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AROUND TOWN

Kepler's aims to start national conversation

Starting on Wednesday, April 8, well-known radio journalist Angie Coiro will host "In Deep," a two-hour talk show recorded...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Apr 22, 2015 at 9:10 am | 4 comments | 2159 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Burmeister tagged for assistant superintendent

Hillview Middle School principal Erik Burmeister will become the Menlo Park City School District's assistant superintendent...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Ash, on Apr 21, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 14 comments | 2368 Views

ATHERTON

Three-year old 'officers' visit Atherton Police Department

Three-year-old Atherton twin brothers got to meet their heroes last week when they made an impromptu visit to the Atherton...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by TiMO, on Apr 21, 2015 at 9:20 pm | 1 comment | 1517 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park district surpasses state water-reduction goal

While much of the state faces severe water use reductions, customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District may be largely...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Et Alia, on Apr 21, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 7 comments | 2704 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park district surpasses state water-reduction goal

While much of the state faces severe water use reductions, customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District may be largely...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Stockett, on Apr 21, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 492 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district official asks Caltrans to cut back herbicide spraying

A Midpeninsula Regional Open Space official has sent a letter to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) asking...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by oakleaf, on Apr 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1450 Views

MENLO PARK

Cat and mouse game: parking downtown

At a recent City Council meeting, it was disclosed that an estimated 400- 500 employees move their car approx. every TWO...

Original post made by Previous Shopper on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Shopper, on Apr 21, 2015 at 12:15 pm | 12 comments | 1004 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Water woes - Let's focus on the rest of the iceberg

The Almanac's April 7 editorial, "Increase the pressure on water wasters," only touches the tip of the iceberg. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by L, on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:48 am | 15 comments | 2377 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Who owns German Panzer tank?

The battle continues in San Mateo County court over who owns a World War II-era German Panzer IV tank that once belonged...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:25 am | 2 comments | 527 Views

FICTION

Guest opinion: Huge income 'gender gap' — a conspiracy or just socioeconomics?

The existence of a gender gap in pay is a longstanding, well-known fact. The news this year is the size and relation to advanced...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Wellllll not exactly, on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:20 am | 6 comments | 2008 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commission may reopen El Camino redesign discussion

At the request of commission member John Kadvany, the Menlo Park Planning Commission may decide tonight (April 20) to reopen...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 21, 2015 at 10:02 am | 9 comments | 1189 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks says "I don't think this guy belongs here."

The Guy is Supervisor Candidate Mark DePaula and he asked Sheriff Greg Munks a question. Yesterday at the Beyond Newtown...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Apr 21, 2015 at 9:15 am | 104 comments | 4439 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside may block construction of 'super basements'

Construction of super-sized basements in Woodside in recent years has been disrupting land formations, drainage and ground...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Status Quo, on Apr 21, 2015 at 7:02 am | 13 comments | 1966 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Should we encourage more bicyclists to ride on El Camino Real?

Imagine you're driving south on El Camino and about to turn right onto Santa Cruz Avenue, and during the approach you share...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by FlaviaF, on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 63 comments | 1601 Views

MENLO PARK

Menalto Cleaners owner pleads not guilty to 40 felony counts

Edwin Gary Smith, the owner of Menalto Cleaners, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 28, to 40 felony counts stemming from...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Elwood, on Apr 20, 2015 at 10:52 am | 4 comments | 3054 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton park burglary suspect arrested after police chase

Following a police chase, a man was arrested in Newark on Thursday in connection with a series of recent auto burglaries...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Diversity, on Apr 19, 2015 at 9:37 pm | 7 comments | 2733 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Removing Searsville Dam would be 'beyond insane'

With regard to the Searsville Dam, it is beyond insane in a time of extreme drought to even consider demolishing it. We need...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 490 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Daytime auto burglar strikes again in park

Once again, an auto burglar has struck during the day in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/04/15/daytime-burglar-strik...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 8:06 am | 7 comments | 1853 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission likes option to add bicycle lanes along El Camino Real

Given a choice of three options or leaving El Camino Real alone, the Menlo Park Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 7:32 am | 5 comments | 477 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton OKs pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino

Atherton has given the go-ahead for work on a pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue, where...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 18, 2015 at 11:38 am | 4 comments | 1454 Views
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