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MENLO PARK

Editorial: Peninsula needs to reconsider high-speed rail

Despite voting in favor of Proposition 1A in 2008, few Peninsula communities have been more staunchly opposed to the high-speed...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by start over, on Jul 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm | 33 comments | 7673 Views

MENLO PARK

Split council votes to seek consultant for community engagement process in Belle Haven

The Menlo Park City Council has decided to start looking for a consultant to handle a $90,000 contract to develop a community...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Dawn, on Oct 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm | 33 comments | 7441 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New Hillview Middle School playing field must be ripped up and rebuilt

Neighbors of Hillview Middle School may have hoped for a quiet summer after living through three previous summers of major...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by A little history, on Jul 10, 2013 at 12:21 am | 33 comments | 4498 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district chief returns to work after paralyzing fall

About nine months after a catastrophic fall, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman is back on the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:34 am | 33 comments | 11401 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes to raise fees, touches on nonresident surcharge

The usual process of increasing fees for city services each year in Menlo Park goes like this: Staff compiles a new list...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on May 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 33 comments | 9736 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Community examines rail-crossing hazards

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Mar 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm | 33 comments | 5537 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Gateway unveils plan for 250-room hotel in Menlo Park

The view from the Bayshore Freeway in Menlo Park may be about to change: Developer David Bohannon, hotel partner in hand...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jul 13, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 33 comments | 8637 Views

MENLO PARK

Deficit budget, M2 development caps before Menlo Park council

On Tuesday (June 16), will the Menlo Park City Council follow through on approving a budget that would have the city spending...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by oldtimer, on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 33 comments | 2789 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classroom divide: School district, teachers face push-back on technology in the classroom

John Davenport was a chalk-and-graphite kind of teacher, but when the Portola Valley School District started offering laptops...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 33 comments | 8926 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Burnetts won't face charges for underage drinking

Two parents won't be prosecuted for alleged underage drinking at a party held in their Menlo Park home on Nov. 25, the San...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm | 33 comments | 4474 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district parents want a more diverse teaching staff

Parents in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District say something needs to be done about the fact that they have only 9...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on May 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 33 comments | 4433 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park asks for underground rail system

After some wrangling, Menlo Park's City Council approved the text of a letter to the High-Speed Rail Authority at its meeting...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by taxpayer, on Nov 16, 2009 at 9:24 am | 33 comments | 3137 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The Buffett Rule

Should it apply? Let's take a look at one opinion, from a well known politician, commenting on a letter he received from...

Original post made by Double D on Apr. 9, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:07 am | 33 comments | 6038 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spirit unaffected' -- teacher Jason Picetti offers lessons in courage and determination

Is it possible to sum up a life in six words? Jason Picetti, a man who embraces challenge, recently decided to try. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm | 33 comments | 8066 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big turnout for meeting on public employee pay

Menlo Park saw a big turnout Tuesday night for a meeting on city employee pay and benefits, but the great majority of the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 33 comments | 2629 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park may remove bike lane parking on Laurel Street

Some parents pick up their children from school using bikes; others use cars. This has launched a quest by the city of Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Common Sense, on Oct 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm | 33 comments | 6039 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton resident donates 65 percent of Save Menlo funding

One Atherton resident donated 65 percent of the funding during the first half of this year for grassroots coalition Save...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm | 33 comments | 8509 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Filoli executive talks about moving past recent turmoil

Filoli's beleaguered executive director, Cynthia D'Agosta, who had refused to speak to the Almanac since Feb. 15, sat down...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 1, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 33 comments | 6403 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

President Outgunned

Original post made by Harry Roussard on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by ObamaCare jobs, on Mar 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 33 comments | 5194 Views

ATHERTON

Residents getting nervous over outsourcing

In what could be a sign of things to come if Atherton's elected officials decide to outsource police services, a number of...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2010
Last comment by Candid Camera, on Jan 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm | 33 comments | 4269 Views
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