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THE LOCAL DISH

Dr. Ben Carson's Words of Wisdom

"One of the prime indicators of wisdom is the ability to see a mistake and back away while learning from it. Ideology frequently...

Original post made by Book Worm on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Book Worm, on Jul 6, 2014 at 7:38 am | 11 comments | 445 Views

MENLO PARK

Two officers named to Menlo Park motorcycle patrol

Menlo Park police officers Roy Lacy and Felicia Byars have been appointed to new positions with the recently reinstated motorcycle...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by a.res ident, on Jul 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 2 comments | 772 Views

MENLO PARK

Growing up with Ty Cobb

About 10 years ago Herschel Cobb and his daughter Madelyn were looking at a photo of her as a young child. Suddenly, she...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Taylor, on Jul 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 741 Views

MENLO PARK

Celebrating the Fourth with parades, festivals, rodeo

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day need look no further than local communities, where lots of activities,...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by cmon, on Jul 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 522 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Manlo Punk, on Jul 4, 2014 at 7:37 am | 48 comments | 7604 Views

AROUND TOWN

Farewell from the publisher: Guiding the Almanac has been a rewarding adventure

As I retire from the Almanac after more than 20 years as publisher, it is rewarding to look back at what a fascinating job...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 11 comments | 1650 Views

AROUND TOWN

American Voters say Obama the Worst President since WWII

President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, and the United States would have been better off if his...

Original post made by Poll Watcher on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Matt, on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 283 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district votes to find new site for downtown station

The redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street seems an unlikely ground zero for Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 45 comments | 3173 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Willow Road goes green

A crew from the city of Menlo Park recently installed new green bike lanes on Willow Road between Middlefield Road and U.S....

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Biker, on Jul 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Almanac refines its Terms of Use

The Almanac has now publicly declared that "Posters are allowed to post anonymously on this forum, and the comment on a public...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 12 comments | 304 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College signs a couple of transfers for sports programs

==BI Oaks roundup == The Menlo College men's soccer program put the finishing touches to their 2014 recruiting class on...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 517 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park looks at changing pesticide policy

In the wake of residents' concerns about Menlo Park's spraying of a synthetic herbicide called "Roundup," the city is working...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 1527 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside woman writes romantic suspense novel

Lisa Frieden, a Woodside resident with a background in science but a Ph.D. in English, was working on her autobiography,...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 2069 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Top sales tax producer leaving city

In the wake of a merger, Office Depot Max, one of Menlo Park's top sales tax producers, is leaving for Fremont this fall,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Propaganda Opportunity, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 11 comments | 2693 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside man's yacht makes it to Bay after a few glitches

In 1977, Jimmy Carter took over as president, the Toronto Blue Jays played their first game of baseball, the first Star Wars...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by TheReject, on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:32 pm | 15 comments | 13204 Views

AROUND TOWN

Backpack and School Supply Drive

Atherton Library is partnering with Children's Fund of San Mateo County for a backpack and school supply drive for low-income...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 2, 2014
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AROUND TOWN

Woodside sets kickoff meeting for 'Day of Horse' fair, ride

WHOA! — the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association — is hosting the 10th annual Woodside Day of the Horse kickoff...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Camelot, on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 354 Views

MENLO PARK

Speier: 'Elaborate ingenuity' needed to tackle sea-level rise

The threat of rising seas in San Mateo County was the focus of a planning conference in Foster City on Friday...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 2, 2014 at 8:25 am | 5 comments | 858 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

In 1931 a chauffeur enjoys a moment with a small dog, seen on the running board of this elegant coupe. (Photo courtesy of...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Jul 2, 2014 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 848 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Ever heard of "leave it cleaner than you found it" ?

OK, how about "as clean as you found it." This photo was taken at around 4:30 PM Sunday June 29 at the baseball field in...

Original post made by Sandy N on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm | 11 comments | 2713 Views
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Yes on Measure B to improve our quality of life and public safety
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