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MOVIES

Worth a Look

The annual "Fine Art in the Park" festival, sponsored by the Los Altos Rotary Club, will be held Saturday, May 14, and Sunday,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
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FICTION

Atherton: Always wanted a street with your name on it? Here's your chance

Looking for a special gift for the person who has everything? Or do you want to ensure your name is not soon forgotten? Read...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 416 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: There's still time to improve Greenheart project

The long-vacant Cadillac dealership site on El Camino Real is due to be revitalized. The location is central to Menlo Park...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardi�a, on May 18, 2016 at 11:26 am | 29 comments | 2107 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Fair Oaks Lane rail crossing could become 'quiet zone'

Atherton residents who live near the Fair Oaks Lane railroad crossing may soon find their lives much quieter -- the town...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Hunter, on May 18, 2016 at 10:49 am | 19 comments | 3031 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Alpine Road traffic brings misery to local residents

Alpine Road was once a two-lane curving byway. It's still two lanes and curving, but basically an expressway, with 25,000...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Alzan, on May 18, 2016 at 9:27 am | 7 comments | 3480 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Greenheart project complies with the rules; let's get on with it

As I read the guest opinion in the May 4 Almanac criticizing the proposed Greenheart project on El Camino Real, I felt like...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Richard Hine, on May 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 1406 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tonight: Eat at these local restaurants to support Meals on Wheels

Restaurants across the Peninsula will on Tuesday, May 17, donate 10 percent of their eatery proceeds to Meals on Wheels,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on May 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 944 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Hot food, prepared on site, coming to farmers market

One booth planned for the Portola Valley farmers market would have visiting chefs do an impromptu shop-and-cook at the market,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Soody, on May 17, 2016 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 1689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who is prospering from Prop 13?

Proposition 13 has been called California's "third rail" -- as in, untouchable. When billionaire Warren Buffet was serving...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by Y Pie, on May 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 101 comments | 35249 Views

SPORTS

Tonight: Menlo Park Rotary Club scholarship event starts at 7 p.m.

Jeff Miller, minority owner of the Golden State Warriors, will speak at the Rotary Club of Menlo Park's annual scholastic...

Original post made on May. 16, 2016
Last comment by The Bridgepoint kids, on May 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 1410 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former psychiatrist convicted of child molestation dies in prison hospice

Former San Mateo psychiatrist and convicted child molester William Ayres died last month in a hospice at California Medical...

Original post made on May. 15, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1803 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituary: Joseph F. Cotton, 94, Atherton resident, test pilot, WWII military pilot

Joe Cotton, who survived a military crash landing on the German-occupied island of Corfu during World War II, then had a...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cincotta, on May 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 2 comments | 2421 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tonight: Kids get training on safe interactions with police officers

A workshop in Menlo Park on Friday will teach youth and parents about their rights and how to stay safe when interacting...

Original post made on May. 14, 2016
Last comment by Hope and Change, on May 14, 2016 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 1209 Views

MENLO PARK

Sunday: Woodside to hold another soapbox derby

The third annual Woodside Soapbox Derby, sponsored by the Woodside Recreation Committee, begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15,...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on May 14, 2016 at 10:33 am | 2 comments | 998 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley man dies in single-car accident

A single-vehicle accident around 7:10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the intersection of Portola and Alpine roads claimed the life...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Katie Wilson, on May 14, 2016 at 9:46 am | 4 comments | 5042 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park reduces fees for retrieving towed vehicles

The city of Menlo Park has reduced the fee it charges to retrieve a towed vehicle from an impound lot to $125 and discontinued...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 13, 2016 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 1248 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Walls rise on 90 affordable housing units for seniors

Demolition cranes in February made quick work of the 48 below market rate family and senior housing units on the 1200 block...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Bob McGrew, on May 13, 2016 at 7:50 am | 1 comment | 1904 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Woodside decision-making process fails to engage larger community

This opaque policy-making by a few council members is part of a pattern of top-down rule that departs from Woodside's traditional...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Facts Please, on May 12, 2016 at 11:07 pm | 3 comments | 1443 Views

MENLO PARK

After tax defeat, 'transparency' is theme of Menlo Park school district board meeting

In the aftermath of the failure to pass two parcel tax measures on May 3, the board of the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by HelloHanalei, on May 12, 2016 at 10:56 pm | 78 comments | 3675 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cat and kitten shelter to close

More than 200 cats and kittens are in need of adoption. The Nine Lives Foundation, a no-kill cat and kitten shelter based...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Margot Knight, on May 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm | 3 comments | 2357 Views
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