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MENLO PARK

Treasury candidates digging into own wallets

In the runoff election for the office of San Mateo County treasurer/tax collector, both candidates have lent themselves...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2010
Last comment by The sign snatcher, on Nov 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm | 2 comments | 1720 Views

MENLO PARK

City Hall Email Used for Politics: Messages give behind-the-scenes view of campaigns

http://imgur.com/kO803.gif Read the article written by David DeBolt of the Daily Post today....

Original post made by Joanna on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 1, 2010 at 10:32 am | 19 comments | 1705 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Pays Highest Increase In Garbage Rates

Why is it that Atherton is paying a 38.9& increase in garabage rates? Our neighboring communities, Redwood City and Menlo...

Original post made by Rebecca on Oct. 31, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1635 Views

ATHERTON

San Mateo County's Website:2 Grand Jury Links Removed.

Sequoia Healthcare District slate leader Jack Hickey had placed a direct link to the 2 specific Grand Jury reports 2000-01...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by John J. "Jack" Hickey, on Oct 31, 2010 at 8:36 am | 5 comments | 1708 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside High teachers re-bond in wake of 'Superman'

As military veterans know, the feelings that develop after a group has been attacked often create strong bonds of loyalty...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2010
Last comment by Woodside teacher, on Oct 31, 2010 at 12:27 am | 2 comments | 3219 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Election in 4 days - return control to Republicans

Four questions I saw posted about how bad things have deteriorated under Obama, with answers. Fascinating how conventional...

Original post made by anonymous on Oct. 29, 2010
Last comment by Another Menlo Voter, on Oct 30, 2010 at 9:55 pm | 5 comments | 2227 Views

MENLO PARK

Beware - Fake Endorsement Mailers

Voters beware -- Once again, our mail is filled with numerous mailers endorsing multiple candidates and measures. An alarming...

Original post made by concerned voter on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Oct 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm | 20 comments | 1812 Views

ATHERTON

Question posed to Atherton. Lets see who answers.

1) Why did we pay out to Pilar Buckley $250,000 without even a deposition? [Portion removed] 2) Why did we have to pay...

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm | 3 comments | 1507 Views

FICTION

Ken Follet's Book Fall of Giants

I am only partially through the book Fall of Giants but I highly recommend reading it. One very hilarious passage occurs...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 5436 Views

WOODSIDE

Today: Halloween Hoopla Parade in Menlo

Families and kids are invited to come in costumes and participate in Menlo Park's annual Halloween Hoopla Parade on Saturday,...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by judi, on Oct 30, 2010 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 3415 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers re-bond in wake of 'Superman'

A "Band of Brothers/Sisters" effect is galvanizing teachers and staff at Woodside High School following the simply drawn...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Oct 29, 2010 at 7:08 pm | 9 comments | 1540 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park councilman behaving badly

"I'm going to do whatever I can to help you out, because you're such a good-looking woman." That remark raises no eyebrows...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Not Kim, on Oct 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 26 comments | 2736 Views

AROUND TOWN

Audit: Rail authority not ready for federal funds

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has dished out more than $3.4 million in payments without reviewing the relevant...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by reader, on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm | 3 comments | 1792 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reports: High-speed rail to start in Central Valley

Construction of California's controversial high-speed rail project will likely begin in the Central Valley thanks to a $902...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm | 13 comments | 1905 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa's not coming to town after all

Santa's lost his ride this year. Despite months of effort trying to save it, this week Caltrain's managers canceled the holiday...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Oct 29, 2010 at 9:17 am | 5 comments | 1779 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Think there 'Oughta be a Law'?

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, is inviting California residents to submit ideas for state legislation in his 10th...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 28, 2010 at 11:49 pm | 2 comments | 2110 Views

MENLO PARK

When is the Halloween parade?

Every link I've gone to through a google search hasn't worked, including to the city web page. The main calendar page states...

Original post made by Downtown parent on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by poster, on Oct 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 1384 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton is unfair. Back of the bus please.

We went to planning again tonight. I am just heart sick over the results. Four to two year depending on where you are standing....

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Caroline, on Oct 28, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 1587 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Four vie for three seats on Menlo Park school board

Growing enrollment, shrinking revenue. Increased pressure on school districts to find ways to slash spending without harming...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Current parents please, on Oct 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 2471 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Good, bad in state propositions

The Almanac analyzed selected state propositions that will be on the Nov. 2 ballot and has taken these positions. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sounds logical, on Oct 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 1729 Views
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