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AROUND TOWN

Grand jury: County misled public on finances; county manager calls its conclusion 'bizarre'

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

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 4, 2013 at 8:20 am | 12 comments | 6392 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

North Pole Sees Unprecedented July Cold Arctic Sees Shortest Summer On Record

Meanwhile we are having record ice expansion in the Antarctic: http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/08/03/unprecedented-july-cold-arctic-sees-shortest-summer-on-record-normally-the-h...

Original post made by Baby its Cold Outside on Aug. 4, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1091 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday: Tour de Peninsula cycling event

Now in its 22nd year, the Tour de Peninsula cycling event will take place Sunday, Aug. 4. Cycling on the short route of 20...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Aug 3, 2013 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 1252 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should fire board candidates accept financial or other support from firefighters union?

Four people have pulled papers, and one of those has filed them, in the election for three seats on the governing board of...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm | 13 comments | 1935 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should fire board candidates accept financial or other support from firefighters union? Restricted to registered users

I urge all of the candidates to decline to be interviewed by the firefighters' union and to refuse to accept either endorsement...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 843 Views

AROUND TOWN

August 10 & 11, Relay for Life

Be part of American Cancer Society's 24-hour Relay for Life, Menlo Park. Start your own team, or join MP Police "Team Menlo"...

Original post made by Betty Meissner on Aug. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 828 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cops pursue, arrest man for carjacking

A man was arrested following a carjacking early Thursday morning in Redwood City, police said. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Map check, on Aug 3, 2013 at 11:01 am | 3 comments | 2413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Help ROCKIN' JUMP San Carlos collect shoes for the non-profit, My New Red Shoes for month of August

Did you know that that there are over 24,000 homeless, school-aged children in the Bay Area? During the month of August,...

Original post made by Stacy May on Aug. 2, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1082 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two more pull papers in Atherton council race

Greg Conlon, who came in a close third in last November's race for two Atherton City Council seats, and Diane Sandhu have...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2013 at 7:34 am | 6 comments | 15941 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: SamTrans confirms its bus was involved in train incident at Menlo Park crossing

More than 24 hours after witnesses reported that a SamTrans bus broke through a lowering railroad crossing arm and hurtled...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 2, 2013 at 7:32 am | 15 comments | 5004 Views

OTHER TOPICS

What is the condition of the retirement plan for San Mateo County employees?

With the story of Detroit and many other places, including the state of California, I wonder what the condition of the SM...

Original post made by gunste on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 2, 2013 at 7:00 am | 3 comments | 1029 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinions: Sparks fly as county manager, grand jurors disagree on report

After release of a civil grand jury report critical of the county's budgeting process, County Manager John L. Maltbie issued...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Henry Fox, on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 9 comments | 5939 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodsider mentors on 'Supermarket Superstar'

Have what it takes to be the next Mrs. Fields or Orville Redenbacher? Then you may be a Supermarket Superstar. That's the...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2509 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Ten home burglaries reported

Police Calls from Ladera, Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Thief with the munchies, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm | 9 comments | 2469 Views

MENLO PARK

New approach at Sharon Heights Shopping Center

Sharon Heights Shopping Center, at 325 Sharon Park Drive in Menlo Park, now has an attractive new entrance, the first major...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by shopper, on Jul 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 5 comments | 1270 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo police officer involved in collision

A Menlo Park police officer making a U-turn against a red light to respond to an emergency call was involved in a crash with...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 2321 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo votes to defund NSA phone program

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, voted Wednesday in favor of an amendment to a defense spending bill that would require...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by Lisa, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm | 6 comments | 1508 Views

ATHERTON

Grand jury: Cities like contracted police services

Three cities that have contracted with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office for police services report significant costs...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm | 24 comments | 1716 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo Park: Huge tree limb lands on car

An Almanac reader submitted these photos of a huge oak tree limb that broke off and landed on a car parked near the gym at...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm | 3 comments | 2357 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memories: When it was 'an occasion' to go downtown

In my youth it was great fun to go downtown, and we dressed for it. One of my earliest memories was Mother helping me into...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by Claire Shmitt, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 1171 Views
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