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1944 Gene Kelly film burns at Stanford Theatre

The 1944 film "Cover Girl," starring Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth, caught fire Thursday night about 10 minutes into the film...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by ron genauer, on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:12 am | 5 comments | 2977 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton fills revenue shortfall with reserve funds

The Atherton City Council moved to close a projected $1.5 million revenue shortfall with money from the town's reserve fund,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Connection, on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:11 am | 4 comments | 1992 Views

MENLO PARK

City finances: How deep will cuts go?

The Menlo Park budgeting process looks to be more contentious than usual this year, with council members split on how to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 7, 2009 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 1607 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Council's 'house-flipping' plan is not realistic

Just a couple of years ago, the city government in Menlo Park cried poverty, and used that excuse to convince voters to approve...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Elizabeth Lasensky, on Apr 7, 2009 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 1582 Views

MENLO PARK

Former Almanac advertising director Mardell Ward dies at 84

Mardell R. Ward, who served as advertising director of The Almanac from 1971 to 1989, died March 23 in Palo Alto. She was...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by LYNN HAZARD, on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1612 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holy Trinity Menlo Park Celebrates Creation Stewardship in April

April is Creation Stewardship month at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park, featuring opportunities to participate,...

Original post made by Linda Hubbard Gulker on Apr. 6, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1494 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sustainable Agriculture Expert John Jeavons To Appear at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

John Jeavons, Executive Director of Ecology Action of the Mid-Peninsula, will speak about Peak Farmland at Holy Trinity Episcopal...

Original post made by Linda Hubbard Gulker on Apr. 6, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1505 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Doctor convicted in Internet prescriptions case

A Colorado doctor accused of illegally prescribing anti-depressants to a Stanford student, and a resident of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by Clotho, on Apr 6, 2009 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1547 Views

AROUND TOWN

IBM withdraws $7 billion offer for Sun Micro

After weeks of negotiations, IBM withdrew its $7 billion bid for Sun Microsystems on Sunday, one day after Sun's board balked...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2009
Last comment by Scott, on Apr 5, 2009 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 1578 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Guidici named football coach at Menlo College

Long-time athletic department member Fred Guidici was named interim head football coach at Menlo College on Wednesday. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2009
Last comment by , on Apr 5, 2009 at 5:53 am | 2 comments | 2892 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Shadow of Power Page 66

"The men who crafted the constitution must be doing wheelies in their graves. To the eighteenth-century mind in the Age...

Original post made by Steve Martini on Apr. 4, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1600 Views

MENLO PARK

City eyes plan to take equity stake in homes

In an effort to keep low-income residents in their homes, the city of Menlo Park is considering a plan to buy an equity stake...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Sean Howell, on Apr 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm | 13 comments | 1789 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students host soccer tourney to fight HIV/AIDS

Students from three local high schools -- Menlo-Atherton, Palo Alto and Castilleja -- will host a Barefoot 3v3 co-ed soccer...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1563 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside High grad pleads 'no contest' in fatal accident

A prison term may be looming for Keith Benford Knudsen, a Portola Valley native who was behind the wheel of a BMW in a fatal...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Mother, on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 2 comments | 2417 Views

MENLO PARK

Can someone please tell me about the Fair Oaks neighborhood?

My husband and I are thinking of moving to the area near the intersection of 5th Ave and Semicircular. Could you please...

Original post made by Julie on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 1423 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto digs in for train-tunnel battle

Palo Alto is bracing for a tough, angry and uphill fight to keep the tunneling option on the table for a proposed high-speed...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 2, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 16 comments | 2129 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Earthquake reveals newfound fault

A small earthquake that rattled parts of the Bay Area Monday morning occurred on a previously unknown fault, according to...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Apr 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 2 comments | 1680 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New Web site better match for 'green' town

In a game of word association, the response "dowdy" doesn't really fit with the words "Portola Valley." "Secluded" maybe,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Jennifer, on Apr 2, 2009 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 1666 Views

MENLO PARK

Palo Alto Council votes to file an Amicus brief in support of the Lawsuit

Last evening (12:10 AM 3/31/09), the Palo Alto City council on a 5-3 vote decided to file an Amicus brief in support of...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Mar. 31, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Apr 2, 2009 at 8:19 am | 4 comments | 1457 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rosewood hotel complex opens doors Thursday

As economy totters, "ultra-luxury" hotel complex is set to open on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by John, on Apr 1, 2009 at 4:48 pm | 3 comments | 1580 Views
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