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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park to spend $518,500 to buy back home

Two members of the Menlo Park City Council urged the city to explore criminal charges against a couple who bought a home...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by vintage oaks BMR owner, on Aug 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm | 53 comments | 3677 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What restaurant would you like us to review?

What local restaurant would you like The Almanac to review? Or, write a review of your own in the Comment box below. For...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 13, 2008
Last comment by Peace and Quiet, on Jan 13, 2008 at 6:35 pm | 1 comment | 3672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

40th Friends of Millard Fillmore Trivia Hunt could be the last

"This is it," says Robert Hunter, who is retiring after 40 years as the director and founder of the annual Friends of Millard...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2008
Last comment by Sally Gambol, on Feb 4, 2008 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 3670 Views

ATHERTON

Why I'm about to sue Atherton (again)

During the past 24 months I have submitted as 100 public records requests. During the past 24 months I have sought to...

Original post made by John P Johns on Aug. 21, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm | 16 comments | 3667 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Polish sausage at the Dutch Goose

Please correct me if I'm wrong about this, since I haven't been back to the Dutch Goose after the experience one night in...

Original post made by Dave B. on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by Dave B., on Mar 14, 2007 at 2:47 pm | 7 comments | 3666 Views

SPORTS

Bike racer John Tarlton has crossed the Mississippi River

As of about 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, John Tarlton, a Menlo Park businessman who left Oceanside on June 10 in a time-trial-like...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 3664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park police select officer for Facebook-funded position

What was described as a "win win win" is now a "win win win win" situation, at least for one Menlo Park police officer. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 3658 Views

MENLO PARK

MP toy store tests for lead in toys

In an effort to reduce parents' concerns about the presence of lead in their children's toys, Cheeky Monkey Toys in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2007
Last comment by Nadeine Reynolds, on Nov 19, 2007 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 3657 Views

FICTION

Bothun charges dismissed

The probation violation charge that resulted from the search of journalist Brian Bothun's Atherton home last October was...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by John P Johns, on Feb 2, 2011 at 8:15 am | 5 comments | 3657 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Why the Censorship

Early this morning I read a post regarding the 44th anniversary of the tragedy at Chappaquiddick. Later this morning I saw...

Original post made by Sharon Heights Resident on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Wendy Baldwin, on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:05 am | 6 comments | 3656 Views

AROUND TOWN

Welcome to Town Square!

Residents of Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside, and other visitors to The Almanac Online: Here is your...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 2, 2006
There are no comments yet. 3655 Views

MENLO PARK

Andy Cohen's Feigned Ethics

Strange that Council Member Cohen is spearheading an open government platform. Has anyone ever seen members of Mr. Cohenís...

Original post made by Barf Bag Warning on Mar. 9, 2007
Last comment by AndyAdmirer, on Mar 10, 2007 at 5:50 pm | 5 comments | 3655 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Board has no issues with new superintendent

The trustees of the Menlo Park City School District have apparently looked Maurice Ghysels in the eye and found everything...

Original post made on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 24 comments | 3654 Views

MENLO PARK

Keith should resign as Mayor

With all that is going on in Menlo Park, downtown plan, Facebook, High Speed Rail, Menlo Park needs a Mayor who will be devoting...

Original post made by a view on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 26, 2012 at 9:49 am | 15 comments | 3654 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Pleasure for the Palate at Red Lotus

My family and I enjoyed a most delicious dinner at Red Lotus in the Ladera Shopping Center. The restaurant features the cuisine...

Original post made by Renee M. on Jan. 16, 2007
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Apr 17, 2007 at 11:29 pm | 1 comment | 3649 Views

AROUND TOWN

School Teacher victim description of some San Mateo County Deputies

San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Brandon Hatt arrested and charged with Grand Theft. The victim Jesse Mathews a school teacher...

Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by Holly L., on Dec 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 18 comments | 3648 Views

SPORTS

Woodside Priory's big basketball success

With players from three Eastern European countries, one would think that the Woodside Priory boy's basketball team would...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2008
Last comment by CrocHunter, on Feb 13, 2008 at 5:02 pm | 3 comments | 3647 Views

MENLO PARK

Mt. Olive church honors founding pastor Hattie Bostic

"Friend, mother, therapist, pastor, bricklayer, writer, politician, speaker, soul-saver, teacher, confidante, counselor." Read...

Original post made on May. 29, 2008
Last comment by Dr. L. A. Anderson, on Dec 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 5 comments | 3647 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

30-year engagement for Iris Harrell, Ann Benson

A local lesbian couple prepares for a walk down the aisle after the California Supreme Court clears the way. <a href="//www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=2427">...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 32 comments | 3642 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park schools 'completely maxed out'

The Menlo Park City School District's Board of Education met Tuesday, April 30, to learn more about options for the future...

Original post made on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by Diane, on May 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm | 29 comments | 3639 Views
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