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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Big issues face Sequoia board candidates

Perhaps a middle-aged hermit sequestered in the Santa Cruz mountains, someone with uncanny powers and unpleasant high school...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Funding 101, on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:10 pm | 5 comments | 15323 Views

MOVIES

High-speed rail CEO grilled over 'trust' issues

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has failed to honor its earlier promises and is quickly losing the public's and...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by EFCA, on Nov 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | 3 comments | 15216 Views

MENLO PARK

Price tag swells for high-speed rail

The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Nov 7, 2011 at 9:41 am | 12 comments | 15214 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Park: Strife on tennis courts leads to threats, police intervention

Sportsmanship has been in short supply on Menlo Park's tennis courts of late, as clashes over reservations have led to police...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Nealon Neighbor, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 14 comments | 15177 Views

WOODSIDE

The troubled beauty of Skyline Boulevard

The 26 miles of Skyline Boulevard between Highway 9 in Saratoga and Highway 92 in San Mateo is used by some as an adult playground...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Bob Garner, on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 36 comments | 15167 Views

MENLO PARK

Scientist sees dire climate-change impacts

If worldwide carbon emissions continue at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Frosty the Snowman, on May 2, 2012 at 8:58 am | 141 comments | 15142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley schools: Audit shows lax oversight

What has emerged from the recent forensic audit of the school district finances overseen by Tim Hanretty is a picture of...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by A. Parent, on Jun 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm | 18 comments | 15140 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

The library will host the Final Friday Flick for August, on Friday August 28 at 7 PM. The film will be the 1971 classic,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 15128 Views

AROUND TOWN

DA Wagstaffe tells KCBS that his office always complies with Marsy's Law

In an astonishing article today, San Mateo DA Steve Wagstaffe tells KCBS that his office is really on top of things when...

Original post made by Lurker on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Oct 11, 2013 at 5:01 am | 10 comments | 15127 Views

MOVIES

Post your review of "The Good Shepherd"

Despite covert operations, betrayal and the man who knew too much, director Robert De Niro's fictional take on the founding...

Original post made by News Guy on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by Menlo Park resident, on Feb 8, 2007 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 15048 Views

ATHERTON

Memorial Mass for William Walsh of Atherton

A memorial Mass is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, for William Desmond Walsh of Atherton. Mr. Walsh died Nov. 16 at Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Marhy O'Riordan, on Nov 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 15029 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Ungainly device protects drinking water

Waterline backflow preventers, with their prominent pipes and valves, tend to be on the edge of the road and interrupting...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Feb 17, 2011 at 10:18 am | 6 comments | 14884 Views

MOVIES

Top five films of 2006

I didn't see all of the movies I wanted to this year, but here are my top five for 2006: 1. "The Departed" 2. "Little...

Original post made by Mr. Movie Man on Dec. 14, 2006
Last comment by Don't get out much, on Dec 15, 2006 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 14846 Views

ATHERTON

Was councilwoman's house built lawfully?

The question has been raised, publicly and emotionally, for at least two years: Did Atherton City Councilwoman Elizabeth...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 42 comments | 14822 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Solyndra Execs and Shareholders made Huge Donations to the Obama Campaign

Solyndra executives and shareholders made hundreds of thousands of dollars to Obama's 2008 campaign for the White House and...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Pearl, on Sep 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 131 comments | 14731 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Prevailing wage laws guarantee inefficiency in government.

Government agencies should not discriminate against contractors on the basis of wages paid to workers. That is a privileged...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 14697 Views

ATHERTON

Homeowners: Building department negligent

In the midst of a legal battle with her building contractor, Kimberly Sweidy is also taking on the town of Atherton's building...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Dick Seibert, on Sep 25, 2014 at 11:44 pm | 148 comments | 14640 Views

AROUND TOWN

The unfiring of a Menlo Park police officer

Questions linger months after the Almanac broke the story about the arrest, firing and reinstatement of veteran Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2013
Last comment by b.giles, on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 53 comments | 14622 Views

MOVIES

Family movie night at Atherton Library

The Atherton library presents a monthly Final Friday Flick this Friday June 26th at 7 PM. The film will be Igor, an animated...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jun. 24, 2009
There are no comments yet. 14618 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton pedestrian struck by car dies of injuries

Atherton resident Shahriar Rahimzadeh, 32, died at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Stanford Hospital of injuries sustained...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 126 comments | 14534 Views
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