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Editorial: The garbage man taketh away

Suddenly, Menlo Park and Atherton residents are waking up to the fact that the waste collector is now taking away their garbage,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Lucky, on Jan 12, 2011 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 1637 Views

MENLO PARK

Beltramos townhomes before Menlo council Tuesday

Ten years ago, the Beltramos started dreaming of building townhomes at 1460 El Camino Real. On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 12, 2011 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 1307 Views

MENLO PARK

Those new useless garbage cans

I use (try to use) the new 20gal garbage can. After several weeks of trying to place as much garbage as I was able to place...

Original post made by Bob on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by NoLike, on Jan 11, 2011 at 11:31 pm | 9 comments | 1872 Views

MENLO PARK

Possible gas main break reported on Middle Avenue in Menlo Park

Firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District were called to the scene of a possible rupture in a gas main at...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by smelled gas, on Jan 11, 2011 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 1628 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Beltramo townhomes before council

Ten years ago, the Beltramos started dreaming of building townhomes at 1460 El Camino Real. After months of haggling, the...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by LongMemory, on Jan 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm | 6 comments | 2334 Views

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Caltrain rethinks high-speed rail relationship

Bob Doty, director of the Peninsula Rail Program, has traded in his Caltrain ticket for a position with engineering firm...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jan 11, 2011 at 10:44 am | 8 comments | 2741 Views

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Green business offers 'plug and play' solar panels

ReadySolar, a green business with Portola Valley roots, has been selling its boxed, pre-assembled solar panels in cities,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by FireET, on Jan 11, 2011 at 3:12 am | 2 comments | 1996 Views

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Gov. Brown proposes slashing spending, continuing tax hikes

Gov. Jerry Brown said today that he is proposing to close the state's $25.4 billion budget gap by cutting spending by...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jan 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 1888 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Councilwoman Fergusson loses her way

What was she thinking? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=10620 posted Wednesday, January...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 10, 2011 at 9:01 am | 24 comments | 2532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Piano teacher walks after judge dismisses retrial

Piano teacher Boping Chen, 59, whose March 2006 conviction on child molestation charges involving an 8-year-old Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2011
Last comment by M.Mark, on Jan 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 1384 Views

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Piano teacher walks after judge dismisses retrial

Piano teacher Boping Chen, 59, whose March 2006 conviction on child molestation charges involving an 8-year-old Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2011
Last comment by M.Mark, on Jan 8, 2011 at 7:55 pm | 1 comment | 1754 Views

MENLO PARK

Setback in court, but coach says he will re-file lawsuit against Encinal PTO

A former volunteer coach for Encinal School basketball team who is suing the Encinal School PTO and three volunteer parents...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2010
Last comment by mp parent, on Jan 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm | 11 comments | 1948 Views

MENLO PARK

Street Sweeping or Lack Thereof

An open letter to the Menlo Park City Council and City Manager- A long time ago someone in their infinite wisdom decided...

Original post made by Bob on Jan. 7, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school leaders participate in 'Superman' discussion

The documentary film "Waiting for Superman," a controversial and pointed critique of U.S. K-12 public education, has set...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2011
Last comment by David Boyce, on Jan 7, 2011 at 9:58 am | 3 comments | 3259 Views

ATHERTON

Dear Almanac can you explain why BFI is raising Atherton fee's more than any other city??????

Dear Almanac, Please look into why Athertons trash fee's increased more than any other city. I think you wrote Atheron was...

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on Jan. 5, 2011
Last comment by Thomas Smith, on Jan 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm | 2 comments | 1647 Views

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19-year-old man dies on Caltrain tracks today

A 19-year-old Palo Alto man was struck and killed at 1:20 a.m. by a southbound Caltrain in Palo Alto, about four-tenths of...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 1858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mail fraud - coming to a mailbox near you

If you're like most people who get letters out of the blue promising wealth in exchange for just a little help, you wonder,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by Ranch Gal, on Jan 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm | 3 comments | 2152 Views

ATHERTON

Residents getting nervous over outsourcing

In what could be a sign of things to come if Atherton's elected officials decide to outsource police services, a number of...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2010
Last comment by Candid Camera, on Jan 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm | 33 comments | 4333 Views

MENLO PARK

Four of five Menlo council members skipped ethics training

Of the five Menlo Park City Council members who served from 2004 to 2010, only one obeyed state law by attending an ethics...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by coastside resident, on Jan 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 52 comments | 20236 Views

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Rod Diridon not renamed to rail authority board

Longtime transportation advocate Rod Diridon Sr. will not be reappointed to the California High Speed Rail Authority board,...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 5, 2011 at 4:58 am | 6 comments | 2187 Views
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