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WOODSIDE

Dr. Barry Rosen, pioneer of addiction medicine, dies at 61

Dr. Barry Rosen, who was recognized internationally for his expertise on the disease of addiction, died at his home in Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Louis Morin, on Nov 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 5 comments | 12300 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Public works director leaving for Millbrae

Sources have told the Almanac that Menlo Park's Public Works Director, Chip Taylor, has accepted a similar position with...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by Sam Tyler, on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:39 am | 8 comments | 12259 Views

MENLO PARK

Food trucks rolling into Menlo Park next month

Over the protests of nervous downtown business owners and some local residents, Menlo Park's Planning Commission, at a little...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by tom h, on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 29 comments | 12210 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituary: Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, Woodside

Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, a Woodside resident who served until last week on the local school board, died on June 16. He was...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Vraphael2000, on Jun 22, 2015 at 5:42 am | 3 comments | 12183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Measure W would fund rebuilding of fifth district 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. 8, 2013
Last comment by PF, on Nov 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 79 comments | 12170 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election: A quarter-billion for Sequoia district high schools?

The coming surge in enrollment at area public high schools, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School, is the issue driving...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Enough, on May 26, 2014 at 10:50 am | 60 comments | 12143 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents and Business Owners Take Heed

The Menlo Park El Camino/Downtown Specific Plan continues to move forward. The eventual outcome will shape our town for the...

Original post made by Clark Kepler on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Jun 16, 2009 at 7:18 pm | 15 comments | 12106 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: City newsletter criticized for bias against Measure M

Menlo Focus, the city's quarterly newsletter, generally garners only as much attention as it takes to decide whether to read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm | 129 comments | 11932 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Grand piano missing from Atherton home

Police calls from Atherton, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/19/police-calls-grand...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Come on, now, on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 4 comments | 11859 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Peninsula Healthcare District candidate statements for November election

There are 4 candidates for 3 seats on the Peninsula Healthcare District Board of Directors in November 2014. Challenger...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 11, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 12, 2014 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 11849 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Local pension reform: misguided, mean-spirited

The so-called Menlo Park "pension reform" advanced by former City Council members Lee Duboc and Mickie Winkler is completely...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 64 comments | 11794 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside council to hear appeal on realtor's proposal for awnings

Awnings will be the subject of a public hearing tonight (Sept. 24) at the Woodside Town Council meeting. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by green fan, on Sep 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm | 1 comment | 11785 Views

AROUND TOWN

Libertarians endorse candidates for healthcare districts

The Libertarian Party of San Mateo County endorsed reform candidates for Sequoia Healthcare District and Peninsula Healthcare...

Original post made by Harland Harrison on Sep. 7, 2014
Last comment by libertarian fantasies, on Sep 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 11715 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Menlo council forms subcommittee to guide Stanford project on El Camino

After a discussion that started on Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday morning, the Menlo Park City Council decided...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Apr 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm | 107 comments | 11714 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown plan initiative could affect fire-station remodel

The redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street seems an unlikely ground zero for Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:45 am | 45 comments | 11548 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: To retreat or not to retreat?

Trips by Menlo Park city staff to Half Moon Bay and Napa during the past two months came as a surprise to at least one council...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by what was discussed, on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm | 23 comments | 11541 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo commission votes that turning over city property to neighbors follows general plan

The Menlo Park Planning Commission voted 4-2 on May 6 that the proposal to have the city turn over a piece of land in the...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by grammar, on May 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm | 12 comments | 11540 Views

SPORTS

Guest opinion: Bleachers wrong for Atherton park

In the fall of 2012, Atherton voted to "Save Our Park" by aborting well-thought-out plans for a library, which might have...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Now what?, on Feb 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm | 21 comments | 11480 Views

MENLO PARK

State: Insufficient evidence in Sutton discrimination case

Former city gymnastics instructor Michelle Sutton received notice in December from the California Department of Fair Employment...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Almanac Fan, on Jan 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm | 5 comments | 11469 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park council looks at buying license plate readers, surveillance cameras

As the Menlo Park Police Department seeks council approval tonight to purchase three automated license plate readers and...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 23 comments | 11455 Views
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