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MENLO PARK

Judge lets defamation lawsuit proceed against John Woodell

A judge declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a fire board director against John Woodell, husband of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by What the Dickens?, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm | 57 comments | 11709 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Measure W would fund rebuilding of fifth district school

Being an elementary school principal can't be easy even under normal circumstances, but it's likely that Encinal School Principal...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by PF, on Nov 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 79 comments | 11649 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Grand piano missing from Atherton home

Police calls from Atherton, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/19/police-calls-grand...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Come on, now, on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 4 comments | 11630 Views

MENLO PARK

Food trucks rolling into Menlo Park next month

Over the protests of nervous downtown business owners and some local residents, Menlo Park's Planning Commission, at a little...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by tom h, on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 29 comments | 11529 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside council to hear appeal on realtor's proposal for awnings

Awnings will be the subject of a public hearing tonight (Sept. 24) at the Woodside Town Council meeting. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by green fan, on Sep 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm | 1 comment | 11499 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lehman Brothers collapse: Eshoo introduces legislation to repay public entities

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo introduced the Restitution for Local Government Act of 2010 today to help counties and other public entities...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Stop Eshoo NOW, on May 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm | 130 comments | 11416 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Downsizing not the answer for Atherton

We are deeply concerned about the proposal to downsize our Atherton government, which can only result in a decreased level...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:13 am | 45 comments | 11349 Views

AROUND TOWN

The unfiring of a Menlo Park police officer

Questions linger months after the Almanac broke the story about the arrest, firing and reinstatement of veteran Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2013
Last comment by b.giles, on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 53 comments | 11319 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Peninsula Healthcare District candidate statements for November election

There are 4 candidates for 3 seats on the Peninsula Healthcare District Board of Directors in November 2014. Challenger...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 11, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 12, 2014 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 11272 Views

MENLO PARK

What's in a name? Menlo Park City Council candidate endorsements

With about a month to go before the Nov. 6 Menlo Park City Council elections, the five candidates are hitting the campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 29 comments | 11221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Libertarians endorse candidates for healthcare districts

The Libertarian Party of San Mateo County endorsed reform candidates for Sequoia Healthcare District and Peninsula Healthcare...

Original post made by Harland Harrison on Sep. 7, 2014
Last comment by libertarian fantasies, on Sep 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 11180 Views

ATHERTON

Homeowners: Building department negligent

In the midst of a legal battle with her building contractor, Kimberly Sweidy is also taking on the town of Atherton's building...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Dick Seibert, on Sep 25, 2014 at 11:44 pm | 148 comments | 11173 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo commission votes that turning over city property to neighbors follows general plan

The Menlo Park Planning Commission voted 4-2 on May 6 that the proposal to have the city turn over a piece of land in the...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by grammar, on May 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm | 12 comments | 11120 Views

MENLO PARK

State: Insufficient evidence in Sutton discrimination case

Former city gymnastics instructor Michelle Sutton received notice in December from the California Department of Fair Employment...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Almanac Fan, on Jan 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm | 5 comments | 11103 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown - Aggressive Parking Citations

The topic of downtown - aggressive parking citations is an old topic that deserves a fresh review. The City Council had...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 27, 2014 at 10:56 am | 15 comments | 11100 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: To retreat or not to retreat?

Trips by Menlo Park city staff to Half Moon Bay and Napa during the past two months came as a surprise to at least one council...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by what was discussed, on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm | 23 comments | 11048 Views

AROUND TOWN

Borrone MarketBar: An exciting new addition to an old favorite

Since Cafe Borrone opened nearly 25 years ago, Menlo Park has made it its "go-to" place. In the Readers' Choice 2013 competition,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Joann, on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 11 comments | 11026 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park council looks at buying license plate readers, surveillance cameras

As the Menlo Park Police Department seeks council approval tonight to purchase three automated license plate readers and...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 23 comments | 11008 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Veteran now considered competent to stand trial over Woodside shovel attack

Milo Mcintosh Imrie, a former Marine infantryman in Afghanistan, is now competent to stand trial in connection with a December...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 10972 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Council members, listen to your constituents

So where are we now? Almost a year has passed since Stanford's first proposal for the eight-plus-acre property at 500 El...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by sticks in the eyes, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:58 am | 18 comments | 10929 Views
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