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MENLO PARK

Volatile public comment on downtown plan

The third session of the Menlo Park Planning Commission's review of the proposed downtown/El Camino Real specific plan inspired...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Norman, on Aug 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 41 comments | 4793 Views

AROUND TOWN

Those were the days

This service station was a fixture on El Camino Real in 1940, soon after the state widened the two-lane gravel road to four...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2011
Last comment by Caltrain is great infrastructure, on Aug 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm | 3 comments | 1661 Views

MENLO PARK

Judge: Bookkeeper deserves more time for embezzlement at Roger Reynolds Nursery

Some Americans are celebrating Emancipation Day, but probably not Evette Christine Weiler. A judge has decided that a woman...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 4, 2011 at 11:57 am | 4 comments | 2195 Views

MENLO PARK

Redistricting still splits city, but along 101

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has divided Menlo Park into two congressional districts, but the border...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 4, 2011 at 10:21 am | 2 comments | 1434 Views

MENLO PARK

Has Councilmember Fergusson violated the law?

Will the Almanac, dedicated to local journalism, please investigate this matter? In March 2011, Councilmember Fergusson...

Original post made by Whistleblower on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm | 14 comments | 2227 Views

SPORTS

Charity horse show set for Aug. 9-14

The 41st annual Menlo Charity Horse Show will take place Aug. 9 to 14 at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane in Atherton....

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 3228 Views

OTHER TOPICS

House OKs debt-ceiling bill; Eshoo votes yes

Ending weeks of partisan bickering over raising the debt ceiling that threatened to plunge the federal government into default,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Aug 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm | 2 comments | 2289 Views

AROUND TOWN

Panel finds flaws in high-speed-rail forecasts

The California agency charged with building America's first high-speed-rail system has been using a flawed forecasting model...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1667 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Bay Road pipeline construction starts

As part of its $4.6 billion Hetch Hetchy seismic upgrade project, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission starts work...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm | 2 comments | 3104 Views

WOODSIDE

Mountain lion spotted in Woodside

A mountain lion was seen early Monday morning (Aug. 1) in Woodside, San Mateo County emergency officials said. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Aug 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 2565 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 7/31/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Dance With Dragons - George R R Martin 2 State Of Wonder - Ann Patchett 3 Turn Of Mind - Alice LaPlante 4 Doorways...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Aug. 2, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1472 Views

MENLO PARK

Redistricting still splits Menlo, but along 101

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has divided Menlo Park into two congressional districts, but the border...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by redraw?, on Aug 2, 2011 at 10:08 am | 4 comments | 1347 Views

ATHERTON

Trash-bin clutter: Atherton residents face fines

Atherton's City Council has adopted a new ordinance regarding the timely rolling out and rolling in of recycling and trash...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by annie fishback, on Aug 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 2769 Views

MENLO PARK

First look: Facebook's new home from the inside out

If any office building has that coveted "new car" smell, it's Facebook's renovated Menlo Park headquarters. Earlier this...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2011
Last comment by Lawrence de Arabia, on Aug 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 2 comments | 1516 Views

MENLO PARK

Paying for 'overtime' parking in downtown Menlo

Start saving your quarters: In three months, plazas 1 and 5 in downtown Menlo Park will sprout parking meters. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by I was there, on Aug 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm | 29 comments | 3275 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police: Outrage over homicides leads to tips

After decades of adhering to a "no-snitch" culture, East Palo Alto residents are coming forward with tips about recent murders...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by bob, on Aug 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm | 11 comments | 2927 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mountain lion seen walking the links

A mountain lion was seen walking the links on a golf course in unincorporated Burlingame on Sunday morning (July 31),...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2011
Last comment by Jenny, on Aug 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 2113 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo police agree to pay freeze

The new contract for the city's 36 line officers goes before the City Council on July 26 and contains almost identical terms...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Heads in the Sand Hill, on Aug 1, 2011 at 7:13 am | 5 comments | 1779 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The wilder side of redistricting

A proposed state redistricting plan has added some interesting dynamics to the political representation in the Almanac's...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2011
Last comment by Andy Cohen, on Aug 1, 2011 at 5:23 am | 2 comments | 2335 Views

MENLO PARK

Homeless vets: Shelter Network lands grant

Shelter Network, a nonprofit that provides services for homeless people on the Peninsula, has been awarded a federal grant...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Raymond Mueller, on Jul 29, 2011 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 2010 Views
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