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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park district surpasses state water-reduction goal

While much of the state faces severe water use reductions, customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District may be largely...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 1029 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park district surpasses state water-reduction goal

While much of the state faces severe water use reductions, customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District may be largely...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Stockett, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 51 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: Menlo Park school district board to vote on O'Connor boundary change

The Menlo Park City School District's governing board will consider a resolution opposing the request from O'Connor Street...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by I didn't know that, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 1016 Views

AROUND TOWN

More Woodside residents are moving underground

Woodside residents seem to be moving underground at an increasing pace. In the past five years, the town has approved 40...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Charlie, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 972 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district official asks Caltrans to cut back herbicide spraying

A Midpeninsula Regional Open Space official has sent a letter to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) asking...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by oakleaf, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 756 Views

MENLO PARK

Cat and mouse game: parking downtown

At a recent City Council meeting, it was disclosed that an estimated 400- 500 employees move their car approx. every TWO...

Original post made by Previous Shopper on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Shopper, 4 hours ago | 12 comments | 785 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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, 4 hours ago | 15 comments | 1676 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, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 90 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, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 1174 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, 6 hours ago | 9 comments | 743 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, 6 hours ago | 17 comments | 3087 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, 7 hours ago | 104 comments | 4158 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, 9 hours ago | 13 comments | 1622 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, 16 hours ago | 28 comments | 10770 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, 17 hours ago | 63 comments | 1264 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 | 2714 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 | 2065 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 | 3817 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 | 1820 Views
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