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Ken Follet's Book Fall of Giants

I am only partially through the book Fall of Giants but I highly recommend reading it. One very hilarious passage occurs...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 4803 Views

WOODSIDE

Today: Halloween Hoopla Parade in Menlo

Families and kids are invited to come in costumes and participate in Menlo Park's annual Halloween Hoopla Parade on Saturday,...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by judi, on Oct 30, 2010 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 2811 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers re-bond in wake of 'Superman'

A "Band of Brothers/Sisters" effect is galvanizing teachers and staff at Woodside High School following the simply drawn...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Oct 29, 2010 at 7:08 pm | 9 comments | 894 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park councilman behaving badly

"I'm going to do whatever I can to help you out, because you're such a good-looking woman." That remark raises no eyebrows...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Not Kim, on Oct 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 26 comments | 2430 Views

AROUND TOWN

Audit: Rail authority not ready for federal funds

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has dished out more than $3.4 million in payments without reviewing the relevant...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by reader, on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm | 3 comments | 1605 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reports: High-speed rail to start in Central Valley

Construction of California's controversial high-speed rail project will likely begin in the Central Valley thanks to a $902...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm | 13 comments | 1712 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa's not coming to town after all

Santa's lost his ride this year. Despite months of effort trying to save it, this week Caltrain's managers canceled the holiday...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Oct 29, 2010 at 9:17 am | 5 comments | 1539 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Think there 'Oughta be a Law'?

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, is inviting California residents to submit ideas for state legislation in his 10th...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 28, 2010 at 11:49 pm | 2 comments | 1853 Views

MENLO PARK

When is the Halloween parade?

Every link I've gone to through a google search hasn't worked, including to the city web page. The main calendar page states...

Original post made by Downtown parent on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by poster, on Oct 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 1212 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton is unfair. Back of the bus please.

We went to planning again tonight. I am just heart sick over the results. Four to two year depending on where you are standing....

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Caroline, on Oct 28, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 1383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Four vie for three seats on Menlo Park school board

Growing enrollment, shrinking revenue. Increased pressure on school districts to find ways to slash spending without harming...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Current parents please, on Oct 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 1948 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Good, bad in state propositions

The Almanac analyzed selected state propositions that will be on the Nov. 2 ballot and has taken these positions. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sounds logical, on Oct 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 1559 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today: Halloween celebration at M-A High School

It's the season for treats and, some say, tricks. The leadership class at Menlo-Atherton High School is getting involved...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 28, 2010 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 1438 Views

MENLO PARK

Hundreds line up for Jimmy Carter

Hundreds of people lined up Tuesday night (Oct. 26) at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park to exchange a quick smile with former...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Oct 28, 2010 at 7:13 am | 15 comments | 1837 Views

MENLO PARK

Five Former Menlo Park Mayors and Fire Board member, Peter Carpenter, urge a No Vote on Measure T

The following letter has been released. Please take their advice and Vote No On Measure T Visit www.FactsNotHype.org for...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by Caroline, on Oct 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm | 6 comments | 1741 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure T -- New Bohannon ad continues to lie about school revenues.

On page 2 of the Oct 27 Almanac, the Bohannon full page, paid ad, for the Menlo Gateway project, again carries this falsehood. "Money...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Oct 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm | 4 comments | 1189 Views

ATHERTON

Sequoia Healthcare board could reduce tax

Contrary to the initial opinion from the San Mateo County deputy controller, a majority vote by the board of the Sequoia...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by John J. "Jack" Hickey, on Oct 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm | 3 comments | 1858 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Vote No on Prop 26

While I agree with you on the recommendation for a No vote on Prop 23, I am surprised that you have no opinion or mention...

Original post made by Linda C. on Oct. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1430 Views

ATHERTON

Obituary: Jonelle Grace Madsen of Atherton, recently celebrated 70th wedding anniversary

Jonelle Grace Madsen, who resided in Atherton for the past 36 years, died Oct. 8, just a few weeks after she and her husband...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by Janine, on Oct 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 1751 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon should apologize for falsehoods

Developer David Bohannon achieves a new low in Menlo Park campaigning by his multiple mail pieces asserting that Council...

Original post made by Observer on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Oct 27, 2010 at 1:54 pm | 4 comments | 1118 Views
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