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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 | 1384 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 | 1342 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 | 235 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 | 601 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 | 1131 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 | 1640 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 | 380 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 | 345 Views

MENLO PARK

Growing up with Ty Cobb

About 10 years ago Herschel Cobb and his daughter Madelyn were looking at a photo of her as a young child. Suddenly, she...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Taylor, on Jul 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 382 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local real estate agents among top sellers in country

Three local Realtor teams and 14 individuals were among the top 250 salespeople in the country in 2013, in rankings announced...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Jul 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 5 comments | 2786 Views

AROUND TOWN

Good listeners: Dogs give young readers undivided attention

Robbie came from Redwood City to the Woodside library on June 11 just so he could read to his longtime friend, Annie, who...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2014
Last comment by Wood, on Jul 12, 2014 at 4:47 pm | 2 comments | 1515 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former assemblyman Ira Ruskin dies at age 70

Services will be held Wednesday, July 9, for former state assemblyman Ira Ruskin, who represented the 21st Assembly District...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2014
Last comment by gina, on Jul 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 7 comments | 1521 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: CEQA prevents expediting fire station remodel

Seven years in the planning, the redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street in Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm | 13 comments | 1380 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside halts work at mansion

The top floors of the three-story mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside are reported to be resting on steel beams...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Why?, on Jul 12, 2014 at 8:56 am | 6 comments | 3551 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

July 9: Portola Valley to hear water-conservation ideas

Portola Valley may hold a community forum on water conservation. It's one of several ideas that a water-conservation task...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 9, 2014 at 9:56 am | 6 comments | 925 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge upholds settlement in Menlo Park fire director defamation lawsuit

A judge has denied a request to nullify the settlement agreement reached in a defamation countersuit between a Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by bizarre, on Jul 11, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 14 comments | 1566 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Vintage fighting vehicles to be sold in Los Trancos Woods

For those with deep pockets and a deep hunger to own an authentic military fighting vehicle from World War II or the Cold...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Hector F, on Jul 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 3 comments | 2006 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Man allegedly backs truck into police officer

A Menlo Park police officer investigating a code violation complaint wound up being treated at the hospital after being struck...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Really, on Jul 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 10 comments | 2521 Views

OTHER TOPICS

July hikes, geocaching in open space preserves

For those seeking exercise in the great outdoors in July, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has lined up a number...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District , on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 453 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Analysis of specific plan initiative released

There is plenty for Menlo Park residents to evaluate in the analysis of Save Menlo's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jul 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm | 48 comments | 2426 Views
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