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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: City newsletter criticized for bias against Measure M

Menlo Focus, the city's quarterly newsletter, generally garners only as much attention as it takes to decide whether to read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm | 129 comments | 12612 Views

AROUND TOWN

Environmental report opens door for comment to FAA about aircraft noise

For some residents of Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby communities, the current level of commercial aircraft noise in...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 12570 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Public works director leaving for Millbrae

Sources have told the Almanac that Menlo Park's Public Works Director, Chip Taylor, has accepted a similar position with...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by Sam Tyler, on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:39 am | 8 comments | 12533 Views

WOODSIDE

Dr. Barry Rosen, pioneer of addiction medicine, dies at 61

Dr. Barry Rosen, who was recognized internationally for his expertise on the disease of addiction, died at his home in Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Louis Morin, on Nov 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 5 comments | 12468 Views

MENLO PARK

Food trucks rolling into Menlo Park next month

Over the protests of nervous downtown business owners and some local residents, Menlo Park's Planning Commission, at a little...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by tom h, on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 29 comments | 12413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election: A quarter-billion for Sequoia district high schools?

The coming surge in enrollment at area public high schools, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School, is the issue driving...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Enough, on May 26, 2014 at 10:50 am | 60 comments | 12410 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Measure W would fund rebuilding of fifth district school

Being an elementary school principal can't be easy even under normal circumstances, but it's likely that Encinal School Principal...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by PF, on Nov 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 79 comments | 12335 Views

SPORTS

Guest opinion: Bleachers wrong for Atherton park

In the fall of 2012, Atherton voted to "Save Our Park" by aborting well-thought-out plans for a library, which might have...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Now what?, on Feb 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm | 21 comments | 12198 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents and Business Owners Take Heed

The Menlo Park El Camino/Downtown Specific Plan continues to move forward. The eventual outcome will shape our town for the...

Original post made by Clark Kepler on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Jun 16, 2009 at 7:18 pm | 15 comments | 12158 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest article: CDC says Lyme disease is much bigger risk than previously thought

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that Lyme disease is a much more significant health...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by barb, on Sep 7, 2013 at 6:50 am | 1 comment | 12039 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Peninsula Healthcare District candidate statements for November election

There are 4 candidates for 3 seats on the Peninsula Healthcare District Board of Directors in November 2014. Challenger...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 11, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 12, 2014 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 11990 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Grand piano missing from Atherton home

Police calls from Atherton, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/19/police-calls-grand...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Come on, now, on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 4 comments | 11948 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Local pension reform: misguided, mean-spirited

The so-called Menlo Park "pension reform" advanced by former City Council members Lee Duboc and Mickie Winkler is completely...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 64 comments | 11927 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside council to hear appeal on realtor's proposal for awnings

Awnings will be the subject of a public hearing tonight (Sept. 24) at the Woodside Town Council meeting. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by green fan, on Sep 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm | 1 comment | 11892 Views

AROUND TOWN

Libertarians endorse candidates for healthcare districts

The Libertarian Party of San Mateo County endorsed reform candidates for Sequoia Healthcare District and Peninsula Healthcare...

Original post made by Harland Harrison on Sep. 7, 2014
Last comment by libertarian fantasies, on Sep 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 11890 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Menlo council forms subcommittee to guide Stanford project on El Camino

After a discussion that started on Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday morning, the Menlo Park City Council decided...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Apr 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm | 107 comments | 11878 Views

SPORTS

Meteor zips over Bay Area Wednesday night, landing with sonic boom

A large meteor streaked across the night sky Wednesday night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Oct 19, 2012 at 11:00 am | 7 comments | 11864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire board election: Reports show union holds $17,000 heading into final days

Big money was not quite flying around in the final week before the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board election on...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 11850 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Housing complex previewed

The Belle Haven neighborhood is seeing an influx of proposed housing complexes, and with a cyber cafe, dog wash and play...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Jun 6, 2014 at 8:12 am | 17 comments | 11754 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty sentenced to two years in state prison; expresses 'extreme remorse' for wrongdoing

Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District superintendent and Woodside Elementary School District finance officer,...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:11 am | 11 comments | 11744 Views
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