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Ex-symphony head charged with embezzlement

The former executive director of the Peninsula Symphony Association has been accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Mar 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 3562 Views

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Menlo Park police select officer for Facebook-funded position

What was described as a "win win win" is now a "win win win win" situation, at least for one Menlo Park police officer. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 5977 Views

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Another local Shell gas station bites the dust

The Shell station at 5th and El Camino was bull-dozed yesterday. In its place is going a Loop Neighborhood convenience market...

Original post made by whatever on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Back in the day, on Mar 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm | 2 comments | 1048 Views

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Menlo Park: Pregnant woman robbed in driveway

A man approached a pregnant woman sitting in a car parked in the driveway of her Menlo Park home and shattered a car window...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Belden, on May 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments | 4273 Views

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Skylonda: Work begins on Skyline slope

Crews from Caltrans are working to repair a steep slope off the shoulder of Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard) at mile post 13.1...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on May 17, 2014 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 3345 Views

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Election: Open space district seeks voter OK for $300M bond measure

If two-thirds of voters approve Measure AA, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will be able to issue up to $300...

Original post made on May. 19, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments | 3466 Views

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Save Menlo's true agenda appears

When challenged about their claimed status as a "general purpose committee" rather than as a "ballot measure committee" Save...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 2 comments | 579 Views

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Atherton: Encinal students 'shelter in place' due to gas leak

A contractor working behind Encinal Elementary School in Atherton struck a small natural gas pipe this morning and caused...

Original post made on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm | 2 comments | 2532 Views

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Menlo Park: Four reach Eagle Scout status

Four scouts with Menlo Park Boy Scouts of America Troop 109 recently achieved Eagle Scout status. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Lily, on Jun 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm | 2 comments | 4364 Views

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Almanac Endorses Don Horsley, hard to comment

They have made it difficult for citizens to comment on their thread, this will be easier. This came from the original post,...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by 2fer, on May 22, 2014 at 1:34 pm | 2 comments | 1845 Views

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Judge tosses Woodell lawsuit over evidence destruction

John Woodell's defamation lawsuit against two Menlo Park fire board directors has been dismissed, despite his argument for...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by android user, on May 23, 2014 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 3697 Views

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Supes candidate says he questioned sheriff about Vegas incident

For Greg Munks, the sheriff of San Mateo County and the incumbent in the June 3 election for his third four-year term, one...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Forest dweller, on Jun 2, 2014 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 1545 Views

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Good listeners: Dogs give young readers undivided attention

Robbie came from Redwood City to the Woodside library on June 11 just so he could read to his longtime friend, Annie, who...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2014
Last comment by Wood, on Jul 12, 2014 at 4:47 pm | 2 comments | 3789 Views

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Will Lanza/Fry clean up their own mess on new downtown fire station

At last week's Fire Board meeting Fry declared (at 8:10 on tape 1) that “ I will do everything I can to support the replacement...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 13, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 2 comments | 640 Views

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Questions for Lanza/Fry/Save Menlo

Now that their initiative will be on the November ballot will Lanza/Fry/Save Menlo finally start answering questions about...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 2 comments | 958 Views

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Readers' Choice 2014 winners announced

Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops, services and places to have fun in the Readers' Choice 2014 reader...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Harold Fine, on Jul 24, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 2 comments | 4176 Views

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Menlo Park city hall remodel still on hold

Frustrations arose at a recent Menlo Park City Council meeting over plans to renovate city hall. The council and the city's...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2014
Last comment by old timer, on Aug 2, 2014 at 9:25 pm | 2 comments | 1683 Views

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PHS offers $1,000 reward in shooting of dog in Menlo Park

The Peninsula Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Aug 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 2370 Views

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Trio allegedly robs, attacks man on bicycle in East Palo Alto

Three East Palo Alto males, two adults and one juvenile, were arrested Thursday after they allegedly attacked and robbed...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2014
Last comment by Gina, on Aug 18, 2014 at 8:02 pm | 2 comments | 7526 Views

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Menlo Park: Tom Wing & Sons closing at end of September

After seven years in Menlo Park and more than 40 years in business, Tom Wing & Sons is closing its Menlo Park store and...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by The Old Sage, on Aug 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm | 2 comments | 4856 Views
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