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MENLO PARK

Letter: Menlo Park poised to renovate its downtown

It's very true that Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Carlos and Mountain View have all rejuvenated their downtowns. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Downtown Santa Cruz Ave unattractive, on Sep 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm | 2 comments | 1275 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big turnout for meeting on public employee pay

Menlo Park saw a big turnout Tuesday night for a meeting on city employee pay and benefits, but the great majority of the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 33 comments | 2185 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Public pension costs on the rise

With the fund for the California Public Employees' Retirement System dropping 23 percent in the 2008-09 fiscal year, local...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by RHine@AlmanacNews.com, on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:01 am | 51 comments | 2583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class of 2009: Hillview graduates move on to high school

Hillview Middle School's class of eighth-graders had their moment in the sun with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Temuulen, on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm | 1 comment | 1882 Views

MENLO PARK

Collacchi challenges city on Bohannon project

A law firm representing former Menlo Park council member Paul Collacchi has sent a letter to the city of Menlo Park, challenging...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by a survery, on Oct 8, 2009 at 8:12 pm | 16 comments | 3088 Views

MENLO PARK

City to negotiate waste-collection contract

The city of Menlo Park will begin negotiations on a contract with a new waste management provider to take over collection...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Green resident, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 6 comments | 1542 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Meg Whitman event in Atherton

Atherton resident Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO and California gubernatorial hopeful, is set to appear at a meet-and-greet...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by p got sp, on Oct 8, 2010 at 11:31 am | 34 comments | 2942 Views

ATHERTON

Two arrests for embezzling from elderly woman

Two people have been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $13,000 from an 81-year-old Menlo Park woman, police...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Doug, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 1875 Views

OTHER TOPICS

JFK-friend Paul 'Red' Fay dies in Woodside; they met in PT boat training during World War II

Paul Burgess "Red" Fay of Woodside was known for his close friendship with President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, whom he met...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by Seth Hoffman, on Sep 26, 2009 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 2860 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Rail authority to hold 'open house'

The agency charged with designing the California high-speed rail project will hold a set of "open house" meetings in late...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Dave Montague, on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 1157 Views

AROUND TOWN

Simitian: Slashing higher-ed crippling California

California's already faltering economy will be further damaged by severe cuts to to higher education, State Sen. Joe Simitian,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Austen, on Sep 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1221 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Jury member disputes criticism of report

I am shocked at Kelly Fergusson's attack on the county grand jury report titled "Reversing the Upward Trajectory of Employee...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 1329 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Why we need a staff-size reduction policy

Why do we care about employee costs? Not surprisingly, employee costs constitute the single largest city expenditure. When...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by my take, on Oct 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm | 6 comments | 1614 Views

MENLO PARK

Man, 23, killed in Menlo Park shooting

A 23-year-old man was shot to death in front of his apartment in Menlo Park this morning, a police spokeswoman said....

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Sep 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 1324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ristorante Mataro opens in downtown Menlo

Ristorante Mataro, Menlo Park's newest Italian restaurant, recently opened at 827 Santa Cruz Ave. in space formerly occupied...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by yummo!, on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:26 pm | 9 comments | 1846 Views

WOODSIDE

New parking restrictions for Woodside Road

No-parking signs will be going up along Woodside Road near Woodside Elementary School to increase safety and put an end to...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Leslie Stepp, on Sep 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 1839 Views

SPORTS

Vikings Pop Warner football report

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings of the Pop Warner football league played the Berkley Jr. Bears in the fourth week of the season...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Sep 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 1765 Views

WOODSIDE

Police Calls: Residential burglary in Atherton, four Rolex watches stolen in Portola Valley

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Andre Driscoll, on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:13 am | 1 comment | 2104 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A swimming success?

Three years after Menlo Park's controversial decision to let a private operator run its public pool, Menlo Swim and Sport...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Former MP resident, on Oct 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 7 comments | 1570 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Tonight: Candidates backing charter schools answer questions on school board election

Two candidates who support a public-education scene that includes robust charter schools are running for the governing board...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by jim watson, on Oct 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 4045 Views
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