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ATHERTON

Coach Ben Parks named to sports hall of fame

Another honor is ahead for Ben Parks, a former football and wrestling coach at Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, an...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Tim Sullivan, on Aug 22, 2011 at 9:04 am | 3 comments | 5477 Views

SPORTS

Coach Parks: the passing of a legend

Long-time Menlo-Atherton football and wrestling coach Ben Parks passed away in his sleep Friday night. He was 77. Known simply...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by Theresa Cobb, on Aug 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 4 comments | 3143 Views

MENLO PARK

Split vote denies Walgreens permit to sell beer and wine

Walgreens said it's still thinking about whether to appeal the Menlo Park Planning Commission's denial of an alcohol sales...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by G Cronin, on Aug 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 1573 Views

ATHERTON

VIDEO - City Council Meeting of Aug 17, 2011

Presented by the Atherton Police Officers Association YouTube Channel with access to all videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/AthertonPOA ***** AUGUST...

Original post made by APOA on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by APOA, on Aug 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments | 1790 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Reader sees a bias for West Menlo Park

For as long as I've been reading the Almanac, I've felt that it has always reflected a "West Menlo" preference. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by highway border, on Aug 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments | 1530 Views

MENLO PARK

19-year-old man killed in Menlo Park

Menlo Park police responding to a report of gunshots on Thursday night found a 19-year-old man, Carl Purvis Jr., dead behind...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm | 5 comments | 2548 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton cop named in report-alteration case

Jon Buckheit's battle with the Atherton police department over a falsified police report intensified this week when Mr. Buckheit...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2010
Last comment by random googler, on Aug 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm | 131 comments | 7227 Views

ATHERTON

Car meets pole in Atherton

John Woodell sent us this photo of a car that crashed into a telephone pole on Valparaiso Avenue near Emilie Avenue in Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Aug 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm | 5 comments | 2139 Views

ATHERTON

Court rejects order to stop Atherton layoffs

Describing it as a "very, very difficult decision," and a "profoundly sad case," a judge denied the Teamsters Union Local...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm | 3 comments | 1920 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Alzheimer's Cafe opens

Peninsula Volunteers has opened the Alzheimer's Cafe in Menlo Park, a free gathering place for those with dementia and their...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Bart Charlow, on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:11 am | 3 comments | 2610 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: The slow death of high-speed rail

The bad economic news keeps piling up in front of the California High-Speed Rail project but will it be enough to bring Governor...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:09 am | 15 comments | 4731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vote NO on Measure G

Editor, James Keller, Executive Vice Chancellor of San Mateo County Community College District($188,000/yr.) filed the pre-election...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 19, 2011 at 4:01 am | 7 comments | 5282 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Businesses protest Amazon tax resistance

Brick-and-mortar businesses that pay sales taxes are protesting Amazon.com's attempts to get an exemption for Internet sales...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Citizen A, on Aug 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2647 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County looks to reduce greenhouse gases

Desalinization plants, bike paths, electric vehicle recharging stations, native meadows instead of front lawns, local agriculture...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Reality Check, on Aug 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm | 1 comment | 2438 Views

OTHER TOPICS

"The Kiss" to highlight WWII memories weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, an event in San Jose will honor veterans of World War II, including a convoy of...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Mark, on Aug 18, 2011 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 2503 Views

MENLO PARK

Teen charged with murder in infant's death

Two teenage boys, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, have been arrested, one charged with murder in connection with the fatal...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by GINA, on Aug 18, 2011 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1705 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park thieves snatch $55,600 in copper

Copper thieves targeted a PG&E substation and a parking garage over the weekend. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=9480...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Aug 18, 2011 at 9:46 am | 3 comments | 1600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley driver charged with felony DUI

Carter Madsen Boyce, 19, of Portola Valley has been charged with felony drunken driving in a July 30 incident in which he...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2011
Last comment by albo, on Aug 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm | 64 comments | 5909 Views

AROUND TOWN

Blending high-speed rail with Caltrain?

Caltrain officials on Wednesday presented the results of a study that tested the feasibility of integrating high-speed...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Interested, on Aug 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm | 1 comment | 2078 Views

ATHERTON

Fire damages Atherton home, kills two cats

For reasons still unknown, as many as eight smoke detectors failed to alert the occupants of an Atherton house to a fire...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by annac, on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm | 1 comment | 2264 Views
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