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Menlo Park: Tokyo Subway to close Wednesday
Tokyo Subway, a three decades-long Japanese staple in downtown Menlo Park, is closing Wednesday, Dec. 24. Read the full... Last comment 18 minutes ago | 4 comments

Atherton couple celebrate 70th anniversary
On Dec. 22, 1944, a young man named Joe Cotton asked Rema Nelson to marry him. Recently returned to the states from being... Last comment on Dec 21, 2014 at 7:54 am | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Security camera helps capture alleged package thief
A few days after a security camera captured the theft of a package from the doorstep of a home in the Willows neighborhood,... Last comment 6 hours ago | 14 comments

Guest opinion: Complex Searsville Dam issue being addressed
I read with interest the Viewpoint piece by Dr. Walter Bortz in the Nov. 26 issue of the Almanac ("Searsville Dam should... Last comment 22 hours ago | 3 comments

 
 
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"Diaper Derby"
Addison Servatius, 8 months old, left, and Tyler Witlin, 9 months old, compete in the diaper derby, held during the Menlo Park downtown block party on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.) Submitted by Michelle Le on Jun 23, 2013

 
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Menlo Park officers involved in fatal shooting back at work before review complete
Although the district attorney's review of the Nov. 11 fatal shooting of a burglary suspect is not yet complete, Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen said he felt comfortable allowing the police officers involved in the incident to return to work. Monday, 11:57 AM

Atherton police seek man who followed 13-year-old girl
A 13-year-old girl out jogging in Atherton was followed by a white man in a dark gray Toyota Prius for about 40 minutes on Monday, Dec. 22, Atherton police reported. Monday, 12:23 PM

Menlo Park: Tokyo Subway to close Wednesday
Tokyo Subway, a three decades-long Japanese staple in downtown Menlo Park, is closing Wednesday, Dec. 24. Monday, 11:24 AM | 4 comments

Portola Valley: Chimney fire knocked down in 20 minutes
Firefighters called to a home at 5 Cherokee Court in Portola Valley on Sunday (Dec. 21) arrived at about 1:53 p.m. to see flames on the roof in the vicinity of the chimney. Monday, 11:46 AM

Menlo Park: No overnight parking enforcement through Jan. 4
Guests driving in from out of town to celebrate the holidays? They now have a place to park overnight without fear of tickets, at least temporarily. Monday, 9:27 AM | 1 comments

Holiday Fund: Holidays are hard when you're hungry
The holidays are a time when family and friends get together to enjoy good food and celebrate. But for those struggling to make ends meet, the holidays can be a stark reminder of what they don't have: food. Sunday, 8:21 PM

County declares state of emergency after storms
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to declare a state of emergency after recent rain and windstorms caused an estimated $3.4 million in damage.
Sunday, 8:17 PM

Shelter extended for residents displaced by flooding
Redwood City officials will continue to keep shelters open with limited hours Monday and Tuesday to help residents displaced by flooding, city officials said. Monday, 9:23 AM

Atherton couple celebrate 70th anniversary
On Dec. 22, 1944, a young man named Joe Cotton asked Rema Nelson to marry him. Recently returned to the states from being shot down over Greece in World War II, and spending three harrowing months evading the Nazis, Mr. Cotton was ready for a challenge of a more domestic sort. Sunday, 8:17 PM | 2 comments

Portola Valley: Holiday hours for farmers' market
For Christmas week in Portola Valley, the farmers market in front of the Historic Schoolhouse will be held one day early -- on Wednesday, Dec. 24 -- during regular winter hours from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, 9:26 AM

Surf Air adding flights in and out of Oakland airport
Surf Air, the small commuter airline that has engendered noise complaints from Peninsula residents since it started flying into the San Carlos Airport in June 2013, has announced it has added flights to and from Oakland International Airport beginning on Dec. 15. Sunday, 8:25 PM

Menlo Park: Security camera helps capture alleged package thief
A few days after a security camera captured the theft of a package from the doorstep of a home in the Willows neighborhood, Menlo Park police arrested a suspect. Friday, 9:53 AM | 14 comments

Middlefield Road, Fair Oaks Lane in Atherton reopen
Middlefield Road between Oak Grove Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue, and Fair Oaks Lane have reopened, Atherton police reported. Friday, 6:26 PM | 4 comments

Woodside: Toys for Tots campaign ends Wednesday
A Toys for Tots campaign by the Woodside Fire Protection District ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24. Sunday, 8:19 PM

For the children
In keeping with a holiday tradition, the seventh-grade students at St. Raymond School in Menlo Park collected new books for the children at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital to open on Christmas morning. Saturday, 9:49 AM

Police calls: Thefts from home construction site in Portola Valley
Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Friday, 8:07 AM

'Cali' girl needs good home!
Parker is a medium-sized, spayed Californian bunny available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane Society's Center for Compassion in Burlingame. Thursday, 3:05 PM

School board gets update on Spanish immersion, world languages

Atherton's new mayor lays out his vision

Woodside, Portola Valley elect new mayors

Atherton councilman Bill Widmer is new city manager in Rancho Palos Verdes

Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decades

Deputy pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges

Menlo Park: Seven homes flooded by broken water main

Board OKs plans to buy sites for new high schools

Four men rob Menlo Park market at gunpoint

Train strikes car in Atherton

Menlo Park: Laundry room bandit strikes at apartments

Menlo College terminates contract with tweeting cop

Food truck event gets five-year permit in Menlo Park

Glimpse at new building coming to Menlo-Atherton campus

Atherton police: Beware 'plumbers' at the door

Woodside: No crosswalk on Mountain Home Road for now

 

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