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PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: End Portola Valley's utility taxes

On Nov. 3, 2009, Portola Valley voters may face yet another election to authorize four more years of utility taxes. About...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2009
Last comment by Steve Toben, on Mar 26, 2009 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 2263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California warns Menlo Park district to raise scores for black, disadvantaged students

The schools that don't meet the minimum standards under the act are subject to "corrective action." Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by another in the willows, on Mar 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm | 13 comments | 2153 Views

MENLO PARK

Peet's could reopen this week

Before the month is out, Peet's Coffee & Tea at the corner of University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue could reopen for business,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2009
Last comment by audrie, on Mar 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 1484 Views

MOVIES

Final Friday Flicks at Atherton Library

Friday March 27th at 7 PM, the family film night screening will be a recent Dreamworks animated tale of a panda who dreams...

Original post made by DeAnn Okamura on Mar. 25, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3542 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New math books on school board agenda

Board plans to discuss Tuesday a new math curriculum, "California Everyday Mathethics," that has been controversial in some...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by Perla Ni, on Mar 24, 2009 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 1828 Views

WOODSIDE

Doctors miss Lyme disease diagnosis

Ten years ago, I had what would become a critically important conversation with an older woman, also a former trail runner....

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by Robin1237, on Mar 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm | 5 comments | 2966 Views

SPORTS

Franchise Hockey Wins Championship!

Franchise Hockey, a roller hockey team of high school boys from the Menlo Park and Atherton communities, won the Division...

Original post made by Perryn Rowland on Mar. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1865 Views

MENLO PARK

Winter didn't stop these swimmers

A 20-foot-high inflatable dome — the largest on the Peninsula, Menlo Swim officials claim — has been sheltering...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2009
Last comment by Love The Pool, on Mar 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 1485 Views

OTHER TOPICS

It's OK to use fireplaces again

The winter air pollution season is over, which means that Bay Area residents don't have to worry about running afoul of...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by S.T. Bear, on Mar 23, 2009 at 10:58 am | 9 comments | 1932 Views

ATHERTON

Pop Warner: Vikings battle Santa Clara County foes

Smoke from nearby Lick wildfires shrouded the western hills as the Menlo-Atherton Vikings battled the Gilroy Browns on Sept....

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2008
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 2739 Views

MENLO PARK

Fourth grade All-Stars win Silicon Valley tourney

The Redwood City National Junior Basketball fourth grade All Star team, known as the Grizzlies, experienced an All Star Season...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2009
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 22, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A on eBay: Online Auction for M-A Bidding begins TODAY

Menlo-Atherton’s Foundation for the Future is holding its second “M-A on eBay” auction; public bidding begins TODAY!!!...

Original post made by Kelly Todd on Mar. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1795 Views

OTHER TOPICS

City in search of 'next wave'

Menlo Park's downtown area may be the first place that comes to mind when residents think of the city's businesses. But increasingly,...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2009
Last comment by , on Mar 21, 2009 at 3:14 am | 1 comment | 1909 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: City employees should volunteer pay cuts

The expression "Biting the hand that feeds you" comes to mind in today's world when our governments are looking to the taxpayers...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Get it straight, on Mar 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm | 31 comments | 2315 Views

MENLO PARK

Peet's and Calla may be shut for months due to fire

There were coffee and scones this morning at Peet's Coffee & Tea at the corner of University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by Bulldozer, on Mar 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm | 9 comments | 1752 Views

MENLO PARK

Breakfast with former MP mayors (but not Duboc)

Menlo Park residents are invited to attend a discussion over breakfast with current and former Menlo Park City Council members...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by unofficial postman, on Mar 20, 2009 at 5:09 pm | 20 comments | 1955 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon polls residents on office/hotel complex

Developer David Bohannon has confirmed that he was responsible for the phone survey some residents received last week, saying...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by P. Ropaganda, on Mar 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm | 22 comments | 2100 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Check out this post on the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley:

Check out this post on the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley: ...

Original post made by Foodie on Jul. 18, 2007
Last comment by IRVIN CHAMBERS, on Mar 20, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 3 comments | 4705 Views

OTHER TOPICS

When public meets private

What would the towns in The Almanac's circulation area — Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside — be like if it...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by , on Mar 19, 2009 at 11:47 pm | 2 comments | 1936 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Fire prompts four-alarm response

Firefighters are at the scene a four-alarm fire at 1050 University Drive at Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park, across...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2009 at 11:07 pm | 11 comments | 1952 Views
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