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AROUND TOWN

Hewlett Foundation gives $50 million for dam removal

Aiding the restoration of free flow to Western waterways by helping remove obsolete dams is the goal of a $50 million grant...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Katie, on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 6 comments | 486 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Home burglaries in Willows focus of public meeting

In response to a number of residential burglaries in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, the city will hold a public meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm | 8 comments | 3569 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

On writing

Portola Valley resident Mary Waters-Sayer, author of "The Blue Bath," a well-received first novel recently published by St....

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Janet Nopes, on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 242 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Thieves bust in front doors in four Menlo Park home burglaries

Crime reports from Menlo Park, Woodside, Portola Valley and West Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/01/10/police-calls-front-doors-broken-thr...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Dennis J. Oliver, on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm | 2 comments | 5705 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Great Question from WashPost: "If Obama is a Muslim, is Trump a Russian spy?"

One imagines that the 13% of Almanac readers whom voted for Trump have one answer - the rest of us are curious about facts. "First,...

Original post made by Great Scot! on Jan. 7, 2017
Last comment by home owner, on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:53 am | 6 comments | 236 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters will see parcel tax measure in Menlo Park school district

A ballot measure asking Menlo Park City School District voters to approve a $360 annual parcel tax that would expire after...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 10, 2017 at 6:12 pm | 20 comments | 3240 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Surf Air noise: Will county go beyond voluntary measures?

After years of working with Surf Air to try to find ways the airline could voluntarily do something to reduce the noise its...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by Livesnearairports, on Jan 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm | 113 comments | 6589 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Trader Joe's wants to host wine and beer tastings

Trader Joe's wants to host wine and beer tastings at its Menlo Park store at 720 Menlo Ave. The company has applied for permits...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jan 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm | 10 comments | 2431 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley attorney appointed to Superior Court bench

Elizabeth C. Peterson, a resident of Portola Valley and a partner in the Palo Alto law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 9, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 1169 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Annie and her Friends' hold Cole Porter musical benefit

"Let's Misbehave, Cole Porter Revisited," the 16th annual local benefit for The Lighthouse for the Blind, will be held at...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2017
Last comment by Evan Hughes, on Jan 8, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 202 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Mayor wants to heal divide over 2015 election

Tom Livermore, chosen by his colleagues on the Town Council on Dec. 13 to be mayor of Woodside for 2017, is retired from...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 15 comments | 1658 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Early morning fire damages Selby Lane home

Firefighters quickly put out a fire involving a garage and deck that spread to the exterior of a two-story home on Selby...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by SteveC, on Jan 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 3593 Views

MENLO PARK

M-A basketball court named after Pam Wimberley

The name of Pam Wimberley, girls basketball coach at Menlo-Atherton High School, physical-education teacher and athletic...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by MenloJazzercise, on Jan 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 795 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Behind the scenes at LifeMoves: A homeless woman's success story

<I>Story by Daniel Schmid of LifeMoves.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/01/04/behind-the-scenes-at-lifemoves-a-homeless-womans-success-...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Greg, on Jan 5, 2017 at 7:44 pm | 1 comment | 713 Views

AROUND TOWN

Third suspect in smash-and-grab burglary of Bloomingdale's is arrested

A fugitive wanted in a brazen 2015 burglary of Bloomingdale's department store at Stanford Shopping Center has been captured...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Jan 5, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 2 comments | 1522 Views

OTHER TOPICS

House Republicans Flip-Flop on ETHICS - Fill The Swamp!

After Trump tweets that their "timing" is bad. House G.O.P., Under Fire, Flip-Flops on Ethics Report http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/19/us/house-gop-under-fire-flip-flops-on-ethic...

Original post made by Ritchie on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Arabian Elbow, on Jan 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm | 3 comments | 201 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District MSR due from LAFCo

The last Municipal Service Review for Healthcare Districts was adopted by The San Mateo County Local Agency Formation Commission...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 5, 2017 at 2:58 pm | 5 comments | 4540 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Presbyterian Pastor Walt Gerber dies at 79

Walt Gerber, who presided as senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church &#150; now called Menlo Church &#150; for 28...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm | 5 comments | 7830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rebuttal Arguments for MPCSD Parcel Tax due 12/27/16

Primary Arguments In Favor and Against the MPCSD Parcel tax have been filed. See: https://www.shapethefuture.org/elections/2017/march/ Harland...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 5, 2017 at 10:26 am | 3 comments | 486 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Adopting a highway is not so easy with Caltrans in charge

Who knew wanting to keep a stretch of Woodside's main road looking good could take so long and be so complicated? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 4, 2017 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 2134 Views
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Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 15 comments | 8,298 views

Holiday LEGO Show
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 2,559 views