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MENLO PARK

A walk through Holy Cross

Most local residents have driven past Menlo Park's Holy Cross Cemetery on Santa Cruz Avenue hundreds of times without realizing...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Oct 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm | 1 comment | 238 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 | 3278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Series of meetings planned on proposed charter school

With the clock ticking down the time the Menlo Park City School District has to decide whether to authorize a Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent, on Oct 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 549 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Preserving memory of a felled pine tree

At the site where a beloved Italian stone pine tree was cut down to prevent it from toppling over in Fremont Park, people...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by guppigirl, on Oct 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 829 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School football tackles new season with rugby in mind

Long a leader in the evolution of player safety, the Menlo School football team has embraced a method of shoulder-leverage...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by the great American game, on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 492 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Council criticized for considering 'water grab'

I see that Menlo Park City Council member Kirsten Keith, up for re-election, held a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser at the Sharon...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter, on Oct 2, 2014 at 9:24 am | 6 comments | 329 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

30-year engagement for Iris Harrell, Ann Benson

A local lesbian couple prepares for a walk down the aisle after the California Supreme Court clears the way. <a href="//www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=2427">...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 32 comments | 3833 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Measure M debate: council control

Measure M includes a provision requiring voters to approve any changes to what the measure puts into place, as well as any...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 202 comments | 4878 Views

MENLO PARK

Housing in mixed-use projects can count toward state housing requirement

Menlo Park -- and other California cities and towns -- will now be able to count housing within mixed-use projects toward...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by gunste, on Oct 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 1197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside: No easy solution for troublesome Mountain Home Road crossing

Students at Woodside Elementary School are using new and improved crosswalks in front of the school, but still to come this...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 404 Views

MENLO PARK

Does Stanford need or deserve a $37 million dollar property tax reduction?

(Also appearing in the print edition of the Almanac just out (Oct 1st, 2014) -------------- Does Stanford need or deserve...

Original post made by morris brown on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by retired teacher, on Oct 1, 2014 at 7:00 am | 9 comments | 342 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New features for Town Square

We are in the process of making a few changes in how Town Square operates. Some of the changes are new editing tools...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Sep 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm | 6 comments | 1059 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents: Surf Air noise problem getting worse; new meeting set

Last December local residents who live under the flight path of Surf Air, a new airline whose passengers pay one monthly...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 30, 2014 at 5:31 pm | 2 comments | 345 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Group celebrates completion of El Camino Real tree project

It's easy to take the 350 graceful trees lining El Camino Real in Menlo Park for granted, but the green vistas only came...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by John, on Sep 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm | 9 comments | 2054 Views

MENLO PARK

City Council "special meeting" for tonight (9/30/2014) -- rescheduled

see: http://ccin.menlopark.org:81/8391.html The City Council Special Meeting originally scheduled for September 30,...

Original post made by morris brown on Sep. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 197 Views

MENLO PARK

No on M gathering

Menlo Park Deserves Better -- also known as the "No on Measure M" coalition -- is hosting a community gathering on Monday,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Arrillaga?, on Sep 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 18 comments | 2404 Views

MENLO PARK

Peter Carpenter-- City Council in control...

In a separate thread, Peter Carpenter wrote the following, which is copied below. His thread allows only registered uses...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by bill turner, on Sep 30, 2014 at 10:42 am | 1 comment | 257 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council in control and in charge on Stanford project

Here is the CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA for 30 Sept: B. SPECIAL BUSINESS B1. Staff presentation regarding the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 30, 2014 at 6:36 am | 1 comment | 178 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Three of five candidates want to change healthcare district

Five candidates are running for three open seats on the governing board of the Sequoia Healthcare District in the Nov. 4...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Of course Jack is right, on Sep 29, 2014 at 10:52 pm | 22 comments | 2249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

14 graduate from Woodland School

<I>Submitted by Anita Grossman of Woodland School.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2013/08/14/14-graduate-from-woodland-school...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Sep 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 156 Views
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