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AROUND TOWN

Jury convicts track coach for pushing boy

After a four-day trial, a San Mateo County jury on Friday, Dec. 11, convicted longtime Menlo-Atherton High School cross-country...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Ridiculous Arguments, on Dec 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm | 41 comments | 4962 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton Council members knowingly break the law

Thanks to Palo Alto resident and watchdog Herb Borock we now know the Mayor of Palo Alto Part Burt, the Mayor of Menlo Park...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm | 41 comments | 3687 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board imposes terms on union employees

The firefighters of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will get $350 more per month for health and welfare benefits,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm | 41 comments | 5461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park kickstarts redesign of Ravenswood train crossing

Thirteen years ago, Menlo Park decided to look at separating the railroad track crossings at Ravenswood, Encinal, Glenwood...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by Thierry, on Mar 20, 2016 at 10:26 am | 41 comments | 6806 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council: more spending cuts needed

Atherton staff must sharpen their pencils and find more spending cuts to avoid reaching into reserves and the parcel tax...

Original post made on May. 22, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:03 am | 41 comments | 6023 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Misuse of social media by 'Athertonians' blog

In connection with the Atherton Library controversy the moderators of the Yahoo blog "Athertonians," which was set up a number...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 6, 2012 at 6:14 am | 41 comments | 3347 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Family of bicyclist files wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a woman fatally struck by a big-rig while riding her bicycle in unincorporated Portola Valley last month has...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 41 comments | 5145 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Andy Cohen reflects on year as mayor

It's been a month since Heyward Robinson took over for Andy Cohen as Menlo Park's mayor, but Mr. Cohen hasn't found himself...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by Gaelstrom, on Jan 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 40 comments | 3901 Views

MENLO PARK

Oregon jury convicts M-A grad in rape case

Gregory Sako, a graduate of Hillview Middle School and Menlo-Atherton High School, was sentenced Tuesday, May 19, in Benton...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by sam, on Nov 11, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 40 comments | 5278 Views

MENLO PARK

City manager working to renegotiate home loan terms

A recent story in a local newspaper about the status of a home loan from the city of Menlo Park to City Manager Glen Rojas...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 4, 2010 at 3:32 pm | 40 comments | 2930 Views

MENLO PARK

Next Menlo Park Mayor? Fergusson continues to campaign

Over in the City's e-mail log, Fergusson has posited again a rant condemning Lee DuBoc: http://ccin.menlopark.org:81/6468.html Behind...

Original post made by who knows? on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by glinda, on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm | 40 comments | 3010 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 4231 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial endorsement: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Observer, on Oct 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 40 comments | 3085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What are Ghysels and the MPCSD Board up to now?

Per the district website, the Board is holding yet another Special Meeting with a Closed Session. The meeting is scheduled...

Original post made by A parent who wants to know... on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by A parent who wants to know..., on Jul 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm | 40 comments | 6769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Yes, Daily Post, there is a 'divident'

An open note to the MPCSD community, I don’t usually post on the Almanac Town Square Forum. In fact, this is the first...

Original post made by Erik Burmeister on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Mark D., on Feb 6, 2017 at 12:25 am | 40 comments | 3151 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Time for action on gun violence

Another gun spree killing. This time a house of worship, last time a movie theater, and before that a shopping mall, a campus,...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 25, 2012 at 8:55 am | 40 comments | 3802 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: 'Hockey grandmother' decries campaign's 'attack dog' mentality

As a proud hockey grandmother, I am furious with the GOP vice presidential nominee's use of the label "hockey mom." Read...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2008
Last comment by mainstream, on Sep 23, 2008 at 1:07 pm | 40 comments | 4595 Views

AROUND TOWN

High-speed rail receives Senate OK

Construction of California's controversial high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles is ready to launch,...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2012
Last comment by GOLLY, on Jul 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm | 40 comments | 3465 Views

AROUND TOWN

New suit claims high-speed-rail officials 'misled' public

Just weeks after California's high-speed rail project withstood a court challenge from a group of Peninsula cities, the agency...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm | 40 comments | 4340 Views

AROUND TOWN

District looks at cost of non-resident employees' kids attending district schools

This year, 67 students in the Menlo Park City School District live outside the district, but have parents who work for the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Stats, on Nov 1, 2016 at 9:36 am | 40 comments | 3719 Views
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