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ATHERTON

Does our City Council Deserve a Passing Grade?

In 2000, Jerry Carlson wrote a short essay on why he intended to vote no on Measure C. As reasons for voting against Measure...

Original post made by smarter voter on Jul. 1, 2010
Last comment by Evidence, on Jul 1, 2010 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 1638 Views

MENLO PARK

Council action on Bohannon project surprisingly easy: Let voters decide

The recent vote by the Menlo Park City Council on the Menlo Gateway project proposed by David Bohannon was surprisingly smooth,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2010
Last comment by sammy, on Jul 1, 2010 at 7:26 pm | 1 comment | 1154 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Christopher Hitchens diagnosed with cancer

Journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, who [http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=6894 canceled an appearance...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2010
Last comment by M. Thomson, on Jul 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 1666 Views

MENLO PARK

Eric Byrnes is still having some fun swinging the bat

Eric Byrnes walked away from baseball, but not the game. While the Portola Valley resident no longer plays Major League Baseball,...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Dutch Who?, on Jul 8, 2010 at 7:12 am | 1 comment | 1571 Views

MENLO PARK

Kelly Park sports complex forges ahead

The final design and construction contract for the long-awaited Kelly Park sports complex were unanimously approved by the...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 1176 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Literacy 'declaration' at Menlo Park Library

Menlo Park Library patrons will have a chance, beginning on Friday (July 9), to put their John Hancock on a document passing...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:13 am | 1 comment | 2545 Views

SPORTS

M-A 11-12-year-old all-stars go down fighting

Menlo-Atherton's mercurial all-star campaign came to an end on Friday, just as shortstop Arnaud Laprais was starting to get...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Jul 12, 2010 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 3279 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire in fireplace may have ignited shake roof

A "little roof fire" reported at 12:35 p.m. Monday, July 12, at a one-story home on Lawler Ranch Road in Woodside took firefighters...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by Marshall, on Jul 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm | 1 comment | 2253 Views

MENLO PARK

Candidate filing period opens

Local voters, especially in Menlo Park and Atherton, will have some key governing body seats to fill and issues to face when...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2010
Last comment by Vlad Sanchez, on Jul 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 1374 Views

ATHERTON

Carlson says he will run for another term on council

As the candidate filing period for the Nov. 2 election opens, at least one incumbent, Jerry Carlson, has stated his intention...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Ugh, on Jul 14, 2010 at 2:05 am | 1 comment | 1568 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Red light cameras court controversy

Drivers tagged by Menlo Park's four red light cameras during the past year may want to keep an eye on the latest court rulings. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Henry99, on Jul 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 2060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury: school districts need to improve effectiveness of school bond oversight

School districts in San Mateo County need to do a better job of recruiting and training members for committees that provide...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 2776 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill guaranteeing polling stations becomes law

A bill that guarantees California voters have a place in which to vote on Election Day has been signed into law by Gov. Arnold...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Jul 18, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 1670 Views

MENLO PARK

Local athletes qualify for national JO track and field

The competition was as hot as the weather, but a handful of local track and field athletes survived both during the Region...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by MENLO, on Jul 19, 2010 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 1474 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Emerald Lake: Another mountain lion spotted

A mountain lion was seen feeding in the Emerald Lake Hills area Monday night - the third such sighting in the area this...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Renee F., on Jul 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment | 1865 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Renegotiate labor contracts for garbage service

Garbage rates for Menlo Park have increased dramatically in recent years, rising 18 percent in 2009 and 28 percent in 2010. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by A voter who has changed her mind., on Jul 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 1192 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

The Atherton Town Council and staff posed for this photograph in 1952. From left, they are: City Clerk Howard Boren, council...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 1657 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Those were the days

Unfortunately we don't know what kind of program these Portola Valley youngsters presented in 1924, although it surely was...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 26, 2010 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 2862 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire destroys vehicle, carport

A fire in a carport at 1452 San Antonio Ave. in Menlo Park destroyed the vehicle parked there, the carport, and nearby facilities...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by Solomon, on Jul 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 1560 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rail officials head for D.C. with survey

California High-Speed Rail Authority officials are traveling to the nation's capital this week to drum up federal support...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 1727 Views
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