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AROUND TOWN

What should city ask of Facebook?

"Please don't put the squeeze on (Facebook)," one woman told the Menlo Park City Council. She echoed prevailing public sentiment...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Alan, on Nov 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 13 comments | 3072 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Fire Protection District meetings on TV

Perhaps for the first time in history, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District (MPFPD) monthly Board of Director's meetings...

Original post made by Jim Lewis on Nov. 17, 2012
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:26 am | 13 comments | 1733 Views

ATHERTON

Wait on Labor Contracts for Wiest to be Seated

Last week the council had a closed session meeting for labor contracts, this is to allow agenda item for open session next...

Original post made by Council Make-up on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm | 13 comments | 1221 Views

OTHER TOPICS

topic: "Romney in Woodside for fundraiser" reviewed for accuracy

original topic http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=11651 Was a very long series of posts with great participation...

Original post made by Palm Reader on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by insanity - same thing over & over, on Jan 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm | 13 comments | 1571 Views

ATHERTON

Kathy McKeithen leaves council seat fighting

She came in fighting, and she's going out fighting. Kathy McKeithen, whose three-term tenure as an Atherton City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by We are all special, on Nov 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 13 comments | 4149 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District and MTK Communications

In September of 2009, the Sequoia Healthcare District entered into a $4,200/month contract with MTK Communications, a.k.a....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 13 comments | 3252 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools take safety precautions

Local schools reacted quickly to reassure parents they are taking precautions to prevent a tragedy like the one that happened...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm | 13 comments | 2408 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cedro closes, Cafe Borrone to expand

Cedro Ristorante Italiano in downtown Menlo Park closed over the holidays, and its next-door neighbor, Cafe Borrone, is poised...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by ho hum, on Jan 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 13 comments | 4346 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District continues support of Planned Parenthod

A story published in today's Daily Post stated that "Planned Parenthood, in its annual report, says it performed 333,964...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 10, 2013 at 2:24 pm | 13 comments | 885 Views

WOODSIDE

50 Bicyclists in Woodside Attack Car

In yesterday's news, a sitation that has been escaating and spiralling out of control: SAN MATEO POLICE BLOTTER: WOODSIDE...

Original post made by Susan Smith on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 2, 2013 at 9:03 am | 13 comments | 1819 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former chief probation officer in county pleads not guilty to possessing child pornography

Former San Mateo County Chief Probation Officer Stuart Forrest pleaded not guilty Friday to two charges of possessing...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Apr 10, 2013 at 5:20 am | 13 comments | 1444 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hundreds of guns collected at buyback event

It took less than three hours Saturday, Feb. 23, to collect 355 firearms at a three-city gun buyback event in East Palo Alto....

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm | 13 comments | 2440 Views

MENLO PARK

Glenwood hotel wins Menlo Park Planning Commission recommendation

"What is it that's of value here?" asked Menlo Park Planning Commissioner John Kadvany during a review of a proposed hotel...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 7, 2013 at 3:04 am | 13 comments | 1620 Views

MENLO PARK

Oprah, Sandberg visit Flea Street in Menlo Park

Jesse Cool, longtime owner of Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park, welcomed to her restaurant Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:16 pm | 13 comments | 2810 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Resident agrees to $75,000 penalty for felling trees without a permit

Portola Valley resident David L. Douglass has agreed to pay a penalty of $75,000 to head off a potential lawsuit from the...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 28, 2013 at 9:16 am | 13 comments | 1990 Views

AROUND TOWN

M-A forum on planning for growth

In a public forum at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School, officials from the...

Original post made on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Read the article, on May 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm | 13 comments | 1531 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents address police contract issues, from outsourcing to pensions

Should the town of Atherton consider outsourcing its police department? If not, how much should the town be willing to pay...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Outvoted, on May 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm | 13 comments | 4575 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Most scientists agree about climate change

A review of 12,000 papers on climate change, in the May 15 issue of the "Environmental Research Letters," found that 97...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by gosh it sprinkled today so NO WARMING, on May 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm | 13 comments | 31662 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside seeks better handling of bike tours

Woodside Town Council members are upset about how deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office handled -- or did not...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Donald, on Jun 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 13 comments | 1654 Views

ATHERTON

Letter: Atherton officers perform important work, professionally

In response to the "Viewpoint" article (Atherton faces big decision on police costs) in the Almanac by the editor dated May...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Other side of the coin, on Jun 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 13 comments | 1460 Views
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