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When public meets private

What would the towns in The Almanac's circulation area Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside be like if it...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by , on Mar 19, 2009 at 11:47 pm | 2 comments | 1965 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Fire prompts four-alarm response

Firefighters are at the scene a four-alarm fire at 1050 University Drive at Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park, across...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2009 at 11:07 pm | 11 comments | 2062 Views

MENLO PARK

Photos from the scene of the fire in downtown Menlo Park

Firefighters cut through the walls in the office area above Calla clothing boutique to get to the source of the fire. Photo...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1693 Views

MENLO PARK

Mayor says city will consider raising tax

Taxing residents might be the best way to balance Menlo Park's budget, Mayor Heyward Robinson said in his March 10 "state...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by angela, on Mar 18, 2009 at 8:48 am | 8 comments | 1688 Views

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Teens, young women at highest risk from chlamydia, most commonly reported infection in county

In school, Julia Ransohoff learned about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and got a bit lost. "It seemed like a barrage...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2008
Last comment by Latraya, on Mar 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 4 comments | 2424 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district acts to slow spending

Bracing for potential tough financial times ahead, the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, during a special...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Mar 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm | 3 comments | 1661 Views

MENLO PARK

Former transportation secretary dies at 82

Claude Stout Brinegar, who served as the nation's third secretary of transportation, died March 13 at Classic Hyatt Care...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Mar 17, 2009 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 1689 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Time for Portola Valley to adopt fire map

In the last few years, California has been plagued with wildland forest fires, many in populated areas, that have caused...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime Hillview Middle School principal to retire in June

Mike Moore, the principal of Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park for the past 23 years, announced today (March 16) that...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by DCM, on Mar 17, 2009 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 1871 Views

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Juveniles escape La Honda detention facility

Five juveniles escaped from a San Mateo County detention facility in La Honda on Friday night and were found by a K-9...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2009
Last comment by Holden Cells, on Mar 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 1983 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - Week of March 15, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1 Fault Line - Barry Eisler 2 Cutting For Stone - Abraham Verghese 3 Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Mar. 16, 2009
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Original musical debuts this week

"Puah's Midwife Crisis," written and directed by Cheryl Goodman-Morris of Portola Valley, opens Friday, March 20, for two...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2009
Last comment by Carla Hartley, on Mar 16, 2009 at 8:44 am | 1 comment | 1832 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton hires new city attorney

Wynne Furth, Atherton's new city attorney, will make her debut tonight at the Wednesday, Feb. 18, city council meeting. Ms....

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Fiscally responsible, on Mar 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm | 5 comments | 2084 Views

WOODSIDE

Ellison wins 60% tax cut on Woodside estate

Woodside billionaire Larry Ellison will get an estimated $3.06 million refund from property taxes he's paid since 2004 on...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2008
Last comment by another editor, on Mar 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm | 9 comments | 6258 Views

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Some changes to Town Square

As I'm sure Town Square readers and posters have noticed, we recently added a feature allowing users to report comments that...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Brielle Johnck, on Mar 15, 2009 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 1888 Views

MENLO PARK

Mayor Robinson wants to raise the UUT Tax

Mayor Robinson was quite clear in his state of the City speech last evening that he wants to raise the UUT tax rate. Well...

Original post made by observer on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by be fair, on Mar 14, 2009 at 7:02 pm | 6 comments | 2046 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bury the high-speed train rails, say local officials

When it comes to deciding how high-speed trains will shoot up the Peninsula, officials in Atherton and Menlo Park have pretty...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jay Tulock, on Mar 14, 2009 at 5:20 pm | 30 comments | 2447 Views

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County pays $6.8 million to settle fraud suit

San Mateo County has agreed to pay $6.8 million to the U.S. government to resolve allegations that the San Mateo Medical...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2009
Last comment by Joan, on Mar 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 1779 Views

MENLO PARK

Winter doesn't stop these swimmers

You could reasonably expect Burgess Pool to be mostly empty this time of year, save for a hardened few. A weekend dip in...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by even more reality, on Mar 14, 2009 at 9:50 am | 31 comments | 2033 Views

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Food: Lulu's holds grand opening Monday in Palo Alto

Lulu's taqueria at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto will have its grand opening on Monday, March 9. Its sister taqueria,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Not impressed, on Mar 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 1811 Views
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