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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park plans to hike developer fees

City looks set to approve an ordinance Tuesday, Oct. 6, that would in many cases greatly increase fees paid by real estate...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 6, 2009 at 7:25 pm | 2 comments | 1190 Views

FICTION

Kepler's Best Sellers - Week of October 4, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1 Lost Symbol Dan Brown 2 Help Kathryn Stockett 3 Hardball Sara Paretsky 4 Gate At The Stairs Lorrie...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Oct. 6, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2487 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rail agency analyzes underground option

Peninsula residents crowded around tables, examined maps, shared their opinions and asked questions of officials representing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm | 16 comments | 2106 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A swimming success?

Three years after Menlo Park's controversial decision to let a private operator run its public pool, Menlo Swim and Sport...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Former MP resident, on Oct 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 7 comments | 1571 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College Continues Losing Ways! Why?

Dear President Haight, As a mother of three children and working a full time job I look forward to coming to my Son's...

Original post made by Nancy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by RHine@AlmanacNews.com, on Oct 6, 2009 at 11:52 am | 121 comments | 6096 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: NO on Parcel Tax

It's time for residents of Atherton to have a serious discussion about the upcoming parcel tax. Let me say in advance...

Original post made by Fiscally responsible on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Fiscally responsible, on Oct 6, 2009 at 10:09 am | 18 comments | 2042 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Public pension costs on the rise

With the fund for the California Public Employees' Retirement System dropping 23 percent in the 2008-09 fiscal year, local...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by RHine@AlmanacNews.com, on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:01 am | 51 comments | 2592 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Not-so-presidedntial Obama Worrisome

A resident of Sunnyvale Two very desirable and indeed necessary qualities for any president of the United States are wisdom...

Original post made by Peter F. Lindquist on Oct. 5, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1398 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big turnout for meeting on public employee pay

Menlo Park saw a big turnout Tuesday night for a meeting on city employee pay and benefits, but the great majority of the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 33 comments | 2187 Views

AROUND TOWN

Monday: Commission to review El Camino office proposal

Menlo Park's Planning Commission is scheduled to review a proposal to build a two-story office building on El Camino Real. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2009
Last comment by Woo Hoo!, on Oct 5, 2009 at 12:01 am | 1 comment | 1150 Views

SPORTS

Plenty of changes for 2009 prep football season

The 2009 high school football season will find a new team in the area and a handful of changes when things officially get...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2009
Last comment by RHine@AlmanacNews.com, on Oct 4, 2009 at 8:22 am | 2 comments | 1852 Views

MENLO PARK

Public hearing on El Camino development

Menlo Park will hold a public hearing before the City Council Tuesday, Oct. 6, on a proposed 110,000-square-foot, 40-foot-high...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by MOE, on Oct 2, 2009 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 1469 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight at Kepler's: Author Malinda Lo

Local author Malinda Lo will talk about her debut young-adult novel, "Ash," a retelling of the classic tale of Cinderella,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by Jimmy Sigona, on Oct 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Yard sale to benefit Menlo Children's Center

The Menlo Children's Center will hold a HUGE Yard Sale on Saturday, October 3, 8:00am - 1:00pm, featuring baby gear, toys,...

Original post made by Pop on Oct. 2, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1526 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Why we need a staff-size reduction policy

Why do we care about employee costs? Not surprisingly, employee costs constitute the single largest city expenditure. When...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by my take, on Oct 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm | 6 comments | 1615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school districts score among top 20 in state API test

Academic Performance Index scores are up and down, but overall, still very good at local elementary schools. And one district,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Oct 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 1579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Rail authority to hold 'open house'

The agency charged with designing the California high-speed rail project will hold a set of "open house" meetings in late...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Dave Montague, on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 1157 Views

AROUND TOWN

Food of India

The Atherton Library is hosting a Food of India program, part of the "One Book, One Community" events. The guest speaker...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Sep. 30, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1321 Views

WOODSIDE

Police Calls: Residential burglary in Atherton, four Rolex watches stolen in Portola Valley

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Andre Driscoll, on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:13 am | 1 comment | 2107 Views

SPORTS

Vikings Pop Warner football report

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings of the Pop Warner football league played the Berkley Jr. Bears in the fourth week of the season...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Sep 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 1769 Views
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