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WOODSIDE

Two gunmen rob Woodside bank this morning

Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for two people who robbed the Chase Bank in Woodside this morning, armed with...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2018
Last comment by KDahl, 43 minutes ago | 4 comments | 1765 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Caltrain's electrification plans 'a disaster'

I have been an attorney for 50 years here on the Peninsula and have spent 10 of those years working, at no charge, in fighting...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Standard Designs, 45 minutes ago | 15 comments | 596 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Change is hard: Filoli enters its second century, but some long for the past

For 29 years Filoli, the historic Woodside estate owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, celebrated the holiday...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by betsaloo, 1 hour ago | 28 comments | 2471 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Grade separation is a golden opportunity for Menlo Park

Imagine yourself in an awful predicament when an unavoidable future event will have a large negative impact on you and many...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 526 Views

WOODSIDE

Filoli reaches employee lawsuit settlement

Filoli has reached a confidential settlement to a lawsuit alleging age discrimination brought by four employees who were...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by Georgia V., 3 hours ago | 25 comments | 4238 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Meeting set for Tuesday on Stanford expansion

Residents will have one of the last opportunities to give oral input on Stanford University's General Use Permit application...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 971 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo: Government shutdown an 'embarrassment'

The federal government went into shutdown mode early Saturday morning after the U.S. Senate failed to get the needed 60 votes...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm | 5 comments | 625 Views

MENLO PARK

Three-story building planned for Menlo Avenue moving forward

A proposal to build a three-story mixed-use building at 840 Menlo Ave., adjacent to Draeger's Market and at the corner of...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Judy, on Jan 21, 2018 at 1:45 am | 4 comments | 1357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: 'Inappropriate contact' with student under investigation

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations by a former student at Corte Madera School in Portola...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2018
Last comment by paws, on Jan 21, 2018 at 12:23 am | 1 comment | 1516 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: First three picked to help draw city districts

With little fanfare during Tuesday's City Council meeting last night (Jan. 16), interim City Clerk Clay Curtin reached into...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Charles "C.J" Jameson, on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:58 pm | 3 comments | 1012 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook found in compliance with Menlo Park agreements

At Facebook's annual check-in with the city, the Planning Commission voted 5-0 in agreement that the company is making a...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jan 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm | 1 comment | 1092 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Pressure grows for downtown parking garage

A group of Menlo Park's downtown business owners is rallying community support for a downtown parking garage. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 19, 2018 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 2043 Views

AROUND TOWN

Raises, more benefits, for non-firefighter employees approved by Menlo fire board

Fire board President Chuck Bernstein cast the only vote against a new three-year contract for the Menlo fire district's non-firefighter...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Jan 19, 2018 at 5:54 pm | 7 comments | 1934 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council OKs up to $175K to save five heritage oaks

Atherton's City Council has agreed to spend some of the limited pool of funds it has for a new civic center to try to save...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Poor Decision, on Jan 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm | 4 comments | 1820 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park seeks to fund local arts performances

Menlo Park's Community Services Department is collecting grant applications between now and March 1 from local arts organizations...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Sandy Bardas, on Jan 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 646 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Wrapping up 30-year run, Richard Hine says farewell

Longtime Almanac editor Richard Hine is retiring, but he promises that he'll be "keeping an eye on The Almanac" even as he...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Elianne, on Jan 19, 2018 at 1:24 pm | 8 comments | 1968 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park meeting: Attendees prefer current site for proposed new library

If a new Menlo Park main library is going to be built, it should be on the library's current site. That seemed to be the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by pay it forward, on Jan 19, 2018 at 2:12 am | 2 comments | 1056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: Enrollment drops in all local elementary school districts

The high prices of local housing may be pushing young families away from local school districts, a demographer's report says,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm | 22 comments | 5301 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: 29 apply for Menlo Park district advisory committee

The applications may have come in last-minute, but they came in. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/10/menlo-park-33-apply-for-district-advisory-com...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Rube, on Jan 18, 2018 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 1924 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Site, uses of new Menlo Park library up for discussion

Questions of where to locate a planned new Menlo Park main library and what other uses should be accommodated there are among...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by really?, on Jan 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm | 14 comments | 1179 Views
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