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AROUND TOWN

Letter: Escalating cost of firefighters unsustainable

Cities and counties can no longer afford the salaries and pensions of our firefighters. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8399...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 8, 2009 at 4:21 am | 12 comments | 2423 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Refunds look unlikely for town's road-impact fee

Atherton has had a problem with some of its construction-related fees in recent years. Amid threats of litigation, the off-haul...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:38 am | 7 comments | 2115 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park resident accuses city of racial profiling

Police say they stopped Darryl Warren because he didn't have a bike light. He says they stopped him because he's black. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca, on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:11 am | 6 comments | 1703 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: The Almanac's fixation with Andy Cohen

There are five City Council members, approximately 52 commissioners and numerous citizen activists in Menlo Park. So why...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Aug 6, 2009 at 10:53 pm | 2 comments | 1405 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rally for single-payer health care system

About 25 people stood along El Camino Real in front of Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park on Thursday, rallying for a single-payer...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Menlo Park resident, on Aug 7, 2009 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 1734 Views

OTHER TOPICS

In high-speed rail battle, Peninsula residents may have found their Goliath

Those who would like to see the high-speed rail line run in a tunnel or a trench, rather than on a berm, as it passes through...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by progress, on Sep 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm | 41 comments | 3527 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Park cops nab bike-napper

An item on Craigslist led to the arrest of a suspected bicycle thief, Menlo Park police said. An undercover officer arrested...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Kenneth Cantamout, on Aug 14, 2009 at 9:35 am | 8 comments | 2559 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton rail crossing to be closed two weekends

Caltrain will close the Fair Oaks Lane railroad crossing in Atherton over two weekends to reconstruct the crossing and adjacent...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by train neighbor, on Aug 11, 2009 at 11:44 am | 3 comments | 1522 Views

MENLO PARK

Community celebrates Marion Softky

Lots of familiar faces turned out Sunday at the Portola Valley Town Center to fete veteran reporter Marion Softky at a celebration...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1376 Views

ATHERTON

High-speed rail: Atherton resident files suit

Accompanied by attorneys Mike Brady and Zachary Tyson, Atherton resident Russell Peterson filed a lawsuit against the California...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by John McDonald, on Sep 7, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 14 comments | 4201 Views

OTHER TOPICS

After outcry, Caltrain pledges to soften train whistle

Following an outcry from people who live near the tracks over a recent increase in the volume of train whistles, Caltrain...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm | 14 comments | 3786 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 3670 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Middle College appeals to many high school students

Traditional high school was not the right fit for Melissa Sandoval. When one of Melissa's teachers at Woodside High School...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by unknown, on May 18, 2010 at 4:49 pm | 5 comments | 1831 Views

SPORTS

Little League: Alpine wins Majors all-star Super Bowl

With one of the most potent batting line-ups in recent memory, the Majors Division Alpine-West Menlo All Stars recently took...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by BIG BAD, on Aug 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 2449 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley will 'Celebrate Africa' on Aug. 23

The African Library Project, a Portola Valley-based nonprofit that collects and ships thousands of books to libraries in...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Slam Dunk, on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 2316 Views

WOODSIDE

Mountain lion reported near Phillips Lane

A mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of 140 Phillips Lane near Woodside very early Sunday morning, according to an alert...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Robin Smith, on Aug 11, 2009 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 2536 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eight years is enough for trustee Gordon Lewin

After two terms on the governing board of the high school district that followed one term on the local elementary school...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Simple Simon, on Aug 12, 2009 at 8:38 am | 4 comments | 1968 Views

MENLO PARK

Recession brings new life to downtown Menlo Park

With rents falling and vacancies abounding, business owners have jumped at the opportunity to open new shops, or expand old...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1577 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In defense of Elizabeth Lasensky

In response to the Aug. 5 letter from Elizabeth Lasensky to The Almanac and the flurry of comments online, I would like to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Aug 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 11 comments | 2466 Views

SPORTS

Woodside Vaulters club takes top honors at national championships in Lexington

<I>This story was submitted by Carrie Wick, a spokesperson for the Woodside Vaulters.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8437...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by WoodsideV, on Aug 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 2900 Views
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