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MENLO PARK

City to spend most of utility user tax revenue on new employee retirement benefits

Today the city issued several staff reports recommending that the UUT tax rate be kept at the maximum rate and that the majority...

Original post made by Finance Wonk on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by ElectionWatcher, on Feb 14, 2007 at 1:17 pm | 33 comments | 4883 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Ex-ballerina hosts South African dancers

When Woodside's Kristine Elliott Schwabacher heard about Dance For All, a program that teaches dance to young disadvantaged...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2008
Last comment by Chanique Mckok, on May 23, 2009 at 6:00 am | 2 comments | 4883 Views

MENLO PARK

Warren Slocum guest opinion: Housing donors needed for victims of Redwood City fire

Imagine how you would feel if you and your family lost everything in a fire and you couldn't find a new place to live? Read...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm | 7 comments | 4882 Views

MENLO PARK

Lawsuit filed against driver who struck 6-year-old twins

A Menlo Park family has filed a lawsuit against the driver of a car that reportedly jumped a curb and pinned two 6-year-old...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by javaplace, on Nov 28, 2013 at 2:34 pm | 7 comments | 4882 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

​Portola Valley: Kids with airsoft gun mistaken for armed suspect

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are wrapping up an investigation into a report that a man was seen with...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 22 comments | 4882 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park settles lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in police department

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously tonight to settle a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in the police department....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2007
Last comment by Susan, on Oct 15, 2007 at 10:09 am | 8 comments | 4880 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford event: school financing problems

<b>This report is from Stanford University</b> Michael Kirst, professor emeritus of education and of business administration,...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 11, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4878 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: King family drops lawsuit, will keep Tallwood house, for a price

For $10,000, Charles and Leslie King can resolve their dispute with Atherton over the fate of their new house on Tallwood...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by grant johnson, on Sep 30, 2008 at 4:49 pm | 3 comments | 4878 Views

MENLO PARK

M-A students collect food for needy families

Continuing their annual holiday tradition, students at Menlo-Atherton High School have collected more than 150,000 cans of...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Carolyn D, on Dec 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 4876 Views

OTHER TOPICS

When are bicyclists ever going to get it?

The following letter by Ted Bache was published in the Almanac's April 11 print edition: Editor: When on the road, car...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Apr. 12, 2007
Last comment by Dave, on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:45 pm | 16 comments | 4876 Views

AROUND TOWN

Independent bookstores fight for survival

Last Saturday night (9/30/06) I saw the film "Indies Under Fire" at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church theater in back of...

Original post made by JB on Oct. 1, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4875 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley School District names superintendent

Lisa Gonzales, an administrator with the Santa Clara County Office of Education, is the Portola Valley School District board's...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by a realist, on Jul 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 4875 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cover story: Stanley Hiller: Nice guy finishes first

From teenage aviation genius to rescuer of failing corporations, Stanley Hiller of Atherton, who died April 20 at age 81,...

Original post made on May. 5, 2008
Last comment by Shannon Borri, on May 5, 2008 at 7:15 am | 1 comment | 4872 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo finds itself in unusual position this late in WBAL race

==B Tuesday's girls' soccer:== With only four matches left in the regular season, the Menlo School girls' soccer team is...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hi, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm | 1 comment | 4871 Views

MENLO PARK

Signing posts with your real name.

I suggest all posts should be ignored that are not signed with a real name. They are simply hot air. This city deserves real...

Original post made by Marianne Dean on Apr. 8, 2007
Last comment by Jenna Jameson, on Apr 18, 2007 at 11:17 am | 13 comments | 4864 Views

MENLO PARK

More outdoor dining likely for Menlo Park

More outdoor dining may pop up along downtown Santa Cruz Avenue this summer. The Menlo Park City Council on June 2 voted...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Dana hendrickson, on Jun 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 29 comments | 4862 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Letter: Looking to define 'local produce'

I am seeking some clarification of the purpose of the Farmers' Market that I visited June 20 in Portola Valley. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by maggie, on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 16 comments | 4862 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ellen Pao and Kleiner Perkins part ways

Ellen Pao has maintained a low profile since news of her sex discrimination lawsuit against a Menlo Park venture capital...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by woodsider, on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 3 comments | 4861 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Making roads safer for bicyclists, walkers

An El Camino Real shrunken to four traffic lanes, with a shared bike and pedestrian trail on one side and a bike lane buffered...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Karen, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 4861 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mass-market hydrogen-powered car at Earth Fair

Of the several factory-manufactured cars parked with their hoods up at the 2015 Earth Fair in Woodside on Saturday, electric...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Keith Malone, California Fuel Cell Partnership, on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:31 am | 14 comments | 4860 Views
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