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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia high school district plans new school in 'Menlo Park area'

Enrollment projections for Menlo-Atherton High School show a 31 percent increase by the 2020-21 school year. That number...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by North Fair Oaks should not be divided, on Jan 17, 2014 at 9:37 am | 2 comments | 2603 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Judge lets defamation lawsuit proceed against John Woodell

A judge declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a fire board director against John Woodell, husband of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Jan 17, 2014 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1420 Views

ATHERTON

Aircraft noise over Atherton

Atherton residents have been making some noise of their own over the increase in aircraft noise that's resulted from a start-up...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Julie, on Jan 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 495 comments | 34244 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park rail policy unchanged

The Menlo Park City Council did not change its rail policy at its meeting last night (Jan. 14), but not because council members...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Fred, on Jan 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 1163 Views

SPORTS

Atherton council may be near deal on Little League park facilities

Menlo-Atherton Little League and the town of Atherton may be close to an agreement that will allow the sports league to build...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by LL Parent, on Jan 15, 2014 at 8:55 pm | 3 comments | 2380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home remodels require plumbing upgrades to reduce water use

With the start of the new year, and in the middle of a dry, dry winter, California residents face a new set of regulations...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Trevor, on Jan 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm | 3 comments | 2773 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ladera: Woman using fake license convinces teller to hand over $8,300 check

A woman carrying a fake Florida driver's license walked into the Chase bank in Ladera on Dec. 30 and convinced a teller to...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by gunste, on Jan 15, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 4 comments | 3591 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dancing Days Sale Jan 9-14, 2014

Start for $0 during Dancing Days Sale! For those new to Jazzercise, our classes are pure fun! Choreographed to today's...

Original post made by Menlo Park: Jazzercise Classes on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Meredith, on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments | 397 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: The food truck conundrum

Although we are sympathetic to the concerns of unfair competition raised by some Menlo Park restaurant owners, we do not...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by ann haley, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:15 am | 32 comments | 6834 Views

AROUND TOWN

High-speed rail, loan on Menlo Park council agenda

Menlo Park's City Council will consider whether to reverse a policy designed to keep high-speed rail out of the city; consider...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by stop studying and do, on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:40 am | 7 comments | 2310 Views

AROUND TOWN

When Considering Spending 25K On A New City Logo Design, Process Matters

When The Almanac reported this past week that Menlo Park spent $1800 on a new "Nutty The Squirrel" mascot costume, public...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Suspicious, on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:11 am | 1 comment | 313 Views

AROUND TOWN

Photoshop Elements Class at Atherton Library

Retouch your photos using Photoshop Elements. Learn how to smooth wrinkles and blemishes, whiten teeth, change eye color,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 260 Views

AROUND TOWN

Seton Medical Center is for sale.

San Mateo County Supervisors have recently committed $11,500,000 to Seton. Seton funded and staffed the Yes on Measure A...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jan. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 424 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rich resigns from Menlo school board

Laura Linkletter Rich, a member of the Menlo Park City School District board since 1998, is resigning her post, citing "increasing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by omg, on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 473 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Food truck fight comes to Planning Commission

Whether to allow Off the Grid to bring a changing roster of eight to 12 food trucks to the Menlo Park train station parking...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 13, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 87 comments | 9173 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Two men dead in Palo Alto house fire

Two men who were found dead after a Palo Alto house fire have been identified as Donald Schoennauer and his best friend,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by history guy, on Jan 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 2082 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district chief returns to work after paralyzing fall

About nine months after a catastrophic fall, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman is back on the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:34 am | 33 comments | 7263 Views

MENLO PARK

Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 22 comments | 5590 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Lone Survivor'

One word you won't see used to describe "Lone Survivor," the fact-based movie about a FUBAR Navy SEALs operation: "contemplative." Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by Jon, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:17 am | 7 comments | 8956 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Dedicating a fraction of the 1% County ad-valorem property tax to special districts

Supporters of Parks and Open-space have sought dedicated funds for their pet projects. Sales taxes were tried and failed...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 1781 Views
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