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MENLO PARK

TechShop in Menlo Park faces eviction

TechShop, the do-it-yourself haven in Menlo Park's industrial zone that, since opening in 2006, has expanded around the country,...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm | 9 comments | 3054 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Pasta to live for

If there is a pasta dish better than Penne Sylvia at Woodside Bakery for the lunchtime price of $14, I'd really like to hear...

Original post made by Mr. Man on May. 8, 2007
There are no comments yet. 3053 Views

MENLO PARK

New Burgess Gym could cost $26 million or more

Menlo Park has an estimated $9 million to spend on a new Burgess Gym, but it appears the city will need more --- a lot more. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 30, 2008 at 11:45 am | 30 comments | 3053 Views

WOODSIDE

Former superintendent pleads no contest to embezzlement, other felony charges

Looking drawn and contrite, former Portola Valley schools superintendent Tim Hanretty appeared in court this morning (July...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Just sayin' III, on Aug 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm | 23 comments | 3053 Views

MENLO PARK

Peninsula residents laud Prop 8 ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling dismissing the Proposition 8 appeal and likely making way for same-sex weddings...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Moderate Republican, on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 16 comments | 3053 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley school board calls special election to fill board seat

Deadlocked over a decision on whom to appoint to a fifth seat on the board of the Portola Valley School District, the board...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2007
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 31, 2008 at 9:24 am | 4 comments | 3051 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park karate teacher pleads no contest to molestation, child porn charges

A child molestation case that began nearly a year ago ended with Ralph "Eugene" Todd III, 32, of Menlo Park, pleading no...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Vicki Moore, on Nov 9, 2013 at 7:38 am | 2 comments | 3051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Corte Madera science students head for state science fair

<i>This story is by Treena Joi, science teacher in grades 6-7 at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley:</i> Corte Madera...

Original post made by Treena Joi on May. 2, 2007
There are no comments yet. 3050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's crowd wants some Mo (Willems)

Forget hip-hop concerts. For really difficult crowd-control jobs, try a busy bookstore crammed with dozens of squirrely little...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Oct. 3, 2007
There are no comments yet. 3050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Religious event ignites debate

As the debate continues over whether it was appropriate for a religious event to be held in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2008
Last comment by Good For A Laugh, on Feb 2, 2008 at 12:18 pm | 32 comments | 3049 Views

AROUND TOWN

Investigation done in bus vs. railroad crossing gate probe

A SamTrans bus entered a railroad crossing as lights were flashing, but before the gate lowered, according to an internal...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by gina, on Nov 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 3049 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Measure T passes by big margin

After Measure Tpassed with a 65.5-percent "yes" vote Tuesday night, developer David Bohannon said he'll be happy to swap...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by B. A. Baracus, on Nov 5, 2010 at 8:15 am | 2 comments | 3048 Views

WOODSIDE

If it's not Hetch-Hetchy water, I'm sticking with gin

I can't believe how awful the tap water is lately. The cloudiness doesn't bother me as much as the nasty taste. Couldn't...

Original post made by Parched on Feb. 16, 2007
There are no comments yet. 3046 Views

MENLO PARK

Jeffrey's Hamburgers slated to open in Menlo Park

Silver paint and stainless steel siding are changing the face of the former home to Ken's House of Pancakes and 3 Fish restaurants...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2007
Last comment by Chippie, on Aug 3, 2007 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 3046 Views

MENLO PARK

Tearful relatives testify in Joe Morrow murder sentencing

Boxes of tissues were in big demand in Judge Craig Parsons' courtroom on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the gut-wrenching pre-sentencing...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Tom Broadwin, on Feb 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 2 comments | 3045 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Ex-council member rejects specific plan petition

A group calling themselves "Save Menlo" is promoting a petition that would dramatically alter the recently re-approved El...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 21, 2014 at 7:06 am | 55 comments | 3045 Views

OTHER TOPICS

What do you think of our new Web site?

What do you think of the Almanac's new Web site, which includes the Town Square forum, where you can post news, information...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 10, 2006
There are no comments yet. 3044 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton finance chief unfairly targeted, says audit panel

All is not well in the town of Atherton. Finance Director John Johns was suspended Aug. 27, following a complaint that he...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2007
Last comment by Friend of Atherton, on Nov 6, 2007 at 8:28 pm | 3 comments | 3044 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo: No plans for health care town hall?

As people pack town hall meetings across the country on plans for health care reform, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, has...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Aug 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm | 59 comments | 3043 Views

OTHER TOPICS

JFK-friend Paul 'Red' Fay dies in Woodside; they met in PT boat training during World War II

Paul Burgess "Red" Fay of Woodside was known for his close friendship with President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, whom he met...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by Seth Hoffman, on Sep 26, 2009 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 3043 Views
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Early Decision Blues
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By Erin Glanville | 37 comments | 1,510 views

Water Torture
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