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PORTOLA VALLEY

30-year engagement for Iris Harrell, Ann Benson

A local lesbian couple prepares for a walk down the aisle after the California Supreme Court clears the way. <a href="//www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=2427">...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 32 comments | 7596 Views

FICTION

Debate thread - Trump word salad

Drives me crazy - he speaks in Word Salads, jumping back and forth among topics. Why am I missing? Reminds me of the...

Original post made by Tanner on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by R. Diggit, on Oct 3, 2016 at 3:02 pm | 32 comments | 595 Views

MENLO PARK

Winter doesn't stop these swimmers

You could reasonably expect Burgess Pool to be mostly empty this time of year, save for a hardened few. A weekend dip in...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by even more reality, on Mar 14, 2009 at 9:50 am | 31 comments | 2482 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Dialogue needed on BevMo application

The Menlo Park Planning Commission, and maybe ultimately the City Council, soon will decide whether the city should use its...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Aug 24, 2010 at 7:19 am | 31 comments | 3307 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Good bet on bad deal

You could have made a fortune if a bookie had odds on the Menlo Park City Council last Tuesday night. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 31 comments | 2775 Views

MENLO PARK

Beltramo's memo - employees must stack City Council BevMo meeting

Read the San Jose Mercury News story. http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_16540586 Time to tell the three families...

Original post made by Bob on Nov. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Nov 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm | 31 comments | 2301 Views

MENLO PARK

Pension reform may be delayed a year or more

The celebratory buzz that followed the passage of Measure L by a whopping 72 percent of voters in November died down in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Feb 6, 2011 at 11:29 am | 31 comments | 3168 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Private clubs fight over public pools

While the Menlo Park City Council could approve a new aquatics contract on Tuesday night, March 1, the dissension over pool...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm | 31 comments | 3115 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park councilwoman to pay for D.C. trip -- for now

No stranger to raising eyebrows, Menlo Park Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson did it again when she mentioned staying at a $400...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm | 31 comments | 3161 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park forges ahead with plan changes

The desire to make the El Camino Real/downtown specific plan process as comprehensive as possible boxed the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by fox is in the coop, on Dec 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm | 31 comments | 5699 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Specific plan initiative supporters critique consultant's analysis

The backers of an initiative to change the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific plan have released their take on a...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:47 am | 31 comments | 4418 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs downtown housing-commercial complex

Menlo Park's Planning Commission has approved the first mixed housing and commercial project under the downtown-El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Make Your Voice Heard!, on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:21 am | 31 comments | 5653 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent Ken Ranella to retire in June

Ken Ranella, superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, will retire effective June 30, he announced in an e-mail...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by And also ps, on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 31 comments | 5142 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Troubled by two serious bike accidents

Last week's Almanac contained two more tragic stories of cyclist deaths due to apparently careless car driving. Beyond the...

Original post made by Tim Rochte on Jun. 11, 2007
Last comment by walker, on Jul 2, 2007 at 8:44 pm | 31 comments | 6027 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Governor signs California Dream Act

One day before the Oct. 9 deadline to approve or veto a bill that would allow undocumented students to receive public...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2011
Last comment by Orly Taitz, on Oct 12, 2011 at 10:55 am | 31 comments | 2578 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Donald Trump flip flops on the Ku Klux Klan

After a Ku Klux Klan leader endorsed Donald Trump and KKK members started showing up at Donald Trump events, Donald Trump...

Original post made by Donald on Feb. 29, 2016
Last comment by Dale Creak, on Mar 15, 2016 at 3:27 pm | 31 comments | 802 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: City employees should volunteer pay cuts

The expression "Biting the hand that feeds you" comes to mind in today's world when our governments are looking to the taxpayers...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Get it straight, on Mar 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm | 31 comments | 3051 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pranksters' robo-call delays M-A's opening

Families in the Menlo-Atherton High School community received an early morning automated call on Friday, May 29, saying...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, Inc., on Jul 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 31 comments | 5513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mediation fails to restart talks between Menlo district, firefighters

The March 25 mediation session between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and its firefighters ended in fizzled hopes...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:31 am | 31 comments | 2280 Views

AROUND TOWN

How much we owe to those who serve us

Remember every day those who serve us without question or hesitation: http://news.yahoo.com/elite-group-of-9-11-first-responders-still-battling-illness.html...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by Raymond Mueller, on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm | 31 comments | 2497 Views
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Surviving Family Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 231 views