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Caltrans sprays herbicides along Highway 84

Residents of rural San Mateo County who oppose the roadside spraying of herbicides to control weeds were upset to find out...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Signage, on Jun 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm | 11 comments | 3387 Views


Democrats likely to lose the Senate in the 2014 Mid-Terms

Mid-term elections are more a referendum on the President than on the candidates for House or Senate. President Obama's 44...

Original post made by Mid Term Election Watch on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Aug 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 11 comments | 785 Views


Atherton: An appeal for preservation

A volunteer nonprofit group has embarked on a ambitious plan to raise $2.5 million to restore and renovate the Carriage House...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Dame Support Needed for Town Center , on Jun 30, 2014 at 6:17 am | 11 comments | 3857 Views


Ever heard of "leave it cleaner than you found it" ?

OK, how about "as clean as you found it." This photo was taken at around 4:30 PM Sunday June 29 at the baseball field in...

Original post made by Sandy N on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm | 11 comments | 8122 Views


Menlo Park: Top sales tax producer leaving city

In the wake of a merger, Office Depot Max, one of Menlo Park's top sales tax producers, is leaving for Fremont this fall,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Propaganda Opportunity, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 11 comments | 3628 Views


Farewell from the publisher: Guiding the Almanac has been a rewarding adventure

As I retire from the Almanac after more than 20 years as publisher, it is rewarding to look back at what a fascinating job...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 11 comments | 4132 Views


Dr. Ben Carson's Words of Wisdom

"One of the prime indicators of wisdom is the ability to see a mistake and back away while learning from it. Ideology frequently...

Original post made by Book Worm on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Book Worm, on Jul 6, 2014 at 7:38 am | 11 comments | 903 Views


Menlo Park fire district sued over crash

A collision between a fire vehicle and car last fall has led to a lawsuit filed against the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 12, 2014 at 3:07 pm | 11 comments | 2395 Views


And this is news why?

Atherton resident Carpenter replaces lawn with artificial turf,...

Original post made by whatever on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:57 am | 11 comments | 578 Views


Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Supporters of a new charter school in the Menlo Park City School District that would teach many of its classes in Mandarin...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 15976 Views


Officers again target traffic-law violators in Atherton, Menlo

Motorcycle officers return to Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to ticket traffic violators in another special...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 9529 Views


'We are changing the specific plan' - Menlo Park Planning Commission

Menlo Park planning commissioners are hoping to send "a positive message" with their unanimous action last night to support...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by so sad, on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 11 comments | 16410 Views


A Delivery Vehicle for Real Estate Ads or a News Publication?

[Post removed. There is a word in the news business for what Mr. Lanza is accusing us of: prostitution. Letting advertising...

Original post made by Mike Lanza on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 16, 2014 at 11:11 am | 11 comments | 627 Views


Is "No on M" Making Illegal Use of the Walmart Brand?

Given the metronomic frequency with which a certain Atherton resident is leveling baseless ethics accusations against Measure...

Original post made by Gern on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:16 am | 11 comments | 617 Views


Residents have growing concerns over small commuter planes

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation -- A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel." Some...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Not convinced, on Nov 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm | 11 comments | 2354 Views


Deputy, two correctional officers arrested

A deputy sheriff and two correctional officers were arrested Nov. 13 on charges that they smuggled cellular phones and drugs...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm | 11 comments | 1074 Views


County plans fresh look at Mandarin charter school in Menlo Park district

Once again a crowd packed a hearing room to listen and speak about the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 11 comments | 6827 Views


Guest opinion: Woodside council should reject 'art cave' project

The Woodside Town Council should overturn the recent Planning Commission decision to approve a lot line adjustment (reported...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Jan 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 11 comments | 1713 Views


Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, said the Rev. Jesse Jackson during events on Monday in the city...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm | 11 comments | 3653 Views


Obama plans 'cybersecurity summit' at Stanford

President Barack Obama is planning a trip to the Bay Area next week as he prepares to push for changes in cybersecurity...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2015
Last comment by short scottie, on Feb 9, 2015 at 11:01 am | 11 comments | 2378 Views
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