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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park resident accuses city of racial profiling

Police say they stopped Darryl Warren because he didn't have a bike light. He says they stopped him because he's black. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca, on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:11 am | 6 comments | 2320 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Time to take on the city's unions

For over a year now, we have been reading and hearing about the imbalance of public employee benefits — at city, state...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by DThomas, on May 29, 2010 at 11:33 am | 18 comments | 2320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth-graders score high in Tech Museum challenge

A team of 5th graders from Encinal School won second place for overall solution in their age group at the Tech Museum of...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Daniel C., on May 12, 2009 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 2320 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo proposal: Freeze pay for police sergeants

It's hard to think of a more hot-button topic in Menlo Park right now than public employee compensation. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm | 5 comments | 2320 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former county social worker sentenced to nine years for child sex abuse

A former San Mateo County social worker who oversaw the cases of East Palo Alto children was sentenced to nine years in prison...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 14, 2016 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 2320 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: City should reinstate summary minutes

Until it is important to find out in a hurry what happened at a City Council meeting, the difference between "summary" and...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Paul Collacchi, on Feb 23, 2009 at 10:44 am | 19 comments | 2319 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council travel expenses vary widely

An annual review of the City Council's travel expenses shows Mayor Kirsten Keith on pace as the top spender, by far, among...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Some Guy, on Aug 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm | 3 comments | 2319 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Portola Valley's famous watering holes

Before the end of World War II, Portola Valley was a quiet place of horses, hayfields and strawberry patches. A few small...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by dave schummers, on Sep 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm | 1 comment | 2319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Mountain lion attacks pygmy goat

A mountain lion attacked a pygmy goat in San Mateo County's Portola Valley area last week, a sheriff's lieutenant said...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by pv rez, on Mar 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 10 comments | 2319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisor Carole Groom's public statement to DA Steve Wagstaffe

Supervisor Carole Groom at Board of Supervisor Meeting June 21, 2012 "I don't know how many folks in our county know the...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jul. 1, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm | 5 comments | 2319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cal Water wants big price hike in 2014

Residents will pay almost $19 more a month for water, starting in 2014, if the state public utilities commission approves...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by Steve Taffee, on Jul 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm | 3 comments | 2319 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Whos is the best Bay Area Surgeon for Total Knee Replacement Surgery

I need a total knee replacement. Four names come to mind and I am soliciting Almanac readers for their opinions on who is...

Original post made by Gimpy on May. 26, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2319 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday tips for dog owners

The holiday break affords us a little extra time with our canine companions. However, the holiday's also present a few risks...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by Sybille, on Dec 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 2 comments | 2318 Views

MENLO PARK

Con man Gann loose in Bay Area, police say

Good Samaritans beware: A traveling con man has returned to the Bay Area, and may be only too eager to help relieve you of...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm | 2 comments | 2318 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Remembering Marion Softky from Almanac's early days

Marion Softky and I were colleagues for 35 years. She started working for the Almanac in 1969. I came aboard six years later....

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Anna Steichen, on Jan 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 2318 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park's Linda Craig to be honored for thinking, and acting, regionally

Linda Craig, a Menlo Park resident, former Portola Valley official, and president of the Bay Area League of Women Voters,...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 16, 2016 at 9:49 am | 4 comments | 2318 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Meeting on document examining San Carlos Airport's effects on neighbors

A meeting to discuss the draft of a document that looks at the current and projected effect of the San Carlos Airport on...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm | 5 comments | 2318 Views

ATHERTON

another OPEN lights thread

Since the last one was mysteriously closed to non-registered users, I'm sure by mistake, let's open another. Thank you,...

Original post made by anonymous on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tim Jordan, on Oct 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm | 10 comments | 2318 Views

MENLO PARK

Were taxpayers subsidizing builders?

Somewhat lost in the hubbub over the Menlo Park City Council's recent decision to increase fees at the Menlo Children's Center...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Grace, on Dec 17, 2008 at 3:35 pm | 5 comments | 2317 Views
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