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PORTOLA VALLEY

Saying it needs more time, Portola Valley opts to submit revised housing element late

With under a week until the deadline for a compliant housing element, and facing possible fines and other repercussions,...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2023
Last comment by Liesel, 34 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1920 Views

ATHERTON

Steph and Ayesha Curry oppose upzoning of Atherton property near their home

Steph and Ayesha Curry penned a letter to Atherton officials saying they are against developing a lot near their house into...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by Frozen, 18 hours ago | 12 comments | 31631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Sequoia school board's secrecy is undemocratic and irresponsible

Menlo-Atherton students weigh in on the departure of the district superintendent, arguing the school board has some explaining...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 30, 2023 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 1566 Views

MENLO PARK

Why build 550 housing units instead of 1,700? Menlo Park commission seeks much higher density for Parkline project at SRI campus

The Menlo Park Planning Commission recommended a higher density of housing units while reviewing the Parkline development’s...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 29, 2023 at 8:38 am | 7 comments | 2794 Views

WOODSIDE

In the year ahead, housing, parking and other infrastructure on Woodside mayor's plate

Woodside Mayor Chris Shaw expects a lot of his focus this year to be on state housing mandates, though it wouldn't be his...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1519 Views

MENLO PARK

New San Mateo County sheriff aims to build community trust with new program

In her second week as the sheriff of San Mateo County, Sheriff Christina Corpus launched a new program for law enforcement...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1748 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission seeks to curb displacement and fill city-owned lots with affordable homes

Menlo Park's Planning Commission highlighted the ideas of city-owned affordable housing and anti-displacement measures at...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by MP Father, on Jan 27, 2023 at 3:11 pm | 27 comments | 4137 Views

AROUND TOWN

Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence

Nearly 200 Meta content moderators who used to work at the tech company’s Mountain View office and now work in Fremont...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 27, 2023 at 7:35 am | 3 comments | 2182 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Coastal farmworkers eke out a living amid hardship

Shootings, wildfires, the pandemic and other challenges have tested the Coastside's isolated communities, but many of its...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Tecsi, on Jan 26, 2023 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1156 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton: Planning Commission recommends town dump rezoning along El Camino for more expansive overlays

With about a week to go before a state deadline, Atherton's housing element is still in flux, with the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by Fight for Democracy, on Jan 24, 2023 at 5:22 pm | 2 comments | 2023 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton resident targeted by protesters asks for more restrictions on picketing

An Atherton resident who said he was targeted by paid protesters last year is asking the City Council to do more than limit...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by Fight for Democracy, on Jan 24, 2023 at 1:58 pm | 3 comments | 2169 Views

MENLO PARK

Three clerks in Menlo Park cited for selling alcohol to minors

Three clerks and servers in Menlo Park were cited Jan. 20 for the sale of alcohol to minors following a decoy operation by...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2023
Last comment by Happy Resident, on Jan 23, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 3178 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Mayor Jen Wolosin wants to look at the big picture in 2023

Menlo Park's new mayor for 2023 is Jen Wolosin, who promises to prioritize her campaign promises while remaining flexible. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Rachel, on Jan 21, 2023 at 6:27 am | 2 comments | 2105 Views

AROUND TOWN

Missing-dog mystery sparks police investigation

Carolina Bruchilari thought her beloved German shepherd, Scott, would only be gone for two weeks when she entrusted him to...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2023
Last comment by Nanc, on Jan 20, 2023 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 6331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For the second time in two years, the Sequoia District begins the search for a new superintendent

Teachers, parents and local officials said they were “left with more questions than answers” after a special board meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 20, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1928 Views

ATHERTON

Referring to themselves as the 'poverty pocket' of Atherton, some residents facing upzoning threaten legal action

A group of Atherton residents is pushing back against a plan to upzone their lots to allow for denser housing development...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Fight for Democracy, on Jan 19, 2023 at 5:56 pm | 2 comments | 5188 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council appoints Maria Doerr to District 5 seat

The Menlo Park City Council has a new member. Maria Doerr was appointed to represent District 5 at a special Jan. 9 meeting,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 19, 2023 at 12:34 pm | 28 comments | 6137 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Colder temperatures and king tides in the Bay Area's five-day forecast

Dry weather in the Bay Area's forecast is a welcome relief from recent storms, but it will bring chilly temperatures for...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Water Wary, on Jan 19, 2023 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 1274 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton City Council could limit picketing outside of homes

The Atherton City Council will vote at a Jan. 18 meeting on whether to limit targeted demonstrations in town, following last...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jan 18, 2023 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments | 2905 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police: Burglary reported at home on Polhemus Avenue

Police are searching for the burglars who broke into an Atherton home on Jan. 13. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2023/01/17/burglary-reported-in-atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Joy, on Jan 18, 2023 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 2244 Views
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