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WOODSIDE

Woodside meadow restoration aims to bring back native plants from the past

When Leslie Ballinger moved to Woodside 19 years ago, about a third of the family's three-acre property on Winding Way was...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Oct 7, 2017 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 1319 Views

MENLO PARK

Parents seek safer ways for kids to bike or walk to school

What can be done to keep kids safe who ride their bikes or walk to school? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/09/28/parents-seek-safer-ways-for-childre...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by Oak Knoll, on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:59 pm | 12 comments | 1567 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo Park backs temporary ban on pot businesses

Even though two-thirds of Menlo Park voters supported legalizing recreational marijuana in California last year, pot shops,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Face Value, on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm | 4 comments | 401 Views

AROUND TOWN

County asks federal transportation department to investigate Surf Air

The gloves appear to be off in San Mateo County's fight against Surf Air, just as the airline prepares for a major expansion. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 6, 2017 at 2:32 pm | 17 comments | 3786 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Town Hall to undergo structural analysis

The town of Woodside will be engaging a structural engineer to analyze Town Hall and Independence Hall for resistance to...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Oct 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 5 comments | 854 Views

OTHER TOPICS

FAA considering making Surf Air flight path over Bay official

As the FAA ponders making Surf Air's attempt to respond to local noise complaints by flying over the Bay an official fair...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 5, 2017 at 7:35 pm | 14 comments | 2500 Views

ATHERTON

What to do when first-responders are busy elsewhere

In the past few weeks we have been reminded of the possibility of natural disasters hitting home. So what if a big disaster...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Bill Grove, on Oct 5, 2017 at 5:24 pm | 1 comment | 1215 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council acts to move away from at-large elections

In response to a lawsuit threat alleging that Menlo Park's voting system does not give fair council representation to Latino...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Enuff, on Oct 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm | 2 comments | 1615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley schools: Big board changes coming as district ponders major decisions

As the Portola Valley School District's board ponders several major decisions with long-term implications in coming months...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm | 17 comments | 2410 Views

MENLO PARK

Big turnout for Menlo's historical walking tour

About 65 people got a glimpse into the history of Menlo Park during a recent walking tour that I led as secretary of the...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Bo Crane, on Oct 5, 2017 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 187 Views

OTHER TOPICS

PG&E upgrade is three-year project

The construction work continues at the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. substation at the corner of Ashton Avenue and Alameda de...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Oct 5, 2017 at 8:08 am | 1 comment | 878 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park needs to elect their mayor

Menlo Park City Council is apparently going to change the way we elect council members in response to a threatened lawsuit. Instead...

Original post made by bruce adornato on Oct. 5, 2017
There are no comments yet. 87 Views

AROUND TOWN

How Stanford's El Camino complex will change Menlo Park

For better or worse, Menlo Park's slice of El Camino Real will never be the same. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/04/how-stanfords-el-camino-com...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
Last comment by Mark D., on Oct 4, 2017 at 9:38 pm | 8 comments | 3672 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Molly Alexander, owner of Alpine Inn in Portola Valley, dies at 93

Amelia "Molly" Alexander, for years the proprietress of the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley, was until a few years ago a familiar...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by Jean Erreca, on Oct 4, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 9 comments | 6619 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City staff recommends approval of Greenheart complex

A much-discussed project to build apartments, offices and shops totaling 420,000 square feet at 1300 El Camino Real in Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by Mark D., on Oct 4, 2017 at 6:50 pm | 18 comments | 5301 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park driver cited for throwing hot coffee on traffic enforcement officer

A Menlo Park man faces a possible battery charge after he allegedly threw a cup of hot coffee on a Palo Alto traffic enforcement...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2166 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley: Gas-powered leaf blowers: not just a noise problem

Gasoline-powered leaf blowers are in a family of machines under increasing scrutiny by public agencies seeking to protect...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by Gutters, on Oct 4, 2017 at 8:56 am | 11 comments | 2086 Views

MENLO PARK

PG&E upgrade is three-year project

The construction work continues at the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. substation at the corner of Ashton Avenue and Alameda de...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2017
Last comment by Penelope, on Oct 3, 2017 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 421 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District threatened by lawsuit

Another topic in this forum, "Sequoia Healthcare District moving to "zone-based" elections" https://www.almanacnews.com/square/2017/09/21/sequoia-healthcare-district-moving-to-zone...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 3, 2017
There are no comments yet. 172 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Woodside Airbnb operator cited for code violation

Crime reports for Woodside, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/03/police-calls-woodside-airbnb-operator-cited-for-cod...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Oct 3, 2017 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2606 Views
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