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MENLO PARK

Two arrested for embezzling from elderly relative

Two people have been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $13,000 from an 81-year-old Menlo Park woman, police...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 1620 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside woman faced terror in Zimbabwe

Michealene Cristini Risley seems to be a typical Woodside mom -- she has coached her three sons' soccer and basketball teams,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Yawn, on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:49 am | 1 comment | 2571 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Draeger's makes case against usurping parking plazas

<I>(Editor's Note: The following letter was submitted to the Menlo Park City Council.)</I></B> Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by Eyes wide open, on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 2321 Views

MENLO PARK

Plan for 'blended' rail system gains steam

A proposal by three lawmakers to blend high-speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula received a boost Friday when a panel...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Sep 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm | 10 comments | 1789 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two plead not guilty in iPhone leak case

Two men suspected of selling an iPhone 4 prototype that was lost last year in a Redwood City bar pleaded not guilty to...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by gray powell, on Sep 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 2321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New director chosen for Ravenswood Foundation

The Ravenswood Education Foundation (REF), which supports the Ravenswood City School District, has a new executive director:...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Sep 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 2688 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Town official departs abruptly

The staff at Town Hall in Portola Valley is one person smaller with the abrupt departure of Assistant Town Manager Janet...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Anne , on Sep 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments | 1925 Views

ATHERTON

What's new at local schools

As students returned to class last week, they discovered new course offerings, facilities, and staff. An increased focus...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Sep 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 2739 Views

ATHERTON

Huge mistake to talk about outsourcing APD

What would be the huge mistake to talk about outsourcing? Most cities are talking about it. "It would be a huge mistake...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Aug. 27, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 1, 2011 at 7:19 am | 8 comments | 1978 Views

MENLO PARK

Tap well water to irrigate golf course?

The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club would like to keep its greens well-watered; Menlo Park would like to help, it seems....

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 1, 2011 at 7:16 am | 22 comments | 3693 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's new at local schools

As students returned to class last week, they discovered new course offerings, facilities, and staff. An increased focus...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Aug 31, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 2 comments | 2714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2011 High School Football Schedules

Among high school football openers Friday, Sept. 2, Priory will host Stuart Hall at 4 p.m., Menlo-Atherton will host El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Poster , on Aug 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 2430 Views

ATHERTON

Postal Service consolidates mail routes

For some residents of Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Atherton, the consolidation of mail routes this week could switch delivery...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Aug 31, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 1 comment | 1999 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan announced to save Social Security

A very simple step to save Social Security http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/178231-bernie-sanders-to-introduce-payroll-tax-bill Uses...

Original post made by Alfred E Newman on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Aug 31, 2011 at 5:14 pm | 29 comments | 2538 Views

AROUND TOWN

FBI investigation

After all the publicity this issue got in the Almanac , how about an update on the status of this investigation ? It would...

Original post made by bob on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by STINGY, on Aug 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm | 5 comments | 1462 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Almanac Rush to Judgment

A friend of mine Lisa Rossetti wrote a great article in the Lagonian. I asked her if she would publish that in the Almanac...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by STINGY, on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:54 am | 11 comments | 2635 Views

MENLO PARK

Granny oak tree faces one-week deadline

Granny, the heritage oak tree at the center of a battle between a coalition of North Fair Oaks residents and the San Francisco...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by Kathy, on Aug 30, 2011 at 8:39 am | 3 comments | 1594 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 8/28/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Magician King - Lev Grossman 2 Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh 3 Dance with Dragons - George...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Aug. 29, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1557 Views

ATHERTON

Taking down live oak

Alice Newton of Menlo Park sent us this picture she took Aug. 24 of Jil Antonio of Brothers Services (Redwood City) cutting...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2011
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Aug 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm | 3 comments | 1817 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents protest private club's wish for public well

The city's proposal to install an irrigation well in Nealon Park, a popular communal open space owned by Menlo Park, aroused...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by 30yr_resident, on Aug 29, 2011 at 10:11 am | 14 comments | 1691 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,193 views