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FICTION

More than 5,000 marijuana plants eradicated

About $1.5 million of marijuana was eradicated from five grow sites found in isolated spots in San Mateo County through...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 9, 2011 at 10:04 am | 8 comments | 4737 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Today: Another 'Spare the Air' day

Yule logs may have to go unburned this holiday weekend if cold, still weather conditions persist across the Bay Area. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm | 3 comments | 4736 Views

AROUND TOWN

Happy Holidays: A hellish downtown vignette

Walking across the El Camino at Santa Cruz Avenue after buying a book at Kepler's this morning, I spied a huge, foul cloud...

Original post made by Still Coughing on Dec. 7, 2006
Last comment by Calm Down Downtown, on Dec 13, 2006 at 12:36 pm | 9 comments | 4735 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Open Space Trust names board chair

<b>This is a Jan. 17, 2006, press release from the Peninsula Open Space Trust:</b> (Menlo Park, Calif.) – Karie Thomson...

Original post made by Open space guy on Jan. 17, 2007
There are no comments yet. 4735 Views

AROUND TOWN

MP uses photos to catch red-light runners

Red-light runners beware: Menlo Park will start a trial run of its new red-light photo enforcement system on Tuesday, May...

Original post made on May. 6, 2008
Last comment by HeyMrAlmanac, on May 16, 2008 at 2:35 pm | 41 comments | 4734 Views

AROUND TOWN

Investigation done in bus vs. railroad crossing gate probe

A SamTrans bus entered a railroad crossing as lights were flashing, but before the gate lowered, according to an internal...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by gina, on Nov 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 4733 Views

WOODSIDE

Council to take another whack at a tree ordinance

The Woodside Town Council is once again set to consider putting a tree-protection ordinance on the books, this time at the...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Nov. 8, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4733 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo shares details of health care proposal

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, talked about the need for health care reform, the status of the current proposals and...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Get your head out of the sand, on Sep 1, 2009 at 7:54 pm | 42 comments | 4731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Encinal turf

I'm surprised that this topic hasn't been raised already on this board (but then, this isn't Palo Alto, whose Town Square...

Original post made by Disappointed on Apr. 4, 2007
Last comment by II, on Apr 9, 2007 at 8:06 am | 23 comments | 4730 Views

MENLO PARK

Traffic Light Needed at University Dr and Menlo Ave.

It happened again! About 5:15 PM on November 13, I saw a pedestrian hit by a car as she attempted to cross the street at...

Original post made by Amy Klein on Nov. 16, 2006
Last comment by Roxanne Rorapaugh, on Dec 10, 2006 at 5:59 pm | 5 comments | 4729 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Outcry over train whistle: Caltrain will reduce volume

Following an outcry from people who live near the tracks, Caltrain plans to reduce the volume of its locomotives' horns back...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 3, 2013 at 9:31 am | 18 comments | 4729 Views

ATHERTON

Smoke signal or smoke screen?

The following letter by Melinda Tevis was published in the Almanac's Feb. 14 print edition: Editor: Will Atherton turn...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Feb. 14, 2007
There are no comments yet. 4729 Views

MENLO PARK

Mayor wants to go her own way on Cool Cities

Tonight Mayor Fergusson made it clear that Menlo Park's environmental strategy was not something that is open for public...

Original post made by Serious about Global Warming on Feb. 14, 2007
Last comment by Elizabeth Lasensky, on Feb 19, 2007 at 1:58 pm | 16 comments | 4727 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judges: Budget cuts could close courtrooms

San Mateo County Superior Court judges announced a plan Tuesday to close up to six courtrooms if the state does not reverse...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Sep 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 4727 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88

Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:54 am | 1 comment | 4727 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Fired finance director seeks to block investigation report

The murky details surrounding the unceremonious firing of Atherton Finance Director John Johns on Oct. 29 might be revealed...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2007
Last comment by OutsideObserverLOL, on Dec 12, 2007 at 4:02 pm | 20 comments | 4727 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

State legislation would require restaurants to post calorie content of meals in plain view

<I>This press release was submitted by State Sen. Carole Migden:</I> SACRAMENTO—New legislation introduced by State...

Original post made by Checkout on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by Eatin Good in the Neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2007 at 12:12 pm | 4 comments | 4723 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What restaurant would you like us to review?

What local restaurant would you like The Almanac to review? Or, write a review of your own in the Comment box below. For...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 13, 2008
Last comment by Peace and Quiet, on Jan 13, 2008 at 6:35 pm | 1 comment | 4723 Views

SPORTS

Pop Warner Vikings in Peninsula championships

Two Menlo-Atherton Vikings teams face their Redwood City Junior 49ers counterparts Sunday, Nov. 13, at Andrew Hill High in...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Blake Stenstrom, on May 28, 2014 at 9:08 pm | 6 comments | 4722 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters will see parcel tax measure in Menlo Park school district

A ballot measure asking Menlo Park City School District voters to approve a $360 annual parcel tax that would expire after...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Jan 28, 2017 at 9:35 am | 22 comments | 4721 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.

VOTE HERE