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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 | 1749 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 | 1380 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 | 4089 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 | 4485 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 | 9626 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 | 2537 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 RB, on Aug 5, 2014 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments | 4035 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Election 2014: Open space district seeks voter OK for $300M bond measure

If two-thirds of voters approve Measure AA, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will be able to issue up to $300...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm | 10 comments | 695 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council split over new privacy law

In a rare 3-2 vote for the current Menlo Park council, a new ordinance governing the use of surveillance data by law enforcement...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm | 14 comments | 3541 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Couple sentenced to jail for stealing luggage after Asiana Airlines crash

Two people who used the confusion after the Asiana Airlines plane crash at San Francisco International Airport last summer...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on May 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm | 5 comments | 1973 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Ex-council member rejects specific plan petition

A group calling themselves "Save Menlo" is promoting a petition that would dramatically alter the recently re-approved El...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 21, 2014 at 7:06 am | 55 comments | 2864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton teen honored nationally for volunteer work

Jessica Bird, a senior at Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Atherton, is one of 10 young volunteers across the nation honored...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by R. Todd Johnson, on May 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 2418 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election: $13.5 million in bonds for Woodside School?

When people pass by Woodside Elementary School, they see a well-manicured campus with attractive, recent-vintage buildings....

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by your real name, on May 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 2139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: St. Patrick's Seminary secretary pleads no contest to felony embezzlement

A secretary accused of helping her boss embezzle money from St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park has pleaded no contest,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 18, 2014 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 4770 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Pregnant woman robbed in driveway

A man approached a pregnant woman sitting in a car parked in the driveway of her Menlo Park home and shattered a car window...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Belden, on May 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments | 2895 Views

OTHER TOPICS

READERS' CHOICE: You decide: Vote today for your favorites

To vote now for your favorite shops and services in your Readers' Choice poll, click here: http://www.almanacnews.com/readers_choice/voting/form.php By...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by George, on May 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 196 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight is 'Flight Night' in Portola Valley

Portola Valley will hold its fourth annual "Flight Night," with demonstrations and displays of radio-controlled model aircraft,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on May 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm | 2 comments | 1129 Views

AROUND TOWN

Skylonda: Work begins on Skyline slope

Crews from Caltrans are working to repair a steep slope off the shoulder of Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard) at mile post 13.1...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on May 17, 2014 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 2211 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council shares views on nonresident recreational fee surcharge

Should nonresidents pay 35 percent more, and wait a week longer to register, for the city of Menlo Park's recreation classes?...

Original post made on May. 17, 2014
Last comment by Do your research, on May 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm | 4 comments | 2106 Views

MENLO PARK

St. Raymond first in academic decathlon

<I>Submitted by Lynn Stieren, teacher at St. Raymond School.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/03/12/st-raymond-first-in-academic-decathl...

Original post made on May. 17, 2014
Last comment by Equal time, on May 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm | 2 comments | 467 Views
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