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AROUND TOWN

Budget crisis: Ravenswood to shutter two schools

Two of Ravenswood's eight campuses will not re-open this fall as the K-8 district serving 3,900 children in East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 19, 2011 at 11:35 am | 7 comments | 1802 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Budget cuts coming to high school district

The local impact of the state's budget crisis is beginning to get serious at local public high schools. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm | 15 comments | 3752 Views

MENLO PARK

Vote for your favorite restaurants, shops and services

Almanac readers are a discerning lot, and that's why we turn to their expertise every summer as we search for their favorites...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments | 1637 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park July 4th Ragtime Blast to Benefit SF's U.S.O.

Monday, July 4 from 3 to 4:30 P.M. Menlo Park’s ragtime historian/pianist Nan Bostick presents another toe-tapping All-American...

Original post made by Nan Bostick on Jun. 18, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2537 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New voter districts drawn by citizens' commission

The first draft of new voting-district maps that will change legislative boundaries were released by the California Citizens...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2011
Last comment by Jennifer Waggoner, on Jun 18, 2011 at 7:16 am | 1 comment | 2118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Andersons give major art collection to Stanford

A veritable arts district is burgeoning at Stanford University, with a new building slated to be built to house a major donation...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 18, 2011 at 1:06 am | 7 comments | 1658 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bicyclist dies after accident on Woodside Road

Richard Kadet, 67, of Redwood City died June 9 from injuries suffered in a May 29 bicycle accident on Woodside Road near...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | 37 comments | 5537 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Budget reflecting layoffs approved, but outsourcing plan still not firm

An "interim bridge budget" that reflects the layoff of 13 town staff members was passed by Atherton's City Council last night...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by The law won, on Jun 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm | 5 comments | 1688 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shooter in gang-related incident gets 110 years

A long term behind bars is in store for Manuel Enraine Moreno, an East Palo Alto man convicted by a jury of premeditated...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by miguel, on Jun 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 1484 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park chops tree removal request in half

Dueling arborist reports suggest the reason for partially denying the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club's request has...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by W Patterson, on Jun 17, 2011 at 7:30 am | 4 comments | 1581 Views

MENLO PARK

Rojas temporary contract approved

It's official: City Manager Glen Rojas will retire on July 15, then return to serve on a temporary contract until December...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by Thomas, on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm | 9 comments | 1760 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama’s Medicare hypocrisy

Dick Morris wrote a great article on how Obama is throwing seniors under the Medicare Bus. Please refer to this article...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Jun 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm | 127 comments | 6276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent Ken Ranella to retire in June

Ken Ranella, superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, will retire effective June 30, he announced in an e-mail...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by And also ps, on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 31 comments | 5342 Views

FICTION

Willows traffic plan hits dead stop in Menlo Park

The rhetoric was bloodthirsty, for a Menlo Park City Council meeting: One after another public speaker urged the council...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm | 15 comments | 5113 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Truck driver collides with bicyclist

A drunken truck driver and a drunken bicyclist collided on Saturday night on El Camino Real near Redwood City, leaving...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm | 12 comments | 2118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today: Menlo Park Chamber mixer

Marsh Manor Shopping Center plays host to the next Chamber of Commerce mixer on Wednesday, June 15. Located at the corner...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm | 3 comments | 1370 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission scrutinizes Menlo Park downtown plan

Is there actually less traffic in Menlo Park now than a decade ago? When the city released the draft environmental impact...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Odd, on Jun 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 1633 Views

AROUND TOWN

District Attorney fails to enforce the law

Dear Mr. Serrato, I am amazed that the District Attorney delegates so much of its legal analysis to the County Counsel...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Atherton Resident, on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 13 comments | 2401 Views

MENLO PARK

Saving centuries-old oak tree carries steep price

A tunnel might be the key to saving "Granny," the 65-foot-tall heritage oak tree standing in the way of a new Hetch Hetchy...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1706 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Supervisors knew suit on elections was coming

The class action suit against San Mateo County and its "at large" voting system for electing members of the Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 15, 2011 at 6:59 am | 4 comments | 1814 Views
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