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AROUND TOWN

Jail smuggling defendants appear in court

Seven defendants including three San Mateo County sheriff's employees accused of a conspiracy to smuggle cellphones and drugs...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 12, 2016 at 3:18 pm | 35 comments | 5049 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Trial changes coming to Ravenswood intersection near rail crossing

Drivers will need to find alternate routes to the Civic Center in Menlo Park, when the city launches a 6-month trial of prohibiting...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Reality Check, on May 11, 2015 at 10:17 pm | 35 comments | 6706 Views

ATHERTON

Furth Releases Jerry Carlson Conflict of Interest Report

Wynn Furth issued a report on whether Jerry Carlson violated California Fair Political Practices Commission Regulations as...

Original post made by firefly on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by innocent bystander, on Jul 12, 2010 at 11:46 am | 35 comments | 2647 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton meeting on new library

Community members can learn the latest information about Atherton's plans for a new library at a meeting to be held Thursday,...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 11, 2011 at 6:27 pm | 35 comments | 3054 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Brad Blocker of Portola Valley dies in skiing accident

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday for Brad W. Blocker, 48, of Portola Valley, who died Friday following a skiing...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2008
Last comment by Patrick McDavid, on Jun 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm | 35 comments | 9619 Views

MENLO PARK

Gentry Slams M-A High School

Sloane Citron, one of the head honchos over at Gentry Magazine often writes about his family experiences. In the November...

Original post made by Not Even A Little Surprised on Oct. 26, 2007
Last comment by Joanna, on Nov 8, 2007 at 8:39 am | 34 comments | 7120 Views

MENLO PARK

Pension initiative

A group aiming to place a "pension reform" initiative on the November ballot is in its last week of signature-gathering....

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on May 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm | 34 comments | 3211 Views

MENLO PARK

Just who is behaving badly?

The Almanac and reporter Sandy Brundage have published an article with the provocative title Menlo Park councilman behaving...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by NotaLawyer, on Nov 3, 2010 at 12:31 am | 34 comments | 2624 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council: Ohtaki, Keith, Cline

Incumbent Heyward Robinson and educator Chuck Bernstein reflect on their unsuccessful bids for Menlo Park City Council. The...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 34 comments | 3007 Views

MENLO PARK

New 'sharrows' coming to downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park plans to add shared lane markings -- "sharrows" -- to portions of Menlo Avenue and University Drive in upcoming...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by Observing Bicyclists, on Aug 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm | 34 comments | 3575 Views

MENLO PARK

Why I Oppose Measure M

October 8, 2014 Dear Editor, As a long standing resident of Allied Arts and a Menlo Park business owner, I feel compelled...

Original post made by Rob Gould on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 29, 2014 at 4:59 pm | 34 comments | 4221 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission again recommends bike lanes on El Camino Real

After a lengthy dissection of a 7-0 vote made at a previous meeting to recommend adding bike lanes, but not car lanes, to...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Apr 30, 2015 at 7:54 am | 34 comments | 4163 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police focus on Ravenswood Avenue traffic problems

Menlo Park police have been more visible lately along Ravenswood Avenue, concentrating traffic enforcement efforts there. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by try one-way streets, on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 34 comments | 5101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Why district opposes proposed charter school

The county Board of Education is currently reviewing a petition for a new charter school in the Sequoia Union High School...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2008
Last comment by Josh, on Dec 11, 2008 at 7:10 am | 34 comments | 5113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meg Whitman to help fund Summit Public Schools, other charter schools

Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO and the 2010 Republican nominee for California governor, will help fund 10 new charter high...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2011
Last comment by Do Her Fair Share", on Sep 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm | 34 comments | 4012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: What kind of school district will its new superintendent lead?

I like adventure. And when the Menlo Park City School District board put my potential appointment as the district's next...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm | 34 comments | 3113 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Meg Whitman employed illegal alien

Wow, Whitman lives in Atherton, the Almanac covers Atherton, but doesn't have a thing on he latest news. Anyways, Whitman...

Original post made by John Milton on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by freddy, on Oct 5, 2010 at 9:02 am | 34 comments | 3117 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Is the county for corporations or for citizens?

Three years ago Warren Slocum was elected to represent District Four on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Before...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by neighbor,, on Oct 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm | 34 comments | 2215 Views

AROUND TOWN

Public employee pension reform - what can and should be done?

Numerous Town Forum topic threads have quickly digressed to this issue so let's have that discussion here. I propose: ...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm | 34 comments | 3937 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisor's race: Dave Pine leading, according to election night report

Dave Pine has been elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, according to the final election night report by...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm | 34 comments | 2912 Views
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