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MENLO PARK

California redistricting commission makes it final: Menlo Park gets two congressional districts

The city of Menlo Park will have two representatives in Congress when the June 2012 election rolls around, a distinction...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 2 comments | 1455 Views

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Editorial: The slow death of high-speed rail

The bad economic news keeps piling up in front of the California High-Speed Rail project but will it be enough to bring Governor...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:09 am | 15 comments | 4244 Views

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Menlo Park thieves snatch $55,600 in copper

Copper thieves targeted a PG&E substation and a parking garage over the weekend. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=9480...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Aug 18, 2011 at 9:46 am | 3 comments | 1238 Views

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Public hears upate on Hillview Middle School construction

By next fall, sixth- through eighth-grade students in the Menlo Park City School District should have a brand new school...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Bob , on Aug 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 1313 Views

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Letter: Reader sees a bias for West Menlo Park

For as long as I've been reading the Almanac, I've felt that it has always reflected a "West Menlo" preference. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by highway border, on Aug 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments | 1222 Views

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Teen charged with murder in infant's death

Two teenage boys, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, have been arrested, one charged with murder in connection with the fatal...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by GINA, on Aug 18, 2011 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1444 Views

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19-year-old man killed in Menlo Park

Menlo Park police responding to a report of gunshots on Thursday night found a 19-year-old man, Carl Purvis Jr., dead behind...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm | 5 comments | 1974 Views

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Split vote denies Walgreens permit to sell beer and wine

Walgreens said it's still thinking about whether to appeal the Menlo Park Planning Commission's denial of an alcohol sales...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by G Cronin, on Aug 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 1251 Views

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Transportation Commission backs specific plan

The downtown specific plan got a thumbs up from one Menlo Park commission on Aug. 18. Tonight (Aug. 22), it goes before the...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by fact checker, on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:01 am | 3 comments | 1262 Views

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Menlo Park police reports: Car strikes stroller

A Toyota Prius struck a stroller, tossing a child out, as the driver tried to make a left turn on to Ravenswood Avenue from...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by Subaruzi, on Aug 23, 2011 at 10:36 am | 4 comments | 1507 Views

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Tap well water to irrigate golf course?

The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club would like to keep its greens well-watered; Menlo Park would like to help, it seems....

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 1, 2011 at 7:16 am | 22 comments | 3570 Views

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Almanac Q&A: Jane Fonda on life, longevity and activism

Actress, activist, author and fitness guru Jane Fonda spoke and signed copies of her new book at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:34 pm | 3 comments | 1433 Views

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Tonight: Council weighs Walgreens alcohol appeal

Beer and wine are on the menu for the next meeting of Menlo Park's City Council. Walgreens has appealed the Planning Commission's...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm | 4 comments | 1370 Views

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Tapping well water to irrigate golf course?

The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club would like to keep its greens well-watered; Menlo Park would like to help, it seems....

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Ralphie, on Aug 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm | 6 comments | 1696 Views

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No one-stop shop for alcohol at Walgreens

With far less contention than accompanied BevMo's successful request to sell alcohol on El Camino Real, the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:33 am | 7 comments | 1459 Views

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Commission punts downtown plan to council

The 6-1 vote in favor of recommending the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific plan didn't quite reflect the heated...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Aug 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 2 comments | 1428 Views

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Bike vs. car sends man, 64, to hospital

A 64-year-old bicyclist was taken to the hospital with what police described as life-threatening injuries after a bike and...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Scholar, on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm | 6 comments | 2158 Views

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Rock on, Readers' Choice

Readers pick their favorite local restaurants, shops and services. ==B Photo:== Klara Turner, owner of Los Salonez in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Of course it's rigged, on Jan 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm | 61 comments | 30379 Views

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Thursday at Kepler's: Stalking victim talks on college safety

Former stalking victim Kathleen Baty will speak about her newest book, "College Safety 101," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
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Residents protest private club's wish for public well

The city's proposal to install an irrigation well in Nealon Park, a popular communal open space owned by Menlo Park, aroused...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by 30yr_resident, on Aug 29, 2011 at 10:11 am | 14 comments | 1606 Views
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