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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton inspector volunteers to help China quake victims

Atherton building inspector Kenneth Huo recently traveled to the earthquake-ravaged Chinese province of Gansu with a five-man...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2008
Last comment by Veronica Caballero, on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 1817 Views

MENLO PARK

MP council OKs 30% pay raise for sergeants

Amid the specter of weakened morale among police sergeants – and despite scores of e-mails in opposition – the...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 19, 2009 at 8:52 am | 7 comments | 1700 Views

MENLO PARK

Is someone trying to kill the two heritage redwood trees in front of the old Cadillac dealership?

It looks like someone has been removing the bark of the redwood trees at the old Cadillac dealership. Is there an interested...

Original post made by Concerned on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Joanna, on Feb 9, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 7 comments | 1845 Views

MENLO PARK

High Speed Rail -- Palo Alto Impacts -- Changing their mind?

Last fall the Palo Alto Council voted 9-0 to endorse Prop 1A with funding for the High Speed Rail project. A few months...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Mar. 8, 2009
Last comment by wants information, on Mar 11, 2009 at 8:49 am | 7 comments | 1555 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Atherton on the budget ropes

Like many communities, Atherton is facing a major shortfall in this year's budget. But while the economic downturn is partially...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by rebekkah, on Mar 13, 2009 at 7:52 am | 7 comments | 1847 Views

MENLO PARK

City will keep briefer written record of meetings

After trying out an abbreviated form of City Council meeting minutes for several months, Menlo Park will now use the shorter...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by my observation, on Apr 18, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 1464 Views

AROUND TOWN

Scams: They Can Be Convincing and Elaborate

I recently investigated a scam which cost one of our residents thousands of dollars. These scams are not an Atherton problem;...

Original post made by Detective Hall on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by , on Dec 31, 1969 at 4:00 pm | 7 comments | 1616 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police officer exonerated in 'theft'

There is "no foundation" for an allegation of theft against an Atherton police officer, according to the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2009
Last comment by Shocked Resident, on Jun 10, 2009 at 9:53 pm | 7 comments | 1489 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside weighs demo permit for Steve Jobs

The Woodside Town Council on Tuesday, June 23, will consider issuing a second demolition permit for the Jackling house,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jun 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm | 7 comments | 2193 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stewart, Lewin stepping down from high school board

There will be two new faces on the Sequoia Union High School District board this fall, as both incumbents with seats up...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by you should know, on Jul 27, 2009 at 10:59 am | 7 comments | 1809 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Refunds look unlikely for town's road-impact fee

Atherton has had a problem with some of its construction-related fees in recent years. Amid threats of litigation, the off-haul...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:38 am | 7 comments | 1874 Views

MENLO PARK

Getting a handle on the Bohannon project

City commissions to hold meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19 on David Bohannon's proposed 950,000-square-foot project. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Joan, on Aug 21, 2009 at 10:52 am | 7 comments | 1586 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A swimming success?

Three years after Menlo Park's controversial decision to let a private operator run its public pool, Menlo Swim and Sport...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Former MP resident, on Oct 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 7 comments | 1453 Views

MENLO PARK

Mysterious 11th-hour letter challenges legality of El Camino development

A mysterious letter challenging the legality of a new development project proposed for a parcel on El Camino Real arrived...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by Interested, on Oct 8, 2009 at 12:38 pm | 7 comments | 1346 Views

AROUND TOWN

Puttin' on the Ritz

Matthew Zito, principal of Menlo-Atherton High School, recently gave reporters a tour of the school's new theater, a $32...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Catherine McMillan, on Oct 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 7 comments | 2107 Views

MENLO PARK

City Council's decisions on development projects underscore need for green policy

Menlo Park's City Council has been inconsistent in setting "green" requirements for recent development projects. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by Right direction, on Oct 31, 2009 at 9:06 pm | 7 comments | 1564 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters quickly douse Atherton blaze

Firefighters quickly extinguished a one-alarm fire in Atherton this morning, a fire dispatcher said. The fire occurred at...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ray of Sunshine, on Nov 13, 2009 at 6:39 pm | 7 comments | 1626 Views

ATHERTON

Johns lawsuit gets go-ahead from judge

The ongoing legal battle between the town of Atherton and its former finance director, John Johns, got the go-ahead from...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Melinda Tevis, on Nov 14, 2009 at 12:16 am | 7 comments | 1616 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Superintendent disputes drop-out number; The Almanac responds

In your Oct. 21 editorial, you stated that the Sequoia Union High School District has an "above-average dropout rate." This...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 7 comments | 1877 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Council struggling to 'go green'

Menlo Park's City Council has talked a good game about being green, but recent decisions raise questions about whether they...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2009
Last comment by long time here, on Nov 7, 2009 at 10:36 am | 7 comments | 1631 Views
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