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SPORTS

Track coach charged with threatening kids

A longtime assistant cross-country coach at Menlo-Atherton High School is facing misdemeanor charges in a racially charged...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by M-A Bear Class of 2000, on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 3 comments | 2197 Views

MENLO PARK

Two-story office proposed at Sand Hill and Santa Cruz

The owner of two parcels at Santa Cruz Avenue and Sand Hill Road in unincorporated San Mateo County is applying to build...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Biff, on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm | 1 comment | 1363 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals rally for single-payer health care system

About 25 people stood along El Camino Real in front of Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park on Thursday, July 30, rallying for a single-payer...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by Hue Losers, on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:02 pm | 60 comments | 2787 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Higher fees raise big-picture questions

Advertising an event with a big banner sign at the intersection of Marsh and Middlefield roads is going to get a lot more...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by R U Kidding, on Aug 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm | 3 comments | 1697 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park resident, 103, asks city to repave street

Menlo Park resident Dorothy Bolton says she has waited patiently for 53 years for the city to resurface her street. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by for better streets, on Aug 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm | 4 comments | 1688 Views

OTHER TOPICS

More candidates emerge for local races

A last chance for newcomers to run for election in November brought out a handful of late-filing candidates for local districts....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Former Council Member, on Aug 20, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments | 1722 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

The library will host the Final Friday Flick for August, on Friday August 28 at 7 PM. The film will be the 1971 classic,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 14490 Views

MENLO PARK

Office building proposed at Sand Hill, Santa Cruz

The owner of two parcels at Santa Cruz Avenue and Sand Hill Road in unincorporated San Mateo County is applying to build...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by where, on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:28 am | 4 comments | 1490 Views

OTHER TOPICS

'Running with the Tiger' follows a life through World War II China

The cupcakes were delicious. But it was hard to make the jump of imagination from the scrumptious goodies shrouded in grated...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Alan Donald, on Aug 20, 2009 at 1:04 am | 1 comment | 1631 Views

MENLO PARK

The Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett Makes Preaching Debut at Holy Trinity this Sunday

The Rev. Mattew Dutton-Gillett takes the pulpit this Sunday as the new rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park....

Original post made by Linda Hubbard Gulker on Aug. 19, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1647 Views

MENLO PARK

Eshoo: 'Phone Town Hall' on health care tonight

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, will hold a telephone meeting with constituents tonight (Wednesday) to discuss health...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by pass the koolaid, on Aug 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 2 comments | 1325 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Council flare-up over controversial postcard

An exchange between members of the Portola Valley Town Council exposed the controversy behind a Town Hall decision to mail...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Emma, on Aug 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 2143 Views

MENLO PARK

Getting a handle on the Bohannon project

On paper and in renderings, the first thing that jumps out at people about the "Menlo Gateway" real estate development project...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm | 2 comments | 1533 Views

MENLO PARK

Accident near Draeger's wasn't first since '05

Woman says she sustained major injuries when struck March 13 at intersection near Draeger's market. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by Emeril, on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 1302 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire closes Peet's, Calla indefinitely

Peet's Coffee & Tea in Menlo Park is closed indefinitely, as is the Calla clothing boutique next door, after the March 17...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by David Boyce, on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments | 1363 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler’s Best-Sellers – Week of August 17, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1 South Of Broad Pat Conroy 2 Zeitoun Dave Eggers 3 That Old Cape Magic Richard Russo 4 Inherent...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Aug. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1412 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police Calls

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 1653 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Community celebrates Marion Softky

Lots of familiar faces turned out Sunday at the Portola Valley Town Center to fete veteran reporter Marion Softky at a celebration...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Judith Howell, on Aug 14, 2009 at 10:38 pm | 1 comment | 1575 Views

MENLO PARK

New gym: What's LEED worth?

What's it worth to have a building certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the nonprofit group that sets the "LEED"...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Almost But Not Quite!, on Aug 14, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 1237 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In defense of Elizabeth Lasensky

In response to the Aug. 5 letter from Elizabeth Lasensky to The Almanac and the flurry of comments online, I would like to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Aug 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 11 comments | 2378 Views
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