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ATHERTON

Atherton mayor eyes annexing the neighbors

Atherton mayor Jim Janz is serious about exploring the possibility of annexing unincorporated neighborhoods between the...

Original post made on May. 29, 2008
Last comment by Ritchie Rich, on Jul 17, 2008 at 11:47 am | 10 comments | 2579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jim Plunkett passes the ball to his daughter

Children grow up, go to college, get jobs and move away. Former Raider and Stanford star quarterback Jim Plunkett of Atherton...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by alex plunkett, on Apr 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm | 10 comments | 4002 Views

MENLO PARK

So, what do we do about it?

If reducing greenhouse gases and dependence on foreign oil is more critical than ever, thinking of new ways to get more...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 18, 2008 at 11:59 pm | 10 comments | 2502 Views

MENLO PARK

What's become of former council coalition?

The relative ease with which Kelly Fergusson and Andy Cohen won re-election on Nov. 4, preserving the Menlo Park City Council's...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2008
Last comment by truth, on Nov 17, 2008 at 11:06 am | 10 comments | 1930 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Why it pays to shop with local merchants

As our budgets are stretched thinner these days and as many of us are pondering how we will manage through the holidays,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2008
Last comment by shopper, on Dec 6, 2008 at 3:15 pm | 10 comments | 2153 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Woodside man's yacht slowly sails across dry land to dock at Pete's Harbor

The 73-foot yacht built by Woodside resident Jerry Ellis that was temporarily stranded at Sand Hill and Whiskey Hill roads...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by agz, on May 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm | 10 comments | 2367 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Locals meet with high-speed rail officials

Local residents were treated to their first public meetings with officials from the High-Speed Rail Authority on Thursday,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by d, on Jan 25, 2009 at 1:31 pm | 10 comments | 1768 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park resident takes on PG&E over 'Smart' meters

Note: In an e-mail sent shortly before The Almanac's deadline, Menlo Park resident Mark Williams said he has acquiesced to...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Joe, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:30 am | 10 comments | 2714 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite state's troubles, Menlo Park eyes balanced budget

As the state of California struggles to find billions of dollars in budget cuts, the city of Menlo Park finds itself with...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by hr, on Jun 3, 2009 at 1:43 pm | 10 comments | 1373 Views

MENLO PARK

The best-laid plans ...

Indulge your inner city planner for a moment, and take a walk through a re-imagined downtown Menlo Park. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by My Experience, on Jun 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm | 10 comments | 1573 Views

WOODSIDE

Couple found dead in Woodside home

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office today discovered an elderly married couple dead in a home on Woodside...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Susan, on Sep 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm | 10 comments | 2202 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanacc Bias.: Almanac in the Tank for Kelly Fergusson

The Almanac has demonstrated extreme bias when it leaves on the front page older blogs with fewer responses and pulls more...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Sep 4, 2009 at 11:34 pm | 10 comments | 1434 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Caltrain will return whistles to underside of trains to lessen noise

After moving train whistles to the tops of its engines, then installing a muffler to quiet them, Caltrain is now working...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Kathy Hamilton, on Sep 19, 2009 at 7:20 am | 10 comments | 1532 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain fatality identified as Gunn High junior William Dickens, 16

The Gunn High School student who died on the Caltrain tracks Monday night has been identified as William Dickens, 16, a junior...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 24, 2009 at 10:00 pm | 10 comments | 1859 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Citizens need to do their homework

<I>(This letter was submitted by Peter Carpenter of Atherton, who is retiring after nine year on the board of the Menlo Park...

Original post made by News Guy on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm | 10 comments | 1620 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo College and Menlo School PA System too Loud

Curious as to whether other Menlo Park and Atherton residents think the public address system at Menlo College and Menlo...

Original post made by too loud on Nov. 14, 2009
Last comment by wow, on Nov 17, 2009 at 12:47 am | 10 comments | 2016 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Siegel appointed to fill vacant Las Lomitas district school board seat

Jay Siegel, who has a child at La Entrada School and has been an active volunteer on the Las Lomitas Education Foundation,...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Fed LE Parent, on Nov 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm | 10 comments | 2083 Views

MENLO PARK

Rich Cline, new Menlo Park mayor, promises measured approach to contentious land-use debates

New mayor Rich Cline looks to guide Menlo Park with a steady hand through emotional debates over 30-year downtown plan and...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by seriously, on Dec 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm | 10 comments | 1570 Views

MENLO PARK

Church lights 40-foot-high Christmas cross

Bethany Lutheran Church, at the corner of Avy and Cloud avenues in Menlo Park, has set up a 40-foot-high lighted cross on...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jon Coyne, on Dec 23, 2009 at 12:38 am | 10 comments | 1513 Views

MENLO PARK

Purpose of Bohannon polls questioned

A polling effort by land developer David Bohannon has elicited "grave concern" from some Menlo Park city officials, and little...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 31, 2010 at 9:07 am | 10 comments | 1425 Views
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