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ATHERTON

Police calls: Woodside grandmother taken for $3,000 in phone scam

A woman transferred money to a caller claiming to be her grandson, only to later learn it was an impostor. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by mary, on Dec 14, 2014 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 1768 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: Overcoming adversity, transforming lives

Both of Mark's parents suffered from serious mental illness: his mother from schizophrenia and his father from bipolar disorder....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chuck Hagel, on Dec 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm | 1 comment | 1252 Views

SPORTS

Menlo's Lacy finishes 10th in national cross-country finals

Menlo School senior Lizzie Lacy didn't run to victory at the 36th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Norman, on Dec 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 552 Views

ATHERTON

Obituary: Ronald Kistler, 83, retired USGS research scientist

A memorial service for retired U.S. Geological Survey research scientist Ron Kistler, who died Oct. 30, will be held Saturday,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Dec 15, 2014 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 350 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New Kaiser Permanente hospital in Redwood City to debut Tuesday

Kaiser Permanente's new 149-bed, seven-story Redwood City hospital is set to open Tuesday, Dec. 16. The nonprofit health...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm | 9 comments | 3288 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton police: Beware 'plumbers' at the door

A pair of men posing as plumbers talked their way into two Atherton homes on Monday, Dec. 15, stealing money and jewelry...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Max, on Dec 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 2626 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo College terminates contract with tweeting San Jose cop

Phillip White, a San Jose police officer who generated widespread outrage after tweeting threatening statements about civil...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Dec 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 2392 Views

MENLO PARK

Food truck event gets five-year permit in Menlo Park

Off the Grid's weekly food truck event rolled away from Monday's Planning Commission meeting with unanimous approval to continue...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 17, 2014 at 6:20 am | 3 comments | 1676 Views

MENLO PARK

Four men rob Menlo Park market at gunpoint

A cashier was beaten and another robbed at gunpoint after four men entered the El Rancho Market around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm | 5 comments | 3467 Views

ATHERTON

Train strikes car in Atherton

A southbound Caltrain struck a on the train tracks at Fair Oak Avenue in Atherton at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. The...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Big Enos, on Dec 17, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 4243 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Laundry room bandit strikes at apartments

A laundry room bandit or bandits swarmed through Menlo Park recently, hitting coin-operated laundry machines in apartment...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Chance, on Dec 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 2065 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Changes to Menlo Park's heritage tree ordinance discussed

Improving replacement tree planting and survival rates, and better protecting the city's heritage trees, are three of the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 941 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputy pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges

Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (Dec. 16) to two charges of conspiracy...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Holly L., on Jan 11, 2015 at 11:26 am | 14 comments | 1868 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton councilman Bill Widmer is new city manager in Rancho Palos Verdes

Bill Widmer, who on Nov. 4 was elected to his second term on the Atherton City Council, has been named the new city manager...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Interesting..., on Dec 22, 2014 at 11:33 pm | 34 comments | 3857 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decades

Retired commercial and news photographer Norton Pearl has donated a lifetime's worth of negatives representing his professional...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 2234 Views

AROUND TOWN

Looking back: Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decades

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/17/looking-back-vast-photo-collection-documents-san-mateo-coun...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hulya Koc, on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs plans to buy sites for new high schools

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into contracts to spend up to $12.7 million for two Peninsula properties...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Boardermom, on Dec 19, 2014 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 1544 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Complex Searsville Dam issue being addressed

I read with interest the Viewpoint piece by Dr. Walter Bortz in the Nov. 26 issue of the Almanac ("Searsville Dam should...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Susan, on Dec 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 3 comments | 801 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Security camera helps capture alleged package thief

A few days after a security camera captured the theft of a package from the doorstep of a home in the Willows neighborhood,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 15 comments | 3482 Views

MENLO PARK

Middlefield and Fair Oaks lane both closed in Atherton

Traffic snarls in Atherton caused by the day-long expected closure of Fair Oaks Lane on Friday were worsen Friday afternoon...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Louise68, on Dec 20, 2014 at 12:08 am | 4 comments | 2057 Views
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