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THE LOCAL DISH

La Honda Winery vintner offers sampling of wine from grapes grown in Peninsula's backyard

Anyone who thinks of winemakers and wine aficionados as pretentiously, overbearingly serious really should meet Ken Wornick. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2007
Last comment by STEVE Haynes, on Dec 7, 2007 at 1:20 pm | 5 comments | 3715 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Building hope

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit the Service League, which provides services to jail inmates and their families....

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2007
Last comment by Bill W., on Dec 7, 2007 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 2745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood wins 'inclusive' school award

Ravenswood City School District, in East Palo Alto and east Menlo Park, announced Tuesday that it has been named as the nation's...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2007
Last comment by Lucille Strong, on Dec 10, 2007 at 9:25 am | 2 comments | 2540 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday events: Caroling, holiday train

Downtown caroling. A holiday train. Toys for Tots. No enforcement of downtown parking limtis. These are among many holiday...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2007
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Dec 9, 2007 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 2393 Views

MENLO PARK

Remarks by outgoing mayor Kelly Fergusson

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=1378 posted Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 2:00...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2007
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 8, 2007 at 5:59 pm | 1 comment | 2413 Views

WOODSIDE

News briefs: Accident leads to drunken driving charge

Lucas Michael Yancey, 20, of Woodside has been charged with felony drunken driving after a Nov. 26 accident on Miramontes...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2007
Last comment by Joanna, on Dec 10, 2007 at 8:36 am | 2 comments | 2829 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Retired M-A math teacher Margo McAuliffe learns new math of fundraising

It can be a puzzle, what to do when a dream long deferred turns out not to be what you anticipated. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by Calestor Kizito, on Sep 20, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 2479 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Roberts market in Portola Valley: Commission postpones action

The Portola Valley Planning Commission on Wednesday night postponed action until Dec. 13 on a conditional use permit for...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by TGodfrey, on Dec 13, 2007 at 10:42 am | 2 comments | 2789 Views

MENLO PARK

Briefs: Where should city build new sidewalks?

<b>Menlo Watch: Roundup of Menlo Park city news</b><BR> As a first step to make it easier, and safer, to walk in Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by overloaded, on Dec 13, 2007 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 2244 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton report cites porn, expenses and 'bullying' in firing of finance director

It wasn't the hostile workplace charge that got the former Atherton finance director John Johns fired. According to an investigator's...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2007
Last comment by counselor, on Apr 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm | 20 comments | 7295 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: New Safeway will be community gathering place

My observation is that, to a degree, the center of gathering places and visiting with your Menlo Park neighbor has just shifted...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2007
Last comment by GINGER, on Dec 13, 2007 at 3:51 pm | 4 comments | 3090 Views

SPORTS

Marathon spirit: Three Menlo Park runners participate in the race where it all started

Intrigued by the origin of the marathon &#8212; the 26.2-mile race Arlene McCarthy and I had each run elsewhere 10 times...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2007
Last comment by Cara, on Dec 17, 2007 at 7:47 am | 3 comments | 2762 Views

MENLO PARK

Commuters get green light on Alameda

The avenue of the fleas &#8212; the Alameda de las Pulgas &#8212; may be becoming more of a royal road for commuters through...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2007
Last comment by go bears, on Dec 13, 2007 at 9:18 pm | 3 comments | 2370 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain will add two trains each weekday evening

Starting March 3, two more trains will run between San Francisco and San Jose on weekday evenings. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2007
Last comment by GC, on Dec 24, 2007 at 3:32 pm | 4 comments | 2329 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley school board calls special election to fill board seat

Deadlocked over a decision on whom to appoint to a fifth seat on the board of the Portola Valley School District, the board...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2007
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 31, 2008 at 9:24 am | 4 comments | 2880 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The soccer team that wasn't supposed to be

Dr. Mark Sontag promised his family he would not coach again. But when another dad approached him with a deal -- if Mark...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2007
Last comment by chad sefcik, on Dec 19, 2007 at 2:19 pm | 5 comments | 2730 Views

MENLO PARK

Man dies while hanging Christmas lights

A man hanging Christmas decorations in a redwood tree in East Palo Alto Saturday was killed instantly when a string of lights...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2007
Last comment by Joanna, on Dec 25, 2007 at 8:13 am | 4 comments | 2438 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sea level rise could flood east of Bayshore

The San Francisco Bay of the future will be significantly larger, rising between 4 inches to more than three feet by 2100,...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2007
Last comment by Clinging to hope, on Dec 18, 2007 at 3:10 pm | 3 comments | 2504 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Report probes allegations, but makes no findings against ex-building chief

An investigator probed allegations that Mike Hood, Atherton's former building official, undermined town rules, accepted gifts...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2007
Last comment by kate, on Dec 17, 2007 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 2879 Views

SPORTS

Strikers boys U10 team wins championship

<I>Report by Nick Athens, parent of a player.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5426...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2007
Last comment by F. Gray, on Dec 19, 2007 at 6:55 pm | 1 comment | 3518 Views
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