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ATHERTON

Clarice Merrill, 69, of Atherton has died

Frank Merrill says you can understand a lot about the kind of person his wife Clarice was by what she did after she knew...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Sandy Crittenden, on Jan 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 3 comments | 6576 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton seeks manager with backbone

Wimps need not apply. That's one of the messages Atherton City Council members want to send to anyone thinking about tossing...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by John Johns, on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:46 pm | 14 comments | 6571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council approves Louise Street abandonment

The fight over Louise Street may head to the courts, which is where some Menlo Park City Council members appear to think...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm | 32 comments | 6570 Views

WOODSIDE

Shirley Temple Black dies at her home in Woodside

Shirley Temple Black died Monday night at her home in Woodside. She was 85. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/02/11/shirley-temple-black-dies-at-her-ho...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by roc, on Feb 12, 2014 at 8:54 am | 6 comments | 6567 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Clearing the air in Atherton

The Atherton Police Department has had its problems of late, so it is welcome news that City Manager Jerry Gruber and Police...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by West Side Trucker, on Feb 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 61 comments | 6566 Views

MENLO PARK

Community rallies to save Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

News of the imminent closing of Fosters Freeze on Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park has given birth to a groundswell of support...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by V. Host, on Sep 24, 2015 at 11:36 am | 29 comments | 6562 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Special ed director faces ouster

A battle is brewing over the pending dismissal of the Menlo Park City School District's director of special education at...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by lessons learned, on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:29 am | 35 comments | 6561 Views

MENLO PARK

Long-time city employee Pat Carson bids farewell to Menlo Park

Thirty-two years ago, Pat Carson came to work for the city of Menlo Park. Now the executive secretary to the city manager,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Curtis Brown Jr., on Dec 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 8 comments | 6560 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

The library will host the Final Friday Flick for September, on Friday September 25 at 7 PM. The film will be "Bolt." Rated...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Sep. 22, 2009
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OTHER TOPICS

Menlo School counselor, coach killed in boat crash

Michael Harris, who worked as counselor and assistant basketball coach at Menlo School, was killed early Sunday morning,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by lessons learned, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:27 am | 6 comments | 6545 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park gets started on two major rail crossing projects

The city of Menlo Park has taken initial steps on two major transportation projects designed to improve east-west connectivity...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by reason, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm | 68 comments | 6543 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Roger Reynolds site may sprout townhomes

When the Roger Reynolds Nursery & Carriage Stop abruptly closed in 2013 after 97 years in business, patrons lamented its...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by John, on Sep 7, 2014 at 8:22 am | 29 comments | 6541 Views

AROUND TOWN

12 arrested for providing alcohol to minors

Police in San Mateo County arrested 12 people Friday during an operation to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors....

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2013
Last comment by damn right, on May 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm | 11 comments | 6539 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air gets some noise from local residents

At least 150 people showed up in Atherton on Tuesday night (Sept. 30) for a public meeting with officials from Surf Air,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 36 comments | 6539 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Workshop ahead on water district's future

There is uncertainty ahead for residents within the Los Trancos County Water District. The district's seven-year habit of...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Portola Valley Resident, on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:11 pm | 1 comment | 6538 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 | 6537 Views

MENLO PARK

Special Report: Waiting for backup

Swirling a cup of coffee in the break room of the Menlo Park Police Department on a September afternoon, Felicia Byars is...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2007
Last comment by The Last Word?, on Dec 8, 2007 at 2:33 pm | 66 comments | 6532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Almanac launches new website

The Almanac has launched a new website designed to make the content more readable and accessible. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Warren Slocum, on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm | 4 comments | 6526 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man convicted of child molestation fails to appear for sentencing

A 50-year-old Menlo Park man found guilty of multiple counts of felony child molestation didn't show up for sentencing on...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Truth, on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm | 5 comments | 6526 Views

AROUND TOWN

DA Wagstaffe: FBI investigation 'manufactured'

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe isn't buying the allegation that his office is being investigated by the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Johnny Rocket, on Aug 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 92 comments | 6523 Views
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