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MENLO PARK

Former Almanac advertising director Mardell Ward dies at 84

Mardell R. Ward, who served as advertising director of The Almanac from 1971 to 1989, died March 23 in Palo Alto. She was...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by LYNN HAZARD, on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1860 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Council's 'house-flipping' plan is not realistic

Just a couple of years ago, the city government in Menlo Park cried poverty, and used that excuse to convince voters to approve...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Elizabeth Lasensky, on Apr 7, 2009 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 1704 Views

MENLO PARK

City finances: How deep will cuts go?

The Menlo Park budgeting process looks to be more contentious than usual this year, with council members split on how to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 7, 2009 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 1794 Views

ATHERTON

Grand Jury rebukes Atherton events rules

If Atherton neighbors have a problem with events on the Menlo-Atherton High School campus, they should take it up with the...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by esquire, on Apr 8, 2009 at 11:40 am | 15 comments | 2055 Views

MENLO PARK

Dr. Barry Rosen, pioneer in addiction medicine, dies at 62

Dr. Barry Rosen, who was recognized internationally for his expertise on the disease of addiction, died at his home in Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jo H, on Oct 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm | 5 comments | 1756 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alameda Round Table pizza to close

After more than 25 years in West Menlo Park, Round Table pizza parlor is closing April 3, said owner Jim Meola. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marie Klein, on Apr 8, 2009 at 7:34 pm | 1 comment | 1852 Views

MENLO PARK

City finances: How deep will cuts go?

The high drama that's been unfolding in the Menlo Park council chambers in recent weeks might not provide fodder for playwrights...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by my view, on Apr 9, 2009 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 1509 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: District likely to lose on charter school site fight

On April 1, trustees of the Sequoia Union High School District approved a final offer of facilities for Everest Public High...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Critic of SUHSD, on Apr 9, 2009 at 9:04 am | 1 comment | 1807 Views

ATHERTON

Pedestrian, 15, struck in Atherton crosswalk

A Redwood City girl of about 15 ended up in Stanford Hospital with a broken leg on Monday, April 6, after she was hit by...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Mark Hochor, on Apr 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 2278 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Public meeting Wednesday on bike/pedestrian bridge

Menlo Park residents can weigh in Wednesday on design options for a rebuilt U.S. 101 bike/pedestrian overpass at Ringwood...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by Condi, on Apr 14, 2009 at 8:34 am | 3 comments | 1668 Views

MENLO PARK

City steps up planning in 'light industrial' area

When it comes to planning for development in the city's so-called "light industrial" area, Menlo Park has decided it can't...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by interested, on Apr 13, 2009 at 8:53 am | 2 comments | 1551 Views

WOODSIDE

Residents warned of mountain lion sighting

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office warned residents around the south end of Edgewood County Park Saturday night about...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 13, 2009 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 2286 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Update: Student, 16, still hospitalized after being struck by car in Atherton crosswalk

A 16-year-old Woodside High School girl remains in Stanford Hospital with a broken leg, broken pelvis and kidney trauma after...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Rush, on Apr 13, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 1 comment | 1763 Views

MENLO PARK

City reviews development plan for El Camino site

The developer of the site of an abandoned car dealership on El Camino Real laid out the details of a proposed office/retail...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 1564 Views

MENLO PARK

Tensions resurface over bike/pedestrian bridge

Long-simmering tensions surrounding a bike/pedestrian bridge over U.S. 101 at Ringwood Avenue in Menlo Park are boiling over...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by Safety First, on May 6, 2009 at 11:12 am | 20 comments | 2805 Views

MENLO PARK

Local parents feel squeezed out of child care

As the city of Menlo Park works to greatly reduce its subsidy of the city-run West Menlo child care program, some parents...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by Working Mom in West Menlo, on May 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 29 comments | 4688 Views

MENLO PARK

City reviews plan for abandoned dealership

The developer of the site of an abandoned car dealership on El Camino Real laid out the details of a proposed office/retail...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Maria, on Apr 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm | 20 comments | 2392 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mandatory water rationing unlikely

Officials of both the Menlo Park Municipal Water District and the California Water Service Co. (Cal Water), which also serves...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by huston3, on Jun 17, 2009 at 11:43 am | 9 comments | 2007 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Quick action needed to stem foreclosures

The real estate market in Menlo Park and the surrounding communities is renowned for its apparent insulation from larger...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Vanguard, on Apr 15, 2009 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1537 Views

WOODSIDE

Speed limit lowered on Woodside Road at I-280

The death of a Menlo Park schoolteacher has prompted a lower speed limit on westbound Woodside Road at the intersection with...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Grandma Jonesie, on Apr 17, 2009 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 2737 Views
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