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FICTION

Willows traffic plan hits dead stop in Menlo Park

The rhetoric was bloodthirsty, for a Menlo Park City Council meeting: One after another public speaker urged the council...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm | 15 comments | 3496 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering Mike Thompson of KCEA

Mike Thompson, the longtime on-air host of big band and swing music on the KCEA (89.1 FM) radio station in Atherton, died...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2008
Last comment by Phil L., on Apr 27, 2008 at 1:47 pm | 32 comments | 3495 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Six people injured in shooting

Six people were shot and injured in East Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon near a McDonald's restaurant on University Avenue,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on May 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm | 4 comments | 3493 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley town official leaves abruptly

The staff at Town Hall in Portola Valley is one person smaller with the abrupt departure of Assistant Town Manager Janet...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by Julie , on Sep 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm | 1 comment | 3492 Views

MENLO PARK

Why I Voted For The Derry Project AND Support the Referendum

Letter from Kelly Fergusson, Vice Mayor, Menlo Park Dear Menlo Park Resident, Many of you have asked me if I am supporting...

Original post made by Kelly Fergusson on Oct. 27, 2006
Last comment by mptaxpayer, on Nov 8, 2006 at 12:07 pm | 4 comments | 3489 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Conflicting views of financing PV Town Center project

The following pro-and-con opinions, one by Portola Valley Mayor Ted Driscoll, the other by residents Charles Engles and Ed...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Apr. 10, 2007
There are no comments yet. 3489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Fee for paper bags is outrageous

Some too narrowly focused and overenthusiastic "protectors of the environment" have convinced many Peninsula city councils...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 20 comments | 3489 Views

MENLO PARK

Foster's Freeze

When the time comes for Fosters Freeze to move, the old Arbie's site should be considered. It has higher visibility and better...

Original post made by Elizabeth Lasensky on Oct. 31, 2006
Last comment by George, on Nov 29, 2006 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 3488 Views

MENLO PARK

Traffic Light Needed at University Dr and Menlo Ave.

It happened again! About 5:15 PM on November 13, I saw a pedestrian hit by a car as she attempted to cross the street at...

Original post made by Amy Klein on Nov. 16, 2006
Last comment by Roxanne Rorapaugh, on Dec 10, 2006 at 5:59 pm | 5 comments | 3488 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Is JZ Cool worth checking out?

Has anyone eaten at JZ Cool since it reopened after renovations? I tried to get lunch there this afternoon, but it was closed,...

Original post made by Always hungry on Jul. 3, 2007
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jun 3, 2009 at 10:15 pm | 3 comments | 3487 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Dogs on trails

Much of the time, it is cool in Portola Valley when it's hot elsewhere, but there is nothing cool about the ongoing dispute...

Original post made by David Boyce on Dec. 14, 2006
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jan 24, 2007 at 2:24 pm | 3 comments | 3481 Views

WOODSIDE

Steve Jobs wealth not an issue

The following letter by John Clark was published in the Almanac's Feb. 7 print edition: Editor: I find it offensive...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Feb. 7, 2007
There are no comments yet. 3480 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Ex-official seeks records on candidate, councilman, staff

Atherton's former finance director John Johns is seeking an array of e-mails, memos and other documents in three California...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2008
Last comment by Kathleen O'Keefe, on Jan 11, 2009 at 9:08 pm | 5 comments | 3480 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Big bike rides exacerbate cyclist/motorist tensions

<B>This letter was published in the Jan. 3 edition of the Almanac:</B> Editor: I am appalled at Brian Peterson's piece...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Jan. 2, 2007
Last comment by Dr. Greg Wright, on Jan 9, 2007 at 4:48 pm | 7 comments | 3477 Views

AROUND TOWN

Double Standard on Misoginist Attacks

Rush Limbaugh was correctly chastized for his misogynistic comments regarding Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law sudent, who...

Original post made by Double Standard on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by Haywood, on Apr 24, 2012 at 11:19 am | 83 comments | 3475 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Granny unit regulations approved

If you live on a lot in Menlo Park that's at least 6,000 square feet and meets some other requirements, including setbacks,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 21, 2014 at 8:05 am | 10 comments | 3473 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: 55 ticketed for distracted driving

Fifty-five drivers passing through Menlo Park on April 4 and 5 have been officially encouraged to think twice about using...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 49 comments | 3471 Views

AROUND TOWN

Numerous holiday activties on tap locally

Among the many holiday activities planned in our communities are those listed below. If you know of more, post them by clicking...

Original post made by Neighbor on Nov. 29, 2006
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 7, 2006 at 5:17 pm | 7 comments | 3470 Views

WOODSIDE

Last chance to comment on tree ordinance

The Woodside Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, could be residents' last chance to comment on the town's tree protection...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 7, 2006
There are no comments yet. 3470 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park restores deleted public emails

In the wake of outrage over the deletion of public emails sent to the City Council, the city of Menlo Park has now decided...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by The Public, on Mar 8, 2013 at 7:54 am | 17 comments | 3470 Views
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