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MENLO PARK

Letter: Park Theatre becoming a real eyesore

Each time I drive by what used to be the Park Theatre in Menlo Park I get mad. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7480...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by needs enforcing, on Feb 3, 2009 at 12:46 pm | 9 comments | 1950 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shoes on Overhead Wires, Highway 101 eyesore

Anyone else notice the sneakers on the overhead wires on HY 101 southbound before Marsh? Caltrans has a "Maintenance Service...

Original post made by Bill on Feb. 8, 2009
Last comment by get a life, on Feb 15, 2009 at 2:10 am | 9 comments | 2328 Views

MENLO PARK

Scale Down the High Speed Rail Project

The High Speed Train Project (HST) arrived at our front door before Palo Alto and Menlo Park have had the time and funding...

Original post made by Brielle Johnck on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by question growth, on Mar 2, 2009 at 5:12 pm | 9 comments | 1798 Views

OTHER TOPICS

It's OK to use fireplaces again

The winter air pollution season is over, which means that Bay Area residents don't have to worry about running afoul of...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by S.T. Bear, on Mar 23, 2009 at 10:58 am | 9 comments | 1864 Views

MENLO PARK

Peet's and Calla may be shut for months due to fire

There were coffee and scones this morning at Peet's Coffee & Tea at the corner of University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by Bulldozer, on Mar 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm | 9 comments | 1687 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain, rail agency accede to Palo Alto protest

Faced with outrage and confusion from Palo Alto and other Peninsula cities, the Caltrain Board of Directors has revised its...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by quiet, on Apr 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm | 9 comments | 1870 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mandatory water rationing unlikely

Officials of both the Menlo Park Municipal Water District and the California Water Service Co. (Cal Water), which also serves...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by huston3, on Jun 17, 2009 at 11:43 am | 9 comments | 1828 Views

ATHERTON

Councilman blasts report by grand jury

There's been no official response from Atherton to the April 6 San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury report advising the town...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by rich, on Apr 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm | 9 comments | 2269 Views

MENLO PARK

Emergency responders get toll-violation tickets

Menlo Park firefighters and police are being cited for driving through toll plazas without paying -- even though they are...

Original post made on May. 21, 2009
Last comment by Suzie, on May 22, 2009 at 7:17 am | 9 comments | 1692 Views

ATHERTON

Another Lawsuit for Atherton

Police Officer Pilar Ortiz Buckley has filed suit against Atherton for failing to protect her from a hostile work environment. Deatails...

Original post made by Mr. Varden on May. 23, 2009
Last comment by mad max, on May 28, 2009 at 12:56 pm | 9 comments | 2152 Views

MENLO PARK

Will parking for gym push out library patrons?

As plans progress for a new gymnasium in Menlo Park's Civic Center complex, some residents are arguing that the Civic Center...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by oldtimer, on Jun 28, 2009 at 12:55 pm | 9 comments | 1639 Views

AROUND TOWN

High school district raises concerns about Everest charter school site

Officials from the Sequoia Union High School District, who fought the creation of a new charter high school but were overruled...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by jim watson, on Jul 14, 2009 at 6:57 pm | 9 comments | 1963 Views

MENLO PARK

City bonds still AAA

In a challenging year for many municipal bonds, Menlo Park has managed to keep its high credit ratings. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2009
Last comment by Melvin Belli, on Jun 23, 2009 at 6:57 am | 9 comments | 1608 Views

MENLO PARK

Middlefield and Linfield: Traffic signal, or lighted crosswalk?

At its meeting Tuesday night, Menlo Park's City Council could decide whether to install a traffic signal or a lighted crosswalk...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2009
Last comment by The Voice, on Jul 17, 2009 at 11:43 am | 9 comments | 1904 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton puts parcel tax on fall ballot

Atherton voters will be asked to approve a four-year renewal of the $750 annual parcel tax when they head to the polls on...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2009
Last comment by $500,000, on Jul 18, 2009 at 1:19 pm | 9 comments | 1851 Views

WOODSIDE

Town Council fines Woodside couple $10,000 for felling trees without a permit

A couple who cut several significant trees in Woodside without a permit drew a hefty fine. The Town Council dramatically...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2009
Last comment by Stanford Speaks, Woodside better listen, on Sep 16, 2009 at 10:02 pm | 9 comments | 2560 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ristorante Mataro opens in downtown Menlo

Ristorante Mataro, Menlo Park's newest Italian restaurant, recently opened at 827 Santa Cruz Ave. in space formerly occupied...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by yummo!, on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:26 pm | 9 comments | 1846 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Almanac editorial: Thomsen, Ferrando for high school board

<I>This editorial was published in the Oct. 21, 2009, issue of The Almanac.</I> With the seats of retiring members Sally...

Original post made by News Guy on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm | 9 comments | 2529 Views

FICTION

Fire board candidates respond to flap over ads

With a contract dispute unresolved and an election looming, the union that represents 93 firefighters in the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm | 9 comments | 5156 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Update: Son of Barry Bonds arrested in Menlo

The 19-year-old son of Barry Bonds, who holds the lifetime and single-season Major League home run records, was arrested...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by To Pragmatic, on Dec 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm | 9 comments | 1356 Views
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