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AROUND TOWN

More than 500 attend 'high speed boondoggle' rally

Hundreds of critics of California's proposed high-speed rail project packed into Burlingame's Caltrain station Sunday afternoon...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by Kristine, on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm | 6 comments | 1718 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo College Prez Leaving Dec 31 2010

Again the Almanac is kind of slow. Yesterday another reader posted online here that Timothy Haight president of Menlo College...

Original post made by Bob on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Citizen News Reporter, on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:04 am | 5 comments | 1341 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New bridge across Bay: study approved

The Bay Area Toll Authority's oversight committee voted Wednesday (Nov. 10) to spend up to $400,000 to conduct another...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Incensed, on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:13 am | 2 comments | 1881 Views

AROUND TOWN

Schools hit by Lehman losses file claim

Twelve area school districts have taken the first official step toward filing a lawsuit against San Mateo County and its...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 1616 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Update: Cyclist dies after colliding with side of big rig

Accident investigators with the California Highway Patrol are puzzled as to how Los Altos Hills resident and bicyclist Lauren...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Bikingfelix, on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm | 10 comments | 3439 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure L headed for second court challenge

Even though Menlo Park's pension reform initiative was approved by 72 percent of the voters, opponents of the measure said...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1420 Views

MENLO PARK

Beltramo's memo - employees must stack City Council BevMo meeting

Read the San Jose Mercury News story. http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_16540586 Time to tell the three families...

Original post made by Bob on Nov. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Nov 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm | 31 comments | 2270 Views

ATHERTON

Almanac Apparently Doesn't Like Being Scooped On News Items

Wow - my post on the Menlo College President being sacked today was deleted within minutes - what's the matter, did someone...

Original post made by Citizen News Reporter on Nov. 9, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1691 Views

WOODSIDE

Hundreds participate in 'Walk to School'

<I>Submitted by Millo Fenzi of Woodside, a member of the Woodside Elementary School Site Council and leader of the school's...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2750 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Beltramo's vs. BevMo

Should another liquor store be allowed to open in Menlo Park? Should city government regulate economic competition? Those...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Nov 9, 2010 at 11:36 pm | 12 comments | 1894 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Hickey Initiative re: Sequoia Healthcare District

Since the TEAM of Hickey, Graham and Stogner did not materialize, but I was re-elected by a substantial margin, I am initiating...

Original post made by John J. \"Jack\" Hickey on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by John J. "Jack" Hickey, on Nov 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 1652 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District: Shefren, Hickey elected; third spot is close

Jerry Shefren and Jack Hickey were elected Tuesday to the board of the Sequoia Healthcare District. Art Faro leads in the...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by John J. "Jack" Hickey, on Nov 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm | 15 comments | 2472 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley examines huge Cargill plan

Portola Valley's Town Council will consider Wednesday, Nov. 10, the environmental ramifications of a plan to build a major...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Nov 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 2855 Views

AROUND TOWN

Consolidation - an idea whose time has come?

There have been a number of Town Forum Threads on consolidation. Is now the time to act before our local agencies face bankruptcy?...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Nov. 7, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm | 7 comments | 3142 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire damages warehouse used by Neil Young

More than $1 million in damage was done to the contents of a San Carlos warehouse belonging to musician Neil Young...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 1517 Views

WOODSIDE

Report: Mountain lion spotted in park

A mountain lion was reportedly spotted in Wunderlich County Park in Woodside on Monday afternoon, San Mateo County officials...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Alex, on Nov 9, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 2899 Views

MENLO PARK

High-speed rail to begin in Central Valley

California's controversial high-speed rail project will make its debut in Central Valley, the California High-Speed Rail...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Alice Hansen, on Nov 9, 2010 at 10:37 am | 3 comments | 1576 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - November 7, 2010

Hardcover Fiction 1 Freedom Jonathan Franzen 2 Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk David Sedaris 3 Towers Of Midnight Robert Jordan 4 Home...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Nov. 9, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1309 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Supervisor runoff: Horsley out-raises Vargas by wide margin

In the run-off election for the District 3 San Mateo County supervisor seat now occupied by Rich Gordon, former sheriff Don...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by Anne, on Nov 9, 2010 at 9:46 am | 5 comments | 3160 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park facing serious deficit -- is it being covered up?

I just raad an email letter from Chuck Bernstein and he shows where the City is facing a huge 3.4 million deficit. I looked...

Original post made by looking on on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 28 comments | 1709 Views
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