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New task force cracks down on illegal fireworks in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park

Determined to prevent a repeat of last year's fireworks explosions, the cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park have formed...

Original post made on May. 30, 2021
Last comment by Alan, on Jun 1, 2021 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 4625 Views

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Local towns face increased state housing requirements

Midpeninsula towns are seeing increasing housing allocation requirements, much to the displeasure of some locals, while others...

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on May 30, 2021 at 8:32 pm | 8 comments | 6314 Views

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Are local cops getting vaccinated? It depends on the police department

Police departments throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are encouraging officers to get vaccinated, but the results...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by MPCSD resident, on May 29, 2021 at 6:20 pm | 16 comments | 4965 Views

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Eight killed in shooting at San Jose VTA maintenance yard

A shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority maintenance facility in San Jose on Wednesday morning has resulted...

Original post made on May. 26, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on May 26, 2021 at 9:33 pm | 2 comments | 4858 Views

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Guest opinion: Reducing wildfire risk to homes and communities

In a guest opinion, Don Bullard, battalion chief and fire marshal for the Woodside Fire Protection District, writes about...

Original post made on May. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4009 Views

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Facebook announces $1.5M in grants for accessory units

Facebook announced Thursday that it planned to use $1.5 million from its Innovation Fund to provide grants to five organizations...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on May 21, 2021 at 6:34 am | 1 comment | 4475 Views

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Community college PR head arrested on suspicion of sex with minors

An employee with the San Mateo County Community College District is suspected of engaging in sexual acts with two minors...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 17, 2021 at 11:50 pm | 1 comment | 5420 Views

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Redwood City Fire Department names new fire chief

Redwood City on Thursday announced Ray Iverson as the new fire chief for the Redwood City Fire Department, which serves Redwood...

Original post made on May. 7, 2021
Last comment by John, on May 7, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 3635 Views

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Advocates and residents call on county to extend renter protections past June

Dozens of advocates and residents on Tuesday urged San Mateo County supervisors to extend renter protections after the statewide...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on May 5, 2021 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 2908 Views

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The Almanac selected to participate in national journalism project

Like news organizations across the United States, Embarcadero Media — publisher of three newspapers and six community websites...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Apr 22, 2021 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 2476 Views

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Guest opinion: California needs an equitable strategy for transitioning to all-electric buildings

In an op-ed first published by CalMatters, Ethan Elkind and Ted Lamm argue why state leaders should develop a strategy for...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 22, 2021 at 8:18 am | 30 comments | 2929 Views

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National, state, Bay Area leaders react to Chauvin verdict

Tuesday's guilty verdict on all three counts against ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by Petra Karenter, on Apr 21, 2021 at 8:28 pm | 1 comment | 2600 Views

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Facebook to host Menlo Park COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday

Starting Saturday, Facebook will convert part of its Menlo Park headquarters into a vaccination clinic for eligible residents...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2021 at 4:41 pm | 2 comments | 3918 Views

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Gary Riekes, founder of Riekes Center, dies at 69

Gary Riekes, founder of the Riekes Center for Human Enhancement in Menlo Park, died March 24, a little more than a week shy...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2021
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on Apr 1, 2021 at 2:41 pm | 2 comments | 9403 Views

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Prep report: Palo Alto boys set a virtual school swimming record

The Palo Alto High 200 free relay team of Ethan Harrington, James Fetter, Eric Gabbassof and Harrison Williams set a school...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2182 Views

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Castilleja wins another dramatic WBAL tennis match

For the second consecutive day, Castilleja waited until the absolute final rally to secure a 4-3 victory in the West Bay...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1938 Views

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Prep report: Menlo tops WBAL rival SH Prep in girls' volleyball

Junior setter Hanna Hoffman recorded a double-double with 24 assists and 11 digs to go with a pair of assists as host Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1695 Views

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Menlo off to a quick start in PAL Ocean Division football victory

Sergio Beltran threw four touchdown passes and rushed for two others in helping Menlo School beat Aragon in a Peninsula Athletic...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1886 Views

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This weekend: Stop Asian Hate protests happening locally

Looking for a way to stand against hate, racism and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders? Here are three...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2021
Last comment by Chris, on Mar 28, 2021 at 8:43 am | 1 comment | 3262 Views

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Californians 50 and older eligible for vaccinations on April 1

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that all Californians 50 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated on April 1, while...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 25, 2021 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments | 4633 Views
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