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MENLO PARK

Mr. Robinson went to Washington

Menlo Park Mayor Heyward Robinson traveled to Washington, D.C., the weekend before the presidential inauguration in a city-sponsored...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1768 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: A spotlight on the difficult issue of city employee wages, benefits

Thank you for putting the spotlight on a difficult issue many would prefer to ignore. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7514...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by too untouchable for Chino, on Feb 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm | 17 comments | 1838 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: President's pay freeze: An example for sergeants?

Menlo Park Police Chief Bruce Goitia has suggested that the sergeants' dedication to the job might have been in jeopardy...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 3, 2009 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 1848 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Making the case for the sergeants' raise

Menlo Park recently gave a substantial pay raise to its police sergeants. This raise has been criticized by The Almanac and...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Come Out Of Your Bubble, Hank, on Feb 15, 2009 at 5:26 pm | 59 comments | 2675 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: What happened to city's cooperative spirit?

In this era of change and hope that we are experiencing on the national level, it is sad that, once again, Menlo Park resorts...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Feb 6, 2009 at 8:26 am | 19 comments | 2116 Views

MENLO PARK

Councilman reveals his artistic side

Local residents will recognize many of the locales depicted in a set of paintings hanging in the Little House Activity Center...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 3, 2009 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 1807 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fergusson laps Ciardella in spending

Kelly Fergusson and Rick Ciardella both ended their campaigns for Menlo Park City Council in the red, while Andy Cohen, the...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Gaelstrom, on Feb 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm | 5 comments | 2125 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Lewis tops in campaign spending

Elizabeth Lewis not only won a seat on the Atherton City Council in November, but she blew away the competition when it came...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by Louise, on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:40 am | 2 comments | 2254 Views

AROUND TOWN

Andy Cohen reveals his artistic side

This painting of the Bayfront is among the works of Menlo Park Councilman Andy Cohen on exhibit at the Little House activity...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by Julie and John, on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1887 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Owner not responsible for Park Theatre's condition

Robert Brooks' letter to The Almanac last week blamed the Park Theatre's owner for its run-down condition. Nothing could...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Thanks Kelly, on Feb 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm | 3 comments | 1826 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys grab two-game lead in WBAL hoops

What a difference a week makes for the tales of the Menlo and Sacred Heart Prep basketball teams. After Menlo and Sacred...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Sportsmanship, on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 2423 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Union electricians picket Ladera Oaks club over non-union wages

On most weekday mornings, there's now a crowd of men clad in orange safety vests at the entrance to Ladera Oaks Swim, Fitness...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by dan, on Feb 18, 2009 at 10:39 pm | 68 comments | 3352 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents evacuated, man arrested in Menlo Park after gun-brandishing incident

A small number of apartment residents were evacuated and taken to the Menlo Park Civic Center on Thursday, Feb. 5, after...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1782 Views

MENLO PARK

UPDATE: Assault victim out of the hospital; alleged assailant leaves Menlo College

Donte Snyder, the Menlo College student who was assaulted by a member of the school's football team and another man early...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by Eli, on Feb 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm | 12 comments | 2188 Views

MENLO PARK

Church seeks expanded use of meeting hall

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church is looking to expand its use of a space in the back of the building that houses the ACE hardware...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by Got it right!, on Feb 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm | 12 comments | 1866 Views

MENLO PARK

Stimulus money coming to local towns?

Assuming that the massive economic stimulus package gets approved by Congress, will any of that money be headed to the Midpeninsula? Read...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by Lisa, on Feb 9, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 1750 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: A Palo Alto take on high speed rail

Last November voters passed Proposition 1A and swept in a new transportation vision for California — one that will...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Feb 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm | 1 comment | 1840 Views

MENLO PARK

Should city subsidize children's center?

This is one of the issues the City Council will take up when it considers its policies on setting fees for city services...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 10, 2009 at 8:55 pm | 1 comment | 1643 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Minor, but nagging thoughts on Menlo issues

I realize that with all that is ailing our country and economy, most local problems are minor. But two nag at me. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Feb 10, 2009 at 10:09 pm | 2 comments | 1664 Views

MENLO PARK

Councilman Cohen blasts 'action' minutes, colleague

Menlo Park Councilman Andy Cohen has changed his mind about the truncated form of meeting minutes the City Council recently...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 1753 Views
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