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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 | 3169 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 | 1448 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 | 1709 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 | 2395 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 | 1508 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 | 1642 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 | 2199 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 | 1692 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 | 2191 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 | 2300 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 | 1814 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 | 1637 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 | 1500 Views

MENLO PARK

Cargill e-mails: Red flag, or red herring?

A Cargill spokesman has accused a Menlo Park official of crafting a "backroom deal," but some local activists say the food...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by R. GORDON, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm | 10 comments | 1272 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council takes up Cargill resolution

Menlo Park council members will consider tonight (Feb. 9) a resolution calling for "full restoration" of salt ponds owned...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Kristopher Plumber, on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm | 10 comments | 1923 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Mountain lion attacks pygmy goat

A mountain lion attacked a pygmy goat in San Mateo County's Portola Valley area last week, a sheriff's lieutenant said...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by pv rez, on Mar 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 10 comments | 1739 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election roundup: Sheriff Greg Munks faces no opposition in his bid for re-election

With the closing of the filing period for the June 8 election, it's almost a certainty that incumbent Sheriff Greg Munks...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jun 11, 2010 at 6:43 am | 10 comments | 1539 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Carol Smith's residency questioned

A member of Atherton's General Plan Committee said she has resigned her post after moving out of town earlier this month....

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by mtn View resident, on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:24 am | 10 comments | 1428 Views

MENLO PARK

Is Peter Carpenter Untouchable on This Forum?

Wow - it now appears that any post interpreted as criticing Peter Carpenter is now not just being deleted, it is being wiped...

Original post made by Just Wondering on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Mar 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm | 10 comments | 1126 Views

MENLO PARK

Water worries: City nudges, rather than pushes, consumers to conserve water supply

As climate change sparks concerns of dwindling water supply, Menlo Park is trying to encourage people to conserve through...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Apr 3, 2010 at 9:28 am | 10 comments | 1460 Views
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