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MENLO PARK

Voter Guide: Measure B asks school district residents to increase parcel tax rate

Voters will decide the fate of a proposed parcel tax that Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) officials say is needed...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Frozen, 3 minutes ago | 17 comments | 3053 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park mayor blasts councilwoman for setting up mystery meeting

While some of what happened at the Menlo Park City Council's closed session last week may remain a mystery, one thing is...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Carol Fisch, 16 minutes ago | 7 comments | 745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Burnout, anxiety weigh on some local teachers two months into full return to classrooms

"I'm wondering 'Was my mask on tight enough today?'" said Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Mallory Byrne. She gets tested...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Brian, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 1402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas school board appoints two trustees following resignations

The Las Lomitas school board has appointed two new members after recent resignations. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/10/12/las-lomitas-school-board...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 2834 Views

WOODSIDE

Campaign finance roundup: Contributions to Woodside's Measure A spark accusations; Real estate firm gives $10K to Menlo Park schools parcel tax

Campaign contributions are flowing into local ballot measures, including support for a measure that would allow for more...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2021
Last comment by Grant H, on Oct 20, 2021 at 9:52 am | 12 comments | 5126 Views

MENLO PARK

Four Menlo Park liquor stores cited for selling alcohol to underaged youth

Menlo Park Police cited four out of the nine liquor stores involved in a minor decoy operation for selling alcohol to underaged...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Oct 19, 2021 at 8:05 pm | 7 comments | 2325 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local nonprofit leader co-authors first book for children about the harms of gasoline

Menlo Park resident Janelle London advocates for the environment as leader of a nonprofit to make America gas-free and Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Oct 19, 2021 at 8:02 pm | 3 comments | 1313 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council mulls options to encourage commuters to ditch solo driving

It wasn't long ago when one of the most frequently cited problems with Menlo Park was its traffic. As Menlo Park recovers...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Mila Zelkha, on Oct 19, 2021 at 11:28 am | 7 comments | 2555 Views

OTHER TOPICS

'Get the Zuck out': Protesters call for Mark Zuckerberg's removal as Facebook CEO

A caravan of about 20 protesters parked by Mark Zuckerberg's Palo Alto residence on Sunday afternoon to honk up a storm and...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Oct 18, 2021 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 2314 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Yes on Woodside's Measure A

In a guest opinion, the Woodside residents behind Measure A, Peter Bailey and Alex Tauber, write about their support of the...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2021
Last comment by awatkins, on Oct 18, 2021 at 12:55 pm | 3 comments | 1739 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: No on Measure A

In a guest opinion, Woodside resident Don Pugh writes about why he opposes Measure A, which is on the Nov. 2 ballot in town. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2021
Last comment by awatkins, on Oct 18, 2021 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 1648 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Mysterious closed City Council meeting violates protocols and raises questions

Three members of Menlo Park's City Council have authorized a closed session meeting at 3:30 p.m. today (Oct. 12), when the...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Stu Soffer, on Oct 17, 2021 at 9:57 am | 25 comments | 7213 Views

OTHER TOPICS

California pulls the plug on gas-powered leaf blowers under new law

Nearly three decades after Peninsula cities began implementing bans on gas-powered leaf blowers, the effort has found a foothold...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 15, 2021 at 9:46 pm | 6 comments | 3526 Views

WOODSIDE

Voter Guide: Measure A asks Woodside voters to decide on zoning changes to two parcels in town's center

Voters will decide this November whether to change zoning on two pieces of land in central Woodside to enable consideration...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Matt Garr, on Oct 15, 2021 at 8:48 pm | 3 comments | 2465 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are immigrants getting left out of California's rent relief?

Non-English speaking immigrants face some of the biggest hurdles to receiving California rent relief. Advocates say informal...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Oct 15, 2021 at 4:23 pm | 2 comments | 1859 Views

WOODSIDE

Measure A asks Woodside voters to decide on zoning changes to two parcels in town's center

An initiative to allow for more outdoor community gathering spaces by amending zoning restrictions on some parcels in the...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Grant H, on Oct 15, 2021 at 8:14 am | 1 comment | 199 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituaries: A list of local residents who died recently

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Tina Enomoto, 71, Emmanuel Barbariol, 96, Noble Hancock, 99, George White...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by Mimi McDowell, on Oct 14, 2021 at 3:40 pm | 1 comment | 2215 Views

AROUND TOWN

New poll finds 71% of Bay Area residents think quality of life has declined

Bay Area residents grappling with the high cost of living, growing homelessness and high taxes say the quality of life has...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by Sunny Storm, on Oct 14, 2021 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 2712 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Vote no on Measure B, Menlo Park school district's latest parcel tax initiative

In a guest opinion, Mark Hinkle argues why Menlo Park City School District voters should oppose Measure B, a parcel tax increase...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Oct 12, 2021 at 8:10 pm | 13 comments | 2836 Views

SPORTS

New children's book by locally grown author encourages youth activism

Marissa McGee, a former elementary school teacher, was out shopping for shampoo one day when she saw something that bothered...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by , on Oct 12, 2021 at 6:22 am | 1 comment | 3116 Views
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