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MENLO PARK

Fire district acts to slow spending

Bracing for potential tough financial times ahead, the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, during a special...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Mar 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm | 3 comments | 1571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Time for Portola Valley to adopt fire map

In the last few years, California has been plagued with wildland forest fires, many in populated areas, that have caused...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1580 Views

MENLO PARK

Former transportation secretary dies at 82

Claude Stout Brinegar, who served as the nation's third secretary of transportation, died March 13 at Classic Hyatt Care...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Mar 17, 2009 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 1544 Views

MENLO PARK

Photos from the scene of the fire in downtown Menlo Park

Firefighters cut through the walls in the office area above Calla clothing boutique to get to the source of the fire. Photo...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1576 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Fire prompts four-alarm response

Firefighters are at the scene a four-alarm fire at 1050 University Drive at Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park, across...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2009 at 11:07 pm | 11 comments | 1697 Views

MENLO PARK

Mayor says city will consider raising tax

Taxing residents might be the best way to balance Menlo Park's budget, Mayor Heyward Robinson said in his March 10 "state...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by angela, on Mar 18, 2009 at 8:48 am | 8 comments | 1603 Views

MENLO PARK

Public hearing Thursday on plan to rebuild Hillview campus

On Thursday night, the public can weigh in on the plans to rebuild the Hillview Middle School campus at a public meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by shine artists exposed, on Mar 26, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 11 comments | 1461 Views

MENLO PARK

Peet's and Calla may be shut for months due to fire

There were coffee and scones this morning at Peet's Coffee & Tea at the corner of University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by Bulldozer, on Mar 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm | 9 comments | 1632 Views

MENLO PARK

Breakfast with former MP mayors (but not Duboc)

Menlo Park residents are invited to attend a discussion over breakfast with current and former Menlo Park City Council members...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by unofficial postman, on Mar 20, 2009 at 5:09 pm | 20 comments | 1886 Views

OTHER TOPICS

When public meets private

What would the towns in The Almanac's circulation area Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside be like if it...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by , on Mar 19, 2009 at 11:47 pm | 2 comments | 1826 Views

OTHER TOPICS

City in search of 'next wave'

Menlo Park's downtown area may be the first place that comes to mind when residents think of the city's businesses. But increasingly,...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2009
Last comment by , on Mar 21, 2009 at 3:14 am | 1 comment | 1811 Views

MENLO PARK

Fourth grade All-Stars win Silicon Valley tourney

The Redwood City National Junior Basketball fourth grade All Star team, known as the Grizzlies, experienced an All Star Season...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2009
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 22, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1626 Views

MENLO PARK

Winter didn't stop these swimmers

A 20-foot-high inflatable dome — the largest on the Peninsula, Menlo Swim officials claim — has been sheltering...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2009
Last comment by Love The Pool, on Mar 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 1424 Views

MENLO PARK

MP council set to OK $18.8 million in projects

The Menlo Park City Council looks poised to approve a series of projects Tuesday (March 24) for the fiscal year beginning...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2009
Last comment by pants on fire, on Mar 31, 2009 at 6:45 am | 2 comments | 1594 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New math books on school board agenda

Board plans to discuss Tuesday a new math curriculum, "California Everyday Mathethics," that has been controversial in some...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by Perla Ni, on Mar 24, 2009 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 1759 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California warns Menlo Park district to raise scores for black, disadvantaged students

The schools that don't meet the minimum standards under the act are subject to "corrective action." Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by another in the willows, on Mar 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm | 13 comments | 2070 Views

MENLO PARK

Peet's could reopen this week

Before the month is out, Peet's Coffee & Tea at the corner of University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue could reopen for business,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2009
Last comment by audrie, on Mar 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 1416 Views

MENLO PARK

Controversial math books get go-ahead

The Menlo Park City School District is going ahead with plans to roll out new math textbooks in the fall, despite the vocal...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2009
Last comment by Palo Alto Mom, on Apr 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm | 20 comments | 2145 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: End Portola Valley's utility taxes

On Nov. 3, 2009, Portola Valley voters may face yet another election to authorize four more years of utility taxes. About...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2009
Last comment by Steve Toben, on Mar 26, 2009 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 2169 Views

AROUND TOWN

Girl Scouts teach, learn about the world

More than 400 local Girl Scouts, ranging in age from kindergarten Daisies to eighth-grade Cadettes, participated in the recent...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2009
Last comment by Evy Vaughan, on Mar 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 1733 Views
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