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WOODSIDE

Woodside Bakery owners say they have been told to close by Jan. 15

Woodside residents Mark Sweyer and his sister Jan Sweyer, since 2006 the co-owners of the popular Woodside Bakery & Cafe...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:13 am | 24 comments | 30948 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Harbor District appoints Virginia Chang Kiraly

The San Mateo County Harbor District continues to demonstrate that things have really changed for the better with the new...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by overlap, on Nov 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm | 30 comments | 1534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Costs soar for plans to build new high school in Menlo Park

Price inflation has exacted a toll on Sequoia Union High School District plans to build two new small high schools (including...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 16 comments | 3072 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: A means to help neighbors in need

Almanac readers have for 22 years risen to the challenge of helping neighbors in need during the holiday season, and we trust...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 6 comments | 2271 Views

AROUND TOWN

What to talk about around the Thanksgiving table- Trump?

As the conservative in our extended family, I foresee my having to defend Trump's absurdities at some point tomorrow (you...

Original post made by Romney 2016 on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2015 at 10:09 am | 7 comments | 530 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Business: Village Stationers, Accent Arts to leave California Avenue

Two of California Avenue's independent retailers, whose stores have contributed to the small-town charm that has long characterized...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Duffy, on Nov 25, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 3586 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton drops permit fee for solar installations

Atherton's City Council made two moves toward becoming a more environmentally friendly town on Nov. 18 when it eliminated...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 2141 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Business: Women entrepreneurs aim to take on Silicon Valley

"Three percent of startups succeed. But why can't we be part of that 3%?" Ari Horie, founder and CEO of Women's Startup Lab,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 5536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire district director joins harbor district board

Menlo Park resident Virginia Chang Kiraly, about to begin her second four-year term on the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 1539 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ruth Anne Bortz, long-distance runner and Portola Valley resident, dies

Ruth Anne Bortz of Portola Valley, a long-distance runner of marathons and back-country races, died July 14 at her home....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Carol Tolen, on Nov 25, 2015 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 5209 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 | 7617 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police prepare for Obama visit to Facebook for 'town hall'

Palo Alto police will beef up staff and work with neighboring law-enforcement agencies when President Barack Obama comes...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 25, 2015 at 2:04 am | 20 comments | 7918 Views

ATHERTON

Yes, Atherton still has the most expensive real estate, says Forbes

Atherton has, for the third year in a row, been named as the zip code with the most expensive residential real estate in...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Facts yup, on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm | 7 comments | 3071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Steeped in coffee

You could say Oscar Nunez, the proprietor of High Note coffee, has coffee in his blood. "Coffee has always had a place in...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 3086 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Granny unit regulations approved

If you live on a lot in Menlo Park that's at least 6,000 square feet and meets some other requirements, including setbacks,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Joan, on Nov 24, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 12 comments | 6014 Views

AROUND TOWN

New affordable housing for homeless vets unveiled

For Veterans Day this year, local homeless veterans saw the completion of a brand new affordable apartment complex some may...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 24, 2015 at 10:35 am | 27 comments | 4649 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Boutique hotel may produce $600K in city taxes its first year

"Public benefits" was a refrain at the Nov. 16 Menlo Park Planning Commission meeting, this time with regard to Pollock Financial...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Downtown-err, on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:39 am | 18 comments | 3140 Views

MENLO PARK

Galway, Ireland, to become Menlo Park's first 'Sister City'

Bo Crane, a former Menlo Park resident, held up his phone to the microphone at the podium of the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Irish American, on Nov 23, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 1 comment | 2798 Views

AROUND TOWN

Silberman & Nibbelin join Munks & Wastaffe Tag TEAM against Deputy Lopez

November 10, 2015 the Civil Service Commission was seated to hear an appeal hearing of Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez suspension...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Nov. 23, 2015
There are no comments yet. 650 Views

MENLO PARK

Why 'Menlo Pres' is now 'Menlo Church'

A local landmark known as Menlo Park Presbyterian Church for 142 years adopted a new name a few months ago. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by In the know, on Nov 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm | 23 comments | 5119 Views
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