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  1. Ring in 2015: Ten different ways to celebrate the New YearRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Almanac

    Revelers shake their stuff at last year's New Year's Eve party at Cheryl Burke Dance. Courtesy Cheryl Burke Dance For some, the shift from one year to the next is a time for reflection and contemplation.

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  2. Palo Alto: Ming's Restaurant to close Dec. 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | Almanac

    The absolute last serving of Ming's famous Chinese chicken salad will be Dec. 28. That's the day that Ming's Restaurant, Palo Alto's oldest and largest Chinese restaurant, will close its doors to make way for an extended stay hotel and a newer, smaller Chinese restaurant. Located at 1700 Embarcadero Road, the 10,000-square-foot restaurant is finally and firmly scheduled to be demolished after months of delays.

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  3. Helping in the fight against human traffickingRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Almanac

    Showa Sahle recently gave a party at La Migliore, her hair salon at 644 Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park. Clients, neighbors and "friends of friends" enjoyed music, goodies and wine, with proceeds benefiting Lambadina Foundation, founded to fight human trafficking.

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  4. Briefs: Menlo Park: City to hold workshop on M-2 industrial zoneRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Almanac

    Menlo Park will host a community workshop on Thursday, Dec. 18, to find out what residents and other interested parties see as the future of the city's M-2 industrial district, which roughly encompasses parcels wedged between the San Francisco Bay, University Avenue, Marsh Road and U.S. 101. The focus of the workshop will be on creating a list of land-use priorities - office? retail? hotel? - and discussing how tall and how large different types of buildings should be.

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  5. Suffering and suffrage: 'Women and the Great War' on view at Stanford's Hoover InstitutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Almanac

    Eric Wakin, the director of library and archives and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Courtesy of Hoover Institution One hundred years ago this year, World War I began.

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  6. Guest opinion: Searsville Dam should goRead the original story

    Monday Dec 1 | Almanac

    Last night I had the opportunity to check out the important new documentary film "Dam Nation," which has already won honors at first-rank film festivals nationwide. It is a precise retelling of the history of American dam building, which reached a fever pitch in the early 1920s.

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  7. Menlo School's Lacy chases a CIF state title in cross countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | Almanac

    Menlo School senior Lizzie Lacy will be among the Division IV favorites at the CIF State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Fresno. Photo by Ken Wilner.

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  8. Council incumbents speak of bringing city 'back together'Read the original story

    Nov 11, 2014 | Almanac

    Healing the rifts in the community is a common refrain following a divisive election that saw the three council incumbents - Peter Ohtaki, Kirsten Keith and Rich Cline - re-elected. "I heard loud and clear the chief concerns and traffic stands atop the list.

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  9. Stanford doctor in voluntary quarantineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Almanac

    A Stanford physician who recently returned from Liberia has voluntarily gone into quarantine, and the university has announced precautions barring faculty, students and medical professionals who have traveled to areas affected by the Ebola virus from campus for 21 days after they return home. The campus ban, which Provost John Etchemendy and Dr. Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, announced in an Oct. 23 message to the Stanford community, preceded a California Department of Public Health order on Oct. 29 requiring California doctors coming from Ebola-stricken areas to be placed in a 21-day quarantine.

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  10. Menlo council to examine 'public benefits' process in the specific plan areaRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    The Menlo Park City Council has agreed to examine the city's process that allows developers in the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan area to build extra square footage if they provide public benefits. A joint study session with the City Council and the Planning Commission will "discuss refining the public benefit process and the public benefit thresholds," said Mayor Mueller, who had proposed this reevaluation.

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  11. endorsement: Menlo Park City Council raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    The Menlo Park City Council race this year is seen by many as an extension of the vote on Measure M. With three seats open, the candidates are the three incumbents and a trio of challengers. Challenger Kelly Fergusson, a former council member who lost her bid for re-election in 2012, is a strong Measure M supporter, and says she entered the race because of her opposition to certain provisions in the specific plan.

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  12. Menlo Park to study changing public benefits trigger in specific planRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Almanac

    The Menlo Park City Council agreed Tuesday night to Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller's request to have the city schedule a time to study the process in which developers in the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan area are allowed extra square footage if they provide public benefits. A joint study session with the City Council and the Planning Commission will "discuss refining the public benefit process and the public benefit thresholds" within the city's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, Mayor Mueller said.

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  13. Incumbent candidates comment on Greenheart's campaign supportRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Almanac

    Greenheart's quest to defeat Measure M, the specific plan initiative, during the November election has dug deep into the developer's pockets - with about $200,000 earmarked for campaigning. The company has also made nonmonetary donations to the three council incumbents running for re-election, which raised questions about whether there's a conflict of interest in accepting that support when Greenheart's mixed-use project will need the council to sign off on the environmental impact report and public benefit negotiations.

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  14. Mayor asks council to study public benefit thresholdsRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Almanac

    Mayor Ray Mueller said he would ask the rest of the Menlo Park council on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to schedule a study session on the public benefit thresholds of the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan. During a review of three amendments proposed for the specific plan, the Planning Commission on Oct. 6 discussed how large a project should be before the developer is required to negotiate public benefits.

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  15. Free and equalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Almanac

    "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

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  16. Tuesday: Menlo mayor asks council to study public benefit thresholds of specific planRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Almanac

    Mayor Ray Mueller plans to ask the rest of the Menlo Park council on Tuesday to schedule a study session on the public benefit thresholds of the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan. During a review of three amendments proposed for the specific plan, the Planning Commission on Oct. 6 discussed how large a project should be before the developer is required to negotiate public benefits.

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  17. endorsement: No on Measure MRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Almanac

    The controversy over Measure M is dividing neighbors, as reflected in this battle of signs on Middle Avenue. Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box decision ever made regarding the future character of their community.

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  18. Obituary: Service set for Judy GrassRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | Almanac

    A memorial service is set for Saturday, Oct. 11, for Judy Grass, who grew up in Portola Valley and later operated Judy's House day care center out of her Menlo Park home. Ms. Grass died Sept.

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  19. Stanford mixed-use proposal to get environmental impact analysisRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | Almanac

    For such a contentious issue, there's agreement more often than not between Stanford University and the Menlo Park City Council over what needs to happen next regarding the university's proposed mixed-use complex at 500 El Camino Real. During a discussion on Oct. 1 of a neighborhood cut-through traffic study by the consulting firm W-Trans, the council agreed that an environmental impact analysis of the complex was a logical step - a step that Stanford said it supported in a letter to the city.

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  20. Voter Guide: Six seek Menlo Park council seatsRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | Almanac

    Described by more than one candidate as a "battle for the soul of downtown" Menlo Park, this year's election will decide some issues that will shape the city's future for decades, with Measure M, the specific plan initiative, looming the largest. The three incumbents - Rich Cline, Kirsten Keith and Peter Ohtaki - stand opposed with the rest of the council to the initiative.

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