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Bay Area district attorneys form alliance against organized retail theft

In response to recent organized theft schemes seen across the Bay Area this week, seven Bay Area district attorneys created...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 27, 2021 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 1321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood teachers get 10% raise, bringing salaries on par with neighboring school districts

Ravenswood City School District teachers are receiving a 10% pay boost this school year, bringing their salaries on par with...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Nov 26, 2021 at 5:14 pm | 2 comments | 1825 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park again mulls a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers

Twenty-three years after Menlo Park voters halted a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers, the city is once again thinking of enacting...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by krswitky, on Nov 24, 2021 at 9:11 am | 9 comments | 3237 Views

MENLO PARK

Developers officially submit Parkline proposal to rebuild SRI campus

It's official: There's now a proposal under review at City Hall to rebuild the 63-acre SRI campus hidden in the heart of...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by Frozen, on Nov 23, 2021 at 12:31 pm | 11 comments | 3489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two Las Lomitas district board members step down

There are two vacancies on the Las Lomitas Elementary School District Board of Trustees, which has undergone many changes...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by tim.hanretty, on Nov 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 3860 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors president running for U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier's seat

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President David Canepa on Saturday announced his bid for the 14th Congressional District...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 22, 2021 at 3:19 pm | 2 comments | 2020 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure A opponents spend nearly $4K on yard signs, mailers

Save Rural Woodside put $3,879 into signs, mailers and yard signs to oppose Measure A. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/11/06/measure-a-opponents-spen...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2021
Last comment by Carol Fisch, on Nov 21, 2021 at 3:50 pm | 3 comments | 2039 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Apartments for adults with disabilities proposed in Portola Valley

A new housing project, aimed at adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities has been proposed in Portola Valley. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by new guy, on Nov 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 2535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pandemic-induced enrollment plunge persists for second year at local public schools

Enrollment is down, but not as significantly as during the 2020-21 school year, data shows. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/11/18/pandemic-induced-en...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by MPR, on Nov 18, 2021 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 2637 Views

MENLO PARK

Jackie Speier's retirement fuels speculation about Democratic successor

Speier's announcement that she will not seek another term in Congress has created a rare political opportunity for elected...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 18, 2021 at 11:31 am | 2 comments | 2389 Views

MENLO PARK

Trader Joe's puts a stop to the M-A Thanksgiving food drive

For many years Trader Joe's has supported our community and, in turn, our community has supported Trader Joe's. Well, it...

Original post made by Kim Morris on Nov. 16, 2021
Last comment by Frozen, on Nov 17, 2021 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 268 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pets in Need cuts contract with Palo Alto, alleging city's 'egregious failure'

Pets in Need, the city of Palo Alto's animal services contractor, announced in a fiery letter that it is ending its contract...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2021
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Nov 17, 2021 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 1760 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Burglars break faucet, cause water damage to home

Atherton police reported a burglary in the west of the Alameda neighborhood of Atherton over the weekend. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2021
Last comment by Stinky Cheese Man, on Nov 16, 2021 at 6:24 pm | 4 comments | 2260 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County Sheriff ends ICE transfers, effective immediately

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office will stop responding to release requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Nov 16, 2021 at 8:12 am | 14 comments | 3128 Views

OTHER TOPICS

College district paid over $200K in legal fees for former chancellor

The San Mateo County Community College District paid over $200,000 in legal fees for Ron Galatolo, the former chancellor...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2021
Last comment by Joanne, on Nov 16, 2021 at 4:12 am | 1 comment | 2466 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council OKs pilot to test Teslas as police vehicles

As part of a move to curb the city's carbon footprint, the Menlo Park City Council recently agreed to purchase a number of...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2021
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Nov 15, 2021 at 4:35 pm | 15 comments | 4508 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Most hazardous highway: Peninsula's I-280 listed as deadliest in California for wildlife

More wildlife have been killed by vehicles along Interstate 280 between Cupertino to San Bruno over the past five years than...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2021
Last comment by Margot Rawlins, on Nov 15, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 2822 Views

MENLO PARK

A committee tasked with publicizing Menlo Park's housing plan is falling apart

A Menlo Park committee created in May lost five of its 13 members to resignations. Former members say they left due to the...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2021
Last comment by Soody Tronson, on Nov 14, 2021 at 2:53 pm | 17 comments | 3918 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to consider forming a community land trust to enable affordable homeownership

Under a proposal by local nonprofit affordable housing developer MidPen Housing, the Menlo Park community could become able...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Nov 13, 2021 at 9:21 am | 2 comments | 2675 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter from Pets in Need staff alleges major errors led to puppy deaths

The deaths of seven puppies while they were being transported by the nonprofit on Aug. 2 were caused by multiple senseless...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Nov 12, 2021 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 2733 Views
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