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MENLO PARK

Price tag swells for high-speed rail

The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Nov 7, 2011 at 9:41 am | 12 comments | 17742 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Largest Ski Resort in North America Opened 13 Days Early

A spokesperson for Whistler said "Thanks to oodles of snow, Whistler Mountain will open 13 days early this season. Whistler...

Original post made by Global Warming on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Mac, on Jan 24, 2017 at 10:53 am | 42 comments | 17666 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo bans smoking in public places

Menlo Park's City Council at its March 2 meeting approved an ordinance banning smoking in some public places, including ATM...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by e. grimley, on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:55 am | 56 comments | 17547 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

The library will host the Final Friday Flick for August, on Friday August 28 at 7 PM. The film will be the 1971 classic,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by , on Aug 20, 2009 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 17503 Views

ATHERTON

Was councilwoman's house built lawfully?

The question has been raised, publicly and emotionally, for at least two years: Did Atherton City Councilwoman Elizabeth...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 42 comments | 17489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Ungainly device protects drinking water

Waterline backflow preventers, with their prominent pipes and valves, tend to be on the edge of the road and interrupting...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Feb 17, 2011 at 10:18 am | 8 comments | 17452 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Gov Romney explains how he differs from George W Bush

A question asked many times and never answered in the popular forum "Can anyone tell me: why Mitt Romney?" (3199 views, 127...

Original post made by Wally on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by reality-based observer, on Nov 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 38 comments | 17391 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mark Rich of Menlo Park dies in plane crash

Menlo Park resident Mark Rich, 58, the husband of former longtime Menlo Park City School District board member Laura Rich,...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Elsie Floriani, on Aug 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 17390 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police try new strategy against gang violence

Fall has been riddled with bullets in Menlo Park, with four shootings in the past month alone. The police are trying a new...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ted, on Dec 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm | 7 comments | 17388 Views

MENLO PARK

Food trucks rolling into Menlo Park next month

Over the protests of nervous downtown business owners and some local residents, Menlo Park's Planning Commission, at a little...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by tom h, on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 29 comments | 17274 Views

MOVIES

Post your review of "The Good Shepherd"

Despite covert operations, betrayal and the man who knew too much, director Robert De Niro's fictional take on the founding...

Original post made by News Guy on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by Menlo Park resident, on Feb 8, 2007 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 17134 Views

AROUND TOWN

DA Wagstaffe tells KCBS that his office always complies with Marsy's Law

In an astonishing article today, San Mateo DA Steve Wagstaffe tells KCBS that his office is really on top of things when...

Original post made by Lurker on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Oct 11, 2013 at 5:01 am | 10 comments | 17041 Views

MENLO PARK

What's in a name? Menlo Park City Council candidate endorsements

With about a month to go before the Nov. 6 Menlo Park City Council elections, the five candidates are hitting the campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 29 comments | 17040 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Jason, on Nov 28, 2016 at 2:30 am | 64 comments | 17001 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: $92,000 in purses missing from home

Atherton police called it grand theft in the April 5 log entry -- and it is definitely grand -- but they say they're investigating...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:55 am | 16 comments | 16943 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District Grant Applications oversubscribed

In a press release from District PR guy, Don Shoecraft (a.k.a. MTK Communications http://www.almanacnews.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=1&t=8177),...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:41 am | 10 comments | 16851 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lions roam Woodside: Don't be alarmed, experts say

It was around 3 a.m. on Sept. 18 when strange noises roused residents of Audiffred Lane in Woodside, a small cul-de-sac off...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Matt, on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:48 pm | 13 comments | 16839 Views

MENLO PARK

Eric, Wendy Schmidt to move family ventures to new Menlo Park building

Eric and Wendy Schmidt of Atherton plan to build a three-story, 25,000 square-foot office building in Menlo Park to serve...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on May 18, 2016 at 8:05 pm | 13 comments | 16754 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Transitional kindergarten debate

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. 17, 2013
Last comment by common sense, on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 16746 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley time capsule victim of time

It seems that the buriers of the time capsule at the Town Center in 1968 did not account for the passage time. They used...

Original post made by David Boyce on Sep. 29, 2006
Last comment by Diane, on Jan 6, 2008 at 11:54 am | 3 comments | 16739 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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