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AROUND TOWN

Invitation to Measure M supporters to engage in an open dialogue

The voters of Menlo Park deserve to be fully informed regarding Measure M. Pick any one of the following issues: 1 -...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 15, 2014 at 8:25 am | 1 comment | 108 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to spend $45,000 on drought outreach

The city's water fund will chip in $45,000 to help get the word out about mandatory water conservation measures to customers...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Louise68, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:03 am | 14 comments | 1299 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Mary Kom'

Mary Kom holds enough world boxing championship titles and influence in the sport to merit a keen cinematic look at her career's...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chan Iyer, on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 1859 Views

MENLO PARK

Greenheart obnoxious billboard sized sign at 1300 El Camino

Greeheart has just put up a billboard sized sign on the 1300 El Camino property. see: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15224874741_ce56f85dbb_b.jpg and http://farm4.st...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 5 comments | 236 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequel to Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts

Since I first posted Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts http://www.almanacnews.com/square/2014/08/01/dissolution-dialogue-on-healthcare-districts...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Sep 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 15 comments | 367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How Tinsley program affects students

When students from the Ravenswood school district transfer to other Midpeninsula schools through the Tinsley program, they...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by Former Tinsley Student, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:55 am | 5 comments | 1581 Views

MENLO PARK

Two injured in Menlo Park accident

Two people were injured in a rear-end collision at the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Chilco Street at about 11...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:55 am | 3 comments | 1113 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure M freezes Menlo Park into the past

Measure M freezes these definition: ECR SPECIFIC PLAN AREA VOTER-ADOPTED DEVELOPMENT DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS. 1 - ECR...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:37 am | 12 comments | 395 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton, Menlo Park: Cops focus on distracted driving

A contingent of seven or eight motorcycle officers from around San Mateo County will be in Menlo Park and Atherton on Friday...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Gimme a break, on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm | 23 comments | 1943 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

$2.5 million Portola Valley tank gets stolen from Paul Allen

Eccentric Paul Allen is Seattle's version of Larry Ellison. Story in the Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Paul-Allen-sues-over-German-tank-purchase-gone-bad-5749592....

Original post made by tankgirl on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 139 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Global Warming Alarmists Plan March in New York City

On September 21st Global Warming Alarmists are planning a march in New York City for “global warming awareness,” even though...

Original post made by Frosty the Snowman on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Frosty melts on the open field, on Sep 13, 2014 at 8:08 am | 2 comments | 100 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park holds forum on general plan update

Menlo Park has plans -- a lot of them: the specific plan, the housing plan, the Willow business area plan, the Belle Haven...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm | 15 comments | 566 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Learning by doing: Students acquire multiple skills by working on projects

Portola Valley teachers spent some time being students this summer; learning about project-based learning, in which students...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Margot Rawlins, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 2 comments | 1559 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Three Woodside High students accused in marijuana cookie incident

Crime and accident reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/09/11/police-calls-three-woodside-high-students-accused-in-...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 1457 Views

MENLO PARK

Obituary: David Michael Cleary

A memorial service to celebrate the life of David Michael Cleary was held May 29 at the Ladera Recreation Center in Ladera....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Bradley B., on Sep 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm | 1 comment | 32 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Public hearing on housing element

A public hearing on Atherton's housing element, a state-mandated plan for providing housing to people of all income levels,...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 166 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tips on handling a mountain lion encounter

Mountain lion sightings are not uncommon on the Midpeninsula. Local officials are reminding residents of the best way to...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Sep 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm | 2 comments | 762 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: City newsletter criticized for bias against Measure M

Menlo Focus, the city's quarterly newsletter, generally garners only as much attention as it takes to decide whether to read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm | 129 comments | 4128 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: An 'almost-ran' explains his change of heart

It's been a while since I've posted on my Almanac blog. One reason was that I was seriously considering running for City...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Sep 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm | 7 comments | 264 Views

MENLO PARK

All lanes reopened after major injury accident on 101

The roadway has reopened after three lanes were shutdown on the southbound U.S. 101 in Menlo Park due to a major injury...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Boardermom, on Sep 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 6 comments | 1474 Views
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