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MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Bigger isn't always better: Menlo Park's zoning wars

The polarization in Menlo Park is not between pro-development and anti-development contingents, but between those who support...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Frank, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 65 comments | 3678 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown Parking - More Needs To Be Done

Nearly daily, one hears about what OTHER cities are doing about parking. For instance, in today's paper an article appeared...

Original post made by Christmas Shopper on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Downtown Shopper, on Jan 22, 2015 at 11:46 am | 65 comments | 3877 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Greenheart project complies with the rules; let's get on with it

As I read the guest opinion in the May 4 Almanac criticizing the proposed Greenheart project on El Camino Real, I felt like...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Joy, on May 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm | 65 comments | 4536 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Hillview student says loss of trees, more traffic at Oak Knoll School would damage community

I was horrified to hear of the impending Oak Knoll plan and the implications that it would create. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2008
Last comment by Apostrophe Posse, on May 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm | 65 comments | 5361 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bicycle Chaos

Yesterday, at about 10:30 AM, at the intersection of Sand Hill Road and Portola Road, while I was waiting to turn left onto...

Original post made by Local Driver on Jan. 9, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm | 65 comments | 5324 Views

MOVIES

Public records requests lead to confrontation in Atherton Town Hall

Two aggrieved residents and one former employee who successfully sued the town for wrongful termination converged on Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Kimberly Sweidy, on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 65 comments | 18519 Views

ATHERTON

The Power of Unions

As a long-time observer of these forums, I read with interest about the retirement of Mike Wassman after the Almanac wrote...

Original post made by Joe D. on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:20 am | 65 comments | 4567 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Menlo police officers, sergeants agree to renegotiate contracts

Menlo Park police officers and sergeants have agreed to scale back or defer scheduled pay raises, City Manager Glen Rojas...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jun 15, 2009 at 9:34 pm | 64 comments | 4097 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Local pension reform: misguided, mean-spirited

The so-called Menlo Park "pension reform" advanced by former City Council members Lee Duboc and Mickie Winkler is completely...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 64 comments | 13520 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City School District ponders how cuts could affect looming deficit

After first recapping a bleak financial outlook predicting a $5.3 million operating deficit within five years, the Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Publius, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:13 am | 64 comments | 7144 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Another fire at Sims metal recycling

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a metal recycling facility in Redwood City this morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Roger R., on Feb 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm | 64 comments | 19824 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley driver charged with felony DUI

Carter Madsen Boyce, 19, of Portola Valley has been charged with felony drunken driving in a July 30 incident in which he...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2011
Last comment by albo, on Aug 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm | 64 comments | 6031 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Supervisors' rushed appointment of sheriff a bad decision

"The public was completely removed from this process," Supervisor Dave Pine says, referring to the rushed and unexpected...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 8, 2016 at 7:05 am | 64 comments | 5220 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Jason, on Nov 28, 2016 at 2:30 am | 64 comments | 13162 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Former President Clinton gives Governor Romney Glowing Praise

Last Thursday on CNN Bill Clinton praised Mitt Romney while he was the CEO of Bain Capital. Former President Clinton said...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Romney Rubio 2016, on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 64 comments | 6273 Views

MENLO PARK

Bad Judgment by Outgoing Mayor

I was invited to attend a reception in the city council chambers this evening to welcome in the new Mayor Rich Cline. I...

Original post made by Council Watcher on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by not betting, but..., on Dec 8, 2009 at 11:06 pm | 63 comments | 4251 Views

MENLO PARK

BevMo scores permit for Menlo Park store

Second time's the charm: Beverages & More (BevMo) scored a use permit from a divided Planning Commission to open an 8,900-square-foot...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm | 63 comments | 4540 Views

MENLO PARK

Heritage tree falls in Menlo where plenty hear it

Money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently it does grow if you chop the tree down. After an hour and a half of late-night...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Feb 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm | 63 comments | 5385 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Battle heats up over Stanford's proposed mixed-use project on El Camino

Even as Stanford confirms that it has agreed to make changes to its proposed eight-acre complex on El Camino Real, according...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 63 comments | 151177 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook enters partnership to build 394 apartments in Menlo Park

One question that quickly arose when Facebook decided to relocate to and then expand in Menlo Park was, "What about employee...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm | 63 comments | 12606 Views
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