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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Another sentencing delay for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

The long-awaited sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed, again, until 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Clunge, on Dec 3, 2016 at 6:08 pm | 3 comments | 2097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Woodside's Bailey is now flea-free

This story started with a very itchy dog in Woodside named Bailey who scratched at hairless hotspots for years. After multiple...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 638 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: More work needed on Menlo Park general plan before approval

At the outset, let us say collectively that we believe there are many positive attributes contained in the proposed general...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Dec 3, 2016 at 2:39 pm | 25 comments | 1919 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise Pope recently...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Westbrook, on Dec 2, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 9 comments | 3955 Views

MENLO PARK

Traffic alert: Major water main replacement project in Menlo Park

The California Water Service company will soon begin a several-months-long project to replace 3,875 feet of water main on...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Katherine Arthurs, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm | 7 comments | 3085 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park resident aims to slow down the caffeine scene

If waiting impatiently in line for Starbucks, Philz or Peet's for your caffeine dose isn't your, well, cup of tea, a new...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Nikki Stitt Sokol, on Dec 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 1262 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton is hosting a girls wrestling tournament

Folashade Akinola and Abby Erickson followed Menlo-Atherton High senior Chelsea Wilson into the wrestling room and helped...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Menlo, on Dec 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 1 comment | 351 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Former dry cleaner faces prison term for defrauding customers

Edwin Gary Smith, the former owner of Menalto Dry Cleaners in Menlo Park, pleaded no contest on July 8 to eight felonies:...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 2, 2016 at 11:49 am | 8 comments | 4931 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park aerospace engineer named county's poet laureate

Aerospace engineer, private pilot and Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg has been named the new poet laureate of San Mateo...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3330 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: Raising expectations through education

<I>Story by Elizabeth Weal, founder and executive director, Sequoia Adult School Scholars. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2016/11/16/holiday-fund-r...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Ruth Sherer, on Dec 1, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 2 comments | 195 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park district school board meets again on parcel tax

A discussion about the details of a parcel tax that could be put on the March 7, 2017 ballot is the sole topic of a special...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:39 pm | 43 comments | 2537 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: We must work together to solve county's housing crisis

Most residents of San Mateo County who are not policymakers see only a part of the impact of the housing crisis. You might...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Arrgghhhh !!!!, on Dec 1, 2016 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 363 Views

MENLO PARK

Locals seeking ways to protect vulnerable groups before Trump takes office

Before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, some people in Menlo Park are trying to cement protections for...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by pogo, on Dec 1, 2016 at 2:56 pm | 55 comments | 5114 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: New baker for farmers' market knows art, science of bread-making

In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Kim, on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 1730 Views

MENLO PARK

Trump aide Manafort implicated in pro-Russian protests against US troops

Pelting US Marines with rocks? Trump's personal judgement is so flawed - just this example disqualifies him from even running...

Original post made by Conservative American Home on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Meeting rooms, on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:40 am | 4 comments | 183 Views

MENLO PARK

San Mateo County enhances protection for 'significant' trees

San Mateo County has beefed up its tree protection regulations after residents of Menlo Oaks, in unincorporated Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Judy Horst, on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:11 am | 6 comments | 1251 Views

AROUND TOWN

Apropos of sourdough

In a tiny village in central France where Fiona Strouts' parents now live, the arrival of the baker and his cargo of homemade...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by maryannd, on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:01 am | 1 comment | 153 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump on Rigged Election: millions of people voted illegally!

MILLIONS VOTED ILLEGALLY!!!!! Sounds like Trump should be in favor of recounts! * Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump...

Original post made by breaking news - election RIGGED! on Nov. 27, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:19 am | 6 comments | 212 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Your perspective on the claims of a Trump landslide?

13% of MP voted for Trump, 87% against. Yet we see so many Trump supporters in the various threads in our Almanac Town Square....

Original post made by St Bernard on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:12 am | 1 comment | 77 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Oak Grove Avenue fire station bites the dust

The demolition of the fire station at 700 Oak Grove Ave. in downtown Menlo Park on Monday, Nov. 28, was a necessary step...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm | 1 comment | 1641 Views
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