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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 | 1089 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 | 2619 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 | 4331 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 | 380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Governor's water-reduction mandate could hit hard locally

Gov. Jerry Brown's new order to reduce water consumption by 25 percent could have an unusually high impact on local households....

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Apr 29, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 50 comments | 5727 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Hermosa Way heritage trees escape the ax

Two towering redwood trees at 1020 Hermosa Way escaped the ax after the Menlo Park Environmental Quality Commission voted...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by I like trees, but . . ., on Apr 29, 2015 at 12:09 pm | 17 comments | 1756 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 | 615 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 | 1640 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 | 1568 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 | 1882 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 | 2793 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 | 1731 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 | 2384 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 | 1661 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 | 495 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 | 12709 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 | 1919 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequel to Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts

Since I first posted Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts http://www.almanacnews.com/square/2014/08/01/dissolution-dialogue-on-healthcare-districts...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by even big hearts need help, on Apr 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 18 comments | 4287 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 | 1911 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Burglars heist $140K in property in West Menlo, Ladera

Burglars got away with jewelry, electronics and other items valued at $140,000 in two recent home burglaries in West Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by nneighbor, on Apr 25, 2015 at 6:56 am | 3 comments | 2224 Views
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