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SCHOOLS & KIDS

County plans fresh look at Mandarin charter school in Menlo Park district

Once again a crowd packed a hearing room to listen and speak about the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 11 comments | 5599 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Woodside council should reject 'art cave' project

The Woodside Town Council should overturn the recent Planning Commission decision to approve a lot line adjustment (reported...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Jan 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 11 comments | 1480 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, said the Rev. Jesse Jackson during events on Monday in the city...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm | 11 comments | 3372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama plans 'cybersecurity summit' at Stanford

President Barack Obama is planning a trip to the Bay Area next week as he prepares to push for changes in cybersecurity...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2015
Last comment by short scottie, on Feb 9, 2015 at 11:01 am | 11 comments | 2207 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park will consider financial aid for downtown hotel project

A proposed 63-room, four-story luxury hotel with rooms at $350 a night downtown could deliver Menlo Park up to $8.5 million...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Mar 5, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 11 comments | 2590 Views

MENLO PARK

BBC restaurant get permits to start construction work

Construction of a three-floor restaurant with rooftop dining at 1090 El Camino Real, site of the British Bankers Club, has...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Dan , on Mar 13, 2015 at 9:11 am | 11 comments | 4237 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe says" Must pay consequences."

"it's simply if someone violates the law they have to pay the consequences,” to Katie Utehs KTVU 2 “no motivation other...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Question, on Mar 24, 2015 at 10:52 am | 11 comments | 882 Views

MENLO PARK

Governor orders mandatory reduction in water-use

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by acomfort, on Apr 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 11 comments | 1836 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Hillary Clinton to make fundraising stop in May

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Portola Valley for a campaign fundraising lunch on Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Clinton Derangement, on Apr 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 11 comments | 2785 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Cyclist injured in Portola Valley; blueprints stolen from Menlo Park office building

Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, North Fair Oaks and Menlo Park Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/04/29/police-calls-blueprints-stolen-fr...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on May 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm | 11 comments | 2821 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council looks at cabling town for free Internet

Atherton's City Council members have a busy day today with a goals-and-strategy session starting in the morning and a late...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on May 7, 2015 at 10:43 am | 11 comments | 1847 Views

AROUND TOWN

Luck of the draw: Tech failed to show up to take blood samples in Menlo Park shooting

After three Menlo Park police officers shot and killed a parolee at large last November, a lot needed to happen, including...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Jun 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm | 11 comments | 2740 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park recycles stormwater to wash sidewalks

Given California's severe drought, the sight of city workers starting to power-wash downtown sidewalks on June 1 raised eyebrows...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jun 15, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 11 comments | 1322 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

NYT Sunday Review Article on Hillary Clinton

Just read an interesting article by Maureen Dowd in Today's NYT about Hillary Clinton. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-trade-winds-blow-ill-for-hill...

Original post made by New York Times Reader on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jun 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 11 comments | 289 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 | 3498 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 | 4036 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 | 3582 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 | 3344 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 | 3226 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 | 2813 Views
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