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AROUND TOWN

Study says Facebook probably won't displace East Palo Alto residents

A consultant's study of whether Facebook's expansion will push East Palo Alto residents from their homes came to the common...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 5, 2012 at 6:55 am | 6 comments | 2217 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Get rid of Caltrain and bring in BART

Regarding last week's excellent guest opinion by my colleagues Jim Janz and Mike Brady about Caltrain's survival, while I...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by Observer, on Jan 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm | 3 comments | 2180 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Atherton about to be roiled by library spat

We hope Atherton residents think twice before they sign a petition calling for a costly referendum on whether to build a...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by Local native, on Jan 4, 2012 at 7:10 pm | 16 comments | 2980 Views

MENLO PARK

Postal Service to move out of main Menlo office

==B Update:== The U.S. Postal Service plans to move its operations out of its main Menlo Park post office at 3875 Bohannon...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2011
Last comment by Homer Boushey, on Jan 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm | 10 comments | 2028 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upcoming Programs at Atherton Library

Monday, January 9th at 4 pm- Storytelling and paper cuts with Randel McGee as Hans Christian Andersen. Sure to be a treat...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 4, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1479 Views

AROUND TOWN

White House Web page asking what you would do with the $40/week you save on your reduced social security contribution

The White House is soliciting comments on what you would do with the $40 you save per week on reduced social security contributions....

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm | 46 comments | 3035 Views

MENLO PARK

Report: Halt state funding for high-speed rail

California's quest to build a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles suffered a heavy blow Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 2 comments | 1828 Views

AROUND TOWN

Boy, 12, shot in East Palo Alto

A 12-year-old boy on Friday night became the latest shooting victim in a series of gun violence against young people in East...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1806 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Lions Club accepts Grants from Healthcare Districts

Lions Club International Foundation on it’s website http://www.lcif.org/EN/about-us/index.php says “LCIF helps Lions...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 3, 2012
Last comment by Louise, on Jan 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm | 3 comments | 2156 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Caltrain can survive without high-speed rail

Caltrain has two alternatives: One involves introducing high-speed rail to the Peninsula, which most residents have now learned...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2012
Last comment by J. Wong, on Jan 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 1555 Views

MENLO PARK

Peer Review Group on High Speed Rail recommends the funding plan not be approved

The Peer Review Group has just issued its report on the funding plan for the High Speed Rail project. They recommend that...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Jan. 3, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1539 Views

MENLO PARK

Former Woodside resident killed

The man who was shot and killed in Hillsborough on June 15 has been identified by Hillsborough police as Christopher Calvache,...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2010
Last comment by Trish, on Jan 2, 2012 at 10:02 am | 2 comments | 1682 Views

OTHER TOPICS

D.A.: Middle-school boys assaulted girls

Five Redwood City middle school boys have been arrested for allegedly attempting to sexually assault two 12-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm | 4 comments | 2806 Views

OTHER TOPICS

State court says yes to RDA shutdown

Menlo Park bids farewell not only to 2011 this week, but also its redevelopment agency (RDA). The California Supreme Court...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 31, 2011 at 10:10 am | 4 comments | 2852 Views

ATHERTON

Las Lomitas offers transitional kindergarten

For the first time, the Las Lomitas School District is offering a transitional kindergarten program called "Young Fives,"...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local partying, dining out on New Year's Eve

Many local restaurants are planning special events for New Year's Eve. Among them: the British Bankers Club, Madera restaurant...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by RJ, on Dec 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 1986 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton environmental committee in doghouse

With accusations of misconduct and misuse of funds flying, Atherton's City Council has suspended one of its own committees,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2011
Last comment by Tsk tsk, on Dec 30, 2011 at 11:57 am | 7 comments | 2571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Now departing: The year 2011

What happened in 2011? The better question might be: What didn't happen? ==B Photo:== Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg checks...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2011
Last comment by Carl, on Dec 29, 2011 at 7:19 am | 1 comment | 2461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Left Bank hires architect for new steakhouse

The new year will welcome a new Left Bank steakhouse at 898 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park, the former location of...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by Downtown Neighbor, on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm | 2 comments | 2035 Views

OTHER TOPICS

How do you know it's a police officer?

After a young woman from Atherton was pulled over recently by what turned out to be a police impersonator who stole her car...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by concerned, on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 2275 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.

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