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ATHERTON

Council appoints interim Town Manager in secret

Sadly our Town Council has considered three unnamed candidates for the position of interim Town Manager and has selected...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Oct. 18, 2010
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Oct 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 12 comments | 1720 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Monday: pros and cons on state ballot measures

The South San Mateo County League of Women Voters will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in Menlo Park on the...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 19, 2010 at 11:05 am | 4 comments | 1779 Views

AROUND TOWN

Old fire engine returns to Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is now possession of a red convertible, but as to whether it has the magnetic appeal...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2010
Last comment by mpnative, on Oct 19, 2010 at 9:18 am | 2 comments | 1557 Views

WOODSIDE

Trail key day

On Saturday, Oct. 23, all Woodside Trail Club members will exchange their gate keys for new ones. What a wonderful opportunity...

Original post made by Susanna McAdam on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by Carole F, on Oct 19, 2010 at 6:04 am | 1 comment | 2581 Views

MENLO PARK

Voter's Guide: Measure L for "Limit" on pension benefits

Public employee pension plans garnered nationwide attention as the recession chipped away at city financial reserves, and...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Oct 19, 2010 at 5:54 am | 5 comments | 1586 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

PV council accepts the inevitable on cell phone tower

It may be a faux tree, it may be a tasteful pole, it may even be an objet d'art, but a 50- to 55-foot cell phone tower will...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm | 10 comments | 3046 Views

AROUND TOWN

What Constitutes a "Personal Attack?"

Those who pay attention to The Almanac’s Town Square website have witnessed a disturbing trend during the past few weeks....

Original post made by POGO on Oct. 17, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm | 6 comments | 2248 Views

MENLO PARK

Voter's Guide: Six vie for three seats on Menlo Park City Council

Four years ago, six candidates vied for three seats on the Menlo Park City Council, and this year is no different. But breaking...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by Almanac Lover, on Oct 18, 2010 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 1651 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Assistant city manager resigns

In the wake of Atherton City Manager Jerry Gruber's resignation, Assistant City Manager Eileen Wilkerson has announced her...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 22 comments | 2104 Views

ATHERTON

Ethics Hearings Part Two

Dear Almanac Editors: For next Wednesday's Atherton Council Meeting, the closed session agenda shows the first item of...

Original post made by stunned yet again on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 18, 2010 at 7:33 am | 2 comments | 1442 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: El Camino blocked due to fatal accident

A person was killed in Atherton this morning when a vehicle apparently hit a pedestrian on El Camino Real, police said. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 19 comments | 3531 Views

MENLO PARK

Voter's Guide: Measure T would allow Bohannon to build office-hotel complex

Measure T, the Bohannon Menlo Gateway project, is the ballot measure that almost wasn't. Despite the 4-1 vote by the Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by No More No Birds, on Oct 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 6 comments | 1870 Views

MENLO PARK

David Bohannon races back to Menlo Park Politics

In Feb. 2007, the Almanac posted an article wherein David Bohannon stated he was no long going to be involved in Menlo Park...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 17, 2010
Last comment by Andy Cohen, on Oct 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm | 1 comment | 1379 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon sends out vicious hit pieces against Chuck Bernstein

Well David Bohannon has sent, through the mail, 2 vicious hit pieces that apparently were received by many Menlo Park Voters....

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 15, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 8 comments | 1864 Views

ATHERTON

Stop the bashing of people directly.

You can talk about the issues, but please stop bashing people directly. May I remind everyone our City Council works out...

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:37 am | 10 comments | 1621 Views

ATHERTON

Voter's Guide: Atherton candidates offer ideas for fixing town

Four residents vying for three seats on the Atherton City Council address issues ranging from eliminating the town budget's...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by curious, on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:13 am | 25 comments | 1994 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Police Fiddle While Atherton Burns

Two people have died on El Camino in the last two weeks. Two more were the victims of violent crime in Atherton (a sexual...

Original post made by Cut the !$!$%! on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by ain't that the truth, on Oct 17, 2010 at 9:47 am | 2 comments | 1299 Views

AROUND TOWN

High-speed-rail planners present proposal for downtown station in Redwood City

Engineers and program managers from the California High-Speed Rail Authority held a community meeting in Redwood City...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by PTail, on Oct 17, 2010 at 9:11 am | 9 comments | 2138 Views

ATHERTON

Selecting a City Attorney

Wynne Furth has gotten some bad press lately. This is both unfortunate and unfair to Ms. Furth. Wynne Furth was put in...

Original post made by John P Johns on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by name game, on Oct 17, 2010 at 8:25 am | 27 comments | 1859 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's new gym opens Saturday

The community gets its first tour of the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 16, when the city hosts a grand opening...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by neighbor, on Oct 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm | 3 comments | 1620 Views
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