Town Square

Post a New Topic


Sort by:  Most recent topic/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any category label will display all recent posts in that category

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: Achievement gap a focus at board meeting

The achievement gap -- the difference in academic performance between students with socio-economic advantages and students...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:24 am | 2 comments | 2583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook, city to release draft development deal

Facebook and the city of Menlo Park will release this week the terms of a draft development agreement that, when approved,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by Don't understand, on Apr 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 2583 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Corrections in Portola Valley story

In the Sept. 19 issue, the Almanac reported on plans by the town of Portola Valley to purchase a property at 900 Portola...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2012
Last comment by pvresident, on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:28 am | 1 comment | 2583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Julie Falconer wins
"Face of Ascot" competition

Julie Falconer of Portola Valley was about as familiar with world-famous Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England, as Eliza...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Remembering Coach Parks

<I>The following information was published in the Almanac's print edition, with photos by Michelle Le.</I></B> Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by Victor Perez, on Sep 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 2582 Views

AROUND TOWN

County reissues 120 ballots due to boundary-change snafu

The county's failure to officially authorize school boundary changes approved by government agencies and voters over the...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 31, 2013 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 2582 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park councilman chastises colleagues

Councilman Andy Cohen asks, "What is ethical for politicians and consultants in their respective roles?" Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Andy fan, on Aug 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm | 26 comments | 2581 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents: Get employee costs under control

Menlo Park City Council members said they wanted to hear what the public thinks about matters they should consider during...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Don R, on Apr 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 2581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grim school-funding outlook will get grimmer

Grim and grimmer. That's the outlook for California public school funding at least until 2012, state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jun 14, 2009 at 4:11 pm | 1 comment | 2581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Las Lomitas teachers out of line

Teachers at Las Lomitas schools stepped out of character last week in an apparent effort to convince board members to give...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm | 2 comments | 2580 Views

AROUND TOWN

Construction, building interests give $357K to pass community college bond measure

Construction and building interests were in a class by themselves in contributing $357,100 in 2014 to the campaign for Measure...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Sharon, on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:14 pm | 1 comment | 2580 Views

MENLO PARK

Former Almanac advertising director Mardell Ward dies at 84

Mardell R. Ward, who served as advertising director of The Almanac from 1971 to 1989, died March 23 in Palo Alto. She was...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by LYNN HAZARD, on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 2579 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County extends spraying moratorium

San Mateo County will extend a moratorium on spraying herbicides along 315-miles of county-maintained roads until March 13...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2012
Last comment by Carr, on Mar 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 2579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today: Zero-tolerance on cell phone driving law

The California Highway Patrol today will conduct the second zero-tolerance enforcement this month of the state's hands-free...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Kevyn, on Aug 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm | 5 comments | 2579 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local towns look to influence high-speed rail design

As the agency that oversees the high-speed rail project begins to plan how high-speed trains will pass through the Peninsula,...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on May 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 2578 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Condoleezza Rice says immigration reform essential to strong economy

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice led a bipartisan gathering of elite politicians in Menlo Park on Tuesday to...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm | 3 comments | 2578 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flea Street Cafe, a 'sanctuary restaurant'

While debate persists in online forums and emails to the City Council about whether Menlo Park should become a "sanctuary...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by katie m leeds, on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 17 comments | 2578 Views

ATHERTON

Firmly in the black, Atherton ponders the long term in its budget

Atherton's civic budget is looking so good that some long-time council members appear to be having trouble believing it can...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by No more parcel tax, on Jun 9, 2015 at 11:04 pm | 9 comments | 2577 Views

WOODSIDE

Budgets, communication topics at Woodside School forum

A crowd of nearly 50 people stopped by Woodside Elementary School on Oct. 19 to hear from the three candidates for two open...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2011
Last comment by Woodside mom, on Oct 26, 2011 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 2577 Views

MENLO PARK

Open Letter To The City Council re: Downtown Parking Plazas

Honorable Mayor Cohen and Council Members: Could someone tell me why the Downtown Parking Plazas are in such disrepair...

Original post made by Jim Lewis on Sep. 17, 2008
Last comment by Downtown Shopper, on Oct 25, 2008 at 9:13 am | 5 comments | 2576 Views
<< < 339 340 341 342 343 > >>
Page 341 of 621

Food Party! 420
By Laura Stec | 10 comments | 2,359 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,315 views

 

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