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ATHERTON

The Power of Unions

As a long-time observer of these forums, I read with interest about the retirement of Mike Wassman after the Almanac wrote...

Original post made by Joe D. on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:20 am | 65 comments | 3525 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council set to impose two-tier pension system

As the bureaucratic gears start turning to verify a citizen-led "pension reform" ballot initiative, Menlo Park's City Council...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | 196 comments | 16455 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Potential candidates now six

Another Menlo Park resident on record as opposing high-speed rail has pulled papers to run for City Council. Russell Peterson...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by morris brown, on Aug 9, 2010 at 10:47 pm | 24 comments | 2372 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Vendor blamed for missing voter guides

State leaders in Sacramento have unearthed clues partly explaining why some voters in San Mateo County were left empty-handed...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2010
Last comment by Always Suspicious, on Aug 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm | 1 comment | 1674 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Stem cells and their potential

Stem cells hold a promise of "enormous potential" for healing, says Dr. Jill Helms, a surgery professor and stem cell researcher...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2010
Last comment by , on Aug 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 2110 Views

AROUND TOWN

Solar flare up reaching Earth tonight

The Sun's surface flared up Sunday morning, expelling a mass of ionized atoms into the solar system. It will hit planet...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Adam Selene, on Aug 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 1491 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Raising 'extraordinary kids'

Author Rafe Esquith will discuss his new book, "Lighting Their Fires: How Parents and Teachers Can Raise Extraordinary Kids...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Aug 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 1653 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Architect joins architecture review board

The Woodside Town Council, in a unanimous vote, appointed resident and architect Thalia Lubin to the town's Architecture...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Aug 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm | 4 comments | 2940 Views

OTHER TOPICS

First-time homebuyers can still cash in

California residents have just over a week left to apply to the state's first-time buyer tax credit program, the Franchise...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Aug 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 1626 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: The upside of the downtown plan

After years of public meetings to learn what community members want our downtown to be like as we modernize over the coming...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by small towner, on Aug 7, 2010 at 12:53 pm | 5 comments | 1581 Views

MENLO PARK

City poised to settle lawsuit involving former Cadillac site on El Camino Real

The Menlo Park City Council is poised to approve a settlement agreement with a group called Concerned Citizens of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm | 3 comments | 1652 Views

MENLO PARK

Whole Foods exec: We're not coming to Menlo

News that Whole Foods may open a store at the abandoned Cadillac dealership at 1300 El Camino Real in Menlo Park had potential...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2008
Last comment by tom h., on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 25 comments | 3514 Views

AROUND TOWN

What to look for in November Council Candidates

Both Menlo Park and Atherton councils have three of their five seats up for election this November and it appears likely...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 2, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm | 5 comments | 1515 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council wants bidding process for choosing town attorney

An ad hoc committee of two council members and a handful of citizens will most likely help the Atherton City Council in the...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm | 6 comments | 2129 Views

WOODSIDE

Senate confirms new U.S. attorney

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed San Francisco attorney Melinda Haag as the new U.S. attorney for the Northern District...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Aug 6, 2010 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 2603 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's problems with the IRS

The Atherton City Manager reported on July 21, 2010 that three years worth of quarterly payroll returns have been amended....

Original post made by Bob Bigelow on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Aug 6, 2010 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 1532 Views

MENLO PARK

Police seek public's help in finding gunmen in home-invasion robbery in Menlo Park

Menlo Park police are asking the public to help them find two suspects in a home-invasion robbery in Menlo Park on July 31....

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Sorry, on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 1884 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon Gateway / Towers project: A New Survey or attempting to gather Endorsers?

Residents are getting calls regarding a Survey for the Bohannon Gateway -- Bohannon Towers project. Apparently if you...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Aug. 5, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Block party in downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park will hold its second and final block party of the summer on Wednesday, Aug. 11, featuring a performance by a Beatles...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Kurt Coman, on Aug 4, 2010 at 9:43 pm | 3 comments | 1702 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Releases Code Complaint on home of Charles Marsala

The following letter was forwarded to me today. It contains the results of an allegation that the home of Charles Marsala...

Original post made by mike murphy on Jul. 30, 2010
Last comment by Hmmmm, on Aug 4, 2010 at 12:37 am | 21 comments | 8079 Views
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