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MENLO PARK

Sprinklers on MP council agenda in January

Menlo Park's City Council will take a three-week hiatus before its next meeting on Jan. 12. At that meeting, the council...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sean Howell, on Jan 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm | 87 comments | 5277 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

Friday, October 9th the Atherton Library will be hosting "Monsoon Wedding" at 7 PM. In honor of "One Book One Community."...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Oct. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5274 Views

FICTION

Menlo Park hires full-time 'community engagement' director

Cherise Brandell, a 19-year employee of Battle Creek, Michigan, has been hired as Menlo Park's "community engagement" director...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 28, 2008 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 5273 Views

MOVIES

Film night at Atherton Library

Friday, October 23 the Atherton Library will be hosting a Hitchcock classic, "The Trouble with Harry" at 7 PM. Doors open...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Oct. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher layoffs ahead as MP district plans cuts

More than 17 teaching jobs are on the line as the Menlo Park City School District struggles to close a $2 million shortfall...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on May 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm | 198 comments | 5269 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: How alcohol ruined a student's dreams

College students: As you prepare to start or return to college, there are a number of things on your mind. And while you...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by college, on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm | 46 comments | 5265 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bond measure would fund rebuilding of school

Being an elementary school principal can't be easy even under normal circumstances, but it's likely that Encinal School Principal...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Ms. B, on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm | 7 comments | 5244 Views

MOVIES

Movie Night at Atherton Library

Friday, November 13th at 7 PM, the library will be showing a Thanksgiving comedy, "What's Cooking?" This film is rated PG-13...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Nov. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5241 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 5241 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Park: Strife on tennis courts leads to threats, police intervention

Sportsmanship has been in short supply on Menlo Park's tennis courts of late, as clashes over reservations have led to police...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Nealon Neighbor, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 14 comments | 5240 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Prevailing wage laws guarantee inefficiency in government.

Government agencies should not discriminate against contractors on the basis of wages paid to workers. That is a privileged...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 5229 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District Grant Applications oversubscribed

In a press release from District PR guy, Don Shoecraft (a.k.a. MTK Communications http://www.almanacnews.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=1&t=8177),...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:41 am | 9 comments | 5197 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Board tackles complexities around enrollment surge

The overseers of local high schools are now moving beyond the preliminary stages in confronting a very tough problem how...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by central planning, on Sep 24, 2013 at 5:50 am | 4 comments | 5189 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Public employees and Social Security

How do public employees escape the inequities of the Social Security system to which most of us have been subjected? Why...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 2, 2013 at 11:43 am | 179 comments | 5178 Views

FICTION

Former MP city manager ousted from manager post in Scottsdale

Jan Dolan, Menlo Park's city manager from 1990 to 2000, has been ousted from her post as city manager in Scottsdale, Arizona,...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 20, 2008 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 5174 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Council members, listen to your constituents

So where are we now? Almost a year has passed since Stanford's first proposal for the eight-plus-acre property at 500 El...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by sticks in the eyes, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:58 am | 18 comments | 5164 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Is it art -- or a disgrace?

Please take a moment to look at this photo. The "sculpture" in the photo is located on Willow Road and Coleman Avenue in...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by mary ellis, on Jul 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 49 comments | 5157 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sharon Heights rallies against housing site

Clearly the key to community engagement in Menlo Park is to suggest building "affordable housing" in Sharon Heights, in a...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 16, 2012 at 6:43 am | 67 comments | 5153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special education director forced out

The school board approved the removal of the Menlo Park City School District's director of special education from her job...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by onlooker, on Feb 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 39 comments | 5132 Views

MENLO PARK

Those were the days

Before there was the Ladera we know today, the La Siesta ranch occupied the hilly landscape that was dotted with blue, valley...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 18, 2013 at 1:01 am | 1 comment | 5130 Views
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