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MENLO PARK

MP toy store tests for lead in toys

In an effort to reduce parents' concerns about the presence of lead in their children's toys, Cheeky Monkey Toys in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2007
Last comment by Nadeine Reynolds, on Nov 19, 2007 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 4713 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise Pope recently...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Westbrook, on Dec 2, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 9 comments | 4713 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board member decries union ads

With a contract dispute unresolved and an election looming, the union that represents 93 firefighters in the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Disgusted, on Oct 25, 2009 at 1:38 am | 68 comments | 4713 Views

WOODSIDE

Hydrogen fuel station planned for Skylonda

Electric cars and their charging stations have had the alternative-fuel spotlight mostly to themselves in Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 3, 2015 at 8:22 pm | 5 comments | 4713 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. 4712 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's only gas station has new owner

Dieter Mees, a Porsche-trained mechanic and the former owner of Palo Alto German car repair specialist D & M Motors, is the...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Casper, on Feb 3, 2010 at 8:50 pm | 2 comments | 4711 Views

MENLO PARK

After 30 years on the force, Terri Molakides calls it quits

Name a position in the Menlo Park Police Department, and chances are that Terri Molakides has held it. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2008
Last comment by Rich Cline, on Jul 9, 2008 at 11:37 am | 5 comments | 4709 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Don't bother with a brunch menu at Il Fornaio

For my money, the only thing worth getting at brunch at Il Fornaio is the French toast. The lump of melting marscapone cheese...

Original post made by Prima Collazione on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by Joanne, on Dec 14, 2006 at 7:34 am | 1 comment | 4709 Views

MENLO PARK

Surprise move: funds for library's book group axed

The final chapter of the Menlo Park Library's 15-year-old book discussion group doesn't make for a happy ending. In fact,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by Trilda, on Aug 28, 2010 at 12:01 am | 7 comments | 4708 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside fire chief closes out 33 years of firefighting

Residential life in Woodside and Portola Valley and nearby communities is scenic if not always idyllic. It's also dangerous....

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Margie Eriksson, on Mar 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 3 comments | 4708 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park settles lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in police department

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously tonight to settle a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in the police department....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2007
Last comment by Susan, on Oct 15, 2007 at 10:09 am | 8 comments | 4705 Views

MENLO PARK

Four men rob Menlo Park market at gunpoint

A cashier was beaten and another robbed at gunpoint after four men entered the El Rancho Market around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm | 5 comments | 4705 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council supports plan for city to buy former Park Theatre

The Menlo Park City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to move ahead with a plan to buy the former Park Theatre on El Camino...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2007
Last comment by $watcher, on Oct 8, 2007 at 8:42 am | 47 comments | 4705 Views

MENLO PARK

Grocery store planned for former Cadillac site on El Camino in Menlo Park

As Menlo Park city officials continue the wearisome debate on how to revamp properties along El Camino Real, one developer...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2007
Last comment by Rory Brown, on Jul 30, 2007 at 2:55 pm | 18 comments | 4704 Views

WOODSIDE

SHARE YOUR WOODSIDE PLANNING/BLDG. WAR STORIES

ARE WE MISSING SOMETHING, OR DID NOT MR. FLEISHHACKER AFFIRM THE GRAND JURY'S ASSESSMENT OF THE ARBITRARY, CAPRICIOUS PLANNING...

Original post made by NO HOPE! on Nov. 11, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4704 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 | 4702 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Big bike rides exacerbate cyclist/motorist tensions

<B>This letter was published in the Jan. 3 edition of the Almanac:</B> Editor: I am appalled at Brian Peterson's piece...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Jan. 2, 2007
Last comment by Dr. Greg Wright, on Jan 9, 2007 at 4:48 pm | 7 comments | 4702 Views

MENLO PARK

County releases report on Mandarin immersion charter school proposal

The San Mateo County Office of Education has released its analysis of the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter school,...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Menlo parent, on Feb 3, 2015 at 7:06 pm | 3 comments | 4701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two candidates vie for fifth seat on PV school board

Voters in the Portola Valley School District will have a choice between two candidates to fill the fifth seat on the school...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2008
Last comment by David Cox, on Feb 14, 2008 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 4701 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cyclist injured in collision on Alpine Road

A 58-year-old Palo Alto bicyclist was thrown 8 to 10 feet in the air and was injured in a collision with a vehicle on Alpine...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 34 comments | 4701 Views
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