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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district chief returns to work after paralyzing fall

About nine months after a catastrophic fall, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman is back on the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:34 am | 33 comments | 9302 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 Alan, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 22 comments | 6239 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Lone Survivor'

One word you won't see used to describe "Lone Survivor," the fact-based movie about a FUBAR Navy SEALs operation: "contemplative." Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by Jon, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:17 am | 7 comments | 9590 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Dedicating a fraction of the 1% County ad-valorem property tax to special districts

Supporters of Parks and Open-space have sought dedicated funds for their pet projects. Sales taxes were tried and failed...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 1969 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District Pension Plan unfunded liability

In this age of overextended retirement benefits, the Sequoia Healthcare District pension plan goes unnoticed. Fact is, CHW...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 2 comments | 2888 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Four shelter dogs trained by inmates graduate on Friday

Four Peninsula Humane Society shelter dogs will graduate Friday, Jan. 10, from an eight-week training program made possible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by parnian, on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:46 am | 2 comments | 5474 Views

AROUND TOWN

Review: 'Bistro' is a dolled-up diner

I don't know whether to be appalled or charmed by American Girl, which has bestowed its newest and only Bay Area store on...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by confused, to say the least, on Jan 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 2358 Views

ATHERTON

Woman in her 40s dies in county's first flu-related death this season

The first flu-related death of the season in San Mateo County was reported Thursday. A woman in her 40s died after contracting...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 2135 Views

AROUND TOWN

New supes president points to poverty amidst plenty

Supervisor Dave Pine will serve as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 2014. In prepared remarks, he...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Ayn Rand, on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:38 am | 3 comments | 4897 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill would offer additional year of school for 4-year-olds

Sen. Jerry Hill cites local school districts in pushing for a bill that would require public school districts to offer an...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Stunned, on Jan 10, 2014 at 1:15 am | 3 comments | 2179 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: A farewell to Mike Harding

After a year-long illness, local bicycle legend Mike Harding left us in the dust on Dec. 14 at the age of 74. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by RIP, on Jan 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm | 2 comments | 1353 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 | 2933 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 1669 Views

MENLO PARK

State: Insufficient evidence in Sutton discrimination case

Former city gymnastics instructor Michelle Sutton received notice in December from the California Department of Fair Employment...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Almanac Fan, on Jan 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm | 5 comments | 10569 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 | 1316 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Zuckerberg donates Facebook shares to local nonprofit

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, donated 18 million shares of the social media company to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jan 9, 2014 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 1379 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Community activist Harry Harrison dies at 91

Longtime local developer, Menlo Park political figure and community activist Harry Harrison died Sunday at age 91. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm | 8 comments | 3094 Views

MENLO PARK

Rich resigns from Menlo school board after 15 years

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. 6, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Park parent, on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 14 comments | 9129 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upcoming Programs at Atherton Library

Monday, January 13 at 4 pm: Happy Birds performing parrots. Tuesday, January 14 at 10:30 am: Toddler Storytime for ages...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 8, 2014
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MENLO PARK

Off the Grid food trucks may come to Menlo

Off the Grid, a highly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Jan 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 43 comments | 3464 Views
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