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Former Almanac advertising director Mardell Ward dies at 84

Mardell R. Ward, who served as advertising director of The Almanac from 1971 to 1989, died March 23 in Palo Alto. She was...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by LYNN HAZARD, on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 2469 Views

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Letter: Council's 'house-flipping' plan is not realistic

Just a couple of years ago, the city government in Menlo Park cried poverty, and used that excuse to convince voters to approve...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Elizabeth Lasensky, on Apr 7, 2009 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 2184 Views

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City finances: How deep will cuts go?

The Menlo Park budgeting process looks to be more contentious than usual this year, with council members split on how to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 7, 2009 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 2343 Views

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City reviews development plan for El Camino site

The developer of the site of an abandoned car dealership on El Camino Real laid out the details of a proposed office/retail...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 1960 Views

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Editorial: Quick action needed to stem foreclosures

The real estate market in Menlo Park and the surrounding communities is renowned for its apparent insulation from larger...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Vanguard, on Apr 15, 2009 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1932 Views

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Council not likely to revisit bridge decision

In the wake of an outcry from residents over plans to rebuild a bicycle/pedestrian bridge, Menlo Park council members say...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Not a NIMBY, on Apr 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 2022 Views

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Doctor sentenced in Internet prescription case

A Colorado doctor accused of illegally prescribing anti-depressants to a Menlo Park resident who later committed suicide...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2009
Last comment by another parent, on Apr 19, 2009 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 2087 Views

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New phone number for The Almanac newsroom

The Almanac newsroom has a new phone number: (650) 854-2690. Please update your records and use this number only to reach...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on May 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 1927 Views

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Photographer wins Global Health Council contest

Menlo Park photographer Mark Tuschman has won this year's photography contest held by the Global Health Council, an alliance...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by Avi, on May 13, 2009 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 1867 Views

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Dee Tolles to serve on hospital board

Dee Tolles, a former Menlo Park councilman and mayor, will serve on the Sequoia Hospital Foundation's board of directors...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on May 22, 2009 at 7:33 am | 1 comment | 6016 Views

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Has Steve Jobs won battle over Jackling house?

For eight years, Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs has been trying to tear down the 1920s-era Jackling mansion in Woodside so...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Leon T, on May 22, 2009 at 7:37 am | 1 comment | 2053 Views

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Saving a life, all in a day's work for Menlo Park high school senior

The story could have ended in so many different ways, few of them good. But as it stands, the life of a grandfather was saved...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Paul Hoekenga, on May 26, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 2187 Views

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Menlo Park: A top sales tax producer folds

As the city of Menlo Park worries about the potential departure of Sun Microsystems, another of the city's top sales tax...

Original post made on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by dc, on May 31, 2009 at 7:36 am | 1 comment | 2407 Views

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Menlo Watch: City to sell $10-$12 million in park, recreation bonds

The city of Menlo Park is poised to issue between $10 million and $12 million in bonds to finance improvements to parks and...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Prediction, on Jun 3, 2009 at 7:05 am | 1 comment | 1766 Views

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Longtime principal of Hillview school to retire in June

Mike Moore, the principal of Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park for the past 23 years, announced Monday that he plans to...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2009
Last comment by Amber Rice, on Jun 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 1713 Views

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Today: Workshop on downtown's future

Residents are invited to attend a key community workshop to help plan downtown Menlo Park, and the stretch along El Camino...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jun 18, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 1921 Views

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Age is just a number

As Little House turns 60, the country's first suburban senior center is trying to cater to a more active senior population...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by huh?, on Jun 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm | 1 comment | 1967 Views

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City official resigns post

Barbara Santos George, director of Menlo Park's community services department, has resigned. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=4320...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2009
Last comment by Librarian, on Jul 2, 2009 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 2224 Views

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Construction under way at Menlo Park VA

The Menlo Park VA expects to complete several construction and renovation projects by the end of the year, aimed at expanding...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2009
Last comment by , on Jul 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 3038 Views

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M-A grad on a Latin American mission

Jessica Parlanti is on a mission. She is hoping to raise $20,000 to fund a program to improve the lives of Afro-Ecuadorians...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2009
Last comment by Melanie Case, on Jul 9, 2009 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 2119 Views
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