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MENLO PARK

Editorial: The food truck conundrum

Although we are sympathetic to the concerns of unfair competition raised by some Menlo Park restaurant owners, we do not...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by ann haley, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:15 am | 32 comments | 7207 Views

AROUND TOWN

High-speed rail, loan on Menlo Park council agenda

Menlo Park's City Council will consider whether to reverse a policy designed to keep high-speed rail out of the city; consider...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by stop studying and do, on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:40 am | 7 comments | 2407 Views

AROUND TOWN

When Considering Spending 25K On A New City Logo Design, Process Matters

When The Almanac reported this past week that Menlo Park spent $1800 on a new "Nutty The Squirrel" mascot costume, public...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Suspicious, on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:11 am | 1 comment | 324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Photoshop Elements Class at Atherton Library

Retouch your photos using Photoshop Elements. Learn how to smooth wrinkles and blemishes, whiten teeth, change eye color,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Seton Medical Center is for sale.

San Mateo County Supervisors have recently committed $11,500,000 to Seton. Seton funded and staffed the Yes on Measure A...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jan. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 457 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rich resigns from Menlo school board

Laura Linkletter Rich, a member of the Menlo Park City School District board since 1998, is resigning her post, citing "increasing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by omg, on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 499 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Health education for all abilities

Teen Talk is one of 10 local community organizations that benefit from donations to the Almanac's Holiday Fund. [http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/almanac-holiday-fund...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 794 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Food truck fight comes to Planning Commission

Whether to allow Off the Grid to bring a changing roster of eight to 12 food trucks to the Menlo Park train station parking...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 13, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 87 comments | 9689 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Two men dead in Palo Alto house fire

Two men who were found dead after a Palo Alto house fire have been identified as Donald Schoennauer and his best friend,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by history guy, on Jan 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 2108 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district chief returns to work after paralyzing fall

About nine months after a catastrophic fall, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman is back on the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:34 am | 33 comments | 7533 Views

MENLO PARK

Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 22 comments | 5746 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Lone Survivor'

One word you won't see used to describe "Lone Survivor," the fact-based movie about a FUBAR Navy SEALs operation: "contemplative." Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by Jon, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:17 am | 7 comments | 9092 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Dedicating a fraction of the 1% County ad-valorem property tax to special districts

Supporters of Parks and Open-space have sought dedicated funds for their pet projects. Sales taxes were tried and failed...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 1849 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District Pension Plan unfunded liability

In this age of overextended retirement benefits, the Sequoia Healthcare District pension plan goes unnoticed. Fact is, CHW...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 2 comments | 2322 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Four shelter dogs trained by inmates graduate on Friday

Four Peninsula Humane Society shelter dogs will graduate Friday, Jan. 10, from an eight-week training program made possible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by parnian, on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:46 am | 2 comments | 3680 Views

AROUND TOWN

Review: 'Bistro' is a dolled-up diner

I don't know whether to be appalled or charmed by American Girl, which has bestowed its newest and only Bay Area store on...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by confused, to say the least, on Jan 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 1996 Views

ATHERTON

Woman in her 40s dies in county's first flu-related death this season

The first flu-related death of the season in San Mateo County was reported Thursday. A woman in her 40s died after contracting...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 2044 Views

AROUND TOWN

New supes president points to poverty amidst plenty

Supervisor Dave Pine will serve as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 2014. In prepared remarks, he...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Ayn Rand, on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:38 am | 3 comments | 4415 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill would offer additional year of school for 4-year-olds

Sen. Jerry Hill cites local school districts in pushing for a bill that would require public school districts to offer an...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Stunned, on Jan 10, 2014 at 1:15 am | 3 comments | 2076 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: A farewell to Mike Harding

After a year-long illness, local bicycle legend Mike Harding left us in the dust on Dec. 14 at the age of 74. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by RIP, on Jan 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm | 2 comments | 1215 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
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Chai Brisket
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Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 964 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
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Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 2 comments | 604 views