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MENLO PARK

Peninsula Bridge graduate wins award

Ruby Moreno, a freshman at Stanford University and alumna of the Peninsula Bridge Program, is the first winner of the Bill's...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by MENLO, on Mar 26, 2013 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 896 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident helps arrest theft suspect

Retired San Francisco police officer and Woodside resident Bill Gilbert brought some of his professional skills to bear early...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by antje Quante, on Mar 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm | 1 comment | 1238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A page from our history

Menlo Park Grammar School was built in 1893 to serve residents of Fair Oaks (now Atherton) and Menlo Park on El Camino Real...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Mar 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley man pleads no contest to porn charges

Portola Valley resident Stephen Wolf, 65, pleaded no contest on March 19 to charges of possession of child pornography, according...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm | 1 comment | 1082 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley seeks comment on affordable housing

Affordable housing in Portola Valley -- why it's important and how it should be planned for -- is the topic for a community...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by Mark Wilson, on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 2464 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley volunteers chafe over limits on their affordable housing role

There are many avenues of inquiry into the topic of affordable housing in Portola Valley: Why is the state inserting itself...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Mar 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1015 Views

AROUND TOWN

The sale (and free exchange) of locally grown food gathers steam

The idea of local people eating locally grown food continues to make headlines in Woodside. The Town Council has expressed...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 942 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrans previews Willow Road interchange redesign

The Menlo Park Transportation Commission recently got a look at how Caltrans could redesign the U.S. 101 and Willow Road...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 1 comment | 2241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside resident to make 600th blood donation

Woodside resident Alden Tagg will make his 600th blood donation, through a process known as apheresis, at the Stanford Blood...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Atherton resident, on Apr 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 3240 Views

MENLO PARK

Gymnastics probe findings won't be made public

The investigation into allegations of a hostile workplace within Menlo Park's gymnastics program will likely take at least...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Apr 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 1 comment | 970 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school vandalized

Vandals didn't steal anything, but they left a calling card -- explicit graffiti spray-painted across the walls of La Entrada...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by so sad, on Apr 2, 2013 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 843 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Clear-cutting of 18 trees

Eighteen trees fell recently in a clear-cutting on a lightly forested hilltop at 18 Redberry Ridge in Portola Valley. While...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by jimmae, on Apr 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 783 Views

SPORTS

Girls softball: Patton pitches perfect game

Woodside High School's Christina Patton pitched a perfect game Tuesday to lead her team to a 11-0 victory over Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by WHS Parent, on Apr 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 1 comment | 9997 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Self-publish your book -- and print it in 10 minutes

It's getting easier for writers to get published now that there are so many self-publishing options. Vanity press has largely...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Alpine Neighbor, on Apr 5, 2013 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1576 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park raises city fees

Changes to Menlo Park fees for community services such as gymnastics classes, afterschool programs and facility rentals will...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Don, on Apr 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 786 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Free compost in Menlo Park

Time to fertilize? Menlo Park is giving away compost on Saturday, April 6. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13387&e=y...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by HammerHead, on Apr 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 979 Views

WOODSIDE

Tennis pro Bradley wins Lifetime Achievement honors

Longtime local tennis coach and pro Chris Bradley recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Professional Tennis...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Michelle, on Apr 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 1262 Views

MENLO PARK

La Honda Road reopens; Ranch Road blocked

La Honda Road (state Highway 84) in San Mateo County has reopened after downed cable lines blocked traffic for several hours...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 910 Views

MENLO PARK

Belle Haven may yet see active police substation

Buried in discussion of Menlo Park's upcoming budget was a hint as to the fate of a long-awaited, active police substation...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Apr 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 1017 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Early morning runners be alert

This morning, around 5:30-6:00 am, my mom was running on Ringwood between Bay and Middlefield. She always runs with a flashlight...

Original post made by Angry Runner on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Apr 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm | 1 comment | 1027 Views
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