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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Kepler's hosts forum Thursday on housing crisis

Kepler's Books in Menlo Park will host a forum Thursday, Aug. 18, on the housing crisis -- how high and rapidly rising housing...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Christin, on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:22 pm | 7 comments | 2592 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: New El Camino stoplight is on

Atherton's pedestrian-activated stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue was turned on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Louise68, on Aug 20, 2016 at 5:17 pm | 3 comments | 1532 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Firefighters quickly control grass fire

Firefighters quickly contained a grass fire on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 7) on Grandview Drive in Woodside. A tree in a backyard...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm | 3 comments | 2834 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trump attacks Gold Star family and American hero, accepts Purple Heart: "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier."

Donald "5 Deferment" Trump, while a young 3-sport athlete, claims bone spurs to stay out of Vietnam. A lot of kids got...

Original post made by @cedar - FACTS WITH LINKS on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by a Two-Fer, on Aug 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm | 8 comments | 447 Views

AROUND TOWN

CIty Drones

City employee Derek Schweigart's report presented to the Council in favor of allowing drones at Bayfront park is amateurish...

Original post made by FAA on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Bizarro World, on Aug 20, 2016 at 11:53 am | 1 comment | 354 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Overflow parking at Windy Hill; Town Council seeks solutions

Portola Valley's Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a popular place, perhaps more popular than people had in mind when they...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm | 6 comments | 1793 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Two Challengers and one Incumbent face-off in Peninsula Healthcare District Election

Steve Duncan, at my suggestion, filed as a candidate for the Peninsula Healthcare District Board of Directors. Frank Pagliaro...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Aug 19, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 1627 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Jury rejects negligence claim in I-280 accident involving car, horse

After a 14-day trial in San Mateo County Superior Court, a 12-person jury denied damages to a Menlo Park physician who had...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 19, 2016 at 1:37 pm | 8 comments | 3082 Views

OTHER TOPICS

who is the uglier American, Ryan Lochte or Paul Manafort

Who is the uglier American, Olympic bad-boy Ryan Lochte or alleged Russian spy Paul Manafort?...

Original post made by parent on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 340 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Belle Haven's Cecilia Taylor to challenge council incumbents

Days before the deadline to declare candidacy for the Menlo Park City Council election in November, Belle Haven resident...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:55 pm | 5 comments | 3491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposal aims to narrow the wide gap in educational equity at local schools

Although Willow Oaks School and the Laurel School Upper Campus are both public elementary schools located just blocks apart...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Aug 18, 2016 at 7:57 am | 2 comments | 873 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton 'town hall' meeting set on San Carlos Airport noise issues

As part of San Mateo County's study of noise issues connected to the San Carlos Airport, the county is hosting a town hall...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:48 pm | 32 comments | 3188 Views

OTHER TOPICS

More Republicans Announce Refusal to Vote for Trump

50 GOP foreign policy experts declared Trump to be a menace to national security. Place country before party. Admirable....

Original post made by Marty G on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Palmistry tells all, on Aug 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm | 10 comments | 489 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: The surprising culprit behind power outage

The flash of an explosion, the sounding of a fire alarm, and the darkness of a power outage all followed in quick succession...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Elsie Floriani, on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 3047 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air planes still overhead, despite OK to fly Bay route

Joining Adam Ullman in his North Fair Oaks backyard for a weekday morning cup of coffee makes it clear just what he means...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by Member, on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:35 am | 13 comments | 2671 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: Look for traffic conditions to change as students return to class

Morning and afternoon traffic conditions will be subject to seasonal change starting Wednesday, Aug. 17, as the school year...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Calypso41, on Aug 17, 2016 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 1630 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: New bike racks installed downtown

Bikers pedaling into downtown Menlo Park now have more spots to lock up their wheels on Santa Cruz Avenue. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Karen, on Aug 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm | 5 comments | 2844 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodsider homeowners respond in survey of town's building-review process

For years, Woodside town officials have heard complaints from homeowners and others that the process for getting a building...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by Canada rd, on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:52 pm | 5 comments | 2485 Views

AROUND TOWN

Five years, four months in state prison for Menlo Park, Atherton burglar

A 24-year-old Menlo Park resident, Porfirio Cruz Jimenez-Pimental, was sentenced on Aug. 12 to five years and fours months...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:31 pm | 6 comments | 3964 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: A dozen campaign yard signs go missing overnight

Twelve yard signs supporting Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller's re-election were reported stolen within hours from...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by probably kids, on Aug 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm | 4 comments | 2086 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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