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AROUND TOWN

A headmaster's parting lesson for parents

An overemphasis on college preparation is "extinguishing childhood" for too many of today's kids, says Norm Colb, who is...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by smilingparent, on Feb 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 11 comments | 12709 Views

MENLO PARK

Tesla leaves Menlo Park behind this summer

Tesla Motors is preparing to leave Menlo Park in the rear-view mirror. The electric car retailer recently opened a renovated...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 5, 2013 at 6:38 pm | 41 comments | 12699 Views

AROUND TOWN

Libertarians endorse candidates for healthcare districts

The Libertarian Party of San Mateo County endorsed reform candidates for Sequoia Healthcare District and Peninsula Healthcare...

Original post made by Harland Harrison on Sep. 7, 2014
Last comment by libertarian fantasies, on Sep 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 12663 Views

MENLO PARK

District attorney: No charge in crash that hurt 6-year-old twins on Menlo Park sidewalk

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by what de ...., on Jan 26, 2014 at 5:56 pm | 22 comments | 12641 Views

AROUND TOWN

County supervisors ban most roadside herbicide spraying

County residents who have been trying since 2006 to convince San Mateo County supervisors to find non-chemical ways to kill...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Carr, on May 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 12635 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents and Business Owners Take Heed

The Menlo Park El Camino/Downtown Specific Plan continues to move forward. The eventual outcome will shape our town for the...

Original post made by Clark Kepler on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Jun 16, 2009 at 7:18 pm | 15 comments | 12591 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Concern over church use of council chambers

The following letter was addressed to the members of the Menlo Park City Council: Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5558...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2008
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm | 74 comments | 12585 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park council looks at buying license plate readers, surveillance cameras

As the Menlo Park Police Department seeks council approval tonight to purchase three automated license plate readers and...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 23 comments | 12584 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district picks Maurice Ghysels as superintendent

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Interested Party, on May 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm | 104 comments | 12573 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should Sheriff Munks resign, answer questions, or do nothing?

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks and Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos, who had participated in a law enforcement relay run...

Original post made by Richard Hine on May. 1, 2007
Last comment by 5150 hired, on Apr 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm | 22 comments | 12563 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight: Classmates remember Milan Gambhir, 15, of Portola Valley

Former Corte Madera classmates of Milan Gambhir of Portola Valley will gather Friday night at the school for a remembrance...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Gordon Hunt, on May 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 6 comments | 12563 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Woodside: Bella Vista restaurant closes

The neon martini glass sign is dark. The jukebox in the bar is silent. The Bella Vista restaurant, known by generations for...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by M K Gurnee, on May 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm | 17 comments | 12533 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Redevelopment agencies siphon funds from schools (from online archive)

What do all the arguments about Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to take funds from redevelopment agencies, including Las Pulgas in...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by Paul Collacchi, on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:25 am | 7 comments | 12501 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike lanes open in memory of cyclist

Cyclists and officials from San Mateo County, the California Department of Transportation, the California Highway Patrol...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Nov 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm | 4 comments | 12501 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rally opposing Prop 8

Several community leaders in San Mateo County, including Supervisor Rich Gordon, will speak at a rally to oppose Proposition...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Pledge, on Nov 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm | 248 comments | 12493 Views

AROUND TOWN

Top stories of 2013

This was not a year reporters spent idling at their desks, desperate for news to write. On the contrary, 2013 brought a deluge...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Feeling defensive?, on Dec 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 2 comments | 12486 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district chief returns to work after paralyzing fall

About nine months after a catastrophic fall, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman is back on the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:34 am | 33 comments | 12426 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Keith continues to lead council in reimbursement requests

Turns out you can spend more taxpayer money attending local dinners than on a trip to Ireland: For the third time in a row,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:06 am | 36 comments | 12411 Views

MENLO PARK

Man killed in Menlo Park police shooting

A man is dead this afternoon after reportedly being shot by a Menlo Park police officer. The shooting happened on Willow...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 18, 2014 at 8:36 am | 21 comments | 12410 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 | 62 comments | 12390 Views
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