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THE LOCAL DISH

Baffled by LuLu's "apparent" popularity

When LuLu's opened on the Alameda here in west Menlo a little over a year ago, I was cautiously optimistic. Maybe even a...

Original post made by Burn Raybill on Dec. 14, 2006
Last comment by West Menlo Resident, on Feb 27, 2007 at 8:40 pm | 7 comments | 4232 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pranksters' robo-call delays M-A's opening

Families in the Menlo-Atherton High School community received an early morning automated call on Friday, May 29, saying...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, Inc., on Jul 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 31 comments | 4230 Views

ATHERTON

Ackley/PPG to Town of Atherton: I own it

The Atherton Town Council, led by Elizabeth Lewis and Jerry Carlson, has recruited Bill Widmer to form a new majority that...

Original post made by This wasn\'t supposed to happen on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 9 comments | 4228 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: High-value rings and bicycles missing

Crime reports from West Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=14485&e=y...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by student, on Sep 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm | 3 comments | 4227 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guided tours: Eco-friendly driveway and parking lot

Want to make your driveway or parking areas more eco-friendly? Join the San Francisquito Watershed Council for a free guided...

Original post made by Katie Pilat on Mar. 14, 2007
Last comment by Katie, on Mar 19, 2007 at 11:33 am | 2 comments | 4225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County plans fresh look at Mandarin charter school in Menlo Park district

Once again a crowd packed a hearing room to listen and speak about the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 11 comments | 4225 Views

ATHERTON

Letter: A misunderstanding about control of library

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=12543 posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12:00 AM...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Q&A , on Apr 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 5 comments | 4224 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident Neil Young launches high-quality music player

Folk rock veteran and longtime Woodside resident Neil Young has announced the release of his high-quality portable audio...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jan 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm | 3 comments | 4224 Views

WOODSIDE

SCHOOLS: Woodside School to trim jobs, cut costs

The Woodside Elementary School District plans to prune next year's budget, a reflection of the belt-tightening facing most...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Mar 4, 2009 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 4221 Views

OTHER TOPICS

After outcry, Caltrain pledges to soften train whistle

Following an outcry from people who live near the tracks over a recent increase in the volume of train whistles, Caltrain...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm | 14 comments | 4215 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Covering the community for 40 years

Marion Softky has kept Almanac readers informed about interesting people, environmental issues, and local government for...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marion Softky, on Aug 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 4212 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council: more spending cuts needed

Atherton staff must sharpen their pencils and find more spending cuts to avoid reaching into reserves and the parcel tax...

Original post made on May. 22, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:03 am | 41 comments | 4212 Views

ATHERTON

Kathy McKeithen leaves council seat fighting

She came in fighting, and she's going out fighting. Kathy McKeithen, whose three-term tenure as an Atherton City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by We are all special, on Nov 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 13 comments | 4206 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge arrested for alleged DUI; D.A. reviewing case

A San Mateo County judge was arrested on U.S. 101 in Redwood City during Memorial Day Weekend on suspicion of driving...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm | 42 comments | 4206 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park paid consultant to draft talking points, letters to editor on Measure M

Invoices show that the city of Menlo Park paid $5,125 to a consultant for drafting talking points, letters to the editor...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cool, calm, collected, on Nov 12, 2014 at 10:32 am | 70 comments | 4204 Views

MENLO PARK

Big divide over pay, benefits for firefighters

Menlo Park firefighters have been working for over a year without a contract, and a new one seems nowhere in sight as negotiations...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by Sustainable Activist, on Jul 27, 2009 at 5:05 pm | 51 comments | 4201 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson says she'll run for re-election

Menlo Park City Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson announced today (July 15) that she plans to run for re-election to the Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by council watcher, on Aug 1, 2008 at 12:36 pm | 16 comments | 4199 Views

WOODSIDE

Shirley Temple Black dies at her home in Woodside

Shirley Temple Black died Monday night at her home in Woodside. She was 85. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/02/11/shirley-temple-black-dies-at-her-ho...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by roc, on Feb 12, 2014 at 8:54 am | 6 comments | 4194 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Why county needs district elections

Here's a message for my friends on the Board of Supervisors in response to the decision to block voters from determining...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 26, 2010 at 9:07 pm | 12 comments | 4190 Views

ATHERTON

Ice Cream Social at Atherton library 3/24

Atherton library is hosting an ice cream social on Saturday, March 24, from 1-3 p.m. Bring a book to swap, or just come for...

Original post made by I Scream on Mar. 22, 2007
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Spring food and drink goings on
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,462 views

Couple’s Strife: 3 Tools for a Happier Relationship
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,219 views

The Sad Family Photo
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,029 views

Out of Menlo
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 944 views

The MP School District Board Should Approve the O’Connor Boundary Change.
By Stuart Soffer | 3 comments | 811 views