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Sheriff's detainment could prompt new county policies

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks says he's moved on from an incident in which he was caught in a Las Vegas brothel bust...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2008
Last comment by R.GORDON, on May 4, 2008 at 3:41 pm | 13 comments | 2998 Views

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Missed connections

With concerns about gas prices, dependence on foreign oil and climate change rising rapidly, how easy it to get around on...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by PA resident, on Jul 22, 2008 at 4:17 pm | 13 comments | 3059 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report cites benefits of high-speed rail

A statewide high-speed train would significantly improve Bay Area transportation, as well as create thousands of jobs in...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2008
Last comment by Robert Fisher, on Oct 6, 2008 at 2:37 pm | 13 comments | 2351 Views

MENLO PARK

Steep increase in MP planning fees

Menlo Park residents looking to take out a development permit or appeal a planning department decision will see steep increases...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2008
Last comment by Truth is an idiot, on Dec 12, 2008 at 6:45 pm | 13 comments | 2142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rojas responds to sergeants' pay critics

In response to a raft of e-mails from residents criticizing the Menlo Park City Council's recent decision to award sergeants...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Jan 23, 2009 at 3:58 pm | 13 comments | 3067 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The letter of the law

<I> This editorial appears in the Feb. 25 issue of The Almanac.</I> It is difficult to imagine a more bitter rivalry in...

Original post made by Porter on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by Urania, on Mar 9, 2009 at 4:42 pm | 13 comments | 2892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California warns Menlo Park district to raise scores for black, disadvantaged students

The schools that don't meet the minimum standards under the act are subject to "corrective action." Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by another in the willows, on Mar 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm | 13 comments | 2335 Views

MENLO PARK

City eyes plan to take equity stake in homes

In an effort to keep low-income residents in their homes, the city of Menlo Park is considering a plan to buy an equity stake...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Sean Howell, on Apr 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm | 13 comments | 2046 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Council should oppose huge Cargill project

News of Cargill's development plans for 12,000 homes and 30,000 new residents on the Redwood City baylands should attract...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Edward Whittington, on Feb 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm | 13 comments | 2257 Views

MENLO PARK

What should Menlo Park do about child care?

As Menlo Park works to cut its subsidy of the city-run child care center in the Civic Center complex, it's become clear to...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by mom x 4, on Jun 3, 2009 at 11:26 pm | 13 comments | 1749 Views

MENLO PARK

The rotten apples living in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Atherton

Please view: Diridon's Rotten Apples comment from the Nov 5th board meeting on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRecXlwFXWA Not...

Original post made by morris brown on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Helen, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:18 pm | 13 comments | 2347 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park schools face unpleasant options

Menlo Park City School District delayed its decision on opening a new elementary school at the O'Connor campus as officials...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Dec 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm | 13 comments | 1737 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Europeans found upside of high-speed rail

It may well be that California's high-speed rail plans are ill-advised, or that this is not the right time or economy to...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 28, 2010 at 10:22 am | 13 comments | 1479 Views

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In defending police lawsuit, Menlo Park runs up tab of nearly $350,000

In a lawsuit that may have revealed more about our litigation-happy society than about the law enforcement abuses it sought...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by no winners, on Jan 13, 2010 at 10:15 am | 13 comments | 5371 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools boards vote on layoffs

Tonight, Wednesday, March 10, school boards in Portola Valley and Menlo Park are slated to vote on teacher layoffs and other...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by Hillview, on Mar 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm | 13 comments | 2322 Views

ATHERTON

Marsala's Fate

Charles Marsala asked a resident who was involved in a lawsuit with Atherton for $500,000. What needs to happen now? Should...

Original post made by Almanac Protecting Marsala on Mar. 21, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 22, 2010 at 6:21 am | 13 comments | 1764 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Gets Ready to Settle John Johns Litigation

The Town of Atherton has posted a closed session agenda, the second in the ten days since the last council meeting, to discuss...

Original post made by Concerned Resident on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by mortgage broker, on Apr 2, 2010 at 12:27 am | 13 comments | 1444 Views

MENLO PARK

Elevated? In a tunnel? Report to examine alternatives for high-speed rail

A report will be released Thursday analyzing alternative alignments for the San Jose-to-San Francisco segment of the proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Apr 7, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 13 comments | 1583 Views

ATHERTON

Comments by Cowards

I am very sad to see so many anonymous comments on the town square. I have no problems with people disagreeing with me but...

Original post made by James Dobbie on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:34 am | 13 comments | 2264 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rail Authority: No berms for high-speed rail on the Peninsula

Should high-speed rail come to the Peninsula, it will not sit atop a massive Berlin Wall, as some rail opponents have feared....

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm | 13 comments | 1625 Views
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