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WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside council considers cuts to Town Hall salary expenses

The Woodside Town Council at its meeting tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 26) will consider changes to Town Hall staffing categories...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Gary McKae, 6 minutes ago | 1 comment | 232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Menlo Park's equity issue: Poor kids getting poor education

It is time to take the audacious step and bring the Belle Haven Elementary School and the Willow Oaks Elementary School into...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Other Ideas, 17 minutes ago | 1 comment | 21 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Menlo Park Council could approve two major Stanford projects

The Menlo Park City Council may settle some unfinished business with Stanford University Tuesday night. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2017
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, 38 minutes ago | 11 comments | 2906 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Stanford, council negotiators strike deal for schools

In the eleventh hour, Stanford University and negotiators from the Menlo Park City Council have reached an agreement on...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by History Guy, 42 minutes ago | 2 comments | 506 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: A new Civic Center library may help ease traffic congestion with housing

Traffic is terrible and getting worse. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission just released a report (find it at tinyurl.com/BA-congest17)...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by contribution, 46 minutes ago | 2 comments | 97 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Talk: How to make 'safe routes to school' happen

Jen Wolosin, founder of Parents for Safe Routes, will give a talk, "Between Home and School: Why Safe Routes Matter and How...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by kbehroozi, 1 hour ago | 27 comments | 1851 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Thieves break in, steal ATM from Alpine Inn

Crimes and accident reports from Portola Valley, Ladera, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/09/26/police-calls-thieves-b...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Keep PV SAFE!, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 543 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board candidates address board infighting, Atherton probe

It was an evening of interviews and infighting, but for Peter Carpenter, president of the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 229 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Peter F Carpenter , 2 hours ago | 58 comments | 9458 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: FAA meeting on Surf Air route over Bay

The Federal Aviation Administration will hold a meeting this Wednesday night about an alternative air route that has allowed...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 828 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park seeks lobbyist, communications consultant

The city of Menlo Park is searching for two consultants: one to represent the city interests in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Steve Taffee, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 726 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Trash pickup cost to rise

Menlo Park residents and businesses face increases in trash pickup costs over the next three years, some as steep as 60 percent. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by PV Res, 22 hours ago | 14 comments | 1202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park mayor's 'community conversation' on education raises specter of secession

A meeting convened by Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith to discuss educational quality in eastern Menlo Park drew what appeared...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by staff, 23 hours ago | 9 comments | 2855 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside extends moratorium on marijuana sale, cultivation

If a Woodside market were to carry marijuana muffins, provided they're on a high shelf, Town Councilman Daniel Yost said...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by whatmeworry , on Sep 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm | 6 comments | 1031 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Atherton police: Animal in photos not a mountain lion

The story has been updated: https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/09/20/atherton-mountain-lion-may-have-visited-sacred-heart-schools-campus ...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Clunge , on Sep 23, 2017 at 10:55 am | 5 comments | 2741 Views

MENLO PARK

Woodside school board member resigns

Woodside Elementary School District's governing board was scheduled to hold a special meeting on Monday, May 1, to discuss...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 461 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 No sir, on Sep 23, 2017 at 3:24 am | 3 comments | 229 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: City manager 'disheartened' by 'Nazi scum' graffiti on Town Hall wall

A defaced exterior wall on Atherton Town Hall is now clean, but the impact of the graffiti lingers for City Manager George...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2017
Last comment by Root cause, on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm | 2 comments | 1476 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Vacated seat on fire board unfilled after five-hour meeting

The recently vacated seat on the five-member board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District remains open after a five-hour...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 22, 2017 at 9:56 pm | 9 comments | 1216 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District moving to "zone-based" elections

Reading the handwriting-on-the-wall, the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors passed a resolution yesterday APPROVING...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 3 comments | 124 Views
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