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AROUND TOWN

Ballot measures won't fill budget hole

If California voters defy expectations and pass the half-dozen propositions on the May 19 ballot, it will be a start toward...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 20, 2009 at 4:21 am | 1 comment | 1470 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest and Sequoia district gird for battle

Within days, attorneys for Everest Public High School, a new charter school set to open in September, are expected to sue...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Libertarian, on May 20, 2009 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 1592 Views

AROUND TOWN

Celebrating 100 years in Menlo Park

She remembers the days when cowboys rode down the El Camino Real in Menlo Park and recalls the excitement when the first...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Tom, on May 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 1404 Views

AROUND TOWN

Post-election: Waiting for other shoe to drop

And now we wait. The special May 19 election is over, with five of the six propositions defeated. Now that California officials...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Brittanicus, on May 20, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1437 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A bench on Kings Mountain

When our lawyer asked Bill Workman, a retired reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who covered the Peninsula for years,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Dick Lynn, on May 20, 2009 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 1729 Views

MENLO PARK

Emergency responders get toll-violation tickets

Menlo Park firefighters and police are being cited for driving through toll plazas without paying -- even though they are...

Original post made on May. 21, 2009
Last comment by Suzie, on May 22, 2009 at 7:17 am | 9 comments | 1702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park schools must face the music

Changes are ahead for the music program in the Menlo Park City School District. The district's four music teachers are increasingly...

Original post made on May. 21, 2009
Last comment by Carol T, on Jun 10, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 19 comments | 2009 Views

MENLO PARK

Dee Tolles to serve on hospital board

Dee Tolles, a former Menlo Park councilman and mayor, will serve on the Sequoia Hospital Foundation's board of directors...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on May 22, 2009 at 7:33 am | 1 comment | 2250 Views

MENLO PARK

Has Steve Jobs won battle over Jackling house?

For eight years, Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs has been trying to tear down the 1920s-era Jackling mansion in Woodside so...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Leon T, on May 22, 2009 at 7:37 am | 1 comment | 1540 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Almanac's advice not needed in Woodside

Last week's Almanac Viewpoint column advises the Woodside Town Council to deny Steve Jobs the demolition permit he has sought...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Ah Sweet Irony!, on May 24, 2009 at 9:58 pm | 3 comments | 1409 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest raises stakes in looming court battle with high school district

Everest Public High School is seeking to add $2.3 million to the payout from the high school district if Everest sues the...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Summit Prep Mom, on May 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm | 20 comments | 1928 Views

MENLO PARK

City adopts climate action plan

Menlo Park has a new plan to address the issue of climate change. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=4037...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Saving Fuel, on May 25, 2009 at 11:48 am | 4 comments | 1361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Update: Everest raises stakes in looming court battle with high school district

Everest Public High School is seeking to add $2.3 million to the payout from the high school district if Everest sues the...

Original post made on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jordan, on May 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm | 23 comments | 2621 Views

SPORTS

Menlo rolls to NorCal tennis championship

It should have been an exciting time for members of the Menlo School boys' tennis team, when they wrapped up the program's...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Menlo Park resident, on May 28, 2009 at 11:24 am | 3 comments | 2199 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Should Menlo Park continue to operate child care center?

Given the heat of the current divisive debate, it is time for the Menlo Park City Council to make a decision on whether to...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Ken, on May 28, 2009 at 3:21 pm | 2 comments | 1577 Views

ATHERTON

Should library funds help build Atherton town hall?

Atherton needs money for a new city hall. Atherton's library has a healthy bankroll of reserve funds that could be used to...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by what a joke, on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:55 am | 25 comments | 2362 Views

MENLO PARK

Saving a life, all in a day's work for Menlo Park high school senior

The story could have ended in so many different ways, few of them good. But as it stands, the life of a grandfather was saved...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Paul Hoekenga, on May 26, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 1659 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Council should oppose huge Cargill project

News of Cargill's development plans for 12,000 homes and 30,000 new residents on the Redwood City baylands should attract...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Edward Whittington, on Feb 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm | 13 comments | 2018 Views

MENLO PARK

Oregon jury convicts M-A grad in rape case

Gregory Sako, a graduate of Hillview Middle School and Menlo-Atherton High School, was sentenced Tuesday, May 19, in Benton...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by sam, on Nov 11, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 40 comments | 3224 Views

OTHER TOPICS

California in an 'unprecedented' fiscal crisis

"It's grim. There's no other word for it," State Senator Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, summed up the economic catastrophe California...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by Patty, on May 28, 2009 at 6:19 am | 1 comment | 1708 Views
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