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MENLO PARK

Letter: Councilman Cohen responds to charge on union fund

In response to a letter from Mary Gilles last week, I received no contribution from any union anticipated or likely to be...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by one more, on Feb 2, 2009 at 7:35 pm | 43 comments | 2133 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Big pay hike a symptom of failed policy

Menlo Park's recent approval of a major pay increase for police sergeants has been roundly criticized by many residents,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Fair Witness, on Feb 2, 2009 at 8:45 am | 3 comments | 1496 Views

MENLO PARK

Lee Duboc: Who is speaking for the taxpayer?

On Friday, former Menlo Park councilwoman Lee Duboc sent out the message below on the topic of rising public employee salaries...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jan 29, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 37 comments | 2334 Views

MENLO PARK

Rojas to pay Frank Benest $5,500 for running 2 "facilitation" meetings

Is there a listing of all the money that Rojas wants to spend, and where can I see it? So that I can sign up to get some...

Original post made by new guy on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Amazed, on Jan 29, 2009 at 5:21 pm | 4 comments | 1540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter petition gets thumbs up in state report

It's been a while since backers of Everest Charter High School had something to smile about, but with their twice-rejected...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by WyldKat, on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 1842 Views

OTHER TOPICS

T.J. Rodgers seeks permit to install winery

Seven years after he got a permit to drill three caves 300 feet into Langley Hill for a winery, Cypress Semiconductor CEO...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Hugh Bris, on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm | 5 comments | 2203 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amici's pizzeria to move to downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park is getting a new pizzeria. Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, which has 11 Bay Area locations, is setting up shop in...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2008
Last comment by Salvatore, on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm | 9 comments | 2274 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Watch: Rosewood Hotel may cut room rates by half

Despite the meltdown in the global economy, the Stanford University/Rosewood Hotel is still on track to open this spring. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1584 Views

FICTION

Two reports of mountain lion sightings

Two mountain lion sightings were reported in San Mateo County Wednesday afternoon -- one near Edgewood County Park and...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by Yomamma, on Jan 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 5480 Views

MENLO PARK

City revenues $3.1 million off pace

The books have closed on the first half of the current fiscal year, and the outlook isn't exactly rosy for Menlo Park --...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Joanna, on Jan 28, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 6 comments | 1603 Views

MENLO PARK

Around Town: 'Civil Rights Tales' from those who lived them

"Civil Rights Tales," a collection of stories and songs by those who lived through the civil rights movement, will be presented...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Fred Zinnemann, on Jan 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 1478 Views

MENLO PARK

John Boyle left off rail subcommittee

Menlo Park Councilman John Boyle was a bit miffed when Mayor Heyward Robinson left him off a two-person subcommittee that...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by railroading, on Jan 27, 2009 at 1:28 pm | 15 comments | 2042 Views

MENLO PARK

Green parking lots in city's future?

In reviewing preliminary plans for renovation of a parking plaza between Crane and Chestnut streets at Oak Grove Avenue,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jan 27, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1472 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sage Santa visits Ladera Christmas fair

When Santa stops at the Ladera Christmas Fair, he arrives in a shiny, red fire engine. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7349...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Austen, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 1636 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MP mayor urges schools to show inauguration in classrooms

Menlo Park Mayor Heyward Robinson, who is in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration, sent an e-mail to Menlo Park school...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by Dawn, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:47 pm | 3 comments | 1862 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - January 25, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1. Piano Teacher - Janice Lee 2. Going to See the Elephant - Rodes Fishburne 3. Lark & Termite -...

Original post made by Susan Lider on Jan. 26, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1657 Views

AROUND TOWN

Elisabeth Barragan named Boys & Girls Club 'Youth of the Year'

Elisabeth Barragan's teaching efforts — including teaching English to her parents, math to a younger brother and literacy...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Ms. Watkins, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:52 am | 1 comment | 1699 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

The perfect rootbeer float

Is Ladera the place to go for the best rootbeer floats? I'm a bit of rootbeer float snob, having spent a large portion...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Jun. 6, 2007
Last comment by Sandra Geenen, on Jan 26, 2009 at 12:27 am | 1 comment | 3725 Views

AROUND TOWN

PV holds hearing on adopting green plan

The Portola Valley Town Council will hold a public hearing Wednesday on a proposal to add a sustainability element to the...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1492 Views

ATHERTON

District collects taxes, doesn't provide water

Residents of unincorporated Los Trancos Woods and Vista Verde don't seem to be losing sleep over the fact that the Los Trancos...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by , on Jan 25, 2009 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 1999 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,360 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,680 views

Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 901 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 735 views

Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 552 views