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Five indicted in bid-rigging scheme at foreclosure auctions

Five real estate investors accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auctions in San Francisco and San Mateo counties have...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Oct 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm | 8 comments | 2197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College bond measure faces a new kind of opponent

When there is opposition to school construction bond measures, it usually comes from voters opposed to the concept of taxation....

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 28, 2014 at 2:34 pm | 4 comments | 1443 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter info available to candidates, journalists

It may come as a surprise to voters that much of the information they provide when they register to vote (including name,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 28, 2014 at 7:10 am | 10 comments | 651 Views

MENLO PARK

Study session on Mandarin immersion charter

With only a few weeks before it must vote on authorizing a Mandarin immersion charter school in the district, the board...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Oct 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm | 6 comments | 1045 Views

MENLO PARK

Tech changes fuel new Project Read strategies

Guest article: Literacy education at Project Read-Menlo Park is evolving as quickly as the sweeping technology changes in...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 2 comments | 121 Views

MENLO PARK

School board examines law governing charter schools

An attorney led a study session Monday night for the board of the Menlo Park City School District about the details of charter...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 8, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 2195 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Measure M fundraising, spending pick up

The latest batch of campaign finance reports show big spending on both sides of the Measure M debate. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Allied, on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 30 comments | 1751 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: For downtown vibrancy, defeat Measure M

How can anyone who supports downtown vibrancy also support Measure M? I don't understand. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/10/22/letter-for-downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm | 6 comments | 683 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Will voters weigh in on future of Sequoia Healthcare District?

One race in the Nov. 4 election has the potential to correct what some see as a miscarriage of the democratic process. But...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 4, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 48 comments | 1385 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside Community Theatre stages 'Curtains'

Rehearsals are in full swing in Menlo Park and Woodside, with the new director commuting from the East Bay and actors coming...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Patricia, on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 688 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Keith raises $20,274 for council campaign

As befits a small city election, Menlo Park council candidate campaigns are weighed in thousands of dollars, rather than...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
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MENLO PARK

Specific plan changes go before Menlo Park council

A cap on medical office space, along with two minor changes proposed for the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, goes...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 30, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 36 comments | 827 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Human Services director 'horrified' by allegations against social worker

The director of the San Mateo County Human Services Agency said Wednesday she is "horrified" by allegations that...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 1, 2014 at 11:02 am | 3 comments | 1529 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac endorsement: Menlo Park City Council race

With six candidates running for three seats, we believe that the incumbents are the best choices in the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Oct 29, 2014 at 5:31 pm | 1 comment | 1299 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure M raises concerns

As long-term owners of Menlo Park family-owned businesses, we — along with representatives from Alys Grace, Borrone's,...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Draegers?!, on Nov 4, 2014 at 8:10 am | 13 comments | 634 Views

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Residents have growing concerns over small commuter planes

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation -- A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel." Some...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Not convinced, on Nov 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm | 11 comments | 1667 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

Angry local residents say the Midpeninsula's skies are turning into an aeronautic superhighway and that federal levels for...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Park Resident, on Nov 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm | 5 comments | 1968 Views

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Government officials attempt to influence aircraft regulations

Palo Alto and other government officials have so far been fighting an uphill battle to decrease airplane noise over their...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by concernedresident1, on Oct 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm | 1 comment | 737 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Money and politics in Menlo Park

The unseemly role of money in politics at the state and national levels has a local counterpart these days. Rather sizable...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by formerly undecided on M, on Nov 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm | 30 comments | 1852 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council approves specific plan changes

Menlo Park now allows less medical office space within the boundaries of the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, following...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by formerly undecided on M, on Nov 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 43 comments | 2064 Views
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