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One confirmed dead from 6-alarm fire

One victim died in a six-alarm apartment building fire in Redwood City Sunday that also injured 21 people, fire officials...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Jul 9, 2013 at 3:04 pm | 4 comments | 1340 Views

MENLO PARK

Housing in mixed-use projects can count toward state housing requirement

Menlo Park -- and other California cities and towns -- will now be able to count housing within mixed-use projects toward...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by gunste, on Oct 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 1340 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Council concurs, hazardous trees and power lines a real threat

Roadside stands of eucalyptus trees, with their tendency to drop limbs and sometimes fall over, can be a very significant...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Keimer, on Oct 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 1 comment | 1340 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gerry's Cakes not closing, at least not yet

Rumors that Gerry's Cakes in Menlo Park is closing are not true, according to the owner, though she acknowledged that the...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by foodlover, on Dec 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments | 1339 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton City Attorney's Law Firm Implodes

When Atherton selected Wynn Furth as the City Attorney to replace Marc Hynes, Jerry Carlson said that a deciding factor was...

Original post made by John P Johns on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by Hot off the presses, on Jul 2, 2010 at 11:11 am | 4 comments | 1339 Views

ATHERTON

San Mateo County's Website:2 Grand Jury Links Removed.

Sequoia Healthcare District slate leader Jack Hickey had placed a direct link to the 2 specific Grand Jury reports 2000-01...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by John J. "Jack" Hickey, on Oct 31, 2010 at 8:36 am | 5 comments | 1339 Views

MENLO PARK

Vote for your favorite restaurants, shops and services

Almanac readers are a discerning lot, and that's why we turn to their expertise every summer as we search for their favorites...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments | 1339 Views

MENLO PARK

Olympian, WWII vet speaks at church

With an extraordinary life story as told in the bestselling book "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand, 94-year old Louis Zamperini...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Bruce, on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man robbed at knifepoint in Jack Lyle Park

If you go walking after midnight, keep an eye out. Late Wednesday night, two men robbed a third who was strolling through...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by get a clue, on Nov 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm | 5 comments | 1339 Views

MENLO PARK

Yes on M saves the specific plan; no on M implodes it

Unless restricted by Measure M, Greenheart and Stanford seek to develop over 80% of the Plan maximum non-residential space...

Original post made by George c. Fisher on Oct. 11, 2014
Last comment by undecided on M, on Oct 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 37 comments | 1339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sen. Yee proposes 'opt-in' phone books

Piles of unwanted phone books littered throughout the Bay Area and the state could soon be reduced under legislation...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by sasha, on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm | 4 comments | 1338 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council approves modified pool contract

They didn't have to split a baby, but the Menlo Park City Council had to split the city's public pools on March 1, an issue...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by long time Fry admirer, on Mar 5, 2011 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 1338 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Carlos to pursue hybrid fire department

The San Carlos City Council voted unanimously Monday night to begin negotiations with Redwood City to create a hybrid...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm | 1 comment | 1338 Views

AROUND TOWN

New supervisor Dave Pine has been around the block

Dave Pine, a former corporate attorney and a longtime part-time politician -- he held elected office at age 19 -- beat out...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by Lets Hope, on May 13, 2011 at 11:15 am | 4 comments | 1338 Views

MENLO PARK

Question for the Editors

I heard about the bad dog bite last month at the Menlo Park dog park which cost a woman her finger. I'm wondering why this...

Original post made by Hmmm on Dec. 7, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1338 Views

WOODSIDE

'Pay raise' actually a cut for county manager

A unanimous San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 11 introduced a measure to raise the annual salary of the county...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm | 3 comments | 1338 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Ordinance would restrict lawn watering

A revised Menlo Park ordinance would prevent some homeowners from watering their lawns during the day, and require them to...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by the connection, on Jan 1, 2010 at 10:49 am | 15 comments | 1337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lawn debate: Property rights vs. environmental responsibility

If a showdown were brewing in Menlo Park between environmental activists and defenders of private property rights, what would...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by John, on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 1337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Depot to fund 44 El Camino Real trees

Home Depot has provided a grant that will fund the planting of 44 London Plane trees along El Camino Real in Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by Downtowner, on Mar 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments | 1337 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Almanac recommends ...

<B> Rich Gordon for State Assembly Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=9685 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jun 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 4 comments | 1337 Views
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