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Portola Valley: Large tortoise returns home

A large tortoise that paid a surprise visit Monday morning to a Portola Valley home on Wyndham Drive was claimed last night...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:59 am | 5 comments | 1733 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Burglaries, thefts in Atherton, Menlo Park

Crime reports from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/06/27/police-calls-burglaries-thefts-in-atherton-m...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2017
Last comment by Tiki, on Jun 28, 2017 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 2299 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Project launched to rebuild Willow/101 interchange

Work has officially begun on a project to rebuild the Willow Road and U.S. 101 interchange, following a groundbreaking event...

Original post made on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by Arne, on Jun 27, 2017 at 12:03 pm | 8 comments | 2585 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Community Foundation ramps up support for immigrants

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is ramping up grants to nonprofit organizations devoted to advising and ensuring...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2017
Last comment by home front, on Jun 27, 2017 at 8:54 am | 6 comments | 1129 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Legislation introduced to allow Caltrain sales tax

State legislation introduced Wednesday would allow Caltrain to seek voter approval for a new sales tax to help cover capital...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 27, 2017 at 7:17 am | 22 comments | 1949 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City could name park after WWII hero Carl Clark

Two residents in Belle Haven have asked the city of Menlo Park to consider renaming their neighborhood's Market Place Park...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by Favorite Will D. , on Jun 26, 2017 at 8:04 pm | 14 comments | 1801 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies; community rallied to raise funds

Update: The young man described in this story, Aisea Mataele, was taken off of life support in the early evening of Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Andrea, on Jun 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm | 5 comments | 25279 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why one Harvard MBA is dedicating his career to narrowing the opportunity gap

Thirteen years ago, Peter Fortenbaugh, who holds a Harvard MBA and a Princeton bachelor's degree in economics, left the job...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Becky, on Jun 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm | 2 comments | 4307 Views

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County considering spending close to $1 million on airport noise issue

San Mateo County's Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday morning to consider spending close to $1 million on items related...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by boadicea, on Jun 26, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 36 comments | 3239 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 'Sunshine' calendar question in limbo

A proposal made in April by Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller to require each council member, planning commissioner...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2017
Last comment by pdj , on Jun 24, 2017 at 6:40 pm | 20 comments | 2166 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Fire district offers $175K for special stoplights

While the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District on June 20 agreed to pay half the cost of two pedestrian-activated...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Tricia Barr, on Jun 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm | 15 comments | 2662 Views

AROUND TOWN

Union-backed bill to cut government contract work draws ire

A California Assembly bill, backed by government unions, that would set limits on how cities contract for services has drawn...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jun 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 2 comments | 474 Views

MENLO PARK

Goodbye, Plantation: West Menlo deli and cafe shutters

Plantation Deli Cafe, a West Menlo Park deli and cafe, closed Thursday, June 8, according to a note displayed on the inside...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2017
Last comment by AJG, on Jun 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm | 4 comments | 2021 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Atherton council to discuss budget, civic center costs

Atherton's City Council meets tonight, June 21, to discuss adopting a 2017-18 budget with $13 million in general fund spending,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Jun 24, 2017 at 11:27 am | 16 comments | 1067 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Study: Displaced residents face many other obstacles

Low-income renters who are displaced from their homes tend to experience many adverse impacts in other areas of their lives,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 23, 2017 at 12:53 pm | 12 comments | 2162 Views

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Does Woodside's use permit allow pig scramble at July Fourth rodeo?

The Woodside Planning Commission on Wednesday, on a 3-1-1 vote, declined to take up the question of whether the pig scramble...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by Jesse, on Jun 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm | 22 comments | 2114 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside postpones review of ethics code on advice of legal counsel

A pause is in effect on an initiative, begun in March, to form a committee of Woodside residents to review and make recommendations...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by Grey Seal, on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 1110 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: We're on the way to meet emission-reduction goal

Five years ago, our city's leaders — who are all still City Council members today — adopted an ambitious but...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti, on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 464 Views

AROUND TOWN

Decision on new sheriff up to county supervisors

Sheriff Greg Munks announced recently that he will be retiring due to health reasons on July 16, with more than two years...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 23, 2017 at 7:42 am | 8 comments | 809 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City School District still has budget woes

The Menlo Park City School District's governing board has adopted a budget that shows the district will have to dip into...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by Disappointed, on Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 am | 44 comments | 2614 Views
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