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After outcry, Caltrain pledges to soften train whistle

Following an outcry from people who live near the tracks over a recent increase in the volume of train whistles, Caltrain...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm | 14 comments | 3273 Views

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Covering the community for 40 years

Marion Softky has kept Almanac readers informed about interesting people, environmental issues, and local government for...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marion Softky, on Aug 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 2388 Views

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Middle College appeals to many high school students

Traditional high school was not the right fit for Melissa Sandoval. When one of Melissa's teachers at Woodside High School...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by unknown, on May 18, 2010 at 4:49 pm | 5 comments | 1739 Views

SPORTS

Little League: Alpine wins Majors all-star Super Bowl

With one of the most potent batting line-ups in recent memory, the Majors Division Alpine-West Menlo All Stars recently took...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by BIG BAD, on Aug 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 2321 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley will 'Celebrate Africa' on Aug. 23

The African Library Project, a Portola Valley-based nonprofit that collects and ships thousands of books to libraries in...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Slam Dunk, on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 2232 Views

WOODSIDE

Mountain lion reported near Phillips Lane

A mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of 140 Phillips Lane near Woodside very early Sunday morning, according to an alert...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Robin Smith, on Aug 11, 2009 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 2449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eight years is enough for trustee Gordon Lewin

After two terms on the governing board of the high school district that followed one term on the local elementary school...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Simple Simon, on Aug 12, 2009 at 8:38 am | 4 comments | 1907 Views

MENLO PARK

Recession brings new life to downtown Menlo Park

With rents falling and vacancies abounding, business owners have jumped at the opportunity to open new shops, or expand old...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1502 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In defense of Elizabeth Lasensky

In response to the Aug. 5 letter from Elizabeth Lasensky to The Almanac and the flurry of comments online, I would like to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Aug 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 11 comments | 2378 Views

SPORTS

Woodside Vaulters club takes top honors at national championships in Lexington

<I>This story was submitted by Carrie Wick, a spokesperson for the Woodside Vaulters.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8437...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by WoodsideV, on Aug 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 2799 Views

SPORTS

Woodside Vaulters club wins titles at Junior/Young Rider competition

Local athletes from the Woodside Vaulters equestrian vaulting club won individual awards at the Federation Equestre Internationale's...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by PV Rider, on Aug 12, 2009 at 6:46 am | 1 comment | 2385 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Wrong way on bus routes

Just when the environment needs good public transit the most, the wheels are beginning to fall off the SamTrans bus system...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Elizabeth Lasensky, on Aug 12, 2009 at 8:08 am | 1 comment | 1827 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trial date for man accused of ringing doorbells while naked

Peter Allen Steele, a tall 38-year-old Union City man accused of ringing residential doorbells near Woodside High School...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Barry Ister, on Aug 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 1417 Views

AROUND TOWN

In heated high-speed rail battle, Peninsula residents may have found their Goliath

Those who would like to see the high-speed rail line run in a tunnel or a trench, rather than on a berm, as it passes through...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by David, on Aug 13, 2009 at 7:22 am | 1 comment | 1385 Views

WOODSIDE

$3 million house raffled to help the homeless

Buy a raffle ticket, help the homeless -- and possibly win a $3 million house in Los Altos Hills. That's the pitch in a new...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 13, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 2554 Views

SPORTS

Novitsky, Levenson take top spots in national masters cycling trials

Woodside resident John Novitsky recently won the 2009 USA Cycling Masters Road national title in the men's age 50-54 individual...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by Shawn M., on Aug 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 2684 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley postcard: Is there a message between the lines?

Did Town Hall in Portola Valley inadvertently send a signal of support for the utility user tax? The 4.5 percent tax brings...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by PV neighbor, on Aug 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 1 comment | 2335 Views

OTHER TOPICS

More candidates emerge for local races

A last chance for newcomers to run for election in November brought out a handful of late-filing candidates for local districts....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Former Council Member, on Aug 20, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments | 1722 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside roadside attraction

Lisa Green and her son Evan (in picture) maintain a barnyard habitat of chickens, goats, ducks, geese and a llama in a Woodside...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Jeannine, on Aug 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 2500 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Community celebrates Marion Softky

Lots of familiar faces turned out Sunday at the Portola Valley Town Center to fete veteran reporter Marion Softky at a celebration...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Judith Howell, on Aug 14, 2009 at 10:38 pm | 1 comment | 1575 Views
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