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Former president visits Portola Valley

<I>The author, Samantha Bergeson, is a resident of Portola Valley and a sophomore at Menlo School. </I></B> Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Joy D, on Mar 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm | 8 comments | 2265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Uprising in Egypt topic of talk

Stanford professor Joel Beinin will present a talk, "The Popular Uprising in Egypt," at the Wednesday, March 30, meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by Yawn, on Mar 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm | 2 comments | 1515 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodsiders to executive recruiter: Find us another Susan George

As the town of Woodside searches for a new manager, residents find much to praise, and nothing to criticize, in Susan George,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 3178 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Former council member sticks up for Fergusson

Last week's Almanac story (and accompanying editorial) on council travel implies that some Menlo Park City Council members...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 20 comments | 2693 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - 3/28/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Four Ms Bradwells Meg Waite Clayton 2 Tiger's Wife Tea Obreht 3 Room Emma Donoghue 4 Saturday Big...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Mar. 29, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1780 Views

MENLO PARK

Report calls Stanford traffic mitigation for Menlo Park 'intolerable'

A report drafted by the transportation commission calls the inequity between the $8.3 million Stanford has proposed giving...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 29, 2011 at 10:34 am | 53 comments | 3758 Views

MENLO PARK

What's your frequency? Menlo library plans upgrade

A desire for faster checkout and fewer literary thefts lies behind a proposed Menlo Park public library upgrade. As part...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Hello 2011!, on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:37 am | 2 comments | 1855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton girl is "Annie" at Castilleja Middle School Production

Gabby Occhipinti of Atherton a 7th grader at Castilleja Middle School, will be starring as Annie in the musical of the same...

Original post made by Ellin Carpenter on Jan. 24, 2011
Last comment by Gabby Occhipinti, on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 2526 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside district fire chief closes out 33 years of firefighting

Protecting life and lifestyle in woodsy Portola Valley and Woodside, implanting in residents' minds the constant threats...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Friend, on Mar 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm | 38 comments | 5821 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Valley school story disputed by parents, staff

This note is a community response to last week's cover article, "Classroom Divide," which alleged confusion about and even...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 3168 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classroom divide: School district, teachers face push-back on technology in the classroom

John Davenport was a chalk-and-graphite kind of teacher, but when the Portola Valley School District started offering laptops...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 33 comments | 9475 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park BBC sexual assault trial ends abruptly

Although the prosecution was no longer offering a deal, a man charged with committing sexual assault at the British Bankers...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm | 5 comments | 1739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grandparents' Day at La Entrada Middle School

The Las Lomitas Education Foundation's 3rd annual Grandparents' Day was a success! About 300 grandparents attended and were...

Original post made by Lucia Tedesco on Mar. 26, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2950 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Secrecy surrounds the now-closed Al's Nursery

Al's Nursery, an institution for 51 years in Portola Valley, closed on March 16. The doors of the nursery building at 900...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 3173 Views

SPORTS

MA Bears Varsity Baseball Team Pulls One Out

The Ma Bears Varsity baseball team played the Sequoia Cherokees for a rematch in more ways than one. The home team once...

Original post made by Linda Lange on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2916 Views

FICTION

Senior athletes kick off state championships Saturday

Seeking to inspire people of all ages to live more active, healthy and fulfilling lives, the 2011 Bay Area Senior Games will...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 4422 Views

FICTION

Town may regulate commercial use of tennis/sports courts

A regulation is in the works in Portola Valley that would establish criteria to determine when a professional such as a tennis...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by , on Mar 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm | -1 comments | 3532 Views

MENLO PARK

Beginning tonight: Cantor Arts Center 'Treasure Market' benefit

"Treasure Market 2011," Stanford's Cantor Arts Center fundraiser, begins tonight (March 25) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by , on Mar 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm | -9 comments | 2418 Views

MENLO PARK

Film strikes chord

The 2009 documentary "Race to Nowhere," a biting critique of the culture of overachievement in schools, played to a nearly...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2041 Views

MOVIES

Services Saturday for Buzz Hamlin

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26, for Homer Clair (Buzz) Hamlin, a resident of Menlo Park for 44 years,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 6678 Views
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