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AROUND TOWN

High rent forces out local advocate of affordable housing

Elizabeth Lasensky stood in front of Eileen Donahoe's Portola Valley residence on a chilly night in February 2007, waiting...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by not a fan, on Dec 1, 2009 at 10:38 am | 25 comments | 2136 Views

AROUND TOWN

Asian Art Museum program at Atherton Library

A docent from the Asian Art Museum will give a slide lecture on their newest exhibit, "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Dec. 1, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1481 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grandparenting program at Atherton Library

Be a go-to grandparent whether you're near or far. Join Donne Davis, a contributor to "The Art of Grandparenting," for conversation...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Dec. 1, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1301 Views

ATHERTON

High-speed rail planners ramp up communication spending; locals skeptical

Critics see the new $9 million public relations contract as an effort to stifle dissent, rather than promote dialogue. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by OH NO IT IS REAL, on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 6 comments | 1966 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Another option for rail corridor

Are there alternatives for bringing a high-speed rail connection from San Jose to San Francisco that won't involve a king's...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 25 comments | 2118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley struggles with defining open space

The state has a definition for open space in a town's general plan, and Portola Valley is now working on a related definition:...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2009
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Nov 30, 2009 at 5:15 pm | 3 comments | 1635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ristorante Mataro opens in downtown Menlo

Ristorante Mataro, Menlo Park's newest Italian restaurant, recently opened at 827 Santa Cruz Ave. in space formerly occupied...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by yummo!, on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:26 pm | 9 comments | 2004 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Paying twice for rail authority's PR

It was disturbing and I thought unfair when taxpayer dollars were used to promote a ballot measure that I opposed —...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by sorry, what?, on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:02 am | 7 comments | 1858 Views

WOODSIDE

Sprinkler system douses home office fire

An interior sprinkler system extinguished a home-office fire on Buck Court in Woodside before firefighters arrived and before...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Satire, on Nov 29, 2009 at 7:17 am | 46 comments | 4864 Views

MENLO PARK

High rent forces out local advocate of affordable housing

Elizabeth Lasensky advocated for a number of local causes, pulling no punches in criticizing Menlo Park's "old guard." Read...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2009
Last comment by huh?, on Nov 28, 2009 at 9:45 am | 3 comments | 1338 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Country Club faces uphill battle in opening door for expansion

The Menlo Country Club, a private golf course that sits along Woodside Road across from Woodside High School, may be thought...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 5 comments | 2086 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Many unanswered questions on Menlo Gateway project

While the Menlo Gateway project is an attractive proposal, and the developer has presented persuasive arguments in support...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2009
Last comment by Intrigued, on Nov 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 1389 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In favor of low density downtown

I have been a Menlo Park resident since 1998 and am a regular shopper and diner in the town. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8832...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Long time resident, on Nov 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm | 14 comments | 1962 Views

WOODSIDE

Menlo Park man chases burglar

A Menlo Park man chased a burglar from his home Friday, Nov. 13, though he wasn't able to recover the antique doormats the...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by nancy sanders, on Nov 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment | 1983 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon deal might hinge on cutting car trips

Reducing traffic, carbon emissions will be a focal point in negotiations over Menlo Park development project. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by not enuff, on Nov 25, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 1342 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by slight abdominal bulge, on Nov 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 27 comments | 3377 Views

AROUND TOWN

Preuss Pharmacy in downtown Menlo Park to close; business sold to Safeway

Preuss Pharmacy, in business in downtown Menlo Park since 1947, will close Nov. 19, owner and chief pharmacist John Celedon...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Chris Preimesberger, on Nov 24, 2009 at 3:37 pm | 16 comments | 2382 Views

AROUND TOWN

Homeless shelter at VA still looking for new home

The 60-bed Clara Mateo shelter on the campus of the Menlo Park Veterans Affairs hospital is still looking for a new home. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by tgodfrey, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1530 Views

MENLO PARK

Laurel student, 6, dies in hit-and-run crash

The 6-year-old Menlo Park girl who died after a hit-and-run accident Thursday has been identified as Lisa Xaiver, a student...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by David, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 15 comments | 2887 Views

MENLO PARK

The rotten apples living in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Atherton

Please view: Diridon's Rotten Apples comment from the Nov 5th board meeting on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRecXlwFXWA Not...

Original post made by morris brown on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Helen, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:18 pm | 13 comments | 2307 Views
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