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ATHERTON

Huge mistake to talk about outsourcing APD

What would be the huge mistake to talk about outsourcing? Most cities are talking about it. "It would be a huge mistake...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Aug. 27, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 1, 2011 at 7:19 am | 8 comments | 2091 Views

MENLO PARK

Tap well water to irrigate golf course?

The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club would like to keep its greens well-watered; Menlo Park would like to help, it seems....

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 1, 2011 at 7:16 am | 22 comments | 3852 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's new at local schools

As students returned to class last week, they discovered new course offerings, facilities, and staff. An increased focus...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Aug 31, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 2 comments | 3026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2011 High School Football Schedules

Among high school football openers Friday, Sept. 2, Priory will host Stuart Hall at 4 p.m., Menlo-Atherton will host El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Poster , on Aug 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 2750 Views

ATHERTON

Postal Service consolidates mail routes

For some residents of Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Atherton, the consolidation of mail routes this week could switch delivery...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Aug 31, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 1 comment | 2187 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan announced to save Social Security

A very simple step to save Social Security http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/178231-bernie-sanders-to-introduce-payroll-tax-bill Uses...

Original post made by Alfred E Newman on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Aug 31, 2011 at 5:14 pm | 29 comments | 2784 Views

AROUND TOWN

FBI investigation

After all the publicity this issue got in the Almanac , how about an update on the status of this investigation ? It would...

Original post made by bob on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by STINGY, on Aug 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm | 5 comments | 1543 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Almanac Rush to Judgment

A friend of mine Lisa Rossetti wrote a great article in the Lagonian. I asked her if she would publish that in the Almanac...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by STINGY, on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:54 am | 11 comments | 2954 Views

MENLO PARK

Granny oak tree faces one-week deadline

Granny, the heritage oak tree at the center of a battle between a coalition of North Fair Oaks residents and the San Francisco...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by Kathy, on Aug 30, 2011 at 8:39 am | 3 comments | 1722 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 8/28/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Magician King - Lev Grossman 2 Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh 3 Dance with Dragons - George...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Aug. 29, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1715 Views

ATHERTON

Taking down live oak

Alice Newton of Menlo Park sent us this picture she took Aug. 24 of Jil Antonio of Brothers Services (Redwood City) cutting...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2011
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Aug 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm | 3 comments | 1977 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents protest private club's wish for public well

The city's proposal to install an irrigation well in Nealon Park, a popular communal open space owned by Menlo Park, aroused...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by 30yr_resident, on Aug 29, 2011 at 10:11 am | 14 comments | 1818 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside School appoints superintendent

==BI This is an expanded version of an article posted earlier.== Woodside Elementary School has a new superintendent/principal:...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by Amanda, on Aug 29, 2011 at 12:10 am | 2 comments | 3697 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Adapting for disaster

On a sunny afternoon at an outdoor cafe, disasters are far from the minds of most people -- but Peter Carpenter and Scott...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2011
Last comment by Caroline Beverstock, on Aug 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1917 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Chowchilla kidnapper gets parole date

A state parole panel today (April 5) upheld a previous ruling that grants parole to one of the three men who kidnapped a...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Lee , on Aug 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm | 3 comments | 2834 Views

MENLO PARK

Las Lomitas district returns to drawing board

Faced with lukewarm support by residents for a possible parcel tax and new information showing a significantly higher-than-expected...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by Jackie, on Aug 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm | 9 comments | 3179 Views

AROUND TOWN

How much we owe to those who serve us

Remember every day those who serve us without question or hesitation: http://news.yahoo.com/elite-group-of-9-11-first-responders-still-battling-illness.html...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by Raymond Mueller, on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm | 31 comments | 2603 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: No leads in oak tree beheadings

Violence was done to the tops of about 25 oak trees late last year along the 500 block of Portola Road in Portola Valley,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:29 am | 9 comments | 3448 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County Sheriff sued over alleged error that lead to arrest and jail for Pacifica M

http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county/ci_18758039?source=autofeed# Excerpt: A mentally disabled Pacifica...

Original post made by Lurker on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm | 9 comments | 3241 Views

MENLO PARK

Bike vs. car sends man, 64, to hospital

A 64-year-old bicyclist was taken to the hospital with what police described as life-threatening injuries after a bike and...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Scholar, on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm | 6 comments | 2339 Views
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