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St. Raymond says goodbye to Nigerian pastor

St. Raymond Church in Menlo Park had a big barbecue event Friday night, with live music and Nigerian dancing, to say goodbye...

Original post made on May. 20, 2013
Last comment by , on May 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm | 1 comment | 1612 Views

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Menlo Park hires consultant to study city's administrative services department

Now that a $25,000 review of the police department's internal operations is done, Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre has...

Original post made on May. 21, 2013
Last comment by Consultant, on May 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm | 11 comments | 7821 Views

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Menlo Park community services director expects cost-of-living increases for employees

A 2 percent cost of living increase and travel expenses for professional development figure into Menlo Park's community services...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on May 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 2212 Views

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A headmaster hangs up the chalk after 20 years of transformation

It was mid-afternoon on a glorious day -- sunny, mild, the air fragrant with spring. But on the Menlo School campus, Norman...

Original post made on May. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2584 Views

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Tonight: Windy Hill band plays at Club Fox

It's called "Lonesome Garbage Man" and it's the second album just released by Windy Hill, the local bluegrass band known...

Original post made on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by , on May 24, 2013 at 11:06 am | 1 comment | 2272 Views

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Ravenswood hires new superintendent

An administrator from a Sacramento-area school district will become the new superintendent of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood...

Original post made on May. 26, 2013
Last comment by , on May 26, 2013 at 9:56 am | 3 comments | 2248 Views

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Sharing from the garden

The second Garden Share event under the redwoods at Portola Valley Town Center drew a gathering of 20 or 25 people and a...

Original post made on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Jan Schachter, on May 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm | 6 comments | 1804 Views

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Tonight: What will new school look like, and how much should it cost?

What kind of school do Menlo Park City School District residents want to see built on the district's former O'Connor School...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by whatever, on May 28, 2013 at 11:51 am | 3 comments | 5899 Views

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Learning and giving: A two-way street for local kids and seniors

Karen Rynewicz teaches fourth-graders in a school that's among the highest-achieving in the state. It's located in a town...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by , on May 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm | 1 comment | 1987 Views

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What's to eat?

As usual in this season, spring is busting out all over, and in Woodside, there's a new venue for farm-grown products: the...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by , on May 30, 2013 at 12:43 am | 4 comments | 2417 Views

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NASDAQ hit with $10 million fine in Facebook IPO

The aftermath of Facebook's glitchy transition to a public company continues to unfold a year after the social media company,...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by , on May 31, 2013 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 2069 Views

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When a kiss is not just a kiss

Encinal School Principal Sharon Burns puckered up to kiss Lily the Pig on Friday afternoon as students watched -- their reward...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by , on Jun 1, 2013 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 5395 Views

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Menlo Park predicts extreme traffic delays for pipeline project in late June

The week of June 24 will be marked by construction crews grinding asphalt and paving portions of Sand Hill Road in Menlo...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2960 Views

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Our Regional Heritage

An unidentified man examines damages on Alpine Road in Portola Valley after the 1906 earthquake. The site is near today's...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by , on Jun 3, 2013 at 9:10 am | 8 comments | 1543 Views

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The unfiring of a Menlo Park police officer

Questions linger months after the Almanac broke the story about the arrest, firing and reinstatement of veteran Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2013
Last comment by b.giles, on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 53 comments | 20248 Views

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Two dead birds test positive for West Nile virus

Two dead birds found in San Mateo have tested positive for West Nile virus, the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 3985 Views

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Woodside budget shows 'structural' surplus

The town of Woodside's proposed budget would raise salaries across the board, initiate contributions by staff to their retirement...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm | 2 comments | 2608 Views

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Troop 206 honors three Eagle Scouts

Three local scouts -- Sean Smith, Sean McBirney, and Peter Bugos -- received their Eagle award from Troop 2006 at a Court...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by RO, on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 2471 Views

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Menlo Park sued over car's collision with train

The aftershocks of a late April afternoon collision continue to ripple through Menlo Park a year later: Two women who had...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Result?, on Jun 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 36 comments | 7803 Views

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Cyclist injured in collision on Alpine Road

A 58-year-old Palo Alto bicyclist was thrown 8 to 10 feet in the air and was injured in a collision with a vehicle on Alpine...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 34 comments | 4844 Views
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