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SPORTS

Charity horse show set for Aug. 9-14

The 41st annual Menlo Charity Horse Show will take place Aug. 9 to 14 at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane in Atherton....

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 3303 Views

OTHER TOPICS

House OKs debt-ceiling bill; Eshoo votes yes

Ending weeks of partisan bickering over raising the debt ceiling that threatened to plunge the federal government into default,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Aug 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm | 2 comments | 2378 Views

AROUND TOWN

Panel finds flaws in high-speed-rail forecasts

The California agency charged with building America's first high-speed-rail system has been using a flawed forecasting model...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1706 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Bay Road pipeline construction starts

As part of its $4.6 billion Hetch Hetchy seismic upgrade project, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission starts work...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm | 2 comments | 3239 Views

WOODSIDE

Mountain lion spotted in Woodside

A mountain lion was seen early Monday morning (Aug. 1) in Woodside, San Mateo County emergency officials said. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Aug 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 2639 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 7/31/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Dance With Dragons - George R R Martin 2 State Of Wonder - Ann Patchett 3 Turn Of Mind - Alice LaPlante 4 Doorways...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Aug. 2, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1521 Views

MENLO PARK

Redistricting still splits Menlo, but along 101

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has divided Menlo Park into two congressional districts, but the border...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by redraw?, on Aug 2, 2011 at 10:08 am | 4 comments | 1394 Views

ATHERTON

Trash-bin clutter: Atherton residents face fines

Atherton's City Council has adopted a new ordinance regarding the timely rolling out and rolling in of recycling and trash...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by annie fishback, on Aug 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 2857 Views

MENLO PARK

First look: Facebook's new home from the inside out

If any office building has that coveted "new car" smell, it's Facebook's renovated Menlo Park headquarters. Earlier this...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2011
Last comment by Lawrence de Arabia, on Aug 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 2 comments | 1584 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 | 3361 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police: Outrage over homicides leads to tips

After decades of adhering to a "no-snitch" culture, East Palo Alto residents are coming forward with tips about recent murders...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by bob, on Aug 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm | 11 comments | 3040 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mountain lion seen walking the links

A mountain lion was seen walking the links on a golf course in unincorporated Burlingame on Sunday morning (July 31),...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2011
Last comment by Jenny, on Aug 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 2195 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo police agree to pay freeze

The new contract for the city's 36 line officers goes before the City Council on July 26 and contains almost identical terms...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Heads in the Sand Hill, on Aug 1, 2011 at 7:13 am | 5 comments | 1855 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The wilder side of redistricting

A proposed state redistricting plan has added some interesting dynamics to the political representation in the Almanac's...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2011
Last comment by Andy Cohen, on Aug 1, 2011 at 5:23 am | 2 comments | 2424 Views

MENLO PARK

Homeless vets: Shelter Network lands grant

Shelter Network, a nonprofit that provides services for homeless people on the Peninsula, has been awarded a federal grant...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Raymond Mueller, on Jul 29, 2011 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 2110 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo downtown specific plan

The Menlo Park Planning Commission meets tonight (July 28) to study the downtown portion of the proposed specific plan. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by Barb Slaton, on Jul 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm | 6 comments | 1672 Views

MENLO PARK

Two men arrested after high-speed chase

Two men taken into custody Wednesday night after leading law enforcement officials on a lengthy car chase through the East...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by What?, on Jul 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm | 9 comments | 1865 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton trash-bin clutter: Residents face fines

Atherton's City Council has adopted a new ordinance regarding the timely rolling out and rolling in of recycling and trash...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by Phil Lopwno, on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm | 1 comment | 1955 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino Pedestrian Accidents

Two people have died crossing El Camino Real in the past year or so. Yesterday, there was another accident involving a pedestrian....

Original post made by El Camino Real on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 28, 2011 at 7:07 pm | 3 comments | 1451 Views

OTHER TOPICS

East Palo Alto: Four homicides in 12 days

East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis said police officers will sacrifice their days off and work overtime to fight the recent...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Jul 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm | 15 comments | 4400 Views
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