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SPORTS

Perkins and Mathon lead Frosh-Soph Bears in big win over Palo Alto

Menlo-Atherton takes 1st in M-A Bear Classic holiday tourney In one of the most exciting and competitive games of the...

Original post made by Tarny Perkins on Dec. 31, 2008
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Saturday Family Storytime at Atherton Library

Saturday January 3 at 11AM we'll be starting a once a month storytime for all ages. Dates will be January 3, February 14,...

Original post made by Librarian on Dec. 31, 2008
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MENLO PARK

City to spend $900,000 on 'vision' study

The status of Menlo Park's budget projections is uncertain, but that didn't stop the City Council from deciding unanimously...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by Pilar, on Dec 31, 2008 at 1:59 pm | 12 comments | 2026 Views

SPORTS

Former Menlo-Atherton High School football coach dies at 87

Arthur Ernest Boettcher, who won the first South Peninsula Athletic League (SPAL) championship for Menlo-Atherton High School...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by George Justice, on Dec 31, 2008 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 2520 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Almanac feature: Ask the Deputy

Deputy Stephanie Josephson of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is starting a new feature in The Almanac, called Ask...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by johnny, on Dec 31, 2008 at 10:28 am | 1 comment | 1840 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grants provide $3 million for food, shelter

Forty-seven nonprofit organizations will receive $3 million in grants from Silicon Valley Community Foundation to help provide...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
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MENLO PARK

Were taxpayers subsidizing builders?

Somewhat lost in the hubbub over the Menlo Park City Council's recent decision to increase fees at the Menlo Children's Center...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2008
Last comment by Cosette, on Dec 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm | 4 comments | 1807 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Chairman Slocum gets it right at commission dais

Gail Slocum of Menlo Park, chairman of the San Mateo County Planning Commission, had just heard reports from staff and Gail...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by J. Stalin, on Dec 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm | 21 comments | 2074 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - 12/28/08

Hardcover Fiction 1. Mercy - Toni Morrison 2. Latke Who Wouldnt Stop Screaming - Lemony Snicket 3. Guernsey Literary...

Original post made by Susan Lider on Dec. 29, 2008
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MENLO PARK

Letter: Council should support, not hinder, building upgrades

I am struck by a quote by our new mayor in last week's Almanac. In connection with an article on Page 9, "School building...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Go Hank!, on Dec 27, 2008 at 9:53 am | 14 comments | 1882 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Habitat for Humanity should consider neighborhood group's plan

I am writing this letter to respond to Jennifer Doettling's recent commentary about the proposed Habitat for Humanity housing...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by who pays, on Dec 25, 2008 at 7:52 pm | 2 comments | 2044 Views

MENLO PARK

Does traffic diversion reduce crime?

Over the course of the debate on whether to conduct a traffic study in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, the question...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Dec 23, 2008 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 1866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - December 21, 2008

Hardcover Fiction 1. Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer 2. Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa...

Original post made by Susan Lider on Dec. 22, 2008
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MENLO PARK

Council to vote on proposal for abbreviated Council minutes

On Tuesday, Dec. 16th, Council is going to consider a formal policy which would change the type of minutes published for...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by New Timer, on Dec 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm | 7 comments | 1884 Views

MENLO PARK

Debate on public employee salaries, benefits

Before his final term ends as a board member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, Peter Carpenter aims to rouse the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Curious, on Dec 22, 2008 at 10:57 am | 16 comments | 2163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Happy Birds Performing Parrots at the Atherton Library

The Atherton Library is hosting Happy Birds Performing Parrot Show for children. Have you ever seen a parrot ride a bike?...

Original post made by Maeve Visser Knoth on Dec. 22, 2008
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AROUND TOWN

Council adopts less detailed meeting minutes

Residents looking for written reports of what went on at Menlo Park City Council meetings will get summaries that are briefer...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Mr. Transparency, on Dec 20, 2008 at 10:59 am | 2 comments | 1914 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two EPA gang members arrested by police team

Two members of the Taliban street gang were arrested this week by a newly formed street crimes unit composed of East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Tom, on Dec 19, 2008 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 1709 Views

WOODSIDE

Miles Files: Woodside Vineyards -- a legacy for sale

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7329 posted Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 12:00...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2008
Last comment by Patt Blatt, on Dec 18, 2008 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 2407 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Straight talk on trash

Hank Lawrence's letter in the Dec. 3 Almanac misrepresents several aspects of trash and recycling programs used by Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by An Observer, on Dec 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 1672 Views
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