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AROUND TOWN

The unfiring of a Menlo Park police officer

Questions linger months after the Almanac broke the story about the arrest, firing and reinstatement of veteran Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2013
Last comment by b.giles, on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 53 comments | 18896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Governor's water-reduction mandate could hit hard locally

Gov. Jerry Brown's new order to reduce water consumption by 25 percent could have an unusually high impact on local households....

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm | 53 comments | 7204 Views

ATHERTON

A house divided

Word around town hall is that a chasm as wide and as deep as the Grand Canyon has emerged between the Town administration...

Original post made by james m on Jun. 21, 2010
Last comment by john p johns, on Jun 29, 2010 at 11:58 am | 53 comments | 3250 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton employees offer concessions to save their jobs

The union representing 13 Atherton employees who were given pink slips May 31 will meet with town representatives on June...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm | 53 comments | 4415 Views

MENLO PARK

Four of five Menlo council members skipped ethics training

Of the five Menlo Park City Council members who served from 2004 to 2010, only one obeyed state law by attending an ethics...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by coastside resident, on Jan 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 52 comments | 20302 Views

MENLO PARK

Should Kelly Fergusson have gone to DC

Anyone reading the California Fair Political Practice Act would have to conclud that Council Woman Kelly Fergusson violated...

Original post made by henry on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Kelly Fergusson, on May 21, 2014 at 10:19 am | 52 comments | 4617 Views

MENLO PARK

Audio recordings could tell what happened at party

Evidence that may be hard to refute could answer questions about whether there was misconduct by police in their response...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm | 52 comments | 2414 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district disputes Facebook EIR

Lessons learned from the draft environmental impact report for Facebook's upcoming campus development: (1) 9,400 employees...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm | 52 comments | 6480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District raises concerns about school site

Officials from the Sequoia Union High School District are criticizing the efforts of Everest Public High School to set up...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by concerned parent, on Jun 28, 2009 at 7:40 pm | 52 comments | 4777 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter schools big issue in school board race

The candidates for the contentious race for two seats on the high school district board race show potential to reshape the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:04 am | 52 comments | 6384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Superintendent's actions roil school district

For a superintendent who is reputed to be fond of applying the latest business techniques to improve the performance of local...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by former Ghysels colleague, on Feb 24, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 52 comments | 622709 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Voters would easily approve $294 million bond measure for high schools

Voters in the Sequoia high school district would likely approve a bond measure to rebuild campuses, including Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gravy Train, on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:53 am | 52 comments | 8722 Views

AROUND TOWN

Candidate for sheriff in June election arrested in Alameda County last night

Juan Lopez, a deputy in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and a candidate for sheriff in the June 2014 election, was...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 52 comments | 7047 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trump's FINAL insult to America, the GOP, our military and our fallen heroes

Most. Despicable. Politician. Ever. Khizr and Ghazala Khan told America of their patriotism and love of America, and...

Original post made by Beyond the Pale on Jul. 30, 2016
Last comment by FYI, on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm | 52 comments | 666 Views

MENLO PARK

Neighbors appeal Oak Knoll School permit

Plans for construction on the campus of Oak Knoll elementary school have hit a snag. A group of neighbors is asking the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Geezer Smasher, on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm | 51 comments | 5298 Views

MENLO PARK

Big divide over pay, benefits for firefighters

Menlo Park firefighters have been working for over a year without a contract, and a new one seems nowhere in sight as negotiations...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by Sustainable Activist, on Jul 27, 2009 at 5:05 pm | 51 comments | 7899 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board president Peter Ohtaki takes out papers for Menlo Park City Council race

Peter I. Ohtaki, a member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board since 2007 and its current president, took out...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Jul 30, 2010 at 5:31 am | 51 comments | 5798 Views

MENLO PARK

First look at Arrillaga's Menlo Park development

An eight-acre span of car lots on El Camino Real will turn into a mixed-use complex of medical offices, offices, retail and...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by crony capitalism, on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:53 am | 51 comments | 4688 Views

MENLO PARK

YES on Measure M

The #1 reason why I'm voting YES on Measure M is to stop the developers (and the city council) from counting balconies and...

Original post made by Jen Mazzon on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm | 51 comments | 7097 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: On Caltrain's 'downward path' with high-speed rail

A look at history reveals the downward path which Caltrain is now headed since its involvement with the California high-speed...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm | 51 comments | 4036 Views
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