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MENLO PARK

Spare the Air day on Monday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared Monday, Dec. 23, a "Spare the Air Day," with the air quality in...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by about time, on Dec 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm | 1 comment | 1921 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday hours at Menlo Park Civic Center

Menlo Park City Hall will shut down Dec. 23 through Dec. 27, as will the Arrillaga Recreation Center. The Gymnastics Center...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 23, 2013 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 1391 Views

MENLO PARK

Fine Arts feast

Harry Anderson stands smiling in his dining room, near a table that offers no food, no drink. His gaze sweeping the walls...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Don Creswell, on Jan 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 2559 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley launches radio station

A low-power AM radio station went on line recently in Portola Valley. The broadcast signal is intended for town-wide communications...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Chance, on Jan 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm | 1 comment | 1483 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley: Ted Driscoll steps down after two decades on Town Council

Since its incorporation 50 years ago, Portola Valley has not lacked for volunteers who will give of their time to the civic...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Edward C. Driscoll, Sr., on Jan 6, 2014 at 5:05 am | 1 comment | 1841 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Harry Harrison, 91, leaves community service legacy

Longtime local developer, political figure and community activist Harry Harrison died Dec. 22 at age 91. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Carol Harrison, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 878 Views

MENLO PARK

Those were the days

First purchased as a summer home by Edgar Mills in 1880, this 21-room mansion was remodeled by the San Francisco banker,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can we rise to the challenge of rising sea levels?

The monster in San Mateo County's closet is rising sea level, an issue humanity will be dealing with for the next 1,000 years,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 2716 Views

MENLO PARK

Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by disappointed, on Jan 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 1 comment | 2201 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Hearing delayed in fatal DUI case

A preliminary hearing for a woman accused of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence has been delayed until...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by East of 101, on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 1344 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Widespread blood shortages reported

A seasonal drop in blood donations has produced a shortage of O-positive blood at the Stanford Blood Center and a nationwide...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Spec, on Jan 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 1705 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Attorney Judith Hasko named to Portola Valley Planning Commission

Judith Hasko, a Portola Valley resident and attorney working in the life sciences industry, was named to the Portola Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Nate McKitterick, on Jan 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm | 1 comment | 3021 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Two men dead in Palo Alto house fire

Two men who were found dead after a Palo Alto house fire have been identified as Donald Schoennauer and his best friend,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by history guy, on Jan 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 2267 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rich resigns from Menlo school board

Laura Linkletter Rich, a member of the Menlo Park City School District board since 1998, is resigning her post, citing "increasing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by omg, on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 593 Views

OTHER TOPICS

$200,000,000 Bond Measure for MROSD

Property owners in Portola Valley, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Woodside, Atherton, Redwood City and San Carlos take note. ...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:13 pm | 1 comment | 616 Views

AROUND TOWN

When Considering Spending 25K On A New City Logo Design, Process Matters

When The Almanac reported this past week that Menlo Park spent $1800 on a new "Nutty The Squirrel" mascot costume, public...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Suspicious, on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:11 am | 1 comment | 377 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Judge lets defamation lawsuit proceed against John Woodell

A judge declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a fire board director against John Woodell, husband of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Jan 17, 2014 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1537 Views

MENLO PARK

Plans unveiled for new Pope-Chaucer bridge

Even during a prolonged drought, the threat of flooding rarely strays far from the minds of residents around the fickle San...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 4330 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park receives commemorative Caltrain plaque

Caltrain made a special delivery to Menlo Park on Saturday (Jan. 18) as part of its celebration of 150 years of passenger...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by :), on Jan 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 1 comment | 3571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district school board to appoint new member

Residents of the Menlo Park City School District interested in serving an eight-month term on the school board have until...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by MP Parent, on Jan 21, 2014 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 1079 Views
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