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ATHERTON

Three potential candidates start process in Atherton

Three people have taken the first steps toward running for the Atherton City Council in November. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Wrong, on Jul 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 2 comments | 961 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Specific plan initiative goes to ballot

Voters will have a chance to determine the fate of a grassroots group's proposed changes to Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 50 comments | 19259 Views

MENLO PARK

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana restaurant opens in downtown Menlo Park

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana, a family-owned Mexican restaurant, opened this month at 1081 El Camino Real in downtown Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2014 at 7:28 am | 12 comments | 5488 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Fencing setbacks debated

A passionate three-hour conversation about fence regulations? It happened in Independence Hall in Woodside before the Town...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Opposed, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:27 am | 1 comment | 439 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New El Camino Real mixed-use project

Pinnacle Group has submitted an application to build a new mixed-use complex at 1283-1295 El Camino Real, according to the...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Warning, on Jul 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 17 comments | 3179 Views

WOODSIDE

Police calls: Woodside construction site burglarized for $18,900 in losses

Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Portola Valley and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/07/17/police-calls-woodside-construction-site...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Concerned, on Jul 28, 2014 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 1272 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council selects civic center project manager

Atherton's City Council approved a contract with a project manager for their new civic center, moving the project a step...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1756 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo Park: Crepes Cafe closing on July 28

Crepes Cafe in Menlo Park will be closing on July 28, according to a message posted on its doors from owner Janet Scopazzi....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Aug 23, 2014 at 2:45 am | 21 comments | 5987 Views

MENLO PARK

Author, model, and comedic talent Fran Kearton dies

The final curtain has come down on the life of Menlo Park resident Frances Peace Kearton, whose varied career included performing...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by JulieToo, on Aug 15, 2014 at 6:10 pm | 4 comments | 2392 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Get serious about conserving water

Town council members from both Portola Valley and Woodside at recent meetings expressed concern about the significant increase...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Matt R, on Jul 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 6 comments | 3215 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Deputies use Taser on 'physically combative' Redwood City man

Allegations of illegal narcotics possession and a physical altercation with deputies in the Woodside town center led to the...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by grandmother6, on Aug 12, 2014 at 10:04 am | 7 comments | 1902 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac publisher commended

Tom Gibboney, center, who retired June 27 as editor and publisher of the Almanac, was commended by the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 1211 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Water mandates signal 'get tough' approach

The state Water Resources Control Board on July 15 took steps to enable local water agencies to move beyond voluntary compliance...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 22, 2014 at 8:47 am | 2 comments | 1737 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Today: Clinton at Facebook in Menlo Park

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host a live question-and-answer session during her visit to Facebook's...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by book sales, on Jul 21, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 1336 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: BBC restaurant plans move ahead

Rob Fischer's plans to renovate the historic BBC in Menlo Park into a three-floor restaurant are moving along; he requested...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by easong, on Aug 7, 2014 at 9:35 pm | 8 comments | 2821 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Cline, Combs pull papers for council race

Two people so far have pulled papers to potentially run for the Menlo Park City Council this year: incumbent Rich Cline and...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gimme A Break, on Aug 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 16 comments | 1740 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Interim principal appointed for Corte Madera

John Dean, the Portola Valley School District's director of learning and media, has been named interim principal at Corte...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jul 25, 2014 at 9:31 pm | 4 comments | 1520 Views

MENLO PARK

West Menlo Park: New daycare with hourly drop-offs gets a boost

County supervisors recently added momentum to plans to proceed with a daycare center in West Menlo Park, one designed for...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Jul 30, 2014 at 8:19 am | 19 comments | 3437 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Man says he was 'traveling' without a license, not driving

Crime reports from Woodside and Menlo Park Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/07/21/police-calls-man-says-he-was-traveling-without-a-license-not-driving...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Former IRS, on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:43 pm | 10 comments | 1671 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton pedestrian struck by car dies of injuries

Atherton resident Shahriar Rahimzadeh, 32, died at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Stanford Hospital of injuries sustained...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 126 comments | 13479 Views
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