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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Was it a conflict of interest?

Was it a conflict of interest for two school districts to award major contracts to an architectural firm that was also doing...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Matt R., on May 26, 2012 at 9:32 am | 16 comments | 4470 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hinshaw selected for Menlo school board

Scott Hinshaw, co-president of the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation and an investment banker, was unanimously selected...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 16 comments | 5162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Neighbors irate and fearful over cut-through traffic

Motorists tend to find paths of least resistance, those combinations of streets and intersections that make for the most...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by X-rez, on Mar 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 16 comments | 40387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why vaccinate?

With an outbreak of measles continuing to spread, the question of whether parents should be allowed to choose not to immunize...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Feb 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 16 comments | 4852 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Perils of a Private Education-only System

One of our more prolific posters here on this Town Square site, Jack Hickey, insists that the private education system is...

Original post made by Stop the Trolls on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:42 am | 16 comments | 654 Views

SPORTS

Night games at M-A? Boosters enthusiastic, neighbors wary

A recent football game between Menlo-Atherton High School and Sacred Heart Prep created a sensation in M-A's school community...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Dave Radtke, on Dec 13, 2009 at 11:20 pm | 16 comments | 3980 Views

OTHER TOPICS

When are bicyclists ever going to get it?

The following letter by Ted Bache was published in the Almanac's April 11 print edition: Editor: When on the road, car...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Apr. 12, 2007
Last comment by Dave, on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:45 pm | 16 comments | 4788 Views

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Rail agency analyzes underground option

Peninsula residents crowded around tables, examined maps, shared their opinions and asked questions of officials representing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm | 16 comments | 2845 Views

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Family of Officer Richard May furious about leak

The family of slain East Palo Police Officer Richard May -- including stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton -- is outraged...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Jan 12, 2010 at 8:38 am | 16 comments | 2802 Views

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Garbage strike causes three days of rescheduled collection service

Menlo Park residents and businesses that normally have their trash and recycling picked up today (Wednesday) will have to...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:34 am | 16 comments | 2805 Views

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New HSR group focuses on Caltrain corridor

A new high-speed rail group on the Peninsula says it's trying to fill a void in the discussion by concentrating on the Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by RayofSunshine, on May 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm | 16 comments | 3343 Views

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Neighbors and SFPUC: Move oak tree?

Granny might have to move. Tree advocates and the SFPUC met Tuesday to discuss how to save the 65-foot heritage oak tree...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 27, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 16 comments | 3292 Views

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Legislative analyst: 'Deny high-speed rail funding'

California legislators should deny Gov. Jerry Brown's requests for all but minimal funding for the California High-Speed...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm | 16 comments | 5427 Views

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Menlo Park complex turns into affordable housing

Veterans facing a tough search for housing in San Mateo County just caught a break. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=11308...

Original post made on May. 23, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on May 31, 2012 at 8:58 pm | 16 comments | 3277 Views

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Scott Walker opens up an 8 pt Lead in the recall election

Today the Milwaukee Wisconsin Sentinel Journal announced that Governor Scott Walker has opened a commanding lead to thwart...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 16 comments | 2482 Views

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Sequoia Healthcare District dissolution survey

I have created a survey regarding dissolution of Sequoia Healthcare District. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W7S7XZM Please...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 23, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm | 16 comments | 3878 Views

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Are the Daughters of Charity "shrugging"?

"Robert Issai, president and CEO of the Daughters of Charity Health System in California, said mounting debt caused by several...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm | 16 comments | 1091 Views

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Ten Facts about the Sequoia Healthcare District

Ten Facts about the Sequoia Healthcare District ( as enumerated on the District website: http://www.sequoiahealthcaredistrict.com/ten-basic-facts-about-the-sequoia-healthcare-distri...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by top o da hill , on May 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 16 comments | 1135 Views

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Samaritan House try's again

Samaritan House, which sought funding from Sequoia Healthcare District at the April 1, 2015, meeting will be back again at...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 15, 2015 at 3:31 pm | 16 comments | 1016 Views

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County sales tax measure will be on November ballot

A measure to extend an existing San Mateo County half-cent sales tax by 20 years will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by John McDowell, on Sep 24, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 16 comments | 2692 Views
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