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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Initiative ballot arguments released

The arguments that have been filling the air at city meetings for months are now officially on the Nov. 4 ballot. Those for...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:15 am | 83 comments | 4785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo school district board to appoint new trustee

The Menlo Park City School District board will appoint a replacement for member Mark Box, who announced his resignation from...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm | 83 comments | 12729 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school board may put two parcel tax measures on ballot

The board of the Menlo Park City School District is considering asking voters to approve two parcel tax measures in a special...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by Ballot Argument, on Feb 10, 2016 at 8:25 am | 83 comments | 5518 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Occupy Wall Street is a DNC ruse to divert attention away from Obama's Failed Presidency

The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama's America looks like....

Original post made by Occupy Wall Street Critic on Feb. 12, 2012
Last comment by Eddie, on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:00 am | 82 comments | 4967 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds of Filoli volunteers may quit if forced to sign new agreement

At Woodside's historic Filoli estate, many of the 1,300 volunteers, who do everything from selling tickets to building the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Feb 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 82 comments | 13781 Views

AROUND TOWN

Top 2016 pay in Menlo Park Fire Protection District: $387,799

A recently released report from the Menlo Park Fire Protection district shows 12 people, including its chief, had total compensation...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Menlo. Voter, 8 hours ago | 82 comments | 3125 Views

ATHERTON

Another whitewash by "Mr. Clean"?

The following is a text of a letter I received from Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra in response to my citizen's complaint...

Original post made by John P Johns on Mar. 13, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm | 82 comments | 7473 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Permanent solution needed for noisy planes

Surely there is a way for the Federal Aviation Administration to address the sea-change in noise impact caused by a small...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 23, 2014 at 9:15 pm | 81 comments | 23802 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial endorsement: Ackerman and Lucas for Menlo Park City School District board

The Almanac endorses David Ackerman and Caroline Lucas for the two open spots on the Menlo Park City School District board....

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 80 comments | 6081 Views

OTHER TOPICS

What's your view on high-speed rail?

Residents concerned about the impact of the California high-speed rail project on local towns have an opportunity to voice...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm | 80 comments | 7421 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Man killed by train was investigated for involvement in Atherton elder abuse case

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) Jon Armstrong, the pedestrian who died after being hit by a train...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by code blue, on Nov 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm | 80 comments | 4611 Views

MENLO PARK

Unions file lawsuit to keep pension initiative off ballot

Two employee unions filed a lawsuit today (June 23) against the city of Menlo Park and a resident involved in the effort...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 2, 2010 at 2:41 pm | 79 comments | 5810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Measure W would fund rebuilding of fifth district school

Being an elementary school principal can't be easy even under normal circumstances, but it's likely that Encinal School Principal...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by PF, on Nov 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 79 comments | 13942 Views

AROUND TOWN

Double Standard on Misoginist Attacks

Rush Limbaugh was correctly chastized for his misogynistic comments regarding Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law sudent, who...

Original post made by Double Standard on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by Refugee employed in the US, on Feb 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm | 79 comments | 6521 Views

AROUND TOWN

President Obama dines with supporters in Atherton

President Obama thanked his supporters Wednesday night at a $35,800-a-head dinner at the Atherton home of Doug and Lisa Goldman....

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Liking to fire people, on May 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm | 79 comments | 5513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Petitioners protest Planned Parenthood clinic's opening

It's become as predictable as dawn and dusk: Where a Planned Parenthood clinic opens, there will be protests. And the protest...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 79 comments | 20196 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Layoffs delayed while talks continue

The town of Atherton agreed on Thursday (June 9) to delay its planned layoff of 13 employees until July 15 while it negotiates...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Thelma, on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:15 am | 79 comments | 4462 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo parking a factor in closing of Boutique 4

After five years in business in downtown Menlo Park, Boutique 4 has closed at 809 Santa Cruz Ave., according to Tamara Michel,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Feb 18, 2011 at 10:42 am | 78 comments | 5237 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City officials, developers react to specific plan initiative

Response from city officials and developers to a potential ballot initiative on the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 15, 2014 at 8:14 am | 78 comments | 12140 Views

MENLO PARK

After tax defeat, 'transparency' is theme of Menlo Park school district board meeting

In the aftermath of the failure to pass two parcel tax measures on May 3, the board of the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by HelloHanalei, on May 12, 2016 at 10:56 pm | 78 comments | 4403 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.

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