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Rally opposing Prop 8

Several community leaders in San Mateo County, including Supervisor Rich Gordon, will speak at a rally to oppose Proposition...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Pledge, on Nov 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm | 248 comments | 9297 Views

MENLO PARK

Woman dies after train strikes car in Menlo Park

A woman in her 30s died Monday night from injuries sustained when her silver Acura SUV was struck by a southbound train at...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 57 comments | 9284 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Concern over church use of council chambers

The following letter was addressed to the members of the Menlo Park City Council: Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5558...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2008
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm | 74 comments | 9274 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 9256 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds of Filoli volunteers may quit if forced to sign new agreement

At Woodside's historic Filoli estate, many of the 1,300 volunteers, who do everything from selling tickets to building the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Feb 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 82 comments | 9181 Views

MENLO PARK

City to oppose pension-initiative lawsuit

Menlo Park's city attorney will file an opposing argument to the legal challenge by two public employee unions of the citizen-driven...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 121 comments | 9141 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton burglary, prowler reports

Atherton police are advising residents to take precautions to protect their property in the wake of two prowler reports,...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Oct 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm | 4 comments | 9118 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

A boy's life in Portola Valley

<I>Story by Dave Boyce</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=14528 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by slavica skracic, on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 9042 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tim Hanretty pleads not guilty of embezzling funds from Portola Valley School District

Tim Hanretty pleaded not guilty this morning (June 19) to six counts of embezzlement from the Portola Valley School District,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by Stephanie, on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:39 am | 8 comments | 9016 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Shots fired at vehicle occupied by young juveniles, mother

Shots were fired Sunday afternoon at a parked vehicle in Menlo Park that was occupied by two young juveniles and their mother. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by interpretation, on Nov 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm | 3 comments | 8963 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton OKs effort to reopen high-speed rail lawsuit

The Atherton City Council signed on to efforts to reopen a lawsuit against the proposed California high-speed rail project,...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 21, 2010 at 5:07 pm | 2 comments | 8899 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park staff responds to commissioner's resignation

Former Transportation Commissioner Charlie Bourne, who resigned after nearly six years of service, and Menlo Park city staff...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on May 31, 2013 at 8:09 am | 16 comments | 8881 Views

MENLO PARK

How tragedy transformed a life

Melissa Moody of Menlo Park is the subject of a new documentary on the nature of happiness. After being run over by a truck...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Lynn, on Sep 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm | 9 comments | 8871 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook enters partnership to build 394 apartments in Menlo Park

One question that quickly arose when Facebook decided to relocate to and then expand in Menlo Park was, "What about employee...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm | 63 comments | 8853 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on May 13, 2013 at 9:05 am | 20 comments | 8841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Nak's Oriental Market to stay open

Good news. Nak's Oriental Market &#151; Menlo Park's last downtown mom-and-pop grocery store &#151; will stay in business....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by shira, on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 8 comments | 8832 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lions roam Woodside: Don't be alarmed, experts say

It was around 3 a.m. on Sept. 18 when strange noises roused residents of Audiffred Lane in Woodside, a small cul-de-sac off...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 12 comments | 8792 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside to discuss next steps for its downtown plan, including community workshops

Downtown Woodside can be a tough place to find a parking spot, make your way around town, have a picnic, or put on an art...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Torsten Zeppenfeld, on Jul 23, 2013 at 9:33 am | 7 comments | 8791 Views

AROUND TOWN

Investigator clears Atherton police in Buckheit case

The internal affairs investigation of the alteration of the police report detailing the arrest of Jon Buckheit during a domestic...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Mar 18, 2011 at 7:52 am | 94 comments | 8788 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: $10,000 bicycle stolen from locked garage

Crime reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/12/03/police-calls-10000-bicycle-stolen-f...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Dec 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm | 5 comments | 8786 Views
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