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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 | 4743 Views

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Downtown Parking - a Challenge and an Opportunity

Citizens are drawn to the downtown area for a variety of reasons. One sign of success is well occupied parking areas, both...

Original post made by Downtown Shopper on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Feb 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 1 comment | 728 Views

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Music program helps penetrate the fog of dementia

Inspired by the award-winning 2014 documentary "Alive Inside," Barbara Kalt is now adding "personalized music" — via...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Feb 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm | 1 comment | 3269 Views

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Memorial service for Dr. William Tarr, former Stanford football great

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church for Dr. William "Bill" Tarr,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by Gary Massard, on Feb 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 3023 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park Planning Commission looks at Sunset event permit, affordable housing

Sunset Magazine is asking for one last hurrah -- the Menlo Park Planning Commission tonight (Feb. 23) will review the publication's...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 2005 Views

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Yellow fever mosquitoes found in Menlo Park

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which can transmit several diseases, including yellow fever, were found in Menlo Park on Jan. 27,...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Feb 27, 2015 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 2670 Views

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Home Front: Me and my BMW: a match just meant not to be?

Somehow I feel I am being punished for being too smugly happy about the fact that with all my children gone from home, I...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Miranda, on Mar 11, 2015 at 8:17 pm | 1 comment | 991 Views

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Ted Viray named postmaster for Menlo, Atherton, Portola Valley

Ted Viray, who took over Feb. 27 as postmaster for Menlo Park, Atherton and Portola Valley, said he is looking at hiring...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by RETIRED POSTAL CARRIER, on Mar 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm | 1 comment | 2870 Views

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Menlo Park: Police department names employees of the year

Code enforcement officer Eleonor Hilario has been tapped as the Menlo Park Police Department's 2014 employee of the year,...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2015
Last comment by Guest, on Mar 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm | 1 comment | 1762 Views

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Editorial: Kudos to watchdog and city, but herbicide spraying issue is unresolved

Janet Davis of the Stanford Weekend Acres neighborhood, known by many as a watchdog of public works and traffic-related services...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Evan Snyder, on Mar 27, 2015 at 9:35 am | 1 comment | 1796 Views

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Menlo Park: Two cited for buying minors alcohol

Two adults were cited for misdemeanors after they bought alcohol for a minor decoy working on behalf of the Menlo Park Police...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Shirley, on Mar 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1780 Views

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Local schools score high in academic decathlon

Can you answer these questions? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2015/03/25/local-schools-score-high-in-academic-decathlon...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Truth seeker, on Apr 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 1063 Views

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Saturday: Portola Valley, Woodside hold Earth Fair

With a theme of "Carbon: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" for the 2015 Portola Valley and Woodside Earth Fair on Saturday,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Peter, on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:23 am | 1 comment | 2147 Views

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Priory senior receives volunteer service award

Menlo Park resident James Phelps, a senior at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley, has been awarded the President's...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, on Apr 10, 2015 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 2708 Views

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Menlo Park district surpasses state water-reduction goal

While much of the state faces severe water use reductions, customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District may be largely...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Stockett, on Apr 21, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 1110 Views

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Two months later and what has happened?

Two months ago a young woman was killed in her car at the Ravenswood CalTrain crossing. What has happened since that time...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 24, 2015 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 521 Views

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Menlo Park: Shots fired at officers during police chase

Shots were fired at officers in the Willow Road area of Menlo Park during a police chase tonight. No officers were injured,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm | 1 comment | 5618 Views

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Flowers repurposed to spread cheer

A new nonprofit is starting to bloom here, based on the idea of collecting free flowers and giving them to people to cheer...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by Gertrude, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 1848 Views

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Almanac wins state-wide awards for photography, business story

The Almanac won two awards in the state-wide newspaper contest, sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association,...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Betty, on May 11, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 2736 Views

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Readers' Choice: Time to vote for your favorites

Almanac readers are a discerning lot, and that's why we turn to their expertise every summer as we search for their favorites...

Original post made on May. 20, 2015
Last comment by e.L. Travers, on May 20, 2015 at 9:26 pm | 1 comment | 1750 Views
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