun rob Safeway market in Menlo Park

Crime and accident reports for Menlo Par, West Menlo Park and Woodside. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/10/25/police-calls-women-with-stun-gun-rob-saf...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by James Madison, on Oct 25, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 5 comments | 5220 Views

MENLO PARK

Video on the History of Prop 13

The New York Times has produced a video on the history of Prop 13. It can be viewed at: http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004711534/proposition-13-mad-as-hell.html The...

Original post made by MORRIS BROWN on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Commercial WALL, on Oct 25, 2016 at 1:52 pm | 1 comment | 255 Views
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