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AROUND TOWN

The Almanac's Readers' Choice 2013 winners

Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops and services in the 2013 Readers' Choice poll. ==B Photo:== Studio...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jun 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 4 comments | 24432 Views

MENLO PARK

How much should nonresidents pay for recreation in Menlo Park?

How much should people who don't live in the city pay to participate in Menlo Park's recreation programs? Tonight the Parks...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Park supporter, on Apr 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm | 28 comments | 23845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Neighbors irate and fearful over cut-through traffic

Motorists tend to find paths of least resistance, those combinations of streets and intersections that make for the most...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by X-rez, on Mar 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 16 comments | 23669 Views

MENLO PARK

Bicyclist severely injured in Menlo Park collision

Menlo Park police are investigating a collision that left a bicyclist with life-threatening injuries Monday morning. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Guest, on Apr 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 23 comments | 22641 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's Measure X would renew parcel tax

Four years ago, Atherton's parcel tax renewal measure passed overwhelmingly, with 77.4 percent of voters supporting the annual...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by F Lee Bailey, on Oct 25, 2013 at 7:42 am | 3 comments | 22524 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Michael goodwin takes the New York Times to the Woodshed

This is one of the better articles on the New York Times embarrassing cheer leading for the Obama Administration. Its obsequious...

Original post made by Gray Lady Down on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by Palmer, on Jan 6, 2014 at 10:31 am | 96 comments | 22295 Views

WOODSIDE

Historic Woodside estate is still a summer home for the Fleishhacker family

Not long after the 1906 earthquake, Mortimer Fleishhacker, a successful San Francisco businessman, decided he wanted to build...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Julie, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 4 comments | 22246 Views

AROUND TOWN

Search suspended for missing Menlo Park woman

With no new evidence or leads as to the location of a missing Menlo Park woman believed to have been hiking on Mt. Tamalpais,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Apr 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 21921 Views

ATHERTON

Researchers fit deer with GPS collars

The state's Department of Fish and Game announced this week that it has successfully completed the first phase of a project...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm | 21 comments | 21671 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm | 6 comments | 21385 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park specific plan review culminates in medical office cap, minor changes

Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan emerged in one piece following its first review: The council decided to...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by WakeUpMenlo, on Dec 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm | 90 comments | 21009 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputy police chief named to new county post

The San Mateo Police Department's loss is San Mateo County's gain, as the city's longtime deputy police chief Michael Callagy...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 20917 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials investigate Sims fire

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is investigating Sunday's fire at a scrap metal recycling facility in Redwood...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 5 comments | 20880 Views

MENLO PARK

Faces of change for Menlo Park

With the passage of the specific plan and the arrival of Facebook, the next city council faces an era of change in Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Park Resident, on Oct 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm | 45 comments | 20444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who is prospering from Prop 13?

Proposition 13 has been called California's "third rail" -- as in, untouchable. When billionaire Warren Buffet was serving...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 5, 2011 at 9:17 am | 101 comments | 20318 Views

WOODSIDE

25 bicyclists cited for running stop sign

San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies cited 25 bicyclists on charges of failing to come to a stop at a busy intersection in...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by La Hondan, on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:47 am | 173 comments | 20195 Views

MENLO PARK

Crash leaves two seriously injured, lanes closed on University Avenue

Lanes on University Avenue at Bayfront Expressway are closed indefinitely, Menlo Park police announced shortly before 8 a.m....

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Ron, on Nov 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm | 4 comments | 19795 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County is sponsoring a candidate forums for the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm | 68 comments | 19769 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Towns look for volunteers for planning and architectural review panels

The town councils of Woodside and Portola Valley are looking for volunteers to serve on advisory panels. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 19319 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Melanie, on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 19305 Views
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Opening alert: Zola, in downtown Palo Alto
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Middle Class Scholarship for incomes up to $150,000!
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Menlo Park Close to the Action
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