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AROUND TOWN

Major renovation planned for Avenidas senior center

The Avenidas senior center in Palo Alto unveiled plans recently for a modern, technologically advanced senior center that...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Margaret, on Jul 23, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 1 comment | 1163 Views

ATHERTON

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights

Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by farmer doe, on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:47 am | 106 comments | 4853 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Poll: Clinton trails top Republicans in battleground states

One of this site's posters continually and tauntingly asks "who can beat Hillary Clinton?" According to today's Quinnipiac...

Original post made by pogo on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:56 am | 4 comments | 295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A teacher wins presidential award for environmental education

Lance Powell, who teaches environmental chemistry and advanced-placement environmental science at Menlo-Atherton High School,...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Jane D, on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:47 am | 4 comments | 2108 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama gets Geography wrong again

On the Tonight Show with Jay Leno President Obama made a reference to the following ports as being on the Gulf Coast: Charleston,...

Original post made by 57 States or is the President Smarter than a 5th Grader on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by corner office, on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:46 am | 42 comments | 2070 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury returns guilty verdict in Woodside burglary case

A jury has found Arizona resident Bradley Sullivan guilty of burglary and grand theft in the residential burglary of a Woodside...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Robert D., on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:14 am | 1 comment | 1344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Actress portrays Julia Morgan at Menlo Park Library

Julia Morgan, one of the most famous architects of the 20th century, will be portrayed by performer Jill Jackson in a free...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by creekside, on Jul 23, 2015 at 7:19 am | 1 comment | 254 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park's Hap Halloran, bombardier and POW

During World War II, Menlo Park resident Raymond "Hap" Halloran found himself on the giving and the receiving ends in the...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by Ron Calub, on Jul 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm | 14 comments | 4216 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park water district rate changes approved

After making sure they understood the reasons why they had little choice about doing it, the Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Steve Taffee, on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 2047 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Does Woodside need yet another planner?

My wife and I moved to Woodside nine years ago when I retired as a land-use lawyer. I soon found myself in Woodside Town...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2015
Last comment by Not quite, on Jul 21, 2015 at 10:32 pm | 21 comments | 1577 Views

MENLO PARK

Hearing on Menlo Park water rate increase

Menlo Park wants to change the way it charges for water, and the change would result in a nearly 30 percent increase for...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by Or better yet, on Jul 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 5 comments | 2142 Views

MENLO PARK

July 18-19: Connoisseurs' Marketplace returns to downtown Menlo Park

A new Culinary Arts Corner will feature demonstrations by 10 Bay Area chefs at the 29th annual Connoisseurs' Marketplace...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 7 comments | 1644 Views

AROUND TOWN

SSFPD Involved in Public Meetings…Harbor District

South San Francisco Police Officers much more involved in Public Meeting than you would ever imagine. Recent San Mateo County...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jun. 7, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 17 comments | 628 Views

ATHERTON

Water use in June down dramatically for local communities

Water customers in Woodside, Portola Valley and Atherton cut water use by 47 percent and more in June when measured against...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm | 2 comments | 1298 Views

MENLO PARK

Planning Commission meeting on Facebook development proposal

The Menlo Park Planning Commission tonight will consider a proposal by Facebook to develop its 58-acre third campus with...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2015
Last comment by Bob McGrew, on Jul 19, 2015 at 9:33 pm | 13 comments | 3200 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ruth Anne Bortz, long-distance runner and Portola Valley resident, dies

Ruth Anne Bortz of Portola Valley, a long-distance runner of marathons and back-country races, died July 14 at her home....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Nicholas & Elise, on Jul 18, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 3 comments | 3549 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Major remodel to close town library for several months

The Woodside Library will close Saturday, Aug. 1, for six to nine months for a major remodel. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/07/17/woodside-major-rem...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Parking nightmare coming, on Jul 18, 2015 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 1319 Views

WOODSIDE

Recent home sales: Woodside home bought for $12K sells for $1.8 million

After being purchased for $12,000 in 1968, a Woodside home sells for more than $1.8 million. A lot can happen in 47 years....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 17, 2015 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 2349 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cafe Zoe in Redwood City closes

Although Cafe Zoe, a hub of community in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, continues to keep its doors wide open, owner...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jul 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 2210 Views

ATHERTON

A cafe in new Atherton civic center?

Atherton, which now has no commercial zoning, may soon change that so locals can buy a cup of coffee when the town gets its...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by John Thibault, on Jul 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 15 comments | 2614 Views
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