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PORTOLA VALLEY

Reflective dome over hockey rink irks neighbors

The dome enclosing Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy's 7,000-square-foot hockey rink is reflecting too much sunlight,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:42 pm | 12 comments | 2926 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: City should reinstate summary minutes

Until it is important to find out in a hurry what happened at a City Council meeting, the difference between "summary" and...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Paul Collacchi, on Feb 23, 2009 at 10:44 am | 19 comments | 1688 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Barbara Wood: How I came to have the second-best dog in the world

After our dog, Moose, died suddenly in December, we decided to live without a dog. It was the practical thing to do. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Jeff, on Mar 3, 2009 at 7:27 pm | 2 comments | 1755 Views

MENLO PARK

Did negligence kill heritage trees?

Two spindly redwood trees peek out over a row of street trees that stretches to the horizon along El Camino Real, fronting...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by stop global warming, on Mar 2, 2009 at 9:09 pm | 4 comments | 1651 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hannah Steuer, 8, wins poetry award

Hannah Steuer of Menlo Park, age 8, received honorable mention in the October 2008 Cricket children's magazine's poetry...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Feb 19, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1603 Views

AROUND TOWN

At Filoli in Woodside: Bringing life to landscape sculpture

Workshops, lectures, garden tours kick off Filoli's new season. Sculptor DJ Garrity will come to Filoli's opening event Daffodil...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Christina Syrett, on Feb 19, 2009 at 3:28 pm | 1 comment | 1790 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-Speed-Rail Authority extends deadline

The state agency responsible for building a high-speed rail system has extended its deadline for comments after requests...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Feb 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm | 12 comments | 1837 Views

OTHER TOPICS

'We averted a major disaster'

A facility in Redwood City that treats wastewater for Menlo Park, Atherton and other local towns narrowly escaped this...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by E. Johnson, on Feb 20, 2009 at 10:59 pm | 1 comment | 1821 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail: Palo Alto residents join revolt

It began with a series of casual chats between neighbors in the Southgate neighborhood before it spilled over to other parts...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Caballo de Ferro, on Feb 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm | 29 comments | 2119 Views

AROUND TOWN

School bullying: Upcoming lectures, workshop

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=3332 posted Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 7:26...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Michael Dreiblatt, on Feb 22, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 1 comment | 1612 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sustainable Menlo Park takes on housing issue

Sustainable Menlo Park, a group founded by David Bohannon and helmed by former councilman Chuck Kinney, will meet at 5:30...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by Give Me A Different Break!, on Feb 23, 2009 at 9:25 pm | 3 comments | 1879 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mountain lion reported at Canada College

A mountain lion sighting was reported Wednesday evening at Canada College in Woodside, according to the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by LionLover, on Feb 23, 2009 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 1611 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Jellins says time constraints pushed his decision

Menlo Park Mayor Nicholas Jellins said he feels good about his recent decision not to run for a third term on the City Council...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by Maggy, on Feb 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 1602 Views

WOODSIDE

Atherton, Woodside team up for federal stimulus funds

Atherton and Woodside public works officials are teaming up so that that their small towns don't miss out on economic stimulus...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Loose Caboose, on Feb 24, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 1 comment | 2116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Armed robbers hit Middlefield Road market

Police are seeking three people involved in the armed robbery of a market in unincorporated Redwood City on Sunday. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by scout, on Feb 24, 2009 at 5:07 am | 1 comment | 1592 Views

MENLO PARK

City plans to cut projected $1.8 million deficit

With Menlo Park facing the prospect of a $1.8 million deficit, city staff has recommended a number of stopgap measures that...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by ryan, on Mar 13, 2009 at 7:48 am | 18 comments | 1662 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New 'greenprint' could map way for next boom

A new leadership group is poised to steer Silicon Valley into a "green-tech revolution" that could keep the valley from being...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Arlen Comfort, on Feb 24, 2009 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 1785 Views

MENLO PARK

San Mateo County to look at 40,000 homes for possible reassessment of the property value

With real estate prices taking a tumble along with the economy as a whole, San Mateo County has started to reassess the value...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by MP, on Mar 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm | 3 comments | 2783 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys open Central Coast Section basketball title defense

Senior Alex Smith missed last season's CCS Division IV title game with an injury, but his return and the addition of senior...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Dixons, on Feb 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm | 1 comment | 2178 Views

MENLO PARK

Short Takes

<B>Meet your replacement Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7620 posted Wednesday, February...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by AC Sparks, on Feb 25, 2009 at 7:30 am | 1 comment | 1498 Views
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