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MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Straight talk on trash

Hank Lawrence's letter in the Dec. 3 Almanac misrepresents several aspects of trash and recycling programs used by Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by An Observer, on Dec 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 1733 Views

MENLO PARK

Were taxpayers subsidizing builders?

Somewhat lost in the hubbub over the Menlo Park City Council's recent decision to increase fees at the Menlo Children's Center...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Grace, on Dec 17, 2008 at 3:35 pm | 5 comments | 1729 Views

MENLO PARK

Readers' Choice 2008

Another year, another list. Almanac readers have again told us where they go when they're in the mood for great Italian,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1943 Views

MENLO PARK

Is the issue in the Willows traffic, crime, or both?

When meetings for a Willows area traffic study get under way, the consultant hired for the project will likely have her hands...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1822 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Weekly Bestsellers 12/14/08

Hardcover Fiction 1. Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer 2. Deciding The Next Decider - Calvin...

Original post made by Susan Lider on Dec. 16, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1710 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Charter school backers strike back, ask questions

There are piles of letters calling Pat Gemma's guest editorial on why the Sequoia high school district opposes Everest's...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Explanation needed, on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:17 am | 2 comments | 2605 Views

MENLO PARK

Council denies appeal on Oak Knoll permit

After criticizing the city of Menlo Park for hearing an appeal of a conditional use permit for construction at Oak Knoll...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by AgeOfReason, on Dec 14, 2008 at 8:35 am | 24 comments | 2130 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ask the deputy

<I>Deputy Stephanie Josephson, who patrols locally for the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, answers your questions about...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1855 Views

MENLO PARK

Steep increase in MP planning fees

Menlo Park residents looking to take out a development permit or appeal a planning department decision will see steep increases...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2008
Last comment by Truth is an idiot, on Dec 12, 2008 at 6:45 pm | 13 comments | 1980 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council signs off on Willows study

The Menlo Park City Council approved a plan for a Willows traffic study at its Tuesday meeting. The council also decided...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by truth, on Dec 11, 2008 at 10:24 am | 5 comments | 1743 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Why district opposes proposed charter school

The county Board of Education is currently reviewing a petition for a new charter school in the Sequoia Union High School...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2008
Last comment by Josh, on Dec 11, 2008 at 7:10 am | 34 comments | 3658 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys successfully defend water polo title

For the first time in the history of the boys' water polo program at Sacred Heart Prep, the Gators are back-to-back Central...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by ATOWNMAMA, on Dec 10, 2008 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 2669 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County board rejects Everest charter petition

The San Mateo County Board of Education rejected Monday night a petition to start a new charter high school in the Sequoia...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by jim watson, on Dec 10, 2008 at 10:38 pm | 2 comments | 2576 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting geometry

For some of us, the word "math" is a pejorative. We take the classes, we graduate and, with some enthusiasm, draw a curtain...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by M. L., on Dec 10, 2008 at 9:41 pm | 1 comment | 2147 Views

MENLO PARK

Teslas hands keys to 100th roadster owner

Tesla Motors Tuesday named Menlo Park businessman Sam Perry, known nationally for being the man Oprah Winfrey clung to during...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by Truth, on Dec 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 1794 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Water pipeline upgrade meeting Wednesday

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will hold a community meeting in North Fair Oaks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2008
Last comment by Richard Daybell, on Dec 9, 2008 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 2007 Views

MENLO PARK

Heyward Robinson in line to be MP mayor

Councilman Heyward Robinson is in line to become the city's new mayor Tuesday, Dec. 2, when the council appoints the new...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2008
Last comment by An Owl, on Dec 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm | 7 comments | 2037 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - December 7, 2008

Hardcover Fiction 1. Deciding The Next Decider - Calvin Trillin 2. Mercy - Toni Morrison 3. Guernsey Literary & Potato...

Original post made by Susan Lider on Dec. 8, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1902 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Break the big box habit; shop close to home

I recently drove past a beautiful toy store right here in Menlo Park to get to Target's toy department to purchase some toys...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 1951 Views

AROUND TOWN

Free Senior Peer Counseling Available for Peninsula Residents Age 55+

Family Service Agency of San Mateo County is on the lookout for older adults age 55+ to utilize its free senior peer counseling...

Original post made by Katherine Chouteau on Dec. 8, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1749 Views
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