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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district chief returns to work after paralyzing fall

About nine months after a catastrophic fall, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman is back on the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:34 am | 33 comments | 7820 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: $10,000 bicycle stolen from locked garage

Crime reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/12/03/police-calls-10000-bicycle-stolen-f...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Dec 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm | 5 comments | 7767 Views

AROUND TOWN

Preservationists throw in towel in fight over Steve Jobs' house

The end seems nearer than ever for the Jackling house, that rambling Jazz Age Woodside summer home designed by architect...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by Frederick F, on Nov 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm | 20 comments | 7766 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hillview playing field woes continue with lawsuit

The problem-plagued project to construct, then reconstruct, Hillview Middle School's playing field may finally be finished,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Dec 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 6 comments | 7749 Views

AROUND TOWN

The unfiring of a Menlo Park police officer

Questions linger months after the Almanac broke the story about the arrest, firing and reinstatement of veteran Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2013
Last comment by b.giles, on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 53 comments | 7732 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lehman Brothers collapse: Eshoo introduces legislation to repay public entities

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo introduced the Restitution for Local Government Act of 2010 today to help counties and other public entities...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Stop Eshoo NOW, on May 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm | 130 comments | 7691 Views

AROUND TOWN

A headmaster's parting lesson for parents

An overemphasis on college preparation is "extinguishing childhood" for too many of today's kids, says Norm Colb, who is...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by smilingparent, on Feb 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 11 comments | 7686 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton burglary, prowler reports

Atherton police are advising residents to take precautions to protect their property in the wake of two prowler reports,...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Oct 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm | 4 comments | 7636 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Veteran now considered competent to stand trial over Woodside shovel attack

Milo Mcintosh Imrie, a former Marine infantryman in Afghanistan, is now competent to stand trial in connection with a December...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 7619 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 7604 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook enters partnership to build 394 apartments in Menlo Park

One question that quickly arose when Facebook decided to relocate to and then expand in Menlo Park was, "What about employee...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm | 63 comments | 7582 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Manlo Punk, on Jul 4, 2014 at 7:37 am | 48 comments | 7576 Views

WOODSIDE

Contentious hearing: horses vs. bikes at Huddart Park

With cheering, clapping and catcalls, it sounded more like a football game than an important public hearing, as equestrians...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by another trail runner, on Sep 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 5 comments | 7555 Views

MENLO PARK

Ballot initiative would target large office complexes in Menlo Park

After Menlo Park's specific plan survived its first annual review mostly unscathed, opponents weren't ready to give up. Save...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2014 at 9:52 am | 50 comments | 7550 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air pilots trying different strategy to mitigate noise

Pilots flying Surf Air planes into the San Carlos Airport have begun trial use of a visual approach technique in an attempt...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Bertha Rodriguez, on Jun 4, 2014 at 9:14 am | 20 comments | 7508 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Going to the mat: new wrestling club already contender

The Beechwood Wrestling Club started from scratch back in September, thanks to Nathan Pantoja and a former Menlo Park police...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Coach Bodie, on Jul 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 6 comments | 7479 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Fergusson joins council race

A familiar name has popped on to the list of contenders for the 2014 Menlo Park City Council election: Kelly Fergusson, who...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by sally, on Aug 13, 2014 at 7:44 am | 57 comments | 7452 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure L headed for second court challenge

Even though Menlo Park's pension reform initiative was approved by 72 percent of the voters, opponents of the measure said...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 114 comments | 7433 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: How alcohol ruined a student's dreams

College students: As you prepare to start or return to college, there are a number of things on your mind. And while you...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by college, on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm | 44 comments | 7429 Views

WOODSIDE

Showpiece stable

An open house is set for Sunday, Sept. 19, for the large, elegant Woodside horse stable, built in 1905 and listed in the...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by Nancy, on Sep 20, 2010 at 4:51 pm | 8 comments | 7403 Views
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