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Bay Area Freedom Train, honoring Martin Luther King Jr., makes its final ride

Monday's 54-mile round trip of the Bay Area's Freedom Train from San Jose to San Francisco to honor the civil rights legacy...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Jan 20, 2015 at 2:48 pm | 2 comments | 1082 Views

ATHERTON

Rash of suspicious incidents in Atherton

Atherton police say residents should take precautions in the wake of a series of recent suspicious incidents that appear...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 8 comments | 4632 Views

MENLO PARK

Housing plan reveals snapshot of Woodside

Woodside's state-mandated plan for providing more housing in the town is being updated, and while the plan doesn't offer...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Jan 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 2395 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jury awards $4M to family of Menlo School grad killed by truck

The family of a 24-year-old woman who was fatally struck by a truck while riding her bicycle in San Francisco's South...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Mom, on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 5281 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Are the Daughters of Charity "shrugging"?

"Robert Issai, president and CEO of the Daughters of Charity Health System in California, said mounting debt caused by several...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm | 16 comments | 716 Views

WOODSIDE

Historic Woodside estate is still a summer home for the Fleishhacker family

Not long after the 1906 earthquake, Mortimer Fleishhacker, a successful San Francisco businessman, decided he wanted to build...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by TOM ASCARIZ, on Jan 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm | 5 comments | 27528 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Big band swings into town for Herb Wong tribute

The Woody Herman Orchestra will pay tribute to the late Herb Wong in a Jan. 25 concert at the M-A Performing Arts Center....

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Malcolm Dudley, on Jan 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1892 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district to train six teams to use camera-equipped drone

If you're flying a remote-control plastic helicopter, even one with four rotors, one thing you probably want to avoid is...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 9:50 am | 13 comments | 2830 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New fire station downtown wins council's OK

This may be the only fire that Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman wishes had not been extinguished...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 7:58 am | 15 comments | 3529 Views

MENLO PARK

Group hopes to jumpstart 'revitalization' of downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park is notorious for conducting endless studies of the same issues: Traffic. Downtown parking. Traffic. Downtown vibrancy....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 4375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Menalto Cleaners owner arrested on credit card fraud charges

On the tail of being evicted from the premises of popular dry-cleaning business Menalto Cleaners, owner Edwin Gary Smith...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by BW, on Jan 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 6834 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic hampered firefighters responding to East Palo Alto house fire

This article was in the Palo Alto Weekly - it clearly deserves to be in the Almanc as well: "Traffic hampered firefighters...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm | 14 comments | 1818 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District reviews possibilities for new Menlo Park high school

While it is still early in the process, the discussion at a meeting of the Sequoia Union High School District's board Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Qo Vu, on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 2885 Views

MENLO PARK

Protesters picket at Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park

"Do you want a concrete park?" read a sign carried by one member of a small group protesting construction of Little League...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by SWJ, on Jan 16, 2015 at 3:56 pm | 18 comments | 4174 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

How Republicans and Democrats Voted on Key Constitutional Amendments

13th Amendment - Abolished slavery. Supported by 100% of the Republicans and 23% of the Democrats. 15th Amendment - Right...

Original post made by Amendment Score on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Prience Riebus, on Jan 16, 2015 at 11:11 am | 5 comments | 586 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helping in the fight against human trafficking

Showa Sahle recently gave a party at La Migliore, her hair salon at 644 Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park. Clients, neighbors...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Katharine butler, on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 2605 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police catch alleged burglars inside home

Atherton police responding to reports of a burglary on Mesa Court on Wednesday morning caught and arrested two alleged burglars. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by YAY, on Jan 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 3374 Views

AROUND TOWN

Who should we support to be the next U.S. Senator

With Senator Boxer's recent announcement that she will not run for another term as U.S. Senator it opens the door for many...

Original post made by Political Observer on Jan. 11, 2015
Last comment by blues state, on Jan 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 419 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jeb vs Mitt

Which one will come out on top? Is there a difference? Now that Christie is toast, who will the big money donors back? "Nothing...

Original post made by Menlo Shrub on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:01 pm | 10 comments | 459 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School district was right to cancel meeting

The Menlo Park City School District board's scheduled closed-session meeting late last week to discuss "existing litigation"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 2157 Views
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