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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Changes underway at Ravenswood and Alma intersection

A six-month trial of changes to the Alma Street-Ravenswood Avenue intersection starts this week, according to the city of...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by concerned resident, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:54 am | 74 comments | 6103 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Grand jury dings San Mateo County for failing to rein in sooaring pension costs

San Mateo County doesn't have enough money to cover promised retirement costs that could total $2 billion, not the $1 billion...

Original post made by Susan Smith on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:47 am | 14 comments | 6100 Views

MENLO PARK

Renovating Menlo Park's city hall may cost up to $1.2 million

Sticker shock struck the Menlo Park City Council after staff acknowledged that the projected cost of a city hall renovation...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm | 36 comments | 6097 Views

MOVIES

Guild does the Time Warp

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is playing at the Guild in Menlo Park on two Saturdays, February 3 and 17, at midnight, according...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Jan. 29, 2007
Last comment by Rockette, on Jan 29, 2007 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 6091 Views

WOODSIDE

Driver: Bicyclists attacked my truck in Woodside

The driver of a pickup truck says a group of some 50 bicyclists attacked his truck on Canada Road in Woodside on Saturday,...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by John, on Feb 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm | 55 comments | 6077 Views

AROUND TOWN

Candidate for sheriff in June election arrested in Alameda County last night

Juan Lopez, a deputy in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and a candidate for sheriff in the June 2014 election, was...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 52 comments | 6077 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Views of full moon in Woodside

Melinda Stocker sent us these photos of the full moon rising behind the large lit evergreen and creche opposite Roberts Market...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by dinner for shmucks, on Dec 19, 2013 at 6:49 am | 5 comments | 6074 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park girl, 9, drowns in pool

Lahee Hong, a 9-year-old Menlo Park girl, died Tuesday night as a result of a drowning at an apartment community pool in...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Goog, on Sep 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 8 comments | 6063 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Watchdogs happy with high-speed rail ruling

High-speed rail watchdogs in Menlo Park were thrilled when a California judge ruled that the funding plan for the $68 billion...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Apex, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:25 am | 27 comments | 6034 Views

AROUND TOWN

Private plane lands on I-280, strikes car

That there were no injuries in a Sunday evening incident in which a pilot landed his small plane on I-280 is probably more...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm | 67 comments | 6031 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 | 6029 Views

MENLO PARK

SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg of Menlo Park dies at 47

Dave Goldberg of Menlo Park, the CEO of Survey Monkey and the husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Water, on May 5, 2015 at 5:39 pm | 3 comments | 6009 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park church founder Hattie Bostic dies at 76

The rafters may ring again at Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood, but...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by MELODY, on Jan 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 10 comments | 6005 Views

FICTION

Letter: Meat production has big role in warming

I was very impressed with Leonardo DiCaprio's powerful documentary "The 11th Hour." Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=4868...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2007
Last comment by Jeff, on Sep 11, 2007 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 6001 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district disputes Facebook EIR

Lessons learned from the draft environmental impact report for Facebook's upcoming campus development: (1) 9,400 employees...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm | 52 comments | 5997 Views

MENLO PARK

Software valued at $500,000 stolen in home burglary

A laptop computer containing proprietary software that the owner says is worth $500,000 was part of the take in a residential...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Gun Owner, on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 9 comments | 5997 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Was the Menlo Park council asleep at the wheel?

Menlo Park voters are facing an election this fall that will shape the future of our little city. Who is responsible for...

Original post made by Steve Schmidt on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 24, 2014 at 7:04 am | 38 comments | 5991 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: SamTrans confirms its bus was involved in train incident at Menlo Park crossing

More than 24 hours after witnesses reported that a SamTrans bus broke through a lowering railroad crossing arm and hurtled...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 2, 2013 at 7:32 am | 15 comments | 5985 Views

AROUND TOWN

Governor's water-reduction mandate could hit hard locally

Gov. Jerry Brown's new order to reduce water consumption by 25 percent could have an unusually high impact on local households....

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm | 53 comments | 5969 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: BBC renovation gets unanimous approval

Some may have understandably thought this day would never come: the Menlo Park Planning Commission voiced unanimous approval...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by BBC Future customer, on Jun 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 5967 Views
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