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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park signs off on Facebook agreement

The Menlo Park City Council voted 5-0 on Jan. 22 to approve a contract that includes $1.7 million distributed to the city...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by renter, on Jan 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 1010 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside bans plastic bags at checkout counters

To encourage the use of reusable shopping bags, Woodside will follow the lead of county government and ban flimsy plastic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments | 1194 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Local effort to help Guatemalan women

Sallie DeGolia of Portola Valley reads aloud to Guatemalan children from the community of San Jorge during a visit that included...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Harry Turner, on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 9 comments | 11862 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook, Menlo come to terms over new campus

Looks as if Menlo Park got many of the items on its wish list for the development agreement related to Facebook's plans to...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Jan 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 1305 Views

AROUND TOWN

POST acquires 1,000 more acres of open space

The Peninsula Open Space Trust is richer in open space by nearly 1,000 acres after spending about $13.6 million for three...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Suzanne, on Jan 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 1073 Views

MENLO PARK

Opinion: Hard lesson learned in downtown plan

Some Menlo Park City Council members and others have expressed dismay that the proportion of housing and retail is small...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:24 am | 17 comments | 2733 Views

OTHER TOPICS

SamTrans buying 25 hybrid buses

The San Mateo County Transit District is adding 25 new hybrid buses manufactured by a Hayward company to its fleet by...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm | 5 comments | 1515 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Compensation cuts OK'd by council

The town of Atherton's unrepresented employees will take a hit in their total compensation package, as expected, but under...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by MJ, on Jan 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 1189 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District dissolution survey

I have created a survey regarding dissolution of Sequoia Healthcare District. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W7S7XZM Please...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 23, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm | 16 comments | 1753 Views

MENLO PARK

CalPERS rules that contract work by retired city of Menlo Park personnel director is illegal

The state's retirement agency took a hard line against a retired city employee collecting a pension while working as a contractor...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by concerned, on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 12 comments | 3167 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside revisits plastic bag ban

With the county Board of Supervisors banning the flimsy "single-use" plastic bags at retail check-out counters in unincorporated...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1370 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District spends $25,000 for Membership in RWC 2020. Why?

Sequoia Healthcare District used to include Membership in RWC 2020 as an Administrative expenditure in their budget. Last...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by community support up in Emerald, on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:59 am | 3 comments | 1135 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

School parcel tax vote likely in Portola Valley

Voters are likely to be asked this spring to renew and boost the Portola Valley School District's parcel tax, which last...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Over-Reach, on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:04 am | 4 comments | 1307 Views

AROUND TOWN

Harbaugh Bowl I

I am really looking forward to Harbaugh Bowl I. I am rooting for the younger brother to win. Go Niners!...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jan. 20, 2013
Last comment by Walt, on Jan 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm | 1 comment | 920 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Stanford officials look to solve Searsville dilemma

Stanford University officials are facing a mountain of decisions regarding what to do with Searsville Reservoir, which is...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Matt S., on Jan 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 4252 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton city manager pay talks go private

Should the new city manager's salary be increased now that he's decided not to live in the town-owned house that was to be...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Olive, on Jan 19, 2013 at 11:30 am | 8 comments | 1894 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisor Don Horsley recommends Lie Detector tests.

This might be one of best ideas he has come up with. He has refused to speak to reporters since January 11th 2013. The Long...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Poly-who-ha, on Jan 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm | 3 comments | 1810 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Banning bags on its own terms

Reluctant to cede control to San Mateo County, the Menlo Park City Council wants to add a clause to the proposed ban on single-use...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by Cherie, on Jan 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm | 8 comments | 1373 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia HCD subsidy of Sequoia Hospital

I have questioned my board about the Sequoia Healthcare District's continued subsidy of Sequoia Hospital, which it no longer...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 18, 2013 at 8:41 am | 4 comments | 1828 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Plenty of healthy substitutes for milk

A frequent bugaboo of the "fiscal cliff" debacle was the "milk cliff," the threat of milk prices doubling if Congress failed...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Lactose intolerant, on Jan 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 5 comments | 1758 Views
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