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ATHERTON

Atherton to consider poles, trees, alarms, tax on Wednesday

In addition to the fire services fiscal review, on the Atherton City Council's agenda Wednesday there are: Caltrain poles,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm | 12 comments | 1290 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's behind former Filoli employees' departures?

Documents the Almanac obtained from a Public Records Act request may shine light on why at least a dozen Filoli employees...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Lizzie H, on Jan 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm | 7 comments | 4040 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Self-made gallerist launches new art, event space

Opening an art gallery and event space had been a years-long dream for Menlo Park's Jill Layman. As a single mom with little...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 2427 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council may bring 'charter' option to voters

To kick off 2018, the Menlo Park City Council is going to be digging deeper than just setting new goals -- though that's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by athertonhorses, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 1021 Views

MENLO PARK

Coffeebar opens in Menlo Park

Menlo Park now has a new caffeine option: Coffeebar, which "soft opened" on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 1149 Chestnut St. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2018
Last comment by athertonhorses, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 3764 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Deputies encounter man with firearm and loaded, large-capacity magazine

Crime reports from Woodside, Menlo Park, Ladera and West Menlo Park Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/14/police-calls-deputies-encounter-man-with-fi...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jan 17, 2018 at 9:39 am | 1 comment | 2446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton study shows taxpayers pay more than twice what fire services cost

A study of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District commissioned by Atherton shows that the district spends less than half...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by HLipton, on Jan 17, 2018 at 7:15 am | 40 comments | 4686 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Park renamed in honor of WWII hero Karl Clark

The city of Menlo Park will formally rename the 1-acre Marketplace Park in Belle Haven after Karl Clark, a World War II Navy...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by John Lavrakas, on Jan 17, 2018 at 6:54 am | 1 comment | 1128 Views

MENLO PARK

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak at Stanford

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to discuss the future of Syria during an event at Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Jose Izmirian, on Jan 17, 2018 at 4:57 am | 1 comment | 920 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Change is hard

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

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by DeeDee Stovel, on Jan 16, 2018 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 225 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Filoli reaches employee lawsuit settlement •Management of historic estate accused of age discrimination, other violations.

A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing Filoli of age discrimination and other violations of employment...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Lonnie Wilson, on Jan 16, 2018 at 7:36 am | 1 comment | 234 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley promotes safer rodent control

Portola Valley is turning a common pest problem into a plug for environmental preservation. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/13/portola-valley-prom...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Ginger Hummer Creevy, on Jan 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm | 2 comments | 1150 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Make Menlo Park great again with Trump-linked lobbyist?

Hiring a lobbying firm closely associated with President Trump does not sit right with much of the Menlo Park community,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Fake News?, on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm | 35 comments | 2580 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local filmmakers to launch documentary series on Silicon Valley

Menlo Park documentarian duo Kiki Kapany and Michael Schwarz of Kikim Media are releasing a three-part documentary all about...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2018
Last comment by Susie Norris, on Jan 14, 2018 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 2271 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Council works to resolve civic center-related negative cash flow

A close look has shown Atherton officials that they should have all the money needed to build a new civic center, but also...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Jan 13, 2018 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 924 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Don Brawner, slow growth advocate, dies at 84

Don Brawner, a longtime advocate for slow growth in Menlo Park, died on Dec. 10 at age 84. A memorial service is set for...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:58 pm | 11 comments | 1799 Views

MOVIES

Portola Valley doctor adept with scalpel and chisel

For Portola Valley resident and notable plastic surgeon Dr. Burt Brent, the letters BG and AG -- in the manner of BC and...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by gregg brent, on Jan 12, 2018 at 2:38 pm | 3 comments | 2745 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton mulls regulating private gates into park

Fifteen homes on Felton Gables Drive in Menlo Park have an unusual asset on their property: a back gate leading directly...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 1650 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton has construction ahead, and cash flow problems

Atherton officials project they will have the funds to build a new civic center, but also cash flow problems, as the project...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:06 am | 11 comments | 1126 Views

AROUND TOWN

Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 1391 Views
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