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AROUND TOWN

Residents protest plans to cut old oak at new school site

Neighbors are protesting the Menlo Park City School District's decision to remove an old oak tree on the campus where they...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Judy Horst, on Jul 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm | 12 comments | 4235 Views

MENLO PARK

City to spend most of utility user tax revenue on new employee retirement benefits

Today the city issued several staff reports recommending that the UUT tax rate be kept at the maximum rate and that the majority...

Original post made by Finance Wonk on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by ElectionWatcher, on Feb 14, 2007 at 1:17 pm | 33 comments | 4234 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Flegel's named small business of the year

Flegel's Home Furnishings, which is observing its 60th anniversary in Menlo Park this year, has been named Small Business...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Rebecca Nelson, on Jan 25, 2014 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 4233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thanks for the great site

This is a great site. Thanks for putting it together!...

Original post made by A neighbor on Oct. 10, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4233 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

PV council to meet at The Sequoias Oct. 25

For its Wednesday, Oct. 25, meeting, the Portola Valley Town Council will convene at The Sequoias retirement community in...

Original post made by David Boyce on Oct. 13, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4233 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley woman adopts tortoise refugees

At the Hufty-Alegria home in Portola Valley, the sign posted on the gate clearly states: "Keep out, endangered wildlife habitat."...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 4233 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford Arrillaga project grows by adding housing

Is this a case of "be careful what you wish for"? The latest revision of the proposed Stanford-Arrillaga development in Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm | 26 comments | 4232 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Tokyo Subway to close Wednesday

Tokyo Subway, a three decades-long Japanese staple in downtown Menlo Park, is closing Wednesday, Dec. 24. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gertrude, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:15 am | 5 comments | 4230 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, said the Rev. Jesse Jackson during events on Monday in the city...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm | 11 comments | 4230 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What restaurant would you like us to review?

What local restaurant would you like The Almanac to review? Or, write a review of your own in the Comment box below. For...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 13, 2008
Last comment by Peace and Quiet, on Jan 13, 2008 at 6:35 pm | 1 comment | 4230 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Specific plan initiative signatures certified

The grassroots initiative to change sections of Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real plan has enough registered voter signatures...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 26, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 46 comments | 4229 Views

MOVIES

Woodsider captures Burning Man festival on film

"It's a great time for a new generation of directors to enter the film industry," says Steve Brown of Woodside, a first-time...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Debra Amador DeLaRosa, on Aug 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 4228 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside write-in votes released: Shaw tops Reyering for council seat

Write-in candidate Chris Shaw has won a seat on the Woodside Town Council in a victory over Nancy Reyering, who had been...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by STILL AFRAID OF RETRIBUTION, on Nov 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 22 comments | 4226 Views

AROUND TOWN

Independent bookstores fight for survival

Last Saturday night (9/30/06) I saw the film "Indies Under Fire" at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church theater in back of...

Original post made by JB on Oct. 1, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4225 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Portola Valley holds town picnic June 6 at new Town Center

The town picnic on Saturday, June 6, in Portola Valley includes the Zot's to Tot's 2.2-mile run, a car show, carnival games...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2009
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 4225 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Man killed by train was investigated for involvement in Atherton elder abuse case

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) Jon Armstrong, the pedestrian who died after being hit by a train...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by code blue, on Nov 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm | 80 comments | 4224 Views

WOODSIDE

Maasai warrior hikes Wunderlich Park

Maasai warrior and chief Sabore Ole Oyie is in the United States to solicit aid to drill 400 wells to provide safe drinking...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Sep 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 4224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In search of high-quality preschool for all

With a Stanford University education and decades of hands-on experience with kids, Carol Thomsen of Menlo Park is something...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2012
Last comment by Carolyn Clarke, on Sep 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 4222 Views

MOVIES

'Youth of the Year' finalists speak out

Overcoming neglectful parents and breaking free of a gang were among the stories shared by high school students in a tearful...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
There are no comments yet. 4221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: State housing rules cripple local cities

<I>First of two parts</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2013/12/11/guest-opinion-state-housing-rules-cripple-local-cities...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 4220 Views
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