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More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park
A pilot program that tested an expanded outdoor dining area at Left Bank went so well that the Menlo Park City Council unanimously... Last comment 9 hours ago | 19 comments

Menlo Park may join lawsuit over Caltrain electrification EIR
As with two neighboring cities, Menlo Park is considering whether to challenge the environmental impact report for Caltrain's... Last comment 20 hours ago | 16 comments

Menlo Park prepares to take on downtown parking garage issue
Most people make their resolutions around Jan. 1. For cities, the process is a bit more involved, and Menlo Park is no exception.... Last comment 20 hours ago | 29 comments

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"M-A girls hoops win"
Menlo-Atherton's Maddy Kim (23), Naomi Baer (24) and Carly McLanahan (30) were on their feet to celebrate the Bears' 48-35 nonleague win over Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday, Jan. 10. M-A's third win of the week moved the Bears to 10-4. (Photo by Lara Hoyem) Submitted by Richard on Jan 13, 2015

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Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Thursday, 8:00 AM

Man, 61, sentenced to 25 years to life for Atherton, Menlo Park crimes
A 61-year-old man who dropped his cell phone and ID while being chased by police, left his DNA and fingerprints at the crime scene and was seen by a witness when he intruded into an Atherton home, has pleaded no contests to charges related to the 2014 crimes. He was sentenced to 25 years to life. Wednesday, 10:55 AM | 2 comments

Caltrain electrification: Menlo Park, Atherton examine litigation options
Now that the final environmental impact report for Caltrain's plan to electrify its rail service between San Francisco and San Jose has been approved by the agency's board of directors, cities along the Peninsula with concerns about electrification are pondering what steps to take next. Wednesday, 3:59 PM

Feature story: Bob Sawyer of Woodside discovers his latent talent in forecasting
An experiment organized by the national intelligence community is attempting to demonstrate that reliable forecasts can be made about economic and geopolitical events. And that some people, including Woodside resident and investment adviser Bob Sawyer, are good enough at it to earn the title of super forecaster. Thursday, 7:44 AM

Woodside salon focuses on healthful food, habits
SOUL (short for: seasonal, organic, unprocessed, local) Food Salon is so popular it sold out in 12 hours the two times it has happened in Woodside. Thursday, 8:10 AM

More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park
A pilot program that tested an expanded outdoor dining area at Left Bank went so well that the Menlo Park City Council unanimously signed off Tuesday night on letting more restaurants -- and potentially other types of businesses -- put their outdoor space to greater use. Wednesday, 10:49 AM | 19 comments

Police calls: Fire hydrant sheared off by hit-and-run driver in Woodside
Crime and accident reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Wednesday, 9:44 AM

Menlo Park property transfer tax revenue jumps
Menlo Park saw an increase in revenue garnered from the transfer of real estate during the first six months of this fiscal year, as compared to the same time period for 2013-14. Wednesday, 9:25 AM | 1 comments

Tonight: Menlo Park forum on sea-level rise, flood control
Options for flood protection and reducing insurance costs will be discussed during a program on, "SAFER Bay: Sea Level Rise and Flood Control on San Francisquito Creek," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Menlo Park. Wednesday, 9:45 AM

Editorial: $156K raised for Almanac Holiday Fund
Almanac readers reached deeper into their pockets this holiday season to help their less-fortunate neighbors with food, housing assistance, job-skills training and other needs through the Almanac's Holiday Fund. Tuesday, 8:19 AM

Menlo Park: iPhone heist alleged at Facebook headquarters
Approximately 30 iPhones ended up in a silver Lexus rather than remaining in storage at Facebook headquarters on Friday, Jan. 23, according to Menlo Park police.
Monday, 11:09 AM | 1 comments

Mia competes in three episodes of 'MasterChef Junior' before elimination
Menlo Park's Mia Wurster, the 11-year-old Oak Knoll School fifth-grader, competed in three episodes of the Fox TV show, "MasterChef Junior," before she was eliminated after last week's show. Monday, 1:53 PM | 3 comments

Coroner IDs Caltrain fatality
A 64-year-old San Jose resident was struck and killed by a train at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has confirmed. Monday, 11:16 AM | 2 comments

Most popular baby names in San Mateo County
Olivia was the most popular name for girls, and Lucas the most popular name for boys born in San Mateo County in 2014, says Mark Church, San Mateo County's assessor-county Clerk-Recorder. Tuesday, 8:16 AM

Woodside School District sells $13.5 million in bonds
The Woodside Elementary School District has sold the $13.5 million in bonds approved by the voters in June at interest rates low enough to save taxpayers some money. Monday, 9:54 AM

Obituary: Dr. Norman Coplon, nephrologist and innovator
Dr. Norman Coplon, founder of the nonprofit Satellite Healthcare and an award-winning nephrologist who taught at Stanford University, died at his Portola Valley home on Jan. 11 following a long illness. He was 77. Monday, 8:02 AM

Obituary: Betty Everson, Menlo Park resident
Betty Christine Wolfe Everson, 83, a longtime resident of Menlo Park, died in Provo, Utah on Jan. 7. Monday, 8:02 AM

Menlo Park reports 10% drop in collisions
The police department's deployment of two fulltime traffic officers in 2014 contributed to a 10 percent drop in collisions, according to Menlo Park city staff. Monday, 8:01 AM | 1 comments

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Atherton considers lawsuit over rail electrification report

Menlo Park man pleads no contest to house burglaries

Refinance could save high school district taxpayers more than $6 million

Kindergarten registration time for local schools

Menlo Park, Woodside recent home sales - Jan. 21

Menlo Park prepares to take on downtown parking garage issue


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