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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Carriage house demolished at former Roger Reynolds Nursery site

To clear the way for a new 24-condo complex at 133 Encinal Ave. in Menlo Park, the Victorian-style carriage house that was...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 25, 2017 at 8:18 am | 6 comments | 3814 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton approves plans for $37 million civic center

Atherton is on schedule to start construction of a new civic center by the end of the year, but first it will ask voters...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Atherton American, on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:56 pm | 3 comments | 2889 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: New, secure spot to dump unwanted medicine

A secured kiosk has been set up in the main lobby of the Menlo Park Police Department where people can drop off unwanted...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by fwiw, on Feb 24, 2017 at 5:33 pm | 10 comments | 2026 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Drilling begins on emergency water well

Drilling around the clock began Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the Menlo Park Municipal Water District's first emergency well, according...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 24, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 4 comments | 2426 Views

MENLO PARK

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits is closing its doors in Menlo Park

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a local institution which has been owned and operated by the Beltramo family in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by DC MCGlynn, on Feb 24, 2017 at 9:54 am | 38 comments | 19043 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pokemon-themed bonbons on Madera's dessert menu

Tapping into the Pokemon Go craze, the Madera restaurant at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park has added a set of...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1142 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council votes to take no action on ethics investigation

Before an audience of six or seven Woodside residents on Feb. 14, the Town Council put its equivalent of an "Investigation...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Feb 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm | 1 comment | 1402 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: 'Clean energy' program the right choice for local towns

All towns and cities in the county are being asked to participate in what Supervisor Dave Pine calls "the biggest single...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Rob, on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 4 comments | 3153 Views

MENLO PARK

DA: No charges against Menlo Park man arrested on suspicion of rape, robbery

No charges will be filed against a Menlo Park man who was arrested Feb. 16 on suspicion of rape and robbery of a woman in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm | 4 comments | 3563 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: E. Gary Smith sentencing postponed again

For the fifth time, the sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith, former owner of Menalto Cleaners in the Willows area of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Jo mclean, on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 2619 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Woodside council ducks ethics issue, despite code's mandate

The town of Woodside says it spent nearly $27,500 on an ethics-related investigation of one of its longtime volunteers, an...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Feb 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 2575 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police encounters: 'Am I free to leave?'

What are your rights when you are stopped by a police officer? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/02/21/police-encounters-am-i-free-to-leave...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:01 am | 8 comments | 2801 Views

ATHERTON

Jan Chandler: Verdict over Atherton crosswalk fatality doesn't bring Chris back

Chris Chandler never got to meet his first granddaughter. He wasn't there to walk his oldest daughter down the aisle at her...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by S Fuchter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 1 comment | 5868 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Services held for Aisea Mataele, 14, M-A freshman

Services were held Dec. 28 for Aisea Mataele, 14, a freshman at Menlo-Atherton High School, who died Dec. 20 at Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Maia Waissar, on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm | 2 comments | 3790 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Atherton Golfers: How much golf does it take to impede your work productivity?

Folks said that Obama golfed too much. Trump has golfed 6 times in his first month in office. Add in the required naps for...

Original post made by Home Course on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by @Jack Hickey, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments | 452 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Another sentencing delay for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

The long-awaited sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed, again, until 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 3758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Continue the legacy of supporting our local schools by supporting parcel tax

It's fair to say there is a bit more vigor in political discourse on the San Francisco Peninsula these days. Regardless of...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Interested, on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 39 comments | 2837 Views

ATHERTON

Will Noah's Ark pass by the police gym and cafe?

As I write this, Isabella, Almendral, and Selby Lane entrances off El Camino are all completely flooded. Why is the town...

Original post made by Confused on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Clarity, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 609 Views

MENLO PARK

Weeklong series of rain storms for the Bay Area

Rain is forecast for the next six or seven days in the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas, bringing with it the chance...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by hay, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:02 am | 3 comments | 1464 Views

MOVIES

Police, FBI raid Menlo Park home

Police from Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, in the company of an FBI SWAT team, conducted a search of an occupied home in...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm | 3 comments | 1041 Views
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