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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Terminate private school lease, superintendent recommends

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels recommended that the Menlo Park City School District governing board terminate a private school's...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by gais supporter, on Apr 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm | 2 comments | 6447 Views

WOODSIDE

Superintendent resigns as DA probes school finances

UPDATE: Tim Hanretty has resigned as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District while an investigation is conducted...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by J. De Santos, on Feb 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 20 comments | 6435 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside High grads take flight

Woodside High School graduating senior Gabriela Alexandra Abarca hugs guidance counselor Elaine Dessus, while waiting in...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 12, 2012 at 7:00 am | 2 comments | 6433 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: 75 drivers cited for speeding in one day

Seventy-five speeding tickets, 15 tickets for "distracted driving" and eight for seat belt violations were issued to drivers...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by matt from the block, on Sep 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm | 27 comments | 6426 Views

MENLO PARK

Renovating Menlo Park's city hall may cost up to $1.2 million

Sticker shock struck the Menlo Park City Council after staff acknowledged that the projected cost of a city hall renovation...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm | 36 comments | 6420 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park church founder Hattie Bostic dies at 76

The rafters may ring again at Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood, but...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by MELODY, on Jan 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 10 comments | 6400 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

30-year engagement for Iris Harrell, Ann Benson

A local lesbian couple prepares for a walk down the aisle after the California Supreme Court clears the way. <a href="//www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=2427">...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 32 comments | 6396 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Nak's Oriental Market fights for its life

After nearly five decades of selling groceries, Nak's Oriental Market in Menlo Park is struggling to stay in business despite...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by John Peery, on Sep 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 18 comments | 6390 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Residents air noise, safety concerns at Surf Air meeting

More than one local resident testified at a community meeting in Atherton on Monday (Dec. 9) that they remember exactly when...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Trade Ya, on Dec 19, 2013 at 11:48 am | 6 comments | 6390 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Checks stolen from church

Someone walked away with about $20,000 in un-cashed checks at Bethany Lutheran Church in West Menlo Park, but the checks...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Taitz, on Feb 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm | 4 comments | 6387 Views

MOVIES

I've got your apocolypse right here

Thesis: Mel Gibson is a marginally talented filmmaker with a disturbing taste for extreme violence and gore that he tarts...

Original post made by Violence is not sexy on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by Diana, on Dec 13, 2006 at 5:22 pm | 4 comments | 6381 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park returns to 1863

Menlo Park got a glimpse of what life was like in 1863 during a celebration of 150 years of Peninsula train service at the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2013
Last comment by grand old party, on Oct 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 6380 Views

MENLO PARK

Software valued at $500,000 stolen in home burglary

A laptop computer containing proprietary software that the owner says is worth $500,000 was part of the take in a residential...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Gun Owner, on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 9 comments | 6363 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:44 am | 51 comments | 6337 Views

MOVIES

Atherton film screening: 'The Future of Food'

Atherton Library is hosting a free showing on Saturday, May 5, of "The Future of Food," an in depth investigation into the...

Original post made by Atherton Library on May. 2, 2012
There are no comments yet. 6336 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Snow hits California in September!

Snow hit the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California in September. To watch the film from WTTG in Washington D.C. press this...

Original post made by Global Warming on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Global Warming, on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 23 comments | 6335 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Watchdogs happy with high-speed rail ruling

High-speed rail watchdogs in Menlo Park were thrilled when a California judge ruled that the funding plan for the $68 billion...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Apex, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:25 am | 27 comments | 6332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Authorities declare Woodside High campus safe after bomb threat

Investigators and a bomb-sniffing dog from the San Mateo County bomb squad have completed their search of the campus of...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:53 pm | 44 comments | 6331 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Bay Road open after collision

A car accident that left one driver critically injured shut down a portion of Bay Road for several hours during the Tuesday...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Confused, on Dec 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm | 2 comments | 6328 Views

WOODSIDE

"Day of the Horse" in Woodside Saturday

The Day of the Horse event is Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Woodside Town Hall. The event is free and...

Original post made by Andrea on Sep. 28, 2006
There are no comments yet. 6322 Views
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