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Sheryl Sandberg donates $10K to Menlo Park school district parcel tax measure campaign

Facebook's COO donated about a quarter of the total recent donations to the Menlo Park City School District's parcel tax...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 5, 2021 at 8:31 am | 13 comments | 4485 Views

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Portola Valley 'quieter' after gas-powered leaf blower ban

Portola Valley officials say the town is reaping the benefits of its gas-powered leaf blower ban, while Atherton is still...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Ms Walker, on Aug 4, 2021 at 1:09 pm | 3 comments | 5216 Views

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Let's protect Menlo Park's kids from the pollution inside our homes

With wildfire season upon us, the threat of air pollution in our community becomes more pressing. The hazardous smoke that...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Josh Becker, on Aug 3, 2021 at 9:55 am | 2 comments | 1631 Views

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Indoor mask mandates are back in Bay Area as COVID cases surge

Seven Bay Area counties announced Monday that residents will be required to wear masks in nearly all indoor settings, marking...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2021
Last comment by Petra Karenter, on Aug 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 2623 Views

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The most epic day hike in Pacifica

If you're looking for an epic foot-powered Peninsula adventure, venture no farther than the Pacifica Grand Tour. It's got...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2021
Last comment by Dominic, on Jul 31, 2021 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 6692 Views

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Inspired by the pandemic, Menlo Park women create phone buddy program for isolated seniors

When the pandemic triggered widespread shutdowns last year, Menlo Park resident Laura Steuer had already put herself in lockdown,...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by Keyko, on Jul 23, 2021 at 11:02 am | 2 comments | 4817 Views

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Cities make the case for a 'bicycle superhighway'

Few roads better epitomize the frustrations and hopes of local bicycle advocates than El Camino Real, a hazardous route that...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jul 21, 2021 at 1:58 pm | 6 comments | 4062 Views

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Guest opinion: Loving a job for 40 years

In a guest opinion, recently retired Menlo Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman looks back on his decadeslong...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Just the facts, on Jul 20, 2021 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 2658 Views

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How diverse are cities' water supplies — and are they enough?

The deepening drought and recent calls for Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% have residents starting...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jul 16, 2021 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 3153 Views

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Menlo Park resident arrested in theft of up to $30K in jewelry from Portola Valley home

Police arrested a Menlo Park man on suspicion of stealing between $20,000 and $30,000 worth of jewelry from a Portola Valley...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm | 1 comment | 4660 Views

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San Mateo County raises concerns over COVID-19 Delta variant

As the Delta strain jumps to the head of the line of COVID-19 variants, San Mateo County officials are urging unvaccinated...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Jul 14, 2021 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 11118 Views

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Atherton police report three more burglaries

Atherton police reported three more burglaries after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/07/06/atherton-police-report...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2021
Last comment by Really !, on Jul 6, 2021 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 4486 Views

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How two friends from Stanford are building a business around selling dusty adventure gear – and broadening outdoors access in the process

The friendship of two Stanford University undergrads and future business co-founders started off with a series of outdoor...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2021
Last comment by Falex Eardman, on Jun 26, 2021 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 7137 Views

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Federal complaint by Jewish employees alleges antisemitism at Stanford racial-sensitivity program

Two Jewish employees at Stanford University have filed a complaint against the university for allegedly allowing persistent...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 17, 2021 at 1:31 pm | 2 comments | 4200 Views

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Man arrested after allegedly exposing himself in front of an 11-year-old in Atherton

A 36-year-old Mountain View man was arrested by Atherton police Monday after he allegedly exposed himself inside his vehicle...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Jun 16, 2021 at 9:43 pm | 1 comment | 4482 Views

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Police: Menlo Park man who used escort service slashed in the head, 17-year-old suspect arrested

A 17-year-old Stockton girl was arrested Thursday after allegedly slashing a man with a knife in his home in Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Jun 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 7088 Views

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State to officially align with CDC masking guidance as part of June 15 reopening

One of the California's top public health officials confirmed Wednesday that the state will align with federal face masking...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jun 10, 2021 at 3:19 pm | 2 comments | 3034 Views

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Hands-free technology helps Menlo firefighters find people 'twice as fast'

Firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District have new technology that helps them navigate through burning buildings...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jun 9, 2021 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 3126 Views

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East Palo Alto City Council pledges $2M to keep mobile home park affordable

Residents of the Palo Mobile Estates mobile home park in East Palo Alto may have the opportunity this summer to purchase...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 5, 2021 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 2820 Views

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The Almanac honored in California journalism competition

The Almanac was honored with nine awards for its newspaper and website, including fifth place for general excellence among...

Original post made on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 2, 2021 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 3925 Views
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