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ATHERTON

Atherton to refund some road-impact fees

Residents of Atherton have little to cheer about in considering the town government's straitened financial condition, but...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by John P Johns, on Jul 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 1855 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor says he will seek second term

Mayor Rich Cline will run for a second term on the Menlo Park City Council, he told The Almanac this week. He is the second...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm | 29 comments | 2382 Views

ATHERTON

Cats being poisoned in Atherton

09:07 ANIMAL CALL 100524016 Occurred on Stockbridge Av. .Residents advises that pet cats are returning injured when they...

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by colleen Anderson, on Jul 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm | 9 comments | 1904 Views

MENLO PARK

Divided council takes no official position on pension-reform initiative

At least two council members have declared their support for the citizen-driven pension reform ballot initiative, but the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jul 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm | 14 comments | 2403 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Top Secret America' lists Silicon Valley firms

More than 50 Silicon Valley-area companies have been named by the Washington Post as part of "Top Secret America," a network...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2010
Last comment by SINISTER, on Jul 26, 2010 at 8:01 am | 3 comments | 2298 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Those were the days

Unfortunately we don't know what kind of program these Portola Valley youngsters presented in 1924, although it surely was...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 26, 2010 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 3374 Views

SPORTS

MP Strikers Under 9 Boys Sweep NorCal Championship

The MP Strikers under 9 boys class one soccer team swept the NorCal Premier championship round with a resounding 4-1 win...

Original post made by J Morgan on Jun. 9, 2008
Last comment by Mario Bernazzani, on Jul 26, 2010 at 2:47 am | 5 comments | 4776 Views

ATHERTON

Former editor chooses jail over probation

Atherton resident Brian Pardee Bothun, a former reporter for the Daily Post and former editor of the Palo Alto Daily News,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm | 28 comments | 3307 Views

MENLO PARK

MP council begrudgingly approves settlement

They were peeved and frustrated in doing so, but Menlo Park City Council members last night (July 20) gritted their teeth...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by Deep Insider, on Jul 24, 2010 at 10:29 am | 7 comments | 2240 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park voters to decide whether hotel tax gets a boost

Voters will be asked to consider raising the hotel-occupancy tax in Menlo Park from 10 percent to 12 percent after the City...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 12 comments | 1804 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

The Atherton Town Council and staff posed for this photograph in 1952. From left, they are: City Clerk Howard Boren, council...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 1833 Views

MENLO PARK

Mayor Cline - don't bother me with facts or public input

Menlo Park Mayor Cline has just held another secret meeting - with himself. Such a meeting is perfectly legal but unwise....

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 17, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 23, 2010 at 8:49 am | 56 comments | 3136 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Renegotiate labor contracts for garbage service

Garbage rates for Menlo Park have increased dramatically in recent years, rising 18 percent in 2009 and 28 percent in 2010. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by A voter who has changed her mind., on Jul 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 1496 Views

MENLO PARK

Gutless Council punts again

It is time for either direct democracy in Menlo Park where the voters take on the responsibility of managing the City or...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm | 3 comments | 1325 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters sue over overtime, extra trips

Surprised is how Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District said he felt upon learning that...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm | 9 comments | 1942 Views

OTHER TOPICS

How To Build a Proper Bridge

While the SILICON VALLEY and BAY AREA struggle with bridges and tunnels along the coast, you can see how hard hit nations...

Original post made by R.GORDON on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by OpenMind, on Jul 22, 2010 at 7:10 am | 5 comments | 1514 Views

MENLO PARK

Pension initiative group seeks legal defense funds

The grassroots group that sponsored the Menlo Park pension reform initiative is trying to raise at least $35,000 in private...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 22, 2010 at 6:43 am | 41 comments | 3042 Views

MENLO PARK

County tries new locations for sidewalk trees

The San Mateo County Public Works Department is adjusting the locations of sidewalk planter boxes along Alameda de las Pulgas...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Plotter, on Jul 22, 2010 at 6:17 am | 2 comments | 1625 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Emerald Lake: Another mountain lion spotted

A mountain lion was seen feeding in the Emerald Lake Hills area Monday night - the third such sighting in the area this...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Renee F., on Jul 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment | 2147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Six cited for sale of alcohol to minors

Six adults were cited Friday (July 16) for the sale of alcohol to a minor in Menlo Park, police reported. A seventh was cited...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by one-fisted, on Jul 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm | 19 comments | 2595 Views
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