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FICTION

Artscene: Telling stories from the earth

You would think that, as the only girl growing up in a family with three brothers and a father who was inducted into the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Dr Bob Rich, on Jan 9, 2015 at 12:17 am | 1 comment | 1826 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judges downgrade felony cases for 369 people

Since voters passed state Proposition 47 and reclassified certain theft and drug offenses as misdemeanors, the county District...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 2379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tonight: Education author to speak on achievement, learning

Alfie Kohn, lecturer and author of numerous books and articles on education, parenting and human behavior, will be at the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sara Tanke, on Jan 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 1546 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Garden clubbers dig in to improve wildlife habitat

For over a year, a band of local women has been toiling in the dirt in Palo Alto to participate in what's being called the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 682 Views

AROUND TOWN

Learning science, math and more in school garden

There's a lot more growing in the garden at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley than plants. The school garden has, for...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 4501 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against Facebook

Facebook failed to demonstrate that scanning private user messages sent using the social media website qualifies as an "ordinary...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 2 comments | 2032 Views

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Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto

Nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, East Palo Alto police officer Rich May was gunned down. Today, construction is underway...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jan 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 4050 Views

MENLO PARK

Homicide suspect turns up in Menlo Park

A missing license plate led Menlo Park police to arrest a man suspected of homicide in Merced County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by DD, on Jan 7, 2015 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 2725 Views

WOODSIDE

Obituary: Susan Nahmens, flower garden designer

A memorial service for Woodside resident Susan Hayworth Nahmens is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, on the grounds of the...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Jason Reed, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young kitchen whiz competes for MasterChef Junior title

Mia Wurster, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from Menlo Park, is a competitor on this season's "MasterChef Junior" show, which...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Congrats!, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:15 am | 15 comments | 6582 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater

You're the star at Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater's Episode I: Adventure in Space! Be a part of this zany, interactive theatrical...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 7, 2015
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OTHER TOPICS

Jerry Hill introduces 'ignition interlocks' bill for DUI offenders

First-time DUI offenders would be required to install "ignition interlock devices" in their cars that will test their breath...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by pilot program results?, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 1243 Views

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Carole Groom sworn in as Board of Supervisors president

San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom was elected to a second term as president of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by more to the story, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:10 am | 1 comment | 1509 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday hearing on Mandarin immersion charter school

A public hearing on the Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School's appeal to the San Mateo County Board of Education is set...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on Jan 6, 2015 at 8:16 pm | 4 comments | 2214 Views

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'Spare the Air' issued for Wednesday, sixth straight day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday. It will be...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Jan 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 1113 Views

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New Books Preview at the Library

Join library staff as we highlight great new books: intriguing new 2015 releases and hidden gems from 2014, both fiction...

Original post made by Mara Cota on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Mara Cota, Librarian, on Jan 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 548 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Friday: Spare the Air alert bans wood burning

A winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Friday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District because of poor air...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by MPbreathe, on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:22 am | 3 comments | 1667 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today, Sunday are 'Spare the Air' days

A third consecutive winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Sunday, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2015
Last comment by complaints, on Jan 3, 2015 at 10:04 pm | 3 comments | 1559 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown fire station passes commission review

Menlo Park's downtown fire station is a step closer to undergoing a top to bottom renovation. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/01/02/menlo-park-downtow...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 3, 2015 at 11:41 am | 7 comments | 2152 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Clubs provide youth with gift of opportunity

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund help the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/24/holiday-fund-clubs-prov...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by paula w, on Jan 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 682 Views
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