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THE LOCAL DISH

Fire occurred at Larry Ellison's former home

The large Japanese pagoda-style home in Atherton where firefighters quickly extinguished an attic fire Sunday was the former...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Feb 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 1751 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voices from 10th grade Menlo-Atherton High School Students

The following letters are written by 10th grade students at Menlo-Atherton High School. Any positive feedback about any or...

Original post made by Emily Lee on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:51 am | 1 comment | 1345 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Two women now on architecture review board

The gender ratio on Portola Valley's five-member architecture review board has changed to three men and two women from a...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Megan Koch, on Feb 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 1891 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Will town say 'yea' to Willie Mays Way?

With the backing of most residents of the street, a local Little League leader wants the town of Atherton to rename Mount...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by G. Jones, on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm | 1 comment | 1146 Views

AROUND TOWN

Missing student found safe

A missing 19-year-old special-needs Canada College student was found safe early this morning (Feb. 2) after authorities...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 877 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Speakers: Don't halt Belle Haven services

Rarely does anyone show up to a budget hearing to say "please cut my program." The Menlo Park City Council's Jan. 30 study...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Disgusted, on Feb 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 1139 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton officer named in lawsuit retires

An Atherton police officer named in a federal lawsuit for his role in a domestic violence incident and the subsequent alteration...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Editor, on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:43 am | 1 comment | 1076 Views

FICTION

Former Menlo School coach pleads not guilty

Michael Taylor, a former Menlo School assistant baseball coach, has pleaded not guilty to stealing computers from the Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2012
Last comment by bob, on Feb 5, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 2027 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Leadership in Atherton

Councilman Jim Dobbie responds to last week's editorial in the Almanac, which, he says, "is counter to what I am seeing as...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Poster, on Feb 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 1090 Views

MENLO PARK

Silicon Valley economy rebounding, report says

With 42,000 new jobs and other positive indicators, Silicon Valley's innovation engine is heating up again, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Roaring in the lunar new year

Parent volunteer Russell Kao leads students in Cynthia Chiu's Mandarin language class at La Entrada School in the Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Feb 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 1300 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Report of mountain lion sighting near school

Someone reported seeing a mountain lion near the back fence of Corte Madera School in Portola Valley on Wednesday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by A mom, on Feb 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 1 comment | 1331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Garden expands at Priory

The paths to the cultivation of a home vegetable garden have been many -- the hardships of the Great Depression, the backyard...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by ingrid shu, on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent resigns as DA probes school finances

Tim Hanretty has resigned as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District while an investigation is conducted into...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by K. Llewellen, on Feb 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 1132 Views

MENLO PARK

Howard Daschbach dies at 87

A funeral Mass for Howard M. Daschbach of Atherton, who practiced law in Menlo Park for 43 years and was a 57-year parishioner...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Kerrin Meinhardt, on Feb 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 1046 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo finds itself in unusual position this late in WBAL race

==B Tuesday's girls' soccer:== With only four matches left in the regular season, the Menlo School girls' soccer team is...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hi, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm | 1 comment | 2275 Views

MENLO PARK

SusieCakes moves to Menlo Park

A new business is coming to town, and that business needs new employees. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=10640...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by , on Feb 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 1277 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrans joins spraying moratorium

Residents of rural San Mateo County have one less thing to worry about this spring, since the California Department of Transportation...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Amy Shimmick, on Feb 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm | 1 comment | 2977 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Tracing your family's history

The Menlo Park Family History Center will hold an open house on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1105 Valparaiso...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2012
Last comment by ALICE, on Feb 25, 2012 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 2842 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to review library, gym parking

The Library Commission's recent conclusion that about one third of drivers hoping to stop at either the main Menlo Park Library...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by Raymond Mueller, on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 3137 Views
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