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Menlo Park council moves ahead with district-election plan

The Menlo Park City Council is faced with what amounts to little choice when it comes to changing its system for electing...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2017
Last comment by Really Kirsten?!?!, on Oct 31, 2017 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 1441 Views


Sunday: Menlo Park talk on San Mateo County's boozy history

Ever wonder what the Peninsula was like during Prohibition? Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Nov 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments | 1255 Views


Wednesday: Menlo Park starts process to change system for electing council members

Menlo Park is transitioning to district elections and needs to figure out a fast, fair way to determine how those districts...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2017
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Nov 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1315 Views


Former Cindy's Flowers and Gifts owner ordered to pay $131K in restitution

Cynthia Ann Smith, 60, the former owner of Cindy's Flowers and Gifts in Menlo Park, has been ordered to pay more than $131,000...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Downtowner, on Dec 2, 2017 at 3:26 am | 2 comments | 3315 Views


Menlo Park settles development-related lawsuit with East Palo Alto

After nearly a year of closed-session council talks and negotiations, the cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park have agreed...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 1483 Views


Bats find shelter with patron saint of animals

A Menlo Park resident discovered some unexpected neighbors after a crew hired to power wash her home on Dec. 26 found a...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 3321 Views


Year in review: Development, traffic top Menlo Park agenda

For people in Menlo Park, the past 12 months have likely involved, in one way or another, watching new buildings take shape,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Rightsizing, on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 1457 Views


Project to build replica of Menlo Park gates proceeds

Following the deaths of not one, but two project chairmen in the past year, an initiative by the Menlo Park Historical Association...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Jym Clendenin, on Jan 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm | 2 comments | 132 Views


Update: 29 apply for Menlo Park district advisory committee

The applications may have come in last-minute, but they came in. Read the full story here

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by henry fox, on Jan 14, 2018 at 10:01 pm | 2 comments | 1732 Views


Atherton mulls regulating private gates into park

Fifteen homes on Felton Gables Drive in Menlo Park have an unusual asset on their property: a back gate leading directly...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 1565 Views


Tonight: Menlo Park council may bring 'charter' option to voters

To kick off 2018, the Menlo Park City Council is going to be digging deeper than just setting new goals -- though that's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by athertonhorses, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 789 Views


"Hillview Robotics" wins 2nd place at Northern California Championship

Are 12 year old 7th graders too old to still play with Lego? Not if you throw in some motors and sensors and ask them...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Jan. 22, 2007
Last comment by Arthur Hogan, on Jul 8, 2007 at 9:35 pm | 2 comments | 4801 Views


Stanford professor has theory for improving grades, study habits

A group of junior high school students were able to markedly increase their grades and study habits after being told that...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by, on Mar 22, 2007 at 8:59 pm | 2 comments | 4357 Views


Kepler's news and book reviews for young readers: Post your own picks below

For young readers: Check out the news and book picks by Kepler's reviewers. Share your favorite reads in the comment box...

Original post made by News Guy on Feb. 10, 2007
Last comment by MPworkingMom, on Feb 12, 2007 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 5232 Views


Camp Galileo Inspires Next Generation of Educators; Offers 1,000 Summer Camp Scholarships

Question: What would inspire a former Navy submarine officer to detour his plans for medical school, opting instead to pursue...

Original post made by Katherine Chouteau on Mar. 5, 2007
Last comment by , on Mar 5, 2007 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 7208 Views


Why put your child in danger?

<B>The following letter by Maria Ploeger was published in the Almanac's March 28 print edition:</B> Editor: Last week's...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Mar. 27, 2007
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Mar 28, 2007 at 7:25 am | 2 comments | 4410 Views


How local teens are raising funds for homeless children

<b>EVENT:</b> A fundraising event, a 5K “Step by Step” Walk/Run, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Apr. 20, 2007
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on Apr 21, 2007 at 7:47 am | 2 comments | 4710 Views


Academic honors: Report the information here

Report information about academic honors and scholarships in the comment box below. ...

Original post made by Richard Hine on May. 16, 2007
Last comment by Newshound, on May 16, 2007 at 8:06 am | 2 comments | 4407 Views


School communities take up climate change on their own

California's official campaigns against global warming may be taking a hands-off approach to K-12 public school greenhouse...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2007
Last comment by David Boyce, on Nov 28, 2007 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 3634 Views


Ravenswood wins 'inclusive' school award

Ravenswood City School District, in East Palo Alto and east Menlo Park, announced Tuesday that it has been named as the nation's...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2007
Last comment by Lucille Strong, on Dec 10, 2007 at 9:25 am | 2 comments | 4622 Views
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