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Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse downtown plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2014 at 11:54 am | 263 comments | 13853 Views


old movie blog - want to join this project?

I've started an old movie blog, with the goal of getting more people (ie current parenting generation and their kids!) into...

Original post made by laura on Sep. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 13841 Views


Yes on Measure S

Topic: Measure S for Las Lomitas School District By now, those of us in the Last Lomitas School District have received literature...

Original post made by Mary Cooper on Oct. 14, 2013
There are no comments yet. 13759 Views


Menlo Park commission supports eliminating Laurel Street parking

The proposal to eliminate street parking along northbound Laurel Street between Oak Grove and Glenwood avenues forged ahead...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Tina, on Nov 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm | 5 comments | 13733 Views


Gov Romney explains how he differs from George W Bush

A question asked many times and never answered in the popular forum "Can anyone tell me: why Mitt Romney?" (3199 views, 127...

Original post made by Wally on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by reality-based observer, on Nov 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 38 comments | 13703 Views


Cyclist's account of Woodside road-rage event

A Portola Valley resident said he was among 100 or so cyclists at the scene of a road-rage incident involving a pickup truck...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Al Renner, on Sep 18, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 98 comments | 13630 Views


New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 13609 Views


Feature story: Local effort to help Guatemalan women

Sallie DeGolia of Portola Valley reads aloud to Guatemalan children from the community of San Jorge during a visit that included...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Harry Turner, on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 9 comments | 13415 Views


Can 'green' Portola Valley coexist with artificial grass?

In a town whose general plan puts determined and repeated emphasis on preserving the natural environment and the town's rural...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ref, on May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am | 12 comments | 13388 Views


Local filmmaker's work screens at Cinequest Film Festival

It's her shortest narrative film yet — only four and a half minutes long — but Kari Nevil put a lot of her heart...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2008
Last comment by Kari Nevil, on Mar 5, 2008 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 13381 Views


What's in a name? Menlo Park City Council candidate endorsements

With about a month to go before the Nov. 6 Menlo Park City Council elections, the five candidates are hitting the campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 29 comments | 13377 Views


Veteran now considered competent to stand trial over Woodside shovel attack

Milo Mcintosh Imrie, a former Marine infantryman in Afghanistan, is now competent to stand trial in connection with a December...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 13344 Views


Environmental report opens door for comment to FAA about aircraft noise

For some residents of Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby communities, the current level of commercial aircraft noise in...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Ian Steven, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm | 4 comments | 13299 Views


Borrone MarketBar: An exciting new addition to an old favorite

Since Cafe Borrone opened nearly 25 years ago, Menlo Park has made it its "go-to" place. In the Readers' Choice 2013 competition,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Joann, on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 11 comments | 13285 Views


This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated - with the opportunity for public input BEFORE the process...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm | 24 comments | 13263 Views


Atherton: $92,000 in purses missing from home

Atherton police called it grand theft in the April 5 log entry -- and it is definitely grand -- but they say they're investigating...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:55 am | 16 comments | 13165 Views


Man sentenced for firing into Menlo home

A San Jose man accused of using a semi-automatic, 9 millimeter handgun in 2007 to fire several bullets into a Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2010
There are no comments yet. 13161 Views


Letter: Council members, listen to your constituents

So where are we now? Almost a year has passed since Stanford's first proposal for the eight-plus-acre property at 500 El...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by sticks in the eyes, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:58 am | 18 comments | 13146 Views


As traffic increases, concerns grow about student safety

As local schools struggle to accommodate larger numbers of students than their campuses were designed for, roadways around...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Feb 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 22 comments | 13146 Views


Setting record straight on Folger Stable

The renovation of the Folger Stable in Woodside cost $3 million, not the $5 million stated in the Sept. 15 issue of The Almanac,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Sep 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm | 4 comments | 13122 Views
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