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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 | 1477 Views

ATHERTON

Trial starts for Atherton employee accused of battery

Opening arguments are set for 9:45 a.m. on Monday, June 29, for the trial of Atherton public works supervisor Troy Henderson....

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by disgusted, on Jun 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm | 11 comments | 2087 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In defense of Elizabeth Lasensky

In response to the Aug. 5 letter from Elizabeth Lasensky to The Almanac and the flurry of comments online, I would like to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Aug 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 11 comments | 2374 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tried to land Tesla headquarters

When Tesla Motors announced Aug. 18 that it plans to relocate its headquarters from San Carlos to Palo Alto later this year,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by oh well, on Aug 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 11 comments | 1391 Views

ATHERTON

slaughtering the sacred cow

I\'ve done the math. We could contract with Menlo Park, have the same level of protection as our neighbors (as measured...

Original post made by michael stevick on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by holy warrior, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 1698 Views

MENLO PARK

A future for Tinker Park?

A transformation of the Hillview campus, set to start next year, would have eliminated Tinker Park and used the space as...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by hv mom, on Sep 23, 2009 at 3:16 pm | 11 comments | 1577 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Proposed new fees unfair?

Nobody said passing a new master fee schedule in Atherton would be easy — or particularly interesting. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Quid Pro, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:06 am | 11 comments | 1822 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park businesses, property owners organize to oppose downtown plan

Several prominent downtown property and business owners challenge emerging plans to reconfigure Menlo Park's downtown. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by menlo resident, on Oct 26, 2009 at 9:38 pm | 11 comments | 1434 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Where were you when the Loma Prieta quake struck?

When the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on Oct. 17, 1989, I was on Caltrain, returning to San Francisco to watch the World...

Original post made by RHine@AlmanacNews.com on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by AC, on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:50 am | 11 comments | 1866 Views

MENLO PARK

Cargill proposal: City to consider taking a stand

Two Menlo Park City Council members and a former mayor are urging the city to take a stand against a project that would create...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Redwood City Port Opposes Cargill, on Oct 17, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 11 comments | 1813 Views

ATHERTON

Man arraigned after chain-reaction collision with Atherton patrol car

In an incident that demonstrates the dangers police officers face after pulling someone over for a traffic ticket, a man...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by woops, on Dec 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm | 11 comments | 1551 Views

MENLO PARK

Trial of M-A assistant track coach in its third day

A jury trial began Monday, Dec. 7, in San Mateo County Superior Court for Menlo-Atherton High School cross-country Assistant...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by RWRMS, on Dec 13, 2009 at 3:15 am | 11 comments | 1438 Views

ATHERTON

$230,000 settlement for Pilar Buckley Ortiz

Former Atherton Police Officer Pilar Buckley Ortiz has settled with the Town for $230,000 according to her attorney. Information...

Original post made by baywatch on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by come on ladies, on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm | 11 comments | 1985 Views

MENLO PARK

Confusion over Burgess solar panels

Construction on a new gymnasium in Menlo Park's Civic Center is already underway, but whether it will feature solar panels...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by just ask, on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:12 am | 11 comments | 1588 Views

MENLO PARK

Less junk mail means cuts for post office

You probably haven't noticed the difference, but the ranks of clerks in Menlo Park post offices and carriers on local routes...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 11 comments | 1715 Views

ATHERTON

Search is on for New Atherton City Manager

Yes, this is wishful thinking. However when it does become time to look for Gruber's replacement, the City Council would...

Original post made by talent scout on Jan. 16, 2010
Last comment by Candle Lighter, on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm | 11 comments | 1492 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police log goes online

Wondering about crime in your neighborhood? The range of Atherton police calls, from vandalism to traffic accidents, medical...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by marc hubert, on Jan 31, 2010 at 11:54 am | 11 comments | 1823 Views

MENLO PARK

Grant will help police enforce alcohol law

A $6,000 grant from the state will enable Menlo Park police to employ underage decoys to try to bait people into buying alcohol...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by under 21, on Mar 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm | 11 comments | 124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School cuts or school taxes?

In just a few weeks, voters in the Menlo Park City and Portola Valley school districts will decide whether to approve a modest...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by sure, on Mar 17, 2010 at 12:28 am | 11 comments | 2252 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MP district will take all Tinsley students next year

The Menlo Park City School District voted to enroll its full allotment of Tinsley transfer students from the Ravenswood school...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 11 comments | 1843 Views
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