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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Burnetts won't face charges for underage drinking

Two parents won't be prosecuted for alleged underage drinking at a party held in their Menlo Park home on Nov. 25, the San...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm | 33 comments | 6819 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks says "I don't think this guy belongs here."

The Guy is Supervisor Candidate Mark DePaula and he asked Sheriff Greg Munks a question. Yesterday at the Beyond Newtown...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Apr 21, 2015 at 9:15 am | 104 comments | 6811 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council will review Stanford plan April 16

Stanford University said it will have the latest revision of its proposed eight-acre mixed-used complex ready next week --...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm | 74 comments | 6810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is the MPCSD Board Holding a Meeting at a Private Home?

I was looking for the agenda for the MPCSD special school board meeting regarding O’Connor School that is scheduled for...

Original post made by A parent who wants to know, \\\\"What are they thinking?\\\\" on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 63 comments | 6808 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Community examines rail-crossing hazards

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Mar 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm | 33 comments | 6804 Views

MENLO PARK

School board examines law governing charter schools

An attorney led a study session Monday night for the board of the Menlo Park City School District about the details of charter...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 8, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 6803 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park to spend $518,500 to buy back home

Two members of the Menlo Park City Council urged the city to explore criminal charges against a couple who bought a home...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by vintage oaks BMR owner, on Aug 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm | 53 comments | 6802 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Fire destroys house in Portola Valley

A two-alarm fire completely destroyed a home at 35 Valencia Court in Portola Valley on Friday evening, Sept. 23, Chief Dan...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by Ola Kudu, on Sep 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm | 5 comments | 6796 Views

MENLO PARK

Haunted House

A Haunted House!!! Get ready for a scare of a good time. Trinity Episcopal Church on 330 Ravenswood is having a haunted...

Original post made by Alex Hardt on Oct. 20, 2006
There are no comments yet. 6791 Views

AROUND TOWN

State law will require fire sprinklers in homes

After trying for several years to persuade the city of Menlo Park to adopt an ordinance requiring fire sprinklers in new...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Resident X, on Feb 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | 17 comments | 6790 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ed Davis, former Portola Valley councilman and mayor, dies

A memorial service for former Portola Valley mayor Ed Davis is tentatively set for Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Community Hall...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Tricia Young, on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 6788 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coroner releases name of man killed by train in Atherton

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a train at the Atherton...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 6787 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Healthcare Districts getting politically active

Sequoia Healthcare District, on whose Board I have served since 2002, is a dues paying member ($20,000/year) of the Association...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 16, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 8 comments | 6783 Views

AROUND TOWN

Marion Softky covered community for 40 years

Marion Softky, who wrote thousands of articles for the Almanac over more than 40 years, died at The Sequoias in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2011
Last comment by Maryann Harvey, on Feb 24, 2013 at 9:45 am | 9 comments | 6777 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

The library will host the Final Friday Flick for September, on Friday September 25 at 7 PM. The film will be "Bolt." Rated...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Sep. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 6777 Views

AROUND TOWN

More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park

A pilot program that tested an expanded outdoor dining area at Left Bank went so well that the Menlo Park City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Feb 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 44 comments | 6769 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside attorney Theodore Zayner named Superior Court judge

Woodside resident and trial attorney Theodore C. Zayner has been appointed as a judge on the Superior Court of Santa Clara...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by Miriam Palm, on Jun 3, 2017 at 2:25 am | 3 comments | 6769 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Troubled by two serious bike accidents

Last week's Almanac contained two more tragic stories of cyclist deaths due to apparently careless car driving. Beyond the...

Original post made by Tim Rochte on Jun. 11, 2007
Last comment by walker, on Jul 2, 2007 at 8:44 pm | 31 comments | 6765 Views

FICTION

Con man Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Glen Turner, on Jan 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 2 comments | 6765 Views

FICTION

Letter: Gateway should watch out for rising tides

If the Menlo Gateway project is built, it will be submerged under water when global warming causes sea and Bay levels to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by Mack Truck, on Jan 17, 2017 at 3:16 pm | 14 comments | 6764 Views
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