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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park may close housing department

The Menlo Park City Council asked staff Tuesday to move ahead with closing the city's housing department, which reduces...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by Tax Payer, on Jan 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's transition team plans future

After Clark Kepler announced his retirement from day-to-day operations at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, an eight-member team...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Jan 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm | 1 comment | 1008 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes 4-1 on new city manager contract

Menlo Park City Council meetings can be packed full of surprises, but the Jan. 24 meeting proceeded much as expected —...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Concerned resident, on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 922 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police nab two Menlo Park men as burglary suspects

Palo Alto police chased down and arrested two Menlo Park men who they believe were planning to burglarize a residence in...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 1022 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Fire occurred at Larry Ellison's former home

The large Japanese pagoda-style home in Atherton where firefighters quickly extinguished an attic fire Sunday was the former...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Feb 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 1674 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voices from 10th grade Menlo-Atherton High School Students

The following letters are written by 10th grade students at Menlo-Atherton High School. Any positive feedback about any or...

Original post made by Emily Lee on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:51 am | 1 comment | 1303 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Two women now on architecture review board

The gender ratio on Portola Valley's five-member architecture review board has changed to three men and two women from a...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Megan Koch, on Feb 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 1788 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Will town say 'yea' to Willie Mays Way?

With the backing of most residents of the street, a local Little League leader wants the town of Atherton to rename Mount...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by G. Jones, on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm | 1 comment | 1081 Views

AROUND TOWN

Missing student found safe

A missing 19-year-old special-needs Canada College student was found safe early this morning (Feb. 2) after authorities...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 830 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Speakers: Don't halt Belle Haven services

Rarely does anyone show up to a budget hearing to say "please cut my program." The Menlo Park City Council's Jan. 30 study...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Disgusted, on Feb 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 1088 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton officer named in lawsuit retires

An Atherton police officer named in a federal lawsuit for his role in a domestic violence incident and the subsequent alteration...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Editor, on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:43 am | 1 comment | 1011 Views

FICTION

Former Menlo School coach pleads not guilty

Michael Taylor, a former Menlo School assistant baseball coach, has pleaded not guilty to stealing computers from the Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2012
Last comment by bob, on Feb 5, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 1871 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Leadership in Atherton

Councilman Jim Dobbie responds to last week's editorial in the Almanac, which, he says, "is counter to what I am seeing as...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Poster, on Feb 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 1052 Views

MENLO PARK

Silicon Valley economy rebounding, report says

With 42,000 new jobs and other positive indicators, Silicon Valley's innovation engine is heating up again, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Roaring in the lunar new year

Parent volunteer Russell Kao leads students in Cynthia Chiu's Mandarin language class at La Entrada School in the Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Feb 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 1236 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Report of mountain lion sighting near school

Someone reported seeing a mountain lion near the back fence of Corte Madera School in Portola Valley on Wednesday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by A mom, on Feb 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 1 comment | 1277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Garden expands at Priory

The paths to the cultivation of a home vegetable garden have been many -- the hardships of the Great Depression, the backyard...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by ingrid shu, on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent resigns as DA probes school finances

Tim Hanretty has resigned as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District while an investigation is conducted into...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by K. Llewellen, on Feb 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 1092 Views

MENLO PARK

Howard Daschbach dies at 87

A funeral Mass for Howard M. Daschbach of Atherton, who practiced law in Menlo Park for 43 years and was a 57-year parishioner...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Kerrin Meinhardt, on Feb 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 984 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo finds itself in unusual position this late in WBAL race

==B Tuesday's girls' soccer:== With only four matches left in the regular season, the Menlo School girls' soccer team is...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hi, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm | 1 comment | 2027 Views
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