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AROUND TOWN

Upcoming events at Atherton Library

Summer Reading Program starts June 1st. All ages are welcome to participate. The theme is "Reading is So Delicious!" Come...

Original post made by Atherton Library on May. 29, 2013
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AROUND TOWN

Learning and giving: A two-way street for local kids and seniors

Karen Rynewicz teaches fourth-graders in a school that's among the highest-achieving in the state. It's located in a town...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by , on May 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm | 1 comment | 781 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Enrollment surge may alter attendance boundaries

It appears that some Menlo Park, Atherton and Ladera parents planning on sending their teenagers to Menlo-Atherton High School...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by Menlo mom, on May 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm | 1 comment | 1268 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sharing from the garden

The second Garden Share event under the redwoods at Portola Valley Town Center drew a gathering of 20 or 25 people and a...

Original post made on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Jan Schachter, on May 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm | 6 comments | 778 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook may foot bill for Belle Haven substation

Menlo Park appears closer than ever to completing its nearly decade-long quest to open a functioning police substation in...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on May 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 871 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: What will new school look like, and how much should it cost?

What kind of school do Menlo Park City School District residents want to see built on the district's former O'Connor School...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by whatever, on May 28, 2013 at 11:51 am | 3 comments | 3121 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Lawsuit filed over car collision with horses on I-280

A lawsuit has been filed by Menlo Park physician Dr. Jean W. Gillon over an incident in the early morning darkness of Dec....

Original post made on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Steel Magnolia, on May 28, 2013 at 1:11 am | 2 comments | 872 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Most scientists agree about climate change

A review of 12,000 papers on climate change, in the May 15 issue of the "Environmental Research Letters," found that 97...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by gosh it sprinkled today so NO WARMING, on May 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm | 13 comments | 21575 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park transportation commissioner resigns, criticizing city staff

Menlo Park Transportation Commissioner Charlie Bourne resigned on May 21 after nearly six years of service, citing Brown...

Original post made on May. 23, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm | 25 comments | 1801 Views

MENLO PARK

Wanted: Community bloggers

The Almanac Online is seeking community bloggers. Readers who have a passion or expertise, or who are interested in sharing...

Original post made on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 26, 2013 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 817 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood hires new superintendent

An administrator from a Sacramento-area school district will become the new superintendent of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood...

Original post made on May. 26, 2013
Last comment by , on May 26, 2013 at 9:56 am | 3 comments | 826 Views

AROUND TOWN

Whos is the best Bay Area Surgeon for Total Knee Replacement Surgery

I need a total knee replacement. Four names come to mind and I am soliciting Almanac readers for their opinions on who is...

Original post made by Gimpy on May. 26, 2013
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AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Windy Hill band plays at Club Fox

It's called "Lonesome Garbage Man" and it's the second album just released by Windy Hill, the local bluegrass band known...

Original post made on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by , on May 24, 2013 at 11:06 am | 1 comment | 881 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo may restore library hours, add red-light camera

How do you spend $75.5 million in one fiscal year? Menlo Park plans to answer that question as the city's 2013-2014 budget...

Original post made on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by Roger, on May 24, 2013 at 6:56 am | 1 comment | 945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grab Bag Theater stages 'Babes in Arms'

The student-run youth theater group Grab Bag Theater will stage Rogers & Harts' "Babes in Arms" at 7 p.m. on three nights...

Original post made on May. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mark Wilson, on May 23, 2013 at 11:16 pm | 2 comments | 1132 Views

MENLO PARK

City clerk leaving Menlo Park

Menlo Park needs to break out the recruitment ads once again. City Clerk Margaret Roberts gave two weeks' notice that her...

Original post made on May. 20, 2013
Last comment by Whoa, on May 23, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 12 comments | 1019 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park hires consultant to study city's administrative services department

Now that a $25,000 review of the police department's internal operations is done, Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre has...

Original post made on May. 21, 2013
Last comment by Consultant, on May 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm | 11 comments | 3409 Views

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A headmaster hangs up the chalk after 20 years of transformation

It was mid-afternoon on a glorious day -- sunny, mild, the air fragrant with spring. But on the Menlo School campus, Norman...

Original post made on May. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1043 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Letter: Contradictory decision on turf field

In its recent 3-to-2 vote, the Portola Valley Town Council overturned the Planning Commission's decision that would allow...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by member, on May 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm | 1 comment | 1202 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Suicide or murder? Attorneys duel in closing arguments

Did Parima Parineh commit suicide in the bedroom of her Woodside home on April 13, 2010, or was she shot and killed by her...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on May 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 2 comments | 1089 Views
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