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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park commission supports eliminating Laurel Street parking

The proposal to eliminate street parking along northbound Laurel Street between Oak Grove and Glenwood avenues forged ahead...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Tina, on Nov 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm | 5 comments | 13369 Views

AROUND TOWN

The unfiring of a Menlo Park police officer

Questions linger months after the Almanac broke the story about the arrest, firing and reinstatement of veteran Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2013
Last comment by b.giles, on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 53 comments | 13366 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Yes on Measure S

Topic: Measure S for Las Lomitas School District By now, those of us in the Last Lomitas School District have received literature...

Original post made by Mary Cooper on Oct. 14, 2013
There are no comments yet. 13314 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Monarch spotted in Portola Valley

Anne Hillman of Portola Valley emailed us this photo taken of a monarch butterfly at her home on Saturday. "Look who showed...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 13200 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Food truck fight comes to Planning Commission

Whether to allow Off the Grid to bring a changing roster of eight to 12 food trucks to the Menlo Park train station parking...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 13, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 87 comments | 13115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Ungainly device protects drinking water

Waterline backflow preventers, with their prominent pipes and valves, tend to be on the edge of the road and interrupting...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Feb 17, 2011 at 10:18 am | 6 comments | 13110 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Downsizing not the answer for Atherton

We are deeply concerned about the proposal to downsize our Atherton government, which can only result in a decreased level...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:13 am | 45 comments | 13082 Views

MENLO PARK

Students, parents rally to win tenure for La Entrada teacher

Students and former students of Michael Dumbra's Latin classes whooped and hollered and clapped for joy on Friday, March...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Lakshmi, on Nov 16, 2013 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 13079 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisor Dave Pine will ask the Board to Rescind Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Ayres

I have just been informed that San Mateo Supervisor Dave Pine has contacted County Counsel and asked him to prepare a resolution...

Original post made by Lurker on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 28 comments | 13053 Views

MOVIES

Local filmmaker's work screens at Cinequest Film Festival

It's her shortest narrative film yet — only four and a half minutes long — but Kari Nevil put a lot of her heart...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2008
Last comment by Kari Nevil, on Mar 5, 2008 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 13010 Views

MENLO PARK

Price tag swells for high-speed rail

The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Nov 7, 2011 at 9:41 am | 12 comments | 13007 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Can 'green' Portola Valley coexist with artificial grass?

In a town whose general plan puts determined and repeated emphasis on preserving the natural environment and the town's rural...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ref, on May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am | 12 comments | 12995 Views

AROUND TOWN

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated - with the opportunity for public input BEFORE the process...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm | 24 comments | 12987 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Park: Strife on tennis courts leads to threats, police intervention

Sportsmanship has been in short supply on Menlo Park's tennis courts of late, as clashes over reservations have led to police...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Nealon Neighbor, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 14 comments | 12976 Views

MOVIES

Man sentenced for firing into Menlo home

A San Jose man accused of using a semi-automatic, 9 millimeter handgun in 2007 to fire several bullets into a Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2010
There are no comments yet. 12946 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council set to impose two-tier pension system

As the bureaucratic gears start turning to verify a citizen-led "pension reform" ballot initiative, Menlo Park's City Council...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | 196 comments | 12889 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police try new strategy against gang violence

Fall has been riddled with bullets in Menlo Park, with four shootings in the past month alone. The police are trying a new...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ted, on Dec 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm | 7 comments | 12850 Views

MOVIES

Public records requests lead to confrontation in Atherton Town Hall

Two aggrieved residents and one former employee who successfully sued the town for wrongful termination converged on Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Kimberly Sweidy, on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 65 comments | 12827 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flu Shots for Seniors

Atherton Library is offering free flu shots for Seniors age 65 and up. Saturday, November 9 at 11 am. Please bring your Medicare...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Poster, on Nov 6, 2013 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 12642 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Local effort to help Guatemalan women

Sallie DeGolia of Portola Valley reads aloud to Guatemalan children from the community of San Jorge during a visit that included...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Harry Turner, on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 9 comments | 12565 Views
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