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WOODSIDE

Editorial: Yes on Woodside's Measure A

The Almanac's Oct. 22 editorial explains the editorial board's rationale for recommending Woodside residents vote yes on...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2021
Last comment by Stuart, on Oct 25, 2021 at 11:37 am | 10 comments | 1228 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 Willows Dad, on Oct 22, 2021 at 3:30 pm | 7 comments | 4526 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 Peter Carpenter, on Oct 21, 2021 at 7:24 pm | 27 comments | 8127 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, on Oct 21, 2021 at 11:21 am | 2 comments | 3692 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, on Oct 21, 2021 at 6:03 am | 1 comment | 3274 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 | 5636 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 | 3178 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 | 1913 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 | 3053 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 | 3041 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 | 2178 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 | 2115 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 | 3365 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 | 2345 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 | 373 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 | 2447 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 | 3082 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 | 3309 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Measure B is the right solution for the future of Menlo Park's students

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park resident Peter Carpenter writes why Menlo Park City School District voters should vote in...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2021
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Oct 9, 2021 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 2597 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure B is the right solution for the future of Menlo Park's students

Measure B is a long-term financial solution that allows Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) to continue delivering superior...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Public Education Supporter, on Oct 9, 2021 at 9:19 am | 3 comments | 907 Views
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