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AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Friendly persuasion

If films and TV shows about the Old West are any guide, cowboys and ranchers back then persuaded a horse to perform on command...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by Poster, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 1855 Views

AROUND TOWN

Clef Hangers seek new members

Love to sing? Looking for a new interest? Consider joining the Peninsula Clef Hangers, a women's chorus of 25 to 30 volunteers...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Brenda Wiley, on Dec 17, 2013 at 8:38 pm | 1 comment | 1109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside: Safe routes to school a priority for Mayor Dave Burow

Councilman Dave Burow, the new mayor of Woodside, puts the highest priority for the year ahead on making it safer for children...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Woodside Parent, on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 1481 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Services for Joe Whelan, Portola Valley Ranch developer

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and a memorial service for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Church of the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ken Wachtel, on Dec 17, 2013 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 1201 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton crime wave, where are the cops?

There seems to be an article every week (or more often) that burglaries are taking place in Atherton, in quite a rampant...

Original post made by What gives? on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by up or down?, on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm | 1 comment | 521 Views

AROUND TOWN

Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Peter Jackson's grandiose vision of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth reaches a crescendo with this thrilling second installment...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 5115 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local man sentenced for child pornography

Stephen Wolf, who pleaded no contest in March 2013 to one count of possession of child pornography, was sentenced on Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Whoa, on Dec 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm | 1 comment | 792 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Hospital/Dignity Health launches InQuicker

As an elected member of the Sequoia Healthcare District which created Sequoia Hospital, I applaud the initiative of the hospitals...

Original post made by jack Hickey on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 1 comment | 1431 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Fund: Changing lives through literacy

Project Read-Menlo Park is one of 10 community organizations that benefit from donations to the Almanac's Holiday Fund. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by apex, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 2837 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redwood City officials meet with Sims on fire prevention

Redwood City officials met Wednesday with Sims Metal Management after a second fire in two months broke out at the recycling...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by Julie, on Dec 20, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 1 comment | 1155 Views

MENLO PARK

Spare the Air day on Monday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared Monday, Dec. 23, a "Spare the Air Day," with the air quality in...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by about time, on Dec 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm | 1 comment | 1895 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday hours at Menlo Park Civic Center

Menlo Park City Hall will shut down Dec. 23 through Dec. 27, as will the Arrillaga Recreation Center. The Gymnastics Center...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 23, 2013 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 1373 Views

MENLO PARK

Fine Arts feast

Harry Anderson stands smiling in his dining room, near a table that offers no food, no drink. His gaze sweeping the walls...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Don Creswell, on Jan 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 2473 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley launches radio station

A low-power AM radio station went on line recently in Portola Valley. The broadcast signal is intended for town-wide communications...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Chance, on Jan 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm | 1 comment | 1468 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley: Ted Driscoll steps down after two decades on Town Council

Since its incorporation 50 years ago, Portola Valley has not lacked for volunteers who will give of their time to the civic...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Edward C. Driscoll, Sr., on Jan 6, 2014 at 5:05 am | 1 comment | 1788 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Harry Harrison, 91, leaves community service legacy

Longtime local developer, political figure and community activist Harry Harrison died Dec. 22 at age 91. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Carol Harrison, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 845 Views

MENLO PARK

Those were the days

First purchased as a summer home by Edgar Mills in 1880, this 21-room mansion was remodeled by the San Francisco banker,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1208 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can we rise to the challenge of rising sea levels?

The monster in San Mateo County's closet is rising sea level, an issue humanity will be dealing with for the next 1,000 years,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 2686 Views

MENLO PARK

Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by disappointed, on Jan 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 1 comment | 2127 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Hearing delayed in fatal DUI case

A preliminary hearing for a woman accused of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence has been delayed until...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by East of 101, on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 1317 Views
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