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Community celebrates Marion Softky

Lots of familiar faces turned out Sunday at the Portola Valley Town Center to fete veteran reporter Marion Softky at a celebration...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Judith Howell, on Aug 14, 2009 at 10:38 pm | 1 comment | 1541 Views

MENLO PARK

New gym: What's LEED worth?

What's it worth to have a building certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the nonprofit group that sets the "LEED"...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Almost But Not Quite!, on Aug 14, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 1205 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In defense of Elizabeth Lasensky

In response to the Aug. 5 letter from Elizabeth Lasensky to The Almanac and the flurry of comments online, I would like to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Aug 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 11 comments | 2333 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holidays on a High Note Benefit Slated for 10/19 in Atherton

The Foothill Auxiliary to Family Service Agency of San Mateo County will hold its 12th annual ‘Holidays on a High Note’ home...

Original post made by Katherine Chouteau on Aug. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1452 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside roadside attraction

Lisa Green and her son Evan (in picture) maintain a barnyard habitat of chickens, goats, ducks, geese and a llama in a Woodside...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Jeannine, on Aug 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 2429 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Park cops nab bike-napper

An item on Craigslist led to the arrest of a suspected bicycle thief, Menlo Park police said. An undercover officer arrested...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Kenneth Cantamout, on Aug 14, 2009 at 9:35 am | 8 comments | 2324 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley postcard: Is there a message between the lines?

Did Town Hall in Portola Valley inadvertently send a signal of support for the utility user tax? The 4.5 percent tax brings...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by PV neighbor, on Aug 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 1 comment | 2278 Views

SPORTS

Novitsky, Levenson take top spots in national masters cycling trials

Woodside resident John Novitsky recently won the 2009 USA Cycling Masters Road national title in the men's age 50-54 individual...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by Shawn M., on Aug 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 2623 Views

WOODSIDE

$3 million house raffled to help the homeless

Buy a raffle ticket, help the homeless -- and possibly win a $3 million house in Los Altos Hills. That's the pitch in a new...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 13, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 2480 Views

AROUND TOWN

Get A Life (The One You Want)

Monday, August 17 from 7-9 PM. Learn how to achieve your personal or professional goals, as well as how to overcome common...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1400 Views

AROUND TOWN

Knitting workshop at Atherton Library

Saturday, August 15 2-4 PM. Knitters of all levels are welcome to knit their very own scarf. Supplies will be provided to...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1512 Views

MOVIES

Twilight at Atherton Library

Friday, August 14th at 7 PM... End the summer with TWILIGHT (PG-13). Everyone is welcome to attend. A special Twilight tote...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 6732 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer Reading Finale in Atherton

Friday, August 14th from Noon to 3 PM Summer Reading Finale and Carnival Bounce house, crafts, games, ice cream, Menlo...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Winners Breakfast to Honor Community's Unsung Heroes 9/18

On September 18, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 a.m., Family Service Agency of San Mateo County and Oracle invite the public to the...

Original post made by Katherine Chouteau on Aug. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1258 Views

AROUND TOWN

In heated high-speed rail battle, Peninsula residents may have found their Goliath

Those who would like to see the high-speed rail line run in a tunnel or a trench, rather than on a berm, as it passes through...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by David, on Aug 13, 2009 at 7:22 am | 1 comment | 1347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trial date for man accused of ringing doorbells while naked

Peter Allen Steele, a tall 38-year-old Union City man accused of ringing residential doorbells near Woodside High School...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Barry Ister, on Aug 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 1389 Views

MENLO PARK

Steve Schmidt jumps to defense of Elizabeth Lasensky

A new letter just appeared in the Aug 12, edition of the Almanac http://www.almanacnews.com/morguepdf/2009/2009_08_12.alm.section1.pdf The...

Original post made by in the know on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Aug 12, 2009 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 1430 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eight years is enough for trustee Gordon Lewin

After two terms on the governing board of the high school district that followed one term on the local elementary school...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Simple Simon, on Aug 12, 2009 at 8:38 am | 4 comments | 1860 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Wrong way on bus routes

Just when the environment needs good public transit the most, the wheels are beginning to fall off the SamTrans bus system...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Elizabeth Lasensky, on Aug 12, 2009 at 8:08 am | 1 comment | 1797 Views

SPORTS

Woodside Vaulters club wins titles at Junior/Young Rider competition

Local athletes from the Woodside Vaulters equestrian vaulting club won individual awards at the Federation Equestre Internationale's...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by PV Rider, on Aug 12, 2009 at 6:46 am | 1 comment | 2336 Views
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