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SCHOOLS & KIDS

How Tinsley program affects students

When students from the Ravenswood school district transfer to other Midpeninsula schools through the Tinsley program, they...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by Former Tinsley Student, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:55 am | 5 comments | 1580 Views

MENLO PARK

Two injured in Menlo Park accident

Two people were injured in a rear-end collision at the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Chilco Street at about 11...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:55 am | 3 comments | 1083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure M freezes Menlo Park into the past

Measure M freezes these definition: ECR SPECIFIC PLAN AREA VOTER-ADOPTED DEVELOPMENT DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS. 1 - ECR...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:37 am | 12 comments | 393 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton, Menlo Park: Cops focus on distracted driving

A contingent of seven or eight motorcycle officers from around San Mateo County will be in Menlo Park and Atherton on Friday...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Gimme a break, on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm | 23 comments | 1934 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

$2.5 million Portola Valley tank gets stolen from Paul Allen

Eccentric Paul Allen is Seattle's version of Larry Ellison. Story in the Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Paul-Allen-sues-over-German-tank-purchase-gone-bad-5749592....

Original post made by tankgirl on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 136 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Global Warming Alarmists Plan March in New York City

On September 21st Global Warming Alarmists are planning a march in New York City for “global warming awareness,” even though...

Original post made by Frosty the Snowman on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Frosty melts on the open field, on Sep 13, 2014 at 8:08 am | 2 comments | 93 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park holds forum on general plan update

Menlo Park has plans -- a lot of them: the specific plan, the housing plan, the Willow business area plan, the Belle Haven...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm | 15 comments | 562 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Learning by doing: Students acquire multiple skills by working on projects

Portola Valley teachers spent some time being students this summer; learning about project-based learning, in which students...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Margot Rawlins, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 2 comments | 1524 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Three Woodside High students accused in marijuana cookie incident

Crime and accident reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/09/11/police-calls-three-woodside-high-students-accused-in-...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 1429 Views

MENLO PARK

Obituary: David Michael Cleary

A memorial service to celebrate the life of David Michael Cleary was held May 29 at the Ladera Recreation Center in Ladera....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Bradley B., on Sep 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm | 1 comment | 31 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Public hearing on housing element

A public hearing on Atherton's housing element, a state-mandated plan for providing housing to people of all income levels,...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 162 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tips on handling a mountain lion encounter

Mountain lion sightings are not uncommon on the Midpeninsula. Local officials are reminding residents of the best way to...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Sep 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm | 2 comments | 759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: City newsletter criticized for bias against Measure M

Menlo Focus, the city's quarterly newsletter, generally garners only as much attention as it takes to decide whether to read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm | 129 comments | 4113 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: An 'almost-ran' explains his change of heart

It's been a while since I've posted on my Almanac blog. One reason was that I was seriously considering running for City...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Sep 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm | 7 comments | 263 Views

MENLO PARK

All lanes reopened after major injury accident on 101

The roadway has reopened after three lanes were shutdown on the southbound U.S. 101 in Menlo Park due to a major injury...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Boardermom, on Sep 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 6 comments | 1466 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Commission reviews Menlo Park food truck event

Off the Grid, a weekly food truck event, launched in Menlo Park earlier this year over the protests of about 20 downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 10, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 4 comments | 870 Views

AROUND TOWN

Libertarians endorse candidates for healthcare districts

The Libertarian Party of San Mateo County endorsed reform candidates for Sequoia Healthcare District and Peninsula Healthcare...

Original post made by Harland Harrison on Sep. 7, 2014
Last comment by libertarian fantasies, on Sep 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 240 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Stop-work order lifted for mansion

After more than two months of enforced idleness, the stop-work order issued in July at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 10, 2014 at 2:53 pm | 6 comments | 1541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Car strikes four pedestrians, including three special needs students, in San Mateo

Three special needs students from a San Mateo high school and a woman in her 20s were struck by a car in San Mateo this...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by best wishes, on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 1307 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Three of five candidates want to change healthcare district

Five candidates are running for three open seats on the governing board of the Sequoia Healthcare District in the Nov. 4...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by a professional, on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm | 16 comments | 1843 Views
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