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WOODSIDE

Structures rise for Woodside wedding

The wild creatures that normally inhabit the grassy pasture and scattered trees in the 500 block of Mountain Home Road in...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 24, 2013 at 1:06 am | 3 comments | 1282 Views

AROUND TOWN

Collision sends 3 cyclists to hospital

A collision on Sept. 5 in Woodside involving three bicyclists and a vehicle sent the cyclists to the hospital with major...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by fwiw, on Sep 23, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 45 comments | 5000 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park resident spots alleged burglar

For many residents, it was a warm and quiet afternoon in Menlo Park on Wednesday (Sept. 18). But for one person, the pace...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 23, 2013 at 3:17 pm | 7 comments | 1748 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The 2013 Arctic summer has led to a record increase in the polar ice cap

The Arctic polar icecap has increased 60% since the summer of 2012 adding nearly One million square miles of ice. The...

Original post made by Roald Amundsen on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by cat bounce, on Sep 23, 2013 at 10:05 am | 9 comments | 1920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Hillview subcontractor did not follow architect's specifications

The reconstruction of the Hillview Middle School field and its replacement is not a small matter to the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by M09, on Sep 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 5 comments | 18168 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commissioners 'favorably disposed' toward specific plan's height, density allowances

The Menlo Park Planning Commission signaled its confidence in the provisions of the city's new downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by City, not Village of MP, on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 22 comments | 3082 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Collision sends 3 cyclists to hospital

A collision on Sept. 5 in Woodside involving three bicyclists and a vehicle sent the cyclists to the hospital with major...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm | 5 comments | 1421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen organizes literacy drive

"It all started when a friend and I entered a Reading Rainbow contest in third grade," says Emerald Hills teen Ryan Traynor...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by sbahles, on Sep 20, 2013 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 1372 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park examines sites for homeless shelter zoning

As Menlo Park starts work on a second update to the city's housing plan, its goals include identifying sites to zone for...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Sep 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm | 9 comments | 2059 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Little League plans face opposition

Last November, in an Atherton election that sharply divided the town, there was one measure on the ballot most voters agreed...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by Barry B., on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm | 47 comments | 25534 Views

WOODSIDE

Hanretty must pay Woodside School District $2.67 million for misappropriation

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District now serving a two-year prison term for embezzlement...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by A WES Neighbor, on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 14 comments | 17514 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Supervisors reject part of amendment allowing Sheriff's Office to sell old guns

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors rejected part of a proposed ordinance amendment today that would have allowed the...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Willis Barnes, on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm | 12 comments | 5858 Views

MENLO PARK

New law protects mountain lions

Animal-control authorities now have a mandate to explore options other than lethal when dealing with mountain lions that...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Coincidence?, on Sep 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 26 comments | 1828 Views

MENLO PARK

Business: Midnight Munchies offers late-night cookies

Do you get those late night sweet tooth cravings? You're not alone, says Mark Sherry, whose Midnight Munchies Bakery now...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by R Crumb, on Sep 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm | 1 comment | 1690 Views

WOODSIDE

Cyclist's account of Woodside road-rage event

A Portola Valley resident said he was among 100 or so cyclists at the scene of a road-rage incident involving a pickup truck...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Al Renner, on Sep 18, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 98 comments | 12168 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park kicks off specific plan review

The Greenheart Land Company said it waited for Menlo Park's new specific plan before moving forward with a project for 1300...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Sep 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 39 comments | 4344 Views

WOODSIDE

bicyclist killed by car in Woodside Sept 18

I heard a brief news report that a bicyclist was hit and killed by a car in Woodside this afternoon. Anyone have more details?...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 8048 Views

ATHERTON

Code enforcement gets a boost in Atherton

Although Atherton will continue to cite violators of its city ordinances only when a complaint is received or a public official...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 9245 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will bike-sharing work on the Peninsula?

Getting around on the crowded streets of downtown Redwood City could be easier and less stressful with the recent launch...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Sep 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm | 8 comments | 1546 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Monarch spotted in Portola Valley

Anne Hillman of Portola Valley emailed us this photo taken of a monarch butterfly at her home on Saturday. "Look who showed...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 12856 Views
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