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WOODSIDE

Dishing up a colorful canvas

"Somehow, in looking over Mitchell's paintings I find myself thinking that he thinks a bit like a chef. His paintings consistently...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by WACC, on Apr 30, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 1 comment | 1115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Four teens arrested in pistol-whipping, robbery

Two 18-year-olds and two juveniles were arrested for allegedly pistol-whipping and robbing a man in unincorporated Redwood...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 30, 2015 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 2865 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Landscape consultant: Don't replant now

With drought becoming a way of life, residents thinking of the summer ahead and possibly replacing their landscaping now...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 30, 2015 at 2:29 pm | 2 comments | 2460 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's municipal trailer park on last legs

While Atherton may be known to outsiders as the community with the most expensive real estate in the country, it would be...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by No way more portables, on Apr 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 3070 Views

MENLO PARK

Flowers repurposed to spread cheer

A new nonprofit is starting to bloom here, based on the idea of collecting free flowers and giving them to people to cheer...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by Gertrude, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 2055 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission again recommends bike lanes on El Camino Real

After a lengthy dissection of a 7-0 vote made at a previous meeting to recommend adding bike lanes, but not car lanes, to...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Apr 30, 2015 at 7:54 am | 34 comments | 3881 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Shots fired at officers during police chase

Shots were fired at officers in the Willow Road area of Menlo Park during a police chase tonight. No officers were injured,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm | 1 comment | 5860 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Hillary Clinton's Commodities Trading Problem

Note: It is rather interesting that the Almanac has two standards. If one writes something pro Hillary Clinton the blog...

Original post made by Enoough with the Clintons! on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Mewkalo, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 4 comments | 1051 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Top Four Myths of the California Drought

This is from the Northern California Water Association. This is an organization comprised of "the water districts, water...

Original post made by pogo on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:22 am | 21 comments | 1302 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Council: Conserve water now or Portola Valley will miss target

New regulations and water conservation targets are expected to be adopted soon to deal with the drought. But Portola Valley...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by John, on Apr 28, 2015 at 7:27 pm | 5 comments | 2691 Views

MENLO PARK

First person: Joy of connecting on Compassion Weekend

We were told not to come to our place of worship on that weekend. Instead, many of us (almost 4,000, I'm told) showed up...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by MarySue, on Apr 28, 2015 at 6:28 pm | 2 comments | 2266 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by John, on Apr 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm | 7 comments | 2951 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Hillary Clinton to make fundraising stop in May

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Portola Valley for a campaign fundraising lunch on Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Clinton Derangement, on Apr 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 11 comments | 3761 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley pianist's Ensemble San Francisco performs Sunday

Ensemble San Francisco performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Christ Church, 815 Portola Road in Portola Valley. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Apr 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 3190 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Jerry Hearn recognized as 'environmental hero'

Jerry Hearn, a longtime local environmental leader and resident of Los Trancos Woods, was recognized April 25 as an "environmental...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Debbie Mytels, on Apr 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm | 4 comments | 3790 Views

WOODSIDE

Monday: Cal Water to meet with public in Woodside

With the drought as a backdrop, Cal Water, which supplies fresh water to much of Woodside as well as Portola Valley, Atherton...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by West Menlo Park, on Apr 27, 2015 at 2:08 pm | 3 comments | 2442 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo Bailiff On Leave After Reports He Pulled a Gun in Court

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_27983430/bailiff-leave-after-report-he-pulled-gun-court Excerpt: - A San...

Original post made by Chaos on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Apr 26, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 2 comments | 976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by grass man, on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 17483 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Deer carcass found in Westridge driveway

A deer carcass was found Friday morning (April 24) in a driveway of a home in the 1100 block of Westridge Drive in Portola...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments | 2613 Views

MENLO PARK

New mixed-use complex finished in Menlo Park

Construction has finished on a 16-unit townhouse complex with a two-story office building of approximately 26,800 square...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:38 am | 13 comments | 2855 Views
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