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Homeless vets: Shelter Network lands grant

Shelter Network, a nonprofit that provides services for homeless people on the Peninsula, has been awarded a federal grant...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Raymond Mueller, on Jul 29, 2011 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 1693 Views

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Volatile public comment on downtown plan

The third session of the Menlo Park Planning Commission's review of the proposed downtown/El Camino Real specific plan inspired...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Norman, on Aug 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 41 comments | 4460 Views

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First look: Facebook's new home from the inside out

If any office building has that coveted "new car" smell, it's Facebook's renovated Menlo Park headquarters. Earlier this...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2011
Last comment by Lawrence de Arabia, on Aug 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 2 comments | 1441 Views

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Redistricting still splits Menlo, but along 101

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has divided Menlo Park into two congressional districts, but the border...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by redraw?, on Aug 2, 2011 at 10:08 am | 4 comments | 1270 Views

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Redistricting still splits city, but along 101

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has divided Menlo Park into two congressional districts, but the border...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 4, 2011 at 10:21 am | 2 comments | 1296 Views

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Making it safer to cross El Camino Real

Focusing on the El Camino Real portion of the proposed downtown specific plan for Menlo Park last night, the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by you're kidding, on Aug 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm | 12 comments | 1988 Views

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Burglars bust window in Willows

As-of-yet-unidentified burglars broke the side window of a home in the 200 block of Marmona Drive in Menlo Park on Monday. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by Clarence Darrow, on Aug 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 1674 Views

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Fourteen food vendors cited at block party

The county health department has issued 14 citations to vendors at the June 22 Menlo Park Block Party. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by wap, on Aug 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm | 8 comments | 1545 Views

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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 | 1480 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 | 4265 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 | 1252 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 | 1326 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 | 1246 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 | 1464 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 | 1998 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 | 1266 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 | 1298 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 | 1522 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 | 3591 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 | 1448 Views
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