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Harry Harrison, 91, leaves community service legacy

Longtime local developer, political figure and community activist Harry Harrison died Dec. 22 at age 91. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Carol Harrison, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 713 Views

MENLO PARK

Those were the days

First purchased as a summer home by Edgar Mills in 1880, this 21-room mansion was remodeled by the San Francisco banker,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1096 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can we rise to the challenge of rising sea levels?

The monster in San Mateo County's closet is rising sea level, an issue humanity will be dealing with for the next 1,000 years,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 2487 Views

MENLO PARK

Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by disappointed, on Jan 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 1 comment | 1629 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Hearing delayed in fatal DUI case

A preliminary hearing for a woman accused of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence has been delayed until...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by East of 101, on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 1196 Views

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Widespread blood shortages reported

A seasonal drop in blood donations has produced a shortage of O-positive blood at the Stanford Blood Center and a nationwide...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Spec, on Jan 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 1505 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Attorney Judith Hasko named to Portola Valley Planning Commission

Judith Hasko, a Portola Valley resident and attorney working in the life sciences industry, was named to the Portola Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Nate McKitterick, on Jan 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm | 1 comment | 2256 Views

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Two men dead in Palo Alto house fire

Two men who were found dead after a Palo Alto house fire have been identified as Donald Schoennauer and his best friend,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by history guy, on Jan 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 2071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rich resigns from Menlo school board

Laura Linkletter Rich, a member of the Menlo Park City School District board since 1998, is resigning her post, citing "increasing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by omg, on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 470 Views

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$200,000,000 Bond Measure for MROSD

Property owners in Portola Valley, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Woodside, Atherton, Redwood City and San Carlos take note. ...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:13 pm | 1 comment | 482 Views

AROUND TOWN

When Considering Spending 25K On A New City Logo Design, Process Matters

When The Almanac reported this past week that Menlo Park spent $1800 on a new "Nutty The Squirrel" mascot costume, public...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Suspicious, on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:11 am | 1 comment | 311 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Judge lets defamation lawsuit proceed against John Woodell

A judge declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a fire board director against John Woodell, husband of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Jan 17, 2014 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1415 Views

MENLO PARK

Plans unveiled for new Pope-Chaucer bridge

Even during a prolonged drought, the threat of flooding rarely strays far from the minds of residents around the fickle San...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 2825 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park receives commemorative Caltrain plaque

Caltrain made a special delivery to Menlo Park on Saturday (Jan. 18) as part of its celebration of 150 years of passenger...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by :), on Jan 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 1 comment | 2519 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district school board to appoint new member

Residents of the Menlo Park City School District interested in serving an eight-month term on the school board have until...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by MP Parent, on Jan 21, 2014 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 940 Views

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Menlo Park: Driver pleads not guilty in DUI injury crash

The 26-year-old driver in an alleged DUI crash that left her and a passenger seriously hurt, and her 16-month old son with...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Jan 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 2228 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Gym teacher's firing still hurts

Despite a state ruling that there was no illegal behavior involved prior to the dismissal of Menlo Park gymnastics instructor...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Bring Back Teacher Michelle, on Jan 22, 2014 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 1570 Views

MENLO PARK

No charges in crash that hurt 6-year-old twins

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Disgusted, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:24 am | 1 comment | 1688 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arson suspected in Sims metal recycling fire

An arsonist may have set a two-alarm fire at a Redwood City metal recycling center on Dec. 17, investigators say. Burning...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 1831 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Zuckerberg, wife give $5 million to East Palo Alto health center

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $5 million toward construction of a new health center...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Joan, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm | 1 comment | 1713 Views
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