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MENLO PARK

All aboard? Residents say plans for commuter trains through their backyards are off track, but proponents insist they're good for the environment and regional transit

For Bay Area transit proponents, a new commuter train running across the Bay would be a dream come true. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2007
Last comment by JAH, on Jun 19, 2007 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 4897 Views

SPORTS

Two Alpine Menlo soccer teams reach finals

Two teams from the Alpine Menlo Soccer Club both reached the finals at the Clovis Challenge Cup II in Clovis, California,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2007
Last comment by Saleena, on Jun 18, 2007 at 8:50 pm | 1 comment | 5477 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers 06/17/07

Hardcover Fiction 1. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini, Penguin 2. The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon,...

Original post made by Susan Lider on Jun. 18, 2007
Last comment by Bookworm, on Jun 18, 2007 at 3:59 pm | 1 comment | 4573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Music with ZunZun at the Atherton Library

From DeAnn Okamura of the Atherton library: Monday, July 2, 2007 at 4 PM, ZunZun will present the Musical Watershed program...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Jun. 18, 2007
There are no comments yet. 4713 Views

MENLO PARK

PG&E e-mail on power outages in Sharon Heights

This message is from PG&E spokeswoman Roxanne Cruz, and has been forwarded among Sharon Heights residents by Virginia Chang...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Jun. 18, 2007
There are no comments yet. 5660 Views

AROUND TOWN

LETTERS

<B>Physician adds an idea for bike safety Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=4341...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2007
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jun 17, 2007 at 11:26 pm | 2 comments | 5918 Views

MENLO PARK

Fixing the Many Problems at Allied Arts – All Talk and No Action

It’s clear from the postings on the Almanac Forum, local articles, and the buzz in grocery stores and neighborhood associations...

Original post made by It’s NOT Inevitable on Jun. 10, 2007
Last comment by It Wasn't Inevitable, on Jun 17, 2007 at 6:18 pm | 4 comments | 4737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Colleagues, students say M-A teacher Jim MacKenzie will be missed in his retirement

Classroom B2 at Menlo-Atherton High School will have the same number on the door next fall, but longtime inhabitant Jim MacKenzie...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2007
Last comment by Josh Edelman, on Jun 17, 2007 at 7:30 am | 3 comments | 6383 Views

MENLO PARK

Power outage has neighborhood buzzing

The neighborhood west of Alameda de Las Pulgas near Avy Avenue, including Sharon Heights, lost power from around 5:30 p.m....

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2007
Last comment by Tim, on Jun 17, 2007 at 12:50 am | 3 comments | 5389 Views

SPORTS

This is a story of survivors ...

By Nan Chapman of Woodside, Media Liaison Chair, Menlo Charity Horse Show This is a story of survivors, both human...

Original post made by Nan Chapman on Jun. 16, 2007
There are no comments yet. 7259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

If school goes, save Hillview murals

This letter by Cecelia Daye was published in the Almanac's Feb. 14 print edition: Editor: It would be tragic if the...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Feb. 14, 2007
Last comment by hillview parent, on Jun 15, 2007 at 11:56 pm | 1 comment | 5196 Views

MENLO PARK

An Anonymous Questionnaire about the Utility Tax

The other day, my wife and I each received an email containing a questionnaire pertaining to Measure K, the UUT. The questionnaire...

Original post made by Martin Engel on Jun. 10, 2007
Last comment by shafted, on Jun 15, 2007 at 4:51 pm | 10 comments | 4725 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac Please Help! – What’s Going on at Allied Arts?

This Forum has so many postings about the Allied Arts complex. Common themes are that Allied Arts is in trouble, the owners...

Original post made by A Nervous Allied Arts Neighbor on Jun. 15, 2007
There are no comments yet. 5310 Views

MENLO PARK

Transformers upgraded at Alameda substation

The tall orange arm of a crane has been visible for the last week or two from outside Pacific Gas & Electric's Menlo substation...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2007
Last comment by Joe Street, on Jun 15, 2007 at 11:31 am | 5 comments | 5053 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Safety at Laurel Elementary School

Is bike safety for children really an issue? To many people it is not, because they feel it is not safe for children to bike...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Feb. 9, 2007
Last comment by Manfred Kopisch, on Jun 14, 2007 at 9:57 pm | 70 comments | 10932 Views

MENLO PARK

How To Save Allied Arts – Bring Back the Palo Alto Volunteers

There’s a simple solution to all the Allied Arts Auxiliary’s problems with their property. Bring back the Palo Alto...

Original post made by A Concerned Observer on Jun. 13, 2007
Last comment by future patron, on Jun 14, 2007 at 7:59 pm | 4 comments | 4779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Roberts School Celebrates More Than 30 Years in Menlo Park

This month, as schools across the Bay Area conduct graduation ceremonies, so too will the Roberts School, a pre-school and...

Original post made by Kim Amsbaugh on Jun. 14, 2007
There are no comments yet. 4676 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Chipper helps reduce fire season danger

Woodside Fire Protection District's annual chipper program is in full swing. Free of charge, the District offers the use...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Jun. 6, 2007
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jun 13, 2007 at 10:51 pm | 1 comment | 5290 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Magic show at Atherton library June 25

Magic show with Gerald Joseph at the Atherton Library The Atherton Library will be hosting a program for children with...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Jun. 13, 2007
There are no comments yet. 4728 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley man dies, unnoticed, in busy Sharon Heights parking lot

A tender memorial has cropped up in an unusual place -- a parking space at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center. Peter Wadri...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2007
Last comment by Pegi Levin, on Jun 12, 2007 at 8:03 pm | 2 comments | 6768 Views
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