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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who is prospering from Prop 13?

Proposition 13 has been called California's "third rail" -- as in, untouchable. When billionaire Warren Buffet was serving...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by Y Pie, on May 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 159 comments | 54844 Views

MENLO PARK

Pounding the pavement for pension reform

Lenny Ayyangar walks door-to-door in her Sharon Heights neighborhood, collecting signatures for an initiative drive aimed...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 152 comments | 50595 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 | 23988 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big changes in firefighter work practices, benefits

Major changes are coming in work practices and benefits for firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm | 139 comments | 11877 Views

MENLO PARK

Schools: Enrollment study shows low-income families leaving area

A new report shows the Peninsula's high cost of living driving low-income families away from elementary school districts...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm | 137 comments | 11075 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford-Arrillaga project: Boon or doom?

What's worse than a string of empty car lots? Eight acres of mixed-use office space, retail and apartments, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm | 132 comments | 265865 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 | 23577 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton cop named in report-alteration case

Jon Buckheit's battle with the Atherton police department over a falsified police report intensified this week when Mr. Buckheit...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2010
Last comment by random googler, on Aug 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm | 131 comments | 8476 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lehman Brothers collapse: Eshoo introduces legislation to repay public entities

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo introduced the Restitution for Local Government Act of 2010 today to help counties and other public entities...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by deficit hawk, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:28 am | 129 comments | 25666 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: City newsletter criticized for bias against Measure M

Menlo Focus, the city's quarterly newsletter, generally garners only as much attention as it takes to decide whether to read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm | 129 comments | 15971 Views

MENLO PARK

Fergusson resigns as Menlo mayor; revote delayed

Council member Kelly Fergusson has resigned as the mayor of Menlo Park as a consequence of Brown Act violations she committed...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 128 comments | 10126 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Update: Supervisors ask for noise study on San Carlos Airport

Supporters of the San Carlos Airport filled a San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March 8, but they...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ron, on May 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 128 comments | 8598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lawn sign: Romney/someone 2012

Now that Newt Gingrich has fallen off a cliff in Iowa, only days prior to their voting, it clears the way for Mitt Romney...

Original post made by Emerle on Dec. 19, 2011
Last comment by pogo, on May 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm | 128 comments | 7066 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama’s Medicare hypocrisy

Dick Morris wrote a great article on how Obama is throwing seniors under the Medicare Bus. Please refer to this article...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Grass is greener, on Jul 20, 2017 at 9:36 am | 127 comments | 8133 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to outsource two departments

The town of Atherton is preparing to outsource its entire building and public works departments, handing 13 of 16 non-management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 127 comments | 19889 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton pedestrian struck by car dies of injuries

Atherton resident Shahriar Rahimzadeh, 32, died at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Stanford Hospital of injuries sustained...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 126 comments | 19418 Views

AROUND TOWN

School funding: Bad news keeps getting worse

Local elementary school districts have been bracing and adjusting for dramatic funding cuts for the next school year as the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Rory, on Jul 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm | 122 comments | 9044 Views

ATHERTON

Police Outsourcing

The City of San Carlos votes tonight on whether to outsource its Police Department. The Council Agenda is published and includes...

Original post made by Insight on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by accountability, on Sep 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm | 122 comments | 6581 Views

MENLO PARK

City to oppose pension-initiative lawsuit

Menlo Park's city attorney will file an opposing argument to the legal challenge by two public employee unions of the citizen-driven...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 121 comments | 13025 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College Continues Losing Ways! Why?

Dear President Haight, As a mother of three children and working a full time job I look forward to coming to my Son's...

Original post made by Nancy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by RHine@AlmanacNews.com, on Oct 6, 2009 at 11:52 am | 121 comments | 9710 Views
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The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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