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THE LOCAL DISH

Letter: Plastic bag ban would be a pain for everyone

The stated purpose of the proposed plastic bag ban and 10-cent fee at checkout counters is to encourage shoppers to bring...

Original post made on May. 13, 2012
Last comment by dirty bag, on May 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm | 11 comments | 3150 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Dr. Ben Carson's Words of Wisdom

"One of the prime indicators of wisdom is the ability to see a mistake and back away while learning from it. Ideology frequently...

Original post made by Book Worm on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Book Worm, on Jul 6, 2014 at 7:38 am | 11 comments | 1013 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

NYT Sunday Review Article on Hillary Clinton

Just read an interesting article by Maureen Dowd in Today's NYT about Hillary Clinton. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-trade-winds-blow-ill-for-hill...

Original post made by New York Times Reader on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jun 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 11 comments | 658 Views

MENLO PARK

CAN'T MP PATROL OFFICERS TAKE THEIR COFFEE BREAKS AFTER 8AM WHEN THE KIDS ARE SAFELY IN SCHOOL?

I'VE NOTICED WITH REGULARITY THAT MULTIPLE SQUAD CARS ARE PARKED AROUND DOWNTOWN STARBUCKS ON WEEKDAYS AT 8AM. CAN'T WE GET...

Original post made by juswondering on Jan. 17, 2007
Last comment by jl, on Mar 2, 2007 at 2:41 pm | 11 comments | 3538 Views

MENLO PARK

Should Menlo Park drop the new tax because of the $3.5 million budget surplus?

Menlo Park City Councilman John Boyle is pushing for a public discussion and re-evaluation of the city's plan to enact, in...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 21, 2007
Last comment by Ship of fools, on Jan 29, 2007 at 10:05 am | 11 comments | 3410 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to the new Housing Commissioner ...

Dear Don Brawner, I am writing to congratulate you on being the newest member of the Housing Commission. I applaud you for...

Original post made by Marianne Quarre Dean on Jan. 24, 2007
Last comment by Marianne Dean, on Jan 28, 2007 at 8:04 am | 11 comments | 3682 Views

MENLO PARK

Who’s responsible for Allied Arts disaster?

Original post made by Mrs. S. on May. 29, 2007
Last comment by JANELLE A. ARMSTRONG, on Oct 2, 2008 at 9:44 pm | 11 comments | 4265 Views

MENLO PARK

Andy Duncan seeks $500,000 from city to restore theater

Menlo Park resident Andy Duncan says he still plans to restore the historic Park Theatre, but he needs the city's help to...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2007
Last comment by John K, on Aug 14, 2007 at 3:49 am | 11 comments | 2964 Views

MENLO PARK

Safety measures approved for Oak Avenue

Neighbors' testimony trumped traffic statistics at the Menlo Park City Council's Feb. 26 meeting, as council members approved...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by or consequences, on Mar 6, 2008 at 7:50 pm | 11 comments | 2784 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: New vision is welcome for El Camino

Menlo Park officials who are making a major effort to get the public involved in a plan to spiff up El Camino Real, the city's...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2008
Last comment by Donald, on Mar 16, 2008 at 9:47 pm | 11 comments | 2486 Views

MENLO PARK

New Police contract -- Can the City afford this?

That whopping increase in the police department salaries is going to cost the city each year after the third year $2.3 million....

Original post made by just wondering on Apr. 11, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Apr 14, 2008 at 3:30 pm | 11 comments | 2357 Views

MENLO PARK

Remodeling Burgess Park for a full-sized soccer field

Menlo Park's Parks and Recreation Commission is set to decide what combination of lights, artificial turf, and natural grass...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by no on this idea, on Oct 8, 2008 at 9:41 am | 11 comments | 2748 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Tunnel vision on proposed bike tunnel

Steve Schmidt's Guest Opinion last week highlights, yet again, his vision for a tunnel, and his vision only. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by no tunnel, on Nov 8, 2008 at 4:52 pm | 11 comments | 2574 Views

MENLO PARK

The Menlo Park El Camino Gridlock

Mon-Sat 7:30am to 6:30pm El Camino through Menlo Park and the very southern edge of Atherton is gridlock. Why? There's only...

Original post made by stop and stop on Feb. 15, 2009
Last comment by suzy, on Feb 21, 2009 at 9:39 am | 11 comments | 2139 Views

MENLO PARK

More kindergarteners, less money

The Menlo Park City School District is expecting a record number of kindergartners next year, and a potential budget deficit...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Fran, on Mar 26, 2009 at 12:20 pm | 11 comments | 1919 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Fire prompts four-alarm response

Firefighters are at the scene a four-alarm fire at 1050 University Drive at Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park, across...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2009 at 11:07 pm | 11 comments | 2387 Views

MENLO PARK

Public hearing Thursday on plan to rebuild Hillview campus

On Thursday night, the public can weigh in on the plans to rebuild the Hillview Middle School campus at a public meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by shine artists exposed, on Mar 26, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 11 comments | 1701 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 | 2779 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tried to land Tesla headquarters

When Tesla Motors announced Aug. 18 that it plans to relocate its headquarters from San Carlos to Palo Alto later this year,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by oh well, on Aug 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 11 comments | 1694 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 | 1875 Views
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