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MENLO PARK

Runner killed in Sand Hill Road accident was 'a great dad'

When runner Amit Goutam Bagchi was struck and killed by a driver in an SUV on Dec. 19, the Palo Alto engineer had been redefining...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Charlene, on Jan 8, 2016 at 7:59 pm | 4 comments | 3375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside school district planning for new parcel tax

With the district's current parcel tax set to expire in mid-2017, the board of the Woodside Elementary School District is...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by stella, on Jan 8, 2016 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 561 Views

WOODSIDE

High schools: Year of challenges, with more ahead

For a magnet school to fulfill its mission, it must attract students. This year, the high school district board settled on...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jan 8, 2016 at 12:15 pm | 2 comments | 1627 Views

ATHERTON

Jogger reports she was sexually assaulted in Atherton Tuesday evening

Atherton police are seeking video or witnesses who might give them more information about an early Tuesday evening sexual...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 7, 2016 at 2:32 pm | 7 comments | 5168 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown remodel idea

This is a random idea that probably won't fly for all kinds of reasons, but I thought I'd throw it out for feedback regardless. I'd...

Original post made by Menlo Park Promenade on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by change the plan?, on Jan 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 15 comments | 1142 Views

MENLO PARK

'Kiss your Partner, Hug a Tree'

If you walk into the Ceci Wong jewelry store or the Kicks shoe shop in downtown Menlo Park, you might see a sterling silver...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by MPer, on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:27 pm | 1 comment | 1471 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Thieves get away with $180,000 in copper cable

Crime reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/01/06/police-calls-thieves-get-away-with-180000-in-copper-cable...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Chance, on Jan 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 1857 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton moves toward town-wide, high-speed optical fiber system

Mike Farmwald says his plans to install a state-of-the-art optical fiber cable stystem in Atherton would provide the town...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Steve Aber, on Jan 6, 2016 at 8:14 am | 5 comments | 2461 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton year in review: civic center, Surf Air, new ballpark and more

Some of the top stories in Atherton in 2015 included work on the new civic center, the ongoing issues with Surf Air, a new...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by Measure L, on Jan 6, 2016 at 6:56 am | 5 comments | 2825 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fills 31 job openings

Since September, when Menlo Park police commander Dave Bertini began work as the city's interim human resources director,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jenson, on Jan 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm | 15 comments | 2407 Views

MENLO PARK

Sharon Heights apartments sell for $245 million

The Sharon Green Apartments in Menlo Park's Sharon Heights neighborhood were recently sold for $245 million, or $828,000...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Jan 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm | 5 comments | 3054 Views

AROUND TOWN

Appeals court upholds dismissal of Woodell lawsuit against fire board directors

While the mystery of what really happened in Menlo Park's long-running legal soap opera involving a political sign and a...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by phew, on Jan 4, 2016 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2807 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: 'Spare the Air' day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for the entire Bay Area for Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2016
Last comment by S Emm, on Jan 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 4 comments | 1611 Views

MENLO PARK

Former Menlo Park mayor and councilman Andy Cohen dies

Andy Cohen, former Menlo Park mayor and two-term council member, was found dead in his Menlo Park home yesterday, Dec. 29,...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Jan 3, 2016 at 12:43 pm | 14 comments | 1874 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Atherton: Road rage leads to armed robbery

An incident between two motorists on Saturday evening (Dec. 26) that began as road rage in Menlo Park evolved into an armed...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by LYC, on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 14 comments | 4540 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Car crash kills man, 23, Sunday morning on Portola Road

Portola Valley resident Charles Derwin, the 23-year-old son of the town's mayor, died early Sunday morning (Dec. 27) in...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ann, on Dec 31, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 7 comments | 7639 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

New York & New Jersey Liberals Discriminate Against Asian Students

The New York Post has published an article about how Bill De Blasio and other New York and New Jersey Liberals are discriminating...

Original post made by Asian American on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by Right wing echo chamber , on Dec 30, 2015 at 11:14 pm | 3 comments | 752 Views

AROUND TOWN

County may spend $600K to defend suit over Skyline rehab center

The county Board of Supervisors recently authorized spending up to $600,000 to defend the county in a discrimination lawsuit...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by County Resident, on Dec 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1412 Views

ATHERTON

Caltrain QUIET ZONE at Fair Oaks Railroad crossing. You can HELP

Hello, I'm posting to Almanacnews to let residents that live in Lloyden Park and Menlo Park Villas (the neighborhood near...

Original post made by Scott on Dec. 14, 2015
Last comment by Train Fan, on Dec 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm | 18 comments | 1671 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park Eagle Scouts to be honored Jan. 9

Robert Lane and Anders Chiang have earned the rank of Eagle Scout and will be recognized at a Court of Honor Jan. 9 at Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Dec 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 2 comments | 1767 Views
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