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MENLO PARK

Almanac wins 5 statewide awards

The Almanac won five statewide awards in the annual California Newspaper Publishers Association contest, the CNPA announced...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on May 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 2539 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Gas leak ignites and melts water main in Sharon Heights

A break in a small gas line that burned a hole in a large water main led first to shooting flames and then to jets of water...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm | 3 comments | 2539 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Remembering Betty -- and Country Almanac

Betty Fry, who died Dec. 30 in Nevada City, is still making her mark on the Midpeninsula every week, as the local newspaper...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by KD, on Jan 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm | 1 comment | 2539 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rojas renegotiates loan: City manager having trouble paying city

the Daily Post has scooped all other local newspapers with this story that came out on Wednesday May 26, 2010 In the article...

Original post made by Joanna on May. 31, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm | 30 comments | 2539 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Top Secret America' lists Silicon Valley firms

More than 50 Silicon Valley-area companies have been named by the Washington Post as part of "Top Secret America," a network...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2010
Last comment by SINISTER, on Jul 26, 2010 at 8:01 am | 3 comments | 2539 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside venture capitalist John Doerr to be honored

Venture capital leader and philanthropist John Doerr of Woodside will be honored at the 11th annual "Pioneers & Purpose"...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 29, 2015 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 2539 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Draeger's makes case against usurping parking plazas

<I>(Editor's Note: The following letter was submitted to the Menlo Park City Council.)</I></B> Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by Eyes wide open, on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 2538 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Condoleezza Rice says immigration reform essential to strong economy

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice led a bipartisan gathering of elite politicians in Menlo Park on Tuesday to...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm | 3 comments | 2538 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 | 2537 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police plan to add ShotSpotter, surveillance tools

Menlo Park landed on a list no one wants to be on, according to a consultant hired to review the police department's operations....

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on May 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm | 2 comments | 2537 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac website launches 'pay meter'

Frequent visitors to The Almanac's website will soon need to either become subscribing members to obtain full access to unlimited...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 9 comments | 2537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest High School Flies the Flag of Mexico

Friday afternoon/ Sept. 16 the flag pole at Everest High School, of Sequoia Union High School District, was flying what appeared...

Original post made by Carol Collins on Sep. 16, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm | 13 comments | 2537 Views

ATHERTON

Little League facilities: Too big for the park?

When Atherton voters overwhelmingly approved a 2012 ballot measure allowing ball field improvements in their town's only...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2014
Last comment by Good Call, on Feb 15, 2014 at 7:18 am | 1 comment | 2537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Airport uses GPS to track ride-sharing services

San Francisco International Airport is using a GPS-based system to track traffic from ride-sharing services such as Lyft...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by Pirate Cab to the mat, on Mar 17, 2015 at 1:13 pm | 5 comments | 2536 Views

AROUND TOWN

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe "That's made up."

This is his official response to reports from SamTrans Whistleblower victims that they were told by Kevin Raffaelli that...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 18 comments | 2536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside elementary principal leaving district next month

Pam Duarte, hired in 2014 as a principal at Woodside Elementary School, will be leaving the district in mid-February, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Carrie, on Jan 16, 2017 at 9:03 am | 2 comments | 2536 Views

ATHERTON

Police calls: Big losses in thefts of jewelry and copper wire

Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Unbelievable , on Mar 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm | 6 comments | 2536 Views

MENLO PARK

Divided council takes no official position on pension-reform initiative

At least two council members have declared their support for the citizen-driven pension reform ballot initiative, but the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jul 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm | 14 comments | 2535 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire chief recovering from fall

After tumbling off a ladder at his San Jose home over the weekend, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on May 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 2535 Views

AROUND TOWN

County reissues 120 ballots due to boundary-change snafu

The county's failure to officially authorize school boundary changes approved by government agencies and voters over the...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 31, 2013 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 2535 Views
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