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Menlo Park school board may put two parcel tax measures on ballot

The board of the Menlo Park City School District is considering asking voters to approve two parcel tax measures in a special...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by Ballot Argument, on Feb 10, 2016 at 8:25 am | 83 comments | 4870 Views


Hundreds of Filoli volunteers may quit if forced to sign new agreement

At Woodside's historic Filoli estate, many of the 1,300 volunteers, who do everything from selling tickets to building the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Feb 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 82 comments | 13189 Views


Another whitewash by "Mr. Clean"?

The following is a text of a letter I received from Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra in response to my citizen's complaint...

Original post made by John P Johns on Mar. 13, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm | 82 comments | 7040 Views


Editorial: Permanent solution needed for noisy planes

Surely there is a way for the Federal Aviation Administration to address the sea-change in noise impact caused by a small...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 23, 2014 at 9:15 pm | 81 comments | 23122 Views


Editorial endorsement: Ackerman and Lucas for Menlo Park City School District board

The Almanac endorses David Ackerman and Caroline Lucas for the two open spots on the Menlo Park City School District board....

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 80 comments | 4067 Views


What's your view on high-speed rail?

Residents concerned about the impact of the California high-speed rail project on local towns have an opportunity to voice...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm | 80 comments | 6729 Views


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 | 4322 Views


Unions file lawsuit to keep pension initiative off ballot

Two employee unions filed a lawsuit today (June 23) against the city of Menlo Park and a resident involved in the effort...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 2, 2010 at 2:41 pm | 79 comments | 5292 Views


Voter Guide: Measure W would fund rebuilding of fifth district school

Being an elementary school principal can't be easy even under normal circumstances, but it's likely that Encinal School Principal...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by PF, on Nov 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 79 comments | 13303 Views


President Obama dines with supporters in Atherton

President Obama thanked his supporters Wednesday night at a $35,800-a-head dinner at the Atherton home of Doug and Lisa Goldman....

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Liking to fire people, on May 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm | 79 comments | 4826 Views


Petitioners protest Planned Parenthood clinic's opening

It's become as predictable as dawn and dusk: Where a Planned Parenthood clinic opens, there will be protests. And the protest...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 79 comments | 19355 Views


Atherton: Layoffs delayed while talks continue

The town of Atherton agreed on Thursday (June 9) to delay its planned layoff of 13 employees until July 15 while it negotiates...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Thelma, on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:15 am | 79 comments | 3890 Views


Menlo parking a factor in closing of Boutique 4

After five years in business in downtown Menlo Park, Boutique 4 has closed at 809 Santa Cruz Ave., according to Tamara Michel,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Feb 18, 2011 at 10:42 am | 78 comments | 4822 Views


Menlo Park: City officials, developers react to specific plan initiative

Response from city officials and developers to a potential ballot initiative on the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 15, 2014 at 8:14 am | 78 comments | 11680 Views


After tax defeat, 'transparency' is theme of Menlo Park school district board meeting

In the aftermath of the failure to pass two parcel tax measures on May 3, the board of the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by HelloHanalei, on May 12, 2016 at 10:56 pm | 78 comments | 3966 Views


'Superman' hits Woodside High School

Woodside High School is cast in an unflattering spotlight this week with the nation-wide opening of the documentary "Waiting...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by Ano Nymous, on Oct 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 78 comments | 12786 Views


Atherton: 60 show up for outreach meeting

About 60 people came to the Atherton community outreach meeting on Monday night, Feb. 22, and while most wanted to know about...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Watching the cops, on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:11 pm | 77 comments | 4753 Views


Thoughts on Burgess Pool?

Burgess Pool users: How do you like swimming at Burgess Pool? Do you like the programs offered? Do you think the rates are...

Original post made by Sean Howell on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Ima Yawner, on Sep 21, 2009 at 10:56 am | 75 comments | 7828 Views


BevMo rallies for second try at Menlo Park store

Three years after shelving plans for a Menlo Park store, Beverages & More (BevMo) is back. The alcohol retailer has filed...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Janet Medlin, on Sep 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 74 comments | 5110 Views


Menlo council will review Stanford plan April 16

Stanford University said it will have the latest revision of its proposed eight-acre mixed-used complex ready next week --...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm | 74 comments | 5557 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 14,308 views

Response to Arguments Against Measure B
By Steve Levy | 20 comments | 2,473 views

Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 1,164 views