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Menlo Park: Fire temporarily shuts down SLAC linear accelerator

The linear accelerator at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park has been shut down after a June 25 fire that...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by Erik, on Jun 28, 2014 at 9:14 am | 1 comment | 1843 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff's Office warns of rise in burglaries

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of an increase in burglaries throughout the Peninsula, south...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by gina, on Jun 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 1830 Views

WOODSIDE

'Step Back in Time' at Filoli estate

Fans of Downton Abbey who also happen to be fans of Woodside's Filoli can combine their loves at a Thursday, July 17, fundraiser...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jason Petersson, on Jun 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 1734 Views

MENLO PARK

Speier: 'Elaborate ingenuity' needed to tackle sea-level rise

The threat of rising seas in San Mateo County was the focus of a planning conference in Foster City on Friday...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 2, 2014 at 8:25 am | 5 comments | 893 Views

MENLO PARK

Specific plan initiative qualifies for ballot

Save Menlo celebrated the news over the June 21 weekend that its grassroots initiative to change sections of Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 1, 2014 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 268 Views

WOODSIDE

Demolition work has Woodside reviewing mansion's remodel

Plans approved in mid-2013 for a significant remodel of a 7,750-square-foot mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Jul 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm | 6 comments | 3717 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district votes to find new site for downtown station

The redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street seems an unlikely ground zero for Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 45 comments | 3354 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Top sales tax producer leaving city

In the wake of a merger, Office Depot Max, one of Menlo Park's top sales tax producers, is leaving for Fremont this fall,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Propaganda Opportunity, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 11 comments | 2746 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown plan initiative could affect fire-station remodel

The redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street seems an unlikely ground zero for Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:45 am | 45 comments | 6315 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside sets kickoff meeting for 'Day of Horse' fair, ride

WHOA! — the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association — is hosting the 10th annual Woodside Day of the Horse kickoff...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Camelot, on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 377 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

In 1931 a chauffeur enjoys a moment with a small dog, seen on the running board of this elegant coupe. (Photo courtesy of...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Jul 2, 2014 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 892 Views

WOODSIDE

Police calls: Bicycles valued at $11,000 stolen from open garage

Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park and Ladera Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/07/02/police-calls-bicycles-value...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by JasonE, on Jul 7, 2014 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 2025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Farewell from the publisher: Guiding the Almanac has been a rewarding adventure

As I retire from the Almanac after more than 20 years as publisher, it is rewarding to look back at what a fascinating job...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 11 comments | 1999 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park looks at changing pesticide policy

In the wake of residents' concerns about Menlo Park's spraying of a synthetic herbicide called "Roundup," the city is working...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 1575 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside woman writes romantic suspense novel

Lisa Frieden, a Woodside resident with a background in science but a Ph.D. in English, was working on her autobiography,...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 2396 Views

MENLO PARK

Two officers named to Menlo Park motorcycle patrol

Menlo Park police officers Roy Lacy and Felicia Byars have been appointed to new positions with the recently reinstated motorcycle...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by a.res ident, on Jul 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 2 comments | 815 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Willow Road goes green

A crew from the city of Menlo Park recently installed new green bike lanes on Willow Road between Middlefield Road and U.S....

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Biker, on Jul 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1403 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

GreenWaste says it needs higher rates because people are producing less garbage

The Portola Valley Town Council approved a 5.58 percent rate increase for recycled materials and garbage collection in town....

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ugh, on Jul 6, 2014 at 8:04 am | 4 comments | 1981 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College signs a couple of transfers for sports programs

==BI Oaks roundup == The Menlo College men's soccer program put the finishing touches to their 2014 recruiting class on...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 556 Views

MENLO PARK

Celebrating the Fourth with parades, festivals, rodeo

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day need look no further than local communities, where lots of activities,...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by cmon, on Jul 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 557 Views
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