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PORTOLA VALLEY

Can 'green' Portola Valley coexist with artificial grass?

In a town whose general plan puts determined and repeated emphasis on preserving the natural environment and the town's rural...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ref, on May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am | 12 comments | 12885 Views

SPORTS

Portola Valley: Ball field renovation to start in June

The Portola Valley Town Council has agreed to accept a bid of $403,888 from the Jensen Corp., a landscape contractor, to...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by hmmmm..., on May 9, 2013 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 1209 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook gives $20,000 to school fire-safety fund

On a mission to connect school fire alarms to fire stations, the new nonprofit Ring the Bell Fund collected $20,000 from...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Grateful Resident, on May 9, 2013 at 7:00 am | 1 comment | 1023 Views

AROUND TOWN

Photos: Woodside celebrates May Day

Woodside Elementary School's eighth-grade class performs a teaser for the upcoming school operetta --"Once Upon a Mattress!"...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by , on May 9, 2013 at 5:44 am | 5 comments | 1660 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Fired gymnastics instructor says she's filed complaint with state

The public doesn't know the results or how much it cost, but it now knows that on April 29, Menlo Park got the final report...

Original post made on May. 5, 2013
Last comment by Alex, on May 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm | 3 comments | 1263 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley schools parcel tax passes

Semi-official results reported by the county elections office Tuesday night (May 7) show that Measure O, which renews the...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on May 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm | 5 comments | 1348 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Watch out for buses on the Grand Boulevard

At a recent Menlo Park City Council meeting, though residents protested the horrendous traffic impacts expected from Stanford's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Dharma, on May 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 1 comment | 1118 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Update: Mountain lion kills three goats

A mountain lion killed three dwarf goats in a fenced enclosure on Tripp Court in Woodside on Nov. 14, but the chances of...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2011
Last comment by C, on May 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 6 comments | 9517 Views

AROUND TOWN

12 arrested for providing alcohol to minors

Police in San Mateo County arrested 12 people Friday during an operation to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors....

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2013
Last comment by damn right, on May 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm | 11 comments | 4470 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can anyone tell me: why Mitt Romney?

Looking at the polls, President Obama is ahead by larger margins in key battleground states than he was at this time 4 years...

Original post made by Ed Treller on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by funny guy, on May 8, 2013 at 9:46 am | 155 comments | 14093 Views

MENLO PARK

Five home burglaries in Menlo Park

==B Police calls== from Menlo Park and Ladera. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13550...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
There are no comments yet. 927 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton seeks public input on police contract

With labor talks set to begin soon, Atherton's city manager said he will follow Menlo Park's example and schedule a public...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by No intimidation, on May 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm | 11 comments | 1704 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac wins 5 statewide awards

The Almanac won five statewide awards in the annual California Newspaper Publishers Association contest, the CNPA announced...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on May 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 1261 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley green-lights farmers' market plan

The Portola Valley Town Council has given its consent to proceed with plans for an eight-week trial run for a weekly Thursday...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2013
Last comment by pj, on May 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments | 1170 Views

MOVIES

One Night Only Movie Screening: THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE

The Anonymous People, is a feature documentary, about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery, and the emerging...

Original post made by DD McFarlane on May. 7, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2127 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Six people injured in shooting

Six people were shot and injured in East Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon near a McDonald's restaurant on University Avenue,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on May 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm | 4 comments | 3802 Views

AROUND TOWN

Those were the days ... in Portola Valley

In the early 1900s, growing strawberries for the San Francisco market was a big business in Portola Valley. In this undated...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by Lynn, on May 6, 2013 at 8:14 am | 1 comment | 956 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Mother of Joan Baez dies at 100

Woodside resident Joan Chandos Baez, the mother of famed folk singer and Woodside resident Joan Baez, died at home on Saturday,...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Gerald Smith , on May 6, 2013 at 12:00 am | 2 comments | 2132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto may sell school land to developer

East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District is in talks to sell or exchange many acres of property -- including its...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Zip, on May 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm | 43 comments | 1812 Views

MENLO PARK

Tesla leaves Menlo Park behind this summer

Tesla Motors is preparing to leave Menlo Park in the rear-view mirror. The electric car retailer recently opened a renovated...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 5, 2013 at 6:38 pm | 41 comments | 9927 Views
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