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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lehman-related financial losses for schools larger than first thought

Financial losses have risen for school districts as a result of the county treasurer's reassessment of the local impact of...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2008
Last comment by a neighbor, on Oct 22, 2008 at 7:20 am | 7 comments | 2126 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lion alert issued in Portola Valley

The carcass of a partially consumed deer found in the front yard of a Portola Valley home Saturday morning prompted the San...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2008
Last comment by 30-06, on Oct 21, 2008 at 5:39 pm | 1 comment | 1814 Views

MENLO PARK

WHS teacher assault: Teen faces gang allegations

A preliminary hearing for a San Mateo teen charged with punching a Woodside High School teacher in the face in November was...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1898 Views

SPORTS

Kenny Diekroeger signs to play baseball for Stanford By Colin Becht

This winter, when many high school seniors will be scrambling to finish their college applications, Kenny Diekroeger will...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2008
Last comment by Steve Widtfeldt & Family, on Oct 21, 2008 at 4:45 pm | 1 comment | 2546 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Pellet gun use may be restricted in Portola Valley

The Portola Valley Town Council has scheduled a discussion and possible action on an amendment that would add pellet guns...

Original post made by David Boyce on Oct. 20, 2008
There are no comments yet. 2379 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Noise from the neighbors: Let's talk, says town

Noise from the neighbors and what to do about it will be the focus of one or more community workshops, perhaps a series of...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2008
Last comment by Maggie, on Oct 19, 2008 at 10:06 pm | 2 comments | 2720 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Almanac returns to mail delivery

Beginning with the Oct. 22 edition, residents will once more receive the print edition of The Almanac in the mailbox, rather...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2008
Last comment by Also hates litter, on Oct 18, 2008 at 1:31 pm | 4 comments | 1848 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fergusson top fundraiser in Menlo Park council race

Trade unions and local government officials are making donations large and small to the re-election campaigns of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2008
Last comment by another petitioner, on Oct 18, 2008 at 9:20 am | 26 comments | 2408 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Ex-official seeks $1 million from town

John Johns, Atherton's former finance director, is seeking $1 million in damages from the town for "malicious prosecution." Read...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2008
Last comment by michael stogner, on Oct 17, 2008 at 9:45 pm | 2 comments | 2766 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: McCain-Palin signs don't last on Westridge

What ever happened to free speech? I started the campaign season with one McCain/Palin sign near my mailbox. It was stolen...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Marty Arscott, on Oct 17, 2008 at 9:36 pm | 23 comments | 2210 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district expects 'significant' loss

The Menlo Park City School District expects a "significant" loss in its funds that are deposited in the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by MPCSD Parent, on Oct 17, 2008 at 11:42 am | 11 comments | 2383 Views

MENLO PARK

How to find out campaign contributions for council candidates?

A question, not an opinion (I know, shocking in these forums!): how does one find out the amounts and names of contributors...

Original post made by Information, we need information on Oct. 16, 2008
Last comment by Information, we need information, on Oct 16, 2008 at 5:47 pm | 3 comments | 1771 Views

MENLO PARK

New date for MP candidates forum: Oct. 22

The League of Women Voters has changed the date of its Menlo Park City Council candidates forum to Wednesday, Oct. 22, at...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2008
Last comment by Kathy Armstrong, on Oct 15, 2008 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 1937 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two vie for open space district seat

Veteran incumbent Ken Nitz of Redwood City faces a challenges from San Carlos parks and recreation commissioner and environmental...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2008
Last comment by Patty Ciesla, on Oct 14, 2008 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1960 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - October 12, 2008

Hardcover Fiction 1. Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman 2. Lulu In Marrakech - Diane Johnson 3. Good Omens - Neil Gaiman 4....

Original post made by Susan Lider on Oct. 13, 2008
Last comment by Reg, on Oct 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm | 1 comment | 1973 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lots of comments, but no changes on Oak Knoll School project

The Menlo Park City Council at its Oct. 7 meeting had the unusual -- and frustrating -- role of hearing all about permits...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by truancy officer, on Oct 13, 2008 at 10:12 pm | 48 comments | 2703 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Meetings set on hiring consultant for El Camino/downtown renovation project

The public will have the chance to comment on the consultant-review process of the city's efforts to revamp properties along...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2008
Last comment by Money for Nothin, on Oct 13, 2008 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 2049 Views

MENLO PARK

City identifies spot for proposed bike tunnel

There's still a host of unknowns about the cost, timeline and engineering of the project, but Menlo Park is moving forward...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2008
Last comment by Naomi de Plume, on Oct 13, 2008 at 11:28 am | 9 comments | 2089 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial endorsements: Menlo Park, Atherton city councils

<B>Menlo Park City Council Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6981 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by another andy fan, on Oct 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm | 28 comments | 2530 Views

MENLO PARK

Rick Ciradella position on High Speed Rail

(the following is taken from the Rick Ciradella for Council website) http://voteforrick.org/issues.html#rail 5)...

Original post made by a no vote for Rick on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Oct 8, 2008 at 10:21 pm | 2 comments | 2307 Views
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