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AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Board has no issues with new superintendent

The trustees of the Menlo Park City School District have apparently looked Maurice Ghysels in the eye and found everything...

Original post made on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 24 comments | 4306 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council nixes proposal to add nine full-time city planners to payroll

The easy question was whether Menlo Park needs more planning staff. The consensus was yes, given the number of incoming projects...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by Do tell, on Feb 18, 2013 at 6:42 pm | 5 comments | 4305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lawn sign: Romney/someone 2012

Now that Newt Gingrich has fallen off a cliff in Iowa, only days prior to their voting, it clears the way for Mitt Romney...

Original post made by Emerle on Dec. 19, 2011
Last comment by pogo, on May 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm | 128 comments | 4305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park traffic jam expected to last weeks

Lately it's taking almost an hour to drive from one end of Menlo Park to the other along a two-mile stretch of El Camino...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2012
Last comment by Adina, on Oct 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm | 15 comments | 4305 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter school law: recipe for creating elite schools?

<b>Below are remarks by Pat Gemma, superintendent of the Sequoia Union High School District, during an Oct. 19 meeting in...

Original post made by Pat Gemma on Oct. 23, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4301 Views

MENLO PARK

'Grandmother' gives 'grandson' scammer a piece of her mind

A would-be confidence man tried the grandson-impersonation scheme on Menlo Park travel consultant Carolyn Bakar with an early...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Aug 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 13 comments | 4296 Views

MENLO PARK

Consultants want $225K more for ECR Downtown Specific Plan Moneypit

It is endless, on top of the nearly $ 900,000 the city has already paid the consultants working on this project, the staff...

Original post made by Roxie Rorapaugh on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by baby, meet bathwater, on Dec 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm | 6 comments | 4292 Views

MENLO PARK

Lawsuit filed against Menlo Park police officers

The suit, filed by a Menlo Park resident, alleges that officers violated rights during two traffic stops earlier this year. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Private Investigator, on May 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 3 comments | 4292 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 | 4292 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury convicts track coach for pushing boy

After a four-day trial, a San Mateo County jury on Friday, Dec. 11, convicted longtime Menlo-Atherton High School cross-country...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Ridiculous Arguments, on Dec 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm | 41 comments | 4289 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 | 4289 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford event: school financing problems

<b>This report is from Stanford University</b> Michael Kirst, professor emeritus of education and of business administration,...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 11, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4287 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Ice cream thieves undone by tech tracks

When a theft is under way, one rule that is sometimes overlooked by the criminals -- don't do something stupid that gives...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2008
Last comment by andy creighton, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 5 comments | 4287 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: The slow death of high-speed rail

The bad economic news keeps piling up in front of the California High-Speed Rail project but will it be enough to bring Governor...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:09 am | 15 comments | 4284 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 | 4284 Views

FICTION

Letter: City needs to fix dangerous intersection

While the Menlo Park Transportation Commission wrings its hands about so-called cut-through traffic in the Willows, an actual...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
There are no comments yet. 4283 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 | 4282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Bike ride kicks off youth workshop project

Menlo Park explored building community through bicycling during the holiday weekend, with a 7.3-mile "unity ride" led by...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Tommy Bensko, on May 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm | 3 comments | 4281 Views

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 | 4281 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 | 4280 Views
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