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SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school task force proposes $265 million bond measure

The board of the Sequoia Union High School District meets Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Redwood City to discuss a recommendation...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Mar 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm | 30 comments | 7966 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sharon Heights rallies against housing site

Clearly the key to community engagement in Menlo Park is to suggest building "affordable housing" in Sharon Heights, in a...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 16, 2012 at 6:43 am | 67 comments | 7958 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Appeals Court denies Galligan petition in controller's race

The California Court of Appeals has denied a request by Joe Galligan, a candidate in the June 3 election for county controller,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl, on Apr 2, 2014 at 7:09 am | 9 comments | 7949 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: An open letter from one Sarah to another

(The following is an open letter to the Republican vice presidential hopeful.) Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6827...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2008
Last comment by impressed!, on Nov 19, 2008 at 11:06 am | 98 comments | 7948 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton: 500 guests expected at Super Bowl-related fundraiser Saturday

There's a big party coming to Atherton on Saturday night, but the town is working to make sure the "Big Game Give," an annual...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
Last comment by Concerned, on Feb 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm | 27 comments | 7945 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Iberia restaurant plans to move at year-end

By year-end, it will be off to a new, out-of-town home for Iberia, the popular Spanish restaurant on Alma Street in Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jun 17, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 21 comments | 7932 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside halts work at mansion

The top floors of the three-story mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside are reported to be resting on steel beams...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Why?, on Jul 12, 2014 at 8:56 am | 6 comments | 7923 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: $8 million for gym, with strings

The disclosure last week that an anonymous donor has offered the city of Menlo Park $8 million or more toward building a...

Original post made on May. 2, 2008
Last comment by Truth be told, on May 7, 2008 at 11:52 am | 5 comments | 7914 Views

MENLO PARK

It looks like water rationing is coming for Cal Water customers

The manager of the California Water Service's Bear Gulch District said Tuesday that the district is working on a plan that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sharif, on May 1, 2015 at 7:08 am | 38 comments | 7911 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Red-light runners: Cameras up on El Camino at Glenwood

Another camera system to catch red-light runners has been installed in Menlo Park -- this time at the intersection of El...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2008
Last comment by Pizza Eater, on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:19 pm | 45 comments | 7902 Views

MOVIES

A few minutes with Martin Litton

Here's a softball question for an environmentalist: With climate change largely absent from the national consciousness,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Nicole, on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 7893 Views

MENLO PARK

A swimming success?

Responding to a call on The Almanac's Web site for thoughts on Menlo Park's public pool in Burgess Park, one longtime resident,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm | 18 comments | 7892 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Louise Street compromise possible

The expected showdown over the fate of an approximately 53-by-60-foot tangle of greenery on Louise Street did not come to...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm | 13 comments | 7888 Views

AROUND TOWN

Exempting CEQA review of the High Speed Rail Project

State Senator Steinberg is leading the charge to pass an exemption from CEQA violations for the High Speed Rail project,...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm | 2 comments | 7885 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

This year, Hanukkah is a once in a lifetime event. For the first time since 1888 — and the last time for tens of thousands...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 4 comments | 7880 Views

AROUND TOWN

Private plane lands on I-280, strikes car

That there were no injuries in a Sunday evening incident in which a pilot landed his small plane on I-280 is probably more...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm | 67 comments | 7868 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Nak's Oriental Market fights for its life

After nearly five decades of selling groceries, Nak's Oriental Market in Menlo Park is struggling to stay in business despite...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by John Peery, on Sep 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 18 comments | 7866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Town manager resigns after three years

The Portola Valley Town Council accepted the "involuntary resignation" of Town Manager Nick Pegueros last night (Wednesday,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:11 am | 19 comments | 7856 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park sued over car's collision with train

The aftershocks of a late April afternoon collision continue to ripple through Menlo Park a year later: Two women who had...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Result?, on Jun 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 36 comments | 7854 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton whittles down unfunded liability with portion of surplus funds

Atherton's unfunded liability debt will be $2 million lighter with the City Council's decision to apply that portion of the...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Good move, on Sep 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm | 4 comments | 7841 Views
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