|THE LOCAL DISH|
Ex-ballerina hosts South African dancers
When Woodside's Kristine Elliott Schwabacher heard about Dance For All, a program that teaches dance to young disadvantaged South African township residents, she knew she had ...
Two more may enter Menlo Park council race
With Friday's filing deadline rapidly approaching, two local business owners have stepped forward as potential challengers to incumbents Andy Cohen and Kelly Fergusson in the...
Firefighters douse fire at their own station
A firefighter, rushing to respond to a medical emergency, apparently bumped a magnetically attached lamp at his bed, and a bulb started a mattress fire Wednesday.
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Letter: Where was bike in commuter story?
In the July 16 edition, Rory Brown, Almanac staff writer, wrote an expose of sorts about Menlo Park's public transportation system. At the end of the article, he announced pro...
I'm glad we are repaving but. . . .
Oh my god. Is there a time construction is supposed to start. They began ripping up my street outside my bedroom window at 6:55 this morning. I hardly had time to close all my...
|SCHOOLS & KIDS|
A landmark emerges on the M-A High School campus
Lysistrata, Aristophanes' comedy in which Greek women from all sides of the Peloponnesian War withhold sex from their husbands until they agree to stop fighting, could, in a p...
Menlo Park woman identified in Petaluma crash
Ashley Diane Gillespie, 25, of Menlo Park died Saturday night, Aug 2, when the white 1995 Subaru she was riding in crashed head-on into a redwood tree at about 8:10 p.m. on no...
|SCHOOLS & KIDS|
Dad and Me Puppet Show at Atherton Library
Special program, Wednesday August 6 at 7 pm: Dad & Me @ the Library, featuring Puppet Art Theatre.
A special program just for dads and kids (moms are welcome, too!), "Tommy...
Tips for starting a vegetable garden
Start small: Decide which vegetables you like best and figure out how much room they need — tomatoes and beans are bountiful in a small space, whereas melons ...
Caltrain reports record ridership again
Caltrain set record ridership for the third year in a row as people looked for options to high gas prices, Caltrain spokesperson Christine Dunn announced Monday.
Menlo Fire Station Flag at half mast?
I was driving home tonight and noticed the fire station on 15th and Fair Oaks had their flag at half mast. Just wondering what I missed in the news.
Menlo Park may have contested council race
The Menlo Park City Council race just got more interesting. Jeff Jahnke, a member of the Environmental Quality Commission, took out nomination papers Wednesday, July 30, sugg...
Our man in China
In anticipation of the upcoming Olympics in Beijing, Sheldon Breiner, a resident, a geologist and an active member of the Portola Valley community, has posted online slide sho...
Supes plan panel to probe misconduct
Spurred by renewed attention to a visit by Sheriff Greg Munks to a Las Vegas brothel more than a year ago, San Mateo County supervisors appear ready to authorize a new panel t...
Young street trees plowed over by vehicles
Few would use the term "mean street" to describe the sunny business district on the Alameda de las Pulgas in West Menlo Park, but for some of the sycamore trees struggling to ...
BART vs. Dumbarton Rail debate gets testy
The dust has settled, and round one in a fight for scarce Bay Area transit dollars goes to Dumbarton Rail supporters.
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Tour de Menlo hits road Aug. 16
Area cyclists are invited to participate in the fifth annual Tour de Menlo, a scenic, fully supported and redesigned bike ride, on Saturday, Aug. 16, over a 65-mile metric cen...
Puppet Show at Atherton Library
Special Wednesday program, August 6 at 7 pm: Dad & Me @ the Library, featuring Puppet Art Theatre.
A special program just for dads and kids (moms are welcome, too!) Sponsor...