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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school leaders participate in 'Superman' discussion

The documentary film "Waiting for Superman," a controversial and pointed critique of U.S. K-12 public education, has set...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2011
Last comment by David Boyce, on Jan 7, 2011 at 9:58 am | 3 comments | 3495 Views

ATHERTON

Dear Almanac can you explain why BFI is raising Atherton fee's more than any other city??????

Dear Almanac, Please look into why Athertons trash fee's increased more than any other city. I think you wrote Atheron was...

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on Jan. 5, 2011
Last comment by Thomas Smith, on Jan 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm | 2 comments | 1666 Views

OTHER TOPICS

19-year-old man dies on Caltrain tracks today

A 19-year-old Palo Alto man was struck and killed at 1:20 a.m. by a southbound Caltrain in Palo Alto, about four-tenths of...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 1966 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mail fraud - coming to a mailbox near you

If you're like most people who get letters out of the blue promising wealth in exchange for just a little help, you wonder,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by Ranch Gal, on Jan 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm | 3 comments | 2188 Views

ATHERTON

Residents getting nervous over outsourcing

In what could be a sign of things to come if Atherton's elected officials decide to outsource police services, a number of...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2010
Last comment by Candid Camera, on Jan 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm | 33 comments | 4467 Views

MENLO PARK

Four of five Menlo council members skipped ethics training

Of the five Menlo Park City Council members who served from 2004 to 2010, only one obeyed state law by attending an ethics...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by coastside resident, on Jan 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 52 comments | 20463 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rod Diridon not renamed to rail authority board

Longtime transportation advocate Rod Diridon Sr. will not be reappointed to the California High Speed Rail Authority board,...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 5, 2011 at 4:58 am | 6 comments | 2309 Views

AROUND TOWN

Auto thief suspect rams two police cars

An officer was injured in Redwood City on Wednesday afternoon when the driver of a stolen vehicle rammed two police cars...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by Hugo, on Jan 5, 2011 at 1:26 am | 5 comments | 1665 Views

MENLO PARK

State bar dismisses complaint filed by Menlo councilman

The California State Bar has concluded that noted First Amendment attorney Terry Francke did not "willfully violate" its...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by better memory, on Jan 4, 2011 at 9:29 pm | 9 comments | 2270 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton council unanimously opposes Cargill development of salt lands

After debating at length how strong a statement to send to the town's neighbors to the north, the Atherton City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 4, 2011 at 7:38 pm | 3 comments | 2349 Views

WOODSIDE

Caltrans unrelenting on parking rules for Woodside Road

Responding to area bicyclists' complaints about Woodside's temporary reinstitution of midday parking in bike lanes on Woodside...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Donald, on Jan 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm | 5 comments | 4166 Views

MENLO PARK

Mail fraud - coming to a mailbox near you

If you're like most people who get letters out of the blue promising wealth in exchange for just a little help, you wonder,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by how to report this crime?, on Jan 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 1506 Views

AROUND TOWN

CHP finds cyclist at fault in Alpine Road fatal accident

The California Highway Patrol has concluded that the cyclist was at fault in a fatal collision on Nov. 4 involving a cyclist...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm | 20 comments | 3406 Views

MENLO PARK

Councilwoman Fergusson skips Dec. 15 ethics course, days after vowing to reacquaint herself with open government law

SJ Mercury News 12/29/2010 3am "Menlo Park councilwoman forgoes Dec. 15 ethics course, days after vowing to reacquaint herself...

Original post made by Bob on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:41 am | 19 comments | 1799 Views

MENLO PARK

New Menlo environmental quality commissioner appointed

Christina Smolke, recently seen asking the Menlo Park City Council to spare a heritage redwood tree located on a neighbor's...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by chop chop, on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 3 comments | 1867 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rich Gordon to chair subcommittee overseeing high-speed rail authority

Newly elected state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, has been named chairman of the Assembly budget subcommittee that...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jan 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 5 comments | 1911 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police nab suspects in midday gas station robbery

Menlo Park police recovered cash and cigarettes, and made two arrests on Jan. 1 in connection with a midday armed robbery...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 1919 Views

ATHERTON

Jill, John Freidenrich give $25 million to Stanford School of Medicine

The Stanford University School of Medicine will receive $25 million, one of the school's largest contributions to date, from...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2011
Last comment by Random, on Jan 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 2810 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suggestions for New Year's Resolutions?

It's that time of year and I was wondering if you had suggestions for new year's resolutions. This might be a helpful thread...

Original post made by POGO on Dec. 24, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm | 9 comments | 1796 Views

FICTION

Con man Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Glen Turner, on Jan 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 5821 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,104 views