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Covering the community for 40 years

Marion Softky has kept Almanac readers informed about interesting people, environmental issues, and local government for...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marion Softky, on Aug 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 4480 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Exotic cars and croissants in Menlo Park

Menlo Park may seem like an odd location for an exotic car show, given the city's predilection for biking, walking and other...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm | 6 comments | 4475 Views

ATHERTON

Police Outsourcing

The City of San Carlos votes tonight on whether to outsource its Police Department. The Council Agenda is published and includes...

Original post made by Insight on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by accountability, on Sep 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm | 122 comments | 4474 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Searsville Dam should go

The important new documentary film "Dam Nation" tells the history of American dam building and reveals a range of unintended...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by C. Cruickshank, on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:19 am | 3 comments | 4474 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: What will new school look like, and how much should it cost?

What kind of school do Menlo Park City School District residents want to see built on the district's former O'Connor School...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by whatever, on May 28, 2013 at 11:51 am | 3 comments | 4470 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board asked to rescind superintendent appointment

Atherton resident and open-government advocate Peter Carpenter has made good on his threat to try to force the governing...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm | 21 comments | 4469 Views

ATHERTON

Obituary: David Palecek, 37, father of four

David Vaclav Palecek, an Atherton resident and a partner at McKinsey & Co. management consulting firm, died from complications...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Mar 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm | 5 comments | 4464 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

Marvel Comics guru Stan Lee once half-jokingly described the first adventure of Captain America as "so full of lightning-swift...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by Jill Kennedy, on Jul 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 4463 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Small school is lab for innovative learning

The tiny school, tucked into a ramshackle former insurance office at the back of the Portola Valley Village Square shopping...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Barbara Smailey, on Nov 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 4463 Views

OTHER TOPICS

President Obama has had a tough week

This week will mark the 37th time House Republicans have tried to repeal Obamacare. If Republicans really wanted to do away...

Original post made by Potomac Fever on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by C Parker, on May 22, 2013 at 10:07 am | 19 comments | 4462 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Deputies search for man missing from construction site

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is searching for a construction worker who disappeared from a job site in...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Les , on Mar 21, 2014 at 4:14 am | 4 comments | 4460 Views

SPORTS

WOODSIDE GIRLS UNDER 12 TUXEDO PENGUINS WIN SECTION SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the Tuxedo Penguins who took 1st place in the AYSO Section 2 tournament (the Pacific Northwest states,...

Original post made by Annette Kingman on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by Christine, on Jan 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 4449 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Court throws out city's letter to rail authority

In a ruling that Menlo Park Councilman Rich Cline called "kind of a stomach punch," a California Superior Court judge has...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 28 comments | 4448 Views

MENLO PARK

Goodwill Donation Site Moves

The Goodwill donation site, located for many years at the Safeway on El Camino Real, has moved to the rear entrance of the...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Dec. 14, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4446 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council reviews cut-through traffic study for Stanford complex

Just in time for the November elections, a study of potential neighborhood cut-through traffic associated with Stanford University's...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Do the arithmetic, on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:09 am | 37 comments | 4446 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District and MTK Communications

In September of 2009, the Sequoia Healthcare District entered into a $4,200/month contract with MTK Communications, a.k.a....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 13 comments | 4436 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district grapples with overload of kindergarten signups

Call it too much of a good thing. The Menlo Park City School District's drive to get incoming kindergartners registered early,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2008
Last comment by flee or fight, on Mar 28, 2008 at 9:51 pm | 28 comments | 4426 Views

ATHERTON

Letter: Anonymous Athertonians site misleads users

The private, anonymously administered Athertonians Yahoo Group misrepresents itself, breaks its own rules regarding inclusion,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by Name Use, on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm | 6 comments | 4426 Views

AROUND TOWN

County board unanimously denies Mandarin immersion charter school proposal

The San Mateo County Board of Education on Wednesday night, Feb. 4, unanimously denied the Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Enough already!, on Feb 6, 2015 at 4:36 pm | 8 comments | 4426 Views

ATHERTON

Letter: Put Atherton library in park

A new library in the park, owned and controlled by the town, with specifically dedicated funding that already exists, would...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Perserve Our Park, on Oct 1, 2012 at 8:21 am | 11 comments | 4420 Views
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