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MENLO PARK

Long-time city employee Pat Carson bids farewell to Menlo Park

Thirty-two years ago, Pat Carson came to work for the city of Menlo Park. Now the executive secretary to the city manager,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Curtis Brown Jr., on Dec 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 8 comments | 2613 Views

MENLO PARK

Gov. Brown declares drought emergency

In declaring a drought emergency today, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Ike's congressional/corporate/industrial bribe complex, on Jan 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm | 8 comments | 1749 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley/Woodside: Should shake roofs be banned?

Wood shake roofs are vulnerable to wildfire. Should Woodside and Portola Valley ban them? Both town councils will discuss...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm | 8 comments | 2155 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents raise issues with Pope-Chaucer bridge project

Despite organizational difficulties and a gym with poor acoustics, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents clearly voiced their...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:31 am | 8 comments | 2729 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Voters would easily approve $294 million bond measure for high schools

Voters in the Sequoia high school district would likely approve a bond measure to rebuild campuses, including Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by voting NO on the bond, on Feb 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 8 comments | 2496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New home for German-American school?

The German-American International School has found a potential new home in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood, just a few miles...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Impressed reader, on Feb 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm | 8 comments | 3159 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police budget gets boost due to officer disability

Mounting overtime costs resulting from the number of officers out on disability, coupled with the expense of recruiting new...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by talk about "mud"!!, on Feb 28, 2014 at 2:29 am | 8 comments | 509 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Bicyclist dies 5 months after collision

A bicyclist severely injured last November after colliding with a car has died, according to Menlo Park police. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Adina, on Apr 16, 2014 at 11:07 am | 8 comments | 2825 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Making roads safer for bicyclists, walkers

An El Camino Real shrunken to four traffic lanes, with a shared bike and pedestrian trail on one side and a bike lane buffered...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm | 8 comments | 652 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should sales taxes be increased 1/8th cent for parks and park programs?

Measure A on the San Mateo County ballot would raise $16 million a year for parks and park programs in the county. To pass,...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 26, 2006
Last comment by MP Voter, on Nov 1, 2006 at 7:32 am | 7 comments | 3151 Views

AROUND TOWN

Numerous holiday activties on tap locally

Among the many holiday activities planned in our communities are those listed below. If you know of more, post them by clicking...

Original post made by Neighbor on Nov. 29, 2006
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 7, 2006 at 5:17 pm | 7 comments | 3313 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should the YMCA be allowed to log Camp Jones Gulch in perpetuity, without further public review?

To manage fire hazards and gain some income, the YMCA has applied to the California Division of Forestry (CDF) for a timber...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Robyn Pierce, on Dec 12, 2006 at 4:20 pm | 7 comments | 5621 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summit Prep wants to reserve seats for volunteers' children, but high school district says no

Summit Preparatory Charter High School, the high-performing four-year-old school that enrolls about 80 children from the...

Original post made by David Boyce on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by Summit Parent, on Dec 18, 2006 at 10:48 pm | 7 comments | 4018 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Baffled by LuLu's "apparent" popularity

When LuLu's opened on the Alameda here in west Menlo a little over a year ago, I was cautiously optimistic. Maybe even a...

Original post made by Burn Raybill on Dec. 14, 2006
Last comment by West Menlo Resident, on Feb 27, 2007 at 8:40 pm | 7 comments | 3840 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Big bike rides exacerbate cyclist/motorist tensions

<B>This letter was published in the Jan. 3 edition of the Almanac:</B> Editor: I am appalled at Brian Peterson's piece...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Jan. 2, 2007
Last comment by Dr. Greg Wright, on Jan 9, 2007 at 4:48 pm | 7 comments | 3283 Views

MENLO PARK

What do you think should be done about the Park Theatre?

What do you think should be done about the Park Theatre. Click here for the latest news: http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=272 To...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 21, 2007
Last comment by TryThisOnForSize, on Jan 21, 2007 at 7:40 pm | 7 comments | 2842 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Polish sausage at the Dutch Goose

Please correct me if I'm wrong about this, since I haven't been back to the Dutch Goose after the experience one night in...

Original post made by Dave B. on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by Dave B., on Mar 14, 2007 at 2:47 pm | 7 comments | 3497 Views

MENLO PARK

An Architectural Review Board in MP?

What are your thoughts? It seems to me that some of the debate in MP about housing/building/density really comes down to...

Original post made by Marianne Q. Dean on Feb. 9, 2007
Last comment by SmallTownNeighbor, on Feb 19, 2007 at 4:30 pm | 7 comments | 3223 Views

MENLO PARK

Council members Cline and Cohen call for "Open Government Initiative"

Menlo Park City Council members Richard Cline and Andy Cohen sent a letter to the rest of the council calling for more transparency...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Feb. 21, 2007
Last comment by Voter, on Mar 5, 2007 at 6:17 am | 7 comments | 2811 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Barack Obama raise $453,000 in Portola Valley

<b> Re this story: "Barack Obama raises $453,000 in Portola Valley"</b> http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=400 O.K.,...

Original post made by mary dumont on Feb. 27, 2007
Last comment by theopaul, on Mar 25, 2007 at 9:54 am | 7 comments | 3276 Views
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