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MENLO PARK

Parade of Fire Engines and Police cars on El Camino

Does anyone know what was the reason for about 20 fire engine vehicles, many police cars and all with sirens blaring and...

Original post made by What was going on? on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by BamaKitty, on Oct 28, 2014 at 9:55 pm | 3 comments | 304 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Measure M would take away council's negotiating power

As the vice mayor of Menlo Park and parent of two children at Las Lomitas, I have the opportunity to speak with a variety...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Positive Reinforcement, on Oct 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm | 3 comments | 496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College bond measure faces a new kind of opponent

When there is opposition to school construction bond measures, it usually comes from voters opposed to the concept of taxation....

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 28, 2014 at 2:34 pm | 4 comments | 1773 Views

MENLO PARK

Study session on Mandarin immersion charter

With only a few weeks before it must vote on authorizing a Mandarin immersion charter school in the district, the board...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Oct 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm | 6 comments | 1363 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Hillary Clinton: Corporations and Businesses Don't Create Jobs

Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd...

Original post made by Ich Bin Ein Socialist on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 28, 2014 at 11:35 am | 22 comments | 593 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter info available to candidates, journalists

It may come as a surprise to voters that much of the information they provide when they register to vote (including name,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 28, 2014 at 7:10 am | 10 comments | 780 Views

MENLO PARK

Tech changes fuel new Project Read strategies

Guest article: Literacy education at Project Read-Menlo Park is evolving as quickly as the sweeping technology changes in...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 2 comments | 240 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 188 comments | 8495 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Construction firms heavy donors to bond measure for community colleges

It's a season of giving for construction interests from around the Bay Area. Contributions from architectural firms, builders...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Dr. B., on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 1847 Views

AROUND TOWN

What kind of a committee is Save Menlo this week?

Save Menlo was originally established as a General Purpose Committee. Then on Oct 1, 2014 they filed an FPPC report stating...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 201 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure M -- Spreading the lies -- Bianca Walser

In a recently flyer from "Committee for a Vibrant Downtown -- No on M" (Greenheart), Bianca Walser, current chair of the...

Original post made by old timer on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 303 Views

AROUND TOWN

Five indicted in bid-rigging scheme at foreclosure auctions

Five real estate investors accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auctions in San Francisco and San Mateo counties have...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Oct 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm | 8 comments | 2435 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to study changing public benefits trigger in specific plan

The Menlo Park City Council agreed Tuesday night to Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller's request to have the city schedule a time...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by wcs, on Oct 24, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 42 comments | 2098 Views

AROUND TOWN

Does Measure M freeze ALL the parcels in the Specific Plan area?

A new question has arisen regarding the unknown/unintended consequences of Measure M. Section 3.1 of Measure M states...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 232 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?

In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 25 comments | 2492 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County Coastside

The Half Moon Bay Review needs to learn from "The Almanac". Currently, the HMBR's "Talk About" entries are delayed. "The...

Original post made by Ginny McShane on Oct. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 192 Views

AROUND TOWN

Did the drafter of Measure M even read the Specific Plan?

We now know that Measure M was not written by Mike Lanza and Patti Fry but by a Davis California environmental lawyer Keith...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 210 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Three for reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District

In her recent letter, Betty Seckler hit the nail on the head reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District will only happen...

Original post made by John McDowell on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm | 15 comments | 365 Views

AROUND TOWN

County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sandy, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 12 comments | 2140 Views

MENLO PARK

Oak Knoll teacher John Fuller writes a book inspired by his long commute

Driving 100 miles each day back and forth from his home in Orinda to his job teaching at Menlo Park's Oak Knoll School gave...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 3 comments | 1909 Views
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