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MENLO PARK

Armed men invade, rob Menlo Park home

Two men armed with semiautomatic handguns confronted a resident outside his home in the 700 block of Pierce Road at around...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Common Sense, on Nov 19, 2009 at 6:36 am | 5 comments | 1458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

POST to sell 4,262 acres near Montara and Moss Beach to National Park Service

The Peninsula Open Space Trust plans to sell Rancho Corral de Tierra, a large tract of land surrounding Montara and Moss...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 1898 Views

MENLO PARK

Perceived benefits a fantasy, critics say

Critics have argued that perceived benefits associated with the Bohannon project are based on wishful thinking. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Yes sir!, on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:03 am | 7 comments | 1574 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Another option for rail corridor

Are there alternatives for bringing a high-speed rail connection from San Jose to San Francisco that won't involve a king's...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 25 comments | 1947 Views

MENLO PARK

Sexual assault victim 'very uncooperative,' police say

The victim of a sexual assault by two men near the footbridge to Palo Alto at the southern end of Alma Street in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Nov 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 1223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by slight abdominal bulge, on Nov 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 27 comments | 3071 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Country Club faces uphill battle in opening door for expansion

The Menlo Country Club, a private golf course that sits along Woodside Road across from Woodside High School, may be thought...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 5 comments | 1858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Atherton may drop road impact fee

Tonight's Atherton City Council meeting at Holbrook-Palmer Park could signal the end of the town's road impact fee. Town...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by That's Right!, on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:08 pm | 3 comments | 1392 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon office/hotel project too big? Not necessarily, Menlo Park City Council says

Menlo Park's City Council has directed the city to enter negotiations on a major office/hotel project, setting the stage...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by L Luciano, on Nov 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 6 comments | 1758 Views

ATHERTON

High-speed rail planners ramp up communication spending; locals skeptical

Critics see the new $9 million public relations contract as an effort to stifle dissent, rather than promote dialogue. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by OH NO IT IS REAL, on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 6 comments | 1700 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A football lights: a permanent fixture?

The temporary lights brought in by Menlo-Atherton High for last week's M-A vs. Sacred Heart Prep football game proved so...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Jerry Leugers, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:42 am | 1 comment | 1491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: The Almanac has an attitude problem

Now that the election for the board of the Sequoia high school district is over, I would like to comment upon the very limited...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Thank You Ms. Pacifico!, on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm | 3 comments | 1673 Views

WOODSIDE

Sprinkler system douses home office fire

An interior sprinkler system extinguished a home-office fire on Buck Court in Woodside before firefighters arrived and before...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Satire, on Nov 29, 2009 at 7:17 am | 46 comments | 3278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Siegel appointed to fill vacant Las Lomitas district school board seat

Jay Siegel, who has a child at La Entrada School and has been an active volunteer on the Las Lomitas Education Foundation,...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Fed LE Parent, on Nov 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm | 10 comments | 2157 Views

MENLO PARK

There will be more at stake in Big Game than just the Axe

There have been stranger weeks leading up to the Big Game than this one, but it would be difficult to find. Stanford is favored...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Cardinal Mom, on Nov 21, 2009 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 1253 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Spring Ridge winery would add buildings to scenic pasture

Spring Ridge winery in Portola Valley proposes to add 23,000 square feet of floor area that would include a greenhouse, an...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
Last comment by Kari, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 1821 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ann Wengert named mayor of Portola Valley

Councilwoman Ann Wengert is the new mayor of Portola Valley for the next 12 months. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7399...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2121 Views

SPORTS

SHP girls win CCS polo title but M-A is upset again

A third straight victory and a second straight loss. That was the bottom line for two top-ranked teams at the Central Coast...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Warren H. Moore, on Nov 24, 2009 at 4:37 am | 1 comment | 1736 Views

SPORTS

Night games at M-A? Boosters enthusiastic, neighbors wary

A recent football game between Menlo-Atherton High School and Sacred Heart Prep created a sensation in M-A's school community...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Dave Radtke, on Dec 13, 2009 at 11:20 pm | 16 comments | 2379 Views

AROUND TOWN

Homeless shelter at VA still looking for new home

The 60-bed Clara Mateo shelter on the campus of the Menlo Park Veterans Affairs hospital is still looking for a new home. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by tgodfrey, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1390 Views
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