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MENLO PARK

Mayor Carlton's Fantastic Story

Over the weekend I received a phone call from a friend who lives in the north bay who relayed a story to me he found hard...

Original post made by Silverman Fan on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by another view, on Oct 17, 2015 at 11:34 am | 4 comments | 550 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Jeb Bush to visit for fundraiser on Oct. 20

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is set to visit Woodside on Tuesday, Oct. 20, for a fundraiser at the home of...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Oct 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 18 comments | 2235 Views

MENLO PARK

Saturday morning: Unity Bike Ride in Belle Haven

Local cyclists of all ages are invited to attend a "unity" bike ride on Saturday, Oct. 17, starting at the McNeil Family...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Oct 16, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 1 comment | 907 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside man raises reward funds in effort to nab tack-scatterer on Kings Mountain Road

There are still no leads as to who is scattering carpet tacks on Kings Mountain Road in Woodside, a steep winding route popular...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Dan S., on Oct 16, 2015 at 12:31 pm | 31 comments | 8811 Views

WOODSIDE

Election roundup: Two incumbents on Woodside council not running

San Mateo County's candidate roster for town councils and governing boards of school districts and special districts is...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2015
Last comment by Thomas J, on Oct 16, 2015 at 5:57 am | 5 comments | 2125 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deer spotted near Allied Arts

Menlo Park resident John Patun sent the Almanac this photo of a solitary deer seen grazing Oct. 12 at about 11:50 a.m. at...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 1350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside school board challenger is 'suspending campaign'

Woodside Elementary School District board candidate Joel Hornstein said on Sunday, Oct. 11, that he is suspending his campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 15, 2015 at 8:24 am | 14 comments | 3082 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

More details on abrupt departure of Portola Valley superintendent

When the Portola Valley School District announced the departure of Superintendent Lisa Gonzales in a press release on Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by new participant , on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:48 am | 24 comments | 7586 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Drought and well water

I would like to see our municipal water agencies doing more to educate the public on the effects of using well water to irrigate...

Original post made by Triona on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 14, 2015 at 9:04 pm | 1 comment | 386 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

East Coast-style pizza coming to Ladera

Ladera Country Shopper in Ladera will soon be home to Rusty's Roadside Grill, an East Coast-style pizzeria from the owner...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 1873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire chief releases recording of response in heavy traffic to Sept. 22 motorcycle fatality

Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman has released an audio recording of the Menlo Park Fire District's response to a Sept. 22...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:52 am | 13 comments | 2662 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police cleared by San Mateo DA in shooting of mentally ill man face wrongful death suit in federal court

http://www.marinscope.com/pacifica_tribune/news/chang-family-files-suit-for-wrongful-death/article_447c8804-71fa-11e5-a592-eb094338b42c.html The...

Original post made by Here We Go Again on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 14, 2015 at 6:50 am | 1 comment | 319 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Time to open discussion on leaf blowers

Attempts by cities to curtail or outright ban the use of leaf blowers over the years have often been defeated by professional...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Jay Aarr, on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:53 am | 26 comments | 2154 Views

WOODSIDE

Boys water polo: Woodside clinches spot in CCS tournament

Woodside High School varsity boys water polo team is now 4-0 in the PAL Bay Division (6-5 overall) and has clinched a spot...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by WHparent, on Oct 12, 2015 at 10:12 pm | 5 comments | 1697 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Study: Lyme disease-infected ticks found in 'all kinds of habitats'

A study funded by the Portola Valley-based nonprofit Bay Area Lyme Foundation found the bacteria that cause Lyme disease...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 7 comments | 3213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley Superintendent Lisa Gonzales resigns

Portola Valley School District Superintendent Lisa Gonzales is leaving the district, effective Friday, Oct. 9, with Eric...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Trouble indeed, on Oct 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 3 comments | 3654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local effort to help animal victims of Valley wildfire

When Joanne Klebe learned of the many animals who perished in September's Valley wildfire in Lake County, she says: "It hit...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 1910 Views

MENLO PARK

Belle Haven residents give Facebook a thumbs-up

Facebook officials say they have built a positive relationship with residents of the Belle Haven neighborhood adjoining their...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2015
Last comment by Well now..., on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 2236 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our "me first" society

Another thread on this site is discussing someone who is putting tacks on Woodside's roadways to hurt bicyclists. As expected,...

Original post made by pogo on Oct. 3, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 10, 2015 at 6:13 pm | 23 comments | 1846 Views

MENLO PARK

Shameful marathon city council meeting this Tuesday

the city council agenda just came out and there are 2 whopper topics on top of a lot of other business. The topics are the...

Original post made by taxpayer and voter on Oct. 3, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Oct 10, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 13 comments | 1114 Views
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