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MENLO PARK

Speakers oppose Habitat proposal

Belle Haven residents voiced their opposition to a proposed Habitat for Humanity development during a meeting at the Menlo...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2008
Last comment by SummerHill Blues, on Nov 24, 2008 at 4:36 pm | 18 comments | 2029 Views

MENLO PARK

City plans to cut projected $1.8 million deficit

With Menlo Park facing the prospect of a $1.8 million deficit, city staff has recommended a number of stopgap measures that...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by ryan, on Mar 13, 2009 at 7:48 am | 18 comments | 1730 Views

WOODSIDE

Jobs tries to demolish historic mansion -- again

Steve Jobs is not a quitter. He's trying once again to get permission to tear down the historic Jackling house in Woodside....

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Don D'Anthony, on Oct 12, 2009 at 8:14 pm | 18 comments | 2833 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain says whistle volume back to normal

Over a month after local residents started complaining about the greatly increased volume of Caltrain horns, the rail agency...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by PA neighbor, on Sep 8, 2009 at 10:00 pm | 18 comments | 2109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia district asks judge to throw out parts of Everest charter school lawsuit

High school district attorneys, in answer to a lawsuit from Everest Public High School, allege portions of the suit are irrelevant...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by David Boyce, on Sep 21, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 18 comments | 1915 Views

MENLO PARK

A swimming success?

Responding to a call on The Almanac's Web site for thoughts on Menlo Park's public pool in Burgess Park, one longtime resident,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm | 18 comments | 6870 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: NO on Parcel Tax

It's time for residents of Atherton to have a serious discussion about the upcoming parcel tax. Let me say in advance...

Original post made by Fiscally responsible on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Fiscally responsible, on Oct 6, 2009 at 10:09 am | 18 comments | 2047 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council approves new office project

A proposal to build a two-story office building on El Camino Real cleared Menlo Park's City Council Tuesday, Oct. 20, in...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by No more housing, on Oct 23, 2009 at 9:13 pm | 18 comments | 1675 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Driver, 21, dies in Woodside crash

A 21-year-old man died in Woodside early this morning after his car hit two trees and another vehicle before flipping, a...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Dec 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm | 18 comments | 2527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax rebuttal arguments due March 4

Ballot argument rebuttals for the May 4 parcel tax elections for the Menlo Park City and Portola Valley school districts...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Parent of school aged children, on Mar 22, 2010 at 7:49 am | 18 comments | 1849 Views

AROUND TOWN

High-speed rail meeting fails to sway Menlo Park crowd

Menlo Park residents are a cynical bunch when it comes to the California High Speed Rail Authority. While it didn't degenerate...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by HSR, on Mar 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm | 18 comments | 2040 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Councilman asked for $500,000 loan, says Atherton resident who is suing town

Atherton Councilman Charles Marsala is accused of asking for a large personal loan from a man who is suing Atherton in federal...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by Suzie, on Mar 31, 2010 at 9:58 am | 18 comments | 3406 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another Jackling house friend goes on the record

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has sent a letter to the Woodside Town Council underscoring its support for...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Apr 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm | 18 comments | 1527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Both parcel tax measures pass easily

Two parcel tax measures -- in the Menlo Park and Portola Valley school districts -- passed easily, according to election...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Property Tax Payer, on May 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm | 18 comments | 2542 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Time to take on the city's unions

For over a year now, we have been reading and hearing about the imbalance of public employee benefits — at city, state...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by DThomas, on May 29, 2010 at 11:33 am | 18 comments | 1722 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon project will go on the ballot

What is already shaping up to be a crowded ballot in November for Menlo Park voters will have to make room for a new item:...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm | 18 comments | 1449 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Suit was a distraction for rail authority

Aristotle wrote that "the law is reason free from passion." Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=9838...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by ANONYMOUS, on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm | 18 comments | 2394 Views

MENLO PARK

Today: Atherton police to close streets near protest

The Atherton Police Department plans to close streets in the vicinity of Edge Road and Oak Grove Avenue in Atherton on Thursday,...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by BillOfRights, on Jul 17, 2010 at 7:46 am | 18 comments | 1622 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council dives into pool bids

Considering that it was a Menlo Park City Council meeting, there was little dissent among council members on Aug. 24 as they...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Reality Check, on Sep 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm | 18 comments | 1661 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park getting shafted by M-A

The SJ Mercury News reports: "After contributing $2.6 million to construction of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by editor, on Oct 6, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 18 comments | 1378 Views
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