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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park proposes measures to reduce projected $1.8 million deficit; readers weigh in

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. 28, 2009
Last comment by daily post, on Mar 10, 2009 at 5:04 pm | 19 comments | 1960 Views

AROUND TOWN

Condoleezza Rice returning to Stanford Monday

Condoleezza Rice will return to Stanford University Monday (March 2), returning to her office in the Hoover Institution....

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Move the Hoover, on Mar 2, 2009 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 1562 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's new Web site is now live

Portola Valley's new town Web site went online today. The site is notable for allowing visitors to filter content according...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Annelise Connell, on Mar 2, 2009 at 3:15 am | 1 comment | 2297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents demand tunnels for high-speed rail

Anger, confusion and frustration over California's proposed high-speed rail system dominated a tense meeting in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Jeff, on Mar 2, 2009 at 6:46 am | 1 comment | 1523 Views

MENLO PARK

Peering into the past

Woodside resident and geology professor Mary Leech, 37, is now notable for peering some 57 million years into the planet's...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by meow, on Mar 4, 2009 at 2:37 pm | 2 comments | 1650 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituary: Charlotte Anderson: Noted gardener and community leader

Charlotte Anderson, noted gardener, community leader and volunteer in Portola Valley for more than 50 years, died unexpectedly...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ann Arnold Haley, on Mar 2, 2009 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 2399 Views

AROUND TOWN

Protestors march against high-speed rail

Comparing high-speed rail along Palo Alto's transit corridor to the Berlin Wall, more than 50 protestors marched from Lytton...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Spokker, on Mar 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 1603 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Water level of snowpack 80% of normal

The state Department of Water Resources announced Monday its reading of the snow water content is 80 percent normal for...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Ansel Adams, on Mar 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1646 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bury the high-speed train rails, say local officials

When it comes to deciding how high-speed trains will shoot up the Peninsula, officials in Atherton and Menlo Park have pretty...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jay Tulock, on Mar 14, 2009 at 5:20 pm | 30 comments | 2166 Views

OTHER TOPICS

It's OK to use fireplaces again

The winter air pollution season is over, which means that Bay Area residents don't have to worry about running afoul of...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by S.T. Bear, on Mar 23, 2009 at 10:58 am | 9 comments | 1783 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will locals have a seat at the table?

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=3440 posted Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 2:28 PM...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Francesca, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:40 am | 8 comments | 1636 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon polls residents on office/hotel complex

Developer David Bohannon has confirmed that he was responsible for the phone survey some residents received last week, saying...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by P. Ropaganda, on Mar 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm | 22 comments | 1998 Views

WOODSIDE

SCHOOLS: Woodside School to trim jobs, cut costs

The Woodside Elementary School District plans to prune next year's budget, a reflection of the belt-tightening facing most...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Mar 4, 2009 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 3006 Views

MENLO PARK

Will locals have a seat at the table?

From the laying of the first tracks on the transcontinental rail line, the little folks have had a notoriously tough time...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Rich Cline, on Mar 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 1371 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park boy reportedly shoots himself in leg

Menlo Park police are investigating an accidental shooting that injured a boy early this morning, police said. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Emile Quaglia, on Mar 6, 2009 at 12:10 pm | 5 comments | 1500 Views

MENLO PARK

Candidates emerge for race in 21st Assembly District

San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon (picture) is considering running for Ira Ruskin's to-be-vacant state Assembly seat...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by A hopeful Menlo Park Resident, on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 1477 Views

OTHER TOPICS

East Palo Alto may get long-sought supermarket

For years, East Palo Alto city officials have attempted to convince developers to build a supermarket in town so residents...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Monica White, on Mar 6, 2009 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 1731 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor to address 'state of city'

As Menlo Park grapples with narrowing its budget deficit, Mayor Heyward Robinson will deliver a "state of the city" address...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm | 8 comments | 1532 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's one gas station imperiled

The recession has come to Portola Valley, a town noted for its comfortable lifestyle for people who are comfortably employed....

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Ben Zina, on Mar 9, 2009 at 1:42 pm | 3 comments | 2203 Views

MENLO PARK

Street gang raided by FBI in East Palo Alto, MP

In a major anti-gang raid at 30 locations in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and other cities, FBI agents assisted by East Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2009
Last comment by sarah T, on Mar 9, 2009 at 8:37 am | 4 comments | 1505 Views
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