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Guest opinion: Water woes - Let's focus on the rest of the iceberg

The Almanac's April 7 editorial, "Increase the pressure on water wasters," only touches the tip of the iceberg. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by L, 12 minutes ago | 15 comments | 1591 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Who owns German Panzer tank?

The battle continues in San Mateo County court over who owns a World War II-era German Panzer IV tank that once belonged...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, 36 minutes ago | 2 comments | 65 Views

FICTION

Guest opinion: Huge income 'gender gap' — a conspiracy or just socioeconomics?

The existence of a gender gap in pay is a longstanding, well-known fact. The news this year is the size and relation to advanced...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Wellllll not exactly, 41 minutes ago | 6 comments | 1119 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commission may reopen El Camino redesign discussion

At the request of commission member John Kadvany, the Menlo Park Planning Commission may decide tonight (April 20) to reopen...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 718 Views

AROUND TOWN

Candidate says he questioned sheriff about Vegas incident

For Greg Munks, the sheriff of San Mateo County and the incumbent in the June 3 election for his third four-year term, one...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Mark De Paula, 2 hours ago | 17 comments | 3077 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks says "I don't think this guy belongs here."

The Guy is Supervisor Candidate Mark DePaula and he asked Sheriff Greg Munks a question. Yesterday at the Beyond Newtown...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Mark De Paula, 2 hours ago | 104 comments | 4142 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside may block construction of 'super basements'

Construction of super-sized basements in Woodside in recent years has been disrupting land formations, drainage and ground...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Status Quo, 4 hours ago | 13 comments | 1619 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by bogus Bogut Villa, 11 hours ago | 28 comments | 10761 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Should we encourage more bicyclists to ride on El Camino Real?

Imagine you're driving south on El Camino and about to turn right onto Santa Cruz Avenue, and during the approach you share...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by FlaviaF, 13 hours ago | 63 comments | 1198 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Cyndi , on Apr 20, 2015 at 10:54 am | 57 comments | 9024 Views

MENLO PARK

Menalto Cleaners owner pleads not guilty to 40 felony counts

Edwin Gary Smith, the owner of Menalto Cleaners, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 28, to 40 felony counts stemming from...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Elwood, on Apr 20, 2015 at 10:52 am | 4 comments | 2712 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton park burglary suspect arrested after police chase

Following a police chase, a man was arrested in Newark on Thursday in connection with a series of recent auto burglaries...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Diversity, on Apr 19, 2015 at 9:37 pm | 7 comments | 2049 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Jetman, on Apr 19, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 43 comments | 3806 Views

AROUND TOWN

Retreat center sues county over plan to reorganize as drug, alcohol rehab facility

The owners of the Stillpath Retreat Center at 16350 Skyline Blvd. in the unincorporated woods above Woodside are suing San...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Wilbur, on Apr 19, 2015 at 11:08 am | 7 comments | 1817 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Removing Searsville Dam would be 'beyond insane'

With regard to the Searsville Dam, it is beyond insane in a time of extreme drought to even consider demolishing it. We need...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 122 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Daytime auto burglar strikes again in park

Once again, an auto burglar has struck during the day in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/04/15/daytime-burglar-strik...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 8:06 am | 7 comments | 1418 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission likes option to add bicycle lanes along El Camino Real

Given a choice of three options or leaving El Camino Real alone, the Menlo Park Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 7:32 am | 5 comments | 176 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton OKs pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino

Atherton has given the go-ahead for work on a pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue, where...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 18, 2015 at 11:38 am | 4 comments | 1004 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opposes transfer of homes to Menlo Park district

Despite a last-minute tearful plea from one of the residents asking to move their homes from the Ravenswood to Menlo Park...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Unity, on Apr 18, 2015 at 10:51 am | 7 comments | 1624 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Spanks Obama

For months, Obama has been threatening to veto bi-partisan legislation that would assert the legislative branch's constitutional...

Original post made by Washington Merry Go Round on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 17, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 8 comments | 134 Views
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Spring food and drink goings on
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,881 views

The Drought: Shared Inconvenience, Shared Responsibility, Shared Solutions
By Steve Levy | 13 comments | 1,134 views

China, Interrupted
By Laura Stec | 11 comments | 902 views

Are you taking a Gap Year?
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 571 views

Follow-up to a Love Script
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 215 views