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MENLO PARK

The Manhattanization of Menlo Park?

As activists campaign in opposition to long-term plans for the downtown area, city officials struggle to assuage concerns...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Long term resident, on Oct 27, 2009 at 11:17 am | 16 comments | 1790 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain fatality is a teenage boy, police say

Another Caltrain-related fatality, believed to be a teenage boy, occurred about 10:50 p.m. Monday on the tracks about 50...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by KJI, on Oct 20, 2009 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1272 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter schools big issue in school board race

The candidates for the contentious race for two seats on the high school district board race show potential to reshape the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:04 am | 52 comments | 4905 Views

FICTION

Fire board candidates respond to flap over ads

With a contract dispute unresolved and an election looming, the union that represents 93 firefighters in the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm | 9 comments | 5023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain fatality identified as Gunn High junior William Dickens, 16

The Gunn High School student who died on the Caltrain tracks Monday night has been identified as William Dickens, 16, a junior...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 24, 2009 at 10:00 pm | 10 comments | 1833 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council approves new office project

A proposal to build a two-story office building on El Camino Real cleared Menlo Park's City Council Tuesday, Oct. 20, in...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by No more housing, on Oct 23, 2009 at 9:13 pm | 18 comments | 1639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district redesigns its Web site

The Web site for the Sequoia Union High School District has a new look, and some new content, including a listing of district...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Stephen, on Oct 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 1487 Views

SPORTS

Three top area athletes are headed to Stanford University next year

Three Stanford men's teams could very well be strengthened next fall by the addition of three top area athletes who have...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by bigger stanford fan, on Nov 12, 2009 at 8:11 am | 3 comments | 1927 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton city manager wins big raise

Jerry Gruber, Atherton's city manager, has been on the job fewer than two years, but clearly, he's won the whole-hearted...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jim Blake, on Jul 27, 2010 at 11:23 am | 22 comments | 3042 Views

MENLO PARK

Six candidates welcome fire district challenges

Labor talks are stalled, firefighters are working without a contract, morale is low, and financial concerns are causing capital...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:40 am | 35 comments | 1916 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Cafe Zoe hosts 'meet and greet'

Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park will host a "meet and greet" event for candidates seeking a seat on the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 25, 2009 at 3:13 pm | 3 comments | 1234 Views

SPORTS

Prep football teams at the crossroads

We've come to that juncture in the high school football season known as the crossroads, where it's time to go in one direction...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Sean Mclain Brown, on Oct 23, 2009 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 1657 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Fiddler on the Roof' comes to Woodside

It truly takes a village to put on "Fiddler on the Roof," the full-blown Broadway musical being staged by the Woodside Community...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Darrell Batchelder, on Nov 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 5 comments | 1657 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tuesday: City eyes tobacco ordinance

Should Menlo Park ban smoking in apartment and condominium units? In parks and gardens? Everywhere within city limits? Read...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Wheezy, on Nov 2, 2009 at 7:52 am | 12 comments | 1763 Views

MENLO PARK

Reconsiderations, accusations, recriminations, insinuations ... just another council meeting

In a Menlo Park City Council term that has enjoyed its share of strange, puzzling, and temperamental behavior by council...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm | 22 comments | 4132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voters have choice of change or continuity in Sequoia high school district election

Will there be a marked change of tone in decisions from the governing board of the Sequoia Union High School District over...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by jim watson, on Nov 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm | 6 comments | 2469 Views

WOODSIDE

Goats and chickens have left Woodside

The little Woodside "farm" known as Goat Hill at the corner of Hacienda Drive and Woodside Road is still producing eggs and...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by LYNN, on Oct 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm | 2 comments | 1737 Views

MENLO PARK

City Council's decisions on development projects underscore need for green policy

Menlo Park's City Council has been inconsistent in setting "green" requirements for recent development projects. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by Right direction, on Oct 31, 2009 at 9:06 pm | 7 comments | 1615 Views

WOODSIDE

Reader miffed, columnist responds

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8769 posted Wednesday, October...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 30, 2009 at 12:07 pm | 3 comments | 1779 Views

FICTION

Free flu shots in Woodside, Menlo Park

Looking ahead to flu season, the San Mateo County Health Department is offering free vaccinations to eligible residents over...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Oct 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 3939 Views
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