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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school vandalized

Vandals didn't steal anything, but they left a calling card -- explicit graffiti spray-painted across the walls of La Entrada...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by so sad, on Apr 2, 2013 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

St. Patrick's finance director accused of stealing $202,000 and Mercedes from seminary

Jennifer Margret Morris, the 57-year-old finance director for St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, has been...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Karen, on Apr 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm | 6 comments | 2118 Views

MENLO PARK

Opponents of Stanford project push for review of Menlo Park specific plan

Save Menlo, a grassroots group opposed to Stanford University's proposal to build an eight-acre mixed use complex in Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm | 72 comments | 1792 Views

MENLO PARK

Gymnastics probe findings won't be made public

The investigation into allegations of a hostile workplace within Menlo Park's gymnastics program will likely take at least...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Apr 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 1 comment | 872 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside resident to make 600th blood donation

Woodside resident Alden Tagg will make his 600th blood donation, through a process known as apheresis, at the Stanford Blood...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Atherton resident, on Apr 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 2807 Views

OTHER TOPICS

CalPERS Actuary Warns of Pension Fund Shortfalls

From Daniel Borenstein's column in the Contra Costa Times: http://www.contracostatimes.com/daniel-borenstein/ci_22901372/daniel-borenstein-calpers-actuary-warns-pension-fund-shor...

Original post made by Menlo Voter on Mar. 31, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm | 4 comments | 1439 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Fee for paper bags is outrageous

Some too narrowly focused and overenthusiastic "protectors of the environment" have convinced many Peninsula city councils...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 20 comments | 3007 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Louisville Spanks Duke Good

Louisville, totally dominated Duke in this March Madness Thriller. Duke, the school that graduated notorious political figures...

Original post made by March Madness on Mar. 31, 2013
There are no comments yet. 695 Views

MENLO PARK

Coast Guard rescues four from boat

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people and a dog from a stranded boat that ran aground between the San Mateo and Dumbarton...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 29, 2013 at 6:07 pm | 4 comments | 1381 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside environmentalist Ollie Mayer dies at 94

The Devil's Slide tunnel groundbreaking in 2005 was a triumph for Olive Mayer of Woodside. She wasn't there to cheer the...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Fatima Tehranchi, on Mar 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm | 2 comments | 1151 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Healthcare District's website deceiving

For 2012-13FY, The Sequoia Healthcare District website states the following: Sequoia Healthcare District 2012-13 FY Total...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:43 am | 5 comments | 1947 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District Grant Applications oversubscribed

In a press release from District PR guy, Don Shoecraft (a.k.a. MTK Communications http://www.almanacnews.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=1&t=8177),...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:41 am | 9 comments | 9833 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrans previews Willow Road interchange redesign

The Menlo Park Transportation Commission recently got a look at how Caltrans could redesign the U.S. 101 and Willow Road...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 1 comment | 1839 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs new Facebook campus

The Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved Tuesday night the various permits and agreements that will let Facebook...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by kevin, on Mar 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 2 comments | 864 Views

AROUND TOWN

The sale (and free exchange) of locally grown food gathers steam

The idea of local people eating locally grown food continues to make headlines in Woodside. The Town Council has expressed...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 855 Views

MENLO PARK

Oprah, Sandberg visit Flea Street in Menlo Park

Jesse Cool, longtime owner of Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park, welcomed to her restaurant Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:16 pm | 13 comments | 2358 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park approves Glenwood hotel plan

The Menlo Park council voted 4-0 Tuesday night in favor of a proposed hotel on Glenwood Avenue. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Mar 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm | 27 comments | 1452 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Worried about impact of LED streetlights

A few nights ago I went out at midnight and saw that new LED streetlights had been installed on our block on Pope Street....

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Mar 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm | 5 comments | 1064 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley volunteers chafe over limits on their affordable housing role

There are many avenues of inquiry into the topic of affordable housing in Portola Valley: Why is the state inserting itself...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Mar 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 925 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds celebrate opening of Devil's Slide tunnels

Hundreds gathered on a coastal San Mateo County hillside Monday to celebrate the opening of two tunnels that will replace...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by troll, on Mar 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 2066 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,315 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,636 views

Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 878 views

Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 534 views