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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 | 7476 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 | 1481 Views

AROUND TOWN

American Voters say Obama the Worst President since WWII

President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, and the United States would have been better off if his...

Original post made by Poll Watcher on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Matt, on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district votes to find new site for downtown station

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 Menlo Voter, on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 45 comments | 2898 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Willow Road goes green

A crew from the city of Menlo Park recently installed new green bike lanes on Willow Road between Middlefield Road and U.S....

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Biker, on Jul 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1222 Views

AROUND TOWN

Almanac refines its Terms of Use

The Almanac has now publicly declared that "Posters are allowed to post anonymously on this forum, and the comment on a public...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 12 comments | 262 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College signs a couple of transfers for sports programs

==BI Oaks roundup == The Menlo College men's soccer program put the finishing touches to their 2014 recruiting class on...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 422 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park looks at changing pesticide policy

In the wake of residents' concerns about Menlo Park's spraying of a synthetic herbicide called "Roundup," the city is working...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 1430 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside woman writes romantic suspense novel

Lisa Frieden, a Woodside resident with a background in science but a Ph.D. in English, was working on her autobiography,...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 702 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Top sales tax producer leaving city

In the wake of a merger, Office Depot Max, one of Menlo Park's top sales tax producers, is leaving for Fremont this fall,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Propaganda Opportunity, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 11 comments | 2530 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside man's yacht makes it to Bay after a few glitches

In 1977, Jimmy Carter took over as president, the Toronto Blue Jays played their first game of baseball, the first Star Wars...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by TheReject, on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:32 pm | 15 comments | 11088 Views

AROUND TOWN

Backpack and School Supply Drive

Atherton Library is partnering with Children's Fund of San Mateo County for a backpack and school supply drive for low-income...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 2, 2014
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AROUND TOWN

Woodside sets kickoff meeting for 'Day of Horse' fair, ride

WHOA! — the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association — is hosting the 10th annual Woodside Day of the Horse kickoff...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Camelot, on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 290 Views

MENLO PARK

Speier: 'Elaborate ingenuity' needed to tackle sea-level rise

The threat of rising seas in San Mateo County was the focus of a planning conference in Foster City on Friday...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 2, 2014 at 8:25 am | 5 comments | 785 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

In 1931 a chauffeur enjoys a moment with a small dog, seen on the running board of this elegant coupe. (Photo courtesy of...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Jul 2, 2014 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 661 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Ever heard of "leave it cleaner than you found it" ?

OK, how about "as clean as you found it." This photo was taken at around 4:30 PM Sunday June 29 at the baseball field in...

Original post made by Sandy N on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm | 11 comments | 1441 Views

AROUND TOWN

18-year-old woman shot and killed by deputy

An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in San Mateo County on Tuesday night, a sheriff's spokeswoman...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 1, 2014 at 7:12 pm | 20 comments | 4432 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Carlos Supermajority Vote Fails

Thanks to councilmembers Grocott and Grasilli, who voted not to override protests of residents, San Carlos avoided an election...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm | 2 comments | 118 Views

WOODSIDE

Demolition work has Woodside reviewing mansion's remodel

Plans approved in mid-2013 for a significant remodel of a 7,750-square-foot mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Jul 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm | 6 comments | 2151 Views

MENLO PARK

Specific plan initiative qualifies for ballot

Save Menlo celebrated the news over the June 21 weekend that its grassroots initiative to change sections of Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 1, 2014 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 198 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,970 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 2,129 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,289 views

Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 806 views

As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This
By Erin Glanville | 1 comment | 179 views