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ATHERTON

Compost set Willow Road house on fire

It was the compost that set a Willow Road house in Menlo Park on fire March 6, displacing a family of four for at least a...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by Old MacDonald, on May 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm | 9 comments | 1382 Views

ATHERTON

A page from our history

Silas and Olive Holbrook Palmer lived at Elmwood in Atherton until the home burned down in 1958, just a few months after...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Nov 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1382 Views

AROUND TOWN

Katherine Strehl joins Menlo Park Planning Commission

Katherine Strehl, Menlo Park's newest member of the Planning Commission, barely had time to catch her breath before attending...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2013 at 7:45 am | 4 comments | 1382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local piano teacher behind band nominated for Grammy Award

Many solo artists and musical groups perform for decades without receiving a Grammy nomination. The Pacific Mambo Orchestra,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Jan 28, 2014 at 7:11 am | 3 comments | 1382 Views

MENLO PARK

Middlefield and Fair Oaks lane both closed in Atherton

Traffic snarls in Atherton caused by the day-long expected closure of Fair Oaks Lane on Friday were worsen Friday afternoon...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Louise68, on Dec 20, 2014 at 12:08 am | 4 comments | 1382 Views

MENLO PARK

Briefs: Man pleads not guilty to meth sales

A Safeway stock clerk charged with selling methamphetamine in the Safeway parking lot at 525 El Camino Real has pleaded not...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2009
Last comment by homer, on Jul 21, 2009 at 7:04 pm | 1 comment | 1381 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Carol Smith's residency questioned

A member of Atherton's General Plan Committee said she has resigned her post after moving out of town earlier this month....

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by mtn View resident, on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:24 am | 10 comments | 1381 Views

MENLO PARK

Did anyone hear Gunshots/Fireworks around 1am?

Anyone know what was going on? Sounded like the police were out. Once had their spotlight on....

Original post made by Dee on Jul. 2, 2010
Last comment by Dee, on Jul 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm | 4 comments | 1381 Views

MENLO PARK

Burlingame Mayor Produces Eye Pollution in Menlo Park

Terry Nagel, Burlingame mayor, is running for one of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors positions. For some reason...

Original post made by Bob on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by Burlingamer, on Mar 9, 2011 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 1381 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Shorts: Local Girl Scouts win Bronze Awards

Thirteen Girl Scouts from Troop 32515 at Encinal School in Menlo Park were awarded the Bronze Award, the highest award for...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by kathleen, olivia's friend, on Sep 13, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 1381 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Straw Poll Favors Strong Mayor

An informal poll conducted by the Atherton League of Interested Civilians (ALIC) shows strong support for charter change...

Original post made by t Rex on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by Mark Twain, on Jan 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm | 7 comments | 1380 Views

ATHERTON

Jerry Carlson Bristles at Questions over his Integrity

At last night's meeting Jerry Carlson expressed umbrage over the notion that he no longer had the moral authority to serve...

Original post made by common cause on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by observant one, on Apr 9, 2010 at 11:31 am | 5 comments | 1380 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's Ex Chief and his golden parachute

There was a post about Glenn Nielsen and his $300k final year compensation. The post raised questions as to whether Nielsen...

Original post made by mad max on Nov. 23, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 24, 2010 at 9:08 am | 6 comments | 1380 Views

AROUND TOWN

HSR is having a Closed Door meeting.

High Speed Rail is meeting today in San Mateo.....The public is not invited, this is a closed door session. http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county/ci_17885223...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:12 am | 3 comments | 1380 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: MP council reviews Stanford project

With many residents expressing opposition to Stanford's development proposal for 300-500 El Camino Real, the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 16, 2013 at 3:13 pm | 3 comments | 1380 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton P.D. to cost taxpayers more than $400K more per year

In a development from last week's council meeting that the Almanac has stayed curiously silent on, it was announced that...

Original post made by Oh no... on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Oh no..., on Apr 24, 2013 at 8:12 am | 15 comments | 1380 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: City has bargaining chips on Stanford project

The protracted debate over the Stanford/Arrillaga application to build up to 450,000 square feet of offices, housing and...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 12 comments | 1380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Waste Watchers: A website designed to shine light on government abuse

SFGate Article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/08/MNL6195H58.DTL&tsp=1 Waste Watchers Website:...

Original post made by Joanna on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Joanna, on Aug 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 1379 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton budget study session set for Monday

Atherton City Manager Jerry Gruber and Finance Director Louise Ho will present the City Council with its first look at the...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by code blue, on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm | 5 comments | 1379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The art of demolition

As demolition proceeded last week on the Hillview Middle School campus, this mural -- part of a long tradition of students'...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by alan miller, on Jul 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm | 2 comments | 1379 Views
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