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SPORTS

Rugby on wheels

The squeal of metal against metal, the smack of rubber against flesh: Murder was in the air as Kentucky hosted the national...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Aggie, on Apr 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 1 comment | 1207 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Business: Pacific Union opens new Menlo Park office

Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller will join Pacific Union executives to cut the ribbon on Pacific Union Real Estate's new office...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by Terri Tiffany, on Apr 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 2450 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park compiles comments on Caltrain electrification impact report

About 20 people attended a meeting in Menlo Park last night to chime in on the draft environmental impact report for Caltrain's...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 28, 2014 at 7:32 pm | 3 comments | 2563 Views

AROUND TOWN

Balloting begins for 2014 Readers' Choice Awards

Voting is now open for the 2014 Readers' Choice Awards. [http://www.AlmanacNews.com/readers_choice ==B Click here==] to cast...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2014
Last comment by Oi Vey, on Apr 26, 2014 at 5:50 am | 1 comment | 3058 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school board says time isn't right to add Mandarin immersion

A standing-room-only crowd of parents and proponents of starting a Mandarin immersion program in the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Rich, on May 8, 2014 at 12:51 am | 11 comments | 6116 Views

MENLO PARK

Victims in Menlo Park double fatality are identified

Alcohol and speed appear to have played roles in a car crash that left two people dead off of U.S. 101 in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by PanchoLoco, on May 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 6 comments | 3666 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton's Kathy Jackson honored for improving food distribution to needy

Atherton resident Kathy Jackson, CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, was recently...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Yes, on Apr 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 2630 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor plans summer visit to China

It's not quite on the same historical scale as President Richard Nixon's visit, but Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller is pretty...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Good point, on Apr 30, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 5 comments | 630 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: West Menlo Park cat shot in shoulder

Crime and accident reports from West Menlo Park, Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Responsible Cat Owner, on May 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm | 4 comments | 2848 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside studies home design guidelines

The Town Council will meet for a 90-minute study session with the ASRB at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Independence Hall...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Coup de etat of Council and Staff averted, on Apr 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 1147 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes to raise fees, touches on nonresident surcharge

The usual process of increasing fees for city services each year in Menlo Park goes like this: Staff compiles a new list...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on May 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 33 comments | 8232 Views

MENLO PARK

Bikes stolen from bike rack near Menlo Park Library

Bikes are being stolen from a bike rack near Alma Street alongside the Menlo Park Library in the Civic Center. A sign posted...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by parent, on May 2, 2014 at 8:47 pm | 10 comments | 3567 Views

MENLO PARK

Workshop on improving travel on El Camino Real

On Wednesday night, a community workshop kicks off Menlo Park's study of potential transportation and safety improvements...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Paul, on May 2, 2014 at 7:28 am | 2 comments | 932 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Board hikes sewer rates 9%

Sewer rates for homes and businesses served by the West Bay Sanitary District will be rising by 9 percent starting July 1. Read...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by compensation, on May 7, 2014 at 8:41 am | 5 comments | 2592 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents warned against telephone scam

Residents are once again being warned to be aware of fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be with the San...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm | 5 comments | 2487 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley committee has big ambitions for Hawthorns estate

The Portola Valley Nature and Science Committee has ideas about a 79-acre estate with a rundown mansion, a rundown garage,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by Spammy, on May 1, 2014 at 7:14 pm | 3 comments | 2050 Views

WOODSIDE

Forty-five cars may compete in Woodside soapbox derby Sunday

The second annual Woodside Soapbox Derby takes place Sunday, May 4, in the parking lot of Independence Hall at 2955 Woodside...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 1, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 1 comment | 3146 Views

MENLO PARK

Council asks if Menlo Park is 'too aggressive' with parking enforcement

How much efficiency is enough? When it comes to parking enforcement in downtown Menlo Park, the answer seems to be "a little...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Jun 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 24 comments | 8261 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Forum invites comments on specific plan

I am a 30-year resident of central Menlo Park who shares my community's strong interest in the future well-being of our city,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on May 2, 2014 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 568 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside's May Day festivities set for Saturday

In the spirit of its "Hometown Hero" theme, Woodside's 92nd annual May Day parade grand marshal Elianne Frenkel-Popell will...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Tonia Hurst, on May 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm | 3 comments | 2270 Views
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