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AROUND TOWN

Elisabeth Barragan named Boys & Girls Club 'Youth of the Year'

Elisabeth Barragan's teaching efforts — including teaching English to her parents, math to a younger brother and literacy...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Ms. Watkins, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:52 am | 1 comment | 2006 Views

WOODSIDE

Dispatches from the Home Front: A goodbye to a good friend

My best friend is gone Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7463 posted Wednesday, January...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 2439 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Locals meet with high-speed rail officials

Local residents were treated to their first public meetings with officials from the High-Speed Rail Authority on Thursday,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jan 23, 2009 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 1952 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sage Santa visits Ladera Christmas fair

When Santa stops at the Ladera Christmas Fair, he arrives in a shiny, red fire engine. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7349...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Austen, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 1882 Views

MENLO PARK

Green parking lots in city's future?

In reviewing preliminary plans for renovation of a parking plaza between Crane and Chestnut streets at Oak Grove Avenue,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jan 27, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1664 Views

FICTION

Two reports of mountain lion sightings

Two mountain lion sightings were reported in San Mateo County Wednesday afternoon -- one near Edgewood County Park and...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by Yomamma, on Jan 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 6016 Views

MENLO PARK

Mr. Robinson went to Washington

Menlo Park Mayor Heyward Robinson traveled to Washington, D.C., the weekend before the presidential inauguration in a city-sponsored...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1832 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: President's pay freeze: An example for sergeants?

Menlo Park Police Chief Bruce Goitia has suggested that the sergeants' dedication to the job might have been in jeopardy...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 3, 2009 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 1907 Views

MENLO PARK

Councilman reveals his artistic side

Local residents will recognize many of the locales depicted in a set of paintings hanging in the Little House Activity Center...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 3, 2009 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 1851 Views

AROUND TOWN

Andy Cohen reveals his artistic side

This painting of the Bayfront is among the works of Menlo Park Councilman Andy Cohen on exhibit at the Little House activity...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by Julie and John, on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1968 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys grab two-game lead in WBAL hoops

What a difference a week makes for the tales of the Menlo and Sacred Heart Prep basketball teams. After Menlo and Sacred...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Sportsmanship, on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 2499 Views

MENLO PARK

Stimulus money coming to local towns?

Assuming that the massive economic stimulus package gets approved by Congress, will any of that money be headed to the Midpeninsula? Read...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by Lisa, on Feb 9, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 1790 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: A Palo Alto take on high speed rail

Last November voters passed Proposition 1A and swept in a new transportation vision for California — one that will...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Feb 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm | 1 comment | 1890 Views

MENLO PARK

Should city subsidize children's center?

This is one of the issues the City Council will take up when it considers its policies on setting fees for city services...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 10, 2009 at 8:55 pm | 1 comment | 1692 Views

MENLO PARK

Councilman Cohen blasts 'action' minutes, colleague

Menlo Park Councilman Andy Cohen has changed his mind about the truncated form of meeting minutes the City Council recently...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 1792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain to add bicycle capacity

Caltrain has made a concession to commuters who have long complained about the lack of space for bicycles on trains, pledging...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Josh Moore, on Feb 11, 2009 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 1723 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituary: Military tank collector Jacques Littlefield dies at age 59

Jacques Mequet Littlefield, who assembled one of the largest private collections of military vehicles in the world and championed...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by David Dehner, on Feb 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm | 1 comment | 3740 Views

MENLO PARK

Four arrested in Willows stabbing

Menlo Park police arrested two men and two juveniles following a fight that occurred just before 4 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 12)...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by the pope, on Feb 13, 2009 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 1792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Winter Arts Festival!

Winter Arts Festival Date: February 21st and 22nd What: Friday the 21st 6:30 to 9:30PM will be a cabaret night....

Original post made by M-A Thespian Society on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by M-A Thespians Society, on Feb 17, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 1 comment | 1502 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Winter Arts Festival!

Winter Arts Festival Date: February 21st and 22nd What: Friday the 21st 6:30 to 9:30PM will be a cabaret night. Saturday...

Original post made by M-A Thespian Society on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 1911 Views
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