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MENLO PARK

Tech changes fuel new Project Read strategies

Guest article: Literacy education at Project Read-Menlo Park is evolving as quickly as the sweeping technology changes in...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 2 comments | 123 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by GinnyMcShane, on Oct 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 6 comments | 1195 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 188 comments | 7225 Views

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Construction firms heavy donors to bond measure for community colleges

It's a season of giving for construction interests from around the Bay Area. Contributions from architectural firms, builders...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Dr. B., on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 1469 Views

AROUND TOWN

What kind of a committee is Save Menlo this week?

Save Menlo was originally established as a General Purpose Committee. Then on Oct 1, 2014 they filed an FPPC report stating...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 152 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure M -- Spreading the lies -- Bianca Walser

In a recently flyer from "Committee for a Vibrant Downtown -- No on M" (Greenheart), Bianca Walser, current chair of the...

Original post made by old timer on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 170 Views

AROUND TOWN

Five indicted in bid-rigging scheme at foreclosure auctions

Five real estate investors accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auctions in San Francisco and San Mateo counties have...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Oct 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm | 8 comments | 2219 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to study changing public benefits trigger in specific plan

The Menlo Park City Council agreed Tuesday night to Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller's request to have the city schedule a time...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by wcs, on Oct 24, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 42 comments | 1954 Views

AROUND TOWN

Does Measure M freeze ALL the parcels in the Specific Plan area?

A new question has arisen regarding the unknown/unintended consequences of Measure M. Section 3.1 of Measure M states...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 178 Views

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Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?

In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 25 comments | 2068 Views

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San Mateo County Coastside

The Half Moon Bay Review needs to learn from "The Almanac". Currently, the HMBR's "Talk About" entries are delayed. "The...

Original post made by Ginny McShane on Oct. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 121 Views

AROUND TOWN

Did the drafter of Measure M even read the Specific Plan?

We now know that Measure M was not written by Mike Lanza and Patti Fry but by a Davis California environmental lawyer Keith...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 155 Views

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Three for reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District

In her recent letter, Betty Seckler hit the nail on the head – reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District will only happen...

Original post made by John McDowell on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm | 15 comments | 257 Views

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County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sandy, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 12 comments | 1843 Views

MENLO PARK

Oak Knoll teacher John Fuller writes a book inspired by his long commute

Driving 100 miles each day back and forth from his home in Orinda to his job teaching at Menlo Park's Oak Knoll School gave...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 3 comments | 1661 Views

MENLO PARK

Gift or Trade?

John Arillaga made a fortune converting some of the world’s finest farmland in the Santa Clara Valley into the urban sprawl...

Original post made by Susan Lacoste on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Blight, on Oct 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 174 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton moves toward study of reducing lanes on El Camino

Atherton's City Council has asked firms to propose how they would study the effects of reducing El Camino Real in Atherton...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:00 am | 25 comments | 2634 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park

Renowned chef Bradley Ogden's much-anticipated Bradley's Fine Diner, or BFD, is officially opening in Menlo Park the first...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Zorba, on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 1267 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Doesn't Win With Widmer

[Post removed. This strikes us as an over-the-top political hit piece, so we are taking it down.]...

Original post made by No more WMD on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm | 2 comments | 200 Views

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Kopp endorses Healthcare trio

Superior Court Judge Quentin L. Kopp (Ret.), in a telephone conversation with Jack Hickey on Tuesday, endorsed the candidacies...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 164 Views
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