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THE LOCAL DISH

%0th Anniversary of the Greatest Rock Performance Ever!

Tonight marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Grateful Dead Concert in San Jose. Below is an excerpt from the San Jose...

Original post made by Dead Head on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Dec 4, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 1 comment | 579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton dentist pleads not guilty to defrauding patients

Kim Chi Vu, the 52-year-old dentist from Atherton who was charged in May with defrauding patients and an insurance company...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Farmere, on Dec 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm | 2 comments | 2475 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zuckerberg, Chan commit to giving 99% of their Facebook shares to charity

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced on "Giving Tuesday" that they will give 99 percent of their Facebook shares...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Maria, on Dec 4, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 2610 Views

MENLO PARK

Saturday: Menlo Park Library book sale

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will hold a one-day holiday book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by A. Lee, on Dec 3, 2015 at 9:12 pm | 1 comment | 1024 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside Elementary is a district with resources

Teacher dismissal hearings in California are expensive. Even a winning district has to pay for an attorney and half the costs...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 3, 2015 at 2:05 pm | 3 comments | 3227 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park city manager makes executive changes

City Manager Alex McIntyre announced three high-level management changes Dec. 2. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/12/02/menlo-park-city-manager-make...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nanc, on Dec 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 3128 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park city manager makes executive changes - For the unregistered readers who wish to comment

Wouldn't it have made more sense to hire the new HR director before all these executive appointments were made? ...

Original post made by whatever on Dec. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 892 Views

MENLO PARK

Picture this: New book offers glimpse into Menlo Park's past

Two years ago, Fran Dehn, president of the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, saw a gap in books about Menlo Park history. Yes,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Colleen Flood, on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 1 comment | 950 Views

OTHER TOPICS

An Open Letter To The Commissioners -- South City Is Dumping The Harbor District While Courting The County

Hello Commissioners, I hope this email finds you well. I have discovered three things that I feel it’s important...

Original post made by John Charles Ullom on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by realist, on Dec 2, 2015 at 10:21 am | 7 comments | 684 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Menlo Park City Council to pick new mayor

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to go through a yearly rite, passing the mantle of mayorship from one member to...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 1, 2015 at 9:34 pm | 4 comments | 1865 Views

AROUND TOWN

School fails in bid to dismiss tenured teacher

It's not easy to fire a teacher in California, especially one with tenure. Woodside Elementary School, a kindergarten to...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm | 5 comments | 1503 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council members hike town's drainage system

With a wet winter predicted and more than $40 million in improvements said to be needed in Atherton's storm drain system,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 12 comments | 3147 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: New health center serves thousands more

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit the Ravenswood Family Health Center. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/12/01/holiday-fund-new-health-cent...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 2521 Views

AROUND TOWN

County advisory: beware of extra high tides

Water levels at high tide along the San Mateo County coast are expected to be a few inches to a foot higher than usual from...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Looking north, on Nov 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 4 comments | 2560 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Thieves steal tools worth more than $33,000 in three burglaries

Tools valued at more than $33,000 were reported stolen in three burglaries at residential construction sites in Atherton...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Nov 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 2719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why one Harvard MBA is dedicating his career to narrowing the opportunity gap

Thirteen years ago, Peter Fortenbaugh, who holds a Harvard MBA and a Princeton bachelor's degree in economics, left the job...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Ram Duriseti, on Nov 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 3406 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents concerned about herbicide spraying plan to meet with Senator Hill

Residents protesting Caltrans' spraying herbicides along local highways say they will show up for a coffee scheduled by Senator...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Tillie, on Nov 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 2316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park searches to define, prioritize 'public benefits'

During its review of the El Camino Real/downtown specific plan Nov. 17, the City Council decided the city needs to prioritize...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 7 comments | 2852 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire district director joins harbor district board

Menlo Park resident Virginia Chang Kiraly, about to begin her second four-year term on the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by one in five, on Nov 28, 2015 at 10:51 pm | 1 comment | 734 Views

AROUND TOWN

if Donald Trump wants to create a database of potential terrorists

If Donald Trump wants to create a database of potential terrorists, will he start with right wing gun owners? These are the...

Original post made by donald on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Nov 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 430 Views
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