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MENLO PARK

New smoking ban goes into effect Nov. 29

With zero discussion, the Menlo Park City Council waived a second reading of the revised smoking ordinance last week, thus...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 1414 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Social Network'

There's a lot to "Like" about "The Social Network." The riveting film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defines a generation,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Oct 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 17531 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Church packed in celebration of Bill Lane

A memorial service was held Friday for longtime philanthropist and former Sunset publisher Bill Lane at Stanford Memorial...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Nate McKitterick, on Oct 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 2779 Views

ATHERTON

I do not understand why Atherton hasn't tried to settle with Jon Buckheit

Jon has proven wrong doing. Why has no one been held accountable? In the transcripts an Atherton officer said the report...

Original post made by Colleen on Oct. 2, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Oct 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm | 7 comments | 1523 Views

ATHERTON

Cary Wiest has always stood for working with the community, and a transparent government.

All I read about on the blogs pertains to a fresh start, transparency, new blood without baggage. We finally can vote for...

Original post made by Navy Mans Son on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by Time For Change, on Oct 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm | 4 comments | 1750 Views

MENLO PARK

Mayor Cline in ad for Menlo Gateway

I was taken aback by our Mayor allowing his picture and words to be used in the recent ad (last Wednesday) Almanac, urging...

Original post made by just wondering on Sep. 26, 2010
Last comment by behind the scenes, on Oct 3, 2010 at 8:19 am | 4 comments | 1268 Views

ATHERTON

Town of Atherton Refuses to Learn Lesson. Residents Wake Up get involved Now.

Here we go again. 1. The Town of Atherton refused to give Jon Buckheit a police report he was named in until he filed...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm | 3 comments | 1505 Views

MENLO PARK

Dr. Barry Rosen, pioneer in addiction medicine, dies at 62

Dr. Barry Rosen, who was recognized internationally for his expertise on the disease of addiction, died at his home in Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jo H, on Oct 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm | 5 comments | 1956 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Shut down Sequoia Healthcare District

Voters this November have a historic opportunity to shut down a government agency created in 1946 to bring a hospital...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm | 7 comments | 1608 Views

AROUND TOWN

Badminton players make a racket in Menlo Park

What do you think of when someone says "badminton"? Gawky kids smacking each other with the racquets more often than the...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2010
Last comment by A Menlo Park Resident, on Oct 1, 2010 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 1454 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo candidates campaign at forum

The council chamber was half full Wednesday night as the candidates for Menlo Park City Council took turns answering six...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Bernstein supporter, on Oct 1, 2010 at 10:09 am | 24 comments | 1950 Views

ATHERTON

Did Meg outsource another American job?

Did Meg outsource another American job? It appears from reports that she employed an undocumented worker in her home for...

Original post made by Willy on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Sep 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm | 5 comments | 1698 Views

MENLO PARK

Southbound El Camino in Atherton reopened

Southbound El Camino Real, which was closed at midday due to a major injury accident, has been reopened, police report. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by morris brown, on Sep 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 1570 Views

MENLO PARK

Public invited to candidate forums

The League of Women Voters is inviting the public to several candidate forums over the next week in connection with the Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by old timer, on Sep 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm | 5 comments | 3120 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton mayor: City manager's departure is opportunity for 'fresh start'

The resignation of Atherton City Manager Jerry Gruber, effective Oct. 22, was not a result of City Council pressure, but...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by John P Johns, CPA, on Sep 30, 2010 at 12:03 pm | 28 comments | 2241 Views

MENLO PARK

Allied Arts neighborhood fence stays

Good fences make good neighbors, but in Menlo Park, good neighbors make for good fences. The City Council voted 3-2 last...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by mpnative, on Sep 30, 2010 at 9:03 am | 2 comments | 1619 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Council candidates forum in Menlo Park

Candidates for the Menlo Park City Council will answer questions at a forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the council...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by Outside Looking In, on Sep 30, 2010 at 12:33 am | 4 comments | 1602 Views

MENLO PARK

Is Measure L unfair to Women and Minorities?

I am posting the following message I received. I believe that writer is mis-informed and through the wide distribution of...

Original post made by Angry Mom on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by Ask Barrett to show u her new RE tax bill, on Sep 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm | 7 comments | 1609 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Ticket motorists, not cyclists, for violations

Rolling through a stop sign on a bicycle is illegal, but it should be kept in perspective. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=10165...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by Jack, on Sep 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 6 comments | 1837 Views

ATHERTON

A management shakeup is needed in Atherton

In another post, Peter Carpenter put up sections of the City Charter that outlines the powers and duties of the City Manager. One...

Original post made by Bill Irving on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by so what, on Sep 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm | 23 comments | 1998 Views
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