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MENLO PARK

Katie's Corner: Here comes the Sugar Shack

The Sugar Shack recently opened its doors in downtown Menlo Park. When I heard about this candy wonderland, I had to go see...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2008
Last comment by Jaden, on Jul 7, 2008 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 2230 Views

MENLO PARK

After 30 years on the force, Terri Molakides calls it quits

Name a position in the Menlo Park Police Department, and chances are that Terri Molakides has held it. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2008
Last comment by Rich Cline, on Jul 9, 2008 at 11:37 am | 5 comments | 4329 Views

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Guest Opinion: Council needs to set aside agenda for downtown Menlo visioning project

One thing I have learned over the years is that anyone who serves on the City Council has good intentions. They just have...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm | 5 comments | 5245 Views

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Who is this man? Why is he waiting for a bus?

Our roving correspondent and ace photographer came upon a strange sight near The Almanac offices on Friday afternoon. He...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2008
Last comment by residentII, on Jul 16, 2008 at 2:32 pm | 3 comments | 2875 Views

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Menlo Park Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson says she'll run for re-election

Menlo Park City Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson announced today (July 15) that she plans to run for re-election to the Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by council watcher, on Aug 1, 2008 at 12:36 pm | 16 comments | 5478 Views

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Remodeling Burgess Park for a full-sized soccer field

Menlo Park's Parks and Recreation Commission is set to decide what combination of lights, artificial turf, and natural grass...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by no on this idea, on Oct 8, 2008 at 9:41 am | 11 comments | 2926 Views

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Letter: Cyclist says no tunnel needed

Speaking about the City Council deliberations on the downtown visioning project, Reginald Rice says in his July 9 letter...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by Fiscally fit, on Jul 25, 2008 at 12:55 pm | 16 comments | 2824 Views

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CALENDAR: Menlo Park street festival continues Sunday

Connoisseurs' Marketplace continues Sunday in downtown Menlo Park. Santa Cruz Avenue is closed to vehicles in the festival...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2008
Last comment by HillbillyHell, on Jul 19, 2008 at 10:35 pm | 1 comment | 2622 Views

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MP looks at quick, cheap plan to add adult-sized soccer field

The Menlo Park Parks and Recreation Commission voted 4-0 vote July 16 to move ahead with plans to fill most of the Burgess...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2008
Last comment by Reality Check Please!, on Jul 20, 2008 at 10:35 pm | 5 comments | 3084 Views

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City pays $1.48 million for police overtime

The mass exodus of police officers from the city from 2005 to 2007 took a serious toll on the understaffed police department,...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2008
Last comment by truth, on Jul 26, 2008 at 10:40 pm | 16 comments | 2785 Views

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Where's the excitement in Menlo Park council race?

It's almost the end of July, and there's little to no controversy on the Menlo Park City Council election front. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2008
Last comment by voter, on Jul 25, 2008 at 12:58 pm | 9 comments | 2760 Views

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In Business: Taking the kids to work

The challenge is eating the cake and still having it. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6592...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2008
Last comment by Great Story!, on Jul 24, 2008 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 2561 Views

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Update: Len Materman named to head creek authority

Len Materman, an environmental-policy specialist, has been named the new executive director of the San Francisquito Creek...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2008
Last comment by Stiedel Rausch, on Jul 25, 2008 at 5:31 pm | 1 comment | 2441 Views

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Young street trees plowed over by vehicles

Few would use the term "mean street" to describe the sunny business district on the Alameda de las Pulgas in West Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2008
Last comment by Helpful Henrietta, on Jul 30, 2008 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 2568 Views

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Menlo Park may have contested council race

The Menlo Park City Council race just got more interesting. Jeff Jahnke, a member of the Environmental Quality Commission,...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2008
Last comment by it's our job 2, on Aug 2, 2008 at 4:36 pm | 14 comments | 2734 Views

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Caltrain reports record ridership again

Caltrain set record ridership for the third year in a row as people looked for options to high gas prices, Caltrain spokesperson...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2008
Last comment by Rayla, on Aug 6, 2008 at 10:22 am | 5 comments | 2267 Views

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Tips for starting a vegetable garden

<B>Start small:</I></B> Decide which vegetables you like best and figure out how much room they need &#8212; tomatoes and...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2008
Last comment by PaulC, on Aug 5, 2008 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 2029 Views

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Menlo Park woman identified in Petaluma crash

Ashley Diane Gillespie, 25, of Menlo Park died Saturday night, Aug 2, when the white 1995 Subaru she was riding in crashed...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2008
Last comment by JH, on Aug 15, 2008 at 3:41 pm | 3 comments | 2787 Views

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Firefighters douse fire at their own station

A firefighter, rushing to respond to a medical emergency, apparently bumped a magnetically attached lamp at his bed, and...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2008
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 8, 2008 at 7:55 am | 3 comments | 2522 Views

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Two more may enter Menlo Park council race

With Friday's filing deadline rapidly approaching, two local business owners have stepped forward as potential challengers...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Aug 12, 2008 at 9:59 am | 21 comments | 2842 Views
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