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SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A Senior Represents U.S. at UNICEF Climate Change Conference

Menlo-Atherton senior Chloe Songer is one of four students chosen to represent the United States at UNICEFís 2009 Childrenís...

Original post made by Carol Orton on Nov. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1623 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ann Wengert named mayor of Portola Valley

Councilwoman Ann Wengert is the new mayor of Portola Valley for the next 12 months. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7399...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2104 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Spring Ridge winery would add buildings to scenic pasture

Spring Ridge winery in Portola Valley proposes to add 23,000 square feet of floor area that would include a greenhouse, an...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
Last comment by Kari, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 1813 Views

MENLO PARK

There will be more at stake in Big Game than just the Axe

There have been stranger weeks leading up to the Big Game than this one, but it would be difficult to find. Stanford is favored...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Cardinal Mom, on Nov 21, 2009 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 1251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: The Almanac has an attitude problem

Now that the election for the board of the Sequoia high school district is over, I would like to comment upon the very limited...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Thank You Ms. Pacifico!, on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm | 3 comments | 1670 Views

MENLO PARK

Perceived benefits a fantasy, critics say

Critics have argued that perceived benefits associated with the Bohannon project are based on wishful thinking. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Yes sir!, on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:03 am | 7 comments | 1573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have you seen this bike?

Yesterday while I attended the fall sport award ceremony at M-A my son's and my locked bikes where stolen from the bike cage...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Manfred Kopisch, on Nov 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm | 1 comment | 1769 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon office/hotel project too big? Not necessarily, Menlo Park City Council says

Menlo Park's City Council has directed the city to enter negotiations on a major office/hotel project, setting the stage...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by L Luciano, on Nov 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 6 comments | 1756 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The administration's absurd decision to put enemy combatants on trial

Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to put the enemy combatants currently held in Guantamano on trial in New York City...

Original post made by Amateur Pundit on Nov. 19, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1657 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A football lights: a permanent fixture?

The temporary lights brought in by Menlo-Atherton High for last week's M-A vs. Sacred Heart Prep football game proved so...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Jerry Leugers, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:42 am | 1 comment | 1489 Views

MENLO PARK

Armed men invade, rob Menlo Park home

Two men armed with semiautomatic handguns confronted a resident outside his home in the 700 block of Pierce Road at around...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Common Sense, on Nov 19, 2009 at 6:36 am | 5 comments | 1455 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Atherton may drop road impact fee

Tonight's Atherton City Council meeting at Holbrook-Palmer Park could signal the end of the town's road impact fee. Town...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by That's Right!, on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:08 pm | 3 comments | 1391 Views

MENLO PARK

Touchy debate over polarizing Bohannon project

City's divided history, Bohannon family's Menlo Park ties complicate debate over huge office/hotel project. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by taxpayer, on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:07 am | 8 comments | 1521 Views

MENLO PARK

Arrest made in Menlo Park sexual assault

A man was arrested this morning (Nov. 13) in connection with the sexual assault of a 25-year-old man near the Alma Lane and...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by Suspicious, on Nov 17, 2009 at 6:29 pm | 8 comments | 1343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

POST to sell 4,262 acres near Montara and Moss Beach to National Park Service

The Peninsula Open Space Trust plans to sell Rancho Corral de Tierra, a large tract of land surrounding Montara and Moss...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 1895 Views

MENLO PARK

Sexual assault victim 'very uncooperative,' police say

The victim of a sexual assault by two men near the footbridge to Palo Alto at the southern end of Alma Street in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Nov 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 1218 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amish Quilt program at Atherton Library

Fine Arts Museum's Decent lecturer will discuss Amish Quilts: Geometry and Simplicity, Community and Belief. Friday, November...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Nov. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1335 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo College and Menlo School PA System too Loud

Curious as to whether other Menlo Park and Atherton residents think the public address system at Menlo College and Menlo...

Original post made by too loud on Nov. 14, 2009
Last comment by wow, on Nov 17, 2009 at 12:47 am | 10 comments | 2069 Views

AROUND TOWN

A 'total cure' for health care?

Ask Harold S. "Hal" Luft about the national health care system, and he will admit: He's been itching to reform it for years....

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Joe Krall, on Nov 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm | 1 comment | 1698 Views

MENLO PARK

Defense expert: Officer May broke rules

A use-of-force expert for Alberto Alvarez, who is on trial for the murder of East Palo Alto Police Officer Richard May, testified...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by Familiar with Case, on Nov 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 21 comments | 1914 Views
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