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MENLO PARK

Letter: Measure M and balanced development

Contrary to what Mickie Winkler claims in her September 3 letter to the Almanac's editor, Measure M does, in fact, uphold...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm | 10 comments | 321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park council may buy duplexes for city

Menlo Park may pay $1.12 million for two duplexes, at 1175 and 1177 Willow Road, to potentially use as below-market-rate...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by xy, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 517 Views

MENLO PARK

Keith losing endorsements

Not only was Kirsten Keith, who is running again for MP council, unable to obtain the endorsement of the local Democratic...

Original post made by lost endorsements on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Good for her, on Sep 16, 2014 at 9:16 am | 4 comments | 306 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley residents report seeing mountain lion in backyard

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by West Atherton resident, on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm | 6 comments | 1885 Views

MENLO PARK

Anton Menlo gets ready for construction of 394 apartments

Developer St. Anton Partners has cleared 10 acres of land at 3639 Haven Ave., off Marsh Road, in Menlo Park in preparation...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm | 15 comments | 2371 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside report: Mountain lion and three cubs spotted in Wunderlich park

Deputy sheriffs and park rangers are patrolling the woods at Wunderlich county park in Woodside after the reported sighting...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Old timer, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 24 comments | 3941 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police stage training at former school this week

Explosions, gunfire and yelling -- all simulated -- may be heard coming from the former campus of James Flood Elementary...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 1347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vi seniors take case to federal court

More than 40 seniors mobilized in the U.S. District Court in San Jose this week to show their displeasure with how the parent...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by PACCRC, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 4 comments | 1846 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to spend $45,000 on drought outreach

The city's water fund will chip in $45,000 to help get the word out about mandatory water conservation measures to customers...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Louise68, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:03 am | 14 comments | 1517 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Mary Kom'

Mary Kom holds enough world boxing championship titles and influence in the sport to merit a keen cinematic look at her career's...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chan Iyer, on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 2468 Views

MENLO PARK

Greenheart obnoxious billboard sized sign at 1300 El Camino

Greeheart has just put up a billboard sized sign on the 1300 El Camino property. see: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15224874741_ce56f85dbb_b.jpg and http://farm4.st...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 5 comments | 312 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequel to Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts

Since I first posted Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts http://www.almanacnews.com/square/2014/08/01/dissolution-dialogue-on-healthcare-districts...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Sep 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 15 comments | 1433 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How Tinsley program affects students

When students from the Ravenswood school district transfer to other Midpeninsula schools through the Tinsley program, they...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by Former Tinsley Student, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:55 am | 5 comments | 1689 Views

MENLO PARK

Two injured in Menlo Park accident

Two people were injured in a rear-end collision at the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Chilco Street at about 11...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:55 am | 3 comments | 1400 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure M freezes Menlo Park into the past

Measure M freezes these definition: ECR SPECIFIC PLAN AREA VOTER-ADOPTED DEVELOPMENT DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS. 1 - ECR...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:37 am | 12 comments | 471 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton, Menlo Park: Cops focus on distracted driving

A contingent of seven or eight motorcycle officers from around San Mateo County will be in Menlo Park and Atherton on Friday...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Gimme a break, on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm | 23 comments | 2218 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

$2.5 million Portola Valley tank gets stolen from Paul Allen

Eccentric Paul Allen is Seattle's version of Larry Ellison. Story in the Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Paul-Allen-sues-over-German-tank-purchase-gone-bad-5749592....

Original post made by tankgirl on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park holds forum on general plan update

Menlo Park has plans -- a lot of them: the specific plan, the housing plan, the Willow business area plan, the Belle Haven...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm | 15 comments | 755 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Learning by doing: Students acquire multiple skills by working on projects

Portola Valley teachers spent some time being students this summer; learning about project-based learning, in which students...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Margot Rawlins, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 2 comments | 1911 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Three Woodside High students accused in marijuana cookie incident

Crime and accident reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/09/11/police-calls-three-woodside-high-students-accused-in-...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 1731 Views
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