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Man charged in Menlo Park burglary gets 11-year sentence

A 21-year-old Redwood City resident who pleaded no contest to charges of burglary in Menlo Park, evading an officer in East...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 8, 2016 at 8:20 am | 4 comments | 4232 Views

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Menlo Park: Firefighters rescue two men from lift basket stuck 80 feet in the air

Firefighters in Menlo Park on Friday rescued two men stuck inside a lift basket that had stopped 80 feet in the air at a...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm | 2 comments | 3270 Views

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Voter Guide 2016

Links to election stories, endorsements and campaign finance reports. Polls close at 8 p.m. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/10/25/voter-guide-2016...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 4276 Views

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Options emerge for dealing with Alpine Road speed and congestion

About 70 residents, most from Ladera and Stanford Weekend Acres, gathered in Ladera for a third presentation by the county...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Rick V, on Nov 11, 2016 at 6:21 pm | 7 comments | 2223 Views

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Update: Measure to extend sales tax for 20 years passes handily

Seventy percent of voters Tuesday agreed with Measure K, a proposal to extend by 20 years a 10-year countywide half-cent...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 13, 2016 at 7:28 pm | 4 comments | 3227 Views

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Menlo Park voters grapple with Donald Trump's election

Eighty-seven percent of Menlo Park's voters picked a candidate other than the country's president-elect, Donald Trump. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by clinton cnn=corruption, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm | 116 comments | 4527 Views

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Menlo Park: BBC renovations inch closer to completion

It's not yet known when the famed BBC building in downtown Menlo Park will be open for business as a new restaurant and bar,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Annabelle, on Nov 16, 2016 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2826 Views

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Atherton: Caltrans changes stoplight's timing on El Camino Real

Two weeks after The Almanac published a story about the dangers of a new light on El Camino Real in Atherton at Almendral...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by observer, on Nov 17, 2016 at 1:13 pm | 5 comments | 3536 Views

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Portola Valley toughens defenses after home invasions

Burglars and robbers may see the darkness, wealth and semi-rural tranquility of Portola Valley as an invitation to perpetrate...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by Liberals are dumb, on Nov 20, 2016 at 6:59 am | 9 comments | 3098 Views

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Tonight: Family-friendly candlelight vigil at Fremont Park

"Make America kind again," will be the mantra of a family friendly candlelight vigil to be held tonight (Friday, Nov. 18)...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by disbelief, on Nov 19, 2016 at 5:56 pm | 14 comments | 2723 Views

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Feature story: Divided Cypriot teens find common ground here

"I'm sorry to go," Nelly admitted at a group dinner she helped prepare right before she left the U.S. in late July. She is...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2016
Last comment by margomca, on Nov 21, 2016 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 1737 Views

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Holiday Fund: Feeding our less fortunate neighbors

Mariano is a long-time volunteer at St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room, the large soup kitchen in Menlo Park. Each day he helps...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Melissa Downing, on Jan 22, 2017 at 4:22 pm | 4 comments | 2002 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park council could act on general plan update

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) The Menlo Park City Council will continue its public hearing...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by PX, on Nov 29, 2016 at 9:12 pm | 1 comment | 1476 Views

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Apropos of sourdough

In a tiny village in central France where Fiona Strouts' parents now live, the arrival of the baker and his cargo of homemade...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by maryannd, on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:01 am | 1 comment | 497 Views

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Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year

The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Zephyrab, on Apr 18, 2017 at 4:27 am | 86 comments | 6178 Views

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Menlo Park aerospace engineer named county's poet laureate

Aerospace engineer, private pilot and Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg has been named the new poet laureate of San Mateo...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
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Menlo Park: Another sentencing delay for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

The long-awaited sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed, again, until 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 3166 Views

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Feature story: Woodside's Bailey is now flea-free

This story started with a very itchy dog in Woodside named Bailey who scratched at hairless hotspots for years. After multiple...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1192 Views

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Voters will see parcel tax measure in Menlo Park school district

A ballot measure asking Menlo Park City School District voters to approve a $360 annual parcel tax that would expire after...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Jan 28, 2017 at 9:35 am | 22 comments | 4705 Views

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Tuesday: County holds Menlo Park meeting on major changes to Flood Park

The public will have an opportunity Tuesday (Dec. 6) to comment on major changes planned for the 21-acre Flood Park, located...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Dogs?, on Dec 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1858 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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