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Menlo Park youth named to national advisory board on childhood obesity

The crunch of a bag of potato chips and the sizzling fizz of a can of soda constitute a daily symphony for many children...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 30, 2010 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 2329 Views


Atherton building official announces retirement

Citing his April heart surgery and approaching 61st birthday, Atherton Building Official Mike Wasmann has announced that...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Screenwriter, on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm | 29 comments | 2773 Views


The WAMP goes weekly

Goodbye, Daily WAMP, we hardly knew you. The Peninsula's newest newspaper has decided to switch to a weekly format, starting...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2010
Last comment by WAMP This!, on Aug 29, 2010 at 8:58 pm | 2 comments | 1554 Views


Council OKs refund of road-impact fees

The Atherton City Council agreed Aug. 18 to refund about $427,000 in road-impact fees to builders who engaged in major home...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mike McPherson, on Aug 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm | 9 comments | 1906 Views


Police Decoy operation -- Good use of Police resources

The Police department is taking pride in using decoys to entrap 4 businesses in West Menlo on selling alcohol to minors. So...

Original post made by just wondering on Aug. 29, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1214 Views


Garbage strike causes three days of rescheduled collection service

Menlo Park residents and businesses that normally have their trash and recycling picked up today (Wednesday) will have to...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:34 am | 16 comments | 2301 Views


Council takes first look at cuts in Town Hall staff

The Atherton City Council is beginning to look at how to cut costs in Town Hall. Atherton is home to many wealthy residents,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Why Not?, on Aug 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm | 15 comments | 1815 Views


Judge won't reopen high-speed-rail challenge

The case challenging high-speed rail studies and route selection has been finalized by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2010
Last comment by Stanford Student, on Aug 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 1 comment | 1606 Views


Murder suspect pleads not guilty

Pooroushasb "Peter" Parineh of unincorporated Woodside has pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated murder for financial...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 28, 2010 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 1648 Views


Surprise move: funds for library's book group axed

The final chapter of the Menlo Park Library's 15-year-old book discussion group doesn't make for a happy ending. In fact,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by Trilda, on Aug 28, 2010 at 12:01 am | 7 comments | 4085 Views


Public records requests lead to confrontation in Atherton Town Hall

Two aggrieved residents and one former employee who successfully sued the town for wrongful termination converged on Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Kimberly Sweidy, on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 65 comments | 15220 Views


Officials concerned about hospital expansion

Officials from Portola Valley, Menlo Park, and San Mateo County have expressed concerns over impacts that might not respect...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by employee, on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:07 am | 4 comments | 1584 Views


Maybe Cary Wiest can stop so many legal mishaps

From what I can tell he is a hard working guy how knows right from wrong, and isn't owing people favors or has a side. Maybe...

Original post made by New blood on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:51 am | 7 comments | 1915 Views


Council Election and Conflicts of Interest

Last Wednesday evening, I attended the Atherton council meeting. During public comments, I noted that Peter Carpenter had...

Original post made by Jon Buckheit on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm | 4 comments | 1467 Views


Town video taping of its citizens

It has come to my attention that the Town has video cameras and taping devices installed at locations where the Town staff...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Information Please, on Aug 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm | 17 comments | 1898 Views


Sidewalk re-opens at Watkins site

Through heavy rains in winter and long dry days in summer, Menlo Park pedestrians waited for the sidewalk along El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by In Gratitude, on Aug 26, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 17 comments | 1860 Views


Readers' Choice 2010: And the winners are

Enough with celebrity news, already. How about shining some light on the stars in our local community, the people who run...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2010
Last comment by Bea, on Aug 26, 2010 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 6704 Views


CHP identifies man arrested after fatal crash

The California Highway Patrol has identified a 35-year-old Sunnyvale man who was arrested Thursday after a fatal collision...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by *, on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm | 4 comments | 2065 Views


Why The Almanac Matters

Not listed here on line, but contained on page 6 of todays Almanac print edition is an article about the status of Atherton's...

Original post made by Ed on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by GoodQuestion, on Aug 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm | 12 comments | 1423 Views


'Spirit unaffected' -- teacher Jason Picetti offers lessons in courage and determination

Is it possible to sum up a life in six words? Jason Picetti, a man who embraces challenge, recently decided to try. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm | 33 comments | 7692 Views
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