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MOVIES

Review: 'Arbitrage'

The "having it all" lifestyle of the CEO played by Richard Gere in "Arbitrage" may not be very relatable, but his nightmare...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Sep 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 7923 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Police want to know all about you!

It has come to my attention that the Menlo Park Police are contemplating the purchase of equipment and capacity for capturing...

Original post made by Martin Engel on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm | 95 comments | 7905 Views

MENLO PARK

Council asks if Menlo Park is 'too aggressive' with parking enforcement

How much efficiency is enough? When it comes to parking enforcement in downtown Menlo Park, the answer seems to be "a little...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Jun 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 24 comments | 7809 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air pilots trying different strategy to mitigate noise

Pilots flying Surf Air planes into the San Carlos Airport have begun trial use of a visual approach technique in an attempt...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Bertha Rodriguez, on Jun 4, 2014 at 9:14 am | 20 comments | 7800 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Anna Eshoo takes up chloramine question

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has arranged a meeting in early September between local opponents of the water additive chloramine...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2007
Last comment by Robin, on Feb 23, 2012 at 7:29 am | 41 comments | 7765 Views

SPORTS

Guest opinion: Bleachers wrong for Atherton park

In the fall of 2012, Atherton voted to "Save Our Park" by aborting well-thought-out plans for a library, which might have...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Now what?, on Feb 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm | 21 comments | 7759 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Granny unit discussion continues

The Planning Commission is in the throes of figuring out how to incorporate secondary units, also known as "granny units,"...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Homeless Person, on May 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 21 comments | 7753 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to modernize Caltrain sails through regional commission

Caltrain's stalled effort to electrify its tracks flickered to life Wednesday morning when the Metropolitan Transportation...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Dr. A. Cannara, on Mar 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm | 3 comments | 7751 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Police arrest two in separate burglary incidents

Atherton police have arrested two people over the last two days on suspicion of burglary and other crimes, the town reports. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 30, 2013 at 7:21 am | 3 comments | 7707 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Manlo Punk, on Jul 4, 2014 at 7:37 am | 48 comments | 7687 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure L headed for second court challenge

Even though Menlo Park's pension reform initiative was approved by 72 percent of the voters, opponents of the measure said...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 114 comments | 7681 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Hidden license-plate cameras captured drive-by traffic

Radar-equipped vehicle-speed-monitoring trailers often seen along the side of the road in Portola Valley have been doing...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 16, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 17 comments | 7676 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley military tanks heading to East Coast

At this time a year from now, about 80 armored vehicles of war from the Jacques Littlefield collection in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Tanks a lot!, on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:20 am | 11 comments | 7669 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two school districts don't plan to offer transitional kindergarten

The bad news for Menlo Park parents whose children will turn 5 between Sept. 1 and Dec. 2 of next year is that neither the...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by cs, on Jan 3, 2014 at 1:30 am | 7 comments | 7668 Views

WOODSIDE

Editorial: Bikers deserve a trail

The San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Department is in the middle of a nasty dispute pitting hikers and equestrians against...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by jim sullivan, on Oct 16, 2013 at 7:23 am | 4 comments | 7663 Views

WOODSIDE

bicyclist killed by car in Woodside Sept 18

I heard a brief news report that a bicyclist was hit and killed by a car in Woodside this afternoon. Anyone have more details?...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 7642 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: How alcohol ruined a student's dreams

College students: As you prepare to start or return to college, there are a number of things on your mind. And while you...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by college, on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm | 44 comments | 7624 Views

WOODSIDE

Contentious hearing: horses vs. bikes at Huddart Park

With cheering, clapping and catcalls, it sounded more like a football game than an important public hearing, as equestrians...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by another trail runner, on Sep 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 5 comments | 7624 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on May 13, 2013 at 9:05 am | 20 comments | 7616 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Concern over church use of council chambers

The following letter was addressed to the members of the Menlo Park City Council: Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5558...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2008
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm | 74 comments | 7608 Views
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Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park
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Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheartís expensive potion
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