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Atherton council puts development tax on hold for further study
A construction and development tax -- or similar types of taxes that town staff says could provide "substantial revenues"... Last comment 15 hours ago | 7 comments

Facebook wants to build on what may be a former indigenous village
Facebook has proposed to redevelop an office park for its planned new Willow Village. But what lies buried beneath may be... Last comment on Dec 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm | 4 comments

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Sunday: Volunteer day offers rare chance to visit Hawthorns preserve
Pitch in to help restore habitat at Hawthorns, a Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District preserve, on Sunday, Dec. 15, and learn about the unique ecosystem at this preserve, which currently can be visited only with a docent. Friday, 7:23 PM

At the table
"I'm deep in Kurdistan right now," Jamis MacNiven, owner of Buck's in Woodside, wrote back to my late-summer email asking to meet him for a lunch interview. "I have to go play polo now with a dead goat. It's a Kurdistan thing." Friday, 3:55 PM

Atherton police host ‘Shop With a Cop’ event for kids in need
Nine local students spent the morning of Dec. 11 on a holiday shopping spree at Target in Redwood City to pick out gifts for a family member or a friend, a toy for themselves, and a necessity like a scarf or socks. Friday, 11:23 AM | 1 comments

Atherton resident Ellis Joseph Alden, founder of Woodside Hotel Group, dies at 80
Atherton resident Ellis Joseph Alden, an attorney who founded the Woodside Hotel Group and Alden Vineyards, died on Dec. 2 following a brief illness. Friday, 7:59 AM | 1 comments

Woodside council picks Fluet as new mayor
The Woodside Town Council chose council members Ned Fluet and Brian Dombkowski to serve as the new mayor and mayor pro tem, respectively, at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Friday, 11:44 AM | 1 comments

Join us for a discussion
Almanac reporter Kate Bradshaw will be speaking with the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County about her reporting series, "Uneven Ground," on Saturday, Dec. 14. Thursday, 3:47 PM

Preventing disasters in open space preserves
With nearly 65,000 acres of open space preserves, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District carries some of the greatest burden -- and potential -- for preventing wildfires locally. Friday, 11:49 AM

Alleged Skyline Boulevard killer ordered to Napa State Hospital
Pacifica resident Malik Dosouqi, 26, who has been charged with two murders and five felony counts after he was arrested for a pair of killings on Skyline Boulevard in Woodside in June, was ordered committed to Napa State Hospital. Thursday, 7:38 AM

Rollover accident near Trader Joe's results in DUI arrest
Police arrested a 29-year-old Menlo Park man who allegedly drove a Mercedes into a parked, unoccupied vehicle, causing his car to roll over on Menlo Avenue last night. Thursday, 10:44 AM

Local nonprofit welcomes new executive director
A local nonprofit led by Menlo Park resident Angie Holman is working to provide Ravenswood City School District students a sense of stability in a district undergoing many changes and facing complex challenges. Thursday, 9:19 AM

Today: Menlo Park fire district to showcase all-electric engine at open house
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is looking into its future by checking out a new, all-electric fire engine that promises to cure a lot of ills that plague conventional diesel-powered fire engines. Thursday, 8:38 AM | 2 comments

BevMo! pays $359K consumer protection settlement
Retail giant BevMo, which has a location in Menlo Park, will pay $359,000 to resolve a consumer protection lawsuit contending that the company sometimes charged customers more than the lowest posted or advertised price for items. Thursday, 8:05 AM

Menlo Park council open to bold new climate goal: carbon neutrality by 2030
Faced with the increasingly real and local threat of climate change, the Menlo Park City Council talked on Tuesday (Dec. 10) about a possible bold new climate goal for the city: to become carbon neutral by 2030. Wednesday, 11:58 AM | 3 comments

Seven-digit county emergency dispatch numbers working again
Seven-digit emergency dispatch phone lines in San Mateo County are back in service this afternoon (Dec. 11) after being damaged during construction near the County Center in Redwood City, county officials said. Wednesday, 2:13 PM

Facebook wants to build on what may be a former indigenous village
Facebook has proposed to redevelop an office park for its planned new Willow Village. But what lies buried beneath may be the remains of a centuries-old Native American community. Tuesday, 3:36 PM | 4 comments

Atherton council puts development tax on hold for further study
A construction and development tax -- or similar types of taxes that town staff says could provide "substantial revenues" -- is on hold in Atherton after being considered last week by the City Council. Wednesday, 8:16 AM | 7 comments

Holiday Fund: Offering a free meal in a safe, friendly place
St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room, one of 10 local nonprofits supported by The Almanac's Holiday Fund this year, has been providing a free meal in a safe, friendly place for 45 years. Wednesday, 8:34 AM

How to protect your home against wildfire
Property owners play a vital role in preventing the spread of wildfires, particularly to their homes, according to Palo Alto Fire Chief Geoffrey Blackshire. Tuesday, 7:58 AM

Menlo Park: Survey out to learn how people commute
The city of Menlo Park is looking for employers and employees to respond to a survey put out by consultants it's working with to learn more about how people commute to and from the city. Tuesday, 9:53 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park district assistant to superintendent resigns
Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister's executive assistant left the district last week to take a position in the East Bay working for a former top leader in the district. Tuesday, 9:42 AM

Portola Valley commission incumbents reappointed to new terms

MayView clinics to merge with Ravenswood

Holiday Fund: LifeMoves is a haven of support for displaced families

Midpeninsula home sales for the week of Dec. 2


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