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PORTOLA VALLEY

Developer Ryland Kelley of Woodside dies

Ryland Kelley, a prominent real estate developer who with his brother was responsible for such local planned communities...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Janet Ditz Tarr, on Sep 7, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 4 comments | 2426 Views

ATHERTON

'They turned my world upside down'

James Kristofferson, the Atherton man who in July was barred by court order from his Redwood Way home for a year after town...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Really?!, on Sep 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 27 comments | 3240 Views

WOODSIDE

Contentious hearing: horses vs. bikes at Huddart Park

With cheering, clapping and catcalls, it sounded more like a football game than an important public hearing, as equestrians...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by another trail runner, on Sep 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 5 comments | 7693 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Roger Reynolds site may sprout townhomes

When the Roger Reynolds Nursery & Carriage Stop abruptly closed in 2013 after 97 years in business, patrons lamented its...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by John, on Sep 7, 2014 at 8:22 am | 29 comments | 3880 Views

FICTION

Obama, Socialist-in-Chief, destroys the Free Market

S&P 500 TRADES ABOVE 2,000 POINTS FOR FIRST TIME "NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market has reached another milestone as the...

Original post made by Karl Marx on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Jose Jobs, on Sep 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 5 comments | 263 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Two bicyclists injured after collision in Woodside

Two bicyclists were hospitalized after colliding with each other near state Highway 84 in Woodside this morning, a San Mateo...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by POGO, on Sep 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 38 comments | 6270 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why did Measure M over reach?

Measure M states "two massive developments recently submitted to the City revealed loopholes in the 2012 Specific Plan.." If...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 5, 2014 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 203 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth-grader raises money to buy gear for basketball program

For fifth-grader Shay Patel, basketball is more than just a pastime. It's a passion. So it's no surprise that this summer,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1289 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man sentenced to more than nine years in felony elder abuse case

A man convicted of felony elder abuse related to withholding medication and forging loans has been sentenced to nine years...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Carey, on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 7 comments | 1515 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary adds new principal

The Woodside Elementary School District's superintendent, who had also been the principal of the one-school district, has...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Interesting, on Sep 5, 2014 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 1532 Views

OTHER TOPICS

2.9 earthquake hits Ladera

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit Ladera along the San Andreas Fault Wednesday evening around 8:24 p.m., according to the U.S....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 4, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 7 comments | 1871 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure M - No EIR, No public hearings, No traffic study

Voters need to know that there was NO EIR done on Measure M, there were NO public hearings and NO traffic study. And the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm | 2 comments | 194 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin school backers seek district sponsorship

Backers of the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School say they will officially ask the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Sep 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 20 comments | 6766 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley earthquake expert shares his knowledge

Sheldon Breiner, a geophysicist from Portola Valley, wants local residents to prepare for an earthquake much bigger than...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Dolly Adams, on Sep 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 1580 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two seek local seat on open space district board

Incumbent Larry Hassett and challenger Brandon Lewke are running for the Ward 6 seat on the board of the Midpeninsula Regional...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by jimmae, on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 760 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Belle Haven residents praise changing neighborhood

"I cannot tell you the number of people who tried to persuade me not to buy a house in the neighborhood," Joellen McGruder,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Really, on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 8 comments | 1807 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Mosquito fogging in northeast Menlo Park

Parts of northeast Menlo Park will be sprayed tonight for mosquitoes (Sept. 2) to curb the spread of the West Nile virus,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by MLK, on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 6 comments | 946 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district board study session on charter schools set

The laws and issues surrounding charter schools will be the subject of a study session for the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm | 2 comments | 1464 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: 75 drivers cited for speeding in one day

Seventy-five speeding tickets, 15 tickets for "distracted driving" and eight for seat belt violations were issued to drivers...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by matt from the block, on Sep 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm | 27 comments | 4838 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Counsel for SHD advises directors to avoid forum

I have posted a topic on this forum creating a "Dissolution Dialogue for Healthcare Districts". http://www.almanacnews.com/square/2014/08/12/sequel-to-dissolution-dialogue-on-healt...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 31, 2014 at 3:28 pm | 5 comments | 257 Views
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