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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district sued over crash

A collision between a fire vehicle and car last fall has led to a lawsuit filed against the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 12, 2014 at 3:07 pm | 11 comments | 1691 Views

ATHERTON

And this is news why?

Atherton resident Carpenter replaces lawn with artificial turf,...

Original post made by whatever on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:57 am | 11 comments | 275 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Supporters of a new charter school in the Menlo Park City School District that would teach many of its classes in Mandarin...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 1764 Views

ATHERTON

Officers again target traffic-law violators in Atherton, Menlo

Motorcycle officers return to Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to ticket traffic violators in another special...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 2674 Views

MENLO PARK

'We are changing the specific plan' - Menlo Park Planning Commission

Menlo Park planning commissioners are hoping to send "a positive message" with their unanimous action last night to support...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by so sad, on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 11 comments | 2172 Views

MENLO PARK

A Delivery Vehicle for Real Estate Ads or a News Publication?

[Post removed. There is a word in the news business for what Mr. Lanza is accusing us of: prostitution. Letting advertising...

Original post made by Mike Lanza on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 16, 2014 at 11:11 am | 11 comments | 310 Views

MENLO PARK

Is "No on M" Making Illegal Use of the Walmart Brand?

Given the metronomic frequency with which a certain Atherton resident is leveling baseless ethics accusations against Measure...

Original post made by Gern on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:16 am | 11 comments | 251 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspicious of need for red light cameras

The following letter was published in the Almanac's Jan. 10 print edition: Editor: I want to echo the sentiments of...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Jan. 10, 2007
Last comment by City Hall Scammers, on Aug 27, 2008 at 12:11 pm | 10 comments | 3294 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

What does it mean to you to have Roberts market in Portola Valley?

In this week's Almanac, the lead story on page 5 broke the news that George Roberts, owner of Roberts Market & Liquors in...

Original post made by David Boyce on Feb. 15, 2007
Last comment by therese, on Sep 25, 2007 at 8:31 pm | 10 comments | 3792 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The homework myth

I'm disappointed to see Menlo Park school officials backpedal on the District's homework "ban." It seems to me they have...

Original post made by Menlo mother on Mar. 7, 2007
Last comment by a former oak knoll parent, on Apr 6, 2007 at 7:39 pm | 10 comments | 3345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Motorists are the problem, not cyclists

<B>The following letter by Robert Cronin was published in the Almanac's April 4 print edition:</B> Editor: Let's turn...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Apr. 4, 2007
Last comment by Positive Solutions, on Apr 10, 2007 at 9:25 am | 10 comments | 3123 Views

MENLO PARK

Who's in charge of downtown development?

<B>The following letter by Henry Riggs was published in the Almanac's April 4 print edition:</B> Editor: What's wrong...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Apr. 6, 2007
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Oct 31, 2007 at 11:23 am | 10 comments | 3061 Views

MENLO PARK

An Anonymous Questionnaire about the Utility Tax

The other day, my wife and I each received an email containing a questionnaire pertaining to Measure K, the UUT. The questionnaire...

Original post made by Martin Engel on Jun. 10, 2007
Last comment by shafted, on Jun 15, 2007 at 4:51 pm | 10 comments | 2635 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Not in my Menlo Park

The more I read, the more I see the pejorative term "NIMBY," short for "Not In My Back Yard." Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=4684...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2007
Last comment by also exhausted, on Aug 12, 2007 at 9:06 am | 10 comments | 2865 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Tough choice on grade separations

It is difficult to imagine a more difficult decision for Menlo Park and Atherton than deciding what to do about grade separations...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2007
Last comment by Martin, on Oct 23, 2007 at 1:20 pm | 10 comments | 2613 Views

MENLO PARK

Park Theatre backlash: Web site threatens recall against Fergusson, Cline and Robinson

A newly created Web site states that a recall effort is in the works against Menlo Park City Council members Kelly Fergusson,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 27, 2007 at 8:51 pm | 10 comments | 2551 Views

MENLO PARK

City of Menlo Park to buy carbon credits

A thumbs up and a $15,000 check -- that's what four of five Menlo Park City Council members agreed to give the new carbon...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2008
Last comment by ColdRealityCheck, on Apr 4, 2008 at 10:32 am | 10 comments | 2312 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton mayor eyes annexing the neighbors

Atherton mayor Jim Janz is serious about exploring the possibility of annexing unincorporated neighborhoods between the...

Original post made on May. 29, 2008
Last comment by Ritchie Rich, on Jul 17, 2008 at 11:47 am | 10 comments | 2659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jim Plunkett passes the ball to his daughter

Children grow up, go to college, get jobs and move away. Former Raider and Stanford star quarterback Jim Plunkett of Atherton...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by alex plunkett, on Apr 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm | 10 comments | 4396 Views

MENLO PARK

So, what do we do about it?

If reducing greenhouse gases and dependence on foreign oil is more critical than ever, thinking of new ways to get more...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 18, 2008 at 11:59 pm | 10 comments | 2545 Views
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