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Fire damages Atherton home, kills two cats

For reasons still unknown, as many as eight smoke detectors failed to alert the occupants of an Atherton house to a fire...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by annac, on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm | 1 comment | 1535 Views


Share your recollections of Sept. 11, 2001

If you wish to share your memories of Sept. 11, 2001, with Almanac readers online, please do so by commenting below. This...

Original post made by Editor on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Sep 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 1535 Views


Scarecrows out standing in their field again

One good thing about being a scarecrow: if someone stabs and dismembers you and leaves you to molder on the cold, cold ground,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2012
Last comment by Jeanne Kunz, on Jan 17, 2012 at 6:08 am | 1 comment | 1535 Views


Little League 10-11 all-stars: Alpine-West Menlo enters title game Tuesday in San Carlos

One more victory separates the Alpine/West Menlo Little League all-stars from the championship of the District 52 10-11 tournament....

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2009
Last comment by Ryan, on Jul 19, 2009 at 9:23 pm | 1 comment | 1534 Views


Shut down Sequoia Healthcare District

Voters this November have a historic opportunity to shut down a government agency created in 1946 to bring a hospital...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm | 7 comments | 1534 Views


Atherton OKs policy for police donations

Is it possible for residents to help support their town's police force through charitable donations without opening the door...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Stev, on Jul 21, 2012 at 8:39 am | 5 comments | 1534 Views


Tonight: Compensation cuts, city manager's housing, on Atherton council agenda

The devilish details of how to shift more of the town's financial burden for employee benefits onto employees' shoulders...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by Funny, on Jan 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 3 comments | 1534 Views


Tonight: Woodside studies home design guidelines

The Town Council will meet for a 90-minute study session with the ASRB at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Independence Hall...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Coup de etat of Council and Staff averted, on Apr 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 1534 Views


Internet 'e-personation' law passes Legislature

A bill that would make it a misdemeanor to maliciously impersonate someone on the Internet was passed by the state Legislature...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm | 4 comments | 1533 Views


Tonight: Portola Valley council to discuss committee report on affordable housing

The Portola Valley Town Council will meet at Wednesday, June 12, to discuss a report from a committee of nine volunteers...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by louis ebner, on Jun 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 1533 Views


Rehab facility near Woodside wins commission's OK

The San Mateo County Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit to convert a meditation center in the unincorporated...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1533 Views


Tesla CEO: Roadster nearing profitability

The cost of materials for Tesla Motors' Roadster has dropped to $80,000, a fact that should help the electric car company...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by jason brookes, on Jul 14, 2009 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 1532 Views


Letter: Grateful for Rep. Eshoo's vote on health care reform

I am grateful to Rep. Anna Eshoo for standing with her constituents and supporting health insurance reform. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm | 5 comments | 1532 Views


Beechwood School teacher honored for work in music and dramatics

Emilee Getter, a music and drama teacher at Beechwood School in Menlo Park, has been named by the San Mateo County Arts Commission...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by MENLO, on Mar 1, 2011 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 1532 Views


Simitian's green-energy bill becomes law

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) to require California utilities to draw one third of their electricity...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by Arlen Comfort, on Apr 13, 2011 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 1532 Views


Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 11/20/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 House of Silk Anthony Horowitz 2 V Is for Vengeance Sue Grafton 3 Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Nov. 21, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1532 Views


Feature story: Shaping the West

It's a safe bet that few can now say what these four things have in common: asparagus, the sliding glass door, a wilderness...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Debbie Mytels, on Apr 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1532 Views


SamTrans Fraud Rally Oct 7 4-6 PM San Carlos

A group of people who are fed up with bullies are having a rally. Contact your Supervisors and have them give DA Wagstaffe...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 9 comments | 1532 Views


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 | 1532 Views


Letter: Almanac's advice not needed in Woodside

Last week's Almanac Viewpoint column advises the Woodside Town Council to deny Steve Jobs the demolition permit he has sought...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Ah Sweet Irony!, on May 24, 2009 at 9:58 pm | 3 comments | 1531 Views
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