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July hikes, geocaching in open space preserves

For those seeking exercise in the great outdoors in July, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has lined up a number...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District , on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 664 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City releases summary of potential specific plan initiative

The official title of the proposed downtown/El Camino Real specific plan initiative is a mouthful, in the way government...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Compos Mentis, on Jul 11, 2014 at 12:26 am | 45 comments | 5467 Views

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Rewriting the script of love

Bad boys and bad girls, Prince Charmings and Cinderellas — cultural and media representations of love, romance and...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by SexC, on Jul 10, 2014 at 6:03 pm | 4 comments | 1490 Views

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Former assemblyman Ira Ruskin dies at age 70

Services will be held Wednesday, July 9, for former state assemblyman Ira Ruskin, who represented the 21st Assembly District...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2014
Last comment by gina, on Jul 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 7 comments | 1825 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown plan initiative could affect fire-station remodel

The redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street seems an unlikely ground zero for Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:45 am | 45 comments | 3676 Views

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Vintage fighting vehicles to be sold in Los Trancos Woods

For those with deep pockets and a deep hunger to own an authentic military fighting vehicle from World War II or the Cold...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Hector F, on Jul 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 3 comments | 2542 Views

MENLO PARK

Save Menlo? NO. Save the Menlo Park Downtown Specific Plan.

The future of downtown Menlo Park is under attack by a small group who believe they know what our city needs better than...

Original post made by Skip Hilton and Charles Catalano on Jul. 9, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1598 Views

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Letter: Keep city's water away from golf course

If you believe that climate change is a real and serious if not a crisis issue — as I do — and that California...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2014
Last comment by Chuck, on Jul 9, 2014 at 10:01 am | 23 comments | 1331 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

July 9: Portola Valley to hear water-conservation ideas

Portola Valley may hold a community forum on water conservation. It's one of several ideas that a water-conservation task...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 9, 2014 at 9:56 am | 6 comments | 1256 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

The White House's War on Women

The White House Female Staffers Earned 13% less than their male counterparts. For the full expose click here http://www.businessinsider.com/female-white-house-staffers-got-sma...

Original post made by Drew Pearson on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jul 8, 2014 at 8:50 pm | 5 comments | 206 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: CEQA prevents expediting fire station remodel

Seven years in the planning, the redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street in Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm | 13 comments | 9059 Views

WOODSIDE

Police calls: Bicycles valued at $11,000 stolen from open garage

Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park and Ladera Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/07/02/police-calls-bicycles-value...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by JasonE, on Jul 7, 2014 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 1950 Views

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A New Climate Change Consensus

A thoughtful and measured opinion piece from Fred Krupp about climate change from today's Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444320704577569231537...

Original post made by POGO on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Denier fantasies, on Jul 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm | 9 comments | 1210 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

GreenWaste says it needs higher rates because people are producing less garbage

The Portola Valley Town Council approved a 5.58 percent rate increase for recycled materials and garbage collection in town....

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ugh, on Jul 6, 2014 at 8:04 am | 4 comments | 1877 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Dr. Ben Carson's Words of Wisdom

"One of the prime indicators of wisdom is the ability to see a mistake and back away while learning from it. Ideology frequently...

Original post made by Book Worm on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Book Worm, on Jul 6, 2014 at 7:38 am | 11 comments | 429 Views

MENLO PARK

Two officers named to Menlo Park motorcycle patrol

Menlo Park police officers Roy Lacy and Felicia Byars have been appointed to new positions with the recently reinstated motorcycle...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by a.res ident, on Jul 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 2 comments | 753 Views

MENLO PARK

Growing up with Ty Cobb

About 10 years ago Herschel Cobb and his daughter Madelyn were looking at a photo of her as a young child. Suddenly, she...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Taylor, on Jul 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 695 Views

MENLO PARK

Celebrating the Fourth with parades, festivals, rodeo

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day need look no further than local communities, where lots of activities,...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by cmon, on Jul 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 501 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Manlo Punk, on Jul 4, 2014 at 7:37 am | 48 comments | 7577 Views

AROUND TOWN

Farewell from the publisher: Guiding the Almanac has been a rewarding adventure

As I retire from the Almanac after more than 20 years as publisher, it is rewarding to look back at what a fascinating job...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 11 comments | 1571 Views
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