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MENLO PARK

Guest opinion by former MP councilman Steve Schmidt: Time to support Dumbarton Rail

On March 14, 2007, Mayor Kelly Fergusson and City Council member Heyward Robinson held the first Green Cities Task Force...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2007
Last comment by Al Neiman, on Jul 14, 2007 at 12:59 am | 7 comments | 2629 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class of 2009 says farewell to Menlo-Atherton High School

Menlo-Atherton High School graduated the Class of 2009 on Thursday, June 4. Click headline or photo to view a brief summary...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2009
Last comment by MA Senior, on Jun 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 2629 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lots of comments, but no changes on Oak Knoll School project

The Menlo Park City Council at its Oct. 7 meeting had the unusual -- and frustrating -- role of hearing all about permits...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by truancy officer, on Oct 13, 2008 at 10:12 pm | 48 comments | 2628 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook's long-term stay tied to benefit deal

Facebook may at times feel as if everyone in Menlo Park expects a helping hand from the social networking giant. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2012
Last comment by money, on Feb 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm | 32 comments | 2628 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

PV woman suffers minor injury in shooting

A young woman suffered a minor injury when she accidentally shot herself in the arm at her Portola Valley home Wednesday...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2008
Last comment by anon, on Feb 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm | 5 comments | 2627 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ellen Pao and Kleiner Perkins part ways

Ellen Pao has maintained a low profile since news of her sex discrimination lawsuit against a Menlo Park venture capital...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by woodsider, on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 3 comments | 2627 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Museum upgrades exhibit on county history

The San Mateo County History Museum is reopening its exhibit space, "Joseph W. Welch Jr. Gallery: Journey to Work," on Sunday,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by neighbor, on Oct 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm | 1 comment | 2627 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside Priory boys keep hoop streak alive

Since the end of the 2006 season, the Woodside Priory boys' basketball team has won 34 straight Private Schools Athletic...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2008
Last comment by A Fan, on Feb 14, 2008 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 2626 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Encinal coach's lawsuit: Ruling appealed

The lawsuit filed by a former Encinal School basketball coach against the school's Parent Teacher Organization and three...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2011
Last comment by Laurel Parent, on Jan 22, 2011 at 11:40 am | 9 comments | 2626 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Council may rue decision to withhold fire map

Home fire insurance rates are a major concern in wooded parts of Portola Valley. The potential impact on fire insurance was...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2008
Last comment by David Boyce, on Jun 4, 2008 at 4:15 pm | 3 comments | 2625 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park resident takes on PG&E over 'Smart' meters

Note: In an e-mail sent shortly before The Almanac's deadline, Menlo Park resident Mark Williams said he has acquiesced to...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Joe, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:30 am | 10 comments | 2625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Equestrians worry about culture, trail conflicts

Equestrians from Portola Valley and nearby communities seem nettled, in part by the prospect of students frequenting a trail...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2010
Last comment by Trail User, Parent, on Sep 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 9 comments | 2625 Views

MENLO PARK

Paying for 'overtime' parking in downtown Menlo

Start saving your quarters: In three months, plazas 1 and 5 in downtown Menlo Park will sprout parking meters. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by I was there, on Aug 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm | 29 comments | 2625 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: City should reconsider Belle Haven 'engagement' plan

A number of questions arise from the City Council's decision late last month to hire a consultant and spend an estimated...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by richard cline, on Oct 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm | 13 comments | 2625 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Volunteers do a great service

The following letter by Amalia Popel was published in the Almanac's Feb. 14 print edition: Editor: I came to the U.S....

Original post made by Renee Batti on Feb. 14, 2007
There are no comments yet. 2624 Views

MENLO PARK

Fixing the Many Problems at Allied Arts – All Talk and No Action

It’s clear from the postings on the Almanac Forum, local articles, and the buzz in grocery stores and neighborhood associations...

Original post made by It’s NOT Inevitable on Jun. 10, 2007
Last comment by It Wasn't Inevitable, on Jun 17, 2007 at 6:18 pm | 4 comments | 2624 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton Boys Golf Team off to a Great Start!

The Menlo-Atherton Boys Golf Team, last year's Peninsula Athletic League Champions, is off to another great start. In their...

Original post made by M- on Feb. 27, 2008
There are no comments yet. 2624 Views

MENLO PARK

Police station approved for Belle Haven

After more than three years of delays, it looks like a police station will finally be built in Menlo Park's Belle Haven...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 2, 2008 at 7:56 pm | 7 comments | 2623 Views

AROUND TOWN

Four office buildings, theater planned for downtown Palo Alto

The city of Palo Alto and billionaire philanthropist John Arrillaga are pushing forward a sweeping development plan that...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm | 16 comments | 2623 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Duncan's Park Theatre plan back on the table

Critics of Andy Duncan's plans to restore the Park Theatre won't be happy with this: The Menlo Park resident's proposal for...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by keep it straight, on Oct 25, 2007 at 3:34 pm | 3 comments | 2622 Views
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Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
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When Grandparents Visit
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 819 views

The State’s Proposed “Rainy Day” Fund Threatens Local School Districts’ Ability To Keep Their Financial Houses In Order
By Erin Glanville | 3 comments | 280 views

Aging and Training
By Paul Bendix | 0 comments | 89 views