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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Transitional kindergarten debate

In June 2012 Phil and Christie Kiekhaefer moved from Redwood City to Menlo Park, downsizing their family of four into a tiny...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by common sense, on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 15686 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Prevailing wage laws guarantee inefficiency in government.

Government agencies should not discriminate against contractors on the basis of wages paid to workers. That is a privileged...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 15681 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Downsizing not the answer for Atherton

We are deeply concerned about the proposal to downsize our Atherton government, which can only result in a decreased level...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:13 am | 45 comments | 15658 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District Grant Applications oversubscribed

In a press release from District PR guy, Don Shoecraft (a.k.a. MTK Communications http://www.almanacnews.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=1&t=8177),...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:41 am | 9 comments | 15589 Views

MOVIES

Catch Oscar-winner "The Lives of Others" at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park

The German film, "The Lives of Others," which won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday night, is playing at the...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Feb. 20, 2007
Last comment by ForgetAboutHollywood, on Feb 28, 2007 at 5:50 pm | 3 comments | 15580 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley time capsule victim of time

It seems that the buriers of the time capsule at the Town Center in 1968 did not account for the passage time. They used...

Original post made by David Boyce on Sep. 29, 2006
Last comment by Diane, on Jan 6, 2008 at 11:54 am | 3 comments | 15557 Views

MENLO PARK

What's in a name? Menlo Park City Council candidate endorsements

With about a month to go before the Nov. 6 Menlo Park City Council elections, the five candidates are hitting the campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 29 comments | 15550 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: $92,000 in purses missing from home

Atherton police called it grand theft in the April 5 log entry -- and it is definitely grand -- but they say they're investigating...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:55 am | 16 comments | 15542 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Monarch spotted in Portola Valley

Anne Hillman of Portola Valley emailed us this photo taken of a monarch butterfly at her home on Saturday. "Look who showed...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 15456 Views

SPORTS

Plenty of successful efforts in volleyball, water polo and football

==B Prep roundup:== No titles were forthcoming, but local prep teams still had very successful weekends in volleyball, water...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by david mclaughlin, on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 15333 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Tourist'

Saying what we're all thinking, Johnny Depp turns to Angelina Jolie and sighs, "You are the least down-to-Earth person I...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Norman, on Dec 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 15292 Views

WOODSIDE

Dr. Barry Rosen, pioneer of addiction medicine, dies at 61

Dr. Barry Rosen, who was recognized internationally for his expertise on the disease of addiction, died at his home in Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Katya Mills, on Jun 2, 2016 at 12:20 pm | 7 comments | 15269 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission looks at Nativity School parking

Whether to eliminate street parking along northbound Laurel Street between Oak Grove and Glenwood avenues will be taken up...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm | 9 comments | 15252 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo bans smoking in public places

Menlo Park's City Council at its March 2 meeting approved an ordinance banning smoking in some public places, including ATM...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by e. grimley, on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:55 am | 56 comments | 15221 Views

MOVIES

Classic Film night at Atherton Library

Friday, July 17 at 7 PM, the library is featuring the all time classic, "Casablanca." Refreshments provided by the Friends...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 15176 Views

MENLO PARK

Students, parents rally to win tenure for La Entrada teacher

Students and former students of Michael Dumbra's Latin classes whooped and hollered and clapped for joy on Friday, March...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Lakshmi, on Nov 16, 2013 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 15073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park commission supports eliminating Laurel Street parking

The proposal to eliminate street parking along northbound Laurel Street between Oak Grove and Glenwood avenues forged ahead...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Tina, on Nov 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm | 5 comments | 15072 Views

MOVIES

old movie blog - want to join this project?

I've started an old movie blog, with the goal of getting more people (ie current parenting generation and their kids!) into...

Original post made by laura on Sep. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 14909 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Council members, listen to your constituents

So where are we now? Almost a year has passed since Stanford's first proposal for the eight-plus-acre property at 500 El...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by sticks in the eyes, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:58 am | 18 comments | 14856 Views

AROUND TOWN

Environmental report opens door for comment to FAA about aircraft noise

For some residents of Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby communities, the current level of commercial aircraft noise in...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Ian Steven, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm | 4 comments | 14766 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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