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THE LOCAL DISH

How Republicans and Democrats Voted on Key Constitutional Amendments

13th Amendment - Abolished slavery. Supported by 100% of the Republicans and 23% of the Democrats. 15th Amendment - Right...

Original post made by Amendment Score on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Prience Riebus, on Jan 16, 2015 at 11:11 am | 5 comments | 254 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helping in the fight against human trafficking

Showa Sahle recently gave a party at La Migliore, her hair salon at 644 Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park. Clients, neighbors...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Katharine butler, on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 1844 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police catch alleged burglars inside home

Atherton police responding to reports of a burglary on Mesa Court on Wednesday morning caught and arrested two alleged burglars. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by YAY, on Jan 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 2426 Views

AROUND TOWN

Who should we support to be the next U.S. Senator

With Senator Boxer's recent announcement that she will not run for another term as U.S. Senator it opens the door for many...

Original post made by Political Observer on Jan. 11, 2015
Last comment by blues state, on Jan 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 216 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jeb vs Mitt

Which one will come out on top? Is there a difference? Now that Christie is toast, who will the big money donors back? "Nothing...

Original post made by Menlo Shrub on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:01 pm | 10 comments | 226 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon's Menlo Gateway hotel project moving forward

A new full-service luxury hotel is on Menlo Park's horizon: Developer David Bohannon said he has found a "very capable, very...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Dagwood, on Jan 13, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 12 comments | 3035 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School district was right to cancel meeting

The Menlo Park City School District board's scheduled closed-session meeting late last week to discuss "existing litigation"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 1385 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Community Action Meeting on Anti-Human Trafficking; January 19, 2015, with video

On January 10, 2015, the San Mateo County hosted a Community Day of Action on Human Trafficking in San Mateo County. The...

Original post made by Citizen Activist on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 234 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district asked to avoid possible Brown Act violation

The Almanac has asked the board of the Menlo Park City School District not to hold a closed session meeting it had scheduled...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 25 comments | 3553 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident Neil Young launches high-quality music player

Folk rock veteran and longtime Woodside resident Neil Young has announced the release of his high-quality portable audio...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jan 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm | 3 comments | 3519 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley classroom in running for $10,000 remodel prize

Students in Corte Madera teacher Kerry Keplinger's STEM class have designed a dream remodel of their classroom, and their...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Dale, on Jan 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 2229 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Woodside council should reject 'art cave' project

The Woodside Town Council should overturn the recent Planning Commission decision to approve a lot line adjustment (reported...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by AJK, on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:32 am | 10 comments | 780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County plans fresh look at Mandarin charter school in Menlo Park district

Once again a crowd packed a hearing room to listen and speak about the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 11 comments | 2302 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputy pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges

Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (Dec. 16) to two charges of conspiracy...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Holly L., on Jan 11, 2015 at 11:26 am | 14 comments | 1822 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Woman grabbed from behind during walk

An early morning walk to work turned frightening for one woman in Menlo Park on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jan 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 5 comments | 2623 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the Air' restrictions extended

The 10th winter Spare the Air alert this season has been issued for Monday by officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 9, 2015 at 9:12 am | 22 comments | 1196 Views

FICTION

Artscene: Telling stories from the earth

You would think that, as the only girl growing up in a family with three brothers and a father who was inducted into the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Dr Bob Rich, on Jan 9, 2015 at 12:17 am | 1 comment | 1269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judges downgrade felony cases for 369 people

Since voters passed state Proposition 47 and reclassified certain theft and drug offenses as misdemeanors, the county District...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 1736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tonight: Education author to speak on achievement, learning

Alfie Kohn, lecturer and author of numerous books and articles on education, parenting and human behavior, will be at the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sara Tanke, on Jan 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 974 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Garden clubbers dig in to improve wildlife habitat

For over a year, a band of local women has been toiling in the dirt in Palo Alto to participate in what's being called the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 242 Views
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Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 3,243 views

New York City College Tours, Part Two: NYU, CUNY Baruch, and NYIT
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Reducing Congestion and Parking Challenges While Respecting the Mobility Advantages of Cars
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 1,911 views

A Love Script? A Dyadic Encounter
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,631 views

Rugged in Retail
By Paul Bendix | 0 comments | 438 views