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MENLO PARK

Specific Plan to allow investment in downtown

Editor, The purpose of the Specific Plan has been, from the beginning, to revitalize our downtown and El Camino. Enough...

Original post made by Henry Riggs on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 1544 Views

MENLO PARK

Why El Camino Should Have Bike Lanes

Many residents have legitimate concerns about bicycle safety on El Camino. Bicycling on El Camino is not suitable for everyone,...

Original post made by Andrew Boone on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm | 12 comments | 3288 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Senate tightens 'snitch ticket' and red-light camera rules

The next time you get a snitch ticket in the mail, you may be able to check off "none of the above" when asked to identify...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Jun 5, 2012 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 2331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighter injured in house fire near Flood Park

An attic fire enveloped and seriously burned the hands of a firefighter around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, while he was...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 2446 Views

MENLO PARK

Court upholds Menlo Park pension reform

So far the court doesn't see a problem with pension reform initiative Measure L, according to a ruling issued on Monday (May...

Original post made on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 4, 2012 at 10:16 am | 14 comments | 3639 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton, Menlo Park continue talks on Facebook EIR dispute

Oh, the irony of it all: The very same company that has encouraged millions of "friends" to get all warm and fuzzy online...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by GOLLY, on Jun 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm | 8 comments | 3826 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Pall of lawsuit hangs over Downtown Plan

Many of us are excited about the possible renewal of a tired Menlo Park business district — a dozen vacant storefronts...

Original post made on May. 29, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Jun 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm | 26 comments | 5305 Views

MENLO PARK

Kleiner Perkins lawsuit spotlights difficulties of proving discrimination

When a woman filed a lawsuit against a high-profile venture capital firm, it sparked a storm of discussion inside and outside...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Fair article, on Jun 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm | 8 comments | 3761 Views

MENLO PARK

Keith robo call

Just received a robo call from the campaign for Keith. She is making the big pitch that she has refused to take union funding. Why...

Original post made by a MP resident on Jun. 2, 2012
Last comment by , on Jun 2, 2012 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 1873 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Lawsuit settled in cyclist's death on Alpine Road

A settlement is at hand in a wrongful death lawsuit over the November 2010 death of Los Altos Hills 47-year-old bicyclist...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 2, 2012 at 10:06 am | 10 comments | 3711 Views

AROUND TOWN

Possible misappropriation of funds found in Portola Valley schools

Already struggling to address a projected deficit of $854,000 in the next school year, the Portola Valley School District...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2012
There are no comments yet. 11782 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Peninsula Transportation Alternatives Supervisor Candidate Questionnaire

Peninsula Transportation Alternatives is a new non-profit organization "dedicated to the idea that all modes of transportation...

Original post made by Andrew Boone on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm | 2 comments | 2273 Views

SPORTS

Obama ahead in local fundraising in April

Donors in April contributed $96,424 to presidential campaigns from ZIP codes in the Almanac's circulation area, according...

Original post made on May. 31, 2012
Last comment by mo fringies, on Jun 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm | 8 comments | 4005 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Burglars take guns from Atherton home

Crime reports from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by Janet, on Jun 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 13 comments | 2899 Views

AROUND TOWN

John Maltbie proposes budget with $80,000,000 increase.

This budget of $1.83 billion is based on taking $40,000,000 from reserves. It is also based on three new taxes on the ballot...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jun. 1, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1893 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Atherton needs to OK widening Marsh Road

In response to your May 23 article "Atherton threatens to sue Menlo, Facebook," I am convinced now more than ever that the...

Original post made on May. 31, 2012
Last comment by another view, on Jun 1, 2012 at 6:57 am | 2 comments | 2741 Views

AROUND TOWN

New county budget: Alpine Road trail could see $2 million improvement

John Maltbie, the interim San Mateo County manager, is proposing cutting 234 positions in county government for the 2012-13...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by question, on Jun 1, 2012 at 6:22 am | 11 comments | 3979 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kleiner Perkins: 'Facts will determine outcome of discrimination suit'

Calling the last several days a difficult time at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, veteran partner John Doerr posted a statement...

Original post made on May. 31, 2012
Last comment by Interested, on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:09 am | 2 comments | 3329 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park complex turns into affordable housing

Veterans facing a tough search for housing in San Mateo County just caught a break. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=11308...

Original post made on May. 23, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on May 31, 2012 at 8:58 pm | 16 comments | 3720 Views

AROUND TOWN

Belle Haven after-school program buys time

Where Menlo Park staff saw a win-win, parents saw a lose-lose. The Menlo Park City Council decided on May 22 to give parents...

Original post made on May. 31, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 3 comments | 2651 Views
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