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AROUND TOWN

Measure M is a gamble - with very poor odds

The Specific Plan involved 6 years of community wide input and discussion. Measure M was written by two people and unnamed...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 193 Views

ATHERTON

Officers again target traffic-law violators in Atherton, Menlo

Motorcycle officers return to Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to ticket traffic violators in another special...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 2668 Views

ATHERTON

Aircraft noise over Atherton

Atherton residents have been making some noise of their own over the increase in aircraft noise that's resulted from a start-up...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 18, 2014 at 7:00 am | 497 comments | 52581 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: What Measure M will mean for Menlo

As a member of the Planning Commission for six years and an active participant in the specific plan process, I am greatly...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Thomas, on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:25 pm | 60 comments | 2104 Views

AROUND TOWN

Motorcycle cops issue 82 tickets for 'distracted driving' in Atherton, Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycle patrols in Atherton and Menlo Park issued 76 tickets to drivers using cellphones illegally and six...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by JGB, on Sep 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm | 13 comments | 2722 Views

MENLO PARK

The best of all worlds

What's a "marketbar?" Please, let it be not another pricey, erratic new eatery that's trendier than thou and louder than...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 5 comments | 2195 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Reverse outsourcing, at least for two employees?

Atherton's City Council will consider making two current part-time contract jobs into full-time town positions when it meets...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Expect More?, on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm | 7 comments | 1140 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Measure M is in the spirit of democracy

Definition of an Initiative: allows the people to bypass the legislators and propose a new statute, ordinance, or constitutional...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 227 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Measure M and balanced development

Contrary to what Mickie Winkler claims in her September 3 letter to the Almanac's editor, Measure M does, in fact, uphold...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm | 10 comments | 314 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park council may buy duplexes for city

Menlo Park may pay $1.12 million for two duplexes, at 1175 and 1177 Willow Road, to potentially use as below-market-rate...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by xy, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 508 Views

MENLO PARK

Keith losing endorsements

Not only was Kirsten Keith, who is running again for MP council, unable to obtain the endorsement of the local Democratic...

Original post made by lost endorsements on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Good for her, on Sep 16, 2014 at 9:16 am | 4 comments | 300 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley residents report seeing mountain lion in backyard

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by West Atherton resident, on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm | 6 comments | 1875 Views

MENLO PARK

Anton Menlo gets ready for construction of 394 apartments

Developer St. Anton Partners has cleared 10 acres of land at 3639 Haven Ave., off Marsh Road, in Menlo Park in preparation...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm | 15 comments | 2359 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside report: Mountain lion and three cubs spotted in Wunderlich park

Deputy sheriffs and park rangers are patrolling the woods at Wunderlich county park in Woodside after the reported sighting...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Old timer, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 24 comments | 3815 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police stage training at former school this week

Explosions, gunfire and yelling -- all simulated -- may be heard coming from the former campus of James Flood Elementary...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 1338 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vi seniors take case to federal court

More than 40 seniors mobilized in the U.S. District Court in San Jose this week to show their displeasure with how the parent...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by PACCRC, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 4 comments | 1833 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to spend $45,000 on drought outreach

The city's water fund will chip in $45,000 to help get the word out about mandatory water conservation measures to customers...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Louise68, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:03 am | 14 comments | 1507 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Mary Kom'

Mary Kom holds enough world boxing championship titles and influence in the sport to merit a keen cinematic look at her career's...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chan Iyer, on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 2458 Views

MENLO PARK

Greenheart obnoxious billboard sized sign at 1300 El Camino

Greeheart has just put up a billboard sized sign on the 1300 El Camino property. see: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15224874741_ce56f85dbb_b.jpg and http://farm4.st...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 5 comments | 310 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequel to Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts

Since I first posted Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts http://www.almanacnews.com/square/2014/08/01/dissolution-dialogue-on-healthcare-districts...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Sep 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 15 comments | 1203 Views
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Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheartís expensive potion
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