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MENLO PARK

Menlowe Ballet debuts

Even as the economy continues to ail, Bay Area residents who value the art of dance have reason to feel significantly richer...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by Maggie Heilman, on Nov 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 1908 Views

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Menlo Park residents question country club well

Menlo Park residents giving the city feedback on an irrigation well requested by the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Nov 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm | 4 comments | 1806 Views

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The right to remain silent

Quiz time: You get a "traffic violation notice" from the Menlo Park police department in the mail saying you must identify...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by RogerJ, on Nov 10, 2011 at 7:09 am | 10 comments | 4346 Views

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Boesch won't pursue Menlo Park city manager job

San Mateo County manager Dave Boesch resigns with severance package, no definitive plans for what comes next. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm | 4 comments | 1548 Views

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Updated: Menlo fire board gains two newcomers

As of 1 a.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 9), a razor-thin margin separated the two top vote-getters in the election for two open seats...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Let's move forward, on Nov 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm | 43 comments | 3312 Views

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Menlo Park residents question city's plan to drill well

Menlo Park residents invited to give the city feedback on their preferred spot for an irrigation well requested by the Sharon...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Nov 10, 2011 at 6:32 am | 2 comments | 1754 Views

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Menlo Park business development manager leaving

Menlo Park has announced that the city's business development manager, Dave Johnson, will leave his post on Dec. 2. Mr....

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by looking on, on Nov 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm | 19 comments | 2688 Views

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Woodside house fire extinguished

Firefighters have extinguished a structure fire at around 3:50 p.m. that appears to have burned part of a garage in a large...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 18, 2011 at 9:04 am | 36 comments | 2697 Views

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Menlo Park weighs new contract for city employees

Judging by the flood of emails protesting the amount of time off in the proposed two-year contract for the 35 city employees...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Sir Topham Hatt, on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:43 am | 12 comments | 1791 Views

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Menlo Park approves new union contract

Despite a flood of emails protesting a time off policy that gives some city employees a minimum seven weeks off a year, no...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Nov 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 40 comments | 4225 Views

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Drive-by shooting wounds two in Menlo Park

Gunfire shattered a quiet Sunday morning in Menlo Park along Sevier Avenue around 10 a.m. on Nov. 13. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Rick Greenberg, on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1860 Views

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Thief grabs $17,600 in jewelry

A thief stole an antique gold pocket watch along with other jewelry from a Menlo Park home on Tuesday. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 18, 2011 at 10:47 am | 8 comments | 2103 Views

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Menlo Park author's work in anthology benefiting refugees

Jeanne DuPrau of Menlo Park is one of 18 well-known authors whose work appears in "What You Wish For," a new collection of...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Lorraine K, on Nov 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm | 1 comment | 1849 Views

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Group of men jump bicyclist in Menlo Park

Five men streamed out of a Mercedes Benz around 10 a.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 16) to jump a 23-year-old man riding a Huffy mountain...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Redfield Flash, on Nov 21, 2011 at 7:51 am | 4 comments | 1798 Views

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Does Menlo Park really need Flood Park?

Despite a staff report questioning whether Menlo Park truly needs more open space, the Parks and Recreation Commission voted...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jason Primuth, on Nov 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 35 comments | 2978 Views

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Letter: Excited by prospect of six-lane El Camino Real

I read with pleasure that the city of Menlo Park is still considering the six-lane El Camino corridor. The bottleneck caused...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by against 6 lanes, on Nov 25, 2011 at 10:53 am | 7 comments | 2133 Views

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Ideas for greenhouse gas reduction?

Menlo Park has posted a survey online to solicit ideas on what the criteria should be for adopting a greenhouse gas reduction...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by height isn't the problem, on Nov 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm | 5 comments | 1731 Views

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Those were the days

Several boarding houses served Menlo Park when the city was incorporated on March 23, 1874, after residents complained about...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by Ranch Gal, on Nov 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm | 2 comments | 1742 Views

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Daughter alleges misconduct in father's arrest

The daughter of Menlo Park resident William Burnett, an assistant professor at Stanford University, is alleging police misconduct...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by believer in science, on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm | 39 comments | 3248 Views

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New art gallery opens in downtown Menlo

The new Erricson-Himmelberger art gallery at 855 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park has reclaimed the former site of,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Dec 2, 2011 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 3375 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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