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Guest opinion: How to make Menlo Park truly bike-friendly soon
Most Menlo Park residents recognize the recreational, health and environmental benefits of bike riding, and our city has... Last comment 1 minute ago | 92 comments

Former Portola Valley town manager has interim job with Menlo Park
Nick Pegueros, whose "involuntary resignation" as the Portola Valley Town Manager was announced Aug. 12, has been named the... Last comment 39 minutes ago | 22 comments

Menlo Park puts 'pop-up park' downtown on Chestnut
Menlo Park's latest public park will be around for only six weeks, but during that time the "pop-up park" on Chestnut Street... Last comment 12 hours ago | 13 comments

Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collision
A 65-year-old Portola Valley woman on a bicycle traveling east on Alpine Road was injured in a collision with a westbound... Last comment 14 minutes ago | 14 comments

 
 
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"Hillview Fights Cancer!"
Hillview Middle Schoolers make pledges at a Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society. Funds support research for cancer prevention, treatment, and cures. The students have raised over $24,000! Submitted by Ashley Carlisle on May 16, 2015

 
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Atherton gives Menlo School go-ahead on expansion plans
After neighbors objected to an earlier version of its expansion plans, Menlo School on Wednesday gained unanimous approval of the Atherton Planning Commission for revised plans, including a height variance. Thursday, 11:38 AM

Cardinal Levada, a Menlo Park resident, charged with DUI in Hawaii
A resident of St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menlo Park, Cardinal William Joseph Levada, has been charged with drunken driving after being stopped on Aug. 20 by a police officer on a street in Kailua-Kona in Hawaii. Thursday, 11:51 AM

Back to school: Portola Valley students get new 'Maker Spaces'
It may be hard to convince the students at Ormondale and Corte Madera schools in Portola Valley that what they will be doing in the two new "Maker Spaces" at their schools is actually work.
Thursday, 9:10 AM

New principal, construction at M-A High
As fall classes resume at Menlo-Atherton High School, a new principal is at the helm: Simone Rick-Kennel. And ground has been broken for a new G wing in the form of a two-story classroom building. Thursday, 7:59 AM | 2 comments

Police calls: Attempted arson suspected at Woodside Elementary School
Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park Thursday, 7:43 AM

Back to School: Las Lomitas prepares for growth
The Las Lomitas School District, home to La Entrada (grades 4-8) and Las Lomitas (kindergarten to grade 3), has been busy over the summer planning for the expansion of its two school campuses.
Thursday, 9:15 AM

Fire on roof of Woodside Bakery extinguished by alert nearby employees
Quick action on the part of employees at the Woodside Tennis Shop and the office of Dave Tanner's home design and remodeling business put out a small roof fire at the Woodside Bakery shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. Tuesday, 2:01 PM | 3 comments

Former Portola Valley town manager has interim job with Menlo Park
Nick Pegueros, whose "involuntary resignation" as the Portola Valley Town Manager was announced Aug. 12, has been named the interim administrative services director in Menlo Park, City Manager Alex McIntyre announced on Aug. 25. Wednesday, 11:53 AM | 22 comments

Fire district board approves four-year contract with firefighters
The long running dispute between firefighters and the management of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is officially over, but the discussion by members of the governing board is not. Wednesday, 11:46 AM

Menlo Park: Pilot program to make city parks herbicide-free OK'd by council
The Menlo Park City Council unanimously adopted revisions to the city's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy last night, including implementing a pilot program at four city parks to eliminate all herbicide use. Wednesday, 11:16 AM | 2 comments

First day of school photos at Las Lomitas School
Classes began this week and last at most of our local schools. Almanac photographer Michelle Le visited Las Lomitas Elementary, a kindergarten through third-grade school in Atherton, on Aug. 20 and captured these opening day scenes. Wednesday, 8:42 AM

Tonight: Atherton weighs Menlo School expansion plans
Whether the town should give Menlo School a height variance for a third-floor addition at the rear of the school's most historic building will be considered by the Atherton Planning Commission when it meets Wednesday night. Wednesday, 9:07 AM | 2 comments

Bobcat visits a Portola Valley home
It was about 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, when Ron Johnson of the Alpine Hills neighborhood, in his hand a single-lens reflex camera with zoom lens, caught an image of this bobcat alongside his house. Monday, 6:35 PM | 2 comments

Eastbound Marsh Road to be closed today until 3 p.m. for fence repair
The eastbound lane of Marsh Road in Atherton will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 to repair the fence between the road and the drainage channel. The fence was damaged when a car crashed through it on Tuesday. Tuesday, 4:55 PM | 3 comments

Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collision
A 65-year-old Portola Valley woman on a bicycle traveling east on Alpine Road was injured in a collision with a westbound car turning left at Indian Crossing at about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. Tuesday, 10:41 AM | 14 comments

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Menlo Park puts 'pop-up park' downtown on Chestnut

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

San Mateo County has lowest unemployment rate in state

Doctor charged with sexually assaulting patient pleads not guilty

San Mateo County corrections officer accused of selling drugs in jail

Correction in statistics on average water use in July

Feature story: Burgers and brews among friends at the Dutch Goose

Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Knoerle is moving, but not retiring

Psychologist writes of dealing with Alzheimer's in family

Fashion: Woodside inspires local designer's new collection of handbags

 

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