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MENLO PARK

Facebook's new plans win Planning Commission OK

A debate over the aesthetics of a proposed 8-story parking garage dominated the Menlo Park Planning Commission's discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Willows Resident, 40 minutes ago | 1 comment | 154 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council splinters on grade separations

The Menlo Park City Council's answer to the nearly $400 million question: "One grade separation, or three, at Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Read my lips, 1 hour ago | 53 comments | 3657 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Menlo Park district fire board may appoint new member

The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is scheduled to appoint a new director on Tuesday night, to fill the...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 581 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Curtis Street park trial failed; city needs to figure out why

In September the Menlo Park City Council abruptly terminated its three-year, downtown pocket park experiment after the temporary...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Downtown, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 370 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Bonus approved, 5 percent raise considered for city manager

The Menlo Park City Council approved a $6,654 bonus for City Manager Alex McIntyre, 3 percent of his salary, on Oct. 10,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by whatever, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 198 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council may reconsider West Menlo annexation in January

Residents of West Menlo Park who have petitioned to join Menlo Park will have to wait at least until January to see if their...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Bob, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 736 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Firefighters douse structure fire in Menlo Oaks neighborhood

Firefighters needed about 12 minutes to control a fire that burned a shed, a fence and vegetation early on Sunday morning...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Wong, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 1244 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs hikes in pay, benefits for city employees

The Menlo Park City Council has unanimously approved spending more than $1.9 million for pay and benefit increases for 192...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2017
Last comment by Just the facts, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 720 Views

MENLO PARK

Critics question wisdom of rebuilding Menlo Park's main library

A plan to accept a multi-million-dollar gift from developer John Arrillaga to rebuild the Menlo Park main library has its...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Julie R, 20 hours ago | 17 comments | 2026 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council could approve major spending for library system

Menlo Park staff are greasing the usual bureaucratic stops to take advantage of local billionaire John Arrillaga's offer...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by library , on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:11 am | 10 comments | 1390 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Loud and late music in Atherton

Doesn't Atherton have any noise regulations? It's 11:45pm Saturday night and I can still hear with windows closed the very...

Original post made by whatever on Oct. 14, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school district open to new funding plan

Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Gloria Hernandez-Goff announced Oct. 5 that she plans to re-enter conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 11 comments | 1823 Views

AROUND TOWN

For the love of horses

What is it about the horse that intrigues us, captivates the eye, fires the imagination? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/10/11/for-the-love-o...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Rebekah, on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:03 pm | 1 comment | 115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Fire board should broaden representation with appointment

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board will soon appoint a new board member to fill a vacant seat. There are seven...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
Last comment by Robert Jones, on Oct 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm | 9 comments | 1042 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Council to forge ahead on affordable housing

Four undeveloped properties owned by the town of Portola Valley might be worth further examination for affordable housing,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Tired, on Oct 13, 2017 at 12:35 am | 5 comments | 1076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley students gather donations for Houston hurricane victims

Corte Madera School students spent two-and-a-half weeks gathering donations to put together hundreds of personal hygiene...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by Bill D Bird, on Oct 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm | 3 comments | 864 Views

MENLO PARK

Draft master plan for Bedwell Bayfront Park heads to Parks & Rec Commission

The future of Bedwell Bayfront Park might include a boat launch, a ranger and more amenities. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Beth, on Oct 12, 2017 at 4:48 am | 2 comments | 831 Views

MENLO PARK

Donald Trump attacks a Menlo Park company (again)

CBS News report: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/09/27/trump-calls-facebook-anti-trump-after-it-aids-russia-probe/ "Facebook...

Original post made by Mark on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by twotable, on Oct 11, 2017 at 11:38 pm | 9 comments | 352 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Person cited for flying drone with camera over Atherton home

Crime reports from Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/10/police-calls-drone-operator-caught-bullet-plummets-through-interior...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by MCbt, on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 2252 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gov. Brown signs off on Caltrain's sales-tax measure

The approval of Senate Bill 797 will allow Caltrain to move ahead with a sales-tax increase proposal. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 11, 2017 at 5:17 pm | 1 comment | 754 Views
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