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AROUND TOWN

Feds approve $647M grant to electrify Caltrain

Caltrain's electrification project can move forward as the Federal Transit Administration plans to sign a $647 million grant...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Gertrude, 21 minutes ago | 1 comment | 137 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Affordable housing: County wrestles with spending choices

As the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors looks at spending more on affordable housing, it has run into complications...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Joan, 45 minutes ago | 14 comments | 1291 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spare the Air Alert Monday in the Bay Area

A Spare the Air alert for smog in the San Francisco Bay Area has been issued for Monday, officials with the Bay Area Air...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Bette, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 332 Views

AROUND TOWN

Almanac wins six awards in statewide news contest

The Almanac staff won six statewide awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association contest, it was announced Saturday....

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by calypso41, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 792 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Deputy DA again facing state bar sanctions over alleged dishonesty

Melissa McKowan, a San Mateo County deputy district attorney and the subject of a March 2013 sanction by the state bar over...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by mpcitizen, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 585 Views

OTHER TOPICS

In Trump's wake: Locals take leadership role in campaigns to elect Democrats

The Republican party controls 33 state legislatures, dominance that did not happen overnight or by accident, but the election...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by NOT as nasty, 4 hours ago | 28 comments | 2023 Views

OTHER TOPICS

President Obama has had a tough week

This week will mark the 37th time House Republicans have tried to repeal Obamacare. If Republicans really wanted to do away...

Original post made by Potomac Fever on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by more than R W Reagan, 5 hours ago | 23 comments | 5820 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook expected to lease eight-story Menlo Gateway office building

In addition to nearly a million square feet of office space the city of Menlo Park has authorized Facebook to build, the...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 6 hours ago | 15 comments | 3400 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook proposes changes to its Menlo Park expansion project

Facebook wants permission from Menlo Park to make changes to its expansion project at 301-309 Constitution Drive, which the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Joe, 6 hours ago | 9 comments | 2068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saturday: Time to register for AYSO in Menlo Park, Atherton

Signups for AYSO fall 2017 soccer in Menlo Park and Atherton are on Saturday, May 20, at the Hillview Middle School Library. Read...

Original post made on May. 20, 2017
Last comment by Daniel Fughs, on May 20, 2017 at 11:17 pm | 1 comment | 483 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Project launched to rebuild Willow/101 interchange

Work has officially begun on a project to rebuild the Willow Road and U.S. 101 interchange, following a groundbreaking event...

Original post made on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by Disgusted, on May 20, 2017 at 11:05 pm | 6 comments | 1515 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New GOP chair focuses on local elected offices

In a county where Democratic registered voters exceed Republican by three to one, former Menlo Park Councilman John Boyle...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on May 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm | 7 comments | 1230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Officials break ground for tech high school in Menlo Park

A ceremonial groundbreaking took place Wednesday for a new tech-oriented public high school in Menlo Park. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by J.E.M., on May 20, 2017 at 11:40 am | 3 comments | 1806 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council appoints 10 to city commissions

The Menlo Park City Council has filled four city commission and committee seats and reappointed six commissioners. Read...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by volunteer, on May 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm | 2 comments | 958 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside school board rescinds action Almanac cited as Brown Act violation

The governing board of the Woodside Elementary School District has rescinded actions taken at a May 1 meeting that the Almanac...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 1036 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school superintendent to join Ravenswood district

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, will take on a new role as chief innovations...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 19, 2017 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 1438 Views

MENLO PARK

Affordable housing: County plans to spend $44 million over two years

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to spend more than a quarter of the $160 million from the Measure...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by buy land, on May 19, 2017 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 830 Views

WOODSIDE

Volunteer says Woodside's ethics probe violated her constitutional rights

A former volunteer in Woodside has filed a claim against the town and its current and previous mayors, alleging that her...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by awatkins, on May 19, 2017 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 1086 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary School District spends $584,000 to dismiss teacher

Woodside Elementary School District spent more than $584,000 in taxpayer funds to dismiss a teacher after an administrative...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Danish, on May 18, 2017 at 11:53 pm | 10 comments | 3261 Views

AROUND TOWN

County may put lid on 'noisy aircraft' at San Carlos Airport

San Mateo County has drafted an ordinance that would put a curfew on the hours and numbers of "noisy aircraft" landing or...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by pilot, on May 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm | 34 comments | 4097 Views
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