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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Eighty two heritage trees on chopping block

Menlo Park is contacting anyone who lives near the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club about its request to cut down 82...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Carl Spackler, on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:18 am | 14 comments | 2936 Views

MENLO PARK

No fireworks at fire board candidate forum

The clear winner of the night may have been the World Series, given the sparse crowd attending the forum for the five candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Elliot Margolies, on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:01 am | 6 comments | 1934 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday: Kids, parents invited to Halloween parade

About 300 kids and their parents are expected to participate in a local Halloween parade on Sunday, Oct. 31, says Mara McCain,...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2010
Last comment by Chika, on Oct 24, 2011 at 6:43 am | 3 comments | 2398 Views

MENLO PARK

Campaign signs go missing, and so does cell phone

Who will be elected to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District (MPFPD) Board of Directors is not a question keeping most...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by App Idea, on Oct 23, 2011 at 11:40 pm | 56 comments | 4775 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board endorsements make strange bedfellows

You'd expect unions to get along with pension reform advocates about as well as cats get along with water. But this year's...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 42 comments | 141775 Views

ATHERTON

Trash collection: Another steep round of hikes

Rates that already went up in July will go up again, with the total of the two increases meaning many Atherton residents'...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Dharma, on Oct 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 2022 Views

AROUND TOWN

Oak Knoll School holds book fair

Oak Knoll Elementary School will hold its annual book fair, in partnership with Books Inc., from Sunday, Oct. 23, through...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by michelle , on Oct 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 1373 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sharp rise in sudden oak death disease

The results are in for Woodside and Portola Valley and they are sobering. Biologists are coming to the Portola Valley Community...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 1606 Views

WOODSIDE

Sunday: Celebrating release of Woodside book

The release of the book "Woodside," part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, will be celebrated at Woodside's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Judi Kiel, on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 2660 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council appoints Facebook liaisons

The latest council appointments came wrapped in an agreement to not allow Facebook to pressure subcommittee members during...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 21, 2011 at 8:08 am | 7 comments | 1887 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saturday: Memorial for teacher at La Entrada

A memorial service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, for Jason Picetti, the La Entrada Middle School teacher...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Oct 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments | 2210 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: $52,000 loss in residential burglary

Crime and accident reports from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm | 2 comments | 1632 Views

AROUND TOWN

Service for Michele Daschbach Fast

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, for Michele Daschbach Fast, the youngest daughter of the well-known Daschbach...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 2048 Views

FICTION

Granny saved: SFPUC agrees to tunnel under tree

After months of concern over Granny's fate, the heritage oak tree will survive the construction of a new water pipeline. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by David, on Oct 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm | 3 comments | 4189 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council asked to OK library in park

A citizens committee is asking Atherton's City Council to approve Wednesday a plan to build a new library in Holbrook-Palmer...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by The Committee, on Oct 19, 2011 at 5:24 am | 2 comments | 2398 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spencer and Barnum for fire district board

Of the four qualified candidates for the two open seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board, we believe incumbent...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | 88 comments | 43854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Contractors contribute $75,000 to bond measure campaign for community college district

UPDATE: The campaign for Measure H, a $564 million bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot for the San Mateo County Community College...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Gunther Steinberg, on Oct 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm | 1 comment | 1908 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Frank Moura hands over the baton

After 39 years as the director of the Menlo-Atherton High School Jazz Band and a music teacher, Frank Moura will retire in...

Original post made on May. 17, 2010
Last comment by Mr. B, on Oct 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm | 3 comments | 2627 Views

MENLO PARK

Anyone know why heliopters were circling overhead from 5:30-6pm this evening (Sunday)?

Hi All - Does anyone know why there were helicopters circling overhead this afternoon from 5:30 to 6pm? It was loud and only...

Original post made by Deafened on Oct. 16, 2011
Last comment by I KNOW, on Oct 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 1373 Views

ATHERTON

Occupy Atherton!

Release those imprisoned by the fascist state. Tear down that corrupt power structure at 91 Ashfield as though it were...

Original post made by Janis on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by bob, on Oct 18, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 1991 Views
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