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MENLO PARK

Menlo council reverses itself on hotel tax

Menlo Park's hotel tax will remain as is for at least three more years after the City Council reversed itself last night...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 30, 2010 at 10:15 am | 9 comments | 2209 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board president Peter Ohtaki takes out papers for Menlo Park City Council race

Peter I. Ohtaki, a member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board since 2007 and its current president, took out...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Jul 30, 2010 at 5:31 am | 51 comments | 5807 Views

WOODSIDE

No vote for you, supervisors say

Should voters decide how county supervisors are elected? No way, says the supervisors themselves. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 2535 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rail officials head for D.C. with survey

California High-Speed Rail Authority officials are traveling to the nation's capital this week to drum up federal support...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 1954 Views

MENLO PARK

Council begrudgingly approves legal settlement involving El Camino project

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted article.) They were peeved and frustrated in doing so, but Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by GPS2, on Jul 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 9 comments | 2710 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Supes reject ballot measure to hike sales tax

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has rejected the idea of putting a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot....

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by Harry Turner, on Jul 28, 2010 at 3:38 pm | 3 comments | 2117 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire destroys vehicle, carport

A fire in a carport at 1452 San Antonio Ave. in Menlo Park destroyed the vehicle parked there, the carport, and nearby facilities...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by Solomon, on Jul 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 1760 Views

ATHERTON

The Tornado Approaching Atherton Town Hall

The Town of Atherton is about to meet its match. Atherton is about to find out that there is something worse than a woman...

Original post made by John P Johns on Jul. 24, 2010
Last comment by Interested Observer, on Jul 28, 2010 at 9:29 am | 5 comments | 1863 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supes may put sales tax measure on ballot

Voters in San Mateo County may be asked to approve a quarter-cent increase in the countywide sales tax. The county Board...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 28, 2010 at 6:44 am | 9 comments | 1999 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton city attorney under fire by mayor

The Atherton City Council has not asked City Attorney Wynne S. Furth to reapply for her job, which she has held since February...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2010
Last comment by Jon Buckheit, on Jul 27, 2010 at 10:29 pm | 3 comments | 4000 Views

ATHERTON

MORE CATS FOUND DEAD IN ATHERTON !

Last week I received a call from two different friends saying they found a dead cat in there back yard. Two cats in one week...

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cat Lover, on Jul 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm | 9 comments | 2110 Views

WOODSIDE

John Bentley sells Woodside restaurant

It's a new era for Woodside's first firehouse. For the past 16 years, the little red building at 2992 Woodside Road has been...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by Jan, on Jul 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm | 8 comments | 6754 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton city manager wins big raise

Jerry Gruber, Atherton's city manager, has been on the job fewer than two years, but clearly, he's won the whole-hearted...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jim Blake, on Jul 27, 2010 at 11:23 am | 22 comments | 6482 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Why county needs district elections

Here's a message for my friends on the Board of Supervisors in response to the decision to block voters from determining...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 26, 2010 at 9:07 pm | 12 comments | 4537 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Supervisors make bad call on elections

San Mateo County's one-of-a-kind system of electing supervisors by a countywide vote will continue indefinitely following...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm | 2 comments | 1623 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - July 25, 2010

Hardcover Fiction 1 Passage Justin Cronin 2 Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest Stieg Larsson 3 Cookbook Collector Allegra...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Jul. 26, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1768 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to refund some road-impact fees

Residents of Atherton have little to cheer about in considering the town government's straitened financial condition, but...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by John P Johns, on Jul 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 1853 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor says he will seek second term

Mayor Rich Cline will run for a second term on the Menlo Park City Council, he told The Almanac this week. He is the second...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm | 29 comments | 2379 Views

ATHERTON

Cats being poisoned in Atherton

09:07 ANIMAL CALL 100524016 Occurred on Stockbridge Av. .Residents advises that pet cats are returning injured when they...

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by colleen Anderson, on Jul 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm | 9 comments | 1903 Views

MENLO PARK

Divided council takes no official position on pension-reform initiative

At least two council members have declared their support for the citizen-driven pension reform ballot initiative, but the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jul 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm | 14 comments | 2399 Views
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