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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 'Ace Hardware Man' Bill Niebling dies at 93

Arthur Winfield "Bill" Niebling, longtime proprietor of Menlo Park's Ace Hardware, cameraman for Betty White and World War...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Judy Castaillac, on Oct 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm | 1 comment | 1464 Views

MENLO PARK

Fears about Guild Theatre may be unfounded, for now

About 10 emails over the past several days have made their way to the Menlo Park City Council's inbox urging the council...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Judy Adams, on Oct 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 4 comments | 2272 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today: Weather conditions elevate fire danger to extreme, fire marshal says

A red-flag warning has been issued due to extreme fire danger today and tomorrow for residents of Portola Valley, Woodside...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1496 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Incumbent Karen Tate withdraws from Portola Valley school board election

Portola Valley School District board member Karen Tate, the only incumbent running for one of the three open board seats...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jenny Lebsack, on Oct 8, 2017 at 10:21 am | 3 comments | 2069 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board member says board president is 'going after' her

Menlo fire board member Virginia Chang Kiraly says a fellow board member warned her recently that board President Peter Carpenter...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sabrina Brennan, on Oct 8, 2017 at 10:10 am | 21 comments | 2886 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Goodbye, mini park

After hearing from a chorus of critics about the temporary pop-up park or "paseo" installed on Curtis Street in downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Oct 7, 2017 at 9:37 am | 18 comments | 2802 Views

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 | 1232 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 | 1524 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 | 372 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 | 3734 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Mayor commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Menlo Park's Mayor Kirsten Keith has signed, and the council approved, a "Mayors for 100% Clean Energy" initiative, which...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Oct 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1720 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 | 803 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 | 2387 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 | 1159 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 | 1549 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 | 2299 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 | 169 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 | 817 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. 77 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 | 3589 Views
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