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THE LOCAL DISH

PayPal exec battled mental illness, family said

A losing battle against mental illness led a man to his death, according to a statement released by his family on Monday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2012
Last comment by Michelle, on Mar 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm | 10 comments | 2174 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Lawsuit settled in cyclist's death on Alpine Road

A settlement is at hand in a wrongful death lawsuit over the November 2010 death of Los Altos Hills 47-year-old bicyclist...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 2, 2012 at 10:06 am | 10 comments | 1630 Views

ATHERTON

Local is finalist in handbag design competition

Fame, if not fortune, could be just around the corner for Woodside native Mary Spenser Poletti, a 2009 graduate of Scared...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on May 26, 2012 at 11:33 am | 10 comments | 1937 Views

AROUND TOWN

New county budget: Alpine Road trail could see $2 million improvement

John Maltbie, the interim San Mateo County manager, is proposing cutting 234 positions in county government for the 2012-13...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by question, on Jun 1, 2012 at 6:22 am | 10 comments | 1857 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Critique of Athertonians blog is off base

One of the cornerstones of our democracy is the free exchange of ideas, no matter how upsetting those ideas might be to another...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 7, 2012 at 10:00 am | 10 comments | 2630 Views

MENLO PARK

Incumbent Fergusson joins council race

And then there were two: Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson has joined the 2012 race for Menlo Park City Council. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm | 10 comments | 2620 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bill to fund high-speed rail hangs in the balance

With residents preparing for holiday celebrations Tuesday night, lawmakers in Sacramento released in the closing hours of...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 6, 2012 at 11:23 am | 10 comments | 1175 Views

ATHERTON

Letter: Time to stop lectures about library in park

It is unseemly for some of Atherton's elected officials and volunteer committee members to persist in oral and written pontifications...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by Nuts, on Jul 19, 2012 at 10:21 am | 10 comments | 1215 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park hires interim chief

Veteran police chief Lee Violett will step in as departing Menlo Park chief Bryan Roberts steps out, the city announced on...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm | 10 comments | 1298 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton voters to decide on Little League facilities in park, rebuilding Town Center

Atherton voters will be asked on the November ballot whether they want to see permanent Little League structures in Holbrook-Palmer...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2012
Last comment by Sorry Didi, on Aug 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm | 10 comments | 1455 Views

MENLO PARK

Car strikes pedestrian on El Camino Real

A car struck an 85-year-old man crossing El Camino Real on late Tuesday morning, Menlo Park police said. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm | 10 comments | 1828 Views

ATHERTON

How's Cary Wiest Been Spending His Time?

How many council meetings or committee meetings has CARY WIEST attended in the past year? I believe that figure is pretty...

Original post made by 20/20 on Oct. 8, 2012
Last comment by 20/20, on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm | 10 comments | 1926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ten Fu restaurant closes in Menlo Park

Ten Fu Chinese Restaurant in Menlo Park has been sold to Fey Enterprise LLC of San Mateo. Its owners, Ruth and John Wang,...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2012
Last comment by The McQueens, on Feb 16, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 10 comments | 2774 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Police union's robocall intimidates residents

Having just read a recent article entitled "Atherton Council responds to Police Association's 'scaremongering attempt' "...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Is it Plausible?, on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:53 am | 10 comments | 3533 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District brochure coming

The Sequoia Healthcare District 2012 Annual Report to the Community, scheduled to be mailed by the end of October, is clearly...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:12 am | 10 comments | 2133 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial endorsements: Atherton City Council

Lewis, Kupperman for Atherton council Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=13366 posted...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by No need for County Library , on Oct 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm | 10 comments | 1732 Views

ATHERTON

Lewis, Wiest win Atherton council seats

Elizabeth Lewis swept to a second term on Atherton's City Council on Tuesday, winning 1,690 votes, with the second council...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Nice try, on Nov 10, 2012 at 11:20 am | 10 comments | 1655 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Staff compensation cuts OKd, but council likely to reconsider next month

The vote may have been unanimous, but the outcome of the Atherton City Council's approval last night (Nov. 28) of compensation...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Truthful Reporting, on Nov 30, 2012 at 9:06 am | 10 comments | 2970 Views

AROUND TOWN

New business development manager on board in Menlo Park

Jim Cogan starts a new job on Monday (Dec. 17) – he's been hired as Menlo Park's business development manager, according...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Waste of $, on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 10 comments | 3139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bohannon making "good faith effort" to develop Menlo Gateway

It's the time of year when some list-checking is going on, and the Menlo Park Planning Commission is no exception -- on Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Almanac Watcher, on Dec 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm | 10 comments | 1698 Views
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