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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury: County misled public about its finances

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report July 22 that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 4664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County manager John Maltbie responds to grand jury report on budgets

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=14067 posted Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:50 PM...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1247 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Nak's Oriental Market to stay open

Good news. Nak's Oriental Market — Menlo Park's last downtown mom-and-pop grocery store — will stay in business....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by shira, on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 8 comments | 5777 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Hot food at farmers' market

As Portola Valley's Thursday afternoon farmers' market heads into its first fall season, an expansion is coming: the market...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by mollie, on Sep 9, 2013 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | 1142 Views

MENLO PARK

Has anyone noticed the city "Brain Drain"?

Has anyone noticed the moving on of veteran city staff? Not retirements. Moving on to bigger, better, more lucrative cities....

Original post made by Long Time Menlo Man on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 798 Views

MENLO PARK

Roger Reynolds Nursery closes after 97 years

After 97 years in the same location in Menlo Park, Roger Reynolds Nursery & Carriage Stop "has closed its doors for the last...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Digger, on Sep 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 25 comments | 3895 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Nak's Oriental Market fights for its life

After nearly five decades of selling groceries, Nak's Oriental Market in Menlo Park is struggling to stay in business despite...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by John Peery, on Sep 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 18 comments | 4073 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook starts building second Menlo Park campus

Facebook has broken ground on its second campus in Menlo Park, which was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry to resemble...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by interesting, on Sep 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm | 2 comments | 2068 Views

MENLO PARK

New interim Menlo Park fire chief appointed

As Chief Harold Schapelhouman continues to [http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=14072 ==B recuperate==], the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Anne, on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:33 am | 8 comments | 1496 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest article: CDC says Lyme disease is much bigger risk than previously thought

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that Lyme disease is a much more significant health...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by barb, on Sep 7, 2013 at 6:50 am | 1 comment | 6061 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the Air Day' Saturday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has designated Saturday, Sept. 7, a "Spare the Air Day." Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
There are no comments yet. 783 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Another look at downtown plan

After hearing months of strong criticism that despite conforming to the city's new El Camino/downtown specific plan, Stanford's...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm | 13 comments | 1756 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ruling sparks hope for high-speed-rail critics

A fresh verdict from a Sacramento County judge threatens the one source of money that high-speed-rail officials felt was...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Sep 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm | 4 comments | 1160 Views

SPORTS

Sunday: Belle Haven Pool celebration

Belle Haven Pool will host the Menlo Masters and the Belle Haven aquatic community for a Menlo United celebration from 1...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by guppigirl, on Sep 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 9042 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sept. 12: Housing element workshop

Menlo Park's "housing element" has made the news all year, but what exactly is a housing element? The Housing Leadership...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Sep 6, 2013 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 995 Views

ATHERTON

limited partnership offers $2.5 million for City Councilman's home

[Post removed. Please do not engage in speculation.]...

Original post made by Andy Coolidge on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Intero Realtor, on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm | 1 comment | 914 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Hosts of Obama visit may be off the hook for extra police, public works costs

The town of Atherton is likely to drop its efforts to require two Atherton couples who hosted fundraising events for President...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 34 comments | 2655 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Closed Circuit'

You've seen worse than the new legal thriller "Closed Circuit," but you've also seen a lot better. Despite breathless proclamations...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Jim Madison, on Sep 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 2313 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside superintendent's pay to top $200,000

Beth Polito's contract as superintendent/principal of the Woodside Elementary School District has been renewed for three...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by LH, on Sep 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments | 4296 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police find truck driver at fault in collision that killed cyclist Amelie Le Moullac

San Francisco's police chief said on Aug. 29 that a big-rig driver has been found at fault in a collision that killed bicyclist...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Jessie Jewii, on Sep 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm | 5 comments | 2940 Views
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