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AROUND TOWN

Update: Pipeline replacement closes lanes

Westbound lanes on Sand Hill Road between Branner Drive and Saga Lane will close during daytime hours as Pacific Gas and...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by Stanford Hills Resident, on Aug 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm | 3 comments | 1260 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board to appoint Ohtaki successor

With Peter Ohtaki departing the Menlo Park fire district board to take a seat on the Menlo Park City Council, the fire board...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Nov 30, 2010 at 10:08 pm | 4 comments | 1259 Views

MENLO PARK

Excellent report by Menlo Park staff on public employee compensation

The City of Menlo Park staff has done a superb job in preparing the report "Presentation of Information Regarding Employee...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Apr. 3, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1259 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Property owner sees faults in downtown plan

My family and I have been downtown property owners and residents of Menlo Park since the 1940s. There were cars in the 1940s,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jun 23, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 1259 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Loses Police Dog Lotty in Tragedy

I was very sad to learn that Atherton Police Dog Lotty died recently due to ingesting a poisonous plant. This is a terrible...

Original post made by St. Francis of Assisi on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Dec 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm | 4 comments | 1259 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Why did Sequoia Healthcare District give $102,500 to Star Vista?

Star Vista, formerly Youth and Family Enrichment Services (name change courtesy of $55,000 pro bono services of the Taproot...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 13, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1259 Views

ATHERTON

Scheduling Council Meetings

A closed session council meeting for John Johns' litigation was announced Saturday for this Monday. I imagine all council...

Original post made by Columbo on Mar. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 30, 2010 at 10:35 am | 6 comments | 1258 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 6/26/11

Hardcover Fiction 1 State of Wonder - Ann Patchett 2 Paris Wife - Paula McLain 3 Smokin’ 17 - Janet Evanovich 4 Orientation...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Jun. 28, 2011
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AROUND TOWN

Volunteers make big difference at Eastside College Prep

As students head back to classes at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto this fall, so do close to 60 volunteers...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Sep 8, 2011 at 9:12 pm | 1 comment | 1258 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton and Facebook: Friends at last

It appears that all's well and friendly between the town of Atherton and its new neighbor, Facebook, after a period of disagreement...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm | 6 comments | 1258 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Plastic bag ban meeting

On Oct. 23, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to adopt a reusable bag ordinance. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by pvmom, on Oct 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 1258 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Shaping the West

It's a safe bet that few can now say what these four things have in common: asparagus, the sliding glass door, a wilderness...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Debbie Mytels, on Apr 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1258 Views

AROUND TOWN

6.1 earthquake rattles Bay Area

A 6.1 earthquake that centered near South Napa shook Bay Area residents in their beds early Sunday morning. U.S. Geological...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 24, 2014 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 1258 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: City defends use of redevelopment agencies

There is another side to redevelopment that is absent in Jennifer Bestor's Guest Opinion last week on redevelopment agencies...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Roxie Rorapaugh, on Mar 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 1257 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Consider a gift to the Holiday Fund

Despite the ongoing financial challenges we all face, last year Almanac readers contributed nearly $100,000 to the Holiday...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm | 3 comments | 1257 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A Texan proposes a solution to Welfare abuse

The following was published in the Waco Herald Tribune, November 18, 2010 and posted at http://picklyman.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/from-the-waco-herald-tribune-november-18-2010/....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 6, 2012
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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Raising money for Ford Field

==B Wednesday:== The Portola Valley Town Council will review this week a progress report on fundraising for a proposed $540,000...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by HeadScratcher, on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 1257 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisor Don Horsley...Independent Oversight Board

Don Horsley said in an article by the SMDJ today titled "County figuring out how to spend new tax money" part of the undertaking...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Nov. 13, 2012
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AROUND TOWN

Got milk? Car thief on the lam steals soy milk

Running from the police makes a man thirsty. When Menlo Park officers caught up with Valentin Arias Jimenez, they discovered...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:29 am | 5 comments | 1257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Tax would help Portola Valley schools

Officials at the two-school Portola Valley district have their hopes riding on a successful outcome of the Measure O election....

Original post made on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by PV resident, on May 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm | 7 comments | 1257 Views
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