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AROUND TOWN

Bicycle Chaos

Yesterday, at about 10:30 AM, at the intersection of Sand Hill Road and Portola Road, while I was waiting to turn left onto...

Original post made by Local Driver on Jan. 9, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm | 65 comments | 5030 Views

MOVIES

Public records requests lead to confrontation in Atherton Town Hall

Two aggrieved residents and one former employee who successfully sued the town for wrongful termination converged on Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Kimberly Sweidy, on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 65 comments | 17755 Views

ATHERTON

The Power of Unions

As a long-time observer of these forums, I read with interest about the retirement of Mike Wassman after the Almanac wrote...

Original post made by Joe D. on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:20 am | 65 comments | 4210 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Menlo police officers, sergeants agree to renegotiate contracts

Menlo Park police officers and sergeants have agreed to scale back or defer scheduled pay raises, City Manager Glen Rojas...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jun 15, 2009 at 9:34 pm | 64 comments | 3778 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Local pension reform: misguided, mean-spirited

The so-called Menlo Park "pension reform" advanced by former City Council members Lee Duboc and Mickie Winkler is completely...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 64 comments | 13076 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City School District ponders how cuts could affect looming deficit

After first recapping a bleak financial outlook predicting a $5.3 million operating deficit within five years, the Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Publius, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:13 am | 64 comments | 6340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Hillview student says loss of trees, more traffic at Oak Knoll School would damage community

I was horrified to hear of the impending Oak Knoll plan and the implications that it would create. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2008
Last comment by Apostrophe Posse, on May 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm | 64 comments | 4866 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Another fire at Sims metal recycling

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a metal recycling facility in Redwood City this morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Roger R., on Feb 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm | 64 comments | 19115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley driver charged with felony DUI

Carter Madsen Boyce, 19, of Portola Valley has been charged with felony drunken driving in a July 30 incident in which he...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2011
Last comment by albo, on Aug 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm | 64 comments | 5280 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Former President Clinton gives Governor Romney Glowing Praise

Last Thursday on CNN Bill Clinton praised Mitt Romney while he was the CEO of Bain Capital. Former President Clinton said...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Romney Rubio 2016, on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 64 comments | 5786 Views

MENLO PARK

Bad Judgment by Outgoing Mayor

I was invited to attend a reception in the city council chambers this evening to welcome in the new Mayor Rich Cline. I...

Original post made by Council Watcher on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by not betting, but..., on Dec 8, 2009 at 11:06 pm | 63 comments | 4013 Views

MENLO PARK

BevMo scores permit for Menlo Park store

Second time's the charm: Beverages & More (BevMo) scored a use permit from a divided Planning Commission to open an 8,900-square-foot...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm | 63 comments | 4184 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Battle heats up over Stanford's proposed mixed-use project on El Camino

Even as Stanford confirms that it has agreed to make changes to its proposed eight-acre complex on El Camino Real, according...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 63 comments | 150444 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook enters partnership to build 394 apartments in Menlo Park

One question that quickly arose when Facebook decided to relocate to and then expand in Menlo Park was, "What about employee...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm | 63 comments | 12098 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Should we encourage more bicyclists to ride on El Camino Real?

Imagine you're driving south on El Camino and about to turn right onto Santa Cruz Avenue, and during the approach you share...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by FlaviaF, on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 63 comments | 2836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax ballots due next Tuesday

Voters planning to mail in their ballots for the Menlo Park City School District or the Portola Valley School District parcel...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on May 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm | 63 comments | 6492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is the MPCSD Board Holding a Meeting at a Private Home?

I was looking for the agenda for the MPCSD special school board meeting regarding O’Connor School that is scheduled for...

Original post made by A parent who wants to know, \\\\"What are they thinking?\\\\" on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 63 comments | 6426 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Supervisors' rushed appointment of sheriff a bad decision

"The public was completely removed from this process," Supervisor Dave Pine says, referring to the rushed and unexpected...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 8, 2016 at 7:05 am | 63 comments | 4063 Views

MENLO PARK

Heritage tree falls in Menlo where plenty hear it

Money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently it does grow if you chop the tree down. After an hour and a half of late-night...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Feb 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm | 62 comments | 4920 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Rancor over Planned Parenthood misses point

The appeal, by a group of residents and activists, against Planned Parenthood in Redwood City is unconscionable. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 62 comments | 7427 Views
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