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Neighbors, city, developer agree on housing project

Residents say OK to a scaled-down proposal to build 26 homes on the former Chevrolet truck lot at 389 El Camino Real. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by wpatterson, on Mar 2, 2012 at 8:42 am | 23 comments | 5966 Views


Atherton seeks manager with backbone

Wimps need not apply. That's one of the messages Atherton City Council members want to send to anyone thinking about tossing...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by John Johns, on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:46 pm | 14 comments | 5960 Views


Atherton interim police chief appointed

Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra is leaving on July 15 the post he has held since November 2009, in a department he has...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm | 16 comments | 5951 Views


Special Report: Waiting for backup

Swirling a cup of coffee in the break room of the Menlo Park Police Department on a September afternoon, Felicia Byars is...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2007
Last comment by The Last Word?, on Dec 8, 2007 at 2:33 pm | 66 comments | 5948 Views


Almanac launches new website

The Almanac has launched a new website designed to make the content more readable and accessible. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Warren Slocum, on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm | 4 comments | 5945 Views


FBI focuses on Atherton, DA's office, sources say

(This is an expanded version of a previously published story.) The FBI is interviewing Atherton residents and others about...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Holly L., on Feb 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm | 50 comments | 5944 Views


Menlo Park puts 'pop-up park' downtown on Chestnut

Menlo Park's latest public park will be around for only six weeks, but during that time the "pop-up park" on Chestnut Street...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Ouren, on Sep 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm | 21 comments | 5943 Views


Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 5942 Views


Atherton: Hosts of Obama visit may be off the hook for extra police, public works costs

The town of Atherton is likely to drop its efforts to require two Atherton couples who hosted fundraising events for President...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 34 comments | 5942 Views


Jack Hickey endorses Michael Stogner for San Mateo County Supervisor

I'll be voting for Michael Stogner for Supervisor. Recently, I chose Michael as one of my running mates for the Sequoia...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo progressive, on Apr 29, 2014 at 9:53 am | 48 comments | 5941 Views


County will look into San Carlos Airport noise problems

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has created a subcommittee to look at noise and other problems caused by the steadily...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Jetman, on Nov 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm | 163 comments | 5940 Views


Local water district may see mandatory cut of 35%

It's not yet official, but it's looking like a mandatory 35 percent reduction in water use is ahead for the California Water...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:16 am | 23 comments | 5936 Views


Stanford proposes more housing, less office space in Menlo Park development

Stanford University proposes to increase housing and reduce office space in its latest development plan for its 8.4 acres...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm | 57 comments | 5931 Views


Obituary: David Palecek, 37, father of four

David Vaclav Palecek, an Atherton resident and a partner at McKinsey & Co. management consulting firm, died from complications...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Mar 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm | 5 comments | 5925 Views


State law will require fire sprinklers in homes

After trying for several years to persuade the city of Menlo Park to adopt an ordinance requiring fire sprinklers in new...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Resident X, on Feb 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | 17 comments | 5923 Views


Woodside: Restaurant, bakery set to open around Thanksgiving

A new restaurant, for the present referred to as "The Bakery in Woodside," is set to open its doors in late November, around...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Sweet Tooth, on May 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm | 10 comments | 5918 Views


Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Milica Boghunovich, on Dec 16, 2015 at 9:10 am | 18 comments | 5915 Views


Movie night at Atherton Library

Friday, September 11 at 7 PM: "Mamma Mia!" Sing-along movie night. Rated PG-13. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Refreshments provided...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Sep. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5915 Views


Troubled by two serious bike accidents

Last week's Almanac contained two more tragic stories of cyclist deaths due to apparently careless car driving. Beyond the...

Original post made by Tim Rochte on Jun. 11, 2007
Last comment by walker, on Jul 2, 2007 at 8:44 pm | 31 comments | 5912 Views


Sequoia Healthcare District and MTK Communications

In September of 2009, the Sequoia Healthcare District entered into a $4,200/month contract with MTK Communications, a.k.a....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 13 comments | 5911 Views
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