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What should city ask of Facebook?

"Please don't put the squeeze on (Facebook)," one woman told the Menlo Park City Council. She echoed prevailing public sentiment...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Alan, on Nov 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 13 comments | 5082 Views

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County to ban plastic bags at most checkout counters

On Earth Day (April 22) in the spring of 2013, retailers in Ladera, West Menlo Park and other unincorporated communities...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Armand, on Nov 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm | 5 comments | 4935 Views

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Belle Haven pool adds hours for water polo

Tim Sheeper of Menlo Swim and Sport will open the Belle Haven pool six days a week starting the month for water polo season,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Sam Sinnott, on Nov 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm | 1 comment | 3128 Views

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Menlo-SHP showdown highlights the semifinals

==B CCS girls' volleyball:== The match that was expected as soon as the Central Coast Section girls' volleyball brackets...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
There are no comments yet. 3439 Views

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Voting snarls trouble Belle Haven

Thousands voted in Menlo Park on Nov. 6. But not without facing crowds and confusing directions that left some Belle Haven...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm | 11 comments | 2700 Views

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Lawsuit filed over campaign sign shenanigans

During the 2011 election cycle, a mystery: A campaign sign uprooted from Chuck Bernstein's front yard. A cellphone dropped...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by Frugal, on Nov 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm | 2 comments | 2304 Views

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Habitat for Humanity gives homes to new owners

Five Menlo Park and East Palo Alto families will get keys to new homes on Saturday (Nov. 17), thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2012
Last comment by Ken B, on Nov 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm | 1 comment | 7944 Views

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Multiply your gifts with Almanac's Holiday Fund

For the 20th year, the Almanac offers readers the opportunity to increase their charitable donations with gifts to the Holiday...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2012
There are no comments yet. 5351 Views

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Editorial: A gift to the Holiday Fund helps those in need

As the Almanac's Holiday Fund heads into its 20th year, donors can look back with pride on a history of giving that has provided...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2012 at 10:48 am | 4 comments | 2658 Views

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Second sister succumbs to injuries from crash

A second sister critically injured in a crash with a California Highway Patrol vehicle on northbound U.S. 101 in Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Nov 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm | 3 comments | 3390 Views

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County's Measure B questions status quo, Gordon says

For the past couple of decades in San Mateo County, according to former supervisor and current state Assemblyman Rich Gordon,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Nov 25, 2012 at 8:38 am | 3 comments | 2403 Views

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Assemblyman Gordon hosts open house

If your social calendar isn't quite full, you might drop by Assemblyman Rich Gordon's open house in Los Altos. The newly...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2012
Last comment by another menlo voter, on Nov 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm | 4 comments | 2643 Views

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Kepler's partners with Kobo e-reader

Kepler's Books and Magazines... and e-books, audiobooks, and MP3s: The landmark bookstore wants to let people read "their...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2958 Views

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Woodside High grieves over death of freshman

Sadness pervades Woodside High School as students and teachers remember Leyla Beban. The 14-year-old Redwood City freshman...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by NONAME, on Nov 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm | 5 comments | 4765 Views

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Sacred Heart Prep girls advance to state title match

==I Priory falls in Division V final.== The Sacred Heart Prep girls' volleyball team will have a chance to play for its third...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by , on Nov 30, 2012 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 1596 Views

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Update: Westbound Alpine Road now open

Westbound Alpine Road at Interstate 280 is now open, but eastbound Alpine remains closed. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12598...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 3272 Views

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Low-flying aircraft still trouble local towns

For years, at Peninsula community roundtable discussions with noise-abatement officials, representatives from Portola Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:23 am | 45 comments | 11869 Views

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Some flooding; light turnout at Farmers' Market

It appeared that about half of the usual number of vendors showed up today (Dec. 2) for the Menlo Park Farmers' Market. The...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
There are no comments yet. 4120 Views

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Tonight: Peter Ohtaki next in line to be Menlo Park mayor

A new mayor and vice mayor will be chosen at tonight's Menlo Park City Council meeting. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12610&e=y...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Gina, on Dec 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 2681 Views

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Wednesday: U.S. 101 auxiliary lane ribbon-cutting

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, dignitaries will gather to commemorate the construction of U.S. 101 auxiliary lanes between...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Rob, on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:35 am | 7 comments | 3264 Views
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