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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 | 1793 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 | 1975 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 | 1965 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 | 1936 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 | 1761 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 | 1501 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 | 1671 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 | 1849 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 | 2186 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 | 1507 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 | 2273 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 | 2289 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 | 1846 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Mayor says suggestions were just that

I appreciate the opportunity The Almanac provided me last week to share an abbreviated version of my State of the City remarks....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Mar 27, 2009 at 8:10 am | 1 comment | 1453 Views

MENLO PARK

Peet's in Menlo Park may reopen this weekend

A Peet's Coffee & Tea in Menlo Park that was damaged in a four-alarm fire earlier this month is expected to reopen this weekend,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Eric, on Mar 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 1599 Views

AROUND TOWN

Armed man discovered in Atherton park is sentenced

A man discovered in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park one night last December with a loaded handgun concealed in his waistband...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by svaz, on Apr 1, 2009 at 8:45 am | 5 comments | 1704 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trash fashion show on Saturday at Menlo School

A fashion show where everything is made of recycled or thrown away materials will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by PEPPI ELONA, on Mar 27, 2009 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 1614 Views

OTHER TOPICS

RECENT HOME SALES

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2009
Last comment by homeowner, on Mar 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 1703 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spirit unaffected' -- teacher Jason Picetti offers lessons in courage and determination

Is it possible to sum up a life in six words? Jason Picetti, a man who embraces challenge, recently decided to try. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm | 33 comments | 5621 Views

MENLO PARK

City eyes plan to take equity stake in homes

In an effort to keep low-income residents in their homes, the city of Menlo Park is considering a plan to buy an equity stake...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Sean Howell, on Apr 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm | 13 comments | 1899 Views
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