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ATHERTON

Exclusive Atherton club finds itself in crosshairs of housing mandate

Atherton is eyeing additional properties, including that of an exclusive social club, for potential new multifamily and workforce...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Sep 29, 2023 at 1:08 pm | 4 comments | 7555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Australian race car driver charged in fatal La Honda crash is out on bail

The Australian race car driver charged with vehicular manslaughter for a fatal crash on state Highway 84 in San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2023
Last comment by La Honda Resident, on Sep 27, 2023 at 4:22 pm | 5 comments | 4299 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Saying they want a seat at the table, Almanac journalists join effort to form a new, company-wide union

Newsroom employees at Embarcadero Media announced that they are forming a union on Tuesday. The proposed Embarcadero Community...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by Dave Boyce , on Sep 27, 2023 at 3:43 pm | 3 comments | 2008 Views

MENLO PARK

Team Sheeper's pool contract comes under new scrutiny from Menlo Park City Council

In an unusual move, Mayor Jen Wolosin is bringing Team Sheeper’s new contract to operate public swimming pools at Burgess...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2023
Last comment by local teacher, on Sep 26, 2023 at 8:56 pm | 5 comments | 3428 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Fire Protection District to donate fire engine to Maui Fire Department

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted on Sept. 19 to donate a surplus fire engine to the Maui...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2023
Last comment by Rob Silano, on Sep 26, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 3 comments | 3553 Views

MENLO PARK

Local elected officials unite in opposition to huge builder's remedy project in Menlo Park

Amid residents’ concern and confusion over the high-rise builder’s remedy development proposed for the former Sunset...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2023
Last comment by pogo, on Sep 26, 2023 at 11:53 am | 16 comments | 5610 Views

AROUND TOWN

Davante Adams returns to East Palo Alto to surprise grandmother on ‘Secret Celebrity Renovation’

Paly grad and NFL star receiver Davante Adams returns to East Palo Alto to surprise his grandmother with a home upgrade on...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2023
Last comment by TriciaB, on Sep 25, 2023 at 10:36 pm | 1 comment | 2166 Views

ATHERTON

Hateful speech via Zoom jars Atherton council as online trolling seeks to disrupt public meetings

Hate-laden remarks bombarded the Atherton City Council meeting Wednesday night, Sept. 20, in what apparently is part of a...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 25, 2023 at 1:30 pm | 9 comments | 5314 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood City School District board to vote next week on 400-unit teacher housing proposal

The Ravenswood City School District is looking to ink an agreement for an affordable housing project that could bring 450...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2023
Last comment by PH, on Sep 24, 2023 at 8:42 am | 1 comment | 2292 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park strikes out a third time with its housing element

Menlo Park’s third version of its housing element shows improvement, but it’s not there yet, according to a letter from...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2023
Last comment by pogo, on Sep 22, 2023 at 10:19 am | 23 comments | 5938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After a branch falls in the night, Oak Knoll Elementary School prepares to lose its cherished tree

Throughout Oak Knoll Elementary's 72-year history in Menlo Park, children have cavorted beneath the towering oak tree in...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2023
Last comment by LynneF, on Sep 21, 2023 at 4:20 pm | 1 comment | 3828 Views

MENLO PARK

Team Sheeper wins contract to operate Menlo Park's city swimming pools for next five years

Menlo Park City Council approved a contract with Team Sheeper to continue operations at Burgess Pool and take over the new...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2023
Last comment by Iris, on Sep 21, 2023 at 9:16 am | 6 comments | 3386 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto resident Offir Gutelzon leads massive Bay Area protest against Benjamin Netanyahu

Palo Alto based entrepreneur Offir Gutelzon led a massive, five-part protest Monday, Sept. 18, across San Jose, Fremont and...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2023
Last comment by Parent of Los Lomitas and La Entrada grads, on Sep 20, 2023 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 3578 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill to allow Amsterdam-style cannabis cafes in California heads to governor's desk

A bill by a state legislator from San Francisco to allow Amsterdam-style cannabis cafes in California has been approved...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2023
Last comment by PV Volunteer, on Sep 20, 2023 at 10:56 am | 2 comments | 2317 Views

MENLO PARK

SLAC's powerful new X-ray offers a great leap in scientific research into quantum materials

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) has spent more than a decade developing an X-ray that can take images of atoms...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 20, 2023 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 2592 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Letters to the editor for Aug. 18

<B>Ideas for tackling Alpine Inn parking problem Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2023/08/18/letters-to-the-editor-for-aug-18...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2023
Last comment by diesel, on Sep 18, 2023 at 1:20 pm | 3 comments | 1066 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council opts to end one downtown street closure, while keeping another

The Menlo Park City Council decided to keep one lane of downtown Santa Cruz Avenue closed to traffic between Curtis and Doyle...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2023
Last comment by tb, on Sep 15, 2023 at 3:01 pm | 18 comments | 5896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Australian tourist charged with manslaughter in wrong-way crash that killed two La Honda residents

A local resident says one detail about the fatal crash on Highway 84 that killed two La Honda residents just doesn't add...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2023
Last comment by MenloMike, on Sep 14, 2023 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 7397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park BevMo! closes after state suspends its liquor license

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has temporarily banned BevMo! in Menlo Park from selling alcohol,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2023
Last comment by pogo, on Sep 14, 2023 at 10:46 am | 9 comments | 7225 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission OKs 432-unit housing development in Bayfront neighborhood

Menlo Park is moving forward with a 432-unit development and 67-foot-tall development in the Bayfront neighborhood. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2023
Last comment by PH, on Sep 13, 2023 at 2:15 pm | 4 comments | 2648 Views
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