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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 fran rametta, on Oct 18, 2017 at 6:22 am | 2 comments | 1806 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook's new plans win Planning Commission OK

A debate over the aesthetics of a proposed 8-story parking garage dominated the Menlo Park Planning Commission's discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm | 3 comments | 1129 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: City needs to accept gift, move forward with plans to build two new libraries

Menlo Park has been presented with a tremendous opportunity to create two 21st century libraries: a new main library in the...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Elaine Cummings, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 1 comment | 151 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Health care district addresses legality of election system

The threat of a lawsuit over how candidates are elected to the board of the Sequoia Healthcare District may create a more...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by busylady, on Oct 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 1196 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Firefighters douse structure fire in Menlo Oaks neighborhood

Firefighters needed about 12 minutes to control a fire that burned a shed, a fence and vegetation early on Sunday morning...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Wong, on Oct 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm | 2 comments | 1809 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs hikes in pay, benefits for city employees

The Menlo Park City Council has unanimously approved spending more than $1.9 million for pay and benefit increases for 192...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2017
Last comment by Just the facts, on Oct 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm | 2 comments | 1033 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council could approve major spending for library system

Menlo Park staff are greasing the usual bureaucratic stops to take advantage of local billionaire John Arrillaga's offer...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by library , on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:11 am | 10 comments | 1490 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Loud and late music in Atherton

Doesn't Atherton have any noise regulations? It's 11:45pm Saturday night and I can still hear with windows closed the very...

Original post made by whatever on Oct. 14, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 155 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school district open to new funding plan

Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Gloria Hernandez-Goff announced Oct. 5 that she plans to re-enter conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 11 comments | 1912 Views

AROUND TOWN

For the love of horses

What is it about the horse that intrigues us, captivates the eye, fires the imagination? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/10/11/for-the-love-o...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Rebekah, on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:03 pm | 1 comment | 144 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Fire board should broaden representation with appointment

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board will soon appoint a new board member to fill a vacant seat. There are seven...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
Last comment by Robert Jones, on Oct 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm | 9 comments | 1127 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Council to forge ahead on affordable housing

Four undeveloped properties owned by the town of Portola Valley might be worth further examination for affordable housing,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Tired, on Oct 13, 2017 at 12:35 am | 5 comments | 1223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley students gather donations for Houston hurricane victims

Corte Madera School students spent two-and-a-half weeks gathering donations to put together hundreds of personal hygiene...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by Bill D Bird, on Oct 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm | 3 comments | 934 Views

MENLO PARK

Draft master plan for Bedwell Bayfront Park heads to Parks & Rec Commission

The future of Bedwell Bayfront Park might include a boat launch, a ranger and more amenities. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Beth, on Oct 12, 2017 at 4:48 am | 2 comments | 981 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Person cited for flying drone with camera over Atherton home

Crime reports from Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/10/police-calls-drone-operator-caught-bullet-plummets-through-interior...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by MCbt, on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 2383 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gov. Brown signs off on Caltrain's sales-tax measure

The approval of Senate Bill 797 will allow Caltrain to move ahead with a sales-tax increase proposal. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 11, 2017 at 5:17 pm | 1 comment | 868 Views

WOODSIDE

Cover story: Woodside's equestrian heritage and why it still matters

What is it about the horse that intrigues us, captivates the eye, fires the imagination? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/10/for-the-love-of-h...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Melissa, on Oct 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 1837 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton mulls regulating private gates into town's park

Atherton has found 17 gates lead from private property into Holbrook-Palmer Park. The town has liability and safety concerns...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by George Rodericks, on Oct 11, 2017 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 1511 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain Grade Separation Study Inadequate

A complete analysis of Menlo Park grade separations of the Caltrain right of way should include a study of a viaduct that...

Original post made by Steve Schmidt on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Oct 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 26 comments | 1297 Views

WOODSIDE

Saturday: Day of the Horse festivities in Woodside

Woodside's annual public celebration of its equestrian heritage -- the Day of the Horse -- takes place Saturday, Oct. 14,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by truck driver, on Oct 10, 2017 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 724 Views
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