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FICTION

Fire board candidates respond to flap over ads

With a contract dispute unresolved and an election looming, the union that represents 93 firefighters in the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm | 9 comments | 5170 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Almanac editorial: Thomsen, Ferrando for high school board

<I>This editorial was published in the Oct. 21, 2009, issue of The Almanac.</I> With the seats of retiring members Sally...

Original post made by News Guy on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm | 9 comments | 2561 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Backyard chickens: Future story in The Almanac

Do you raise chickens in your backyard? Know someone who does? E-mail Almanac reporter Sean Howell at showell@almanacnews.com,...

Original post made by Sean Howell on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by , on Oct 21, 2009 at 3:39 pm | 3 comments | 1762 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Menlo Park council may OK office building at former Gaylord India restaurant site

A plan for a two-story office building on the east side of El Camino Real, near Buckthorn Way, could see approval from the...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by blame Stanford, on Oct 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 8 comments | 1550 Views

AROUND TOWN

Magic show at Atherton Library

Monday, October 26th, the Atherton Library presents a Halloween magic show by Magic Dan. For ages 3 and up. Sponsored by...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Oct. 20, 2009
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Origami program for Children

Wednesday October 21 at 3:30 PM students from Menlo School will teach children ages 3 and up how to make an origami jack...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Oct. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1583 Views

MOVIES

Film night at Atherton Library

Friday, October 23 the Atherton Library will be hosting a Hitchcock classic, "The Trouble with Harry" at 7 PM. Doors open...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Oct. 20, 2009
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AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - Week of Oct. 18, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1 Blood's A Rover James Ellroy 2 Help Kathryn Stockett 3 Lost Symbol Dan Brown 4 Juliet Naked Nick...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Oct. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1194 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain fatality is a teenage boy, police say

Another Caltrain-related fatality, believed to be a teenage boy, occurred about 10:50 p.m. Monday on the tracks about 50...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by KJI, on Oct 20, 2009 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1326 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: City missed chance for housing near transit

<I>This opinion by Menlo Park Councilman John Boyle was published in the Oct. 14, 2009, edition of The Almanac.</I> <B>By...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by Eoungh already, on Oct 19, 2009 at 10:21 am | 15 comments | 1799 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Monday: Eshoo town hall on health care reform

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, is holding a town hall meeting on health care reform on Monday, Oct. 19, in Redwood City....

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2009
Last comment by WildCatAlum, on Oct 18, 2009 at 9:06 pm | 1 comment | 1432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Las Lomitas teachers out of line

Teachers at Las Lomitas schools stepped out of character last week in an apparent effort to convince board members to give...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm | 2 comments | 2135 Views

ATHERTON

A legend in his own mind

With all of his experience in corporate finance, one would have thought Mayor Jerry Carlson would have figured out by now...

Original post made by arlan kranz on Oct. 17, 2009
Last comment by long memory, on Oct 18, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 3 comments | 1551 Views

MENLO PARK

Short Takes

<B>AWOL heirloom</B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8700 posted Wednesday, October...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Oct 17, 2009 at 8:09 pm | 1 comment | 1248 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Tonight: Candidates backing charter schools answer questions on school board election

Two candidates who support a public-education scene that includes robust charter schools are running for the governing board...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by jim watson, on Oct 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 4057 Views

MENLO PARK

Cargill proposal: City to consider taking a stand

Two Menlo Park City Council members and a former mayor are urging the city to take a stand against a project that would create...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Redwood City Port Opposes Cargill, on Oct 17, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 11 comments | 1813 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday: 'Bride of Frankenstein' in Menlo Park

The public is invited to join filmmaker and reference librarian Nick Szegda and book group leader Lauren John at the Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2009
Last comment by Roman Polanksi, on Oct 17, 2009 at 5:37 pm | 2 comments | 1607 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Letter: Portola Valley measures support vital services

<I>This letter from Jon Silver, former Portola Valley councilman, was published in the Oct. 14, 2009, edition of The Almanac.</I> In...

Original post made by RHine@AlmanacNews.com on Oct. 17, 2009
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OTHER TOPICS

Where were you when the Loma Prieta quake struck?

When the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on Oct. 17, 1989, I was on Caltrain, returning to San Francisco to watch the World...

Original post made by RHine@AlmanacNews.com on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by AC, on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:50 am | 11 comments | 1870 Views

MENLO PARK

County Wasting Dollars?

Why is San Mateo County wasting tens of thousands of dollars resurfacing Santa Cruz Ave between Sand Hill and the Alameda....

Original post made by Waste Not on Oct. 16, 2009
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