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MENLO PARK

Arrest made in Menlo Park sexual assault

A man was arrested this morning (Nov. 13) in connection with the sexual assault of a 25-year-old man near the Alma Lane and...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by Suspicious, on Nov 17, 2009 at 6:29 pm | 8 comments | 1375 Views

MENLO PARK

Defense expert: Officer May broke rules

A use-of-force expert for Alberto Alvarez, who is on trial for the murder of East Palo Alto Police Officer Richard May, testified...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by Familiar with Case, on Nov 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 21 comments | 1963 Views

MENLO PARK

Laurel student, 6, dies in hit-and-run crash

The 6-year-old Menlo Park girl who died after a hit-and-run accident Thursday has been identified as Lisa Xaiver, a student...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by David, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 15 comments | 2562 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In favor of low density downtown

I have been a Menlo Park resident since 1998 and am a regular shopper and diner in the town. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8832...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Long time resident, on Nov 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm | 14 comments | 1877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Family: Drowned man was a loving son, brother,

The 21-year-old man found dead in a Redwood City swimming pool last week was a loving son and brother who always gave without...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2009
Last comment by baby, on Dec 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm | 2 comments | 1377 Views

MENLO PARK

Touchy debate over polarizing Bohannon project

City's divided history, Bohannon family's Menlo Park ties complicate debate over huge office/hotel project. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by taxpayer, on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:07 am | 8 comments | 1592 Views

AROUND TOWN

A 'total cure' for health care?

Ask Harold S. "Hal" Luft about the national health care system, and he will admit: He's been itching to reform it for years....

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Joe Krall, on Nov 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm | 1 comment | 1767 Views

MENLO PARK

Armed men invade, rob Menlo Park home

Two men armed with semiautomatic handguns confronted a resident outside his home in the 700 block of Pierce Road at around...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Common Sense, on Nov 19, 2009 at 6:36 am | 5 comments | 1494 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

POST to sell 4,262 acres near Montara and Moss Beach to National Park Service

The Peninsula Open Space Trust plans to sell Rancho Corral de Tierra, a large tract of land surrounding Montara and Moss...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 1934 Views

MENLO PARK

Perceived benefits a fantasy, critics say

Critics have argued that perceived benefits associated with the Bohannon project are based on wishful thinking. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Yes sir!, on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:03 am | 7 comments | 1608 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Another option for rail corridor

Are there alternatives for bringing a high-speed rail connection from San Jose to San Francisco that won't involve a king's...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 25 comments | 1987 Views

MENLO PARK

Sexual assault victim 'very uncooperative,' police say

The victim of a sexual assault by two men near the footbridge to Palo Alto at the southern end of Alma Street in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Nov 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 1258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by slight abdominal bulge, on Nov 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 27 comments | 3150 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Country Club faces uphill battle in opening door for expansion

The Menlo Country Club, a private golf course that sits along Woodside Road across from Woodside High School, may be thought...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 5 comments | 1908 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Atherton may drop road impact fee

Tonight's Atherton City Council meeting at Holbrook-Palmer Park could signal the end of the town's road impact fee. Town...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by That's Right!, on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:08 pm | 3 comments | 1421 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon office/hotel project too big? Not necessarily, Menlo Park City Council says

Menlo Park's City Council has directed the city to enter negotiations on a major office/hotel project, setting the stage...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by L Luciano, on Nov 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 6 comments | 1796 Views

ATHERTON

High-speed rail planners ramp up communication spending; locals skeptical

Critics see the new $9 million public relations contract as an effort to stifle dissent, rather than promote dialogue. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by OH NO IT IS REAL, on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 6 comments | 1746 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A football lights: a permanent fixture?

The temporary lights brought in by Menlo-Atherton High for last week's M-A vs. Sacred Heart Prep football game proved so...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Jerry Leugers, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:42 am | 1 comment | 1519 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: The Almanac has an attitude problem

Now that the election for the board of the Sequoia high school district is over, I would like to comment upon the very limited...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Thank You Ms. Pacifico!, on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm | 3 comments | 1699 Views

WOODSIDE

Sprinkler system douses home office fire

An interior sprinkler system extinguished a home-office fire on Buck Court in Woodside before firefighters arrived and before...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Satire, on Nov 29, 2009 at 7:17 am | 46 comments | 3459 Views
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