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Welcome to Town Square!

Original post made by Richard Hine, editor of The Almanac, on Oct 2, 2006

Residents of Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside, and other visitors to The Almanac Online: Here is your place to post news, information and comment about activities, events and issues, large and small.

Please help us create a constructive community forum, where you can express your views and hear from others. While it’s mostly about local activities and issues, you can comment on regional, national and global issues, as well, in the “Other Issues” category.

In Town Square, residents may ask their neighbors about everything from great local hiking spots to tips on places to dine or watch a sporting event.

Posting topics on Town Square is easy and requires no registration. Users only need to identify themselves as living in a specific neighborhood or school community and are encouraged but not required to use their full names.

While registration is not required, there are benefits to registering: You can post a picture. You can receive an e-mail alert when someone posts a comment on your topic. And you can receive e-mail bulletins on important breaking news in the community.

Readers of The Almanac Online and the newspaper are encouraged to respond to news stories, movie and restaurant reviews, editorials and opinion pieces by posting comments in Town Square.

Results of sports competitions can be quickly reported in the “Sports” category as soon as games are over.

In essence, Town Square turns everyone into citizen reporters and provides a forum for you to communicate directly with other community members.

All posting to Town Square will be monitored by The Almanac staff and must adhere to guidelines explained elsewhere on the site. Please be respectful of others and help create a thoughtful forum where divergent ideas and opinions are welcome.

Let us know what you think -- and enjoy!


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