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AROUND TOWN

New supes president points to poverty amidst plenty

Supervisor Dave Pine will serve as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 2014. In prepared remarks, he...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Ayn Rand, on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:38 am | 3 comments | 4235 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill would offer additional year of school for 4-year-olds

Sen. Jerry Hill cites local school districts in pushing for a bill that would require public school districts to offer an...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Stunned, on Jan 10, 2014 at 1:15 am | 3 comments | 2052 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: A farewell to Mike Harding

After a year-long illness, local bicycle legend Mike Harding left us in the dust on Dec. 14 at the age of 74. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by RIP, on Jan 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm | 2 comments | 1154 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Attorney Judith Hasko named to Portola Valley Planning Commission

Judith Hasko, a Portola Valley resident and attorney working in the life sciences industry, was named to the Portola Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Nate McKitterick, on Jan 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm | 1 comment | 2296 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Widespread blood shortages reported

A seasonal drop in blood donations has produced a shortage of O-positive blood at the Stanford Blood Center and a nationwide...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Spec, on Jan 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 1513 Views

MENLO PARK

State: Insufficient evidence in Sutton discrimination case

Former city gymnastics instructor Michelle Sutton received notice in December from the California Department of Fair Employment...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Almanac Fan, on Jan 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm | 5 comments | 6467 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Hearing delayed in fatal DUI case

A preliminary hearing for a woman accused of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence has been delayed until...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by East of 101, on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 1199 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Zuckerberg donates Facebook shares to local nonprofit

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, donated 18 million shares of the social media company to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jan 9, 2014 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 1267 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Community activist Harry Harrison dies at 91

Longtime local developer, Menlo Park political figure and community activist Harry Harrison died Sunday at age 91. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm | 8 comments | 2945 Views

MENLO PARK

Rich resigns from Menlo school board after 15 years

Laura Linkletter Rich, a member of the Menlo Park City School District board since 1998, is resigning her post, citing "increasing...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Park parent, on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 14 comments | 6371 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upcoming Programs at Atherton Library

Monday, January 13 at 4 pm: Happy Birds performing parrots. Tuesday, January 14 at 10:30 am: Toddler Storytime for ages...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 8, 2014
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MENLO PARK

Off the Grid food trucks may come to Menlo

Off the Grid, a highly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Jan 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 43 comments | 3001 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside board OKs plans to renovate Menlo Country Club

Plans to renovate the golf course and tennis courts at the Menlo County Club in Woodside moved one step closer to reality...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2013
Last comment by Brad, on Jan 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 728 Views

MENLO PARK

Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by disappointed, on Jan 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 1 comment | 1653 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can we rise to the challenge of rising sea levels?

The monster in San Mateo County's closet is rising sea level, an issue humanity will be dealing with for the next 1,000 years,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 2498 Views

MENLO PARK

Those were the days

First purchased as a summer home by Edgar Mills in 1880, this 21-room mansion was remodeled by the San Francisco banker,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1100 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Harry Harrison, 91, leaves community service legacy

Longtime local developer, political figure and community activist Harry Harrison died Dec. 22 at age 91. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Carol Harrison, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 720 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Michael goodwin takes the New York Times to the Woodshed

This is one of the better articles on the New York Times embarrassing cheer leading for the Obama Administration. Its obsequious...

Original post made by Gray Lady Down on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by Palmer, on Jan 6, 2014 at 10:31 am | 96 comments | 19048 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley: Ted Driscoll steps down after two decades on Town Council

Since its incorporation 50 years ago, Portola Valley has not lacked for volunteers who will give of their time to the civic...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Edward C. Driscoll, Sr., on Jan 6, 2014 at 5:05 am | 1 comment | 1430 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wood burning banned

Put away the chestnuts; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that wood burning will be banned in...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Agree, on Jan 4, 2014 at 9:44 am | 46 comments | 5387 Views
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