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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Superintendent's actions roil school district

For a superintendent who is reputed to be fond of applying the latest business techniques to improve the performance of local...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by former Ghysels colleague, on Feb 24, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 52 comments | 356015 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board endorsements make strange bedfellows

You'd expect unions to get along with pension reform advocates about as well as cats get along with water. But this year's...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 42 comments | 96526 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Parents push for Mandarin immersion program

With China on a path to becoming the largest economy in the world, the interest in teaching children in the United States...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Willows Parent, on Jun 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm | 57 comments | 83949 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford-Arrillaga project: Boon or doom?

What's worse than a string of empty car lots? Eight acres of mixed-use office space, retail and apartments, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm | 129 comments | 83246 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Battle heats up over Stanford's proposed mixed-use project on El Camino

Even as Stanford confirms that it has agreed to make changes to its proposed eight-acre complex on El Camino Real, according...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 63 comments | 77337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Driver responds to lawsuit over crash that injured 6-year-old twins

The 90-year-old driver of a car that reportedly pinned two 6-year-old twin brothers against a wall on Santa Cruz Avenue has...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Experienced Misdirection, on Jan 26, 2014 at 1:41 am | 95 comments | 58466 Views

MENLO PARK

Pounding the pavement for pension reform

Lenny Ayyangar walks door-to-door in her Sharon Heights neighborhood, collecting signatures for an initiative drive aimed...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 153 comments | 44408 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: To sign or not to sign, that is the question

As Menlo Park waits for a consultant to analyze an initiative to downsize the city's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 102 comments | 43824 Views

ATHERTON

Aircraft noise over Atherton

Atherton residents have been making some noise of their own over the increase in aircraft noise that's resulted from a start-up...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Julie, on Jan 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 495 comments | 33837 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo attorney fighting high-speed rail Central Valley project's launch

==B (An expanded version of an earlier-published story.)== Peninsula cities lost a legal battle last week against the state's...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 15, 2013 at 7:37 pm | 10 comments | 32589 Views

MENLO PARK

Sheriff breaks ground for new jail

In the company of local and state officials, San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks took shovel in hand and broke ground on...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2012
Last comment by Some Guy, on Jul 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 6 comments | 32038 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford 'rethinking' parts of El Camino plan

Stanford University and developer John Arrillaga are revising their plans for Menlo Park's empty car lots for a third time,...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm | 61 comments | 29233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supes up ante on Stanford's trail offer

==B Update:== The ball, suddenly, is in Stanford University's court. With an expiration date looming for San Mateo County...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by Ladera Resident, on Nov 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm | 6 comments | 27468 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Car pins boys against wall in downtown Menlo Park

A warm fall afternoon turned dangerous for two 6-year-old twins when a car jumped a curb, trapping the boys against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Pat, on Oct 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm | 96 comments | 26873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spencer and Barnum for fire district board

Of the four qualified candidates for the two open seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board, we believe incumbent...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | 88 comments | 25274 Views

MENLO PARK

Parish stunned by pastor's 'boundary violation'

St. Raymond parishioners said they felt hurt and betrayed by the actions of their pastor, Father William Myers, after the...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2011
Last comment by William Chandler, on Jun 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm | 19 comments | 24403 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton, Menlo Park residents advised to shelter in place due to fire at scrap metal yard

Atherton and Menlo Park police advised residents this afternoon to shelter in place with windows closed if they smell smoke...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 68 comments | 22668 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Almanac's Readers' Choice 2013 winners

Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops and services in the 2013 Readers' Choice poll. ==B Photo:== Studio...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jun 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 4 comments | 22370 Views

SPORTS

Lopez wins lacrosse All-American honors

Alex Lopez of Portola Valley is one of 15 Bay Area players to be named as a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American Player....

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by footballer, on Jul 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm | 2 comments | 21399 Views

MENLO PARK

Bicyclist severely injured in Menlo Park collision

Menlo Park police are investigating a collision that left a bicyclist with life-threatening injuries Monday morning. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Guest, on Apr 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 23 comments | 19956 Views
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