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MENLO PARK

Free custom energy audits for large homes

Acterra, the Palo Alto-based environmental nonprofit, is preparing to offer free residential energy audits to cut electricity...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2009
Last comment by Giuseppe Verde, on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 1274 Views

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Almanac staffer Joan Sellman dies at 81

Joan Sellman, a longtime resident of Woodside and a former staffer with The Almanac, died Dec. 10 at Brighton Gardens in...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Wanda, on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:05 am | 2 comments | 1329 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gerry's Cakes not closing, at least not yet

Rumors that Gerry's Cakes in Menlo Park is closing are not true, according to the owner, though she acknowledged that the...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by foodlover, on Dec 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments | 1307 Views

MENLO PARK

Four young men arrested for five car burglaries

Two teenagers and two young adults are facing prosecution for burglary after they were arrested in Palo Alto early Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by KD, on Dec 25, 2009 at 8:03 pm | 3 comments | 1176 Views

MENLO PARK

High-speed rail: Is this what you voted for?

New business plan for high-speed rail project raises new questions and leaves old ones unanswered, rail watchers say. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jay Tulock, on Dec 24, 2009 at 5:07 pm | 32 comments | 1842 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton family honors slain son

Family and friends of slain East Palo Alto police officer Rich May, including his stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton, plan...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 23, 2009 at 3:59 pm | 3 comments | 1680 Views

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High-speed rail: Is this what you voted for?

There has been no shortage of newspaper headlines in the week since the release of a report on the California high-speed...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Peter, on Dec 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1421 Views

SPORTS

M-A Bears fall to Deer Valley in Antioch

The Menlo-Atherton Bears couldn’t buy a basket against a strong and athletic Deer Valley team but the Bears swarming defense...

Original post made by calfan on Dec. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1682 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where are the best places to see local lights?

Jim Schott of Menlo Park e-mails us with tips about places to go to see Christmas lights on houses. "There seem to be...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Heyward Robinson, on Dec 23, 2009 at 9:21 am | 8 comments | 2407 Views

MENLO PARK

West Bay Sanitary sued over sewage spills

An environmental watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against the West Bay Sanitary District and two Peninsula cities over...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by Common Sense, on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:27 am | 3 comments | 1404 Views

MENLO PARK

Church lights 40-foot-high Christmas cross

Bethany Lutheran Church, at the corner of Avy and Cloud avenues in Menlo Park, has set up a 40-foot-high lighted cross on...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jon Coyne, on Dec 23, 2009 at 12:38 am | 10 comments | 1578 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Another stinger for Atherton

The $230,000 Atherton agreed to pay out last week to settle a civil lawsuit filed by police officer Pilar Ortiz-Buckley,...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by good $ after bad, on Dec 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm | 3 comments | 1664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police Calls

<I>This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Don, on Dec 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 1397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lawn debate: Property rights vs. environmental responsibility

If a showdown were brewing in Menlo Park between environmental activists and defenders of private property rights, what would...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by John, on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 1302 Views

MENLO PARK

Confusion over Burgess solar panels

Construction on a new gymnasium in Menlo Park's Civic Center is already underway, but whether it will feature solar panels...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by just ask, on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:12 am | 11 comments | 1602 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reader reminder: Beware of property tax scam

"It is time to remind your readers not to be duped by the official-looking 'Property Tax Reduction Form' that instructs property...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by zig, on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 3 comments | 1405 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers as of 12/20/09

Hardcover Fiction 1 Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver 2 Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel 3 Too Much Happiness Alice Munro 4 Help Kathryn...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Dec. 21, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1201 Views

ATHERTON

$230,000 settlement for Pilar Buckley Ortiz

Former Atherton Police Officer Pilar Buckley Ortiz has settled with the Town for $230,000 according to her attorney. Information...

Original post made by baywatch on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by come on ladies, on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm | 11 comments | 2010 Views

AROUND TOWN

'A Civil War Christmas:' A rare holiday treat

==B Theater review:== The TheatreWorks' production, "A Civil War Christmas," blends our fondest traditions and historic memories...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Marc Tarpenning, on Dec 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1319 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's mounting legal troubles

As the saying goes, out of the frying pan and into the fire. Just when the Atherton City Council thought the worst was...

Original post made by drudge report on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm | 2 comments | 1703 Views
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