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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 | 654 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 | 1982 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 | 1681 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 | 1865 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 | 4965 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 | 4028 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 | 2259 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Road blocked due to fallen tree branch, power lines

Woodside Road is blocked in both directions due to a fallen tree branch and power lines at Canada Road in Woodside, the Sheriff's...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by AanikaP, on Dec 2, 2014 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 2798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District may open new high school in San Carlos

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into a contract to buy a one-acre parcel at 535 Old County Road, just...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 6 comments | 2771 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: $12,000 in beverages stolen from Beltramo's

Crime reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/12/02/police-calls-12000-in-beverages-stolen-from-beltramos...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2598 Views

ATHERTON

Middlefield Road closed in Atherton due to fallen tree

Atherton Police report a tree fell on Middlefield Road damaging utility poles Tuesday night, Dec. 2. The road was still closed...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 3, 2014 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 2522 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park has a new mayor: Catherine Carlton

Catherine Carlton will serve as mayor of Menlo Park for the next 12 months, with Rich Cline as vice mayor. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 3 comments | 2332 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside Planning Commission considers 'art cave' proposal

The owner of 230 and 240 Whiskey Hill Road in Woodside hears from the Planning Commission tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 3). Resident...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm | 2 comments | 1190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body-worn cameras help, hurt law enforcement in Menlo Park

The fatal shooting by three Menlo Park police officers of a burglary suspect who reportedly drew a gun during a foot pursuit...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Memories , on Dec 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm | 23 comments | 4644 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Fatal shooting calls for camera policy refinement

Body-worn cameras for police work has escaped much of the criticism directed toward other technological surveillance tools....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm | 15 comments | 1839 Views

AROUND TOWN

John Johns pursues lawsuit against Atherton

John Johns, Atherton's former finance director, is pursuing the $500,000 wrongful termination lawsuit against the town that...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 5, 2014 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 928 Views

AROUND TOWN

County election stats: 66 percent vote by mail

Only 46 percent of the registered voters in San Mateo County voted in the Nov. 4 election, and twice as many voted by mail...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Santa, on Dec 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 1481 Views

MENLO PARK

Ex-Menlo Park worker pleads no contest to misdemeanor embezzlement

A man who worked at the front desk of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park has pleaded no contest to one...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Agnes Brydges, on Dec 6, 2014 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 1819 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge orders property owner to reopen gate at Martins Beach

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge on Friday issued a final ruling affirming that a Silicon Valley entrepreneur...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm | 8 comments | 2249 Views

ATHERTON

State board urges residents to use licensed contractors

As a large storm tapers out after downing trees, flooding roadways, and opening sinkholes throughout the Bay Area, the Contractors...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2014
Last comment by Injured workers sue, on Dec 6, 2014 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1540 Views
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