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MENLO PARK

Possible illegal use of public funds to Keplers

According to an article in the PA Daily news, the City Council has just approved awarding $4500 in grants to some organizations...

Original post made by old timer on Dec. 22, 2012
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Dec 26, 2012 at 8:22 am | 2 comments | 1626 Views

MENLO PARK

Another Menlo oak bites the dust

Very old oak at Valpariso and Delfino took its last breath early Monday morning. Used to be five large old oaks on that street...

Original post made by no more acorns on Dec. 26, 2012
There are no comments yet. 906 Views

AROUND TOWN

Infants in the bike lane

Today at 12:10 PM when driving down Santa Cruz Avenue, I passed three women within a single block walking alone and pushing...

Original post made by Anne Hillman on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Not a Tank, on Dec 25, 2012 at 9:44 am | 32 comments | 3025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dozens return home after water recedes following EPA flooding

About 36 people who had reported to an evacuation center due to flooding in East Palo Alto returned home late Sunday night,...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 24, 2012 at 11:10 pm | 8 comments | 963 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas School District examines two-story option

Flexible-use two-story classrooms clustered around outdoor spaces could be used to reduce the squeeze put on the Las Lomitas...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Questions Remain, on Dec 24, 2012 at 11:26 am | 5 comments | 2097 Views

ATHERTON

[VIDEO] DEC 11 Finance Committee Meeting

TOWN OF ATHERTON FINANCE COMMITTEE DEC 11, 2012 SPECIAL MEETING VIDEO BROADCAST The Town of Atherton assumed...

Original post made by APOA on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by APOA, on Dec 24, 2012 at 10:28 am | 2 comments | 936 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park Theatre plans take shape in Menlo Park

The peeling façade of the long-vacant Park Theatre may give way to a mix of office space and retail, according to owner Howard...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by sammymiami, on Dec 24, 2012 at 10:28 am | 15 comments | 3333 Views

ATHERTON

[VIDEO] DEC 19 Atherton Council Meeting

TOWN OF ATHERTON CITY COUNCIL ATHERTON CHANNEL DRAINAGE DISTRICT DEC 19, 2012 REGULAR MEETING VIDEO BROADCAST The...

Original post made by APOA on Dec. 23, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1014 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bohannon making "good faith effort" to develop Menlo Gateway

It's the time of year when some list-checking is going on, and the Menlo Park Planning Commission is no exception -- on Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Almanac Watcher, on Dec 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm | 10 comments | 1590 Views

ATHERTON

Here's what a police department does when service is part of their credo

From the Hillsborough Police Department's Facebook page: Based on the events of today, please take the time to view the...

Original post made by Watcher on Dec. 15, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 22, 2012 at 7:49 am | 29 comments | 1377 Views

ATHERTON

JobTrain students bake cookies for inmates

Spending the holidays in San Mateo County jail just got a little brighter: 15 students in JobTrain's culinary arts program...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools take safety precautions

Local schools reacted quickly to reassure parents they are taking precautions to prevent a tragedy like the one that happened...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm | 13 comments | 1959 Views

WOODSIDE

'Pay raise' actually a cut for county manager

A unanimous San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 11 introduced a measure to raise the annual salary of the county...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm | 3 comments | 1114 Views

SPORTS

Stanford grad Heisick takes over M-A swim program

Spieker Pool at Menlo-Atherton High is presently empty and undergoing repairs and renovation. It couldn't be more appropriate,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Disgruntled M-A Grad, on Dec 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 3 comments | 1307 Views

MENLO PARK

Arrillaga protest gathers signatures

Save Menlo, a group of community members not thrilled with the massive eight-acre, mixed-use complex developer John Arrillaga...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by James Madison, on Dec 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm | 14 comments | 2070 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Why is the Sequoia Healthcare District switching its Workers Comp. Insurance to ACHD's Alpha Fund?

The following item received board approval at yesterdays meeting: ACTION c. Consider Resolution 12-3 Authorizing Application...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 1544 Views

MENLO PARK

Dance Expressions - Classes for kids through young adults

Hi Menlo Park! Just thought I would share with you my recommendation for the new year. If you are looking for a fun activity...

Original post made by Dance Mom on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Dance Mom #2, on Dec 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1078 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police search flower shop

The owner of Cindy's Flowers and Gifts has not had an easy year -- a string of legal troubles culminated last week in the...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by Christine, on Dec 21, 2012 at 11:56 am | 9 comments | 1780 Views

MENLO PARK

Power back on in Menlo Park

Pacific Gas & Electric says that power has been restored to parts of Menlo Park west of El Camino Real. Power went out at...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by Burton, on Dec 21, 2012 at 11:51 am | 6 comments | 1686 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Hazardous materials spill in Menlo Park

Firefighters spent more than two hours Wednesday night dealing with a spill of hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide at...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by rudy caparros, on Dec 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1061 Views
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