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Why businesses consider Menlo Park to be an unfriendly City

Over a year ago the Menlo Park Fire Protection District entered into a lease with Stanford University for one of the many...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Feb 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm | 60 comments | 2452 Views


Ceramic tiles proposed for exterior of community hall in Portola Valley

Portola Valley's Cultural Arts Committee wants to decorate the redwood exterior of the town's community hall with ceramic...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by Lee, on Feb 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm | 3 comments | 2909 Views


Supervisor Mark Church to run for county post

There's already a contender for Warren Slocum's old job. San Mateo County Supervisor Mark Church has announced on Feb. 11...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by George, on Feb 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment | 1323 Views


Sequoia high school district superintendent Pat Gemma to retire

Patrick Gemma, the superintendent of the Sequoia Union High School District since February 2003, has announced that he will...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Charlene, on Feb 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 9 comments | 2444 Views


Menlo Park resident takes on PG&E over 'Smart' meters

Note: In an e-mail sent shortly before The Almanac's deadline, Menlo Park resident Mark Williams said he has acquiesced to...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Joe, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:30 am | 10 comments | 3627 Views


High-speed rail officials will present plans in Menlo Park on Friday, Feb. 19

Local residents interested in the design of the California high-speed rail system can get an early look at the rail agency's...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Feb 14, 2010 at 6:47 pm | 5 comments | 1782 Views


What's your view on high-speed rail?

Residents concerned about the impact of the California high-speed rail project on local towns have an opportunity to voice...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm | 80 comments | 5761 Views


Big waves hit Mavericks observers, injuring 13

The Mavericks Surf Contest near Half Moon Bay -- called by surfers as the biggest surfing event in history -- had bigger-than-expected...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 1669 Views


Breaking the Blue Code of Silence

REQUIRED READING FOR THE TOWN COUNCIL AND TOWN MANAGER. From the Wikipedia article on the "Blue Code of Silence" quoted...

Original post made by Police Ethics on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Sheriff Ray Nash, on Feb 14, 2010 at 2:49 am | 7 comments | 2557 Views


Atherton chief, manager to meet with residents

Atherton officials are stepping up their public outreach efforts, announcing a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:00 am | 9 comments | 1831 Views


Letter: Council should oppose huge Cargill project

News of Cargill's development plans for 12,000 homes and 30,000 new residents on the Redwood City baylands should attract...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Edward Whittington, on Feb 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm | 13 comments | 2294 Views


Letter: Cargill has massive plans for Redwood City baylands

DMB, the Arizona-based developer hired by Cargill, has announced its plan to build 12,000 housing units and one million square...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by Griffin McKinney, on Feb 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm | 3 comments | 1961 Views


Allied Arts Guild gives $110,000 to hospital

The Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary recently donated $110,000 to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. The auxiliary...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by SF Auxiliary for LSPCH, on Feb 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 1499 Views


Inglewood gang member arrested, suspected of raping runaway Menlo Park girl

An Inglewood gang member has been arrested on suspicion of raping a runaway girl from Menlo Park and holding her against...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by TB, on Feb 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments | 1813 Views


Menlo Park sales tax receipts take dive

A key source of revenue for Menlo Park fell by 21 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, making an already...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm | 28 comments | 1852 Views


Running the city's the easy part

Glen Rojas left a rapidly expanding Southern California city for the shady confines of Menlo Park when he was hired as city...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Feb 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm | 6 comments | 1404 Views


M-A Boys Varsity Basketball survive against Terra Nova

Coming off a shocking victory over previously undefeated Burlingame, the Menlo-Atherton Bears played inspired basketball...

Original post made by calfan on Feb. 10, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1825 Views


M-A protest planned in Palo Alto today at noon

Some 25 to 40 students from Menlo-Atherton High School are planning to show up to today at noon outside Gunn High School...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Sal, on Feb 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 1704 Views


Gaylord's Site on El Camino

What's up with the Gaylord's site? Rumor has it that Infiniti Partners may have sold the property. The strange thing is that...

Original post made by Bob on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by concerned, on Feb 10, 2010 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 1267 Views


Tonight: City takes another crack at landscaping ordinance designed to reduce water use

Menlo Park's City Council will continue to grapple with revisions to the city's water-efficient landscaping ordinance in...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by FedUp, on Feb 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 1379 Views
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Mademoiselle Colette, now open in downtown Menlo Park
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The Big Four - Part one
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How early is too early to make or buy a Halloween costume
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Removing El Camino lanes from parking or vehicle movement >> HSR v BART
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