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WOODSIDE

Woodside: Stop-work order lifted for mansion

After more than two months of enforced idleness, the stop-work order issued in July at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 10, 2014 at 2:53 pm | 6 comments | 1903 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Car strikes four pedestrians, including three special needs students, in San Mateo

Three special needs students from a San Mateo high school and a woman in her 20s were struck by a car in San Mateo this...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by best wishes, on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 1448 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to spend $45,000 on drought outreach

The city's water fund will chip in $45,000 to help get the word out about mandatory water conservation measures to customers...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Louise68, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:03 am | 14 comments | 1519 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park holds forum on general plan update

Menlo Park has plans -- a lot of them: the specific plan, the housing plan, the Willow business area plan, the Belle Haven...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm | 15 comments | 756 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton, Menlo Park: Cops focus on distracted driving

A contingent of seven or eight motorcycle officers from around San Mateo County will be in Menlo Park and Atherton on Friday...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Gimme a break, on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm | 23 comments | 2223 Views

MENLO PARK

All lanes reopened after major injury accident on 101

The roadway has reopened after three lanes were shutdown on the southbound U.S. 101 in Menlo Park due to a major injury...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Boardermom, on Sep 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 6 comments | 1713 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Three Woodside High students accused in marijuana cookie incident

Crime and accident reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/09/11/police-calls-three-woodside-high-students-accused-in-...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 1735 Views

MENLO PARK

Anton Menlo gets ready for construction of 394 apartments

Developer St. Anton Partners has cleared 10 acres of land at 3639 Haven Ave., off Marsh Road, in Menlo Park in preparation...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm | 15 comments | 2371 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tips on handling a mountain lion encounter

Mountain lion sightings are not uncommon on the Midpeninsula. Local officials are reminding residents of the best way to...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Sep 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm | 2 comments | 959 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Public hearing on housing element

A public hearing on Atherton's housing element, a state-mandated plan for providing housing to people of all income levels,...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 246 Views

MENLO PARK

Obituary: David Michael Cleary

A memorial service to celebrate the life of David Michael Cleary was held May 29 at the Ladera Recreation Center in Ladera....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Bradley B., on Sep 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm | 1 comment | 53 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Learning by doing: Students acquire multiple skills by working on projects

Portola Valley teachers spent some time being students this summer; learning about project-based learning, in which students...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Margot Rawlins, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 2 comments | 1912 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vi seniors take case to federal court

More than 40 seniors mobilized in the U.S. District Court in San Jose this week to show their displeasure with how the parent...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by PACCRC, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 4 comments | 1847 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Measure M and balanced development

Contrary to what Mickie Winkler claims in her September 3 letter to the Almanac's editor, Measure M does, in fact, uphold...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm | 10 comments | 322 Views

MENLO PARK

Two injured in Menlo Park accident

Two people were injured in a rear-end collision at the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Chilco Street at about 11...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:55 am | 3 comments | 1403 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley residents report seeing mountain lion in backyard

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by West Atherton resident, on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm | 6 comments | 1888 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Mary Kom'

Mary Kom holds enough world boxing championship titles and influence in the sport to merit a keen cinematic look at her career's...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chan Iyer, on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 2470 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police stage training at former school this week

Explosions, gunfire and yelling -- all simulated -- may be heard coming from the former campus of James Flood Elementary...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 1349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Supporters of a new charter school in the Menlo Park City School District that would teach many of its classes in Mandarin...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 1816 Views

AROUND TOWN

Motorcycle cops issue 82 tickets for 'distracted driving' in Atherton, Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycle patrols in Atherton and Menlo Park issued 76 tickets to drivers using cellphones illegally and six...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by JGB, on Sep 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm | 13 comments | 2743 Views
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