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MENLO PARK

Vote for your favorite restaurants, shops and services

Almanac readers are a discerning lot, and that's why we turn to their expertise every summer as we search for their favorites...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments | 1724 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park July 4th Ragtime Blast to Benefit SF's U.S.O.

Monday, July 4 from 3 to 4:30 P.M. Menlo Park’s ragtime historian/pianist Nan Bostick presents another toe-tapping All-American...

Original post made by Nan Bostick on Jun. 18, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2622 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New voter districts drawn by citizens' commission

The first draft of new voting-district maps that will change legislative boundaries were released by the California Citizens...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2011
Last comment by Jennifer Waggoner, on Jun 18, 2011 at 7:16 am | 1 comment | 2313 Views

AROUND TOWN

Andersons give major art collection to Stanford

A veritable arts district is burgeoning at Stanford University, with a new building slated to be built to house a major donation...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 18, 2011 at 1:06 am | 7 comments | 1802 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bicyclist dies after accident on Woodside Road

Richard Kadet, 67, of Redwood City died June 9 from injuries suffered in a May 29 bicycle accident on Woodside Road near...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | 37 comments | 6050 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Budget reflecting layoffs approved, but outsourcing plan still not firm

An "interim bridge budget" that reflects the layoff of 13 town staff members was passed by Atherton's City Council last night...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by The law won, on Jun 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm | 5 comments | 1818 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shooter in gang-related incident gets 110 years

A long term behind bars is in store for Manuel Enraine Moreno, an East Palo Alto man convicted by a jury of premeditated...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by miguel, on Jun 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 1546 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park chops tree removal request in half

Dueling arborist reports suggest the reason for partially denying the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club's request has...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by W Patterson, on Jun 17, 2011 at 7:30 am | 4 comments | 1682 Views

MENLO PARK

Rojas temporary contract approved

It's official: City Manager Glen Rojas will retire on July 15, then return to serve on a temporary contract until December...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by Thomas, on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm | 9 comments | 1874 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent Ken Ranella to retire in June

Ken Ranella, superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, will retire effective June 30, he announced in an e-mail...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by And also ps, on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 31 comments | 5694 Views

FICTION

Willows traffic plan hits dead stop in Menlo Park

The rhetoric was bloodthirsty, for a Menlo Park City Council meeting: One after another public speaker urged the council...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm | 15 comments | 5461 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Truck driver collides with bicyclist

A drunken truck driver and a drunken bicyclist collided on Saturday night on El Camino Real near Redwood City, leaving...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm | 12 comments | 2239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today: Menlo Park Chamber mixer

Marsh Manor Shopping Center plays host to the next Chamber of Commerce mixer on Wednesday, June 15. Located at the corner...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm | 3 comments | 1455 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission scrutinizes Menlo Park downtown plan

Is there actually less traffic in Menlo Park now than a decade ago? When the city released the draft environmental impact...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Odd, on Jun 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 1707 Views

AROUND TOWN

District Attorney fails to enforce the law

Dear Mr. Serrato, I am amazed that the District Attorney delegates so much of its legal analysis to the County Counsel...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Atherton Resident, on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 13 comments | 2466 Views

MENLO PARK

Saving centuries-old oak tree carries steep price

A tunnel might be the key to saving "Granny," the 65-foot-tall heritage oak tree standing in the way of a new Hetch Hetchy...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1838 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Supervisors knew suit on elections was coming

The class action suit against San Mateo County and its "at large" voting system for electing members of the Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 15, 2011 at 6:59 am | 4 comments | 1909 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Conflict today on Willows traffic, but not in 2008

Now you see her. Now you don't. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=11308 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by looking on, on Jun 15, 2011 at 3:50 am | 3 comments | 1563 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week ending 6/12/11

Hardcover Fiction 1 State of Wonder - Ann Patchett 2 Go the Fuck to Sleep - Adam Mansbach 3 Paris Wife - Paula McLain 4 Swim...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Jun. 14, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1532 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Police commander raises in Menlo Park

Right on the heels of the police sergeants union agreeing to a two-year pay freeze, the two police commanders of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2011
Last comment by Where's my raise?, on Jun 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm | 12 comments | 2071 Views
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