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AROUND TOWN

Update: Filoli executive talks about moving past recent turmoil

Filoli's beleaguered executive director, Cynthia D'Agosta, who had refused to speak to the Almanac since Feb. 15, sat down...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Concerned Volunteer, 3 minutes ago | 21 comments | 3010 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury rejects Ellen Pao's claim of gender bias by Kleiner Perkins

After two full days of deliberation following an almost month-long trial, a jury on Friday found in favor of venture capital...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by I didn't know that, 15 minutes ago | 20 comments | 1969 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to look at extending parking time limits downtown

Menlo Park will be looking at four changes to downtown parking, including letting people park in the downtown plazas for...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by MP standards, 1 hour ago | 26 comments | 2388 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man cited after claiming to be police officer

A "driving incident" on Crane Street led to the citation of a Menlo Park man for allegedly impersonating a police officer. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Makes sense, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 1500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park police officer honored for work with kids

Going to school pays off, both for the students and for the Menlo Park police officer whose mission it is to make sure the...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 746 Views

ATHERTON

Another daytime car burglary reported in Holbrook-Palmer Park

For the second time in a little more than a week, Holbrook-Palmer Park was the site of a broad-daylight vehicle burglary...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 877 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon's Menlo Gateway hotel project moving forward

A new full-service luxury hotel is on Menlo Park's horizon: Developer David Bohannon said he has found a "very capable, very...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Kevin, 21 hours ago | 13 comments | 3627 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly student tells of school stress: 'Students are gasping for air'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 30, 2015 at 7:02 am | 14 comments | 2815 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituary: John Bacon, 84, of Atherton; long career in lumber, nursery business

Funeral services are set for Friday morning, Nov. 21, for John William Bacon, who died at his Atherton home of cardiac arrest...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Cecelia Roddy, on Mar 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm | 1 comment | 610 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park plans next steps to improve rail crossing safety

People disagree on whether railroad tracks should be elevated above the street or buried underground in Menlo Park, and whether...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Carab1n3r, on Mar 29, 2015 at 5:16 pm | 43 comments | 2689 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hands-on learning

Many students at Menlo-Atherton High School are going on to college after they graduate. Assuming they have had the full...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Mar 29, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 2 comments | 362 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Jose Police Officer Killed

A San Jose Police Officer was killed today. I will be waiting with baited breath for the protests and riots regarding his...

Original post made by Menlo Voter on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm | 12 comments | 612 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Two cited for buying minors alcohol

Two adults were cited for misdemeanors after they bought alcohol for a minor decoy working on behalf of the Menlo Park Police...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Shirley, on Mar 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 770 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton couple's $50 million donation is part of pledge to give away half their wealth

Mark and Mary Stevens, the Atherton couple who have given $50 million to USC's Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, are...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Susan Bird, on Mar 28, 2015 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 2935 Views

WOODSIDE

Hydrogen fuel station planned for Skylonda

Electric cars and their charging stations have had the alternative-fuel spotlight mostly to themselves in Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2015
Last comment by Hans, on Mar 28, 2015 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 1347 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former district attorney Keith Sorenson dies at 93

Keith C. Sorenson, the district attorney in San Mateo County from 1953 to 1982, has died. Mr. Sorenson played a major role...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm | 2 comments | 797 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Kudos to watchdog and city, but herbicide spraying issue is unresolved

Janet Davis of the Stanford Weekend Acres neighborhood, known by many as a watchdog of public works and traffic-related services...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Evan Snyder, on Mar 27, 2015 at 9:35 am | 1 comment | 960 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission studies El Camino Real options

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will hold a study session tonight (March 23) to evaluate how to improve El Camino Real,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Joseph Baloney, on Mar 26, 2015 at 8:42 pm | 34 comments | 1972 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton couple give brain research institute $50 million

Mark and Mary Stevens of Atherton have given the University of Southern California $50 million to endow and name the USC...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by Lselkins, on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 2234 Views

MENLO PARK

Lawsuit against Menlo Park fire district over crash is dismissed

A lawsuit brought against the Menlo Park Fire Protection District over a collision between a car and an emergency vehicle...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 25, 2015 at 7:48 am | 12 comments | 1661 Views
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A Glimpse into local HS Suicide
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Deny the 429 Univ Ave Project Appeal
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Water War & Peace
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