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MENLO PARK

Saving centuries-old oak tree carries steep price

A tunnel might be the key to saving "Granny," the 65-foot-tall heritage oak tree standing in the way of a new Hetch Hetchy...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1643 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Supervisors knew suit on elections was coming

The class action suit against San Mateo County and its "at large" voting system for electing members of the Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 15, 2011 at 6:59 am | 4 comments | 1782 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Conflict today on Willows traffic, but not in 2008

Now you see her. Now you don't. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=11308 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by looking on, on Jun 15, 2011 at 3:50 am | 3 comments | 1472 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week ending 6/12/11

Hardcover Fiction 1 State of Wonder - Ann Patchett 2 Go the Fuck to Sleep - Adam Mansbach 3 Paris Wife - Paula McLain 4 Swim...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Jun. 14, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1387 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Police commander raises in Menlo Park

Right on the heels of the police sergeants union agreeing to a two-year pay freeze, the two police commanders of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2011
Last comment by Where's my raise?, on Jun 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm | 12 comments | 1933 Views

MENLO PARK

Transportation commission scrutinizes downtown plan's environmental impact report

Is there actually less traffic in Menlo Park now than a decade ago? When the city released the draft environmental impact...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Raymond Mueller, on Jun 14, 2011 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 1346 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Downsizing not the answer for Atherton

We are deeply concerned about the proposal to downsize our Atherton government, which can only result in a decreased level...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:13 am | 45 comments | 15365 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Layoffs delayed while talks continue

The town of Atherton agreed on Thursday (June 9) to delay its planned layoff of 13 employees until July 15 while it negotiates...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Thelma, on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:15 am | 79 comments | 4036 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sunday: Simitian holds sidewalk office hours

Meet and greet state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, at the Menlo Park Farmers' Market on Sunday, June 12. No appointment...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by John Woodell, on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm | 2 comments | 1900 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Graduation 2011: At M-A, one journey ends and another begins

On the Coach Park football field on Thursday afternoon, June 2, a total of 388 seniors in the Class of 2011 graduated from...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Haricot Vert, on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm | 2 comments | 4126 Views

ATHERTON

THE GAUNTLET

Have the recent proclamations by John Danielson and Jim Dobbie crossed a line? Is that line the law on the books about...

Original post made by C. Eastwood on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by Thomas (Sharon Heights), on Jun 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm | 10 comments | 1858 Views

AROUND TOWN

June 21: Bark party in Menlo Park

Dogs on parade, now coming to this summer's Menlo Park Block Party! Participating dogs will earn a certificate, while the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2011
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 1511 Views

MENLO PARK

Zuckerberg speaks to Belle Haven grads

Families of approximately 75 eighth-graders graduating from the K-8 Belle Haven School in Menlo Park got a surprise Wednesday...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by jk, on Jun 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm | 10 comments | 2177 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Why the hurry in Atherton layoffs?

We know there is a sense of urgency in Atherton to bring some stability to the city's growing budget problems. The town has...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Arlin Murry, on Jun 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm | 12 comments | 2224 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cyclist severely injured in crash in Woodside

A 67-year-old bicyclist from Redwood City was admitted to Stanford Hospital with a severe brain injury requiring emergency...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2011
Last comment by in traffic, on Jun 12, 2011 at 11:46 am | 18 comments | 3314 Views

MENLO PARK

Monday: Save Flood Park meeting

As Menlo Park prepares to start negotiating to take over Flood Park, residents call a June 13 meeting to figure out how to...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2011
Last comment by Jill Olson, on Jun 11, 2011 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 1416 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park nixes cell tower in Nealon Park

You can't hear me now: Menlo Park has yanked T-Mobile's application to mount a cell phone antenna on a light pole in Nealon...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by Cell fish, on Jun 11, 2011 at 8:14 am | 3 comments | 1539 Views

ATHERTON

Almanac editorial: Vote yes on Atherton parcel tax

<I>(This editorial was published in the Oct. 21, 2009, issue of The Almanac.) </I> Every four years Atherton voters must...

Original post made by News Guy on Oct. 24, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm | 3 comments | 1985 Views

MENLO PARK

Walgreens: One-stop shop for sundries... and alcohol?

Next time you stop at Walgreens, you might be able to pick up a six-pack to go with that aspirin. The drugstore has asked...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm | 6 comments | 1642 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton employees offer concessions to save their jobs

The union representing 13 Atherton employees who were given pink slips May 31 will meet with town representatives on June...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm | 53 comments | 4658 Views
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