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MENLO PARK

Menlo College wants to buy, preserve Sunset campus

An idea that could preserve the existing Sunset Magazine buildings has been put forth by Menlo College, which has outgrown...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:10 pm | 20 comments | 3683 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Council makes appointment to architecture review board

In a 5-2 vote after 30 minutes or so of deliberation, a majority on the Woodside Town Council on Nov. 18 approved the appointment...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by member, on Nov 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 1202 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Deputy, two correctional officers arrested

A deputy sheriff and two correctional officers were arrested Nov. 13 on charges that they smuggled cellular phones and drugs...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm | 11 comments | 387 Views

AROUND TOWN

Looking back: The Lane family at Sunset headquarters

The Lane family posed at the Sunset headquarters on Willow Road in this undated photo. Brothers Mel, left, and Bill flank...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 591 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton wants residents to pay town's costs for special events

Atherton residents who host events that cost the town money for police or other services, ranging from presidential visits...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by The Rev. Loon, on Nov 23, 2014 at 10:48 am | 6 comments | 1587 Views

WOODSIDE

Facebook shuttle drivers vote to form union

After presenting a petition and holding a rally at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, the 87 drivers who take Facebook...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Nov 22, 2014 at 9:26 am | 13 comments | 2041 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton moves ahead with Pedestrian Bicycle Master Plan

Moving ahead with a plan to add bike lanes and to make it easier to get around town on foot, Atherton has adopted a Pedestrian...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 1426 Views

MENLO PARK

Third generation of Hassetts opens new hardware store

The fifth family-owned Hassett Hardware store has opened in Redwood City, with the family proving that the little guy really...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Louise68, on Nov 21, 2014 at 5:13 pm | 3 comments | 3111 Views

SPORTS

Volleyball: M-A girls win CCS title 3-1 over Homestead

The top-seeded Menlo-Atherton girls won the second Central Coast Section volleyball title in program history with a 25-22,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by retired teacher, on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm | 2 comments | 505 Views

MENLO PARK

VA leases Menlo Park land to developer for housing

The Department of Veteran Affairs has made a long-term agreement with Willow Housing L.P. to lease just under two acres of...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Max, on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 1163 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Construction starts on controversial Little League field

Upgrades to the Little League baseball field in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park are underway, with the league hoping to be...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Dec 3, 2014 at 3:41 pm | 43 comments | 3391 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sugar Shack bids farewell to downtown Menlo Park

The memories are sweet, but Sugar Shack proprietor Suzi Tinsley is closing the door of Menlo Park's downtown candy store...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Jeannie Reeves, on Nov 28, 2014 at 7:27 am | 7 comments | 4545 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police chief: Pursuit, fatal shooting 'happened in seconds'

"Seconds is how quickly everything went down. Literally seconds," said Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen in describing the...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 22 comments | 2901 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Searsville Dam should go

Last night I had the opportunity to check out the important new documentary film "Dam Nation," which has already won honors...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Dec 3, 2014 at 1:18 pm | 4 comments | 345 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside plans to replace, rehabilitate old bridges

With the completion of a $190,000 engineering study, the future is now less uncertain for four elderly but vital two-lane,...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Coasting Along, on Nov 26, 2014 at 8:41 pm | 1 comment | 1315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vida Verde expands horizons for underserved kids

Two former teachers are working hard to offer free outdoor education to thousands of underserved students in the Bay Area....

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 1 comment | 1130 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sights of the season

Holiday lights along Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park on Friday, Nov. 28. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/11/29/sights-of-the-season...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2014
Last comment by Memories , on Nov 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm | 4 comments | 1156 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Environmental champion Martin Litton dies at home in Portola Valley

Martin Litton of Portola Valley, a World War II glider pilot and a writer for Sunset magazine, was a great friend to the...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Mish, on Dec 4, 2014 at 8:12 am | 10 comments | 3524 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Searsville Dam should go

The important new documentary film "Dam Nation" tells the history of American dam building and reveals a range of unintended...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by C. Cruickshank, on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:19 am | 3 comments | 2481 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local students collect backpacks for Kenyan orphans

Two Oak Knoll school brothers recently visited Kenya with their parents and others from their Menlo Park church, and gave...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Gary S, on Dec 1, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 1508 Views
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