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AROUND TOWN

Local group pushing for sheriff oversight questions recent deaths at county jail

After two people died after being at Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, a group pushing for civilian oversight...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 16, 2023 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 3947 Views

ATHERTON

Facing mounting pressure, Atherton adds multifamily housing back into its housing plans

Facing pressure from the state to plan for more housing, the Atherton City Council added a strip of multifamily zoning along...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2023
Last comment by Tecsi, on Jan 16, 2023 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 7253 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

East Palo Alto taps Portola Valley official to be its new city manager

Melvin Gaines, an East Palo Alto native who has served as assistant town manager of Portola Valley for the last two years,...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by John Richards, on Jan 15, 2023 at 10:01 am | 1 comment | 2309 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park police arrest four people suspected of being part of a retail theft ring

Police in Menlo Park arrested four people Monday suspected of being involved in a retail theft ring that targeted Safeway,...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2023
Last comment by Parent of Los Lomitas and La Entrada grads, on Jan 11, 2023 at 5:40 am | 1 comment | 3735 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite new housing, enrollment is set to decline in Menlo Park school district

A surprising trend is expected to hit one Menlo Park school district in the next five years: significant enrollment decline,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2023
Last comment by Menlo 2024, on Jan 9, 2023 at 2:18 pm | 8 comments | 3714 Views

AROUND TOWN

New San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus to be sworn in Saturday

The first Latina sheriff in the history of San Mateo County will be officially sworn in on Saturday at an inauguration ceremony...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2023
Last comment by Clevenger, on Jan 8, 2023 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 3071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council member Ray Mueller and residents speak out against delaying the appointment of his successor

Residents and Menlo Park City Council Member Ray Mueller are pushing back against the decision to delay the appointment of...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2022
Last comment by Kobayashi Maru , on Jan 7, 2023 at 5:12 pm | 20 comments | 5045 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Study shows lower lifetime earning for pandemic-era students

Students nationwide face lower earnings over their lifetime because of a loss of education during the pandemic, a Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2023
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 6, 2023 at 3:15 am | 1 comment | 1308 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley in 2022: Battles over housing and a contentious election roils the town

Portola Valley residents sparred with town staff and council members over housing during 2022. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2023
Last comment by PV Volunteer, on Jan 6, 2023 at 2:03 am | 2 comments | 1889 Views

WOODSIDE

Mountain lions and housing took center stage in Woodside in 2022

Much of the focus in 2022 in Woodside was on state housing mandates and trying to keep the town rural. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2023
Last comment by Don Pugh, on Jan 5, 2023 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1814 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's year in review: Buried car, housing woes and a missing Batmobile

In 2022, a car was discovered buried in an Atherton backyard, the town planned for new housing despite protests from residents...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2054 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fierce winds, strong rain making for a wild night on the Midpeninsula

Strong winds and heavy rainfall that began Wednesday afternoon are already causing trees to topple, knocking down power lines...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2023
There are no comments yet. 7101 Views

ATHERTON

Midpeninsula braces for severe weather, high winds expected to arrive on Wednesday

A strong storm due to arrive Jan. 4 will rival the impact of the New Year's Eve storm, with the highest rainfall occurring...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 4, 2023 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 3852 Views

AROUND TOWN

New San Mateo County supervisors seated as board extends emergency proclamation for storms

Two new members were welcomed to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors during the board's first meeting of 2023 on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2023
Last comment by Onnolee Trapp, on Jan 4, 2023 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 2067 Views

MENLO PARK

Year in review: Affordable housing, scientific advancement and COVID recovery in Menlo Park

This year in Menlo Park was about a city reopening, reverting the final constraints of the pandemic and bringing back big...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2023
Last comment by Soccer mom, on Jan 3, 2023 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 2509 Views

MENLO PARK

Flooding in Palo Alto, Menlo Park as water levels at Pope-Chaucer bridge near capacity

San Francisquito Creek overtopped in multiple locations on Saturday morning causing flooding and closing some streets. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2023
Last comment by Jlincoln, on Jan 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments | 10556 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County health official offers tips when returning to flooded areas

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow warned residents Sunday that floodwater poses health and safety risks for...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2023
Last comment by KMOFFEN, on Jan 2, 2023 at 5:39 pm | 1 comment | 3140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia district names interim supe, pays $299K to former district head

The Sequoia Union High School District's Crystal Leach is serving as superintendent after Darnise Williams resigned last...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2022
Last comment by Retired Local Teacher, on Jan 1, 2023 at 8:58 am | 3 comments | 2826 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia district's first Black female superintendent resigns after week of rumors, closed-door meetings

Sequoia Union High School District's first Black female superintendent, Darnise Wiliams, resigned Wednesday after week of...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by Retired Local Teacher, on Dec 30, 2022 at 8:07 am | 80 comments | 12653 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park agrees to publicly release City Council applications for District 5 seat

After initially refusing The Almanac's request to release information about people seeking appointment to a Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2022
Last comment by Iris, on Dec 29, 2022 at 2:03 pm | 11 comments | 3610 Views
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