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AROUND TOWN

20th Anniversary of San Mateo County's largest unsolved homicide - One of the deadliest residential structure fires in the Nation

April 26, 1997, twenty years ago, in the City of East Palo, at 6.09 am, firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 316 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Which Trump policy will have the greatest effect on Menlo Park?

The wall? Repeal ObamaCare? Breaking apart the EU and NATO? Trade war (or worse) with China? Opening arctic...

Original post made by Labs on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by trading desk, on Apr 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm | 16 comments | 613 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside tonight: New rules for secondary dwelling units?

Woodside's Town Council may revise tonight (March 14) zoning rules governing the building and use of accessory dwelling units...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Joan, on Apr 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm | 4 comments | 1492 Views

OTHER TOPICS

SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds

San Francisco and Peninsula elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by TedSal, on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 4 comments | 893 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two nonprofits merging; both help students from lower-income families

Peninsula Bridge, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, announced April 26 that the organization will merge with Building Futures...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1720 Views

AROUND TOWN

Have aspirations to become a news reporter?

The Almanac is looking for summer interns with an interest in learning news reporting skills for online and print. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
There are no comments yet. 676 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Crime reports from Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park

This information is from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2065 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Is the Fair Political Practices Commission(FPPC) really FAIR?

While following up on this FPPC action: "24. In the Matter of Committee to Support Menlo Park Schools, Yes on Parcel...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 21, 2017
Last comment by ol' home week, on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:20 am | 5 comments | 513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Karen Peterson named to Woodside High School Hall of Fame

Woodside High School will honor alumnus and longtime volunteer Karen Peterson, inducting her into the school's Hall of Fame...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Brenda Norwood, on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 3 comments | 3325 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight's Menlo Park council meeting: parking, bike lanes and more

The Menlo Park City Council will meet tonight, Dec. 6, for its second-to-last meeting in 2016, and, as may be expected, has...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1136 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: New residential complex may force widening of Mountain Wood Lane

If Woodside issues one more building permit to develop an undeveloped parcel on Mountain Wood Lane, the fire code will require...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Unique perspective, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:46 am | 6 comments | 1448 Views

MENLO PARK

Why Doesn't The Bike Project Field Trial Evaluate Bike Safety?

A few weeks ago, a collision between my road bike and a white pick-up truck on Woodside Road reminded me that even well marked...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Apr 22, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 275 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituary: Bruce Halperin, M.D., Woodside resident

Woodside resident Dr. Bruce D. Halperin died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on Sept. 8 while hiking in Montana with his...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Karla House, on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 13 comments | 5614 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain CEO Jim Hartnett awarded big Salary increase

Noticed by few, at the end of the April 6 2017 the Caltrain Board meeting, Jim Hartnett’s employment contract was amended...

Original post made by morris brown on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm | 12 comments | 673 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton approves cost-benefit study of fire services

Atherton's City Council has given the go-ahead to a cost-benefit study of fire services in town, something that has soured...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm | 24 comments | 1650 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Atherton may adopt fire district review contract

A $49,500 contract to examine the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's finances, and look at other ways Atherton might get...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 23 comments | 1128 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside seeks residents' help to re-examine town ethics code

In the wake of a months-long investigation of a town volunteer, the Woodside Town Council is looking for residents interested...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Let's not mislead, on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:17 am | 10 comments | 1510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's school, only different: Hillview mini-courses offered for fourth year

Eighth-graders at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park spent April 3-7 in one of eight mini-courses, ranging from international...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:20 am | 8 comments | 2131 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park weighs 'sanctuary city' status, bike route

The Menlo Park City Council will have its hands full tonight considering whether it should adopt a "sanctuary city" ordinance,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Think deeper, on Apr 21, 2017 at 8:47 am | 17 comments | 1450 Views

SPORTS

Editorial: Written comments only at aircraft noise workshop

Aircraft noise is a fact of life on the Midpeninsula, but especially in the Portola Valley and Woodside areas that often...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1984 Views
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Palo Alto: Bon Vivant to be replaced by bakery
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