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ATHERTON

'Master plan' meet reflects divisions over library

Atherton residents who requested a special city council meeting about creating a master plan for all town facilities got...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm | 21 comments | 2375 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park approves new union contract

Despite a flood of emails protesting a time off policy that gives some city employees a minimum seven weeks off a year, no...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Nov 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 40 comments | 4009 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school foundation fundraising in high gear

<I>Submitted by Allison Leupold and Theanne Thomson, co-presidents of the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation.</I></B> Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Stan Levenson, on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 2060 Views

MENLO PARK

Thief grabs $17,600 in jewelry

A thief stole an antique gold pocket watch along with other jewelry from a Menlo Park home on Tuesday. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 18, 2011 at 10:47 am | 8 comments | 1859 Views

MENLO PARK

Woodside house fire extinguished

Firefighters have extinguished a structure fire at around 3:50 p.m. that appears to have burned part of a garage in a large...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 18, 2011 at 9:04 am | 36 comments | 2557 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrans plans to spray chemicals along Hwy. 84

San Mateo County may have a moratorium on broadcast roadside spraying of herbicides, but that isn't helping some county residents...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Bruce, on Nov 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm | 2 comments | 2103 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park author's work in anthology benefiting refugees

Jeanne DuPrau of Menlo Park is one of 18 well-known authors whose work appears in "What You Wish For," a new collection of...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Lorraine K, on Nov 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm | 1 comment | 1657 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flood Park costs could hit $595,000 a year

When San Mateo County asked Menlo Park to take over Flood Park in hopes of saving the park from closure, the city decided...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Nov 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm | 4 comments | 1586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia race: Olivia Martinez moves into third place

Olivia Martinez, one of two incumbents who ran for re-election to the board of the Sequoia Union High School District, has...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by member, on Nov 17, 2011 at 11:04 am | 4 comments | 2222 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park weighs new contract for city employees

Judging by the flood of emails protesting the amount of time off in the proposed two-year contract for the 35 city employees...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Sir Topham Hatt, on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:43 am | 12 comments | 1726 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local passes Good Samaritan gift forward

After realizing his leather wallet had slipped out of his pocket during a trip to the Starbucks in Sharon Heights, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Nov 17, 2011 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 1558 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Council members to hold illegal secret meetings

From: Peter Carpenter Date: November 12, 2011 4:26:15 AM PST To: menlo park city council , "William L. McClure" , Al Serrato...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm | 30 comments | 1848 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Thieves target bicycles and laptop computers

Recent crime reports from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office show bicycles and laptop computers to be prized objects...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Watchful Neighbor, on Nov 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 2132 Views

AROUND TOWN

Canada College professor wins presidential science award

A Canada College engineering professor and a Stanford University science program for low-income high school students...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by educationforall, on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 989 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: Changes to child safety law announced

If your child is under 8 years old or shorter than 4'9", California's child safety law now requires a backseat child restraint...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by David B, on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm | 2 comments | 2058 Views

MENLO PARK

Drive-by shooting wounds two in Menlo Park

Gunfire shattered a quiet Sunday morning in Menlo Park along Sevier Avenue around 10 a.m. on Nov. 13. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Rick Greenberg, on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Youth of the Year' finalists speak out

Words like "perseverance" and "sagacious" peppered the speeches of eighth-graders vying to be named "Youth of the Year" last...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Chris Hill, on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:55 am | 2 comments | 3038 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Atherton meets on library issue

Atherton's City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Jennings Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park. On the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Survey, on Nov 16, 2011 at 9:36 am | 1 comment | 1857 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Alpine trail is the trail that nobody wants

<I>(This letter was addressed to the Board of Supervisors.)</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=11886...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by No one two, on Nov 16, 2011 at 8:37 am | 3 comments | 2680 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big changes in firefighter work practices, benefits

Major changes are coming in work practices and benefits for firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm | 139 comments | 9744 Views
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