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MENLO PARK

Menlo pool contract receiving deeper study

Plenty of questions remain after Menlo Park disclosed its intention to offer Team Sheeper a new, 10-year contract to privately...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Get Real, on Jan 31, 2011 at 10:42 am | 7 comments | 1311 Views

WOODSIDE

Photo: Jackling house is no more

The pile of splintered wooden framing under this demolition excavator symbolizes the fate of the Jackling house, a 1926 Woodside...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Mar 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm | 7 comments | 2355 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton hires efficiency experts to scrutinize operations

Two consulting firms have been hired to review the town of Atherton's police, building, and public works departments to analyze...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Person, on Mar 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm | 7 comments | 1925 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Two cougar sightings in six hours

A mountain lion sighting was reported in Woodside early Friday morning (March 4), the second such sighting in about six...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by VR Viking, on Mar 11, 2011 at 11:30 am | 7 comments | 1363 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo update: downtown plan delays; Facebook upgrades

Menlo Park residents will wait another four weeks before seeing the environmental impact report for the downtown specific...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by c'mon c'mon, on Mar 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm | 7 comments | 1794 Views

AROUND TOWN

A great article on "Why we need to get rid of anonymous comments".

http://www.slate.com/id/2287739/pagenum/all/#p2 Two excerpts: " Anonymity has long been hailed as one of the founding...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 15, 2011 at 7:48 am | 7 comments | 1909 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo Park raises garbage rates 7 percent

Menlo Park residents will be paying 7 percent more to throw things out, starting April 1. That translates into an additional...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm | 7 comments | 1752 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Redevelopment agencies siphon funds from schools (from online archive)

What do all the arguments about Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to take funds from redevelopment agencies, including Las Pulgas in...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by Paul Collacchi, on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:25 am | 7 comments | 2569 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Stanford hospital EIR 'defective'

After examining the potential traffic snarls presented by the planned Stanford hospital expansion, staff is asking the City...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by The MP Standard, on Apr 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 7 comments | 1955 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board to impose terms on union employees

The latest resolution from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board of Directors outlines almost three years of back-and-forth...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Apr 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm | 7 comments | 1579 Views

MENLO PARK

Today: Candidate forum for supervisor's race

Candidates running for San Mateo County supervisor for District 1 have been invited to participate in a free public forum...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 8, 2011 at 8:36 pm | 7 comments | 1220 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Town Council ran afoul of open-meeting law, CNPA attorney says

<B>Editor"s note:</B> In an earlier version of this story, the Almanac incorrectly reported that former councilman Richard...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 13, 2011 at 8:46 am | 7 comments | 2724 Views

AROUND TOWN

Press Statement by Michael G. Stogner on San Mateo Supervisor Election

PRESS STATEMENT BY MICHAEL G. STOGNER ON 2011 SAN MATEO SUPERVISOR ELECTION Tonight's election represents a victory for...

Original post made by Stogner Campaign on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on May 5, 2011 at 10:42 am | 7 comments | 1372 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council says no to ethics oversight board

Atherton City Councilwoman Kathy McKeithen said she is "horribly disappointed with this council" after a request she and...

Original post made on May. 24, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on May 26, 2011 at 8:01 am | 7 comments | 1670 Views

AROUND TOWN

Budget crisis: Ravenswood to shutter two schools

Two of Ravenswood's eight campuses will not re-open this fall as the K-8 district serving 3,900 children in East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 19, 2011 at 11:35 am | 7 comments | 982 Views

ATHERTON

Ex-mayor may go to voters over outsourcing

==B ATHERTON:== ==I This is an expanded version of a previously published story.== In the face of the possible layoff of...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Chroniclers of Rome Burning, on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:48 am | 7 comments | 1261 Views

AROUND TOWN

Native American partial skull found in Ladera

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office were called to Ladera on Friday, July 1, after a worker discovered what...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by ItsO-S-C-A-R, on Aug 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm | 7 comments | 1117 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board approves new compensation policy

Directors of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District voted unanimously Tuesday night (July 19) to change the way they look...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Kudos, on Jul 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm | 7 comments | 1780 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Housing for homeless veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs holds a public hearing tonight (July 28) to discuss creating housing on Willow Road in...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 8, 2011 at 9:55 am | 7 comments | 1145 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Russia's Post Office has issued a Collection of Stamps Honoring Obama's 50th Birthday

How appropriate for Russia to be honoring Obama. Do view the news click on this link http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/08/02/54099467.html Dasvidaniya Hank...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sung, on Aug 5, 2011 at 11:28 am | 7 comments | 1209 Views
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