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MENLO PARK

Political maneuver kicks off celebratory meeting

Under pressure from council majority, Menlo Park councilman bows out of contention for regional post. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by Maria, on Dec 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 1202 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Voters Should Reject Proposition 16

Proposition 16 is a cynical and misleading effort by PG&E, a for-profit corporation, to protect its business from competition....

Original post made by Martha Beattie on May. 15, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1202 Views

MENLO PARK

What's your frequency? Menlo library plans upgrade

A desire for faster checkout and fewer literary thefts lies behind a proposed Menlo Park public library upgrade. As part...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Hello 2011!, on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:37 am | 2 comments | 1202 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Town official departs abruptly

The staff at Town Hall in Portola Valley is one person smaller with the abrupt departure of Assistant Town Manager Janet...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Anne , on Sep 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments | 1202 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Consider a gift to the Holiday Fund

Despite the ongoing financial challenges we all face, last year Almanac readers contributed nearly $100,000 to the Holiday...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm | 3 comments | 1202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grab Bag Theater stages 'Babes in Arms'

The student-run youth theater group Grab Bag Theater will stage Rogers & Harts' "Babes in Arms" at 7 p.m. on three nights...

Original post made on May. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mark Wilson, on May 23, 2013 at 11:16 pm | 2 comments | 1202 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents near volatile creek make a plea for flood control

It's been more than 16 years since a flood swept through the homes of Spencenia Sims and her neighbors in East Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by at what cost?, on Aug 15, 2014 at 9:35 am | 4 comments | 1202 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council shelves police oversight idea

A push to create a citizen oversight committee for the Atherton Police Department ran out of steam, as four of five Atherton...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Lived in Atherton 30 years, on Mar 24, 2010 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments | 1201 Views

ATHERTON

Where's a code enforcement officer when you need one?

We'll find out. Below is a copy of a complaint of a zoning ordinance violation I sent via e-mail to Mr. Bob Cushing of the...

Original post made by John P. Johns, CPA on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by size matters, on May 3, 2010 at 11:31 pm | 4 comments | 1201 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: MP may ask for bids on pool contract

The Menlo Park City Council, which meets Tuesday (Aug. 24) after a summer recess, has three items of note on its agenda....

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Aug 25, 2010 at 9:12 am | 4 comments | 1201 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Atherton council meets on outsourcing

The Atherton City Council meets tonight (Wednesday, July 20) to consider outsourcing contracts for public works and emergency...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm | 12 comments | 1201 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents protest private club's wish for public well

The city's proposal to install an irrigation well in Nealon Park, a popular communal open space owned by Menlo Park, aroused...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by 30yr_resident, on Aug 29, 2011 at 10:11 am | 14 comments | 1201 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The time may be right for fireworks on Labor Day ...

though not this Labor Day. Given the pathetic state of this economy, the dim prospects for recovery and the equally dim...

Original post made by Joe on Sep. 6, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Volunteers make big difference at Eastside College Prep

As students head back to classes at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto this fall, so do close to 60 volunteers...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Sep 8, 2011 at 9:12 pm | 1 comment | 1201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Friday shooting: Victim probably shot himself

A 19-year-old man injured in a shooting in East Palo Alto Friday afternoon probably shot himself, Police Chief Ronald...

Original post made on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by LMGTFY, on May 20, 2013 at 10:08 am | 12 comments | 1201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - Week Ending 12/13/09

Hardcover Fiction 1 Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver 2 Too Much Happiness Alice Munro 3 Help Kathryn Stockett 4 Wolf Hall Hilary...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Dec. 15, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1200 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park, Atherton voice preference for underground rail

Responding to a request from the California High-Speed Rail Authority, Menlo Park and Atherton have both sent letters stating...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1200 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Bike Party: Facebook history tour

Peninsula Bike Party is a monthly night-time urban social bike ride that meets every 4th Friday of the month. It's free and...

Original post made by Andrew Boone on Jan. 25, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1200 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley may OK bike lane plan

Portola Valley's Town Council may back a plan to create a bike lane on westbound Alpine Road as it passes under Interstate...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 8 comments | 1200 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 | 1200 Views
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