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AROUND TOWN

Costumes, carnivals and concerts

Ready to get spooked? In a nice way, that is. Halloween events in our area tend to be more friendly than frightening, and...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Don Witt, on Oct 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 20370 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Park: Strife on tennis courts leads to threats, police intervention

Sportsmanship has been in short supply on Menlo Park's tennis courts of late, as clashes over reservations have led to police...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Nealon Neighbor, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 14 comments | 20238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board candidates discuss big issues

It was an evening of 90-second statements, one after another. The three candidates running for election to the board of...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by CBG, on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm | 11 comments | 20165 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: The Oasis to shutter March 7

The Oasis, perhaps the oldest eating establishment in Menlo Park, will close permanently March 7 after 60 years of business,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm | 55 comments | 20145 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council set to impose two-tier pension system

As the bureaucratic gears start turning to verify a citizen-led "pension reform" ballot initiative, Menlo Park's City Council...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | 190 comments | 20134 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to modernize Caltrain sails through regional commission

Caltrain's stalled effort to electrify its tracks flickered to life Wednesday morning when the Metropolitan Transportation...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Dr. A. Cannara, on Mar 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm | 3 comments | 20123 Views

WOODSIDE

The troubled beauty of Skyline Boulevard

The 26 miles of Skyline Boulevard between Highway 9 in Saratoga and Highway 92 in San Mateo is used by some as an adult playground...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Bob Garner, on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 40 comments | 20044 Views

MOVIES

Public records requests lead to confrontation in Atherton Town Hall

Two aggrieved residents and one former employee who successfully sued the town for wrongful termination converged on Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Kimberly Sweidy, on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 65 comments | 19971 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse downtown plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2014 at 11:54 am | 264 comments | 19926 Views

SPORTS

Being Bohannon: One of Menlo Park's biggest names talks about his new hotel, his family history, and why developers aren't all that bad

Sitting at the end of a 15-foot-long conference table in his San Mateo office, David Bohannon reads the headline of a newspaper...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2007
Last comment by Member, on Aug 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm | 5 comments | 19799 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by grass man, on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 19796 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Home design doesn't fit neighborhood, commission decides

The architect of a two-story 3,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home on Middle Avenue was sent back to the drawing board...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by For guidelines, on Jan 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 22 comments | 19708 Views

SPORTS

Guest opinion: Bleachers wrong for Atherton park

In the fall of 2012, Atherton voted to "Save Our Park" by aborting well-thought-out plans for a library, which might have...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Now what?, on Feb 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm | 21 comments | 19703 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission reviews specific plan

The fourth discussion in the ongoing Planning Commission's review of the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific plan...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm | 28 comments | 19669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Readers' Choice awards

In a league of their own are the folks at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park, which won for best live music and tied with Cafe Borrone...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Tee Hee, on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:57 pm | 12 comments | 19655 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Summit Prep: Former student, charged with attempted rape, claims attack was a 'prank'

A former student at Summit Preparatory Charter High School, accused of trying to rape a female teacher at knifepoint...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 3, 2013 at 10:50 am | 5 comments | 19652 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

Reborn as a flashy but soppy new adventure directed by and starring Ben Stiller, the film is sentimental claptrap about...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by TMoney, on Feb 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 13 comments | 19620 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sinnott files lawsuit over driveway

The battle over a Louise Street driveway in Menlo Park has now moved to the courtroom. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/22/sinnott-files-lawsuit-o...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by pathetic, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:26 pm | 8 comments | 19566 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by whatevr, on Aug 23, 2017 at 10:21 am | 21 comments | 19326 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Anna Eshoo takes up chloramine question

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has arranged a meeting in early September between local opponents of the water additive chloramine...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2007
Last comment by Robin, on Feb 23, 2012 at 7:29 am | 42 comments | 19317 Views
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