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Katie's Corner: Friendships forged by Harry Potter magic

The Harry Potter book and movie series is the classic story of good and evil, growing up, and the real meaning of friendships...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by Marty Higgins, on Sep 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 1679 Views

MENLO PARK

A swimming success?

Responding to a call on The Almanac's Web site for thoughts on Menlo Park's public pool in Burgess Park, one longtime resident,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm | 18 comments | 6868 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Fergusson's grand jury rant an embarrassment

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8575 posted Wednesday, September...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by MP Resident, on Sep 22, 2009 at 11:34 pm | 16 comments | 2069 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Health care reform foe's rhetoric could backfire

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8576 posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 12:00...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 29, 2009 at 1:49 pm | 36 comments | 2640 Views

ATHERTON

New work on rail crossings in Atherton

Overnight work on two railroad crossings in Atherton is set to begin on Monday, Sept. 28, Caltrain announced. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Ben Halpren, on Sep 16, 2009 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 1617 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council discusses below-market-rate housing in Belle Haven area

Menlo Park is considering two possible locations to add below-market-rate housing units in the Belle Haven neighborhood,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Harry, on Sep 16, 2009 at 9:38 am | 1 comment | 1284 Views

MENLO PARK

Plans for Habitat project appear dead

After hearing repeated, vociferous opposition from Belle Haven residents over plans for a Habitat for Humanity housing project,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Jimmy C., on Sep 17, 2009 at 5:39 pm | 2 comments | 1318 Views

MENLO PARK

A future for Tinker Park?

A transformation of the Hillview campus, set to start next year, would have eliminated Tinker Park and used the space as...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by hv mom, on Sep 23, 2009 at 3:16 pm | 11 comments | 1578 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Public hearing on employee contracts Tuesday

Apparently heeding calls to allow more public input into upcoming negotiations with employee unions, Menlo Park plans to...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Hank ad nauseam, on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:36 pm | 4 comments | 1175 Views

MENLO PARK

Thursday: City to unveil plan to revamp downtown area

Menlo Park lays out plans for one or more parking garages, and a small covered marketplace downtown. Public workshop set...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Sep 18, 2009 at 9:27 am | 1 comment | 1300 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Caltrain will return whistles to underside of trains to lessen noise

After moving train whistles to the tops of its engines, then installing a muffler to quiet them, Caltrain is now working...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Kathy Hamilton, on Sep 19, 2009 at 7:20 am | 10 comments | 1565 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Tuesday: Council could green-light no-parking signs on Woodside Road

The Woodside Town Council will consider authorizing the installation of no-parking signs on Woodside Road, with an exemption...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Sterling, on Sep 18, 2009 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 4534 Views

MENLO PARK

Rapid growth in Menlo Park school enrollment

Student enrollment is climbing dramatically in the Menlo Park City School District, and if the trend keeps up, the only...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by west sider, on Sep 18, 2009 at 9:17 pm | 2 comments | 1276 Views

MENLO PARK

In honor of the fallen

Three hundred and forty three flags, in memory of the 343 firefighters who died on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City, adorn...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2009
Last comment by proud, on Sep 19, 2009 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 1310 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo boys win first of two PAL water polo showdowns

Jack Bowen has written a book and lectures quite often both at Menlo School and De Anza College. While he has no problem...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by former M-A parent, on Sep 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 1312 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Bohannon project would generate much-needed funds for city coffers

Menlo Park is facing unprecedented economic challenges as local revenues from sales, property and utility taxes decline....

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Sep 22, 2009 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 1285 Views

MENLO PARK

City in tough spot on affordable housing

Faced with a surplus of funds to spend on below-market-rate housing and a paucity of places to build new units, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by enough, on Sep 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm | 6 comments | 1603 Views

MENLO PARK

Las Lomitas district is first in state in API test

The Las Lomitas School District is once again ranked No. 1 in the state among elementary districts in the Academic Performance...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jessica, on Nov 23, 2010 at 11:03 pm | 6 comments | 1594 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Proposed new fees unfair?

Nobody said passing a new master fee schedule in Atherton would be easy — or particularly interesting. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Quid Pro, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:06 am | 11 comments | 1828 Views

MENLO PARK

Train whistles to become less noisy

Amid sustained complaints from residents since Caltrain moved its train whistles to the tops of its engines, the rail agency...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by my take, on Sep 26, 2009 at 6:31 am | 2 comments | 1396 Views
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