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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: New baker for farmers' market knows art, science of bread-making

In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Kim, on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 2834 Views

MENLO PARK

San Mateo County enhances protection for 'significant' trees

San Mateo County has beefed up its tree protection regulations after residents of Menlo Oaks, in unincorporated Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Judy Horst, on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:11 am | 7 comments | 2282 Views

AROUND TOWN

Apropos of sourdough

In a tiny village in central France where Fiona Strouts' parents now live, the arrival of the baker and his cargo of homemade...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by maryannd, on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:01 am | 1 comment | 554 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump on Rigged Election: millions of people voted illegally!

MILLIONS VOTED ILLEGALLY!!!!! Sounds like Trump should be in favor of recounts! * Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump...

Original post made by breaking news - election RIGGED! on Nov. 27, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:19 am | 6 comments | 525 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Your perspective on the claims of a Trump landslide?

13% of MP voted for Trump, 87% against. Yet we see so many Trump supporters in the various threads in our Almanac Town Square....

Original post made by St Bernard on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:12 am | 1 comment | 334 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Oak Grove Avenue fire station bites the dust

The demolition of the fire station at 700 Oak Grove Ave. in downtown Menlo Park on Monday, Nov. 28, was a necessary step...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm | 1 comment | 2353 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park council could act on general plan update

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) The Menlo Park City Council will continue its public hearing...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by PX, on Nov 29, 2016 at 9:12 pm | 1 comment | 1568 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Menlo Park general plan update promising, but not ready for adoption

The Menlo Park City Council is poised to approve zoning changes to the portion of the general plan governing the city's M-2...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Nov 29, 2016 at 7:15 pm | 5 comments | 1690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MPCSD Opinion Survey

Just arrived in an unmarked envelope. No return address. Nothing indicating its purpose. Would have assumed it was junk...

Original post made by Menlo Voter. on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm | 4 comments | 586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district answers questions from new board member

Here are the responses to a series of questions posed by incoming Menlo Park City School District board member Caroline Lucas...

Original post made by Barbara Wood on Nov. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board ponders budget, parcel tax choices

Members of the governing board of the Menlo Park City School District continue to struggle with how to balance the district's...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 36 comments | 4297 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Kiwanis Club opens its Christmas tree lot

Santa’s elves, disguised as Menlo Park Kiwanis Club members, opened the club's Christmas Tree lot the day after Thanksgiving. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by John Martin, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 2875 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside extends temporary ban on commercial cultivation of marijuana

Numbers can tell a tale. For example, 65 percent of Woodside voters in the Nov. 8 election voted in support of statewide...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Roberto, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm | 1 comment | 1669 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Losses exceed $54K in two Menlo Park home burglaries

Crime and traffic accident reports from Menlo Park, Woodside and Atherton Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/11/29/police-calls-losses-exceed-54k-in-tw...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Upper ELake, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 5583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

15 Things Wrong with Caroline Lucas'' Plan to Balance the MPCSD Budget - Part 2

To review, in Caroline’s position paper – ““How to Balance the Long Term Budget – Because we are the Smiths –...

Original post made by CPA on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:01 am | 3 comments | 616 Views

AROUND TOWN

What are the issues regarding a new MPCSD parcel tax?

The issues are: 1 - What quality of K-8 education does the community (not just the parents) want to provide? 2 - Is the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 362 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Jason, on Nov 28, 2016 at 2:30 am | 62 comments | 12470 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump settles his fraudulent Trump University racket for $25 MILLION

A strong admission of guilt. Now he has a bigger stage for his fraud. But first, he attacks the first amendment so the...

Original post made by Under Construction on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by weigh safety, on Nov 27, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 9 comments | 605 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton Bears win CCS championship game, 17-0

Talk about saving your best football for last, about saving your best for the most important games of the season. That’s...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2016
Last comment by home boy, on Nov 27, 2016 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 1990 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: More work needed on general plan before approval

At the outset, let us say collectively that we believe there are many positive attributes contained in the proposed general...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by gridlock ahead, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:40 am | 3 comments | 609 Views
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