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WOODSIDE

Solar array to offset huge electricity bills

A Woodside homeowner who pays about $40,000 yearly for 105,000 kilowatt hours of electricity is having a 10-500-square foot...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 25, 2009 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 2280 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Proposed new fees unfair?

Nobody said passing a new master fee schedule in Atherton would be easy ó or particularly interesting. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Quid Pro, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:06 am | 11 comments | 1947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Sally Stewart will be missed

Last week's article on the retirement of longtime Sequoia Union High School District board member Sally Stewart correctly...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Sep 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 3 comments | 1861 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Guest opinion: Jury report off base, councilwoman says

The 2009 San Mateo County Grand Jury report on county-wide employee costs addressed a serious problem facing fiduciary stewards...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Alarmed, on Sep 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 8 comments | 5144 Views

OTHER TOPICS

In high-speed rail battle, Peninsula residents may have found their Goliath

Those who would like to see the high-speed rail line run in a tunnel or a trench, rather than on a berm, as it passes through...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by progress, on Sep 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm | 41 comments | 4017 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sunset, Coastal Commission to honor 'heroes'

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day, Menlo Park-based Sunset magazine and the California...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 24, 2009 at 2:07 pm | 3 comments | 1564 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class of 2009: Hillview graduates move on to high school

Hillview Middle School's class of eighth-graders had their moment in the sun with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Temuulen, on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm | 1 comment | 2228 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo boys win first of two PAL water polo showdowns

Jack Bowen has written a book and lectures quite often both at Menlo School and De Anza College. While he has no problem...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by former M-A parent, on Sep 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 1443 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Menlo Park poised to renovate its downtown

It's very true that Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Carlos and Mountain View have all rejuvenated their downtowns. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Downtown Santa Cruz Ave unattractive, on Sep 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm | 2 comments | 1357 Views

MENLO PARK

City in tough spot on affordable housing

Faced with a surplus of funds to spend on below-market-rate housing and a paucity of places to build new units, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by enough, on Sep 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm | 6 comments | 1706 Views

MENLO PARK

A future for Tinker Park?

A transformation of the Hillview campus, set to start next year, would have eliminated Tinker Park and used the space as...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by hv mom, on Sep 23, 2009 at 3:16 pm | 11 comments | 1726 Views

AROUND TOWN

T-Mobile seeks OK for antenna atop Corte Madera School building

The school board is set to decide on a plan to install a cellular phone antenna atop the Portola Valley School District office,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Curious, on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1430 Views

MENLO PARK

Pop Warner football: Vikings sweep Sunnyvale teams

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings of the Pop Warner football league swept Sunnyvale in the third week of the season. The games took...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by james, on Sep 23, 2009 at 8:13 am | 1 comment | 1425 Views

ATHERTON

throwing good money after bad

I make a living by putting other people's money to work. I used to think spending $750 annually to keep our police department...

Original post made by financial advisor on Sep. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1595 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Fergusson's grand jury rant an embarrassment

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8575 posted Wednesday, September...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by MP Resident, on Sep 22, 2009 at 11:34 pm | 16 comments | 2304 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two local youths achieve Eagle Scouts rank

Spence Petersen and Thomas Wiebe were recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at a national Eagle Scout Court of...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Another Eagle Mom, on Sep 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm | 1 comment | 1453 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Public hearing on employee contracts Tuesday

Apparently heeding calls to allow more public input into upcoming negotiations with employee unions, Menlo Park plans to...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Hank ad nauseam, on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:36 pm | 4 comments | 1265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zumba Fitness at Atherton Library

Zumba is a fusion of hypnotic Latin rhythms and international beats teamed with easy to follow dance moves to create a dynamic...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Sep. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1423 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

The library will host the Final Friday Flick for September, on Friday September 25 at 7 PM. The film will be "Bolt." Rated...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Sep. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5381 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Bohannon project would generate much-needed funds for city coffers

Menlo Park is facing unprecedented economic challenges as local revenues from sales, property and utility taxes decline....

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Sep 22, 2009 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 1389 Views
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