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PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty gets pension despite his conviction

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was recently released on probation from state prison...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 9 comments | 4358 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Freedom and vigilance

Menlo Park recently purchased several surveillance cameras and roving license-plate readers. Let's try putting the argument...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:22 am | 25 comments | 13035 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Fund: Changing lives through literacy

Project Read-Menlo Park is one of 10 community organizations that benefit from donations to the Almanac's Holiday Fund. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by apex, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 2307 Views

ATHERTON

Wiest named Atherton's new mayor

Cary Wiest, elected a little more than a year ago to the Atherton City Council, was chosen by his fellow council members...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Dec 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 3 comments | 2927 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Hospital/Dignity Health launches InQuicker

As an elected member of the Sequoia Healthcare District which created Sequoia Hospital, I applaud the initiative of the hospitals...

Original post made by jack Hickey on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 1 comment | 1160 Views

MENLO PARK

Portola Valley: Man pleads no contest to assault, felony burglary

A Palo Alto man accused of assaulting a 13-year-old Portola Valley boy with a baseball bat and crashing his SUV into a ravine...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Wil , on Dec 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm | 2 comments | 2043 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police try new strategy against gang violence

Fall has been riddled with bullets in Menlo Park, with four shootings in the past month alone. The police are trying a new...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ted, on Dec 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm | 7 comments | 7050 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Man seeks emergency assistance, and winds up in jail

A man who sought emergency assistance for a stranded truck on a Woodside road in the early morning hours of Friday, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm | 3 comments | 1963 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council approves home loan for city manager

Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre will receive a home improvement loan from the city and other benefits during the next...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Downtowner, on Dec 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 19 comments | 5384 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Residents air noise, safety concerns at Surf Air meeting

More than one local resident testified at a community meeting in Atherton on Monday (Dec. 9) that they remember exactly when...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Trade Ya, on Dec 19, 2013 at 11:48 am | 6 comments | 3968 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Views of full moon in Woodside

Melinda Stocker sent us these photos of the full moon rising behind the large lit evergreen and creche opposite Roberts Market...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by dinner for shmucks, on Dec 19, 2013 at 6:49 am | 5 comments | 3963 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local man sentenced for child pornography

Stephen Wolf, who pleaded no contest in March 2013 to one count of possession of child pornography, was sentenced on Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Whoa, on Dec 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm | 1 comment | 673 Views

AROUND TOWN

Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Peter Jackson's grandiose vision of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth reaches a crescendo with this thrilling second installment...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 3594 Views

SPORTS

Football: SHP earns first berth in CIF state finals

With junior Ben Burr-Kirven scoring on runs on 9, 44, 1 and 7 yards, Sacred Heart Prep (13-1) earned its first-ever berth...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2013
Last comment by Love the great game!, on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:00 am | 5 comments | 4523 Views

MENLO PARK

Home improvement loan to city manager

It's full steam ahead tonight for the Menlo Park City Council's last meeting before the city's administration shuts down...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Had Enough!, on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:15 pm | 7 comments | 1482 Views

AROUND TOWN

Clef Hangers seek new members

Love to sing? Looking for a new interest? Consider joining the Peninsula Clef Hangers, a women's chorus of 25 to 30 volunteers...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Brenda Wiley, on Dec 17, 2013 at 8:38 pm | 1 comment | 1006 Views

WOODSIDE

Neighbors raise concerns about proposed Skyline rehab center

Fear of wildfire permeated the room of the Kings Mountain Community Center on Nov. 20 as the Skyline Boulevard community...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Lynn Ross, on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 5 comments | 7121 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton crime wave, where are the cops?

There seems to be an article every week (or more often) that burglaries are taking place in Atherton, in quite a rampant...

Original post made by What gives? on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by up or down?, on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm | 1 comment | 429 Views

MENLO PARK

Police report: Atherton woman wakes to intruder in her bathroom

Crime reports from Atherton, Portola Valley and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/12/17/police-report-atherton-woman-wakes-to-intruder-in-he...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by RW, on Dec 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments | 4349 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Services for Joe Whelan, Portola Valley Ranch developer

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and a memorial service for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Church of the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ken Wachtel, on Dec 17, 2013 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 965 Views
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