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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 | 1474 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 | 1635 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 | 1816 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 | 2138 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 | 1468 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 | 2210 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 | 2246 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 | 1801 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 | 1422 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 | 1570 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 | 1659 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 | 1585 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 | 1668 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 | 3915 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 | 1868 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto digs in for train-tunnel battle

Palo Alto is bracing for a tough, angry and uphill fight to keep the tunneling option on the table for a proposed high-speed...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 2, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 16 comments | 2308 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rail agency, Caltrain eye 'four-track' train line

A proposed agreement between the [http://www.caltrain.com/info_board.html agency] overseeing Caltrain and the one responsible...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Apr 1, 2009 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1656 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside High grad pleads 'no contest' in fatal accident

A prison term may be looming for Keith Benford Knudsen, a Portola Valley native who was behind the wheel of a BMW in a fatal...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Mother, on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 2 comments | 2510 Views

WOODSIDE

Eshoo bill promotes use of electric vehicles

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo has introduced a bill that aims to increase the use of electric vehicles across the country: "The U.S....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Eddie Alexander, on Apr 1, 2009 at 4:37 pm | 1 comment | 2084 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton fills revenue shortfall with reserve funds

The Atherton City Council moved to close a projected $1.5 million revenue shortfall with money from the town's reserve fund,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Connection, on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:11 am | 4 comments | 2074 Views
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