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MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Black men's encounters with police suggest need for civilian oversight of department

The poignant stories of DeBraun Thomas, Jonathan Turner, and JT Faraji, black men featured in the Almanac's cover story by...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Pam Jones, on Mar 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 515 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Missing hiker found alive

A hiker who went missing Thursday afternoon in unincorporated Woodside was found alive Saturday morning (March 11), San Mateo...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2017
Last comment by cowgirl in the city, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 3 comments | 2926 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain, SamTrans opt for 100 percent renewable electricity

Electrical power used by SamTrans and Caltrain in San Mateo County will soon come from 100 percent renewable sources, such...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Reality Check, on Mar 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 1633 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Live up to your principles; end the Pig Scramble

We are Woodside residents who love our town and feel fortunate to live here. We appreciate its natural beauty and outdoor...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jennifer, on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:41 am | 15 comments | 1635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Overheated construction market delays opening of new high school in Menlo Park

With construction to begin in May, a new magnet and tech-oriented high school in Menlo Park is now not expected to open until...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm | 11 comments | 3013 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Search-and-rescue teams searching for missing woman

Sheriff's deputies and search-and-rescue teams are looking for a 56-year-old woman reported to have been hiking with her...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 4792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley moves to 100% renewable sources for electricity

The availability of electricity from 100 percent renewable resources for Portola Valley residents and businesses begins...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Skylonda , on Mar 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 7 comments | 1752 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton will consider allowing Airbnb-type short-term rentals

After hearing from local residents who urged the town to explore allowing at least some legal use of short-term rental services...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Mar 10, 2017 at 9:34 am | 20 comments | 1796 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs removal of 39 heritage trees at Sharon Green apartments

An application to cut down 39 heritage trees at the Sharon Green apartment complex at 350 Sharon Park Drive in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by birdman, on Mar 9, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 1385 Views

ATHERTON

Police calls: Big losses in thefts of jewelry and copper wire

Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Unbelievable , on Mar 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm | 6 comments | 2788 Views

AROUND TOWN

County may put lid on 'noisy aircraft' at San Carlos Airport

San Mateo County has drafted an ordinance that would put a curfew on the hours and numbers of "noisy aircraft" landing or...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:36 pm | 33 comments | 3816 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park cops catch two teens burglarizing Willows home

On a tip from a Willows resident who saw a suspicious person climbing over a fence of a home in the 400 block of Central...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Mar 8, 2017 at 5:19 pm | 4 comments | 2444 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Most Conservative Paper: Dallas Morning News Endorses Dem Candidate For First Time Since WWII

Ultra conservative newspaper rejects Trump as "hostile to conservatism" & "Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this...

Original post made by Conservatives are Revolting on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Cardio-queen, on Mar 8, 2017 at 2:31 pm | 22 comments | 773 Views

ATHERTON

If a tree falls on an Atherton road, who pays to move it?

If a tree falls in Atherton, who pays to get it out of the road? That question was pondered by Atherton's City Council at...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Ah but wait, on Mar 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm | 7 comments | 1438 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Willows residents press city to fight cut-through traffic

Drivers cutting through the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park to get to U.S. 101 and Bayfront Expressway are creating increasingly...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Mar 8, 2017 at 11:45 am | 37 comments | 3297 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: How Stanford's El Camino project may add to traffic woes

A draft environmental impact report on Stanford University's proposed 459,000-square-foot mixed-use development on El Camino...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Reality Check, on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 418 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redwood City: Standoff with suicidal man ends safely

A standoff with a suicidal man at a home in Redwood City ended safely this morning with the man in custody, police said. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Ken George, on Mar 8, 2017 at 6:41 am | 1 comment | 1214 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: Polls open for school parcel tax voters

Tuesday, March 7, is Election Day in the Menlo Park City School District. Voters will decide whether to approve an annual...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Ed Rollins, on Mar 7, 2017 at 9:10 pm | 27 comments | 2334 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Sidewalk work on Santa Cruz Avenue begins

Construction has begun on long-awaited sidewalks on Santa Cruz Avenue bewtween Olive Street and San Mateo Drive in Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by M Betsock, on Mar 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm | 1 comment | 1543 Views

SPORTS

Girls wrestling: Wilson attracts crowd to help M-A win section title

CCS girls wrestling: Chelsea Wilson and Folashade Akinola won their respective weight classes and Abby Erickson was a runner-up,...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by , on Mar 6, 2017 at 9:10 pm | 1 comment | 832 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

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