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PORTOLA VALLEY

Parker resigns from Portola Valley school board

Scott Parker has announced his resignation from the Portola Valley School District board, which he has served on since 2009....

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Orly Taitz, on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 4508 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Changes in Stanford/Arrillaga project on El Camino please some, not others

While some say Stanford and developer John Arrillaga took a step in the right direction by adding housing and reducing medical...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm | 23 comments | 2191 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Envisioning a 'frontier of possibility'

Hillview Middle School Principal Erik Burmeister blazed new trails during his first year on the job, and promises to continue...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Setting the record straight, on Jul 22, 2013 at 9:14 am | 17 comments | 8342 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Almanac's Readers' Choice 2013 winners

Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops and services in the 2013 Readers' Choice poll. ==B Photo:== Studio...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jun 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 4 comments | 67154 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls

Crime reports from Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/06/police-calls-three-children-attacked-at-portola-va...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm | 5 comments | 10592 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Home design doesn't fit neighborhood, commission decides

The architect of a two-story 3,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home on Middle Avenue was sent back to the drawing board...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by For guidelines, on Jan 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 22 comments | 17229 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man sentenced to more than nine years in felony elder abuse case

A man convicted of felony elder abuse related to withholding medication and forging loans has been sentenced to nine years...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Carey, on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 7 comments | 2474 Views

ATHERTON

Tuesday: Atherton interviews architect finalists

Atherton will soon choose between two finalists bidding to design the town's new civic center, and is scheduled to sign an...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jan 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 2386 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Greening up the dinner table

Like most people, Menlo Park resident Julie Shanson knows that eating healthy is no great mystery. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Susannah, on Apr 6, 2015 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 2018 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Embracing our past and our neighbors

This past week news stories have circulated relating to the closure of Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park, and a group of residents...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by different, on Sep 23, 2015 at 1:24 am | 1 comment | 688 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 | 7338 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley cyclist struck, killed on Skyline Boulevard

The life of Thomas Colby Maddox came to an untimely end Saturday, July 15, after the Portola Valley resident and cyclist...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2007
Last comment by David Nader, on Nov 15, 2007 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 4149 Views

WOODSIDE

Happy trails, thanks to Howard Boone

Horse trails don't take care of themselves. While Woodside helps fund maintenance projects, the town also relies on a dedicated...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2007
Last comment by Bill Raventos, on Oct 15, 2007 at 6:27 am | 1 comment | 3328 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Mayor made right call on Dumbarton rail

I'm pleased we have a Menlo Park mayor who is willing to both advocate for smart and useful transit and be critical of some...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2008
Last comment by look ahead, on Feb 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm | 1 comment | 2545 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: 'Counterproductive' politics at play in Menlo Park?

Of late The Almanac has printed numerous letters espousing the "residentialist" future for Menlo Park, which another letter-writer...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2008
Last comment by Big Daddy, on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 2219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest charter school rejects East Palo Alto site

Directors of Everest Public High School, a new charter school that plans to open in September, have rejected the high school...

Original post made on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by JakeHilfter, on Jun 7, 2009 at 3:43 pm | 20 comments | 2876 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Fire sprinklers still a vexing question

Back in 2004, the Menlo Park City Council turned down a push by the fire district to adopt an ordinance mandating installation...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by vote?, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 1365 Views

OTHER TOPICS

'Servant of Two Masters' playing at Portola Valley Theatre Conservancy

"The Servant of Two Masters," a classic Italian comedy by Carlo Goldoni, will be presented by the Portola Valley Theatre...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2010
Last comment by gina, on Mar 7, 2010 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 1631 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Time to reconsider Peninsula BART system

It is becoming increasingly clear that the ill understood high-speed rail project is the ego driven fantasy of Quentin Kopp...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Ian, on Apr 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 1 comment | 1379 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire in fireplace may have ignited shake roof

A "little roof fire" reported at 12:35 p.m. Monday, July 12, at a one-story home on Lawler Ranch Road in Woodside took firefighters...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by Marshall, on Jul 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm | 1 comment | 2465 Views
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