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Cal Water answers customer questions about drought measures

California Water Service officials recently sat down with the Almanac to answer questions about their proposed drought plan. Read...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Darshana, on May 15, 2015 at 10:22 am | 7 comments | 2562 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park recreation: Commission supports non-resident surcharge

Those who want to play in Menlo Park, but don't live in the city, should expect to keep paying a 35 percent surcharge to...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Ex Menlo Park resident, on May 14, 2015 at 8:58 pm | 7 comments | 1179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Corte Madera and Hillview schools win state honors

Two local middle schools, Hillview in Menlo Park and Corte Madera in Portola Valley, have been named Gold Ribbon schools...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on May 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 1205 Views

WOODSIDE

Silvia Edwards appointed to Woodside school board

As the school gets ready to begin a major construction project, the governing board of the Woodside Elementary School has...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Ww, on May 14, 2015 at 9:10 am | 1 comment | 1076 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police Calls: A $9,000 pair of earrings is missing in Portola Valley

Earrings, rented chairs and of course, bikes disappear in this week's crime blotter for Portola Valley, Menlo Park and Woodside. Read...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on May 14, 2015 at 8:34 am | 4 comments | 1919 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Trial underway in double DUI fatality

Nearly two years has passed, but the second-degree murder trial of Marjorie Reitzell is finally underway. The 55-year-old...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by A Reader, on May 13, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 6 comments | 1657 Views

WOODSIDE

Landscape irrigation focus of water-reduction effort in Woodside

To meet its water conservation targets, Woodside residents will need to focus on reducing outdoor irrigation, say the town's...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by Horses, on May 13, 2015 at 5:51 pm | 5 comments | 1321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto teen was victim in trailer fire

He was the "king" of skateboarders in his hometown of East Palo Alto; the young man who always had a smile for everyone....

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Water , on May 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 2 comments | 1023 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain ridership hits new high

The annual head count of riders on Caltrain found that the average weekly number of passengers has hit 58,245 -- a 71 percent...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by mo' better trains, on May 13, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 2 comments | 987 Views

WOODSIDE

Saturday: Woodside residents to evacuate homes for wildfire drill

On Saturday, May 16, firefighting crews will be at their jobs as if a major wildfire were burning in the vicinity of Old...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on May 13, 2015 at 2:32 pm | 3 comments | 2087 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley troop: Three earn Eagle Scout rank

The three newest Eagle Scouts in Portola Valley Boy Scout Troop 64 are Alex Duff, Kevin Kelly and Weston Bourgeois. Read...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Gal, on May 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 1 comment | 1160 Views

ATHERTON

Willie Mays love-fest at dedication of new Atherton Little League field

Atherton resident Willie Mays was the subject of a grand slam of loving tributes on Saturday, May 9, as Homer Field at Willie...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by David , on May 13, 2015 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 2101 Views

ATHERTON

Today: Cal Water hosts water awareness festival in Atherton

The California Water Company will hold a "Water Awareness Festival" with activities for adults and children from 4 p.m....

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Tricia, on May 12, 2015 at 6:37 pm | 1 comment | 928 Views

WOODSIDE

Cal Water proposes water budgets for each customer

Cal Water has asked the state PUC to approve its drought plan, effective June 1, which proposes financial penalties for using...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by Alicia2000, on May 12, 2015 at 9:26 am | 29 comments | 5201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Trial changes coming to Ravenswood intersection near rail crossing

Drivers will need to find alternate routes to the Civic Center in Menlo Park, when the city launches a 6-month trial of prohibiting...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Reality Check, on May 11, 2015 at 10:17 pm | 35 comments | 3513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park tonight: Santa Cruz Ave. sidewalks, bike lanes

Wondering why those electronic signs along Santa Cruz Avenue are notifying the public about the installation of sidewalks...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Poor communication, on May 11, 2015 at 7:57 pm | 3 comments | 1255 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter Apathy in San Mateo County

Many times on these forums citizens have expressed surprise and outrage that there is a general apathy in San Mateo County...

Original post made by Disappointed on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm | 20 comments | 1100 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac wins state-wide awards for photography, business story

The Almanac won two awards in the state-wide newspaper contest, sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association,...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Betty, on May 11, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 1874 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Homer Field at Willie Mays Ballpark opens in Atherton

A crowd gathered in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park on Saturday, May 9, to celebrate the official opening of the new Little...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Thank you!, on May 11, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 2226 Views

AROUND TOWN

Webb Ranch teems with new, old activity

"The jewel of Silicon Valley" is how Doug Galen described Webb Ranch to the crowd assembled for a groundbreaking ceremony...

Original post made on May. 10, 2015
Last comment by Carol, on May 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 1703 Views
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