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MENLO PARK

All aboard? Residents say plans for commuter trains through their backyards are off track, but proponents insist they're good for the environment and regional transit

For Bay Area transit proponents, a new commuter train running across the Bay would be a dream come true. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2007
Last comment by JAH, on Jun 19, 2007 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 2633 Views

MENLO PARK

Panel of Contributors: Nothing to fear from Dumbarton rail

The proposal to operate six trains in each direction on weekdays between Union City (or Newark) over the Dumbarton rail bridge...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2007
Last comment by opposed, on Jul 30, 2007 at 9:19 am | 28 comments | 3458 Views

MENLO PARK

Last Menlo Park auto dealership to close

Menlo Park's last auto dealership -- Stanford Lincoln Mercury at 444 El Camino Real -- will close on June 30, owner Robert...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2007
Last comment by Stu Soffer, on Jun 25, 2007 at 1:04 pm | 4 comments | 2734 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council chooses city manager

Menlo Park City Council members told the Almanac Friday they have picked a new city manager, but aren't releasing his or...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2007
Last comment by Public process, please, on Jun 23, 2007 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 2769 Views

MENLO PARK

READERS' CHOICE: You decide. Vote today for your favorites

To vote now for your favorite shops and services in your Readers' Choice poll, click here: http://www.almanacnews.com/readers_choice/voting/form.php By...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2007
Last comment by Editor, on Jun 26, 2007 at 12:02 am | 2 comments | 2557 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley cyclist struck, killed on Skyline Boulevard

The life of Thomas Colby Maddox came to an untimely end Saturday, July 15, after the Portola Valley resident and cyclist...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2007
Last comment by David Nader, on Nov 15, 2007 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 2951 Views

SPORTS

Carly Villareal on crew that places second in major regatta

Carly Villareal of Portola Valley, who just graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, has returned from...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2007
There are no comments yet. 3085 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Riding facing traffic safer for cyclists?

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=4407...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2007
Last comment by A Realist, on Sep 7, 2007 at 5:43 pm | 7 comments | 2916 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley man dies, unnoticed, in busy parking lot

A tender memorial has cropped up in an unusual place &#8212; a parking space at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2007
Last comment by Leslie, on Aug 30, 2008 at 5:10 pm | 2 comments | 2594 Views

MENLO PARK

Driver not faulted in Rodney Smith bicycle fatality on Sand Hill Road

The Sand Hill Road traffic accident that killed Portola Valley resident Rodney Smith apparently happened as a result of...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2007
Last comment by John Murphy, on Jul 16, 2007 at 4:22 pm | 8 comments | 3829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collision

A woman cyclist suffered a fractured skull and facial trauma in a bike-versus-car accident Saturday, June 30, on Alpine...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2007
Last comment by Moderate, on Jul 13, 2007 at 9:42 pm | 47 comments | 4046 Views

AROUND TOWN

Resident challenges Menlo Park medical offices

Mike Brady, a Menlo Park resident and an attorney who lives near the site of the former Acorn restaurant on El Camino Real,...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2007
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 3, 2007 at 1:01 pm | 1 comment | 2616 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Driver not at fault in bicycle fatality, CHP says

The Sand Hill Road traffic accident that killed bicyclist and Portola Valley resident Rodney Smith apparently happened as...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2007
Last comment by David Boyce, on Jul 3, 2007 at 5:10 pm | 2 comments | 3061 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford Dish area remains closed due to fire danger

The Dish area in the Stanford foothills, popular with hikers and joggers, will remain closed at least through July 8 because...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2007
Last comment by Bob Dobson, on Jul 4, 2007 at 11:09 pm | 1 comment | 2649 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Trains are not the answer to our transit needs

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=4509...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2007
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 5, 2007 at 4:41 pm | 3 comments | 2596 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Challenging prevailing ideas on global warming causes

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=4508...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2007
Last comment by extremely-skeptical, on Jul 28, 2007 at 10:26 pm | 8 comments | 3117 Views

WOODSIDE

Obituaries

<B>H. Myrl Stearns Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=2938...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2007
Last comment by Bonnie Russell, on Jul 5, 2007 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 3001 Views

OTHER TOPICS

What's in the future for libraries?

On the bookcase in Victoria Johnson's San Mateo office is a lackluster librarian action figure dressed in a calf-length,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2007
Last comment by Downwardly mobile, on Jul 20, 2007 at 11:36 am | 11 comments | 2816 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain to install more fences along tracks

New fencing is being installed along select locations of the Caltrain corridor in San Mateo County this summer as part of...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2007
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 8, 2007 at 10:38 am | 2 comments | 2529 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Change riding rules so cyclists face traffic?

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=4551...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2007
Last comment by Steve, on Jul 14, 2007 at 9:08 am | 7 comments | 2945 Views
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