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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: It's time to ax the M-A Senior Fashion Show

I'm excited to send my daughter to Menlo-Atherton High School next year. At the Open House a few weeks ago, I was moved to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Catherine, on Apr 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 26 comments | 5752 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton council set to sign contract for Menlo Park fire district review

A $49,500 contract to examine the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's finances, and look at other ways Atherton might get...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Linda Craig, on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does Menlo Park really care about Safe Routes? We'll find out at City Council meeting

Much lip service has been paid in Menlo Park to the concepts of "Safe Routes" and "Complete Streets". In theory, providing...

Original post made by Jen Wolosin on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm | 20 comments | 1200 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary will keep two principals

With a parcel tax on the ballot and the resignation of one of its two principals, the one-school Woodside Elementary School...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1279 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Does the pig scramble reflect Woodside's values?

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress is judged by the way its Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/04/05/guest-opinion-does-the-pig-s...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by DoGooder, on Apr 18, 2017 at 11:32 pm | 28 comments | 1382 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Food-to-go outlet planned for Alice's Restaurant

It's not uncommon for customers of Alice's Restaurant in Woodside to plan a quick stop for a quick meal on their way to the...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by EspressoYourself, on Apr 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 1879 Views

MENLO PARK

Firefighters deserve high pay, chief says

Firefighters, says Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman, deserve to be well paid. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Zephyrab, on Apr 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments | 2749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year

The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Zephyrab, on Apr 18, 2017 at 4:27 am | 86 comments | 6208 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton names new police chief

Steven D. McCulley, who has been serving concurrently as police chief in two cities in the state of Washington, is Atherton's...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm | 6 comments | 1769 Views

MENLO PARK

Report: Menlo Park issues permits for hundreds of housing units

Since 2014, Menlo Park has been on a trajectory to reverse its reticence toward housing growth. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Progress, on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 5 comments | 2361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school tax campaign committee faces fine for reporting violations

The committee that backed the Menlo Park City School District's recent parcel tax has agreed to pay a $678 fine for violating...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 3 comments | 1294 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Driver suffers major injuries in crash

A man in his 20s was severely injured in Menlo Park early Sunday morning (April 16) after the vehicle he was driving slammed...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3223 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Sheriff's Office investigates another Portola Valley burglary

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday that it is investigating another residential burglary in Portola...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2017
Last comment by margomca, on Apr 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments | 1591 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees

The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:32 am | 102 comments | 10248 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Westbound Sand Hill Road reopens

Westbound Sand Hill Road, between Branner Road and Saga Way, which had been closed for an accident investigation, is now...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Apr 16, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 1330 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to all Menlo/Athertonian/Woodsider/PV-ites on their contributions to Trump's 30 day defeat of ISIS

"I have a plan, a very secret plan, to defeat ISIS in 30 days" Day 31 - he could not have done it without all our work,...

Original post made by New Deal Home on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Lance the Org, on Apr 16, 2017 at 10:05 am | 16 comments | 600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Woodside Elementary tax measure win holds at 73% of voters

The county on Thursday released an updated count on Woodside Elementary School District's parcel tax win on Tuesday, reporting...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by PARCEL tax payer, on Apr 16, 2017 at 8:14 am | 2 comments | 1659 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Forget about "replace". Repeal Obamacare and get government out of the way

If today's vote fails, Trump should call for a vote for a simple repeal of Obamacare. Government is the problem, they...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 15, 2017 at 11:30 am | 19 comments | 533 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Town Council being asked to waste public funds

14 April 2017 Dear Town Council Members, Please do not spend $49,500 of the Town of Atherton’s limited tax revenues...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 124 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside to hold soapbox derby May 7

Woodside's soapbox derby will be held Sunday, May 7, in the Woodside town center parking lot at 2955 Woodside Road. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 401 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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