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AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Advance notice of Barack Obama

Early in this decade, I attended a political function at the home of Rep. Anna Eshoo where the guest of honor was Sen. Barbara...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2008
Last comment by home, on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:25 am | 23 comments | 3450 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Race-based assault of nanny reported on Santa Cruz Avenue

A Hispanic woman in her 60s employed as a nanny was pushing a 7-month-old baby in a stroller on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 47 comments | 7993 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 CB, on Mar 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm | 3 comments | 1309 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Recommendation for health care reform

I suggest Obama, Reid and Pelosi commission a one-page bill. It would simply amend the Medicare Act in two ways: to remove...

Original post made by Malcolm Dudley on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by TrumpCare, win or lose, is the road to Medicare for all, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:22 am | 41 comments | 3304 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hiding the true cost of the government schooling system

Historically, the cost per pupil reported by school districts did not include the cost of county and state agencies supporting...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:18 am | 7 comments | 442 Views

ATHERTON

Would it pay for Atherton to leave fire district?

Atherton is seeking a consultant to tell it, among other things, what it would cost the town to provide its own fire and...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:09 am | 32 comments | 2631 Views

AROUND TOWN

How drones might be used to respond to emergencies

It's been almost a year since the Menlo Park Fire Protection District received the authority from the Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 364 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park may sign contract for planning Middle Avenue bike/ped crossing

For people navigating Menlo Park by foot or bike, greater convenience may be one step closer to coming true. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 1081 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: What's next for Menlo Park school district?

While voters in the Menlo Park City School District overwhelmingly approved a $360 parcel tax measure on March 7, the district's...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 14, 2017 at 4:55 pm | 4 comments | 1835 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton drafts angry letter over fire station study

Atherton has drafted a letter to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District complaining that its request to be involved in a...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 1602 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature: Former assemblyman says government should bring people together

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Thomas Paine, on Mar 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm | 1 comment | 2244 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Black men's encounters with police suggest need for civilian oversight of department

The poignant stories of DeBraun Thomas, Jonathan Turner, and JT Faraji, black men featured in the Almanac's cover story by...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Pam Jones, on Mar 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 503 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Missing hiker found alive

A hiker who went missing Thursday afternoon in unincorporated Woodside was found alive Saturday morning (March 11), San Mateo...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2017
Last comment by cowgirl in the city, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 3 comments | 2915 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain, SamTrans opt for 100 percent renewable electricity

Electrical power used by SamTrans and Caltrain in San Mateo County will soon come from 100 percent renewable sources, such...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Reality Check, on Mar 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 1603 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Live up to your principles; end the Pig Scramble

We are Woodside residents who love our town and feel fortunate to live here. We appreciate its natural beauty and outdoor...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jennifer, on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:41 am | 15 comments | 1602 Views

AROUND TOWN

Overheated construction market delays opening of new high school in Menlo Park

With construction to begin in May, a new magnet and tech-oriented high school in Menlo Park is now not expected to open until...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm | 11 comments | 2989 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Search-and-rescue teams searching for missing woman

Sheriff's deputies and search-and-rescue teams are looking for a 56-year-old woman reported to have been hiking with her...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 4774 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley moves to 100% renewable sources for electricity

The availability of electricity from 100 percent renewable resources for Portola Valley residents and businesses begins...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Skylonda , on Mar 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 7 comments | 1743 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton will consider allowing Airbnb-type short-term rentals

After hearing from local residents who urged the town to explore allowing at least some legal use of short-term rental services...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Mar 10, 2017 at 9:34 am | 20 comments | 1778 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs removal of 39 heritage trees at Sharon Green apartments

An application to cut down 39 heritage trees at the Sharon Green apartment complex at 350 Sharon Park Drive in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by birdman, on Mar 9, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 1371 Views
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