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MENLO PARK

Governor orders mandatory reduction in water-use

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by acomfort, on Apr 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 11 comments | 2373 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park recycles stormwater to wash sidewalks

Given California's severe drought, the sight of city workers starting to power-wash downtown sidewalks on June 1 raised eyebrows...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiņa, on Jun 15, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 11 comments | 1910 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Four changes the council wants in downtown plan

The Menlo Park City Council has given staff direction on a number of changes it wants to see in the El Camino Real/downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by The facts, on Nov 22, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 11 comments | 3390 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain hikes fares 50 cent each way

Caltrain commuters, prepare for your pocket change to take a hit. Caltrain announced Monday, Dec. 7, that it will raise its...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by JBrant, on Dec 9, 2015 at 5:34 pm | 11 comments | 2484 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton to rebuild Marsh Road drainage channel, but faces traffic challenges

Atherton finally has what it needs to repair the crumbling Atherton Channel drainage culvert next to Marsh Road -- funding...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Samuel, on Jan 25, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 11 comments | 3000 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A pitch to head off artificial turf in Woodside

By Patrick Noonan Am I the only person in Woodside who cares that soon two of our beautiful natural turf playing fields...

Original post made by Patrick Noonan on May. 16, 2007
Last comment by Angela Hey, on May 29, 2007 at 3:09 pm | 11 comments | 4295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district expects 'significant' loss

The Menlo Park City School District expects a "significant" loss in its funds that are deposited in the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by MPCSD Parent, on Oct 17, 2008 at 11:42 am | 11 comments | 2764 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School cuts or school taxes?

In just a few weeks, voters in the Menlo Park City and Portola Valley school districts will decide whether to approve a modest...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by sure, on Mar 17, 2010 at 12:28 am | 11 comments | 2705 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MP district will take all Tinsley students next year

The Menlo Park City School District voted to enroll its full allotment of Tinsley transfer students from the Ravenswood school...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 11 comments | 2334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia Healthcare District to receive Golden Apple Award

In a Press Release issued by Don Shoecraft on Dec. 3, 2010, it was announced that the Sequoia Healthcare District has been...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 4, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Dec 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm | 11 comments | 2744 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board candidates discuss big issues

It was an evening of 90-second statements, one after another. The three candidates running for election to the board of...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by CBG, on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm | 11 comments | 17900 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Supporters of a new charter school in the Menlo Park City School District that would teach many of its classes in Mandarin...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 16998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County plans fresh look at Mandarin charter school in Menlo Park district

Once again a crowd packed a hearing room to listen and speak about the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 11 comments | 8103 Views

OTHER TOPICS

What's in the future for libraries?

On the bookcase in Victoria Johnson's San Mateo office is a lackluster librarian action figure dressed in a calf-length,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2007
Last comment by Downwardly mobile, on Jul 20, 2007 at 11:36 am | 11 comments | 3334 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Family of cyclist Rodney Smith files wrongful death lawsuit

A more detailed picture of the circumstances surrounding the car accident that killed cyclist and former Altera Corp. chief...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2007
Last comment by Peninsula Cyclist, on Jan 2, 2008 at 9:57 am | 11 comments | 4049 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The bells, my God, the bells!

Is anyone else aware of the severely out-of-tune qualities of the recorded bells that emanate several times a day from the...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 18, 2008
Last comment by laughing, on Jan 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm | 11 comments | 3030 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Where were you when the Loma Prieta quake struck?

When the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on Oct. 17, 1989, I was on Caltrain, returning to San Francisco to watch the World...

Original post made by RHine@AlmanacNews.com on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by AC, on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:50 am | 11 comments | 2257 Views

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Eshoo opposes Obama tax deal

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, is not happy about a White House tax proposal, crafted with Congressional Republicans,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:57 am | 11 comments | 1950 Views

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Obama throws Boeing under the Airbus

Obama threw Boeing under the Airbus. The recess appointment of a former union lawyer to the NLRB when he could not be confirmed...

Original post made by John Galt on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Karl Marx, on Jun 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 11 comments | 1915 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police: Outrage over homicides leads to tips

After decades of adhering to a "no-snitch" culture, East Palo Alto residents are coming forward with tips about recent murders...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by bob, on Aug 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm | 11 comments | 2230 Views
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