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MENLO PARK

Chain-saw sculptor at work

Taken down in September after reports that it was leaning precariously, the huge pine tree in Fremont Park at the corner...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Nov 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 1731 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain electrification: Menlo Park, Atherton examine litigation options

Now that the final environmental impact report for Caltrain's plan to electrify its rail service between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jan 29, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 4471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School boards expected to oppose Menlo Park residents' attempt to change school districts

Residents of the 31 homes on O'Connor Street in Menlo Park who are attempting to transfer from the Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by More to it, on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:50 am | 32 comments | 4203 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton gives go-ahead to new bike routes

The Atherton City Council has unanimously approved plans for the first phase of the town's Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 4 comments | 1462 Views

AROUND TOWN

Resident challenges Menlo Park medical offices

Mike Brady, a Menlo Park resident and an attorney who lives near the site of the former Acorn restaurant on El Camino Real,...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2007
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 3, 2007 at 1:01 pm | 1 comment | 3186 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: The hard questions about high-speed rail

I recently rode to Menlo Park on the train with a Caltrain official and had the opportunity to ask him a number of questions...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2008
Last comment by John Wilson, on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:51 pm | 16 comments | 3022 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Another electric car company may come to MP

Tesla Motors' days as the only electric car dealership in Menlo Park may be numbered. ZAP!, a Santa Rosa-based electric vehicle...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2008
Last comment by Jonathan, on Oct 5, 2008 at 8:56 pm | 1 comment | 2637 Views

AROUND TOWN

Environmental review of high-speed rail begins

Residents concerned about the impact of the California high-speed rail project on local towns will have an opportunity to...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Kal Trains, on Jan 14, 2009 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 1967 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spirit unaffected' -- teacher Jason Picetti offers lessons in courage and determination

Is it possible to sum up a life in six words? Jason Picetti, a man who embraces challenge, recently decided to try. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm | 33 comments | 7822 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to vote Wednesday on tax renewal

The Atherton City Council is slated to decide Wednesday whether to ask voters for a five-year renewal of the $750 annual...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by warren buffet, on Jul 16, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 3 comments | 2320 Views

ATHERTON

New work on rail crossings in Atherton

Overnight work on two railroad crossings in Atherton is set to begin on Monday, Sept. 28, Caltrain announced. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Ben Halpren, on Sep 16, 2009 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 1877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighter group reports election spending

The Menlo Park firefighters' political action group that endorsed three candidates for three open seats on the local fire...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 3, 2009 at 9:46 pm | 21 comments | 2133 Views

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Menlo Park man exits Assembly race

Kai Stinchcombe, a 2005 Stanford graduate and a start-up founder, has dropped out of the race for a state Assembly seat in...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by harry, on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:49 am | 1 comment | 1966 Views

MENLO PARK

Grant will help police enforce alcohol law

A $6,000 grant from the state will enable Menlo Park police to employ underage decoys to try to bait people into buying alcohol...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by under 21, on Mar 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm | 11 comments | 392 Views

MENLO PARK

Activist group targets Searsville Dam

Saying the time is now to get Stanford University to commit to removing Searsville Dam, a group of local activists galvanized...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Tom H., on Apr 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 1300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Marian Wright Edelman comments on diversity issue in Menlo Park City School District

Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, discusses in a May 28 online post the recent debate in the...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by Sir Topham Hatt, on Jun 2, 2010 at 11:59 am | 3 comments | 2269 Views

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Supervisors oppose ballot measure

In a 4-1 vote on Tuesday, July 13, a majority on the Board of Supervisors decided not to place a measure on the November...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 20, 2010 at 11:38 am | 9 comments | 1731 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man killed by train identified

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed by a southbound train in Menlo Park on Sunday (Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2010
Last comment by Related to deceased, on Sep 15, 2010 at 5:54 am | 6 comments | 1851 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Interim manager choice announced

John Danielson, the former city manager of Elk Grove and Wildomar, both in California, will be Atherton's interim city manager...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by anne, on Dec 20, 2010 at 10:29 am | 6 comments | 2152 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A Fashion Show promises high energy

<I>Submitted by Trish Gump, an M-A Fashion Show volunteer.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=10828...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by poster, on Mar 8, 2011 at 7:54 am | 3 comments | 2271 Views
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