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SCHOOLS & KIDS

The beat goes on: An appreciation of Dr. Wong

Jazz royalty. A visionary, and a legend in the jazz world. Any musician would be thrilled to be characterized by those reverential...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Samuel Pearl, on May 11, 2014 at 9:50 am | 1 comment | 1884 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park planning commissioners selected

A new face has joined the return of a familiar one on the Menlo Park Planning Commission. The City Council has reappointed...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Good News, on May 11, 2014 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 1477 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge to compel Vinod Khosla to testify in Martin's Beach case

Attorneys presented opening arguments Thursday morning on the first day of the latest courtroom battle of private-property...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on May 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm | 4 comments | 1664 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse downtown plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2014 at 11:54 am | 263 comments | 10710 Views

AROUND TOWN

President Obama to visit the Bay Area

Walmart may seem an unlikely place for a president to visit, but President Barack Obama is set to come to Mountain View's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on May 10, 2014 at 9:13 am | 13 comments | 4170 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district puts $300M bond measure on ballot

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday night to put a $300-million...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 10, 2014 at 8:45 am | 25 comments | 4554 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council approves Louise Street abandonment

The fight over Louise Street may head to the courts, which is where some Menlo Park City Council members appear to think...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm | 32 comments | 4495 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Granny unit discussion continues

The Planning Commission is in the throes of figuring out how to incorporate secondary units, also known as "granny units,"...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Homeless Person, on May 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 21 comments | 8909 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Passenger seat stolen from car in Woodside

Crime and accident reports from West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/05/08/police-calls-passenger-seat-st...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on May 8, 2014 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 2523 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Kim Griffin attacks Hickey and Stogner

Kim Griffin is one of 3 Sequoia Healthcare District Directors who I asked to resign. http://www.almanacnews.com/square/2013/12/10/hickey-calls-for-resignation-of-kane-faro-and-griff...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 8, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 10 comments | 859 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Ex-Menlo Park employee charged with misdemeanor embezzlement

A 48-year-old man who collected program fees at the front desk of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park has...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Reality, on May 8, 2014 at 7:25 am | 8 comments | 3686 Views

AROUND TOWN

SamTrans Fraud Allegations not going away.

Tonight NBC 11 We Investigate at 11PM Looks like another employee has come forward, how many will it take? http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/SamTrans-Faces-Forensic-Audit-a...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 8, 2014 at 7:13 am | 1 comment | 815 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school board says time isn't right to add Mandarin immersion

A standing-room-only crowd of parents and proponents of starting a Mandarin immersion program in the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Rich, on May 8, 2014 at 12:51 am | 11 comments | 6120 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council approves animal control shelter funding -- for now

While the county's request that Menlo Park help pay for a new animal control facility finally got approved by the City Council...

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm | 2 comments | 1675 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

bike to school day is today!

I just found out that today is Bike To School Day in San Mateo County. Why wasn't this publicized in the media? I think encouraging...

Original post made by resident on May. 7, 2014
There are no comments yet. 610 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Fire drill interrupted by out-of-control dump truck

The wildfire drill getting underway at Ford Field in Portola Valley had an unplanned interruption shortly before 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by janet, on May 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 3934 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Board hikes sewer rates 9%

Sewer rates for homes and businesses served by the West Bay Sanitary District will be rising by 9 percent starting July 1. Read...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by compensation, on May 7, 2014 at 8:41 am | 5 comments | 2592 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Woodside man's yacht slowly sails across dry land to dock at Pete's Harbor

The 73-foot yacht built by Woodside resident Jerry Ellis that was temporarily stranded at Sand Hill and Whiskey Hill roads...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by agz, on May 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm | 10 comments | 2602 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituaries

<B>Frank Waters Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5652 posted Wednesday, February 6,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by AGZ, on May 6, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 2311 Views

WOODSIDE

Hooray, it's May

Woodside's 92nd annual May Day celebration was a lot like the previous 91, and that's exactly the way the town likes it --...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Darrell Batchelder, on May 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1498 Views
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