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A page from our history

Felix Buelna, proprietor of Casaz De Tableta (House of Cards), poses with three of his daughters, Guadalupe, Mauricia and...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 2926 Views

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Those were the days

Grace Andreen sits in a Flanders motorcar in front of the Andreen Blacksmith Shop in Woodside during the early 1900s. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Archie Bunker, on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:24 pm | 1 comment | 2787 Views

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Youth club aims to bring bike shop to Belle Haven

A youth-led bike shop in Belle Haven that would provide employable skills for local teenagers and promote bicycle use in...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jayanta, on Feb 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 5149 Views

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Hawk visits Coleman Avenue

Kelli Wheelwright sent us this photo she took of a hawk on Coleman Avenue in Menlo Park. She says: "From the research I did,...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by MenloJim, on Feb 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 3812 Views

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Woodside district asks voters to approve $13.5 million in school bonds

Voters in the Woodside Elementary School District will be asked to approve a $13.5 million bond measure on June 3 to fund...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Slim Pickens, on Feb 19, 2014 at 6:55 pm | 1 comment | 2654 Views

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Laura Rich leaves school board, but not the world of learning

It all started with 16 unmatched fragments of carpeting greeting her in the hallway outside the multipurpose room during...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by C Orton, on Feb 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 4623 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park staff asks for $500,000 boost to city hall renovation budget

Earlier this year, the Menlo Park City Council agreed to budget $300,000 for capital improvements to city hall. Now, in Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Conscience, on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 1773 Views

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Facebook offer to fund police officer in Bell Haven

Almanac - have you heard about this? Is it true? Can you provide some info. Thanks...

Original post made by whatever on Mar. 1, 2014
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Mar 3, 2014 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 700 Views

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Jesse Jackson challenges M-A students

Grandfathers may recognize the situation that faced the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Feb. 20 as he took the stage at Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2014
Last comment by MA Grad, on Mar 1, 2014 at 1:13 pm | 1 comment | 3035 Views

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City, developers comment on proposed initiative

Response from city officials and developers to a potential ballot initiative on the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Be Rational , on Mar 5, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 2154 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park commission evaluates housing plan

Menlo Park is nearing the finish line for the city's second housing plan update in two years, which will set down guidelines...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Mar 10, 2014 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 2904 Views

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Probe of Facebook threat continues

A bomb threat that cleared Facebook's buildings of employees on March 11 turned out to be "a big nothing," according to Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by where, on Mar 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 1517 Views

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Menlo Park: Highway 84 lanes reopened after crash

An injury collision temporarily blocked all lanes of westbound state Highway 84 in Menlo Park near the Facebook headquarters...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Mar 29, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 1 comment | 2641 Views

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Tonight: Housing plan update, animal shelter on Menlo Park council agenda

April kicks off with a busy start for the Menlo Park City Council, with homeless shelters, animal shelters and Caltrain electrification...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by MaryAnn Saunders, on Apr 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm | 1 comment | 1744 Views

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The ongoing flooding problem at intersection of Middle and University

For many years now whenever there is a moderate or heavier rainfall the northwest corner of Middle and University has had...

Original post made by whatever on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by curious, on Apr 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 766 Views

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Menlo Park search and rescue team deploys to Alaska

With Washington state's search and rescue teams busy with the aftermath of a deadly mudslide, a large-scale disaster exercise...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Proud Menlo Park Resident, on Apr 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 2780 Views

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Be sure to sign the Initiative

The print edition of the Almanac (4-09-2014) is now available in news boxes on the streets of Menlo Park. There are two...

Original post made by morris brown on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 8, 2014 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 766 Views

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Judge delays trial in defamation lawsuit

Will nine months be enough time to settle a defamation lawsuit revolving around campaign sign shenanigans? The defendants,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Perry Mason, on Apr 16, 2014 at 7:23 am | 1 comment | 1576 Views

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Menlo Park: Two win 2014 environmental awards

Menlo Park bestowed two Environmental Quality Awards this year, one to a resident, and another to a business. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Sam Sinnott, on Apr 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 2586 Views

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Today: Emergency response exercise at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park

Emergency response teams and community volunteers, in cooperation with the county and Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jon, on Apr 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 1991 Views
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