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Review: 'Life of Pi'

In Ang Lee's exhilarating "Life of Pi" -- based upon the bestselling novel by Yann Martel -- a boy adrift reads a "Survival...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Uriah, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 1039 Views

AROUND TOWN

When rain causes fire

Electrical fires are known for being impervious to water, a truth demonstrated in the rain over nearly two hours early Thursday...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Allied but not Arty, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 878 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: U.S. 101 auxiliary lane ribbon-cutting

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, dignitaries will gather to commemorate the construction of U.S. 101 auxiliary lanes between...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Rob, on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:35 am | 7 comments | 1091 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday parking hours take effect

Menlo Park has never been the sort of town where you can shop until you drop -- for one thing, the fear of parking tickets...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardina, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 1185 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district and firefighters fighting in court

With both sides saying they hope for a fresh start, relations between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the firefighters...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm | 24 comments | 2020 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

5 Ways to Encourage Open-mindedness in our Kids this Holiday Season

“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” -- Albert Einstein December is a great time...

Original post made by Kristin Quintana on Dec. 5, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Atherton Algebra Class Travesty

This article was published in the Menlo Atherton student newspaper: http://www.mabearnews.com/news/2012/11/16/delgado-absence-affects-students/ I...

Original post made by MA Bear on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Health, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:00 am | 3 comments | 1924 Views

MENLO PARK

Kepler's named Small Business of the Year

A longtime Kepler's customer and fan, State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) has named the iconic bookstore the "Small...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 1459 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Compensation cuts OK'd, but reconsideration likely

The vote may have been unanimous, but the outcome of the Atherton City Council's approval of compensation changes for 10...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by BenchMark, on Dec 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 1092 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside High grieves over death of freshman

Sadness pervaded Woodside High School last week as students and teachers remembered Leyla Beban. The 14-year-old Redwood...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Sad Day in Community, on Dec 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 1579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Peter Ohtaki next in line to be Menlo Park mayor

A new mayor and vice mayor will be chosen at tonight's Menlo Park City Council meeting. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12610&e=y...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Gina, on Dec 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 851 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Council to Review Brown Act Laws In December

At the December Council Meeting the Atherton Council will review Brown Act Laws. Below is part thread on this topic taken...

Original post made by Council Concerns on Dec. 4, 2012
There are no comments yet. 917 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton may cut staff compensation

The mayor calls it a wrap-up. The police union is calling it revenge. As the Atherton City Council meets on Nov. 28 for the...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 4, 2012 at 11:37 am | 43 comments | 3739 Views

WOODSIDE

Noise from low-flying aircraft still troubles towns

For years, at Peninsula community roundtable discussions with noise-abatement officials, representatives from Portola Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Grant, on Dec 4, 2012 at 9:13 am | 2 comments | 3225 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: A Government or a Business? The Answer

The answer expressed by the five members of the Council is that Atherton is a business. In the remarks leading up to the...

Original post made by please stop on Dec. 4, 2012
There are no comments yet. 847 Views

MENLO PARK

Protests target Arrillaga project in Menlo Park

A small group of residents has a large mission: Save Menlo Park. Their target? The eight-acre, mixed-use complex developer...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm | 8 comments | 1178 Views

AROUND TOWN

Some flooding; light turnout at Farmers' Market

It appeared that about half of the usual number of vendors showed up today (Dec. 2) for the Menlo Park Farmers' Market. The...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1283 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Council: Please Ask Us!

The November 28th Council Meeting provided an unusual insight into the closed meeting workings of the Council. At issue was...

Original post made by please ask on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by Sworn to Uphold, on Dec 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 3 comments | 1103 Views

ATHERTON

APOA Forces Elizabeth Lewis to change her tune

At last night's council meeting, Kathy McKeithen revealed that Elizabeth Lewis (and Jerry Carlson) both voted in favor of...

Original post made by Union influence at work on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm | 23 comments | 1778 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mike Nevin R. I. P.

Mike Nevin Excutive Director of Service League of San Mateo County and former Supervisor has passed away this weekend cause...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Dec. 2, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1071 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
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Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
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Just say no
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Getting High in Menlo Park
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As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This
By Erin Glanville | 4 comments | 389 views