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Sheriff Greg Munks promotes two officers

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks has elevated Lt. Mark Wyss to captain, and Sgt. Ed Barbarini to lieutenant, the office...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2008
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Aug 10, 2008 at 9:10 am | 11 comments | 2374 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district expects 'significant' loss

The Menlo Park City School District expects a "significant" loss in its funds that are deposited in the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by MPCSD Parent, on Oct 17, 2008 at 11:42 am | 11 comments | 2451 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Tunnel vision on proposed bike tunnel

Steve Schmidt's Guest Opinion last week highlights, yet again, his vision for a tunnel, and his vision only. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by no tunnel, on Nov 8, 2008 at 4:52 pm | 11 comments | 2378 Views

MENLO PARK

The Menlo Park El Camino Gridlock

Mon-Sat 7:30am to 6:30pm El Camino through Menlo Park and the very southern edge of Atherton is gridlock. Why? There's only...

Original post made by stop and stop on Feb. 15, 2009
Last comment by suzy, on Feb 21, 2009 at 9:39 am | 11 comments | 1999 Views

MENLO PARK

More kindergarteners, less money

The Menlo Park City School District is expecting a record number of kindergartners next year, and a potential budget deficit...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Fran, on Mar 26, 2009 at 12:20 pm | 11 comments | 1730 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Fire prompts four-alarm response

Firefighters are at the scene a four-alarm fire at 1050 University Drive at Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park, across...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2009 at 11:07 pm | 11 comments | 1938 Views

MENLO PARK

Public hearing Thursday on plan to rebuild Hillview campus

On Thursday night, the public can weigh in on the plans to rebuild the Hillview Middle School campus at a public meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by shine artists exposed, on Mar 26, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 11 comments | 1503 Views

ATHERTON

Trial starts for Atherton employee accused of battery

Opening arguments are set for 9:45 a.m. on Monday, June 29, for the trial of Atherton public works supervisor Troy Henderson....

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by disgusted, on Jun 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm | 11 comments | 2155 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In defense of Elizabeth Lasensky

In response to the Aug. 5 letter from Elizabeth Lasensky to The Almanac and the flurry of comments online, I would like to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Aug 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 11 comments | 2429 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tried to land Tesla headquarters

When Tesla Motors announced Aug. 18 that it plans to relocate its headquarters from San Carlos to Palo Alto later this year,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by oh well, on Aug 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 11 comments | 1424 Views

ATHERTON

slaughtering the sacred cow

I\'ve done the math. We could contract with Menlo Park, have the same level of protection as our neighbors (as measured...

Original post made by michael stevick on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by holy warrior, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 1725 Views

MENLO PARK

A future for Tinker Park?

A transformation of the Hillview campus, set to start next year, would have eliminated Tinker Park and used the space as...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by hv mom, on Sep 23, 2009 at 3:16 pm | 11 comments | 1611 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Proposed new fees unfair?

Nobody said passing a new master fee schedule in Atherton would be easy — or particularly interesting. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Quid Pro, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:06 am | 11 comments | 1863 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park businesses, property owners organize to oppose downtown plan

Several prominent downtown property and business owners challenge emerging plans to reconfigure Menlo Park's downtown. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by menlo resident, on Oct 26, 2009 at 9:38 pm | 11 comments | 1458 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Where were you when the Loma Prieta quake struck?

When the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on Oct. 17, 1989, I was on Caltrain, returning to San Francisco to watch the World...

Original post made by RHine@AlmanacNews.com on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by AC, on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:50 am | 11 comments | 1897 Views

MENLO PARK

Cargill proposal: City to consider taking a stand

Two Menlo Park City Council members and a former mayor are urging the city to take a stand against a project that would create...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Redwood City Port Opposes Cargill, on Oct 17, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 11 comments | 1830 Views

ATHERTON

Man arraigned after chain-reaction collision with Atherton patrol car

In an incident that demonstrates the dangers police officers face after pulling someone over for a traffic ticket, a man...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by woops, on Dec 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm | 11 comments | 1615 Views

MENLO PARK

Trial of M-A assistant track coach in its third day

A jury trial began Monday, Dec. 7, in San Mateo County Superior Court for Menlo-Atherton High School cross-country Assistant...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by RWRMS, on Dec 13, 2009 at 3:15 am | 11 comments | 1465 Views

ATHERTON

$230,000 settlement for Pilar Buckley Ortiz

Former Atherton Police Officer Pilar Buckley Ortiz has settled with the Town for $230,000 according to her attorney. Information...

Original post made by baywatch on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by come on ladies, on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm | 11 comments | 2032 Views

MENLO PARK

Confusion over Burgess solar panels

Construction on a new gymnasium in Menlo Park's Civic Center is already underway, but whether it will feature solar panels...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by just ask, on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:12 am | 11 comments | 1613 Views
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