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SPORTS

Menlo College changes affiliation, but not goals

Coming off its best season in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference, the Menlo College football team is hoping to build...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2010
Last comment by James Madison, on Sep 1, 2010 at 9:04 pm | 1 comment | 4208 Views

MENLO PARK

We are losing the battle with Noise Pollution in Menlo Park

Planes. Trains. Automobiles. Leaf Blowers. Air Compressors. Jack Hammers. Chain Saws. Chippers. Garbage Trucks. We...

Original post made by Assaulted by Noise on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by member, on Sep 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm | 14 comments | 3223 Views

ATHERTON

Tempest brews over camera in Atherton Town Hall

Does the town of Atherton have the right to videotape members of the public doing business in Town Hall, even if they have...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by BlackBart, on Sep 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm | 5 comments | 2080 Views

MENLO PARK

Pension initiative remains on Menlo Park ballot

The pension reform initiative will remain on the Menlo Park ballot, despite a lawsuit filed to remove it, San Mateo County...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Sep 1, 2010 at 1:44 pm | 5 comments | 1837 Views

MENLO PARK

Beltramo brothers try to reduce number of affordable housing units tonight

From the San Jose Mercury News http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15959548?nclick_check=1 Come on Almanac at least...

Original post made by Bob on Sep. 1, 2010
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Sep 1, 2010 at 8:16 am | 1 comment | 1419 Views

MENLO PARK

BevMo scores permit for Menlo Park store

Second time's the charm: Beverages & More (BevMo) scored a use permit from a divided Planning Commission to open an 8,900-square-foot...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm | 63 comments | 3634 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Free Classes Sept. & Oct.: Water-Efficient Landscaping - Design, Plants to Use, etc.

Fall Landscape Education Program: Learn how to beautify your garden and use water more efficiently. Check out free classes...

Original post made by Menlo Park gardener on Aug. 31, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1937 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

More light coming to Portola Valley Town Center at night

The Portola Valley Town Council endorsed a go-slow approach to increasing artificial light at the Town Center, which now...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Aug 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 3317 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Readers Choice 2007: Our readers pick their favorite local gems

The Almanac's 15th annual Readers' Choice contest produced some fresh results, and lots of repeat winners. Readers named...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2289 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park downtown parking targeted for change

Downtown parking is on the agenda when the Menlo Park City Council meets Aug. 31, and among the questions considered will...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by MP business owner, on Aug 30, 2010 at 11:11 pm | 6 comments | 1638 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park councilman chastises colleagues

Councilman Andy Cohen asks, "What is ethical for politicians and consultants in their respective roles?" Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Andy fan, on Aug 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm | 26 comments | 2390 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill Lane honored at Town Council meeting

The Portola Valley Town Council honored one of its own on Wednesday, Aug. 25, by setting out the chair usually occupied by...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Philippe Cohen, on Aug 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1750 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park youth named to national advisory board on childhood obesity

The crunch of a bag of potato chips and the sizzling fizz of a can of soda constitute a daily symphony for many children...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 30, 2010 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 2520 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton building official announces retirement

Citing his April heart surgery and approaching 61st birthday, Atherton Building Official Mike Wasmann has announced that...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Screenwriter, on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm | 29 comments | 3029 Views

AROUND TOWN

The WAMP goes weekly

Goodbye, Daily WAMP, we hardly knew you. The Peninsula's newest newspaper has decided to switch to a weekly format, starting...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2010
Last comment by WAMP This!, on Aug 29, 2010 at 8:58 pm | 2 comments | 1752 Views

ATHERTON

Council OKs refund of road-impact fees

The Atherton City Council agreed Aug. 18 to refund about $427,000 in road-impact fees to builders who engaged in major home...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mike McPherson, on Aug 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm | 9 comments | 2152 Views

MENLO PARK

Police Decoy operation -- Good use of Police resources

The Police department is taking pride in using decoys to entrap 4 businesses in West Menlo on selling alcohol to minors. So...

Original post made by just wondering on Aug. 29, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1432 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Garbage strike causes three days of rescheduled collection service

Menlo Park residents and businesses that normally have their trash and recycling picked up today (Wednesday) will have to...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:34 am | 16 comments | 2609 Views

ATHERTON

Council takes first look at cuts in Town Hall staff

The Atherton City Council is beginning to look at how to cut costs in Town Hall. Atherton is home to many wealthy residents,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Why Not?, on Aug 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm | 15 comments | 1967 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge won't reopen high-speed-rail challenge

The case challenging high-speed rail studies and route selection has been finalized by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2010
Last comment by Stanford Student, on Aug 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 1 comment | 1765 Views
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