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MENLO PARK

San Mateo County to look at 40,000 homes for possible reassessment of the property value

With real estate prices taking a tumble along with the economy as a whole, San Mateo County has started to reassess the value...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by MP, on Mar 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm | 3 comments | 2852 Views

MENLO PARK

Peering into the past

Woodside resident and geology professor Mary Leech, 37, is now notable for peering some 57 million years into the planet's...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by meow, on Mar 4, 2009 at 2:37 pm | 2 comments | 1692 Views

WOODSIDE

SCHOOLS: Woodside School to trim jobs, cut costs

The Woodside Elementary School District plans to prune next year's budget, a reflection of the belt-tightening facing most...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Mar 4, 2009 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 3269 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Barbara Wood: How I came to have the second-best dog in the world

After our dog, Moose, died suddenly in December, we decided to live without a dog. It was the practical thing to do. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Jeff, on Mar 3, 2009 at 7:27 pm | 2 comments | 1792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week of March 1st, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1. Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer 2. Women - T C Boyle 3. Cutting For...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Mar. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1581 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Water level of snowpack 80% of normal

The state Department of Water Resources announced Monday its reading of the snow water content is 80 percent normal for...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Ansel Adams, on Mar 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1681 Views

AROUND TOWN

Protestors march against high-speed rail

Comparing high-speed rail along Palo Alto's transit corridor to the Berlin Wall, more than 50 protestors marched from Lytton...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Spokker, on Mar 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 1636 Views

MENLO PARK

Did negligence kill heritage trees?

Two spindly redwood trees peek out over a row of street trees that stretches to the horizon along El Camino Real, fronting...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by stop global warming, on Mar 2, 2009 at 9:09 pm | 4 comments | 1689 Views

MENLO PARK

Scale Down the High Speed Rail Project

The High Speed Train Project (HST) arrived at our front door before Palo Alto and Menlo Park have had the time and funding...

Original post made by Brielle Johnck on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by question growth, on Mar 2, 2009 at 5:12 pm | 9 comments | 1789 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituary: Charlotte Anderson: Noted gardener and community leader

Charlotte Anderson, noted gardener, community leader and volunteer in Portola Valley for more than 50 years, died unexpectedly...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ann Arnold Haley, on Mar 2, 2009 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 2461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Condoleezza Rice returning to Stanford Monday

Condoleezza Rice will return to Stanford University Monday (March 2), returning to her office in the Hoover Institution....

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Move the Hoover, on Mar 2, 2009 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 1591 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents demand tunnels for high-speed rail

Anger, confusion and frustration over California's proposed high-speed rail system dominated a tense meeting in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Jeff, on Mar 2, 2009 at 6:46 am | 1 comment | 1552 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's new Web site is now live

Portola Valley's new town Web site went online today. The site is notable for allowing visitors to filter content according...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Annelise Connell, on Mar 2, 2009 at 3:15 am | 1 comment | 2333 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trial in killing of East Palo Alto cop to begin

The trial of the man accused of killing of East Palo Alto police officer Richard May in 2006 is scheduled to begin Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by Rick May, on Feb 28, 2009 at 6:37 am | 1 comment | 1708 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail: Palo Alto residents join revolt

It began with a series of casual chats between neighbors in the Southgate neighborhood before it spilled over to other parts...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Caballo de Ferro, on Feb 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm | 29 comments | 2163 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park agrees to recycling center

Menlo Park's City Council has unanimously agreed to a plan to re-tool the Shoreway Recycling Center in San Carlos. The new...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by Pony Up, on Feb 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm | 3 comments | 1778 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Three public meetings set on high-speed rail

In response to calls from Peninsula residents for more information on the high-speed rail project, the authority that oversees...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Feb 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 5 comments | 1772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paws for tales at Atherton Library

Children ages 5 and older can sign up to read to a trained therapy dog. Reading aloud improves reading skills, and builds...

Original post made by DeAnn Okamura on Feb. 26, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1779 Views

MOVIES

Final Friday Flicks at Atherton Library

Friday February 27th is family friendly film night at the library. This month's film is a recent Pixar delight, and Academy...

Original post made by DeAnn Okamura on Feb. 26, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3581 Views

MENLO PARK

Short Takes

<B>Meet your replacement Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7620 posted Wednesday, February...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by AC Sparks, on Feb 25, 2009 at 7:30 am | 1 comment | 1528 Views
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