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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by slight abdominal bulge, on Nov 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 27 comments | 3113 Views

AROUND TOWN

Preuss Pharmacy in downtown Menlo Park to close; business sold to Safeway

Preuss Pharmacy, in business in downtown Menlo Park since 1947, will close Nov. 19, owner and chief pharmacist John Celedon...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Chris Preimesberger, on Nov 24, 2009 at 3:37 pm | 16 comments | 2051 Views

AROUND TOWN

Homeless shelter at VA still looking for new home

The 60-bed Clara Mateo shelter on the campus of the Menlo Park Veterans Affairs hospital is still looking for a new home. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by tgodfrey, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1401 Views

MENLO PARK

Laurel student, 6, dies in hit-and-run crash

The 6-year-old Menlo Park girl who died after a hit-and-run accident Thursday has been identified as Lisa Xaiver, a student...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by David, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 15 comments | 2530 Views

MENLO PARK

The rotten apples living in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Atherton

Please view: Diridon's Rotten Apples comment from the Nov 5th board meeting on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRecXlwFXWA Not...

Original post made by morris brown on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Helen, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:18 pm | 13 comments | 2134 Views

SPORTS

SHP girls win CCS polo title but M-A is upset again

A third straight victory and a second straight loss. That was the bottom line for two top-ranked teams at the Central Coast...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Warren H. Moore, on Nov 24, 2009 at 4:37 am | 1 comment | 1761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Siegel appointed to fill vacant Las Lomitas district school board seat

Jay Siegel, who has a child at La Entrada School and has been an active volunteer on the Las Lomitas Education Foundation,...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Fed LE Parent, on Nov 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm | 10 comments | 2187 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - November 23, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1 Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver 2 Help Kathryn Stockett 3 Lost Symbol Dan Brown 4 Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel 5 Too...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Nov. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A Students Advise Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Juniors Julia Sommer and Leah Worthington have been selected to serve on Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s 14th Congressional District...

Original post made by Carol Orton on Nov. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A Senior Represents U.S. at UNICEF Climate Change Conference

Menlo-Atherton senior Chloe Songer is one of four students chosen to represent the United States at UNICEF’s 2009 Children’s...

Original post made by Carol Orton on Nov. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1646 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ann Wengert named mayor of Portola Valley

Councilwoman Ann Wengert is the new mayor of Portola Valley for the next 12 months. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7399...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2182 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Spring Ridge winery would add buildings to scenic pasture

Spring Ridge winery in Portola Valley proposes to add 23,000 square feet of floor area that would include a greenhouse, an...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
Last comment by Kari, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 1847 Views

MENLO PARK

There will be more at stake in Big Game than just the Axe

There have been stranger weeks leading up to the Big Game than this one, but it would be difficult to find. Stanford is favored...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Cardinal Mom, on Nov 21, 2009 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 1264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: The Almanac has an attitude problem

Now that the election for the board of the Sequoia high school district is over, I would like to comment upon the very limited...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Thank You Ms. Pacifico!, on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm | 3 comments | 1685 Views

MENLO PARK

Perceived benefits a fantasy, critics say

Critics have argued that perceived benefits associated with the Bohannon project are based on wishful thinking. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Yes sir!, on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:03 am | 7 comments | 1590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have you seen this bike?

Yesterday while I attended the fall sport award ceremony at M-A my son's and my locked bikes where stolen from the bike cage...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Manfred Kopisch, on Nov 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm | 1 comment | 1788 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon office/hotel project too big? Not necessarily, Menlo Park City Council says

Menlo Park's City Council has directed the city to enter negotiations on a major office/hotel project, setting the stage...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by L Luciano, on Nov 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 6 comments | 1781 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The administration's absurd decision to put enemy combatants on trial

Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to put the enemy combatants currently held in Guantamano on trial in New York City...

Original post made by Amateur Pundit on Nov. 19, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A football lights: a permanent fixture?

The temporary lights brought in by Menlo-Atherton High for last week's M-A vs. Sacred Heart Prep football game proved so...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Jerry Leugers, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:42 am | 1 comment | 1502 Views

MENLO PARK

Armed men invade, rob Menlo Park home

Two men armed with semiautomatic handguns confronted a resident outside his home in the 700 block of Pierce Road at around...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Common Sense, on Nov 19, 2009 at 6:36 am | 5 comments | 1476 Views
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