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MENLO PARK

Transitional kindergarten debate: Required or not?

In June 2012 Phil and Christie Kiekhaefer moved from Redwood City to Menlo Park, downsizing their family of four into a tiny...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Test Score Watcher, on Oct 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm | 33 comments | 24364 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Drought, Monte Rosa stop signs on Menlo Park council agenda

A presentation on the mayor's trip to China, followed by a study session on drought control measures, kicks off tonight's...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Annabelle, on Aug 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 24341 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize

The award of this year’s Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in...

Original post made by Michael Binyon on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Meals-on-Wheels, on Mar 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 24221 Views

MENLO PARK

Mueller, Carlton elected to Menlo Park council

A lone woman on a corner of Alameda de las Pulgas waved a sign for Romney 2012/Catherine Carlton/Yes on Prop 32. She got...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Michael, on Nov 11, 2012 at 9:45 am | 16 comments | 24115 Views

MENLO PARK

Scientist sees dire climate-change impacts

If worldwide carbon emissions continue at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Frosty the Snowman, on May 2, 2012 at 8:58 am | 141 comments | 23951 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park will hire consultant to evaluate specific plan initiative

"I want it to be unmerciful. I want the comparison to be unmerciful to the (specific) plan. And I want the comparison to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 24 comments | 23832 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Melanie, on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 23778 Views

MENLO PARK

Crash leaves two seriously injured, lanes closed on University Avenue

Lanes on University Avenue at Bayfront Expressway are closed indefinitely, Menlo Park police announced shortly before 8 a.m....

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Ron, on Nov 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm | 4 comments | 23769 Views

AROUND TOWN

The unfiring of a Menlo Park police officer

Questions linger months after the Almanac broke the story about the arrest, firing and reinstatement of veteran Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2013
Last comment by b.giles, on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 53 comments | 23759 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Couple walking dog killed by alleged drunken driver

Two people walking a dog were struck from behind and killed by a suspected drunken driver in Menlo Park on Thursday night,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Drive Unimpaired, on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm | 22 comments | 23714 Views

WOODSIDE

Hanretty must pay Woodside School District $2.67 million for misappropriation

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District now serving a two-year prison term for embezzlement...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by A WES Neighbor, on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 14 comments | 23708 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two more pull papers in Atherton council race

Greg Conlon, who came in a close third in last November's race for two Atherton City Council seats, and Diane Sandhu have...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2013 at 7:34 am | 6 comments | 23703 Views

AROUND TOWN

The other big project in downtown Menlo Park

While attention has been focused on what Stanford University plans to build in Menlo Park, another developer has quietly...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by cassandra, on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm | 21 comments | 23692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas, Woodside High parents spar

There was both faint and full-throated praise for Woodside High School at the May 29 public forum to consider strategies...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm | 47 comments | 23630 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Solyndra Execs and Shareholders made Huge Donations to the Obama Campaign

Solyndra executives and shareholders made hundreds of thousands of dollars to Obama's 2008 campaign for the White House and...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Pearl, on Sep 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 131 comments | 23471 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church votes to change denominations

Spirits were uplifted and hearts were broken after the tally for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church's vote on whether to change...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Joe67, on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm | 72 comments | 23454 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Towns look for volunteers for planning and architectural review panels

The town councils of Woodside and Portola Valley are looking for volunteers to serve on advisory panels. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 23078 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Actually, on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 23010 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook packs up for Menlo Park

Facebook's plan to shift headquarters from Palo Alto to Menlo Park has possibly been the worst-kept secret of the past month....

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by NQ, on Feb 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm | 2 comments | 22845 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Freedom and vigilance

Menlo Park recently purchased several surveillance cameras and roving license-plate readers. Let's try putting the argument...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:22 am | 25 comments | 22812 Views
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