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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside's May Day festivities set for Saturday

In the spirit of its "Hometown Hero" theme, Woodside's 92nd annual May Day parade grand marshal Elianne Frenkel-Popell will...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Tonia Hurst, on May 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm | 3 comments | 1887 Views

AROUND TOWN

Almanac wins state-wide awards

The Almanac won eight awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association contest, including first-place awards for...

Original post made on May. 4, 2014
Last comment by Come on, on May 13, 2014 at 6:52 am | 9 comments | 2534 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Women's network helps low-income moms

The Women's Achievement Network and Development Alliance (WANDA), which aims to increase the economic self-sufficiency of...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Kay, on May 6, 2014 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 1193 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Ex-Menlo Park employee charged with misdemeanor embezzlement

A 48-year-old man who collected program fees at the front desk of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park has...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Reality, on May 8, 2014 at 7:25 am | 8 comments | 3336 Views

WOODSIDE

Hooray, it's May

Woodside's 92nd annual May Day celebration was a lot like the previous 91, and that's exactly the way the town likes it --...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Darrell Batchelder, on May 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1200 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Granny unit regulations approved

If you live on a lot in Menlo Park that's at least 6,000 square feet and meets some other requirements, including setbacks,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 21, 2014 at 8:05 am | 10 comments | 3076 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Fire drill interrupted by out-of-control dump truck

The wildfire drill getting underway at Ford Field in Portola Valley had an unplanned interruption shortly before 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by janet, on May 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 2952 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council approves animal control shelter funding -- for now

While the county's request that Menlo Park help pay for a new animal control facility finally got approved by the City Council...

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm | 2 comments | 1506 Views

AROUND TOWN

President Obama to visit the Bay Area

Walmart may seem an unlikely place for a president to visit, but President Barack Obama is set to come to Mountain View's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on May 10, 2014 at 9:13 am | 13 comments | 3439 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Passenger seat stolen from car in Woodside

Crime and accident reports from West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/05/08/police-calls-passenger-seat-st...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on May 8, 2014 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 2220 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge to compel Vinod Khosla to testify in Martin's Beach case

Attorneys presented opening arguments Thursday morning on the first day of the latest courtroom battle of private-property...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on May 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm | 4 comments | 1340 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man sentenced to year in jail for Portola Valley attack

A 22-year-old Palo Alto man was sentenced Friday to one year in county jail for an attack on a 13-year-old boy with a...

Original post made on May. 10, 2014
Last comment by Kris, on May 13, 2014 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 4071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park planning commissioners selected

A new face has joined the return of a familiar one on the Menlo Park Planning Commission. The City Council has reappointed...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Good News, on May 11, 2014 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 1232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The beat goes on: An appreciation of Dr. Wong

Jazz royalty. A visionary, and a legend in the jazz world. Any musician would be thrilled to be characterized by those reverential...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Samuel Pearl, on May 11, 2014 at 9:50 am | 1 comment | 1518 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: It's not easy being on the ASRB

Spare a thought or two of gratitude for the seven volunteers who serve on Woodside's Architectural and Site Review Board,...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Tyrannical ASRBurdity, on May 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm | 3 comments | 1157 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New driveway coming to Louise Street

It turns out that life on Menlo Park's Louise Street as the residents know it may survive the addition of one more driveway...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 16 comments | 3799 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Initiative signatures submitted

About a dozen people gathered outside Menlo Park City Hall on May 12 to listen to Save Menlo representatives announce that...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by sasquatch, on May 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 32 comments | 4070 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election: A quarter-billion for Sequoia district high schools?

The coming surge in enrollment at area public high schools, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School, is the issue driving...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Enough, on May 26, 2014 at 10:50 am | 60 comments | 7168 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Blank checks stolen from Menlo Park mailboxes

Two Menlo Park residents told police that blank checks had been stolen from their mailboxes and then used for forgery. Read...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on May 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 2334 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Zuckerberg sued for fraud in Palo Alto real estate deal

A Palo Alto real estate developer is suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for fraud in a deal that allegedly included promises...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by mb, on May 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 3 comments | 3604 Views
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