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AROUND TOWN

High-speed rail meeting fails to sway Menlo Park crowd

Menlo Park residents are a cynical bunch when it comes to the California High Speed Rail Authority. While it didn't degenerate...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by HSR, on Mar 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm | 18 comments | 2005 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Councilman asked for $500,000 loan, says Atherton resident who is suing town

Atherton Councilman Charles Marsala is accused of asking for a large personal loan from a man who is suing Atherton in federal...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by Suzie, on Mar 31, 2010 at 9:58 am | 18 comments | 3307 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another Jackling house friend goes on the record

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has sent a letter to the Woodside Town Council underscoring its support for...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Apr 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm | 18 comments | 1482 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Both parcel tax measures pass easily

Two parcel tax measures -- in the Menlo Park and Portola Valley school districts -- passed easily, according to election...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Property Tax Payer, on May 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm | 18 comments | 2420 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Time to take on the city's unions

For over a year now, we have been reading and hearing about the imbalance of public employee benefits — at city, state...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by DThomas, on May 29, 2010 at 11:33 am | 18 comments | 1680 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon project will go on the ballot

What is already shaping up to be a crowded ballot in November for Menlo Park voters will have to make room for a new item:...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm | 18 comments | 1385 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Suit was a distraction for rail authority

Aristotle wrote that "the law is reason free from passion." Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=9838...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by ANONYMOUS, on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm | 18 comments | 2312 Views

MENLO PARK

Today: Atherton police to close streets near protest

The Atherton Police Department plans to close streets in the vicinity of Edge Road and Oak Grove Avenue in Atherton on Thursday,...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by BillOfRights, on Jul 17, 2010 at 7:46 am | 18 comments | 1572 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council dives into pool bids

Considering that it was a Menlo Park City Council meeting, there was little dissent among council members on Aug. 24 as they...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Reality Check, on Sep 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm | 18 comments | 1614 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park getting shafted by M-A

The SJ Mercury News reports: "After contributing $2.6 million to construction of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by editor, on Oct 6, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 18 comments | 1347 Views

MENLO PARK

Money trickles into Menlo council campaigns

The six Menlo Park City Council candidates disclosed the state of their campaign finances this week, covering donations and...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Upper Middle Class, on Oct 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm | 18 comments | 1466 Views

ATHERTON

County motion to dismiss Buckheit lawsuit fails

With a recent ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero, Atherton resident Jon Buckheit has prevailed a second time in...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2010
Last comment by Truth be told, on Nov 5, 2010 at 7:51 am | 18 comments | 1638 Views

ATHERTON

Police APPRECIATION Thread

The All-McKeithen, All-Buckheit, All-The-Time Almanac has made sure one negative article after another has come out against...

Original post made by Positive Attitude on Nov. 19, 2010
Last comment by chorus line, on Nov 20, 2010 at 9:51 am | 18 comments | 1491 Views

ATHERTON

#2 A call for a Grand Jury investigation of the Atheron POA

For those who wish to comment on the above thread as anonymous without being an Almanac Registered User, considering the...

Original post made by Bob on Nov. 21, 2010
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Nov 22, 2010 at 10:08 am | 18 comments | 1736 Views

MENLO PARK

Carpenter replaces Ohtaki on fire board

Peter Carpenter, never out of public view for long, has rejoined the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm | 18 comments | 1837 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Lesson in democracy lost at rally

I recently attended a rally at the Old Courthouse in Redwood City. The purpose of the rally was to mourn on the first anniversary...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Feb 4, 2011 at 8:51 am | 18 comments | 1983 Views

MENLO PARK

T-Mobile plans six cell towers in Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Planning Commission approved T-Mobile's request to mount a cellphone antenna inside a flag pole at 2400 Sand...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Feb 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm | 18 comments | 2096 Views

WOODSIDE

Jackling house settles into dust and debris

The destruction of the Jackling house on Mountain Home Road in Woodside began Monday, Feb. 14, and while the house is already...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm | 18 comments | 4044 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cyclist severely injured in crash in Woodside

A 67-year-old bicyclist from Redwood City was admitted to Stanford Hospital with a severe brain injury requiring emergency...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2011
Last comment by in traffic, on Jun 12, 2011 at 11:46 am | 18 comments | 2403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Contractors contribute $75,000 to bond measure campaign for community college district

UPDATE: The campaign for Measure H, a $564 million bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot for the San Mateo County Community College...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by garden volunteer, on Oct 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm | 18 comments | 2248 Views
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