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Two-alarm fire destroys home in Atherton

Firefighters controlled a two-alarm blaze at a ranch-style home in Atherton Sept. 25, but not before flames destroyed it. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2007
Last comment by Harold Schapelhouman, Fire Chief, on Oct 3, 2007 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 3218 Views

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Caltrain parked 5:15pm

Anyone know why both NB and SB trains were stopped and parked behind Felton Gables yesterday (Wednesday) evening from approximately...

Original post made by Bob Heinen on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by David Boyce, on Oct 25, 2007 at 5:15 pm | 2 comments | 3284 Views

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Holiday events: Caroling, holiday train

Downtown caroling. A holiday train. Toys for Tots. No enforcement of downtown parking limtis. These are among many holiday...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2007
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Dec 9, 2007 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 3307 Views

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Old World style: Local jeweler practices ancient, time-demanding metalworking techniques taught by a master

Davide Bigazzi sits at a workbench in his small, warmly lit studio, the master of his space. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2007
Last comment by Beth, on Jan 5, 2008 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 3657 Views

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Portola Valley's Bob and Myrtle Carey celebrate 60 years

Bob and Myrtle Carey of Portola Valley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 21 at the University Club of Palo Alto....

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2008
Last comment by Dawn Carey Schaniel, on Jan 9, 2008 at 2:57 pm | 2 comments | 4049 Views

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Montreal’s Mimi Blais Performs Valentine’s Evening in Menlo Park

Famed concert pianist Mimi Blais from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, performs romantic ragtime, waltzes, and other delights for...

Original post made by Nan Bostick on Jan. 23, 2008
Last comment by Carol, on Jan 24, 2008 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 3137 Views

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Guest opinion: Free speech protected in council chambers

The city of Menlo Park made the right decision by allowing the Christian Science Church to hold a lecture in its council...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2008
Last comment by InDefenceOfCivilRights, on Feb 1, 2008 at 11:07 am | 2 comments | 3308 Views

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Judge sentences driver in Halberstam fatality

A University of California-Berkeley journalism student who was driving during a 2007 Menlo Park crash that claimed the life...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Feb 15, 2008 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 3513 Views

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The Almanac launches online real estate site

A comprehensive online guide to local real estate was launched this week by TheAlmanacOnline.com. Homes for sale, open homes,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2008
Last comment by susan, on Apr 25, 2008 at 11:21 pm | 2 comments | 2936 Views

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Guest Opinions: Two views of direction for Menlo's downtown

<B>Green ribbon panel wants walkable, bikeable theme to cut emissions</B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6377...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2008
Last comment by ever hopeful, on Jun 11, 2008 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 3443 Views

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Hands-free cell phone law takes effect July 1

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, and the California Highway Patrol are reminding drivers that they have to switch from...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2008
Last comment by Donald, on Jun 20, 2008 at 11:12 am | 2 comments | 2875 Views

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Ron Newdoll's enterprises go solar

For Ron Newdoll of Woodside, going solar is a no-brainer. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6391...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2008
Last comment by Bill Golden, on Feb 17, 2009 at 1:39 am | 2 comments | 3548 Views

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Theatre in the Woods stages 'Freedomland'

"Freedomland" by Amy Freed will preview on July 26 and Aug. 2. It opens on Aug. 3, and runs Saturdays and Sundays through...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2008
Last comment by Art Lover, on Jul 23, 2008 at 8:39 pm | 2 comments | 2849 Views

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Get Ready For Their High-Speed Infomercial Sales Pitch

Important Notice: HIGH-SPEED RAIL STUDY SESSION There will be a High-Speed Train Joint Study Session in city council...

Original post made by Martin Engel on Aug. 25, 2008
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Sep 1, 2008 at 7:35 pm | 2 comments | 2465 Views

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Readers choose their favorite shops, services

Readers tell us where they go to eat, shop, be pampered, and get into shape. <b>Photo:</b> Will Marts, left, and Manuel Orta,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2008
Last comment by skeptic, on Aug 28, 2008 at 11:33 pm | 2 comments | 4133 Views

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Amici's to move to Menlo Park

Menlo Park is getting a new pizzeria. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6745 posted...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2008
Last comment by Billy Joe Bob, on Apr 21, 2009 at 6:48 pm | 2 comments | 2448 Views

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Law requires nutrition info at restaurant chains

An estimated 17,000 chain restaurants in California will soon be required to label their menus with nutritional information,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2008
Last comment by Tundar, on Nov 6, 2008 at 6:32 am | 2 comments | 2622 Views

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Letter: Equality is key issue in Proposition 8 vote

No one in America should be a second class citizen. Denying gay and lesbian couples the same right to marry as heterosexual...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2008
Last comment by What a Dunce, on Oct 23, 2008 at 12:23 am | 2 comments | 2271 Views

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Many locals excited about historic presidential election

The words "President-elect Barack Obama" must be sounding pretty good to a majority of local voters. The Midpeninsula, like...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2008
Last comment by Not Excited Either, on Nov 14, 2008 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 2278 Views

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Council adopts less detailed meeting minutes

Residents looking for written reports of what went on at Menlo Park City Council meetings will get summaries that are briefer...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Mr. Transparency, on Dec 20, 2008 at 10:59 am | 2 comments | 2542 Views
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