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MENLO PARK

Six years in prison for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

After being postponed five times, the sentencing hearing for former Menalto Cleaners owner Edwin Gary Smith was finally...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm | 10 comments | 2802 Views

AROUND TOWN

County may pay $450K to settle lawsuit over drug-treatment center

San Mateo County may pay up to $450,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the owners of the Stillpath Retreat Center on Skyline...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1411 Views

MENLO PARK

Trump aide Manafort implicated in pro-Russian protests against US troops

Pelting US Marines with rocks? Trump's personal judgement is so flawed - just this example disqualifies him from even running...

Original post made by Conservative American Home on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Blue Board, on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:53 am | 10 comments | 516 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds turn out for tech rally against federal policies

Hundreds of Silicon Valley workers and supporters rallied against President Donald Trump's administration's policies on immigration,...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by The Donny Remembers!, on Mar 26, 2017 at 10:59 am | 10 comments | 1358 Views

MENLO PARK

Contract awarded for bike, pedestrian rail crossing study

Along the half-mile stretch of Alma Street, from the Palo Alto border to Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, there is no place...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by cyclist, on Mar 25, 2017 at 9:53 pm | 7 comments | 1437 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park donors sponsor high school kids to see 'Hamilton'

Today, 2,200 Bay Area high school students and teachers will gain free bragging rights to an exclusive experience many locals...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Bay Home, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 4 comments | 3189 Views

WOODSIDE

Editorial: Pig chase is cruel, and sends wrong message to kids

Does an event that allows children to chase down frantically fleeing baby pigs to capture one for a ribbon constitute animal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Kelly, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm | 12 comments | 791 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Piggish Truth about Animal Cruelty

It was a surprise to see Ken White, the president of the Peninsula Humane Society, jump in the Pig Scramble debate and take...

Original post made by Christopher Robin on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 306 Views

OTHER TOPICS

JoAnn Loulan, Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser

If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Mar 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm | 3 comments | 1922 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Council approves plan to install license plate-reading cameras

License plate-reading cameras for criminal surveillance are coming to entry and exit points of Portola Valley. A unanimous...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Ben F, on Mar 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 33 comments | 1856 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Tad Taube honored for lifetime achievements

In recognition of philanthropic activities over 40 years, Woodside resident Tad Taube will be honored with a Distinguished...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by bill1940, on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1020 Views

AROUND TOWN

World War II vet honored for heroism after 66 years

Carl Clark of Menlo Park told the hundreds of well-wishers at the Jan. 17 ceremony recognizing his World War II heroism that...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2012
Last comment by Larry A. Moore, on Mar 24, 2017 at 10:26 am | 7 comments | 3380 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park library should double in size, consultants say

Menlo Park's main library in the Civic Center should more than double in size to add rooms for studying, tutoring, meetings...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:13 am | 5 comments | 1935 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City manager gets second bonus in six months

A $4,400 cash bonus for Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre was approved by the City Council last week following a closed...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by 3rd bonus, on Mar 23, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 1543 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Menlo Park may take stand on Trump executive order

When Menlo Park's City Council meets Tuesday (March 14), it may take a stand on President Trump's Jan. 25 executive order,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by NOT tired, on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 27 comments | 3235 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Snapshot on JoAnn Loulan: Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser

If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Brad Hall, on Mar 23, 2017 at 7:17 am | 6 comments | 682 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man charged with attempting to kill police officer at hotel

A man employed by a vendor performing maintenance work at the Stanford Park Hotel has been charged with the attempted murder...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Sometimes, on Mar 22, 2017 at 9:40 pm | 8 comments | 2415 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Man with car in ditch pleads no contest to felony DUI

Redwood City resident Duncan Crawford Burr entered a no-contest plea to one count of felony drunken driving last week in...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jean, on Mar 22, 2017 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 1278 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley creates new sustainability and environmental committee

Sustainability is a key component of the ethos of Portola Valley government, so it might seem surprising that it's 2017 and...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm | 6 comments | 2186 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

School board examines cost-reduction options

Although voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax for the Menlo Park City School District on March 7, the budget woes...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 1211 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.

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