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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big changes ahead in classrooms

Portola Valley's Corte Madera School to offer choice of themed classrooms to fourth- and fifth graders. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by Richard Patrone, on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 1672 Views

MENLO PARK

City opens dialogue with police unions

Following calls from residents and City Council members alike for city employees to share the burden of the economic downturn,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by concerned citizen, on May 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm | 12 comments | 1660 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest charter school rejects East Palo Alto site

Directors of Everest Public High School, a new charter school that plans to open in September, have rejected the high school...

Original post made on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by JakeHilfter, on Jun 7, 2009 at 3:43 pm | 20 comments | 1953 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Senators push for rail oversight, outreach

Local officials and residents aren't alone in their concern about a "lack of transparency" and inadequate oversight in the...

Original post made on May. 3, 2009
Last comment by Frank, on May 6, 2009 at 1:49 pm | 5 comments | 1661 Views

AROUND TOWN

Public invited to meetings on fire district budget

Four community meetings to discuss the economic future of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, as well as the district's...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 4, 2009 at 8:43 am | 1 comment | 1318 Views

ATHERTON

Woman killed by train in Palo Alto

A woman who sat down between the Caltrain tracks north of the San Antonio station was killed late this morning by a southbound...

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Jesse, on May 5, 2009 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 1649 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside School tax vote: results tonight

Results of the all-mail parcel tax election in the Woodside Elementary School District will be reported at 8:05 tonight....

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by k, on May 5, 2009 at 6:33 pm | 1 comment | 1682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High student killed by train; school mourns

The 16-year-old male killed by Caltrain Tuesday morning at the East Meadow Drive crossing was a student at Gunn High School,...

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by pragmatic, on May 6, 2009 at 11:38 am | 6 comments | 2212 Views

ATHERTON

Bothun pleads not guilty

Brian Bothun, a former editor for the Palo Alto Daily News and former reporter for the Daily Post, entered a plea of "not...

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Troubled, on May 6, 2009 at 12:23 am | 3 comments | 1824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Asian male juvenile' is victim of train collision

Another possible suicide -- the second Caltrain-related death in two days -- stopped trains in Palo Alto at about 8:30 a.m....

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Friendoffamily, on May 5, 2009 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 1766 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission chair blasts Menlo Park council

Henry Riggs, chair of Menlo Park's Planning Commission, charges that the City Council acted rashly in revising an ordinance...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by here we go again, on May 6, 2009 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 1502 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Towns face steep hike in costs for services of Sheriff's Office

A sharp rise in costs for police patrols in Portola Valley is likely for the budget year that begins July 1, with the increases...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Dec 16, 2012 at 9:05 am | 15 comments | 2763 Views

MENLO PARK

Woman dragged out of council meeting by police

A roomful of spectators looked on as police officers dragged a longtime Menlo Park resident out of the council chambers at...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by noblesse, on May 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm | 32 comments | 2182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Don't let it rain on my parade

A man in a Superman bathrobe and propeller beanie glides by on his bicycle. Kids in raincoats, dogs leashed and unleashed....

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by M. Thompson, on May 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1451 Views

MENLO PARK

City working with Sun Microsystems

Menlo Park officials are trying to persuade Sun Microsystems to retain its Menlo Park campus, in light of the hardware and...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by another concerd citizen, on May 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm | 2 comments | 1539 Views

MENLO PARK

City to buy, refurbish foreclosed homes

In an attempt to stave off blight brought about by a spate of foreclosures in the low-income Belle Haven neighborhood, the...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Mossbie, on Jun 7, 2009 at 3:01 pm | 8 comments | 1575 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: League of Women Voters says 'no' on key propositions

The League of Women Voters does not concur with The Almanac's recommendations on the May 19 ballot measures, although we...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Democratica, on May 8, 2009 at 12:14 pm | 4 comments | 1690 Views

MENLO PARK

Amici's pizzeria to open May 11 in Menlo Park

Menlo Park diners will soon see for themselves if Amici's East Coast Pizzeria is really "The best pizza east of New York,"...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Not NY pizza, on May 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 5 comments | 1456 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: disparate views on historic house

Steve Jobs' bid to tear down a historic mansion in Woodside generated a whole lot of testimony at the April 28 Woodside Town...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on May 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm | 21 comments | 2626 Views

MENLO PARK

Nak's Market: Going strong at 40

For a refreshing change from serve-yourself, warehouse-sized stores, stop by for a friendly visit at Nak's Market, 1151 Chestnut...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Vera, on May 8, 2009 at 3:21 pm | 4 comments | 1451 Views
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